NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,534 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:
1,534 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    While there are still some issues on the bench and in the locker room, on court, where it counts, NBA 2K13 still dominates.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It looks nice, moves at a good clip and you always feel like you’re able to control the car and know exactly when you lose your grip. The Flashback feature feels like something with a lot of promise and we can’t wait to see what the next racing game that rolls out of the garage at Codemasters will be like.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A truly spectacular game. Of all of the possible results that may have sprung from the circumstances that now surround the development of the Halo franchise, Halo 4 is the most welcome (and surprising) imaginable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's nothing really special to report in terms of the controls.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is superb and although there are some still slight glitches, offers the most comprehensive and realistic football games on the market.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not be the best vertical shooter ever – that honour goes to Ikaruga’s predecessor Radiant Silvergun – but it is easily the best game on Xbox Live Arcade and indeed the Xbox 360 itself. Purchase immediately.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Watching a robbery go down with detached movie-convention-predictability and suddenly realising you have to intervene can freeze you up like Paul Henry spotting a mustache on a lady. It adds the third dimension that makes this game a game. In any case, it's an entertaining variation on screaming, "Don't go in there!" at a flickering screen in the dark.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    On top of the single-player, DiRT 3 includes a welcomed split-screen multiplayer for head to head racing. But more welcomed is the large number of mad online party modes to try out.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Pokemon games are getting deeper, more complex and ever more exciting with each iteration. The only thing to do is keep catching em all. It would be rude not to.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All I'm saying is that is does kind of feel a bit like Nintendo are resting on their laurels. All the effort has gone into developing a classic Super Mario Bros. game on a new system, with new controls and new visuals. It can't help but be good because it's SMB.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Levels are fun to play, with a good variety of play mechanics and ever escalating challenge that keeps you pushing for a ridiculously large improvement in your skillbase, only to find an even harder chunk of gameplay around the corner.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It is a solid, well presented title with a hell of a lot going for it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Someone needs to make the arcade machine version of this.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Like any good platformer, Tearaway is full to the brim with secrets and collectibles
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With any luck, with your purchase of Zack & Wiki we can show Capcom and the rest of the gaming industry that gamers are ready to be challenged, that gamers are open to something new, and that we would welcome a sequel, or something similar – the Wii needs it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the modes that baseball fans will love is the ability to play any match-up from the season with live updated player stats and rosters.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A list of each small nuance would make for a pretty boring review, so as superficial as it is we've given away as little of the story and the temple-to-temple action as possible. Much of the joy is discovering it all for yourself.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Moving through the levels is fairly straightforward.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Trade and economic growth are explored in a simple and deeply engaging way.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With crisp graphics, great sound (mainly in the form of the excellent commentary), and surprisingly playable gameplay, NBA Jam for the iPhone is well worth picking up, even if (or perhaps especially if) you're not a basketball fan.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is Diablo 3’s best shot at a fun end-game that can last.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rayman Origins is so obviously a labour of love for its developers, and it shows in the artistry, in the care and attention to every detail, and in the feeling of uplifting whimsy that permeates the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're looking for the very best Pokémon game yet, you'll find it in Black or White. The changes they've made tweak the formula in good ways and the all-new world in which the all-new Pokémon live in is worth exploring...If, however, you're hoping for a significant revamp that addresses the myriad of fiddly quirks the series has collected over its 15 years or simply brings the title inline with other modern RPGs, you'll be (yet again) disappointed.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It contains enough content to warrant an actual off-the-shelf product, so it’s really encouraging to see it so cheap.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A worthy continuation to the original Company of Heroes and is every bit as enjoyable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great game done better. The graphics are improved, the gameplay remains intact, and some quality content has been added into the mix. If only every port to the PC were like this.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Resistance 2 is gutsier, it’s gorier, and it’s much, much bigger.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Flower is magical. There really isn't another word to describe it. It's fresh, it's new, it's fun and it has a whole lot of heart. Don't pass on the opportunity to pick it up.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Yes, it’s disappointing to see so many bugs, but at the end of the day you’re here for the dopamine reaction that hits when you see those legendary drops, and there are absolutely no issues with that part of the game whatsoever.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The system seller Nintendo fans have been waiting for.