NZGamer's Scores

  • Games
For 2,007 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 33% 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 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Smash 'N' Survive
Score distribution:
2007 game reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Although the gameplay is limited and only takes around 30 minutes to clock (per plane), 1942: Joint Strike is still a satisfying gaming experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly complicated shooter that could prove worthwhile for those who invest the time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s a great party game and a lot of fun with friends, and would be a great deal of fun for a baseball-savvy gamer or someone looking to dip their toes into an arcade-style sports title.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Neat aesthetics, interesting puzzles, but a forgettable experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a beautiful game to watch, but so insanely frustrating to play single player that you wouldn’t care if the game was hand-drawn by a mermaid riding a gold unicorn. The multiplayer co-op adds a lot more playability but usually multiplayer features like this should add to the solo experience, not justify it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Mario Party: Star Rush is a tight collection of mini games which are fun even in single player. It’s just too bad that the main modes which encapsulate them aren’t entertaining at all. If you can overlook the grind, then it’s worth playing for the mini games. If you can’t, I’d look for a party elsewhere.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It might not be worth playing if you have a console copy of BUZZ! in your home, but for long road trips or prolonged ventures outside the house, it’s definitely worth looking into.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Let's use a food-based analogy: imagine you had only a few minutes for lunch and had to grab a snack. The Facebook version of Bejeweled Blitz would be a Maccas Happy Meal, on the house; whereas Bejeweled Blitz Live would be one of those low carb protein bars in a shiny foil wrapper. Both provide sustenance on the run, but one is meatier and more satisfying than the other… and it's free.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This is a rather shortlived experience that dives head first into a pit of tedium after some early promise.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's nothing new, kinda hard and far from the prettiest game in the room.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Imaginatively beautiful but with a couple missteps.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can overcome the technical shortcomings, impenetrable plot, and the game overstaying its welcome (the last couple of hours drag on), you’ll find a well-crafted game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Multiplayer is definitely the drawcard of the game and could offer some fun knockout type sessions with a group of friends.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you want to relive the experience you loved ten years ago, get this game, but prepare to feel that crushing weight of nostalgia.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s the kind you pick up if you love tennis and have a poster of Sharapova on your bedroom ceiling.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yes, it looks wonderful and, yes, it sounds pretty good too. But that’s about as far as the praise can be stretched.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Personally I’m afraid that Flock’s gameplay quirks will harm the experience for many gamers. I didn’t find them game-wrecking by any stretch of the imagination, but there will be some people who will throw their hands up in despair.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It looks good, plays well and is a bit too short.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A game that’s atmospheric as hell, but that does nothing with it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Enjoyable and frustrating in equal measure.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The single-player is an amusing distraction but playing with a few more people immediately takes things up a notch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Leliana's Song is too short and adds nothing in terms of gameplay. If you want more gameplay, more spells and raised caps then there are other expansions, modules and campaigns out there at a higher price. However, I did enjoy Leliana's Song.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Developers Rebellion have harnessed the insanely difficult, but addictive vibe that die-hard fans grew to love and even added a few extra aces up their sleeve.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game does come in at a mid-price point of $69.99 though, which could be a factor when considering another PSVR shooter, Farpoint, comes out in May. If you remember Descent fondly, or enjoyed RIGS, then Starblood Arena could be worth checking out, but it’s hardly a PSVR seller. It’s a shame Sony don’t encourage playable PSVR demos to allow owners to at least try out a game before investing, because this is a game that’s difficult to recommend to everyone.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are certainly some good features in Web of Shadows, but they’re wrapped up in a pile of poor implementation.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    An interesting premise squandered on poor storytelling and unremarkable play.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Traveller’s Tales have put plenty of care into this title and it is sure to please Narnia fans of a younger audience. Even as a 27 year old, I got plenty of enjoyment out of it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot of potential, but it would be much cooler with dragons. And fire.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I am disappointed with the latest trend, where what looks to be a great game on another platform is an ultimate disappointment on the DS.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Codename: Panzers Cold War has some good things going for it but it feels like the developers were rushed to get the game completed.