NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,684 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1,684 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    But ultimately The Force Unleashed II is let down most by the short campaign mode which most people will be able to plough through in around 5 hours with time added for a couple of unlockable Challenges thrown in.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    In the end the high difficulty will drive away casual gamers so trying the demo first is a must. But between the tough bosses and fast gameplay, this is a worthy successor to the NES original.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Whether you go to whole-hog and play in 3D, or your budget only extends to 2D, the games are all largely the same as when they were originally released - only brighter and sharper.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Sore fingers aside though, The Simpsons Arcade Game not that difficult.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Set in an enchanted world of monsters and mysticism, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom brings together exotic locations, plenty of puzzles, platforms, and a large chunk of bonding between a boy and his big furry muppet monster.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    It would have been perfect with a little more polish and gameplay variety, but it still manages to be enjoyable, not too hard or scary for younger kids, and a nice looking game that adults hopefully shouldn’t find too unbearable to play with the young ‘uns.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Soul Sacrifice pulls you in with an interesting premise; retelling the exploits of a dead sorcerer. The levels are short and brutal, making it ideal for a lunch break brawl. As far as action RPGs go, this is the best Vita has to offer thus far, but it’s far from perfect.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    OlliOlli is addictive and challenging. While face-plants and missed jumps are common, the accessible gameplay and gentle learning curve will keep players coming back for more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    In the end the high difficulty will drive away casual gamers so trying the demo first is a must. But between the tough bosses and fast gameplay, this is a worthy successor to the NES original.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    This is a mindless game really. Catching virtual fish, trying to beat a game clock, and working out the right lure to fool the fickle fish. But - and this is a qualified but - it is still strangely entertaining.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Overall, EndWar got right the part I thought would go horribly wrong – the voice system – yet didn’t manage to get the more traditional RTS stuff up to the same level. As a result, this game is fun for a little while, but might not hold your attention for too long.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Despite all of this nonsense, Virtua Tennis 4 still packs in plenty of authentic traditional tennis.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    After raising the bar higher and higher, this version seems to come across as underwhelming.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    In the end the high difficulty will drive away casual gamers so trying the demo first is a must. But between the tough bosses and fast gameplay, this is a worthy successor to the NES original.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Fat Princess, despite the dodgy premise, is heaps of fun. It’s old-school gameplay with a fresh new look.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Feels like an intern, in that it knows what it wants to be - but it isn't quite sure how to do it yet. From a simple consumer point of view, this isn't THE game. But from an industry standpoint, it's an exciting warning shot to Turismo and Forza.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At no point in the adventure do you ever suspect you're playing a cellphone game, nor do you feel like the experience is ever less than it can or should be. It's fun to play with a cool (if formulaic and linear) tale to tie the various levels together. If you're at all interested in Kingdom Hearts and have a DS, there's no reason to leave this one on the shelf - just make sure you've played through Birth by Sleep before you do!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A challenging platformer disguised as a racer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    We managed to tear through over half the songs before my voice starting shutting down from overexposure to my bad falsetto. We were anything but bored. The songs are fun, the videos are hilariously bad, and a good time was had by all involved (except Tristan, who just seemed a little awkward through most of this).
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you can deal with the clunky combat, the terrible script and the quirky, unreal animation, there’s a game and a story underneath that RPGers will enjoy. Just don’t expect the world’s most polished game - you won’t find it here.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As an action game, this can't contend with the top dogs in the genre, but that's a moot point, because it isn't just an action game. It's a Transformers game. And Transformers: War for Cybertron is better than anything else we've seen from the license before.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As a driving game, it actually handles pretty nicely.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A delightful little hack n’ slash rpg despite, or maybe because of, its flaws.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're at all into shooters and like the idea of something bitesize you can consume whenever you feel the need, there's just no reason to leave this on the shelf.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For now, our recommendation would be that if you're looking for a fighting game that skimps on story and has just a handful of options, but still delivers tournament-ready credentials, look no further. Killer Instinct is making a brash play at the top table and, as far as we can tell, it's got the goods.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, we liked Battlefield Play4Free. The formula of quick, full-on combat makes this a game you can pick up and play when you have a spare 15 minutes or so.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite feeling overwhelmed, and despite still feeling occasionally confused delving through the ridiculous amount of information and menus, there's something really addictive about Football Manager 2012.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At $49.95, Luigi U is still pretty steep as far as DLC goes, and it’s probably not vital unless you really love the original game and just can’t get enough.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The strangeness of The Sims Medieval is still here, of course; the title is not-quite a strategy game, not-quite an RPG, not-quite The Sims. And fans of each of these different genres will still find the gameplay to be a bit odd. But for all its quirks, it's still extremely more-ish, and the Pirates and Nobles expansion just brings even more good stuff to the game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Once you've beaten the two and a quarter hour experience you'll find little to go back for.