NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,542 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 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
1,542 game reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But this is one instance where, despite the glitches, I genuinely didn't care. New Vegas is just way too much fun. It's got everything in a game that I love, from a huge open world to explore, interesting characters to meet, challenging critters to fight, an awesome environment, great soundtrack and bloody mayhem.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're at all interested in sports, have a Wii and have mates over for multiplayer sessions (which is where NBA Jam truly shines) you just have to get this. Highly recommended - bring on Cricket Jam or Rugby League Jam!
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is a great use of the Wii's technology, and combined with Disney characters, art and music themes we know and love, this is a charming game, and it's not too cutesy for the older kids in your family - although your emo teenager will probably turn their pierced nose up at it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it lacks in a few areas, Smackdown vs Raw 2011 has raised the bar with the unpredictable WWE Universe mode, Road to WrestleMania and Match Creation system. This is like a sandbox wrestling title; the WWE is your playground, do with it what you will.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Who's That Flying? raises the bar for what minis are capable of.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mixture of over-the-top action, outrageously powerful weapons and cinematic presentation ensures that the non-stop thrill-ride action keeps the adrenaline flowing throughout.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While ultimately echochrome ii is a sparse puzzler where you point a light source at a cluster of coloured blocks, it is so lovely, so seamless, and so enjoyable to play (not to mention bloody difficult at times), I'm adamant if you are going to purchase a Move this Christmas, echochrome ii is an absolute must-have.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if this is your first taste of the franchise, if you like horror, violence, severed limbs and bodies crushed into seeping bloody pulp, then the dark depths of dead space is just the place for you.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don't want to repeat myself, but this version of Plants vs. Zombies is my favourite - it's simply the best way to play the game. A mouse does the trick just fine, but you can't beat the immersion factor of directly touching on parts of the screen to direct the action. It's just cool.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has taken all the boring bits of the genre, reworked them and delivered a well polished game that continues to surprise and delight.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately, you have to weigh up the cost against the replay value – which is low, unless you're into collecting trophies or DLC. For us, this was the only downside to an excellent overall package, and a truly worthy sequel to one of the most engrossing and popular puzzlers around.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It brings new humour, new methods of interaction, and a much more fleshed-out portrayal of personality for your Sims. In fact, it can be argued that this is the desert-island expansion pack; the pack you'd choose if you could only pick one. If you own the Sims 3 you need to buy Generations.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter which way your see it - 2D or 3D - Dead or Alive is one of the best titles on 3DS and, potentially, the best handheld fighting game ever.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect but, instead of the faults (little things like visual glitches, etc) piling up to become an unbearable thorn in your side, they're more like the eccentricities of a favorite uncle. It's whacky, weird, and wonderful.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It won't be to everyone's taste, but if you can find a way to try it out before buying, then you may be surprised at just how much you get into it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy is a game for history buffs and war game enthusiasts. If this is your bent, you will not find a more enthralling and historically accurate game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bastion is a fun and engrossing ride, and I highly recommend grabbing the demo to see if it's your kind of thing. Allow the soothing (well, gravelly) voice of the narrator to wash over you, and go find out just what happened to this destroyed, understated, beautiful world.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's sad, scary, kooky, weird and wonderful: everything that we love about the Fallout universe.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a complete package its clearly an impressive, engrossing experience. Its storyline is excellent, its characterisation, voice acting, score and script are very well done, and its aesthetic is deliciously dystopian. The only fly in the ointment is its binary combat mechanics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With around 25 hours of solid gameplay in one sitting and a huge replay value to try out new endings and character developments, this game deserves a proper outing. Don't expect to sit down and blast your way from start to finish – because although it might be possible to do so, you'll definitely be missing what Deus Ex has on offer if you do.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic has not re-invented the wheel with Gears 3, they've simply improved on a formula that was pretty awesome in the first place.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The improvements - while not always immediately in your face - add up into an extremely tight, polished gem. Very few people will regret buying FIFA 12.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you enjoy F1, there really is no excuse not to pick up F1 2011 - it's a wonderful balance between simulation and fun, although the learning curve is still relatively steep which may frighten off some gamers.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I may have come down hard on the story, but that's because I hate to see potential unfulfilled. Uncharted 2 remains my favourite, simply because I value well-realised characters above anything else. But if you're less of a fussy bastard than me, and if you want a game that will wow you with sheer spectacle and keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, then get this game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Halo is an experience worth repeating and CEA is the treatment that the original deserved. Highly recommended.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a great game and one that fans of the series will really love. If your style of online play is "small unit combat, up close and personal" then this is easily the best available option. Despite stiff competition, the team at Infinity Ward have delivered yet again.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, it's hard to justify a purchase if you already own the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3, as there just isn't enough new content for the $89.99 launch price. However, those who didn't pick up Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will find this a great fast-paced fighter with a challenging boss and familiar Capcom and Marvel characters beating all shades of red out of each other.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arkham City, despite its squalor, is fantastic to look at.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've been hoping for a hardcore, mega-challenging, controller-tosser, this probably isn't for you. But if you like the idea of exploring an incredibly well realised world, with loads of variety and gameplay that won't rule out the very young (or very old...), Kirby's latest adventure is a rare treat - doubly so if you've got friends or family to enjoy it with. Highly recommended.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Radiant Silvergun is a triumph and arguably one of the best (if not the best) game of its type available - on any platform.