NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,488 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 Red Dead Redemption
Lowest review score: 20 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
1,488 game reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Purchase for your grandmother rather than yourself.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    This sort of gameplay, while not being too terrible with a controller, is still much more suited to a DS stylus or a mouse. When you throw in a lot of repetition amongst objects and a general lack of varied gameplay, Interpol is hardly a game I’d recommend.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Ghost Warrior 2 falls into the trap of trying to be accessible to a wide audience - however the end result is casual and veteran gamers will feel ultimately let down by a complete lack of freedom and unoriginal gameplay.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    At the very beginning of the game the United States President tells Duke Nukem he is a relic from the past. As sad as it seems, perhaps he was right.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The only thing you will find confrontational will be the game itself.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 47 Critic Score
    Visually Terminator: Salvation matches the gameplay and is an equally dull affair.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    One of the most pointless games made for the DS. The idea may sound good on paper, but performing magic tricks is really something which needs to stay in the real world. Stay away from this one, far away.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is all the more frustrating because there are tiny, oh-so-brief sprinklings of entertainment to be had - they're just padded wall to wall with frustrating gameplay and below average presentation.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    One can only hope that Tony Hawk: Ride marks the end of these pointless bits of plastic, and not the end of the series itself, which surely calls for a more sophisticated makeover.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    There's nothing to save this shambles and no way to recommend it to anyone. If you're a fan of the movie, this will ruin it for you and if you like brawlers, there's a thousand better ones (some from more than 20 years ago outstrip this easily) to satiate your desires. Avoid.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    An average game that doesn't live up to the brilliance of the cartoon.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The worst thing about X-Men: Destiny however is the complete lack of any multiplayer whatsoever. A game like this screams for at least 2 player co-op, along the lines of far superior games like X-Men Legends. Even if it's just so you can share your pain with someone else.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Older fans like me can enjoy the nostalgia factor, but then there's not the level of depth to gameplay I now tend to enjoy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Basically, it's not as much fun as doing the daily trivia quiz in the paper over your morning coffee. Strictly for hardcore fans of the show or those that are extremely tolerant of low-budget game design.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you've got more money than sense, feel free to try it out. But if you're serious about gaming, and look for rewarding and engaging experiences, then stay well away.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A strange mash up of party game and action RPG title that doesn't do either well. However, thanks to it simply being a Lionhead title, it will be useful to Fable: The Journey owners due to its compatibility with that title. Unfortunately, on its own, Fable Heroes fails to provide a solid singleplayer or multiplayer title.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A sloppy piece of work that doesn't do justice to the series or to its fans. I'm not even sure fans of the series will enjoy this one. I certainly didn't.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Disappointing. The sound and graphics seem to be an afterthought. The characters are generic - fantasy characters 101 - all with very basic fight animations. Even the strange little dances they do, when they make it to the other side of the board, hold little interest. There are eight of them, and once you've seen them, that's it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Some very good writing bumps up the score for this one, but the lazy gameplay decisions make finishing the game a chore.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Perhaps I could look past all of this incredibly juvenile sexism if the game was any good, but it’s really not. The game is played at a slow pace, the story is just confusing, and there’s nothing that makes me actually want to play it.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Army Corps of Hell feels more like a low-key Mini title; certainly not a full retail game being sold in stores for close to $90! The highlight of the game is probably the thrash hardcore metal soundtrack and even this won't appeal to everyone. Best to avoid this hellish title, at least at full price.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    A formulaic experience that feels rushed, ill-thought out and hollow. Its gameplay is rote and its mechanic is derivative. To be frank, I'm tired of this. Shooter fans are not simply teenage consumers of asinine adventure. We deserve better.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Functional. The motion controls work fine and there's very little lag in tracking your movements. The game’s iconic visual style also translates beautifully onto the big screen in high-definition. But what’s completely lacking here is the casual fun and simple addictiveness that made the mobile game such a success. And without that, I’m not sure why this Kinect port of the game exists.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    I reviewed this on the Xbox One and, in hindsight, LocoCycle would probably be a better Xbox 360 title. It certainly doesn’t show off any next-gen prowess, so don’t buy this game to show off your new hardware.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    All in all, a very average sort of an action-adventure game.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As the plodding narrative progresses, these repetitive fighting and stealth tasks grow quickly tedious.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As the plodding narrative progresses, these repetitive fighting and stealth tasks grow quickly tedious.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As the plodding narrative progresses, these repetitive fighting and stealth tasks grow quickly tedious.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It is woefully inferior in every important way to almost every MMO ever released - let alone recently.