NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,490 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 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
1,490 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Yes, it’s disappointing to see so many bugs, but at the end of the day you’re here for the dopamine reaction that hits when you see those legendary drops, and there are absolutely no issues with that part of the game whatsoever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Overall, Team Ninja has done a great job making Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate worth the double dip with additional modes including team play, and a ‘new’ training mode. The additional features make this the game Dead or Alive 5 should have been.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Titanfall is just so full of things. The world is beautiful and detailed, the maps are detailed and confusing, the giant robots have plenty of places to hide. Take your time to drink it all in as the bullets zing around and into you.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Crysis, like "Halo 2," is like foreplay without sex. The journey is great but its abrupt ending leaves you speechless and annoyed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you can get past the fact that you must do a lot of reading, you'll find a game which is highly original, incredibly fun and will stay in your memory for many 'next-generations' to come.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're looking for something with a different storyline to WoW, don't play WoW for reasons other than its gameplay or want something more than combat, Aion is well worth checking out. It's arguably the best MMO at launch that we've ever seen.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With any luck, with your purchase of Zack & Wiki we can show Capcom and the rest of the gaming industry that gamers are ready to be challenged, that gamers are open to something new, and that we would welcome a sequel, or something similar – the Wii needs it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s much easier to get into than Tekken or Virtua Fighter, and the characters are generally – in my opinion at least – much more interesting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    PixelJunk Monsters is the definition of a game “which takes five minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master.” Its level designs are spectacular, challenging and vibrant, while its easy going controller layout allows you to jump straight in to the action and try to wade through the twenty or so levels on offer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The options presented to you in Fallout 3 are so numerous and complex that you are likely to want to replay the game just to experience them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Simply a lot of fun. It has the benefit of being familiar to those who have played previous Guitar Hero titles, and builds in the drum and microphone instruments pretty well.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With the insight and dedication the makers of NBA 2K9 have applied to their franchise, dunking from my couch has never been more fun, more rewarding or closer to the real thing.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall Rock Band 2 makes a few welcome changes to a solid rhythm action title – and the overall soundtrack is a big step up.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Overall Rock Band 2 makes a few welcome changes to a solid rhythm action title – and the overall soundtrack is a big step up.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of military shooters like Modern Warfare, and/or are looking for an extremely solid multiplayer game, look no further.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    This is a game that a lot of people can potentially enjoy; it’s a welcome return to form for Need for Speed, and worth checking out.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you are even remotely interested in tactical, turn-based RPGs and you have a PlayStation Portable, you simply need to buy this game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A shotgun barrel of fun. There really is so much to do and so little time to do it. You'll hardly ever get bored of running around torturing zombies with all manners of sadistic, man-made equipment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A shotgun barrel of fun. There really is so much to do and so little time to do it. You'll hardly ever get bored of running around torturing zombies with all manners of sadistic, man-made equipment.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sucker Punch's Sly series is witty, irreverent, intelligent and polished.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Regardless of your particular alignment on the question as to the value proposition, Skylanders is a very well executed and fun game. It's appropriate for the entire family and delivers a compelling new hook that isn't just the same stuff re-skinned for a new generation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's not Forza but it doesn't set out to be; instead, it aims at being the very best arcade racing game available and it succeeds most assuredly at that goal. A balls-to-the-wall thrill-ride, beginning to end, and definitely worth a thrash - if you can handle it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Highly recommended.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Just what the doctor ordered. It's fun, clever, charming, action-packed, replayable, and, above all, loyal to DC Comics and the LEGO videogame universe. I totally dig games intended for both young hands and old minds alike and once again, Traveller's Tales have delivered.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sound Shapes is a fun game to while away the hours with. Kids will love it and so will older gamers looking for a fun challenge. But the real love will come in enjoying playing inside a wonderful piece of art, and then creating your own.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With only two episodes left until the end, it is hard to imagine any kind of happy ending for Lee and the gang (whoever will be left by then, that is) and yet I cannot wait for episodes four and five to come out so I can slog through the rest of this journey with them to whatever (I'm assuming) tragic ending awaits us.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While there are still some issues on the bench and in the locker room, on court, where it counts, NBA 2K13 still dominates.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    WWE '13 offers a lot more of what we want (and less of what we don't) than last year's release. It features a lot more customizations, a larger roster, and superior story mode. It feels more polished. This is the game WWE '12 should have been.