NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,635 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1,635 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I am just one reviewer who found it far too pointlessly violent.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft isn’t for everybody (fortunately, there’s a free demo that you can try), but for those who will hear its call, it’s easily one of the best games available on Xbox One.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Prime is great, Echoes is great, Corruption is great, and in this release gamers have been given a real treat.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only question you need to ask yourself is: do I need another addiction?
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Elika is awesome, as you may have picked up by now in this review. Sadly though, the same cannot be said for the hero of the story.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An essential purchase for any Tower Defense fan or anyone who just likes good games. It has that "Crimson Skies" feel, eloquently executing a combination of presentation and gameplay that outweighs the sum of its parts.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Who's That Flying? raises the bar for what minis are capable of.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    DeathSpank is fun to play, funny to watch and it allows a second player to jump in at any time and assist by playing sparkles the incredibly camp magical elf. What's not to love?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The most fun you can have with yourself.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Bioware has produced an RPG hybrid that gels really well with its setting and series. Hardcore fans of Mass Effect or even the RPG genre will not be disappointed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    So should you buy it? If you like Halo, it's a resounding yes - this is the best Halo ever (even if it is - by far - the hardest). If you like multiplayer first-person shooters, it's an "almost definitely" (fans of realistic shooters need not apply). If you want the world's most polished single player experience? A less enthusiastic response is appropriate.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    But if you're looking for a modern Sonic game which stays faithful to its roots, is fun to play and is a worthy title on its own merits, look no further. Finally, Sonic Colors is that game we've been waiting for.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's the perfect start to what I can only hope is a series, with all of the fundamental components executed very well indeed. With a few additions (most importantly, some way to share your work) this could even become a tool for teachers to leverage or the basis of a new online community.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    SWAP Force marks the point at which Skylanders really finds its groove; it’s still super approachable for all levels of gamer (the hard difficulty will challenge even the very best out there, believe me) and finally worthwhile for those of us that like something with a bit of meat on it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fez
    Minor flaws aside, FEZ is a great game that's hard not to recommend. At least, it'll offer a few hours of fun puzzle platforming; at most, it'll give you a fresh outlook on our three dimensional world and open your mind to what more there could be.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Even if you never go online, SFxT is a fantastic fighter and one that adds enough to a familiar formula to be well worth the investment - even if you have all of the other versions of Street Fighter. And at the end of the day, that's what really matters. If you like portable pugilism, it's a must-own.

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