NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,056 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 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 20 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
2056 game reviews
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Five fun slices of an extremely delicious pie. If you’ve never played Half Life 2 before, this package will keep you occupied for some time to come, and rarely makes a wrong move.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s an understatement to say Gears of War 2 is the epitome of action. This game defines the genre.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing looking game with amazing gameplay.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Stunning visuals and tight combat make up for a lacklustre story mode.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is something to be said for the thrill of thinking you could feasibly put hundreds of hours into this game and still have new cars to unlock. Replay value here is through the roof, but if you didn’t get that into playing it the first time, it might not be for you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mixture of over-the-top action, outrageously powerful weapons and cinematic presentation ensures that the non-stop thrill-ride action keeps the adrenaline flowing throughout.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thankfully the combat controls are simple and intuitive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Last Guardian does show the battle scars of its long and troubled development. It has problems maintaining a stable framerate, and the controls can be stiff and unrelenting. But the game also shares a warming, heartfelt tale of friendship. A tale so strong and confident in its telling, that most of its negative elements fade away.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if this is your first taste of the franchise, if you like horror, violence, severed limbs and bodies crushed into seeping bloody pulp, then the dark depths of dead space is just the place for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's not perfect but, instead of the faults (little things like visual glitches, etc) piling up to become an unbearable thorn in your side, they're more like the eccentricities of a favorite uncle. It's whacky, weird, and wonderful.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sure, there is still room for improvement with Skate 3 with regards to the customisation and off-board controls, but it looks like the days of the Tony Hawk reign might be finally gone. Whoop!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is definitely one of the better episodes of The Walking Dead: Season Two, and the best chapter of a Telltale game in a good few months.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A gripping story and simulative combat combined with a fantastic multiplayer system makes Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare a must-have on your Christmas wish list.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it lacks in a few areas, Smackdown vs Raw 2011 has raised the bar with the unpredictable WWE Universe mode, Road to WrestleMania and Match Creation system. This is like a sandbox wrestling title; the WWE is your playground, do with it what you will.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The improvements - while not always immediately in your face - add up into an extremely tight, polished gem. Very few people will regret buying FIFA 12.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When all the elements work in tandem, this game is extremely immersive - particularly if you have a 5.1 system (or at least a subwoofer) and an HD TV.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’re up for a challenge, MH Generations is an incredibly rewarding and satisfying experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the tracks themselves that are the star.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Small victories will have you grinning from ear to ear in the face of ever greater hardship.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A refreshing genre piece, which plays on expectations to explore the humanity of its cast.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite simply the definitive version of Twilight Princess.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its presentation is some of the best on the Wii and will silence those who feel that Nintendo doesn't know modern production values. However, at the same time the gameplay remains the simple and accessible stuff that has sold the console to the masses.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The same loveable Fallout formula far outweighs bugs and directionless new systems.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By wiping the slate clean and beginning again, Capcom have gained perspective. With Resident Evil 7, they’ve identified the core tenets of the franchise – the building blocks of terror that captivated and inspired a generation of fans and creators alike. The first-person perspective isn’t Resident Evil, but the feelings it elicits certainly are.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game that lucky little boy’s Dad created is dark, charming, and wildly varied, with a merge of English and Japanese imagery.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is worth experiencing for the atmosphere alone – it's a great world to get caught up in, yet at the same time it's very easy to simply dip your toe once in a while.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Easily one of the most jam-packed, visually impressive launch titles that has probably ever been released.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest Heroes II is an excellent game, taking everything that was great about the first game and doubling down on it. It’s still fundamentally a Warriors game, but now there’s even more focus on the Dragon Quest heritage with deeper RPG systems and increased focus. Dragon Quest Heroes did a fine job of combining the two franchises, but Dragon Quest Heroes II takes that to the next level.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Radiant Silvergun is a triumph and arguably one of the best (if not the best) game of its type available - on any platform.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guild Wars 2 can be what players want to make of (and take from) it, which is pretty much what every good MMO should aspire to. All up, it's been a resounding success.

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