NowGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 176 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 95 Total War: Rome II
Lowest review score: 5 Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 13 out of 176
176 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A comprehensive reworking that does its grand legacy proud, bringing it up to the date in blistering fashion and polishing it for a new generation is all Creative Assembly could ask for, and it's precisely what they've done.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Whether you were burned by GTA 4 or not, GTA 5 remembers what the series is all about: emergent sandbox fun and a helluva a lot of murder. You need to play it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Tearaway uses the PS Vita's features without feeling gimmicky, and is an exceptional example of originality in the genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Luigi’s Mansion 2 is an excellent puzzler wrapped in charming design, clever gameplay and gorgeous visuals through a lengthy campaign that (mostly) plays to 3DS’ strengths.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A brilliant game that retains the entertainment of the original Pikmin games but still feels as unique as ever. A Wii U must-play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Expensive for an expansion pack, perhaps, but considering it comes with Gods And Kings and has some fantastic additions to vanilla Civ 5 then it feels totally worth it, especially for fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A super slick and highly entertaining side-scrolling hack-'n'-slash game. Your Vita needs this game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might look childish, but in so many ways this is a Platinum Games experience through and through. Deep and rewarding combat, entertaining characters and plenty of hours of gameplay - even without all the collectables and tougher difficulties. A must-have for every gamer, whether you own a Wii U or not.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Machine For Pigs is an almost flawless exercise in lurking horror that’ll send shivers down your (wait for it) swine.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a brave move to delve into the mechanics of a classic, but Nintendo was right to do so. These changes can easily be forgiven, and as a result Nintendo has created a masterful recreation of one of its most cherished games of yesteryear.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The jump to 3D does wonders for a series that was starting to show its age, with a host of new monsters and revamped old ones pulling together to create a completionist's worst nightmare and a Pokémaniac's dream game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tried and true mechanics get a much-needed refresh in the most interesting and engrossing Pokémon adventure in many a year. Take Magikarp's advice and Splash out on this at once.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a game you need to own a Wii U for. There’s enough new that it shouldn’t be seen as a rehash of past glories, and there is a wealth of variety crammed into the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, the series may have taken a few missteps in the past few years, but this does show that somewhere, away from the Star Wars character cameos, unbalanced, ludicrous custom fighters and overblown story modes written by the writers of some children’s cartoon - the soul still burns.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bravely Default matches all the cosy warmth of traditional themes and familiar role-playing customisation systems with fresh concepts and interesting twists that use many of the 3DS most underused used features. The game provides the JRPG genre with a much-needed shot in the arm.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Don't Starve is an incredibly satisfying survival-exploration game that understands how to foster the joy of discovery.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A heroic remastering of the decade old Fable shows the new generation has a lot to live up to. Definitely worth a play to see gaming’s modern heritage at its sharpest and brightest, with extensive remodelling and cleverly integrated new controls and gameplay additions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best game ever running at 60 frames per second at a third of the price of most new games? Oh go on then. Resident Evil 4 hasn’t aged a bit.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Titanfall is an accessible, well-balanced and intensely enjoyable multiplayer first-person shooter that successfully delivers on the concept of blending human and mech combat.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A ruthless challenge, excellent gameplay and wonderful design are just some of the things that make Dark Souls 2 a truly superb game and an early contender for game of the year. Don’t be put off by the difficulty.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While Blizzard's attempt to evolve StarCraft II's gameplay is more successful in the multiplayer suite than single player campaign, this is still the most polished RTS experience out there and if you're passionate about StarCraft II it's simply must have.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Game & Wario’s a game, a label it wears proudly in its name, and it delivers entertainment in spades. Get it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s easily the best third-party port on the console right now, and as a result, should be racing to the top of every Wii U owner’s most wanted list.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Far more than just a port or a re-release, Ultimate expands every aspect of Monster Hunter Tri to leap straight to the top of the food chain. A massively rewarding test of true skill and one of the best co-op games out there.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's been worth the wait, as the eccentric Darkstalkers offers a refreshingly unique spin on fighting games while online play keeps up with the frantic speed of the game itself. Highly recommended.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Come for the Minecraft similarities, stay for Terraria's own sense of self-worth. Hours of exploratory gameplay, incremental improvements and just a handful of jaw-on-floor surprise deaths. It's Dark Souls put through a Minecraft filter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Brilliant fun in both campaign and multiplayer modes, there's something here for those who want to push their platforming skills and those who want an accessible online smack-'em-up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It certainly won't appeal to everyone, but ShootMania casts off the unnecessary reliance on perks and weapon loadouts for a multiplayer shooter experience that is considerably more involving - and rewarding - than any Call Of Duty game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the best strategy RPG games of recent years, let down by a typically Japanese story and a couple of smaller niggles.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Diverse, stuffed with content and challenging, Soul Sacrifice might not be the game to save PS Vita but its attention to detail and stellar execution means it is one of handheld's best.