NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,539 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 3.2 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 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
1,539 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is gutsier, it’s gorier, and it’s much, much bigger.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    God of War III is polished from (severed) head to (bloodied) toe, and is an enjoyable, ridiculous experience perfect for the moments where you just want to switch your brain off.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Demon's Soul is it. It will kill you, cap your health, break your sword, make you replay the same half hour ten times over and then kill you some more. But, because of this its rewards are infinitely more exhilarating and satisfying. However, the game isn't completely heartless.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Association shows great statistical depth and nice opposing management AI, and My Player provides a long and in-depth journey from proving yourself in the combines, to the draft, and eventually to press conferences, playoffs and stardom.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Association shows great statistical depth and nice opposing management AI, and My Player provides a long and in-depth journey from proving yourself in the combines, to the draft, and eventually to press conferences, playoffs and stardom.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This is the definitive Zelda game, don't just buy it - put it on display. Zelda transcends the quirks that time has revealed in her and shines just as bright in the light of a new millennium.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's fun, looks and sounds great, has loads of content, and integrates very well with your friends lists and the leaderboard system...It is, in a word, awesome.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Although the campaign mode is flatter than an anorexic stingray, the multiplayer is easily worth the price of admission alone. It's also one of the most phenomenal looking games you'll have the pleasure of playing this year.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you have a 3DS, and can handle the idea of a cartoon-like racing game, you absolutely must get this game. Believe it or not, Mario Kart 7 is the very best version of the formula yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Not only is it highly recommended among its app store peers, it stands well alongside much more expensive console games as well.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    LBP for Vita is truly incredible, and arguably the definitive version of the experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    By and large FIFA 13 is chock-full of content. The online aspects are so in depth now there is no doubt you could play FIFA 13 for all eternity if you so chose, which really represents excellent value for gamers.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you’ve been thinking about dipping your toes into the JRPG scene, you absolutely must put this at the top of your list.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the modes that baseball fans will love is the ability to play any match-up from the season with live updated player stats and rosters.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The system seller Nintendo fans have been waiting for.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The melding of Conviction’s third person shooter elements and more traditional Splinter Cell gameplay are more than the sum of their parts here. No doubt about it, this is the definitive Splinter Cell experience. I’d even go as far as to say it’s the best stealth game of this console generation. Sorry, Kojima.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As long as you know the basics, you’re set to build whatever you can think up, be it a castle with a moat, or a roller-coaster, although at the moment, you might have to shrink it down a size.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    All of the narrative and story-driven dialogue is beautifully pitched throughout, making the plot meld seamlessly with the gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The most accurate description of American Football on a videogame console that I’ve ever seen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 5 offers some great level designs as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 5 offers some great level designs as well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game has taken the best points from the first three titles, and improved upon them yet again. It comes highly recommended: it looks great, it sounds great, it plays great. It's great.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Wipeout 2048 isn't just one of the best launch games (an achievement in itself, as the standard is very high), it's also one of the best games in an excellent series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A phenomenally clever game polished to a new level of perfection by the masters at Q Entertainment.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    What separates the truly stupendous from the merely amazing is that often elusive je ne sais quoi. Mass Effect 3 burns brightly. But that extra spark would have transformed it from a shining star, into a blazing supernova.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you've got a Vita and like fighting games, buying Mortal Kombat is an absolute no-brainer. There's so much content here, and it's loads of fun, with lots of depth and plenty of challenge to keep you going long into the upcoming cold winter nights.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    But the truth is, Rockstar know their onions. They understand the importance of a gritty story, concise controls, cinematic visuals, balls-out action, and genuinely fun (albeit not 100% balanced) multiplayer. But above all, they carry with them a sense of style across all of their presentation. Max Payne 3 is yet another fine example of their prowess.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This is a whole new, uber-improved racer that will change your view on the Need for Speed franchise for the better. Best enjoyed with eye-drops as you won't want to blink.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With the new (improved) control system and slight increase in visual quality, it would be safe to say that Wii U owners are getting the best experience out of Most Wanted - even if it is six months behind.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    AC4 looks beautiful, and just feels more polished, cohesive, and comprehensive than the last title did.