NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,606 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Age: Inquisition
Lowest review score: 20 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
1,606 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The ability to jump into the game without much introduction though is certainly appealing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    This game is a bit of a conundrum: the fighting engine has been successfully translated, but then the developers did practically nothing with it. That's a big disappointment, and seriously hampers the value proposition of this roughly $80 [NZ] cartridge - not an insignificant amount of money, that's for sure.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Whether you're new to the series or a veteran, you may find the later levels to be pretty challenging - and by challenging I mean annoying.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The grenades take an age to equip and throw. Considering that chucking a grenade the moment before I die has been the only thing to get me close to a positive kill / death ratio through the years, this is a major concern.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Inversion is at its best when played cooperatively, and the gravity mechanics are built around that fact.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Pid
    The learning curve ain't too steep for your average punter, but the overall difficulty is. The many, many deaths of Kurt can be demoralising and extremely frustrating; however despite this it does grow on you after a while - especially with another player to share the experience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A solid interactive companion to the television show and will please fans in the right age group, even if it's just for a weekend.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It will take casual players around seven hours to complete, but there is little reason to come back to the game after the climactic finish, which makes this title difficult to recommend to everyone.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Compared to the big budget, 3D, slow-motion CGI movies, there is no comparison. The graphics, gameplay, and voice acting is serviceable, but hardly ‘amazing’ as the title would suggest.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The music and dialogue is standard fantasy epic fare, although delivered flawlessly. The locations and graphics are adequate, without being spectacular, and the character models are smooth and serviceable, perhaps a consequence of the game’s online focus.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Let's use a food-based analogy: imagine you had only a few minutes for lunch and had to grab a snack. The Facebook version of Bejeweled Blitz would be a Maccas Happy Meal, on the house; whereas Bejeweled Blitz Live would be one of those low carb protein bars in a shiny foil wrapper. Both provide sustenance on the run, but one is meatier and more satisfying than the other… and it's free.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    There's enough blasphemy here to put you off the franchise for life. But there is some good news for Star Wars fans at least... It comes in the form of Microsoft's superb limited edition, pimped-out Xbox 360 Kinect Star Wars console.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It's packed full of collectibles and secrets to keep players entertained and while it's aimed at the younger ones, parents who pick up the Vita after dark can while away an hour with it too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While the difficulty curve in Memoria is such that you can pick up and play within seconds, it can become excruciatingly frustrating.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Overall, it’s a tepid entrance into the ring for EA Sports and their new UFC title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    With Buzz! Quiz World however, the future is pretty much set. It now fits nicely, and willingly, in with the other continual release titles. You know the ones. The same music based games with another new song list, or the same sports game with another team roster.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Sonic Free Riders might look like just another board racing Kinect game, but it's a league above others like CrossBoard 7 in terms of depth and replayability.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    PlayStation Move Heroes has attempted to combine certain aspects of the platform, shooter and party game genres without being pigeonholed into any one of them. While the overall effect is a little disjointed, it will still hold plenty of short term appeal for younger gamers, being better looking and more sophisticated than the Buzz Junior-type games they are used to.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    What we all deserve is a solid, faithful, and fun Sonic the Hedgehog game. While Episode 2 is closer to this than Episode 1, there is still a way to go. Let's just hope that the Hedgehog still has the legs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I wanted more. I expected more.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s a mediocre Action/RPG hack n’ slash that looks nice on the surface but doesn’t stand up to too much scrutiny.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A pretty, short, next-generation God of War-alike with quirky gameplay.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Multiplayer aside, the single-player story is short-lived, clocking in at around 7 hours from start to finish. Despite this though, you’ll be left with some great memories and a soft spot for the two characters before you’re finished.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite the delays on the release date, it still feels rushed and slapped together at the last minute despite some promising planning and concept designs (I still want to buy a life-size Mantel solider suit).
    • 43 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the overall polish on the title can only be described as "a quick buff".
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Questionable gameplay decisions, quirky AI, and lacklustre online play really dog NASCAR 08 from being up there with the premier racing titles on the 360, but with some improvement - like some of EA’s other franchises have had since starting next-gen - then it too might find itself one day in the winner’s circle on pit-lane.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There is definitely room for improvements in the graphics department and any straight-from-PC gamers will still need plenty of time to adjust to the gamepad clunkiness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Skate will definitely appeal to the serious skaters out there. Tony Hawks’ Proving Ground is better suited for the casual gamers who enjoy the speed rush and gravity defying tricks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The end result is that car enthusiasts will enjoy the customisation options and traditional driving methods but other fans of the series will be frustrated at the missing action from previous games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Possibly the most detrimental aspect of the PS2 port is the stuff they’ve taken out of the original PSP version. The visual gore is gone, which is odd considering you can still hear the crack of a bad guy’s neck being broken (it still retains its R16 rating). The ability to taser is gone, and most noticeably, the much lauded multiplayer is gone.