NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,540 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 3.2 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 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
1,540 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The Association shows great statistical depth and nice opposing management AI, and My Player provides a long and in-depth journey from proving yourself in the combines, to the draft, and eventually to press conferences, playoffs and stardom.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The car models are fantastic, essentially moving the graphics of the arcade racer into the realm of the driving sims.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    So very obviously a labour of love, above and beyond being simply a money spinner. If you like The Beatles, and want to play their music, this is the game for you. If you’re not into them at all, of course, stay well away – while the minor gameplay enhancements are well and good, it’s not enough to keep non-Beatles fans captivated.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Shadow Complex is about shooting things, which is good as that's what the game does best.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing looking game with amazing gameplay.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I found Deus Ex to be very entertaining overall, but the lack of consistency with the first and third person camera angles, and the poorly conceived controls, do take their toll.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Ultimately, if you have NHL 10 there is no real reason to get this.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dead Space is also surprisingly long for a shoot-em up, taking over 10 hours to complete. Although parts of it seemed repetitive (often you’ll find yourself trekking through identical corridor after corridor) the combat sequences were varied and enjoyable thanks to the need for different techniques to get through them.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fundamentally there are improvements, but the game doesn’t feel completely balanced as a whole and the pace of matches is sometimes uneven. It happens often between console generations and while FIFA 14 on Xbox One is certainly no cheap port of the current-gen edition - I can’t help but think that the next rendition will truly take the franchise to the next level.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It was one of the best, if not the gold standard for sports genre video games last year, and it looks set to re-claim that title yet again this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a clever concept, and the game offers surprising depth once you get past the repetitive 'weak enemy' battles of the first half hour.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    NHL 10 is a great game, hampered only by a lack of anything new.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With its beautiful graphics, excellent voice acting, inspiring music, fantastic story and script, and amazing gameplay, Uncharted is nothing short of a winner – it’s Game of the Year material.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of military shooters like Modern Warfare, and/or are looking for an extremely solid multiplayer game, look no further.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you appreciate hilarity and good puzzles, check this out now!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great experience. Those who have had the joy of playing it on the PS3 or XBOX360 won't find anything new here, but for everyone else, this is one fantastic little portable title.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of the fact that it’s basically a third version of the same title, Ninja Gaiden Sigma is a well put together game with an interesting storyline and some inspired settings.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s - once again - the best version available, and the updates really are significant this time around.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There's a fair amount you can do with your new-found virtual driving skills.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The learning curve is steep, and it can be hard to keep up with all the made-up words if you're new to the series, but it's all worth it in the end. This is a fun world to inhabit, and the narrative weaved throughout is deeply satisfying. Not afraid of a little complexity? Then get this game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Hearthstone is a well-executed and fun card game, one which lives the “easy to learn, hard to master” mantra to the utmost.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    BioShock 2 is a game developed for all those square-eyed shooter fiends who wanted to explore the ocean floor, shoot-em-up with others online, and never play one of those annoying pipe-puzzlers again so long as they lived.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Blizzard haven't set out to reinvent the wheel with Diablo III, opting instead to release the ultimate version of a wheel that's already beloved by its niche audience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tough but rewarding.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A small evolution in multiplayer and a definitive end to the story. Despite being a solid, well-rounded experience, I felt there wasn't enough difference or progression in use of technology to really rate the game higher.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 is big. It's packed to the brim with virtual football action, all of it bigger and better in some way than last year's version.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    LBP for Vita is truly incredible, and arguably the definitive version of the experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    By and large FIFA 13 is chock-full of content. The online aspects are so in depth now there is no doubt you could play FIFA 13 for all eternity if you so chose, which really represents excellent value for gamers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But those controls are what I keep coming back to. Frankly, I really detest playing an iOS game that has virtual buttons. Gameloft has done what it can, but this is far from an ideal platform for first person shooters.