NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,027 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: 77
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Age: Inquisition
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
2027 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Different mechanics, same great Danganronpa storytelling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Yes, it's pretty rough around the edges and yes, it can be frustrating to interface with. What it is, however, is a very good story with an engaging combat engine, lots of content and a good bias towards action.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Absolutely delightful.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Easy and enjoyable and likely to appeal to casual gamers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Republique is a decent game with a good premise and unique gameplay, but a disappointing ending.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s a shame I can’t recommend this download, as it is entertaining to dabble with while you wait for other people to come online, have a chat with a mate or kill some time between downloads.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a game it doesn't really offer us anything new. Its driving mechanic is a little clumsy and frustrating, but it's got enough variety and depth to keep you moderately entertained. As a portable driving distraction it's a decent attempt. But it could hardly be called the breakthrough ingenious iPad title we are all still clamouring for.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a mental gym, Smart As is a good option. It's fun, well put together, and you'll look forward to your daily workout. Frustrations aside, it's well worth a look.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Army of Two is, at heart, a fairly standard action game that is saved from mediocrity by some fun co-operative gameplay. If you don’t have a friend to play through this with, you may as well stop reading right now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    For me, Snowfall will definitely be sticking around on my PC, but more as a feature I’ll dip into from time to time, rather than a permanent installation.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you really enjoyed blasting through Dead Rising 2, and were keen to do so again, maybe you'll be satisfied with what's on offer here. But I find it hard to recommend an expansion pack masquerading as a full release.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For fans of the Dragon Ball franchise I can see this game having some appeal. For everyone else, there are just far too many problems to put up with, and some parts feel unfinished or ill-considered. If you’re curious about this game and the promise of fusion-fury with your favourite Dragon Ball Characters, it could be worth a try. If you’re a franchise newbie that wants a good RPG, look elsewhere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Set in an enchanted world of monsters and mysticism, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom brings together exotic locations, plenty of puzzles, platforms, and a large chunk of bonding between a boy and his big furry muppet monster.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, this certainly is an enjoyable download, and value for money. Honestly though, I can't recommend it to people with PC's. The download is huge and it's not the best introduction to the series. Who does that leave?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Ultimately, PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD isn’t for tower defence rookies. While fans of the franchise will be used to its quirks, its unforgiving difficulty will likely put casual players off. I came into this expecting ‘just another tower defence game’ and despite its flaws - some inherent with being a console port - PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD was still a pleasant surprise.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The later games hold up well, but lack of polish in these remasters makes them a questionable buy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Armageddon can't help but feel like a poor cousin to the top games in the genre. It shines brightest when it's doing its own thing, but when it tries to fall in line with genre tropes, it comes up short.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    But is it worth paying full price for? Not in my books – give this one a rent instead.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    While the new flying sections are fine and the characters and cutscenes are good, the game is beset with targeting and camera angle problems, which simply make it feel old. The problems detract greatly from what might have been an engaging addition to Daxter and Jak's adventures.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bound is an ugly game, but it’s the most powerful, most enchanting kind of ugly. It dares to reject videogames’ obsession with “looking good” and instead focuses on using visual design to complement the core themes and emotional hook of the game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A jarring contrast between epic beauty and controller destroying frustration.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The simple, bold graphics, tailored for smaller screens, look fine on the living room telly and the soundtrack is not obtrusive or distracting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can overlook a few big problems, or just can’t afford to upgrade your PC, the console port of Sacred 2: Fallen Angel still provides a solid action RPG with top notch visuals and a truly epic soundtrack thanks to Blind Guardian.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Early on, the wacky art direction and bizarre monsters are enough to keep you going. Loot Rascals is a game with a very distinct visual style, and that inspires a need to explore and see just what else the game has up its sleeves. But for me, the appeal of that quirkiness was far outweighed by how repetitive and luck-dependent the game becomes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Buttery smooth and arresting visuals, but light on substance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall WWE '12 is a solid game, but far from perfect with a dozen graphical glitches and camera issues holding it back.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's worth renting or borrowing the game if you aren’t into the One Piece phenomenon. If you’re a massive fanm it’s a must buy - especially given the fact you won’t see this particular One Piece adventure anywhere else.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    With video games being blamed for stunting imaginations in young minds, it’s refreshing to see a game that promotes a creative spark.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If only this innovative ending summary could have been attached to a better game. The Walking Dead: Season One was a bonafide masterpiece, and we’ve somehow gone from that, to something I wish would just stay dead.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Stan Lee's genius can expect a wealth of funny and informative one-liners (recorded by the man himself) as he swings and pummels his way through Manhattan.

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