NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,007 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 33% 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 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
2007 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Well worth a look, especially if you like point & clickers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's hardly a step forward for the franchise and clearly lacks the polish of earlier titles, but if you're into this kind of game and are looking for more pocket action from your favorite characters, it could have been worse.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Yes, it's pretty rough around the edges and yes, it can be frustrating to interface with. What it is, however, is a very good story with an engaging combat engine, lots of content and a good bias towards action.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Republique is a decent game with a good premise and unique gameplay, but a disappointing ending.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s a shame I can’t recommend this download, as it is entertaining to dabble with while you wait for other people to come online, have a chat with a mate or kill some time between downloads.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a game it doesn't really offer us anything new. Its driving mechanic is a little clumsy and frustrating, but it's got enough variety and depth to keep you moderately entertained. As a portable driving distraction it's a decent attempt. But it could hardly be called the breakthrough ingenious iPad title we are all still clamouring for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Army of Two is, at heart, a fairly standard action game that is saved from mediocrity by some fun co-operative gameplay. If you don’t have a friend to play through this with, you may as well stop reading right now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you really enjoyed blasting through Dead Rising 2, and were keen to do so again, maybe you'll be satisfied with what's on offer here. But I find it hard to recommend an expansion pack masquerading as a full release.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For fans of the Dragon Ball franchise I can see this game having some appeal. For everyone else, there are just far too many problems to put up with, and some parts feel unfinished or ill-considered. If you’re curious about this game and the promise of fusion-fury with your favourite Dragon Ball Characters, it could be worth a try. If you’re a franchise newbie that wants a good RPG, look elsewhere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Skylanders: Imaginators is doing nothing the series wasn’t already doing, it’s just doing it in a more overt way. It’s bored with hiding its monetisation behind things like fun and subtlety. Instead of a focus on story and mechanics, Imaginators simply wants you to build a custom creation. When you’re done with that, they want you to make another.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The later games hold up well, but lack of polish in these remasters makes them a questionable buy.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But is it worth paying full price for? Not in my books – give this one a rent instead.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    While the new flying sections are fine and the characters and cutscenes are good, the game is beset with targeting and camera angle problems, which simply make it feel old. The problems detract greatly from what might have been an engaging addition to Daxter and Jak's adventures.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A jarring contrast between epic beauty and controller destroying frustration.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Buttery smooth and arresting visuals, but light on substance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall WWE '12 is a solid game, but far from perfect with a dozen graphical glitches and camera issues holding it back.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's worth renting or borrowing the game if you aren’t into the One Piece phenomenon. If you’re a massive fanm it’s a must buy - especially given the fact you won’t see this particular One Piece adventure anywhere else.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tomodachi Life is undoubtedly a strange and hilarious game, but there's little to keep you around once the quirky humour starts losing impact.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Its multi-player options will appeal to the hardcore co-op zombie crowd and its disaggregated gameplay elements set it apart from its peers. If you're addicted to zombie titles, and you want something with a little more depth, then it might be worth a rental. But unfortunately it just doesn't live up to its own hype.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Pain is one of the more original titles to hit the download services. But while it’s not just a bland tech demo for rag doll physics or the ‘Havok’ physics engine, it does come close.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good, solid game. Looks good, plays good, is good. But, if you've bought any racing game in the last few years, any game at all, Mad Riders probably doesn't offer anything you haven't got already.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall it is hard to recommend for Smackdown! Vs. Raw fans under the age of 27; short of The Rock, HHH, Shaun Michaels, Stone Cold, and Hulk Hogan, most of these wrestlers have been dead or out of the spotlight for years. For anyone with a taste for some classic WWF you can't get any better than this – game wise, anyway.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Did it engross me? Yes it did. Did it frustrate me? Yes, it did that too. Did I want to keep playing? Of course, but only because I wanted to see what happened next, not because I wanted to keep playing. Unfortunately, even for a console title that's as over-the-top as Asura's Wrath, that's an inescapable flaw.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I couldn’t recommend a purchase of Lords of the Fallen. However, if you are a fan of the masochistic hack-and-slash action RPG genre and wouldn’t mind a change of scenery, or always wanted to try a Souls title but found their barrier to entry a bit daunting, this might be worth a hire to blitz through the campaign one or two times with a few different builds.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Save your money for next year’s Street Fighter V.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s not Tenchu, but it’s the next best thing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The dearth of content and poorly implemented online systems make Driveclub feel incomplete. Coupled with the fact that PlayStation Plus members get a reduced-content, but fully featured, version of the game with their subscriptions, there’s little reason to buy the full game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Early on, the wacky art direction and bizarre monsters are enough to keep you going. Loot Rascals is a game with a very distinct visual style, and that inspires a need to explore and see just what else the game has up its sleeves. But for me, the appeal of that quirkiness was far outweighed by how repetitive and luck-dependent the game becomes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The main reason I would buy Meteos Wars is if a mate or two already own it.