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 Gears of War 4
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
2084 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a surprisingly competent package.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A perverse dichotomy; RUSE either goes too far, or not far enough.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall it is hard to recommend for Smackdown! Vs. Raw fans under the age of 27; short of The Rock, HHH, Shaun Michaels, Stone Cold, and Hulk Hogan, most of these wrestlers have been dead or out of the spotlight for years. For anyone with a taste for some classic WWF you can't get any better than this – game wise, anyway.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I feel bad for Kaos Studios because I think the outcome of Homefront was influenced by possible combination of either a lack of time, budget or talent.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's good in the sense that it takes a specific aspect of multiplayer from cover-based shooters and does it better than most. However, said aspect won't appeal to everyone. Moreover, Hybrid is a hard sell at 1200 Microsoft points - in addition to the micro-transactions you will need to unlock every weapon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Xenoverse 2 is best for those who missed the first game, as they are far, far, far too similar. Many of the maps are recycled, and really so is the combat. But your abstinence as a Dragon Ball fan (and aren’t we all) will be dearly compensated with an expanded version. Neither its story nor treadmill-fighting are likely to get you zealing for a year’s training at 500-times Earth’s gravity, but you’ll be up to your Dragon Balls in creative things to do, with an excitable use of the lore. The Xenoverse series may only exist to piggyback the monetary success of western game design, though whether sincere or not, that’s actually the best part of this translation. Like all of these games with steep stories, the depth of your enjoyment will likely depend on the depth of your fandom.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All up, while Tetris itself isn't new by any stretch of the imagination, there are enough other new gameplay variations, as well as multiplayer modes, to make this a solid addition to any gamer's collection – and a must-have for puzzle fans.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You know it's not a masterpiece, but you're after a bit of escapist fun - nothing less, but nothing more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid expansion of the space stage. You won’t find a deep adventure game here, just a lot of small quests and a solid level editor to add to the strange mix of genres that is Spore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall WWE '12 is a solid game, but far from perfect with a dozen graphical glitches and camera issues holding it back.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 may not be that unique, or that good, but it certainly takes a familiar theme and then moves off at strange angles, pushing ideas far more then you might initially expect, taking something familiar and, for good or bad, making it true to its own rules.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But, dying is one of the essential parts of old school gaming. Just like jumping, shooting, breaking boxes, electronic beats, and bosses. And, if that's the kind of platform game you want, that's the kind of platform game Zack Zero is.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A lacklustre ending and unremarkable adventure game mechanics may hold Perils of Man from reaching its full potential, but this is still a game worth checking out for anyone who likes a good time travel story with a compelling lead.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end the single player, while enjoyable, will get repetitive and the online community is almost non-existent at this time.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As I say, for its target market, PKMT could be a really good thing, provided parents use it and, more than that, make sure their kids use it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, the game is kind of brilliant. More importantly, and I can't emphasize this enough, when you first play it, or see someone you know play it, it is the funniest thing you will see in your life.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Buttery smooth and arresting visuals, but light on substance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But is it worth paying full price for? Not in my books – give this one a rent instead.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this is not an exciting or dramatic title, it is squarely aimed at a specific audience, and fits the brief well. Whilst it will definitely not appeal to anyone who enjoys action in their games, this will definitely have its fans somewhere out there, in our wide community.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wet
    In the end the game gives you a dirty sense of satisfaction and some cheap thrills.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a movie franchised game, it is better than most but the lack of variety and often difficult controls stop it from being a classic game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is pretty short and very easy, and like any game aimed at the younger market you go in reluctant to pay full price and still come out the other side feeling a bit ripped-off.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whether you consider Quantum Break a game with episodes, or a mini-series with interactive segments ultimately doesn’t matter - it’s an experience. It may use an unproven formula, but that blueprint is also the main attraction that piques one’s curiosity, even if my own started to waiver amidst a story too interested in its own keywords to talk about anything more depth-inducing. With a dire need to be amongst the blockbusters, it’s an inoffensive, non-threatening tale with big-name actors who try so seriously to make it otherwise. And while not an one interesting story in itself, Quantum Break has an interesting way of being told.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not a terrible game, but it's agonisingly close to being SO much more.
    • 78 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Apart from the difficulty, this is a solid purchase if you’re looking for a boxing sim on the go that has really stayed true to the spirit of the DS. This is the sort of game that, if it had come out during the handheld’s infancy, game journos would have been praising for its use of the touch screen.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Traveller’s Tales have put plenty of care into this title and it is sure to please Narnia fans of a younger audience. Even as a 27 year old, I got plenty of enjoyment out of it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You’ll get a fantastic selection of Shakespeare’s plays, the complete works of Jane Austin, adventure stories like Treasure Island and The Last of the Mohicans. Dickens is in there, two of the Brontes, Eliot, Twain, Henry James… you won’t get bored quickly, because there’s a book for every taste and mood. That is, unless you shun the classics.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Vita Pets isn’t an original purebred, but it is a winner in the league of it’s own genre recognized for its triteness. There are a couple of problems with repetitiveness that may feel like you’re chasing your own tail, as well as the irksome voice acting. Look beyond this, and you’ll find an entertaining world of activities and a virtual best friend you’ll be happy you invested time with, even if it does feel monotonous at times.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball Z for Kinect proved to be surprisingly impressive. Graphically it really pulls off the anime to video game jump, and the gameplay matches well by allowing you to play through the original storyline.

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