NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,488 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 3.3 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:
1,488 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The car models are fantastic, essentially moving the graphics of the arcade racer into the realm of the driving sims.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the challenging learning curve, Midnight Club: Los Angeles succeeds in exactly the way it should: taking you to heights of adrenaline that are simply unparalleled.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players looking for a pure stealth game will be disappointed, but everyone else will find in Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena a healthy mix of action, stealth and heavy weapon gameplay.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players looking for a pure stealth game will be disappointed, but everyone else will find in Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena a healthy mix of action, stealth and heavy weapon gameplay.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gripping story and simulative combat combined with a fantastic multiplayer system makes Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare a must-have on your Christmas wish list.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Five fun slices of an extremely delicious pie. If you’ve never played Half Life 2 before, this package will keep you occupied for some time to come, and rarely makes a wrong move.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story flows too, as Faith unravels her mystery. Between the chapters, which are all go, are artfully animated cut-scenes, which explain what’s going on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story flows too, as Faith unravels her mystery. Between the chapters, which are all go, are artfully animated cut-scenes, which explain what’s going on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily the best Square title on the DS available now, and possibly the best value for money title on the system too.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s cute, it’s gorgeous, it’s addictive, and most importantly, it’s fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is so much crammed into Saint’s Row 2 (if you have a juvenile, slightly insane creative side to you) that you will seldom be at a loss for something to do.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space is also surprisingly long for a shoot-em up, taking over 10 hours to complete. Although parts of it seemed repetitive (often you’ll find yourself trekking through identical corridor after corridor) the combat sequences were varied and enjoyable thanks to the need for different techniques to get through them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its presentation is some of the best on the Wii and will silence those who feel that Nintendo doesn't know modern production values. However, at the same time the gameplay remains the simple and accessible stuff that has sold the console to the masses.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the biggest gripes of Ninja Gaiden on the Xbox – which was solved in a later remake on the PS3 – was the camera: it didn’t have analog stick control. Although in Ninja Gaiden 2 you can, it’s a constant struggle against the camera as it tries to retain the default angle.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Played through quickly, Patapon is an eight hour game which - when played correctly - can be as long as 15 to 20.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When all the elements work in tandem, this game is extremely immersive - particularly if you have a 5.1 system (or at least a subwoofer) and an HD TV.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's probably about four people on the planet that won't enjoy this game and 80% of the rest of us that do enjoy it will be very impressed by both what it brings to the genre and how it goes about presenting that gameplay to the player.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game looks even more fantastic than ever and a few extra features are on its way for lucky PC users.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As far as strategy games go Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 is the current cream of the crop. The three separate campaigns provide over 15 hours worth of game play not counting the endless skirmishes and multiplayer matches available.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The living, breathing world of Sunset Valley, the town that comes pre-packaged with the game, is a fascinating one.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s an understatement to say Gears of War 2 is the epitome of action. This game defines the genre.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not be the best vertical shooter ever – that honour goes to Ikaruga’s predecessor Radiant Silvergun – but it is easily the best game on Xbox Live Arcade and indeed the Xbox 360 itself. Purchase immediately.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With so many vehicle parts, places to go and people to see, Nuts & Bolts is going to be a game you keep going back to. Just getting to the end will require hours of commitment, but, it’s not like you need an excuse, right? Apart from a confusing premise (the story is a little bit weak) and the small text, this game is a massive success.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The expansion has done well to provide a decent singleplayer experience on top of the extensive multiplayer platform.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best survival action adventures you’ll come-across. To be experienced with dimmed lights, the sound cranked up and a pair of diapers handy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it’s disappointing that New Zealand isn’t one of the twenty international teams included in the game, that disappointment is greatly outweighed by all the positives.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its subtle but significant changes to the gameplay, and with the leaderboards providing excellent motivation for just one more go, Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 will last players until their skills plateau. Even those that are loath to get into the fuzzy area of downloadable content and digital rights management owe it to themselves to purchase this game. It’s simply that good.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am just one reviewer who found it far too pointlessly violent.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very nicely delivered RPG with loads of content to explore, plenty of replayability and genuine options to choose in the branching dialogue.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is superb and although there are some still slight glitches, offers the most comprehensive and realistic football games on the market.