Gamer.nl's Scores

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For 2,713 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 37% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 57% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 10 Balls of Fury
Score distribution:
2714 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Amazing fights, a great eye for detail and one of the most important videogame stories ever told. The Last of Us Part 2 is the best PS4 exclusive and everything we ever wanted.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    51 Worldwide Games is filled with classic games that offer relaxation. It is fun to check out what's on offer, but the quality per game can be very different from one another. Most of them are pretty cool though.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Over a hundred hours of gameplay that actually passed the test of time perfectly. That is what you will get in Command & Conquer Remastered. The cutscenes aren't amazing, but the bonus material is. Welcome back to the glorious times of real-time strategy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Maneater is a unique and entertaining shark simulator that is pretty rough around the edges. The camera angles are impossible and there is so little variation in missions. Leaving it to be like many shark movies: funny and lots of entertainment value, but not really bringing its A game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Minecraft Dungeons is a pretty cool but simple Diablo clone in Minecraft setting. Unfortunately the developers forgot to actually add those unique things we love about Minecraft.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The frustrating controls and randomness of this game really spoil the fun idea that is behind this Overcooked clone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tip: never play Moving Out with those who you would also ask for help with a real move. The question is whether your friendship survives at all, and watching couches being thrown through windows creates little confidence. You will have a few nice evenings though.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After an exceptionally long waiting time, Streets of Rage 4 lives up to the very high expectations. This extremely colorful, smooth and spirited work by a team of skilled fans is one of the very best side-scrolling beat 'em ups you can play right now.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Xcom: Chimera Squad feels like a "my first XCom" in a way, where some important choices have been removed and you have to make do with characters the creators came up with. Invading spaces with your team combines chaos with choices, but takes away a lot of control.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gears Tactics is a great strategy game, but that's not really surprising. It is precisely the Gears DNA - taking cover, making optimal use of the scarce grenades, the chainsaw executions - perfectly suit the genre and giving Gears Tactics its own face.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Trials of Mana thrives in traditions. The action-packed gameplay remains cool and versatile, but the structure mainly shows the (technical) limitations in game design of the 90s.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Other Waters is not for everyone. The game elements are deliberately cumbersome and it takes a lot of reading to unravel the mysterious game world.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is an overwhelmingly beautiful retelling of one of the world's most famous Japanese role-playing games. Deepening the story and a new fighting system give newcomers and fans of the first hour an adventure that anyone can enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Any task in Good Job! is guaranteed to get out of hand and that is so much fun. Completing your task despite your own clumsiness and a completely ruined office is accompanied by a surprising amount of variety and original puzzles in this game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks nice, but that's it. This is a bland fighting game that disappoints in both single player and multiplayer mode.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Panzer Dragoon holds a unique position in gaming history, but the new remake doesn't do it justice. Little is added, leaving only an hour of special, but archaic gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 3 is lots of fun to play and it improves the original game when it comes to design and gameplay. Unfortunately it is a bit too much like the Resi 2-remake, which makes us long for something new.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Paper Beast is a wondrous game. The paper animals all behave in their own ways, and the setup of this game is both confusing and intuitive. It's just like a dream.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This game is more about the end game than others, but it is still fun to keep all your hospitals on track. It is both comical and grimm, which keeps us interested.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is a triumph in almost every way. This is the most detailed, deepest and most elaborate VR game yet. No other VR game has so much variety and depth at the same time, combined with such a perfect tempo.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game is unforgivingly buggy and the gameplay is way too repetitive and uninspired to be worth even a second of your time. No matter how much of a One Punch Man fan you are.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I've rarely had so much fun while reviewing a game. The boss fights are as entertaining as the build, Doom icons (pun intended) are introduced with verve, there are countless cool settings, the gunplay is more or less the best in the genre, the combat arenas feel like morbid monkey cage games and the game wraps it all in a sauce of subtle humor and lots and lots of metal. Doom Eternal does nothing weird compared to its predecessor, but this game is much better in almost every way. And part one was already so good.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The amazing, relaxing gameplay we love is now available in a beautiful new look. The new quests and crafting systems are great for both newcomers and fans of the series and it is great to see Animal Crossing grow without losing its charm.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ori and the Will of the Wisps feels familiar, even though there are many new elements introduced. Not all of them are truly adding to the experience, but they are in no way detrimental. Even though the game is buggy, this metroidvania meets platformer is still a blast.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kunai is again a good metroidvania as we have seen many times before in the last couple of years. The grappling hooks are fun to use, but the environment in the game is a tad boring.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The charm of the original games is still there, but the new art style and improvements can't help this remake: it's still a disappointment.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Zero-games tell a great story in a few of the hardest and best action games of its time. The ZX games had their own issues, but their still worth your while.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is no better writing in games.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Snack World could have been a great gravel game for on the go but is stranded by the many confusing underlying systems and moderate writing. A pity, because the idea behind this game is perfect on the Switch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoyed The Pedestrian, a clever puzzle game that skillfully interweaves its concise puzzles with the game world. This clever game is more than worth a few hours for twenty euros.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sometimes more of the same is not so crazy. Patapon 2 Remastered does not do much new compared to its predecessor, but continues the same nice tone and lets us drum cries and death marches out of our controller for hours.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Zombie Army 4: Dead War knows how to convey the feeling of an apocalyptic world. Unfortunately, this is overshadowed by repetitive missions and moderate graphics. What remains is a superficial zombie game with many shattering bodies that it must have uncomplicated co-entertainment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This games feels like it's Frankenstein. The developer put the fights from other games on top of the rough rpg-systems, without contemplating if that would be a good fit. You must really love Dragon Ball Z to enjoy this.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fun planet AR-Y 6 totally has us invested in Journey to the Savage Planet. This colorful playground filled with (un)friendly life offers many secrets that get uncovered bit by bit. A great experience with a great sense of humor.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The first and last dlc for Kingdom Hearts 3 is just repetition with a lack of answers. The boss fights are challenging and worthwhile, but this package does not offer enough content for its expensive price.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Everything about this game is very familiar. It is not something very exciting. We do appreciate the new training and the original way of adding the infrared of the Joy-Cons to the mix.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Sims 4 Student life is a must-have for the experienced and beginning Simmer. The package adds a realistic aspect, more gameplay options and more growth options for your sim to the game. The construction and create-a-sim items are also a nice addition to the basic game.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Terminator Resistance is a B game as they are hardly ever made these days. Many of the ambitious ideas are nowhere to be seen, but despite that the game is just perfectly playable and entertaining.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Slay the Spire is the high point of roguelikes with deck building. Though that may be a very small niche, the game is so good that it would be a shame to miss out on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Remnant: From the Ashes plays borrowed neighbors with many popular games, but thanks to good shooting and co-op action, it stands completely on its own.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ending of Life is Strange 2 has a slow start, but as soon as the episode starts, it is on until the intense conclusion. This time the political themes are not treated so subtly, but the game manages to close the story of the Diaz brothers in a surprising and meaningful way.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the exploration of vast nature reserves in the form of all kinds of animals, Lost Ember offers an original way to tell a sensitive story. However, the visual finish is too rough and the gameplay too bland to really recommend it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts offers a realistic but at the same time imperfect sniper experience. The improved mission system creates a balance between freedom and potty wandering. However, the difference per difficulty level is too large.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Technically, the collection is not impressive - not even for a handheld - but the unbridled pirate pleasure, especially from Black Flag, will also hold its ground in 2019. With Rogue and a lot of other extras, it is a nice and substantial package.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Darksiders Genesis feels like a B game. There is nothing wrong with that and it also justifies the lower price. Yet we would have liked a little more balance and urgency.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    We Were Here Together wants to be more than just a light-hearted co-op puzzle game. The narrative layer that this must bring, however, especially detracts from the puzzles, which are strongly designed and can stand on their own.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Stormland shows that real open-world games can work. Sometimes the game evokes (positive) comparisons with the free battles in Far Cry and thanks to the extensive upgrade systems the game feels deep and complete.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In terms of speed, gameplay, and storytelling, Shenmue 3 hardly matches the current spirit of the times. Everything in the game grinds and cracks on all sides - and that is precisely why it pays to dive into this epic by developer Yu Suzuki.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Play Black Future ‘88 especially if you like to wander through procedurally made 2D dungeons with cool weapons. Despite its unclear and repetitive moments, this is a cool roguelike.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Words are not enough to describe the beauty of Disco Elysium. The crazy freedom you get with shaping your character and the high-quality writing make this a must for fans of classic RPGs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics might sometimes be a bit old school, the quality of Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition certainly is not dated. This is still one of the best real-time strategy games ever made.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've ever loved Call of Duty but dropped out of the series, we advise you to return. Modern Warfare offers an excellent story mode and intense multiplayer pots. Modern Warfare is Infinity Ward like it’s supposed to be.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Star Wars fans hoped for the ultimate redemption, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is just a good game. The combat is nice and the Star Wars force is strong, but technical flaws and a rippling story make Fallen Order just average.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fortunately, the technical imperfections and the lack of genuine innovation hardly disturb. After all, Pokémon is ultimately about collecting cool, sweet, tough or kiddy little monsters that know how to steal our hearts - and Pokémon Sword and Shield are fascinating.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although the Pokémon franchise is experimenting more and more with innovation, Pokémon Sword and Shield is not focused on modernization. Instead, the games prove that the Pokémon formula does not need such change. In no time you lose yourself in the beautifully designed game world and above all enjoy the cool new Pokémon. This results in a familiar and sometimes somewhat predictable journey that does exactly what we want from a Pokémon game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although the Pokémon franchise is experimenting more and more with innovation, Pokémon Sword and Shield is not focused on modernization. Instead, the games prove that the Pokémon formula does not need such change. In no time you lose yourself in the beautifully designed game world and above all enjoy the cool new Pokémon. This results in a familiar and sometimes somewhat predictable journey that does exactly what we want from a Pokémon game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given EA's conservative approach, you already know exactly what you can expect from Need for Speed Heat. We are nevertheless happy with this pleasant exercise in street racing, tuning and police prosecution - although the whole thing has been somewhat frayed.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 knows how to get us excited about the Olympic Games. The sports are not all worked out to the same extent, but the big variation in mini-games, wonderful story mode and pleasant 2D versions of certain sports provide enough entertainment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima covers major themes such as the afterlife, parenthood, the connection between people and even climate change and the extinction of humanity. He portrays all of this in a fabulous and unique way. The core gameplay seems contradictory at first, but once it clicks, the concept offers infinite satisfaction.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The remake of MediEvil shows that old franchises can easily be modernized without losing their nostalgic value. The improved graphics and more accurate controls give the game a major upgrade. However, the full potential is not achieved due to a slower game pace and irritating camera movements.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At its best moments, Manifold Garden is just as good as Portal and The Witness. And while the puzzle game gradually loses some of its power, the infinite, impossible and awesome levels continue to amaze.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The stars of Luigi’s Mansion 3 are the huggable slime blob Gooigi and the particularly creative hotel floors packed with secrets and puzzles. In the area of ghost hunting, this third part feels less varied due to the greatly improved vacuum cleaner and the lack of variation in ghosts.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Improved 3D models and an acceleration option make Final Fantasy 8 Remastered the best way to play the original game again - but that requires you have to like this old, somewhat polarizing game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With the start of this new Destiny season, almost the entire game has been redesigned. That results in the most promising Destiny in years. Shadowkeep is primarily a content injection. Unfortunately, that content leans a little too much on recognizable Destiny missions and enemies.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ring Fit Adventure offers an excellent fitness fantasy that actually makes you forget that you are doing intense exercises. Although the gameplay and story do not contain much depth, the game offers excellent motivation for gamers who are looking for a little more movement in their lives.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Outer Worlds is Fallout with a heavy scifi influence. A role that gives you so much freedom of choice, whereby every choice also influences the rest of the game in small, practical ways. We have not felt so free in a rpg for a long time.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a bit lost. The many bugs in combination with weird design choices bring down the level of a potentially solid shooter. The strong acting work of Jon Bernthal, the combat system and the Ghost War mode make up for this a little bit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The exclusive PS4 game Concrete Genie is a magical adventure in which painting your own artworks works pretty well. The repetitive gameplay and limited freedom, however, could have used some fresh paint.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Grid is a visual spectacle, but offers a matt racing experience. You may be even better off with the recent Switch release of five-year-old Grid Motorsport.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trials of Mana is one of the best games from the 90s, which can now finally be played legally in English. The localization of that game alone justifies the high price tag of what is basically a collection of old ROMs. It’s a really nice nostalgia trip that comes with another classic as a gift.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fifa 20 can be seen as Fifa 19: part 2. Despite some changes, some of the frustrations from the previous part remain. In the end the gameplay is not innovative enough to keep you busy. The multitude of strange passes and the unbalanced dribbling system are the main culprits.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Untitled Goose Game knows how to use a funny concept. In just a short time this game will conquer your heart. Mainly because the extremely witty goosegame is the ultimate antidote for a game year filled with the usual violence.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair will sometimes shamelessly steal from other iconic platformers, but it adds enough ideas of its own to get away with it. The sequel works better in terms of gameplay and level design than the three-dimensional original.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest 11 is a fantastic jrpg on Nintendo Switch. The graphic concession does not outweigh the addition of an orchestral soundtrack and the Japanese voice-over. You can also play the entire game in 2D, with slightly faster and more direct gameplay. It really works very well on Switch.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The prospect of unlocking every part and every racer depends entirely on draining your wallet - but there is a good chance that I will keep returning with millions of others. The attraction of Mario Kart is even in its diluted form and with a dirty aftertaste too large to resist.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With a smoother fighting system and plenty of secrets to discover, this second part does that a little bit better. Yet The Surge 2 lacks an innovative approach. The end result is therefore entertaining, but also predictable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Code Vein looks spectacular, but plays badly. Again it is clear that a soul borne needs a layered level design and a precisely thought out fighting system. Code Vein is okay in these areas, but it does not really leave the best impression.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Blair Witch is plagued by bugs and technical problems, which is a major obstacle to the psychological horror. It rarely gets scary in this predictable and fairly monotonous horror game. A mortal sin for a game based on the film of the same name.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dicey Dungeons is a charming, fast and cheerful roguelike that has more to offer than you might think at first. No two runs are alike. Dicey Dungeons also respects your time. In just under half an hour you dice your way to the end.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sayonara Wild Hearts can compete with stars such as Robyn, Carly Rae Jepsen and Tove Lo. That may sound strange, but as an interactive pop album there's no bigger compliment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blasphemous is sadomasochism at its best, both in setting and gameplay. It is a spicy platformer in the metroidvania genre, which also faithfully follows the traditions of Dark Souls. That sounds great, but at one point Blasphemous suddenly becomes weirdly unforgivable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Many puzzle games these days try to hold your hand too much, but The Sojourn certainly does not. At the same time this beautiful and serene atmosphere ensures that you don't get too frustrated.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is exactly the remake that the original deserved. With a lot of subtle, but crucial improvements to the gaming experience, this is a nicer and better playing game, while still having the quirky charm of the original.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    eFootball PES 2020 is the result of years of experimenting, making mistakes and refining. Both on and off the field this is a phenomenal football game without fuss. The main wishes for PES 2021 are women's football and a defense that is slightly more reliable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It feels unfair to call Iceborne just downloadable content for Monster Hunter World. This expansion package adds enough new things to potentially keep you busy for hundreds of hours. The new monsters, attacks and the addition of the Clutch Claw ensure that the game still feels fresh.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Gears of War 4, The Coalition demonstrated the essence of Gears, but with Gears 5 the developer finally dares to take steps forward. It's the impactful campaign that makes Gears 5 a strong game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With Catherine: Full Body, the unique original is made even more comprehensive, more accessible and more challenging. The compelling story and the complex puzzle platform action will hopefully appeal to more players than before.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its not easy stepping in the footsteps of Her Story. Telling Lies is great when it comes to quality, but it seems Sam Barlow bit off more than he can chew when it comes to the scale of the game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Borderlands 3 is pretty traditional, but in many ways this is the ultimate looter-shooter offering up a great satire about the streamculture of today.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Oninaki is a beautiful action RPG that offers an extraordinary story and great variety in playstyles. The gameplay does get a little repetitive towards the end.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This might be a game coming from Patrice Désilets, it is not a very convincing one. The first ten hours of this survival game are mysterious and exciting, but then all that's left is mediocre gameplay.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    FMV-game Erica does a lot of great things, but it keeps on walking into obstacles. The controls are not amazing, the acting is a bit flat and the ending is just very unsatisfying.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With Episode 4, Life is Strange 2 gets more difficult choices, current topics, and new characters. Dontnod keeps us glued to the screen.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It took a long time before we could enjoy Metal Wolf Chaos XD in the West. It really feels like a fifteen-year-old game. The wonderfully absurd story and great gameplay keep the game entertaining throughout, but nowhere manages to blow us away.

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