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 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
2084 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everyone should try this game, even if you hate cars or football.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perfectly bridges the gap between casual games and hardcore shooters.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    New cast, new story, new creative team - just what The Walking Dead needs.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Driving and customising the buggy is a lot of fun, but not at the expense of tight parkour.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Obsidian Entertainment have managed to have the ante upped, and I feel the entire story told throughout Parts One and Two place The White March on a higher pedestal than most expansions, especially these days. This DLC is more than worth the asking price.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey II Untold: The Fafnir Knight is another solid entry in a great RPG series. More of the same will appeal to old fans, while a deeper, richer story mode and more forgiving difficulty make this a perfect jumping on point for newcomers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A wonderful, but short, plot that will have you believing you own real life detective skills.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Give it 20 minutes and I guarantee you won’t put it down for the next 4 hours.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An interactive discussion of the darkled human spirit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I walked away from Unravel thinking not about those moments of frustration, plentiful as they are. All I could think about - and still keep thinking about - is the beautiful adventure I’d been on with Yarny, all culminating in one of the most captivating, lovely, heartwarming endings I’ve seen.Truly, Unravel is a special game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its problems, Gravity Rush Remastered is a refreshing change of pace, and a thoroughly enjoyable game to play. While not an improvement per se of the PS Vita game besides the graphics, it does bring Kat to the larger PS4 audience, and will undoubtedly win a few hearts. Especially with the less than average price for a PS4 game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fresh, compelling take on the “cabin in the woods”-style teen horror.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    You’ll get frustrated, I can guarantee it – but that’s the point. It doesn’t offer tutorials, because the game is confident in your ability to prevail. It’s a treatise on our ability to develop and grow, as we attempt to make sense of the unknown.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So while Hardware Rivals is fun for a while it still has a lot of annoyances to overcome.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Enjoyable and frustrating in equal measure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The difficulty curve might scare some people away, especially those who haven’t experienced an XCOM game before. There are a few little technical hiccups like certain alien enemies going invisible during their attack animations, or damage numbers taking a few seconds to show after an attack has played out. However, these things are easily ignored and I can still highly recommend XCOM 2.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There are other driving games that have just as much content and perform better, but right now, Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo is the only one covering the rally discipline. So it’s not a case of the best rally game out there, but rather, it’s the only rally game out there.... for now.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Puzzle design, backgrounds, and atmosphere hold up, but not much else.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Still one of the most charming, innovative RPGs of last generation, despite the rough edges.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite being a side-show from the annual attractions, it’s still business as usual. Standard stealth with a null story amidst an interesting and unventured historical period. Like me, that last part may be enough to entice. Just don’t expect the former to feel as novel.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the better JRPGs on a system that’s full of them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A spirited good time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Heist is a fascinating game; a strategy RPG through and through, but with a central hook that sets it apart and makes it worth a look even for people with little interest in the genre. It’s not a good game, “for an indie studio” - it’s just a great game, and one that anyone with a 3DS should look into.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A new direction for the series manages to lose what made the original so special.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game for anyone looking for some light, easy fun either by themselves or with friends.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Intense and a refreshing change of pace for a shooter, but only if you have the right team beside you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    When you’re not waiting for it to load, Just Cause 3 is an incredibly fun game. Crisp visuals and a clever soundtrack bring all the explosions to life. Even with the violence and destruction, it manages to maintain a lighter tone than the Far Cry games, without sliding into the outright silliness of Saints Row. But, it’s still silly enough.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Classic Zelda puzzle-dungeons in a simple, in-and-out format.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The story is a little slow throughout, and it often feels like an interactive cutscene, but the graphics are good, the choices are interesting, the acting is great, and overall I feel the journey is more than worth the price of entry.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    An alright platformer with charming looks and characters, but nothing revolutionary.

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