NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,872 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 2.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1872 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its accessible gameplay and cute graphics and theme, it’s a winner for all ages.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A new direction for the series manages to lose what made the original so special.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can overlook a few big problems, or just can’t afford to upgrade your PC, the console port of Sacred 2: Fallen Angel still provides a solid action RPG with top notch visuals and a truly epic soundtrack thanks to Blind Guardian.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's fun, looks great and will make you chuckle - you'll just be frustrated a little more often than is entirely forgivable. Very definitely worth a look, though, even if you thrashed the first one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just playing through the game won't keep you occupied for a huge amount of time, but trying for top times and tinkering with the level editor will keep more dedicated players busy for absolutely ages.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game so good no changes were needed.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All psychotic fantasies aside however, Buzz! Quiz TV is an excellent party game that is sure to entertain a wide audience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, the Big N delivers with a unique gameplay experience, visuals that are, in the very least, fun, music and sound effects that hark back to a simpler time and any gamer's holy grail - a giant, luminous space banana. Happy climbing!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Making what is a highly successful music driven rhythm game into a rhythm driven music game might seem like a potentially dangerous idea. But it works.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game is also incredibly good value.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a combat system that requires simple combos to achieve signature techniques, as well as activate Logia powers and Haki, each moment feels geared toward a faithful recreation of the source material. While it may only be a game for those who already love the series, Burning Blood delivers fans a boat load of fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Story woes and Link Twoguns’ ridiculous official name aside, Hyrule Warriors Legends has plenty to offer, whether you’re after carefree hack ’n’ slash combat or something more tactical. Even if it’s just the Zelda dressing that’s got your attention, the Musou series staples at the core of the game, so often written off as “mindless” or “boring”, will have you hooked.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But considering the speed of your movements, the hardware still does an admirable job of tracking your Ninja gymnastics.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What compensates for the limited RTS features in Modern Conflict is the level of presentation. Although the animations are sparse, the menus, tutorials and visuals are very polished.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately this version of OutRun isn’t the most complete, and doesn’t have a huge amount of depth. What it does do well, though, is boil down the most exiting parts of the racing genre and deliver arcade-style thrills to your living room.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Gunstringer is fairly short, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Half the enjoyment, after all, is in the freshness of the game's insanity. The problem is that there's little incentive to go back and play levels again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between sniper missions, marking targets for air support, gunning from choppers, warming your knife, close combat and laying suppression from a distance, MoH should deliver everything shooter fans are looking for.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another reminder that shameful, when done well, isn’t that shameful at all.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, while Limbo's back-story is strangely absent, it can stand on the unique visual style and deceptively difficult platforming/puzzle gameplay alone.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fable III is a massive game targeted directly at those who like their open worlds anchored by a plot which they can get into without getting swallowed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a competent first pass 3D pocket football game, of that there's no question. It's fun to play and the 3D genuinely aids in comprehension of the proceedings.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the commentary, though not noticeably repetitive, sometimes gets a long way behind the action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because of the unusual gameplay characteristics, Dissidia is not a pick up and play game. You really have to invest yourself into the experience to really get anything out of it. Once you do though, the bite sized battles are a great way to pass five minutes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It contains enough content to warrant an actual off-the-shelf product, so it’s really encouraging to see it so cheap.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some story bump up would have been nice, to be fair, but hopefully there's a single player story addition coming up soon too. Pretty please, Ubisoft?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So there's a sense of overkill. Unless of course you're a Total War obsessive -- in which case, the Kingdoms expansion is more or less chocolate-covered awesomeness. And then some.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy successor to the main Borderlands series, if a bit rough around the edges. Enemies and boss fights are bland, but this is more than made up for by excellent level design, hilarious dialogue, loveable characters, and an expertly realised, brilliantly Australian world.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Great for the PC crowd, provided you have a controller.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At around $25 from Xbox Live Store it adds a little bit more to everything that was great about the original game - without bringing anything significantly different to the party.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some of the gameplay can seem a little restrictive compared to modern titles (much as Bionic Commando Rearmed did) but once you get into the swing of it (not as literally as Bionic Commando...), the rule set of the game becomes habit and you'll enjoy flexing your mental muscle as you navigate each level.