NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,707 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 2.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1,707 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There's a fair amount you can do with your new-found virtual driving skills.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    The learning curve is steep, and it can be hard to keep up with all the made-up words if you're new to the series, but it's all worth it in the end. This is a fun world to inhabit, and the narrative weaved throughout is deeply satisfying. Not afraid of a little complexity? Then get this game.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Hearthstone is a well-executed and fun card game, one which lives the “easy to learn, hard to master” mantra to the utmost.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    BioShock 2 is a game developed for all those square-eyed shooter fiends who wanted to explore the ocean floor, shoot-em-up with others online, and never play one of those annoying pipe-puzzlers again so long as they lived.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Blizzard haven't set out to reinvent the wheel with Diablo III, opting instead to release the ultimate version of a wheel that's already beloved by its niche audience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tough but rewarding.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A small evolution in multiplayer and a definitive end to the story. Despite being a solid, well-rounded experience, I felt there wasn't enough difference or progression in use of technology to really rate the game higher.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 is big. It's packed to the brim with virtual football action, all of it bigger and better in some way than last year's version.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    LBP for Vita is truly incredible, and arguably the definitive version of the experience.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    By and large FIFA 13 is chock-full of content. The online aspects are so in depth now there is no doubt you could play FIFA 13 for all eternity if you so chose, which really represents excellent value for gamers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    But those controls are what I keep coming back to. Frankly, I really detest playing an iOS game that has virtual buttons. Gameloft has done what it can, but this is far from an ideal platform for first person shooters.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A worthy successor to its elder brother. Compared to what came before, it's a more mature experience - and a more complete game.
    • 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
    • 88 Critic Score
    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes the combat of the Batman games, the stealth and exploration of the Assassin’s Creed games and combines them into a really fun package.
    • 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.