NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,084 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 77
Highest review score: 100 Tomb Raider
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
2084 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    NBA 08 ultimately is too hit and miss to warrant becoming anything greater than an average basketball title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Thief isn’t terrible, it’s just not as good as other games, so in a way I want to say leave Thief for a while; come back to it when it’s on sale, wait for it to be a steal.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    While a few annoying quirks threaten to get in the way, overall this is definitely more of the same.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Developers Rebellion have harnessed the insanely difficult, but addictive vibe that die-hard fans grew to love and even added a few extra aces up their sleeve.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ‘Malicious’ is a fitting name for a game this unforgiving.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Trusting other players for quality levels is risky business, but making your own is creative heaven.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a fun title for the kids, and even older gamers may get a bit nostalgic value of their old Hot Wheels cars.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Republique is a decent game with a good premise and unique gameplay, but a disappointing ending.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a Fire Emblem game, which means, yes, while it's diabolically hard, the gameplay is solid. More than solid – it's worthwhile.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a game it doesn't really offer us anything new. Its driving mechanic is a little clumsy and frustrating, but it's got enough variety and depth to keep you moderately entertained. As a portable driving distraction it's a decent attempt. But it could hardly be called the breakthrough ingenious iPad title we are all still clamouring for.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An intimidating and mixed VR experience, but could appeal to fans of the ‘whodunnit’ genre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a beautiful game to watch, but so insanely frustrating to play single player that you wouldn’t care if the game was hand-drawn by a mermaid riding a gold unicorn. The multiplayer co-op adds a lot more playability but usually multiplayer features like this should add to the solo experience, not justify it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot of potential, but it would be much cooler with dragons. And fire.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hardly a step forward for the franchise and clearly lacks the polish of earlier titles, but if you're into this kind of game and are looking for more pocket action from your favorite characters, it could have been worse.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game crashes. I mean, it crashes a lot. Oh, you finished a level? Let’s return you to the Xbox home screen. You’re loading a new level? There you go, back looking at your pins. Oh, you’re on the last shot of an extremely difficult level that you’ve been trying to conquer for more than an hour? LOL, SEEYA.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    800 points seems pretty steep for such a tiny amount of content but then again, what is there is a heck of a lot of fun to play. You'll need to make your own mind up as to what value that represents.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Destiny isn’t a bad game, by any means. If you like sci-fi shooters, you’ll get a good 20 hours of enjoyment out of this. But that’s really all it is; a fun, forgettable shooter that plays it safe and sticks to what’s been proven, with nothing to really set it apart from it’s peers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the band, then you should most definitely Walk This Way. If you’re simply looking for a new Guitar Hero fix, you may wish to rent the game first, or look towards the next downloadable content for Guitar Hero III.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether the uDraw (and Instant Artist) becomes a necessary peripheral, spawns new art talent, or just winds up in the technology drawer with your pre-Bluetooth headphones, still remains to be seen. But in the meantime, it's yet another fascinating look into the development of the integration between life and technology, and pretty fun to boot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands, though, you'll need to be really hankering for some old-school gameplay to enjoy 3D Dot Game Heroes. I wasn't able to manage it, but I suspect there are quite a few of you out there who would actually enjoy this game from start to finish. You know who you are.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Comes up a little short (pun intended).
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The soldiers Ivan’s teamed up with are a bunch of generic - almost cliché - and didn’t add to the story, or help with bosses, making them fairly pointless. However, despite all that, it was fun, and in the end this could have been a great straight up beat ’em up if they had left out the shooter aspect.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Competent sums it all up really. If you like the idea of an action RPG with a big emphasis on the action, lots of repetition, and game design that never quite achieves the entertainment level you think that it could, you'd be fairly well served by this.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gravity Crash is an old fashioned two dimensional fight against inertia. While there are a few things that bring it into the 21st century such as the bright neon colour palette, the online/multiplayer components and the build-a-level editor, it’s a simple game (simple in a good way) that is engaging, interesting and hard. Just like games in the olden days.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid JRPG, which suffers from the occasional frame rate drop; it seems the developer Gust were so focused on adding costumes, they neglected to optimize it for the PS Vita’s hardware.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As licensed games go, it's above average - but given that the film series it is based on was last seen at the cinemas over 20 years ago, it's a bit of disappointment that it still feels a bit rushed. It could have been (and based on pre-release media, seemed to be) so much better.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like puzzlers and fancy playing them on your 360, this is a pretty decent and unique experience.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I didn’t love this game, but it had enough nice moments for me to be happy that I played it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The highlight of the pack, however, has to be the 10th Anniversary ‘gifts’ that also come in the stuff pack: three favourites from previous Sims titles. Yes, the vibromatic bed is finally back, as is the large (now stockable) aquarium, and an awesome electric guitar.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Plenty of promise, but this game is going to require some decent updates over the coming months.

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