NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,007 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 33% 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 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
2007 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics, although minus a few polygons in comparison to its bigger console sibling, are almost identical, paying careful attention to both detail and fluid animations. But more importantly the gameplay feels right at home for FIFA fans.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I found Deadlight very entertaining, and consider it one of the best platformers I have ever played. I highly recommend it to pretty much anyone who likes the sound of a fast-paced horror action platformer that also has a decent story and amazing visuals.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you played the original, then this is a no brainer purchase; if you haven't, then you are in for a lot of gameplay hours that will both challenge and enthrall you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The thing is, the core game is so good that the lack of such things is far from a dealbreaker. I’d go as far as calling this a must-play for anyone even remotely interested in sports games. You won’t regret 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An engaging and atmospheric Lovecraftian adventure, as challenging as it is addictive. A must-play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As much as I’m looking forward to the conclusion of Life is Strange, I’m glad the episodic structure gives me a bit of reprieve. Days later, I’m still trying to process my thoughts and feelings on Dark Room, and I feel like this episode (and Life is Strange, as a whole, unless the final chapter completely drops the ball) is something we’ll be talking about for years to come.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absolutely delightful.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The dungeon crawl aspect of it can be a little repetitive at times, but for the most part it’s a fun, engaging game with plenty of humour, action, and randomly inserted titty jokes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rayman Legends offers a surprisingly diverse 12+ hours of gameplay - an admirable feat for a platformer of this type.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Beat Drop is a superb puzzle game with loads of depth, excellent accessibility and more modes and options than you can shake a stick at.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Revelations deserves to be a full, numbered iteration in the series, in recognition of the excellent (and important) part it plays in filling in the Resident Evil story. It's every bit a fully-blown Resident Evil game and is absolutely worthy of a place in any fan's collection.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I like Digimon World: Next Order better than Pokémon Sun and Moon.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Arkham City, despite its squalor, is fantastic to look at.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is as great today as it was nine years ago. Now it’s back in semi-HD and, best of all, they have saved you hours of fun unlocking every character and scene; now you can play as any team you want from the start, online or off.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those that sold their originals, or are just wanting to play some of the games on here will get great value out of the disk.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Whatever you're into, Disney Infinity has something for you.
    • 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
    The sequel possesses hours of extra activities, a more complicated plot and still manages to maintain a great gameplay engine while adding some much appreciated tweaks to expand the controls slightly.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything you loved about Bravely Default, but with more interesting characters and a more captivating story."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A charming platformer. It comes loaded with a sense of style and humour that only developer The Behemoth possess. An incredibly funny narrator, adorable creature design, and cut-scenes that look like paper-doll puppetry all amount to a stylistically cohesive game that has tight platforming to boot (albeit with a few mechanical hiccups).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bound is an ugly game, but it’s the most powerful, most enchanting kind of ugly. It dares to reject videogames’ obsession with “looking good” and instead focuses on using visual design to complement the core themes and emotional hook of the game.
    • 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.