NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,981 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: 76
Highest review score: 100 Dragon Age: Inquisition
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1981 game reviews
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    More than just DLC. It’s a core part of the Bloodborne experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    You’ll get frustrated, I can guarantee it – but that’s the point. It doesn’t offer tutorials, because the game is confident in your ability to prevail. It’s a treatise on our ability to develop and grow, as we attempt to make sense of the unknown.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great single player campaign that pays homage to the original, but the multiplayer is forgettable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it may not be as ground-breaking as the games it draws its inspirations from, this samurai’s tale represents a return to form for the developer. With precise and purposeful combat, foes that demand your respect, and a world of fantastical folklore, Nioh is a fine action RPG worthy of anyone’s attention.
    • 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
    • 96 Critic Score
    A stunning climax to the series, and a worthy send-off to the team at Rocksteady.
    • 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
    • 98 Critic Score
    The very best, like no one ever was.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Forza 6 is the typical exceptional quality we’ve come to expect over the past decade. The racing is smooth and can be tailored to suit anybody’s skill level, and the tracks are designed with meticulous attention to detail.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have a 3DS, Fire Emblem Fates is a must-buy; if you don’t, it’s yet another reason, on top of so many others, to get one. Just be sure you do your research, and stick to Birthright unless you’re absolutely ready for the challenge Conquest has to offer.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everyone should try this game, even if you hate cars or football.
    • 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.