NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,970 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:
1970 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sam & Max represents fantastic value.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I wouldn’t rely on it as the only game for the summer, but it’s definitely a fun time-filler.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    When the battle’s done with and the bodies are rotting where they fell, Star Wars Battlefront is still at heart ‘Battlefield for Star Wars fans’ - and that’s what makes it great.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At its core, All Zombies Must Die is a solid shooter with RPG elements and a decent level of character upgrading. Unfortunately, it's let down a little by the monotonous missions of 'kill that' or 'collect this'. Rachel isn't a particularly likable either - of course, you don't have to use her at all!
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But overall Shattered Dimensions is very easy on the eye.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a must for GP fans, and recommended for racing enthusiasts.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    What Just Dance 3 gets right is how easy it is to load up, choose a song, and get dancing with multiple players.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This has been an exercise in balance that has proved to be worth our while. While this game might not be up to much if you’re the owner of one of the hulking beasts that are Microsoft and Sony’s consoles, if you’re a Wii owner, don’t be put off by what you’ve read.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's recommended as a good multi-player fun fest, but genuine fans might find it less satisfying than the last few iterations - which have been rip-snorters.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the gameplay was OK, there were just too many things in the campaign mode that bugged me. Multiplayer is much better, however, with a solid mission-based experience and smooth interaction.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While Anomaly 2 will be easy enough for people who have played the original, it can be a challenge to pick-up and play for newbies - especially once you advance onto the later levels where things heat up.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Easy and enjoyable and likely to appeal to casual gamers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Just keep in mind that the d-pad on the 360 controller is probably the worst thing since cancer (seriously, it's that bad) and that the game has a few issues that really do need resolving. If you're lucky enough to have a decent controller, however, don't let the bugs stop you getting on board - it's solid Street Fighter action to its very core.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The addition of multiplayer adds plenty of gameplay and luckily removes some of the frustrations you’ll encounter in single-player.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A funny fighting game with the option of a drunk announcer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For those who can't get enough, Liberation is a handy portable companion to Assassin's Creed III, but it is definitely a lighter experience both in physical form and in terms of content.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Great story content, dearth of endgame.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Wii Sports Resort perhaps doesn't go as far as a good sequel should, but it's still - yes, yes - damned good fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Magic: The Gathering is a great game and Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 does a great job of bringing that experience into the virtual space – even if it's in a somewhat simplified form.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a solid, if not utterly spectacular, adventure game carefully wrapped up with a beloved license.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This is the best version of the game, without a doubt, but it’s the best version of a game that is still, at it’s core, good without ever crossing the threshold into great.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But, in the end it is too easy and far too short.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    An entertaining game for the young ones, but an entertaining distraction for the rest of us.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    So, Gunscape isn’t another Minecraft. It’s a game for fans of old-school first person shooters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sure, it's hardly pretty and the chances are good you've never heard of it, but if you're hankering for a solid fighting game and don't have the wherewithal to import BlazBlue, you could do much worse than this.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Driveclub Bikes is a solid DLC. When promised extra content starts pouring in, like the trophies and unusable cars, there’s no telling how much better Driveclub Bikes might get.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite its faults, I really like Revenant Rising. It's a meld of gaming and literature that we haven't seen for a while, and that I found I've missed.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In a way, Megamagic: Wizards of the Neon Age is like a Saturday morning cartoon. It’s a bit rough around the edges, but it’s charming and special nonetheless.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you’re really into the roguelike genre, you’ll enjoy this game. I can’t claim to have been blown away by it, but there were certainly some very cool moments during my playthrough and as this game won’t set you back a huge amount on Steam anyway, if you’re craving some retro, sci-fi action, you could do worse than Sword of the Stars: The Pit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A fun reason to jump back into Deus Ex, but not necessarily worth dropping coin for the Season Pass.