NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,637 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1,637 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Splosion Man is about the most fun I have had with a platform game since New Super Mario Bros, or Sonic Advance 2.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I don’t think I’ve had this much fun with any other game so far this year, it’s been a true highlight. I can’t wait to jump back in and replay my favourite sections, compete for higher scores and have some fun in the Chaos Squad mode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If I had children I would be playing this game with them (probably in co-op mode). It felt like Labyrinth and The Neverending Story were distilled down into a wonderfully simple adventure game. There’s nothing too heavy and the fairytale-ness of the game is handled so damn well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s cute, it’s gorgeous, it’s addictive, and most importantly, it’s fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Halo is an experience worth repeating and CEA is the treatment that the original deserved. Highly recommended.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The combat is sublime (even the dodging is fun), the environments are bizzarre and the action incredibly intense. Bosses are spectacular, many and varied and there's lots of it to go around.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bound in Blood has a lot to offer. Great, fun gameplay mixed with likeable characters, an unpredictable plot-twisting storyline and jaw dropping visuals makes up for a high-quality title.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you were ever looking for a WWE title where you write the story or spam the online services with b-grade knock offs of Cloud Strife, look no further.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Existing fans of the franchise will be head over heels for Birth by Sleep. Everything you love is here with new twists and turns, and this is ironically the longest game in the series. It may even be the best game in the series so far.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As well as being wonderfully constructed, the environment drips with atmosphere.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A surprisingly solid port - given the switch to controller.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Apart from the slight faults in the AI and voice-acting, Ubisoft has done an amazing job in creating a unique gaming experience and a solid new franchise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, there is still room for improvement with Skate 3 with regards to the customisation and off-board controls, but it looks like the days of the Tony Hawk reign might be finally gone. Whoop!
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The atmosphere in Resident Evil is second to none, and it's something that needs to make a comeback.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the size, Smash Bros. feels right at home on the 3DS.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ocket Knight is one of the best downloadable games available and Climax, and Konami deserve all the acclaim they are bound to get from it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bayonetta 2 is bigger, faster, crazier, and prettier than the original, and is very much deserving of your time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    What I like about Borderlands 2 is that the game can be as complicated or straightforward as you like.
    • 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!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But for all those FIFA fans who are annoyed at the dodgy AI and lack of real control in FIFA ’09 – I think it’s safe to say you won’t be disappointed with this year’s edition. Whether playing single player and pushing your team through tournaments or taking your personal ‘Be a Pro’ player online and making a name for yourself – there are hours upon hours of pure football brilliance here.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most importantly though, it appears that Bungie are learning how to write and present an excellent single-player story to match the multiplayer prowess of Halo.
    • 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
    New players may find all the back story and references from XIII a bit confusing, however with the inclusion of a "beginner's primer" in the menu, there's no reason why longtime fans of the series as well as complete newcomers won't get a brilliant gaming experience out of this title. Two thumbs up!
    • 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.

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