NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,996 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 2.8 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:
1996 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The iPad has the sweetest graphics with a massive screen.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its relative ease makes redoing the challenges very pedestrian, and worse yet, replaying the same dungeon also means reliving all the pre-faffing-about to get there. You have to endure many of the same conversations, cutscenes and menial tasks you already know of and know how to do. Regardless of what decade you played it in, that is not fun.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a multiplayer fiend and like the thought of mowing down zombies with chainguns, this is definitely worth checking out. The thrill of obliterating hordes of screaming bad guys that just want to gobble up your brains really is quite unique and fun. Just don't expect to be getting very good value for money because there's really not very much inside the box.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Trusting other players for quality levels is risky business, but making your own is creative heaven.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    If you’ve played any side-scrolling games, chances are you’ve incidentally played this one. Odin Sphere is undoubtedly fun, but its 40-hour quest etches too long to repel the armies of repetition. It’s charm and aesthetic character are the real arrows for its quiver - the crux to get your attention and to keep it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not the most amazing thing ever by any stretch of the imagination but if you like the idea of a suped-up Snake, with a bunch of modes, and don't want to lower yourself to lugging a dated mobile phone around with you, it's hard to beat.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultra Street Fighter, while good, doesn’t quite live up to that Ultra name. The new mechanics and balance changes will keep the game fresh for months to come, but the new characters - which are largely the reason this is a paid update and not a patch - bring next to nothing to the game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although it's odd that they put more work into the enemy ships than the players’, this minimalist approach to the graphics suits the gameplay style by keeping the action smooth, the download small and audio and gameplay as the dominated features.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Crisis Core has an addictive quality about it because you really need to know what happens next, and you’ll most certainly want to see the next glorious cutscene.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Does it offer anything amazing on a platform that's becoming increasingly weary? No. It doesn't even try. Forget the kinaesthetic Wii remotes, you could easily play this game on a jury rigged calculator.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Stunning art and music design, but shallow when it comes to depth of meaning and gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Does what it sets out to - just don’t expect a revolution, Dance Dance or otherwise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Hardcore golfing fans (and I do mean hardcore) will probably find this a contender for game of the year, but for everybody else there are more charming, accessible, and fun golfing games on the market.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I can’t help but feeling that, while a good deal of effort has gone into enhancing the essential Viva Piñata experience, the limitation of things I can put in my garden when there is so much on offer really does kill my buzz.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This isn't a game that will convince non-golfers to take up the sport, whether virtually or otherwise, but if you're a fan and need a golfing fix on the go, you can do a lot worse than Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 for the iPad.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Play it because it’s different, play it because it’s a far cry from anything you’re likely to in the coming months.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Skyrim is still a great game that everyone should play, but it could’ve used more than a paint job.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fantastic series comes to an uneven, disappointing close.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the graphics are certainly less polished than what you’d find in the PSP version, they still retain the typical Worms feel.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    With Buzz! Quiz World however, the future is pretty much set. It now fits nicely, and willingly, in with the other continual release titles. You know the ones. The same music based games with another new song list, or the same sports game with another team roster.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Arcade fun, short and sweet and cheap like a short sweet cheap thing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's by no means a terrible game, but the plot's lack of cohesion, the frustration factor of some of the puzzles, and the inappropriate content has tarnished what could've been a triumphant jewel in the DE crew’s crown.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Heavy decisions and fun action, but a poor end to an overall enjoyable season.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For $18.95 [NZ], it’s a decent purchase for hardcore fans of platform puzzlers. But the fairly short lived gameplay and ruthless difficulty curve might deter anyone else. Despite being called a puzzle game - Stealth, Inc relies more on quick reflexes and thumb agility, than problem solving and mental dexterity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Halo Wars 2 retains itself as serviceable fun, if only by being unbearably approachable, and enjoyably Halo.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As licensed games go, it's above average - but given that the film series it is based on was last seen at the cinemas over 20 years ago, it's a bit of disappointment that it still feels a bit rushed. It could have been (and based on pre-release media, seemed to be) so much better.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While the difficulty curve in Memoria is such that you can pick up and play within seconds, it can become excruciatingly frustrating.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A pretty, short, next-generation God of War-alike with quirky gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    What changes you do find in Tiger Woods 08 are positive; however, it’s just the fact that there is more polish needed to make this title really stand out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This might be one title that is best left in the past, where rose tinted glasses and time itself can protect it from the games that it no doubt inspired. Those which have long since (and far) surpassed it.