NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,684 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 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1,684 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great game, and it has largely delivered on all of the pre-release hype. We do however warn you that if you are looking to buy the PC version, don't be surprised if you have some issues. It certainly knocked some of the gloss off the game for us.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With around 25 hours of solid gameplay in one sitting and a huge replay value to try out new endings and character developments, this game deserves a proper outing. Don't expect to sit down and blast your way from start to finish – because although it might be possible to do so, you'll definitely be missing what Deus Ex has on offer if you do.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although it offers nothing new, it refines the series with crisper visuals, improved flight controls and the addition of Clank’s solo missions. If you weren’t a fan of the series before this won’t change your mind, but fans will enjoy it.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're not a hardcore PC super-score hunter, the controls are fine (and you're competing in a walled garden with other 360 gamers anyway) and the addition of an excellent online mode only adds to the already comprehensive depth of content on offer.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Here's a quote that sums up the entire review - "I forgot I was playing this on a PSP!"
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    An amazing looking game with amazing gameplay.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the moment the game begins, to the moment the credits start rolling, it’s obvious that Moon Studios were crafting this out of love. While most may play a second time to earn every achievement, many will just want to experience the fantastic presentation one more time.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minecraft isn’t for everybody (fortunately, there’s a free demo that you can try), but for those who will hear its call, it’s easily one of the best games available on Xbox One.
    • 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.