NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,996 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: 76
Highest review score: 100 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
1996 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a competent first pass 3D pocket football game, of that there's no question. It's fun to play and the 3D genuinely aids in comprehension of the proceedings.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And that's really about it. Like Wii Sports, you will probably have a lot of fun while the Kinect technology is still new and exciting, but after that wears off, you'll only bring this one out for parties or over-energetic kids.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    At risk of repeating other reviews, Battlefront has the form of a Star Wars game that feels like it’s still in the making. Whether from time constraints or by design, every ostensible grandeur and moment of fantasy it does so well to impress can be experienced with a day off. Its glamour and gloss only makes more regretful how little there is. After a ten-year hiatus, Battlefront is only a figment of what it wanted to be.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Drawn to Life is by no means a bad game, it's just a simple one with innovative mechanics thrown into the mix.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It consistently challenges you to make use of your latest ability and 'Metroidvania' nuts can take great pleasure in the rewards of backtracking, while it doesn't penalize players who don't.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gravity Crash is an old fashioned two dimensional fight against inertia. While there are a few things that bring it into the 21st century such as the bright neon colour palette, the online/multiplayer components and the build-a-level editor, it’s a simple game (simple in a good way) that is engaging, interesting and hard. Just like games in the olden days.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Combine all of the above with a plentiful array of button mashing moves and abilities, and you’ve got a heck of a lot to play with.
    • 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
    • 85 Critic Score
    At $9.99, SkyDrift is an absolute steal. There's not a huge amount of content, but what's here is excellent, and developers Digital Reality have already demonstrated that they're ready and willing to support the game with affordably priced DLC.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    BeautiFun’s unique platformer has never looked or played better.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strong RPG delivers on a great premise. Extensive customisation, let down by clunky menus.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are only flying solo or plan on running with strangers online, it is simply not as a good a game when played this way. So like my mother always said, stay close to your friends and be wary of strangers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly unforgettable experience - the only downside is the frustration level. With a bit of tuning, and maybe a minimap, this bad boy might well have scored maximum points - as it is, the difficulty is going to eliminate much of the audience as surely as a huge rolling boulder might squish a stray peasant.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It's just shame you have to put up with the cheap AI and frustrating general mechanics of the core game to get involved.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Definitely worth the time to play it, but probably only once.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A bit of a filler episode, but several major decisions and events manage to redeem it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The many identical henchmen start to grate and the boring and awkward free roaming gets also gets annoying pretty quickly. But, you also get and enormous amount of style, strangeness and violence.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It feels like an odd mesh of classic Castlevania, Symphony of the Night, and Lords of Shadow, and like any jack of all trades, it masters none of these elements.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mindless, stupid fun.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A strange, charming dating sim with a lot more depth than first meets the eye.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An innovative little puzzler that stacks up well, and will keep you entertained for a weekend.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The gameplay is very much like Uncharted, only with no guns. In the future no one has guns, except the flying robots, who have some kind of energy cannons.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    One of the most authentic Final Fantasy games in a decade.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The feeling that DCUO is a brand-new game, that hasn't quite ironed out the wrinkles, is palpable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Gripping character work complements deep combat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Just Dance 2014 is still a whole lot of fun, particularly if you bring a few friends around to join in. Just make sure you keep a towel handy, as all that dancing can be sweaty work.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Skate will definitely appeal to the serious skaters out there. Tony Hawks’ Proving Ground is better suited for the casual gamers who enjoy the speed rush and gravity defying tricks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rather than stretching to make a multi-bajillion dollar, true-to-life racing simulation, Sidhe have focused their efforts on producing a rather cute, well-designed, simple puzzle/platform racer and the awards speak for themselves.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Love Tales, hate Tales, or just don’t care - Zestiria will give you exactly what you expect.