NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,542 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 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1,542 game reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An average game with a few good ideas, some decent gameplay systems and some fun heroes to play. This would be fine, except that Darkspore depends on being a completely online experience - with bad servers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can see kids having a real blast with this game, so if you’re looking for something simple, innocent and lip-smackingly sweet for a younger friend, get a hold of it over other the other movie franchise-driven muck out there.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    A pretty average affair. Fun can be had if you’re really into your hockey, but there are better games to choose from.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you LOVE golf games, feel free to bump that number up as high as you like, but for me it sits in the middle of our score band, nothing bad about it, but nothing great either.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    So what are you getting for your $70, then? To be honest, not a lot. The remake's cool and all but you'd be hard pressed to justify paying more than $20 for it alone - even if you're a hardcore Tekken fan.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But, in the end it is too easy and far too short.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this is not an exciting or dramatic title, it is squarely aimed at a specific audience, and fits the brief well. Whilst it will definitely not appeal to anyone who enjoys action in their games, this will definitely have its fans somewhere out there, in our wide community.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its a title with hints of nuance, and fairly entertaining gameplay, but absolutely no reason for me to get excited. And that makes reviewing it hard.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a game with a number of mediocre elements, being released in a season already crowded with other shooters. However, the main thing it does well – capture the spirit and fun of the Bond movies – is enough to draw in a number of people.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    SingStar Dance is very party-game orientated with the full track listing accessible from the get-go.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you know what you're letting yourself in for, go for it. It's a pocketable version of a minigame, with online play, and 3D that doesn't need glasses. It's honestly little more than that.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Beating levels will unlock different helicopters. So you can replay missions with birds that are faster and can carry more troops. All so you can get better completion times to move up the online leaderboards.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Yoshi’s New Island places almost all of its eggs in the nostalgia basket. It's a bold decision, but one that ultimately holds back the game by bringing with it some retro-inspired design best left to the 90s.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game lacks that sense of polish and depth that the franchise sorely needs. Gameplay is entertaining at first, but fails to remain so after extended play.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It’s definitely worth a rent, but it has limited re-playability and its multiplayer value is only going to last as long as its community.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get past the way the characters move and look, and you buy into the slow and thoughtful pace, The Testament of Sherlock Holmes is an enjoyable yarn. If you have the attention span to sit through cut scenes that contain important information. If you enjoy poking around in the contents of a dead man's stomach. If you like opium dens, dirt encrusted cockney urchins, and murderous conspiracies that lead you to hell and back.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Perhaps I could look past all of this incredibly juvenile sexism if the game was any good, but it’s really not. The game is played at a slow pace, the story is just confusing, and there’s nothing that makes me actually want to play it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's not Forza but it doesn't set out to be; instead, it aims at being the very best arcade racing game available and it succeeds most assuredly at that goal. A balls-to-the-wall thrill-ride, beginning to end, and definitely worth a thrash - if you can handle it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    This game is a bit of a conundrum: the fighting engine has been successfully translated, but then the developers did practically nothing with it. That's a big disappointment, and seriously hampers the value proposition of this roughly $80 [NZ] cartridge - not an insignificant amount of money, that's for sure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Overall, a good game, but not one you'll play for hours and hours (unless you want it as part of your exercise routine), and just tough enough that you'll feel guilty for occupying the couch while our real athletes compete in London.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Kind of fun in short bursts.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although it's easy to lose track of what's happening aurally in any game with an action element, the music in White Knight is consistently brilliant.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    It's packed full of collectibles and secrets to keep players entertained and while it's aimed at the younger ones, parents who pick up the Vita after dark can while away an hour with it too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Competent sums it all up really. If you like the idea of an action RPG with a big emphasis on the action, lots of repetition, and game design that never quite achieves the entertainment level you think that it could, you'd be fairly well served by this.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game would have been better suited as an Easter egg in the next NHL franchise title, as its enjoyable enough gameplay would have provided great relief for a long season or playoff campaign.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's a good title for fans of the franchise looking to play their favourite chapters from the on-going saga. Unfortunately, its poor localization, repetitious 'room clearing' level design, and shallow multiplayer mode make it hard to recommend to a wider audience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a major shame that the game was allowed to come out in this state because it's doing the original title a considerable disservice.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There are some lovely aspects to the game, that have been developed from the earlier experiences that so many people knew and loved. There’s a great soundtrack, and the game has a polished look about it that makes you want to love it. But underneath, there is so much that’s broken, that I currently wouldn’t recommend the game - as I experienced it - to anyone not willing to go through the pain for a glimpse of the game they once loved.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, while on paper it might have sounded like a Fast and Furious calibre idea, in reality Wheelman is barely a Pacifier.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This game feels like a shadow of its predecessors and is only saved by the phenomenal impetus this series already has.