NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,025 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: 77
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Deca Sports Freedom
Score distribution:
2025 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s not Tenchu, but it’s the next best thing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The dearth of content and poorly implemented online systems make Driveclub feel incomplete. Coupled with the fact that PlayStation Plus members get a reduced-content, but fully featured, version of the game with their subscriptions, there’s little reason to buy the full game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The main reason I would buy Meteos Wars is if a mate or two already own it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Apart from the difficulty, this is a solid purchase if you’re looking for a boxing sim on the go that has really stayed true to the spirit of the DS. This is the sort of game that, if it had come out during the handheld’s infancy, game journos would have been praising for its use of the touch screen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There's a decent amount of content on hand here, but it soon felt like a bit of a chore to get through it all.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The single player campaign is a decent five to six hour haul, and considering most PSVR players will struggle to play solidly for more than a couple of hours, it feels longer than that overall. It’s well balanced too with moments of intense, nail-biting shooting, broken up with quiet sections where you can just survey your alien environment. Farpoint does an admirable job of delivering a sense of scale, and character models and animations are some of the better I’ve seen in the PSVR space to date. The game also includes some co-op levels where you can team up with another player online to wipe out waves of aliens together (thankfully there is friendly fire). For those who aren’t sure about which version of Farpoint to buy, I would strongly suggest you get the Aim Controller bundle. There’s around a $50 price difference, but I can’t help but feel that Farpoint is saved by the use of a proper gun controller.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    You’re not going to find an incredible game here but what you do get is slickly presented game with a whole lot of laughs along the way.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With a bit more polish, and a few much needed scenes, this game could be amazing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s size and scope elicits feelings of wonder and irrelevance in equal measure, creating metaphors from calculus and code. Those feelings are savagely curtailed by oppressive systems that transform it into something smaller: a videogame.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Design missteps and combat randomness don’t defeat this sombre tale.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for updated gameplay, you'll find nothing here to satisfy you. It's still very hard (the modus operandi of arcade games in the 80s) and little gameplay niggles (like the oddly backwards-feeling button layout or enemies getting trapped places you can't get at) keep twitching at you as you play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the Wii version offers inferior controls, ultimately the console-TV multiplayer experience is something that the DS version cannot match. While the DS version is technically better, the Wii version offers more potential for spontaneous chaos and fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end Flow doesn’t add enough to justify the $15 price tag if you already have the PlayStation 3 version, and the lack of a save game in between evolutions may be a problem if you suddenly have the urge to play something else in between plays.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    You’ll get a fantastic selection of Shakespeare’s plays, the complete works of Jane Austin, adventure stories like Treasure Island and The Last of the Mohicans. Dickens is in there, two of the Brontes, Eliot, Twain, Henry James… you won’t get bored quickly, because there’s a book for every taste and mood. That is, unless you shun the classics.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a surprisingly competent package.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It takes the theme park building and injects it with mini-games that enable a more hands on approach to building and maintaining your park, rather than just moving the mouse and clicking a bit of dirt.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Charming tabletop presentation, let down by boring combat.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Glitchy, but still maintains the playable charm we have come to expect from LEGO games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The presentation of the game is nicely polished for the most part. From a distance, everything looks really good in-game. Up close, however, H.A.W.X kind of suffers from what most flight games do – bad terrain!
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the band, then you should most definitely Walk This Way. If you’re simply looking for a new Guitar Hero fix, you may wish to rent the game first, or look towards the next downloadable content for Guitar Hero III.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While it is good to have another RPG on the PSP, its controls and other poor design features wrench you away from the experience, and don’t really allow you to enjoy the game like you should be able to with any title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re a young casual gamer whom is interested in Guinness World Records then this one is for you, if you’re not, then don’t worry, you’re not missing much.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I personally couldn't shake the weird exploitation feel of the game that was sexist in the worst kind of way: trying to be funny but failing. Juliet could have been an amazing character (even as a hot, 18 year old cheerleader) but is too air-headed and makes too many cheap jokes fall flat and just come across as flippant. She is not a hero on a quest, she's just a girl with some amazing skills who keeps stumbling along until she wins.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game is plenty big enough to satisfy even very demanding gamers, but I would be concerned about those controls. Not everyone wants to spend too long getting to know a difficult control system, these days. Often, immediacy is key and this is a step away from plug and play.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid expansion of the space stage. You won’t find a deep adventure game here, just a lot of small quests and a solid level editor to add to the strange mix of genres that is Spore.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Overall, it’s a tepid entrance into the ring for EA Sports and their new UFC title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall it is hard to recommend for Smackdown! Vs. Raw fans under the age of 27; short of The Rock, HHH, Shaun Michaels, Stone Cold, and Hulk Hogan, most of these wrestlers have been dead or out of the spotlight for years. For anyone with a taste for some classic WWF you can't get any better than this – game wise, anyway.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Elefunk is a nice, addictive puzzle title with enough levels to make it worth the initial download.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wet
    In the end the game gives you a dirty sense of satisfaction and some cheap thrills.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Puzzle design, backgrounds, and atmosphere hold up, but not much else.

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