NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,614 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 Dragon Age: Inquisition
Lowest review score: 20 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
1,614 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Codename: Panzers Cold War has some good things going for it but it feels like the developers were rushed to get the game completed.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's quite unlikely that any non-Glee-watching person will be excited by this entire list - but you really do have to give the show credit for being able to put its characteristic spin on such a range of different songs. Big fans of the show will love this one; the rest of us may simply be puzzled with the offering.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The strangeness of The Sims Medieval is still here, of course; the title is not-quite a strategy game, not-quite an RPG, not-quite The Sims. And fans of each of these different genres will still find the gameplay to be a bit odd. But for all its quirks, it's still extremely more-ish, and the Pirates and Nobles expansion just brings even more good stuff to the game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s not a bad game and the general combat can have moments of fun. But as I said at the start, most of the time when I was playing this title, I just kept thinking to myself “I am not enjoying this and would rather be doing something else right now”. Take that for what you will.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best JRPG this side of Atelier Rorona Plus.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a mascot-based tennis game that doesn’t have “Mario” in the title - and a better variety of characters - give Sega Superstars Tennis a swing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    No, it's not perfect, but it is good and the atmosphere herein is valuable all by itself. A must-buy for retro enthusiasts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're after a simple, mindless distraction that can be enjoyed by you and a buddy on the couch… well, there are plenty of other games on Live Arcade and elsewhere that can do that, and do it better.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Thief isn’t terrible, it’s just not as good as other games, so in a way I want to say leave Thief for a while; come back to it when it’s on sale, wait for it to be a steal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It will be fodder for the haters who enjoy ripping things that don’t measure up to their high standards, but equally it will bring hours of fun to those that love the movie and eagerly rent the game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Because of the way the story progressions are designed, with most missions clocking in at around fifteen minutes, CounterSpy would be a decent PS Vita title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it doesn't feel like there's enough to do to maintain any long-term interest.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you were left wanting in RE5 there's a good chance RE6 will satisfy you. There's a reason you're being fired at, there are plenty of tense moments and stress, the storytelling is superb, and "zombies" make a return.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The music is annoyingly repetitive, but the sound effects are pretty well put together.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    In the end, The Godfather II has the recipe for an excellent game filled with action, mindless violence, great characters and strategic thought. But you just can’t help but shake the feeling that it doesn’t quite feel 100% finished.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although a lot of the new content is pretty fun, unlike some of the best expansions, Showtime doesn't feel particularly integrated with the rest of the Sims world, an aspect I always look forward to when I get a new expansion.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fuel feels like one giant exercise in proving a point, a huge technical achievement that manages to eschew the fundamental rules of a good racer and drive itself, tragically, into mediocrity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    You get a straight port of Doom and Doom II, a nicely polished up HD version of Doom 3, and a chance to send a whole lot of monsters to hell. It's Doom. Marine, grab the biggest freakin' gun you can find and follow me.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's also a fun game for adults to play in a party situation, and is likely to provide some level of entertainment to people of all ages - just keep in mind the high waggle factor and the convoluted controls; this will definitely lead to frustration for some.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The worst thing about the game, believe it or not, is that it's occasionally good - great, even.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you absolutely must have another zombie game, Zombie Apocalypse is far from awful. The most frustrating and disappointing thing about it is that the premise has so much promise - none of which is delivered on here. It's decidedly average.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game is not going to break new ground in innovation but what it does do is deliver a good solid game that has well thought out online play, a good three player co-op mode and a solid single player experience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall, Oozi: Earth Adventure is a nice little throwback to 16 bit gaming. The predictability of enemies may make this a walk in the park, however ramping up the difficulty to max provide a decent - often frustrating - challenge.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Despite some frustrating nuisances, this is still one of the best showcases for the impressive Kinect technology.
    • 66 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Wii version doesn’t look as pretty as the other next gen consoles, but delivers back in spades with the realism that is offered by the Wii remote and nunchuck.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Overall this is a game only a niche market will enjoy, anyone else looking for a great SRPG without the massive amount of dialogue should check out Disgaea 3, or any other of the SRPGs on the PS3. While, it has its moments, the battles just take far too long to get to, and the game suffers from the omission of an English dub and poor translation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There is definitely room for improvements in the graphics department and any straight-from-PC gamers will still need plenty of time to adjust to the gamepad clunkiness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Ultimately, though, the game’s flaws more than outweigh its strengths, making it hard to recommend to all but the most diehard Final Fantasy XIII fans.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's been months since I last sat down with this absolute classic of a game; if it takes a bit of DLC to rekindle my enthusiasm for this wild and wondrous title, then regardless of the frustrations, it's still a winner in my books.