NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,658 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 Tomb Raider
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1,658 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you like your RPGs old-school with plenty of Tolkien and Dungeon Master mixed in with sword wielding warrior women and moody elves, then Dragon Age is for you.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you like your RPGs old-school with plenty of Tolkien and Dungeon Master mixed in with sword wielding warrior women and moody elves, then Dragon Age is for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you like your RPGs old-school with plenty of Tolkien and Dungeon Master mixed in with sword wielding warrior women and moody elves, then Dragon Age is for you.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The learning curve is steep, and it can be hard to keep up with all the made-up words if you're new to the series, but it's all worth it in the end. This is a fun world to inhabit, and the narrative weaved throughout is deeply satisfying. Not afraid of a little complexity? Then get this game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you think you'll get a giddy thrill when the game's visuals change to look like a Gameboy, a Virtual Boy or the sounds switch to something clearly inspired by Tetris, Pix'n Love Rush is a must-buy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the best 2D platformers with a tonne of replayability, now in a portable shell.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There's not much new here. But if you have a decent PC and have a desire to check this one out, you can rest easy in the knowledge that it's a pretty decent conversion.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Bloodborne lends heavily from its forebears, but transforms the combat into a fast-paced dance of death. It rewards aggression rather than hanging back and waiting for opportunities to present themselves. While some technical, design, and pacing issues mar parts of the experience, Bloodborne is the freshest playing entry in a genre that has very narrow gameplay constraints.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Okami is beautiful to witness and plays like a true classic.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    I sat down and played this game from start to finish in one evening and didn’t skip a single cutscene (I didn’t even notice I wasn’t skipping them until near the end). The entire time I was engrossed in the game and having genuine fun and it went by quite quickly, a duck blur, if you will.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you like loot-em-ups, and you like the idea of having one in your pocket, you'll be hard pressed to find anything better than this.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Levels are fun to play, with a good variety of play mechanics and ever escalating challenge that keeps you pushing for a ridiculously large improvement in your skillbase, only to find an even harder chunk of gameplay around the corner.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's challenging the original idea of what Ghost Recon is, providing a new experience, and a new way to tell the tale of a new Ghost team. It works well, with a lengthy campaign and a very deep multiplayer experience. The gameplay is tight and the title's only flaws are some AI quirks and its quality control ,with frame rate drops, bugs in animation, and scripted sequences which can let it down at times.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    While Street Fighter 3: Online Edition is the least beginner-friendly of the series, that's precisely why it's favoured among the series' biggest fans. The parrying, super moves and timing make this a challenging and surprisingly addictive game.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Saints Row IV combines irreverence, comedic genius, and fantastic characterisation with one of the most bizarre and ridiculous storylines you’ll see all year. As a total experience, its got the goods.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    What matters most with Mortal Kombat (and, indeed, any fighting game) is the fighting engine. It's good. It's fun, it's tight and it rewards skill.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 is big. It's packed to the brim with virtual football action, all of it bigger and better in some way than last year's version.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you can deal with the fact that you can't play it with your friends, there's no reason to hesitate.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Still the best sports simulation out there, until the PS4 version.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Dark Soul's weakest aspect lies in failing to draw the player into something deeper, other than just leveling up and managing to stay in one piece after crossing swords with a Black Knight.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Being compared to a game as universally loved as LBP sets some pretty high expectations, but I have to say: ModNation Racers effortlessly meets (and sometimes exceeds) them.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    So very obviously a labour of love, above and beyond being simply a money spinner. If you like The Beatles, and want to play their music, this is the game for you. If you’re not into them at all, of course, stay well away – while the minor gameplay enhancements are well and good, it’s not enough to keep non-Beatles fans captivated.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Despite online idiots, NBA 2K12 is a very big win. The players, game modes, gameplay, and incredible attention to detail make sure of that. It's complex and very tough to learn, but in a good way.

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