NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,019 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 Gears of War 4
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
2019 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Probably not a game for anyone born too far before the millennium. But it is sure to bring some joy for younger players this Christmas.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you haven't played the first Lego Indy, this may still be a worthwhile purchase, but even then it's hard to recommend when you can't simply play through all of the original film's levels. Give this one a rent and see how you like it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end the single player, while enjoyable, will get repetitive and the online community is almost non-existent at this time.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Its gameplay style and combat mechanic were clearly designed with the console player in mind. When transferred to the PC, the entire experience is undercut.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not a terrible game, but it's agonisingly close to being SO much more.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Possibly the most detrimental aspect of the PS2 port is the stuff they’ve taken out of the original PSP version. The visual gore is gone, which is odd considering you can still hear the crack of a bad guy’s neck being broken (it still retains its R16 rating). The ability to taser is gone, and most noticeably, the much lauded multiplayer is gone.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    On top of the irritating cinematics and clunky non-driving gameplay elements, the game continues to feature some unpredictable AI when racing computer drivers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    A competent helicopter simulator. It will most certainly push some gamer's buttons and become a well loved addition to their military combat collection. But I'm not sure how large that market is.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bring on Fire Emblem: Fates.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dull encounters mean a great Job system never gets a chance to shine.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The music was too cutesy and grating for my liking (a complaint I have with many Nintendo sports games), and I would have liked the option to be able to turn it off, but keep the sound effects of the match. Still, I would rate it as a good go-to game to pick up for short periods, like the bus ride to work. Just make sure your headphones are firmly plugged in first.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not the snafu it could’ve been and a decent war strategy game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Comes up a little short (pun intended).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The visual style of the game is striking, but the touch-based controls make it clumsy and can cause large amounts of rage. Murasaki Baby makes a great airport game: if you have the patience and an awkward portion of time on your hands, it’ll definitely keep your mind preoccupied.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As far as the Nintendo Wii goes, this game does a very admirable job. It possibly doesn’t beat the likes of Metroid Prime – but it does set itself up for a sequel that could potentially push the bars a lot higher.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While there's nothing technically wrong with the game, it just feels like there's so much missed opportunity with Sports Champions 2.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Don’t get this until the bugs are patched out.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    If I were to take a pick, I’d say this game would be perfect to play with your son or daughter – you can play the actual levels, and go make a cup of coffee while they sit and watch the cutscenes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Golf: Tee It Up! is an XBLA worth getting your hands on, and at 800 MS points, will provide a reasonable bang for your buck.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, this episode’s strengths are all in superficial places. Nobody comes to a Telltale game looking for technical prowess, and plot is only a tiny part of what makes a good story. I hate to say it, but Above the Law falls flat in the places that matter most: the characters and depth that underpin everything else. Without that, the episode is particularly forgettable, which doesn’t bode well for an episodic series that’s already struggling with its release schedule.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It’s definitely a good game, one that shows promise for an action focused future in the Resident Evil franchise, but too many little annoyances add up to prevent it from being a great game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Official movie tie-in or not, dampen down your expectations.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This is Poker Night 2's biggest problem. I was ready to mute the game after the third time being forced to watch a particular Claptrap sequence. You can't skip segments you've already seen, and some don't allow you to keep the poker game going while they play out.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I so much wanted this game to be a mindless shooting blast fest, but sadly It failed to deliver on just about every aspect. Thunder Wolves hit the market about 10 years too late, revealing itself to an audience that expects way more than it delivers.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Whether you're new to the series or a veteran, you may find the later levels to be pretty challenging - and by challenging I mean annoying.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    All design style with no narrative substance.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It makes good sense as a PC downloadable, where the interface and audience align, but here? Not so much.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Interesting concept, and fun with friends, but a lack of online competition makes it rather dull.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the original, snap it up but otherwise consider what else you might buy with your $15 before you decide on this.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    While I’ve been on the verge of giving the game the people’s elbow, especially sitting through the long load times and when I lost a match because I couldn’t tag back into a tag team match; it’s a ‘tag’ team match, and I couldn’t figure out how to ‘tag’. It’s in the bloody stupid title. But, I’m going to keep playing. I love all the bluster, all the blood, and I want to eventually get a win by submission.