NowGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 202 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 48% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 95 Tearaway
Lowest review score: 5 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 202
202 game reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I wouldn’t call it broken as such, it’s just so … meh. Not terrible, just far from mind-blowing. The big map is literally the coolest part of it. If you want a brilliant open world racer, go for Forza Horizons 2 instead.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Crown Of The Sunken King provides Dark Souls 2 with an interesting new environment, three punishing boss fights and a host of tasty new gear. DLC at a good price that’s worth the struggle, Dark Souls 2 just got harder.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gods Will Be Watching can be frustratingly difficult, but it's also fresh, unique and aesthetically impressive.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whether you've never played Abe's Oddysee before or you remember the unique breed of puzzle platforming fondly, there's plenty to love about Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Divinity: Original Sin is challenging, rewarding and compelling. It proves that classic isometric RPGs aren't nearly as dead as publishers would have you believe. It has minor flaws, but they'll likely be gone in a few weeks - leaving a fantastic example of the genre.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent conclusion to The Wolf Among Us that solidifies the strong standing of Telltale's noir series.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    An over-simplified equivalent of the console Civilization game that doesn't even beat its predecessor.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A decent co-op addition to one of the PS4's best shooters, but not exactly inventive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thoroughly engrossing tower defence game with a couple of unique twists of its own.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sniper Elite 3 is a marked improvement over its predecessor and provides a fun, tactical third-person shooter experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Grid Autosport is undeniably a great racing game at its very base and that will appeal to fans of Codemaster’s best efforts, but sadly there just isn’t enough depth of content to draw in those that would consider themselves on the fringe of the racing game genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Valiant Hearts: The Great War can be poignant and contemplative, but it does undermine itself by including a cartoonish villain. Superb art direction and a genuine interest in its own subject matter count in the favour of a game that is unremarkable in a mechanical sense.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An often exhilarating and tense fighting game that's let down by flawed grappling mechanics.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A quaint idea with a neat gameplay mechanic but poorly executed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A poorly structured and mechanically inert oddity that, for the most part, barely qualifies as a traditional videogame. There’s no challenge, no pith, no invention and ultimately no point.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A passable but not detestable story and characters is Watch Dogs biggest criticism, but the fact that it handles an open world the right way - and adds in a genuinely original multiplayer component - more than makes up for it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wolfenstein: The New Order does almost everything right, sliding confidently between gung-ho action sequences to gripping, character-driven story moments. If the pacing were only a little tighter, there would be almost nothing to fault it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mario Kart 8 does everything that fans would be clamouring for from a sequel, and it is very well designed. But it does feel like Nintendo isn't really trying to bring us something new here; 'more of the same' is always a great thing when it comes to Mario Kart, but it's not enough to sell consoles, sadly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and admirable collection of multiplayer games that will bring people together. The only issue is that none of the games are compelling enough to ensure that they keep them coming back.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It is a budget RPG and it feels like one, but that's not always a bad thing.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is the horror game equivalent of one of those Asylum film straight to video releases. That it comes from some of the people responsible for Condemned is just depressing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fairly simple RPG, but a throughly pleasant one all the same.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kirby: Triple Deluxe is a consistently varied and fun platformer that makes smart use of the its 2.5D plane.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The online side of things may not be completely up to par, but World Tour stands as a truly first-rate Nintendo outing. And a must-have for youthful fans of the sport.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is a serviceable but uninspired sidescroller. It appears bizarre and distinctive, but in reality, is a dull game that offers appalling value for money.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There was no need to sully the name of Rollercoaster Tycoon with this release, but nostalgia aside this is still a sub-par social game with minimal gameplay and a heavy-handed focus on in-app purchases.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    More of the same, really - which should make Trials fans very happy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the £8.99 monthly subscription charge is hard to justify for any game, this one does a fine job of combining everything we love about the single player experience in a multiplayer environment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    At £15.39 it’d be unfair to criticise Strike Suit Zero too heavily. PS4 gamers might not have the same love for the genre as PC gamers, but if you remember the likes of Rogue Squadron or Descent, this is definitely one for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A Crooked Mile is a strong, well-paced entry in The Wolf Among Us series that's missing the technical issues that marred the previous episode.

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