NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,487 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:
1,487 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My gaming tastes are such that I'm perfectly conditioned to fall in love with something like Journey. Keep that in mind - if you're more about visceral action or epic 40-hour experiences, you should possibly look elsewhere. But in my opinion, this is one of the best games out there that can provide you with an experience - and a memorable, highly positive one at that.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great experience. Those who have had the joy of playing it on the PS3 or XBOX360 won't find anything new here, but for everyone else, this is one fantastic little portable title.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A surprisingly solid port - given the switch to controller.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy is, quite simply, a superbly polished game that benefits to no small degree from having 25 years of amazing material to draw from.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're hankering for some classic Arkanoid-style action, but would like a game that adds a little depth and removes the end-level frustration, you've found it. And at just $5.95 / 15 MB, there's no excuse not to get it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What I like about Borderlands 2 is that the game can be as complicated or straightforward as you like.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully the combat controls are simple and intuitive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There are still a few little quirks, and likely still some balancing and other changes required, but it's clear that this is a great World of Warcraft expansion, and that the team behind the game are still focused on giving WoW players what they want. Recommended.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guild Wars 2 can be what players want to make of (and take from) it, which is pretty much what every good MMO should aspire to. All up, it's been a resounding success.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absolutely delightful.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've been hanging out for some wholesome fun, F1 Race Stars has got it - in bucket loads. Now all we need are some more tracks!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sine Mora is a unique take on shoot 'em ups and if you're a masochist, the arcade and challenge modes are perfect for you. It's a welcome addition to the genre, and somewhat of a surprise title - especially this late in the console cycle.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily one of the most jam-packed, visually impressive launch titles that has probably ever been released.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of Darkstalkers at all, waste no time in picking this up. If you haven’t played the series before, but have any interest in fighting games, you’d do well to consider this as well - this is the definitive Darkstalkers, and you may just find that something special that’s gripped the series’ cult of fans.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are really lovely, the greens are green, the blues are blue, and my elephantitis-afflicted hero is a sort of mottled grey. Career mode is a pretty good simulation of what actual golfers must go through, and is one of the best career modes in a sports game I’ve played in a long time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As mentioned at the beginning of the article, when I first played Magic the Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 I was expecting the same experience as last year, simply with new decks. The fact that Magic the Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 brings a new game mode, in the shape of Sealed Play, to the table (excuse the pun) really adds to the Magic the Gathering feel.
    • 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
    The game that lucky little boy’s Dad created is dark, charming, and wildly varied, with a merge of English and Japanese imagery.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    FIFA 14 on the PS3 is brilliant. However, I can't help but feel that there is more coming to those looking at buying the next-gen consoles.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s - once again - the best version available, and the updates really are significant this time around.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telltale have proved yet again that they’re the big dog when it comes to licensed adventure games and emotionally-charged, gripping, character-driven narratives.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is something to be said for the thrill of thinking you could feasibly put hundreds of hours into this game and still have new cars to unlock. Replay value here is through the roof, but if you didn’t get that into playing it the first time, it might not be for you.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Spore is one of those titles that jumps genres with ease, while not dipping too far into any one genre, leaving players with a very diverse gameplay experience, and odds are, there will be a lot more content such as monsters and vehicles to expand on the huge worlds already available.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole, as an experience rather than a series of discrete mechanics, this is a game that – if you let it – will draw you into its world…and then let you run loose in it. It feels refreshing enough to breathe new life into this crowded genre, and if you’re an RPG fan – even a casual one – then this should definitely be on your ‘must play’ list.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There are a number of annoying parts of Far Cry 2, but things are more than held together by both the presentation of the game, and the sheer absorbing joy of exploring the world that has been put together with so much care.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Flower is magical. There really isn't another word to describe it. It's fresh, it's new, it's fun and it has a whole lot of heart. Don't pass on the opportunity to pick it up.