NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,881 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 2.9 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:
1881 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ultimately there's less micro-management in Cities: Skylines than in SimCity, but it in no way feels like something cut-down or "cloney." No, Cities: Skylines is its own game - an impressive feat considering the lineage of the genre.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    That small gripe aside, MLB The Show 15 is an excellent game and the franchise still rivals FIFA and Madden for the best sports simulation game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hilarity underscored by humanity - a winning formula.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Politics aside, Blizzard have done what they do best: produced a great online multiplayer game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s - once again - the best version available, and the updates really are significant this time around.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Some directionless new systems and pandering historic tie-ins can’t undermine its achievements.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There’s a careful balance between sticking to a series’ roots at the risk of getting stale, and pushing boundaries at the risk of straying from what made the series great to start with – but that’s a tightrope Kirby’s been walking effortlessly for 25 years.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Horror, and actual consequences makes for an enthralling game let down only by the slow beginning.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the moment the game begins, to the moment the credits start rolling, it’s obvious that Moon Studios were crafting this out of love. While most may play a second time to earn every achievement, many will just want to experience the fantastic presentation one more time.
    • 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
    There is no better way to wrap up the last few chapters of Naruto.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales from the Borderlands got off to a good start last year, and now that Atlas Mugged is finally here, the series has only gotten better.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A surprisingly solid port - given the switch to controller.