NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,635 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 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:
1,635 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is a success thanks to what has remained unchanged. Though we're now 3D and have some wonderful cinematics, this is still the Final Fantasy IV you fell for in 1991. And for those who have yet to fall for the classic, this is a good place to start.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    If you've got a Vita and like fighting games, buying Mortal Kombat is an absolute no-brainer. There's so much content here, and it's loads of fun, with lots of depth and plenty of challenge to keep you going long into the upcoming cold winter nights.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A bigger and more beautiful Far Cry 3.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It looks like Nintendo have finally grown a pair and are willing to partake in an older gamer's market - delivering mature, dark, and often violent titles like Arkham City. It is also a comforting display of loyalty from a brilliant studio like Rocksteady, who haven't just ported the game, but honestly had some genuine fun with the new hardware of the Wii U.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s the same brilliant game that came out last year, all polished up and looking its finest. For returning adventurers, on the other hand, there’s so little in the way of new content that there’s not much point buying the new version unless you had an urge to replay it anyway.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Ninja Theory have been faithful to the original games, but still added enough of their own lick of originality to warrant the return.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    inFamous is amazing. The feeling of "ability" engendered by the game's openness and the soft-lock system that allows you to go exactly where you want to and land precisely where you intended is genre-defining.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A good game. It pays excellent homage to the film series (even though it's set before the movies), and is a really solid MMO.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    There are a number of annoying parts of Far Cry 2, but things are more than held together by both the presentation of the game, and the sheer absorbing joy of exploring the world that has been put together with so much care.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The story and drama are more exciting, and move in the kind of crazy direction you would expect from a game in The Walking Dead universe.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 wont be for everyone. But if you think you're a player off the course and don't mind getting your balls deep in the rough, go grab your Wii-mote and head for the eighteenth. Because Woods on the Wii is one of the most authentic golfing experiences you're going to get – without writing off your Sundays.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Smooth controls, gorgeous visuals, and memorable online combat prove that this game is still dressed to impress. Recommended for fans of Halo and Vanquish.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Where it is impressive is in the explosion and smoke effects – the combination of high impact sound, bright/expansive visuals and the shake of your camera makes for quite an impact.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What I enjoy the most is the fact that there is no right way to come up with a solution. If it works, you win.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Street Fighter X Tekken brings it in some places and slides by in others, yet it manages to be one of the best crossover fighting games in recent memory.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    'Splosion Man is about the most fun I have had with a platform game since New Super Mario Bros, or Sonic Advance 2.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    TxK
    If you like the sound of a retro-inspired shooter, want a massive nostalgia hit, or just want to have a lot of fun with your Vita, TxK is a no-brainer purchase.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The intriguing plot and engaging gameplay make Beyond Good & Evil well-worthy of the 800 Microsoft points it costs to download.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you want tough, technical races where you'll get disqualified for cutting corners and time penalties for driving recklessly; if you want long races where it might take two or three laps to set up one passing manoeuvre; if what you want is a great racing sim; then, yes. F1 2010 has been well worth the wait.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sound Shapes is a fun game to while away the hours with. Kids will love it and so will older gamers looking for a fun challenge. But the real love will come in enjoying playing inside a wonderful piece of art, and then creating your own.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An improvement in every way on Fight Night Round 4. That said, I wouldn't necessarily run out and buy it straight away, especially if you own a previous game in the franchise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Resident Evil 5 offers some great level designs as well.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If you were ever thinking you could have had enough of the series, these two games will rekindle your love for button mashing madness. We highly recommend it and look forward to seeing the Cosplay of "Two Girls and a Spartan" - thank you Ares!
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Although the campaign mode is flatter than an anorexic stingray, the multiplayer is easily worth the price of admission alone. It's also one of the most phenomenal looking games you'll have the pleasure of playing this year.
    • 84 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, despite the issues with clipping and load screens, Monster Hunter Tri shows off what the Wii is capable of visually. And when it comes to online play, this is the best for the system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a flawed gem, but still well worth a look.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Despite feeling overwhelmed, and despite still feeling occasionally confused delving through the ridiculous amount of information and menus, there's something really addictive about Football Manager 2012.

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