NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,693 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: 76
Highest review score: 100 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1,693 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Blizzard haven't set out to reinvent the wheel with Diablo III, opting instead to release the ultimate version of a wheel that's already beloved by its niche audience.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you've played last year's version, the new decks make it exciting enough to warrant the purchase, and if you have generally held off but enjoy Magic: The Gathering, it's a no brainer.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The engaging atmosphere, excellent gameplay and replay value make this one of the best titles to hit the PSP in not only recent times, but in the entire PSP catalogue.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is so obviously a labour of love for its developers, and it shows in the artistry, in the care and attention to every detail, and in the feeling of uplifting whimsy that permeates the game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's an essential purchase for any PSP owner and represents an unmatched value on the system.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The Swapper is a beautiful, haunting thing. It’s rare for a game to leave you feeling emotionally numb, but also satisfied by the journey. All of The Swapper’s parts operate in concert, creating a masterful puzzle platformer that deserves to be remembered.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Far more than just a fun novelty. It's backed by a pure, serious fighting game engine and it manages to deliver on all levels. It's fun, approachable by the novice, works with any number of players from solo through online to a local party environment and has incredible depth.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Far more than just a fun novelty. It's backed by a pure, serious fighting game engine and it manages to deliver on all levels. It's fun, approachable by the novice, works with any number of players from solo through online to a local party environment and has incredible depth.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's amazing and you should definitely check it out.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The graphics are amazing; the audio is possibly even more stunning; the sheer cohesiveness of the world of Rapture is absurdly impressive; the gameplay is very tight, polished, frantic, and fun; and all of these elements combine to create an experience that is even greater than the sum of its (already remarkable) parts. This is simply a game that everyone needs to play.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Like any good platformer, Tearaway is full to the brim with secrets and collectibles
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I don't know how this game will do in the sales charts, but personally it's turned me from a music-game-weary cynic into a fresh-faced jammer once again. I'm not sure how long that will last, but for now I'm loving it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game constantly adds something new to the mix without straying too far from the traditional first-person shooter formula and is sure to be worth the wait for fans everywhere.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Much like Angry Birds Space, Flight Control Rocket is a great new version of the original game that will keep you addicted and eat up a lot of your spare time, and you'll be humming the theme tune throughout (and beyond).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Smoke and Mirrors still suffers from the mechanical flaws of the first game, and particularly struggles with frame rate drops around scene changes, but these are minor annoyances in an otherwise top-notch episode that ups the ante for a game that had already gotten off to a great start.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The moment you step through the doorway and into Columbia, something magical happens. You’re introduced to what is easily the most "alive" city found in a game so far.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The deepest fighting game ever released. It's combat engine is incredibly in depth, with even the hardest of the hardcore likely to be discovering new possibilities years from now. Even if you're new to Street Fighter, you can get up to speed with the training system and there's plenty of challenges to keep you entertained offline, with the best online implementation ever seen for those that like to spar over the internet.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Here's a quote that sums up the entire review - "I forgot I was playing this on a PSP!"
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is the very best fighting game ever made, literally bursting with content and even more hinted to be on the way through DLC. You cannot pass this up and still claim to be a fighting game fan.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I can honestly say I haven't been this captivated by an RPG since The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and have joined the legion of fans eagerly awaiting the third instalment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    inFamous is amazing. The feeling of "ability" engendered by the game's openness and the soft-lock system that allows you to go exactly where you want to and land precisely where you intended is genre-defining.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you were left wanting in RE5 there's a good chance RE6 will satisfy you. There's a reason you're being fired at, there are plenty of tense moments and stress, the storytelling is superb, and "zombies" make a return.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you’ve played the original, let’s face it, Nintendo prices don’t drop very quickly. You may as well just go and pick this up because you know you want to play it. This is easily the definitive version of Wind Waker and the best you’ll ever play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dragon’s Crown is certainly the most enjoyable Vanillaware game yet. Being part of a larger party - where their previous hack 'n’ slashers had you go it alone - is definitely the difference maker.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I feel The Walking Dead is so special that five to ten years from now people are still going to be talking about it and referencing its importance. I imagine this series will be the first to make many gamers cry, it is that emotionally powerful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best games of the last few years gets even better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the deepest in the series, in terms of both story and combat mechanics.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Basically this is Mass Effect but with the next chapter of the epic story and every gameplay mechanic refined or tuned in one way or another.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    F1 2012 is by far the most satisfying, all-encompassing F1 experience yet. From the immersive graphics to the full-on career mode and the brilliant Season Challenge, it's as though Codemasters have thought of everything. Highly recommended.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet is just one of those instances where a brilliant idea - a product of the times - combines with smart, polished game design to create something that should be a marker for things to come.