NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,717 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 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
1,717 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 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.