NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,084 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: 77
Highest review score: 100 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
2084 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No matter which way your see it - 2D or 3D - Dead or Alive is one of the best titles on 3DS and, potentially, the best handheld fighting game ever.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    While the action is fun, there is no way to avoid feeling it's stuck in the past.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    At the very beginning of the game the United States President tells Duke Nukem he is a relic from the past. As sad as it seems, perhaps he was right.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Feels generic, controls poorly, but is probably the best you can hope for for an iPad shooter.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Should have been a great game. It has all the necessary components and the innovation to make it so, but all of the great thinking and ideas were spoilt when the coders and graphic designers got hold of it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Some of the original game's grandeur and visual impact may have been lost in its transition to the small screen, but much of the original charm remains. The story is engaging and you're guaranteed many, many hours of playing time.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Armageddon can't help but feel like a poor cousin to the top games in the genre. It shines brightest when it's doing its own thing, but when it tries to fall in line with genre tropes, it comes up short.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Judged purely on its racing, MX vs. ATV: Alive is a good game. But that's not what most people will judge it on.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A good sequel, but not one that ups the ante in any real way. Anyone who enjoyed the first game will most likely love the sequel, just don't expect a leap in quality like you see in some other sequels.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The many identical henchmen start to grate and the boring and awkward free roaming gets also gets annoying pretty quickly. But, you also get and enormous amount of style, strangeness and violence.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A worthy successor to its elder brother. Compared to what came before, it's a more mature experience - and a more complete game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What instead stays with the player is the fantastic setting, awesome quests, cool customisation that develops as the player progresses, and unusual gameplay.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Everything they've thrown in says "look what we can do" - and that' a sentiment New Zealanders can probably appreciate more than most.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There's a decent amount of content on hand here, but it soon felt like a bit of a chore to get through it all.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoy your old-school 2D action games played with a friend or two, Moon Diver could certainly scratch that itch. On the other hand, it doesn't really do anything all that special and if you aren't used to the punishing nature (read: difficulty!) of these games, then it might be best to avoid this one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's surprising how much you are driven to obtain 100% of the secrets or achievements - no more so than the younger players, who will happily explore areas again and again just to get that elusive gold brick.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It brings new humour, new methods of interaction, and a much more fleshed-out portrayal of personality for your Sims. In fact, it can be argued that this is the desert-island expansion pack; the pack you'd choose if you could only pick one. If you own the Sims 3 you need to buy Generations.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    On top of the single-player, DiRT 3 includes a welcomed split-screen multiplayer for head to head racing. But more welcomed is the large number of mad online party modes to try out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, for $10 US on Steam, Fortix 2 is a good 'un, definitely worth adding to the collection.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The concept is good and the combination of play styles almost works; however the driving and chase aspects of the game really let it down. When you strip away this and the action elements of the game, it is basically a puzzle solver.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A good option for those times when you have a few minutes to kill, and for less than the cost of the Dom Post, it's a real bargain.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You know it's not a masterpiece, but you're after a bit of escapist fun - nothing less, but nothing more.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Despite all of this nonsense, Virtua Tennis 4 still packs in plenty of authentic traditional tennis.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's quite unlikely that any non-Glee-watching person will be excited by this entire list - but you really do have to give the show credit for being able to put its characteristic spin on such a range of different songs. Big fans of the show will love this one; the rest of us may simply be puzzled with the offering.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Gatling Gears is most definitely an entertaining arcade title. It's polished, action-packed and fun. But it is a limited experience, one unfortunately let down by a lack of narrative and variety.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a unique experience, even if it doesn't last long (a few hours, tops), and it does develop some challenge - especially when you start competing on times and try to fill in your decal collection.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    But, with four player split screen and 3D support, those with a big enough telly are in for some incredibly intense, high revving racing. Sure it's chaotic and epic and it starts out too easy and hits a point where it becomes too frustrating. But, and this is most important thing, MotorStorm: Apocalypse is exciting and thrilling and awesomely fun from the moment you start playing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What also makes Brink interesting is that it provides players different options for approaching the game, with four different roles available: soldier, operative, engineer and medic.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another casual, family-friendly mini-game collection. If you're looking for a single such title to pop in your Xbox 360, I'd still recommend sticking with Microsoft's efforts: Kinect Sports and Kinect Adventures.

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