NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,529 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 3.2 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:
1,529 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're at all interested in playing a strategy game on a console, there's not many better options - that realtime guff belongs on the PC, turn-based works so much better on a 360 controller.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like yakking about the finer points of the game and the legends of yesterday, get into it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A competent game, but more of an entertaining distraction than something you will invest much time into.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well worth a look, especially if you like point & clickers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pretty sick stuff. But apart from teaching children to become sadistic pet torturing horrors, Squeeballs is a good time waster and young male players will most likely enjoy getting through the main bulk of the 150+ mini-games on offer over a rainy afternoon.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall this is a simple title that anyone can pick up and play. The multiplayer modes make it good for keeping the younger gamers occupied so they don’t get into the booze, or a drunken night on the couch, while the single player will last a while and is fairly addictive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gravity Crash is an old fashioned two dimensional fight against inertia. While there are a few things that bring it into the 21st century such as the bright neon colour palette, the online/multiplayer components and the build-a-level editor, it’s a simple game (simple in a good way) that is engaging, interesting and hard. Just like games in the olden days.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands, though, you'll need to be really hankering for some old-school gameplay to enjoy 3D Dot Game Heroes. I wasn't able to manage it, but I suspect there are quite a few of you out there who would actually enjoy this game from start to finish. You know who you are.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I'd say it was a pleasant experience, but forgettable.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The highlight of the pack, however, has to be the 10th Anniversary ‘gifts’ that also come in the stuff pack: three favourites from previous Sims titles. Yes, the vibromatic bed is finally back, as is the large (now stockable) aquarium, and an awesome electric guitar.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the original, snap it up but otherwise consider what else you might buy with your $15 before you decide on this.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It feels a lot like a 99c iPhone game from a year ago (you'd expect more variety from a 99c iPhone game today), making it disappointingly low value at PSN prices. It does what it does well enough, but it's super niche and probably of interest to relatively few.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you like puzzlers and fancy playing them on your 360, this is a pretty decent and unique experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Leliana's Song is too short and adds nothing in terms of gameplay. If you want more gameplay, more spells and raised caps then there are other expansions, modules and campaigns out there at a higher price. However, I did enjoy Leliana's Song.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is the game to get if you're set on buying a Move controller or two. It's a shame that we couldn't have more involved experiences at launch, but Sports Champions should tide you over until the mythical bunch of 'second generation' Move games arrive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A perverse dichotomy; RUSE either goes too far, or not far enough.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But what you do get - a quick, smart, fun challenge that you can sit down and play with your mates while you're waiting for the pizza to arrive - is definitely not to be sneered at.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's only the poor provision for mech-fans in recent years that hold this game's score up to a respectable level so if you don't count yourself in their number, you're probably best advised to avoid this one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And that's really about it. Like Wii Sports, you will probably have a lot of fun while the Kinect technology is still new and exciting, but after that wears off, you'll only bring this one out for parties or over-energetic kids.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like Wii Sports, you will soon tire of the activities on display. It'll remain a fun option to bust out at parties or when you have kids over, but it's not a deep experience - at least, not for those who don't want to leap around like crazy for hours and hours on end.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All up, while Tetris itself isn't new by any stretch of the imagination, there are enough other new gameplay variations, as well as multiplayer modes, to make this a solid addition to any gamer's collection – and a must-have for puzzle fans.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Michael Jackson The Experience won't make a real dancer out of you, but as a party game it sure is fun… and no, I still haven't learned how to moonwalk.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Shaun White Skateboarding doesn't really pull off all of its goals, but it's still a fascinating lateral shift for the genre.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a movie franchised game, it is better than most but the lack of variety and often difficult controls stop it from being a classic game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is pretty short and very easy, and like any game aimed at the younger market you go in reluctant to pay full price and still come out the other side feeling a bit ripped-off.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, the game is kind of brilliant. More importantly, and I can't emphasize this enough, when you first play it, or see someone you know play it, it is the funniest thing you will see in your life.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The iPad has the sweetest graphics with a massive screen.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pretty solid product, but it would have made a better impression had it been a little less punishing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not a terrible game, but it's agonisingly close to being SO much more.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A perfectly good movie tie-in game. It has familiar, but well executed gameplay with the occasional road-runner or bat-riding diversion. This, together with good graphics and sound, makes for a tidy enough game for fans of the film. While there have been movie games to hate, this isn't one of them.