NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,674 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:
1,674 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you can deal with the fact that you can't play it with your friends, there's no reason to hesitate.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    In the end this latest little offering from developer Q-Games (little in terms of file size - good, and story length - not so good) probably should have been called PixelJunk Puzzler. But, it has a great control system, enough enemies to shoot, and the concept of mixing the lava and water, ice and gas is inventive and fresh.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It looks stunning, plays nicely and has enough gadgets and hardware to keep Ratchet and Clank, together or on their own, hitting those platforms for a while yet.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If LeBron’s your guy you’ll love 2K’s latest release. While there’s not a lot new, aside from the compulsory King James worship, the game is a fitting end to the current console cycle.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Its historical setting, attention to detail, and engrossing combat mechanic make it a worthy addition the Total War series. Fans of the series (especially fans on Creative Assembly's foray into bullets and bombs) should definitely think about picking this up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles is an excellent game and it gets better the more attention you pay and the deeper you go.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There's not much new here. But if you have a decent PC and have a desire to check this one out, you can rest easy in the knowledge that it's a pretty decent conversion.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Saints Row IV combines irreverence, comedic genius, and fantastic characterisation with one of the most bizarre and ridiculous storylines you’ll see all year. As a total experience, its got the goods.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    With the new (improved) control system and slight increase in visual quality, it would be safe to say that Wii U owners are getting the best experience out of Most Wanted - even if it is six months behind.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Whether you’re a Final Fantasy veteran, or someone who wasn’t even born yet when FFX first came out, you should waste no time in picking these up.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You won't find an experience quite like this on the iPad (or anywhere, for that matter), and I for one hope we see more games that offer something just a little bit different.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Played through quickly, Patapon is an eight hour game which - when played correctly - can be as long as 15 to 20.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The only question you need to ask yourself is: do I need another addiction?
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The living, breathing world of Sunset Valley, the town that comes pre-packaged with the game, is a fascinating one.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Titanfall is just so full of things. The world is beautiful and detailed, the maps are detailed and confusing, the giant robots have plenty of places to hide. Take your time to drink it all in as the bullets zing around and into you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tomb Raider earns its score for daring to go big and then executing on that goal with considerable aplomb in every important area. It looks great, plays well, and is fun from beginning to end. Even more than that, it does all of those things with more skill and finesse than almost any other game before it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The mixture of over-the-top action, outrageously powerful weapons and cinematic presentation ensures that the non-stop thrill-ride action keeps the adrenaline flowing throughout.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just playing through the game won't keep you occupied for a huge amount of time, but trying for top times and tinkering with the level editor will keep more dedicated players busy for absolutely ages.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Radiant Silvergun is a triumph and arguably one of the best (if not the best) game of its type available - on any platform.