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 Dragon Age: Inquisition
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
2084 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Thankfully the game is a lot of fun!
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Same lovable formula, but not much else.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A bit squidgy, but still fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Zone of the Enders sometimes feels like a retro grind, The 2nd Runner is stylish and engrossing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    It's the perfect start to what I can only hope is a series, with all of the fundamental components executed very well indeed. With a few additions (most importantly, some way to share your work) this could even become a tool for teachers to leverage or the basis of a new online community.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pretty solid product, but it would have made a better impression had it been a little less punishing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mafia 2 is a fun game, with a stellar environment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    So, Cry Wolf has its moments. But for the most part, it’s a slog, an underwhelming and forgettable end to a series that showed so, so, so much promise.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    With highly polished graphics and music which is unlikely but suits the game to a tea, The Maw certainly is a lot more polished than your average Live title. The levels themselves are a little plain, but some of the animations and scenarios you come across keep you wondering what’s around the next corner.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Phenomic Studios and Electronic Arts have done a fantastic job in presenting a game that is both original and fun to play.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Evil Within becomes less of a game and more of a haunted house ride, where you just roll with the changes and wait for the scares.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It’s definitely better than the sum of its parts, yet it’s hard to state exactly why it’s fun and refreshing to play. Consequently, it makes it rather hard to review it and to recommend it, as it’s definitely going to be a love-hate affair for many.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Graphically the game is great, aside from the multiplayer, and the storyline is one of the most gripping and enthralling we've seen. If you were thinking of buying it for the single-player alone, you could easily give it a rent, but the multiplayer makes it worth the buy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Could be one of the most under-rated games of the year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Between the outrageous story and visuals that ooze 8-bit charm, this is a great game to scratch that retro itch - if a little steep price wise. If you like indie pixel-art games, you’ll probably enjoy this.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The game isn’t designed to be a videogame masterpiece, but it succeeds in doing what it attempted to – entertain.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is also limited by what is missing. There is no Wimbledon, no Williams sisters and no Ana Ivanovic, and although Roddick and Murray might draw some interest from the US and UK, they don’t have the same effect at this end of the world. And there is also the fact that it’s a sport sim.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    DiRT Showdown does a great job of bringing an action packed racing experience to the living room - but it won't appeal to gamers looking for that rallying sim. Additionally it isn't focused on a racing career, such as the previous titles have been. But if that still sounds appealing, you won't be disappointed....give it a try.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An incredibly fun (albeit seriously depraved) experience. If you're a fan of side-scrolling games and aren't easily offended, grab the demo at least - just be sure and play it long after the kids have gone to bed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In Sheep's Clothing was something of a letdown, especially compared to the calibre of the previous episode. It's an exposition-heavy hour and a half that does little to move the plot or develop the characters, and would have better as a concise, 15 minute introduction at the start of the final part.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're a big fan, of course, you can stop reading now and go buy this thing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chains of Satinav isn't the cheapest game on the market, but with a good twelve or so hours of beautiful scenery and some great story and gameplay, I'd still recommend this one to adventure game fans.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Dead Nation and are the kind of player who wants that high score challenge, then Road of Devastation could be the perfect expansion to scratch that twin-shooter itch for you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ironically, one of the most meaningful games you’ll play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The stunning production values in the cut-scenes are worth the price of admission and it is all wrapped up with a comprehensive multiplayer component too. Just be prepared for some brutally tough single-player gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Symphony is a good game, however the longevity of the title will really come down to the depth of your playlist.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's the tracks themselves that are the star.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This is a well thought out game with a huge amount of complexity. Unfortunately the steep learning curve means the ladder to the top looks almost impossible to climb when you first begin.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A series of short episodes make for one good game.

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