NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,684 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
1,684 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Exploring Ni No Kuni is a wonderful, magical experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telltale have proved yet again that they’re the big dog when it comes to licensed adventure games and emotionally-charged, gripping, character-driven narratives.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    UFC Undisputed: 2010 might not be as “real as it gets”, but this year, it’s as close as we are likely to come.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    While the game provides hours of blissful fun, it would've been nice to see some more substantial improvements and gameplay changes over what "Guitar Hero II" offered.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sucker Punch's Sly series is witty, irreverent, intelligent and polished.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you like Splinter Cell: Conviction and want to get stuck into more action without any annoying narrative to get in the way, the Insurgency pack is likely just what you're looking for. Just don't expect quite the level of execution the original is deservedly acclaimed for.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most gamers can expect over 80 hours of gametime, fantastic characters and voice-acting and some of the best graphics seen on a Nintendo handheld. Whether you buy this for your home console or your New 3DS, it’s one of the better JRPGs to have launched in the last few years.
    • 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
    Ultimately there's less micro-management in Cities: Skylines than in SimCity, but it in no way feels like something cut-down or "cloney." No, Cities: Skylines is its own game - an impressive feat considering the lineage of the genre.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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).