NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,606 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 3.3 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:
1,606 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s no hyperbole when I say that Dragon Age: Inquisition is the best RPG I’ve played in a long time. Hell, it’s the best game of any genre I’ve played in a long time. It’s a shoo-in for Game of the Year in my books, a masterclass in game design that deserves a spot in everyone’s game library.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you've got a 3DS and like good games, this one is a no-brainer. Get it. Love it. Fight me. Go on, I dare ya.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    I liked Mass Effect 3 when it first released and I have to say I am liking it even more on the Wii U. Again, I think it is the graphics and the controller that do it for me.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But collecting stuff is what Lara Croft does. And when it looks and plays as well as this, there is a lot of enjoyment to be had.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Most of the game is absolutely brilliant, looking back at classic RPGs while also pushing the genre forward. But sadly, the final hours of the game, those that should be the most memorable and climactic, are tedious beyond words, and undermine everything great that came before. And this is something that’s hard to forgive.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    This is recommended for fans of the series, or RTS nuts looking for the latest fix, but for more casual, curious folk, I reckon it could be worth waiting for the first expansion pack.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's fantastic, and filled with excitement. "Fantastic" that such a good title has been part of the initial release, and the "excitement" comes from seeing the obvious graphical potential inside the machine, waiting to be exploited by future developers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Simply a lot of fun. It has the benefit of being familiar to those who have played previous Guitar Hero titles, and builds in the drum and microphone instruments pretty well.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It’s much easier to get into than Tekken or Virtua Fighter, and the characters are generally – in my opinion at least – much more interesting.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Forza Horizon is a game that really needs to be judged on its own merits, and not compared strictly to its predecessors, as they're related largely in name only. If you can put aside your preconceptions, then Forza Horizon is a very tidy package indeed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Madden 10 is still, in almost every way, a quality title. It’s a game packed with detail, drama and fun. So don’t be surprised if it’s around for another twenty years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Visually this is one of the best games on the PlayStation Portable - easily comparable to PlayStation 2 quality from the cut scenes to the in game models; and it plays well too.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the size, Smash Bros. feels right at home on the 3DS.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So there's a sense of overkill. Unless of course you're a Total War obsessive -- in which case, the Kingdoms expansion is more or less chocolate-covered awesomeness. And then some.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: World at War feels at times like a little brother holding the hand of the more confident Modern Warfare, but keep in mind that it definitely shares the same genes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Far more than just a fun novelty. It's backed by a pure, serious fighting game engine and it manages to deliver on all levels. It's fun, approachable by the novice, works with any number of players from solo through online to a local party environment and has incredible depth.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is worth experiencing for the atmosphere alone – it's a great world to get caught up in, yet at the same time it's very easy to simply dip your toe once in a while.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    A must for Persona and Etrian Odyssey fans alike.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 still rocks the set and is a must buy for those getting a tad bored with World Tour.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you can get past the fact that you must do a lot of reading, you'll find a game which is highly original, incredibly fun and will stay in your memory for many 'next-generations' to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The game itself will take you a good number of hours to complete – there are over 150 puzzles spaced out between cut scenes and other adventure elements. However, the puzzles provide little in the way of replay value, so you probably won’t find yourself going back for a second play through.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With only two episodes left until the end, it is hard to imagine any kind of happy ending for Lee and the gang (whoever will be left by then, that is) and yet I cannot wait for episodes four and five to come out so I can slog through the rest of this journey with them to whatever (I'm assuming) tragic ending awaits us.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A charming platformer. It comes loaded with a sense of style and humour that only developer The Behemoth possess. An incredibly funny narrator, adorable creature design, and cut-scenes that look like paper-doll puppetry all amount to a stylistically cohesive game that has tight platforming to boot (albeit with a few mechanical hiccups).
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you have a 3DS, and can handle the idea of a cartoon-like racing game, you absolutely must get this game. Believe it or not, Mario Kart 7 is the very best version of the formula yet.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The control pad is used for skills and your inventory, but outside of this none of the motion control or other features are used.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite the sickeningly cute presentation and naff music, it’s not hard to recommend this game to Wii owners.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The fighting is as frantic or as tactical as you want to make it. It's easy to get started, but has plenty of depth. And, lets not mess around, there's a lot of very fit, very brutal men, handing out vicious, blood splattered beatings.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An excellent management simulator - and not much else.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s the perfect blend of Borderlands’ humour and Telltale’s penchant for great writing and narrative-driven gameplay, and I’m eagerly awaiting the rest of the season.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The single-player missions (with a few activities added) clocks in at over 20 hours of captivating gameplay. Add to this the multiplayer aspects and replay value with the dynamic style of play and you have a very worthy title for your hard-earned moola.