NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,608 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 31% 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 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
1,608 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    While there is some basic fun in blowing things up, random explosions make this game feel like it's trying really hard to get Michael Bay to notice it. The only time I was happy playing the game was when I recognised a cover of The Primatives' Crash was playing in the background.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    So, Cry Wolf has its moments. But for the most part, it’s a slog, an underwhelming and forgettable end to a series that showed so, so, so much promise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Purchase for your grandmother rather than yourself.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Some way of teaching the players its mechanics were really required (even if it was just pages of text with pretty pictures, just something... anything). Unfortunately Nuclear Dawn has none of this and is instead a confusing game that isn't all that much fun to play.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s not a bad game and the general combat can have moments of fun. But as I said at the start, most of the time when I was playing this title, I just kept thinking to myself “I am not enjoying this and would rather be doing something else right now”. Take that for what you will.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is an anachronism, proving that transposing ideas from the past (without thinking critically about how they should be represented in the present) doesn’t always work.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A broken game with a repetitive mechanic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you enjoy twin-stick shooters like Geometry Wars, then maybe you can give this a try. It’s definitely a competent game for the genre and will scratch that itch, if you’ve got it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's hard to recommend a game like Ecolibrium to anyone but the most bored.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The ideas seem interesting enough, but in the end it looks, plays, and feels like a game from the mid 90’s; and not one of the the good ones.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a good attempt on the part of Crocodile. Unfortunately, the combination of frustratingly hard boss fights and cheap traps lets it down. I can’t help but think this would have been a great game with better execution.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Harry Potter for Kinect really failed to pull me into the Harry Potter world.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    All in all, a very average sort of an action-adventure game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bound by problems and suffocating great ideas.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Its gameplay is tedious and lacks imagination. Its narrative experience is immature and poorly executed. When it comes to good adventure titles, gamers are spoilt for choice. Deadfall Adventures is just spoilt.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    I have had to concede it a good score in terms of value. Although it has much of the polish of a $100+ title, Xotic can be yours for only 800 Microsoft Points. I'm genuinely impressed by the production values for a game in this league. I just don't want to play it again.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you’re considering this game, stay away. There are better Yu-Gi-Oh! games out there, and there are better digital card games out there. The only reason I can think of to buy this - and there’s no hyperbole here - is for the three exclusive physical cards it comes with.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The only thing you will find confrontational will be the game itself.