NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,881 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 2.9 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:
1881 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The first episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two was undoubtedly great, but definitely had its flaws - partially due to being a pilot episode, and partially due to the writing being, though damn good, not quite up to the par of sheer excellence that Telltale have set themselves. The same can’t be said of Episode Two: A House Divided - this is some of the studio’s finest work.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I never wanted a sequel to Tearaway, nor did I want a remaster. What we've got with Unfolded is something that's somewhere in the middle, and somehow achieves more than a typical sequel or remaster ever could. It's a fresh take on the same ideas that made Tearaway so good, and even if the different hardware means it doesn't capture that feeling of "holding a world in your hand" as well as the Vita game, Unfolded is still a must-play for anyone with a PS4, regardless of whether or not you've played the original.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Trade and economic growth are explored in a simple and deeply engaging way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you like survival horror games and you have a Wii, buy this immediately. Buy a second copy in case the first one wears out. If you don't have a Wii, hire one to play this. It's that good. Just don't play it alone - it's that good.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    For the most hardcore Civ addicts out there, some of the changes may be a little unfamiliar. But Civilization V retains the ethos of this iconic series, while modernising, simplifying and improving both its look and its feel.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With its beautiful graphics, excellent voice acting, inspiring music, fantastic story and script, and amazing gameplay, Uncharted is nothing short of a winner – it’s Game of the Year material.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Brothers is a wonderful piece of storytelling and a fantastic puzzle game that’ll make you want to hug a loved one. Highly recommended.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Another year, another outstanding sports title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The cannon may be the final argument of kings. But the Total War series is undoubtedly the king of the real time strategy genre - and Napoleon: Total War could very well be Creative Assembly’s crowning jewel.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    BioShock 2 is a game developed for all those square-eyed shooter fiends who wanted to explore the ocean floor, shoot-em-up with others online, and never play one of those annoying pipe-puzzlers again so long as they lived.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even by the standards of the series, Empire: Total War is epic. It takes the combined real-time and turn-based strategy, and pushes it out into the eighteenth century in style. It's bigger, and it has a hell of a lot more bang.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its refreshing take on platform-based gaming, humour, variety, challenge and polish are instantly - and enduringly - impressive. Not only is this one of the best games on the Vita, it's one of the best games of the year - period.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is a must buy for anyone interested in fantasy RPGs.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is the real deal and the whole package folks. A must have for all Wii owners.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you like this kind of thing, buy it, love it, and trade me your teams - there's battlin' to be done.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The graphics are an amazing painterly mixture of abstract and cartoonish styles – it actually looks like a living painting you’re waltzing through. The music is of an equally high quality, switching between string compositions and folk music.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It feels strange playing such an adult and violent game on the Nintendo DS, but at the same time, Grand Theft Auto feels right at home here. If future titles are announced for the DS then Chinatown Wars is proof enough that skepticism of Rockstar's ability to deliver on the platform is completely unjustified.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Skyward Sword is not only a fitting tribute to the long running series, but also a milestone in the life of the Nintendo Wii itself, as it finally delivers a game that shows the true power of the control system. Besides, it is fun and challenging to play in its own right. Very highly recommended.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIII is a fantastical foray into a magical imagination. Ably supported by gorgeous visuals, the gameplay ramps up at a rate than can only be described as perfection as you fall in love with the characters in your party and the environment in which they adventure. It's not perfect in every way but the imperfections that are to be found are like dust on a diamond - there, certainly, but utterly irrelevant.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Forza 6 is the typical exceptional quality we’ve come to expect over the past decade. The racing is smooth and can be tailored to suit anybody’s skill level, and the tracks are designed with meticulous attention to detail.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is gutsier, it’s gorier, and it’s much, much bigger.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The system seller Nintendo fans have been waiting for.
    • 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.
    • 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.