Cubed3's Scores

  • Games
For 985 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 NightSky
Lowest review score: 0 The Letter
Score distribution:
985 game reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bravely Default is classic Final Fantasy in everything but name only.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The repetition of said features, plus the lack of the Wii U's strengths being put to use is unfortunate, but dedicated One Piece fans and patient newcomers will find a lot to love.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, despite the enhancements, the core gameplay of Etrian Odyssey Untold is still likely to divide players.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not without its faults, The Chase Begins is a worthy addition to the Nintendo 3DS roster.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Broken Sword was a classic over a decade ago and remains so today, despite many pretenders to the adventure throne appearing over the years and a few games actually surpassing Revolution Software's title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MySims Agents presents a unique take on the secret agent theme with something more akin to a detective agency, but none of the fun is lost.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis follows on from the solid foundation set by the first game, Tunguska, and brings with it an impressive story that keeps gamers gripped until the final credits.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's mystifying that Samurai Warriors: Chronicles hasn't been endorsed by more stores, because it is a surprisingly strong title, trumping the quality of the Wii version by quite a long shot.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst this 3DS release is nothing more than a port of a DS game from Japan, its charm and addictive gameplay cannot be argued against, with the intriguing storyline and smart Touch Screen tactical football battles making this RPG-with-a-twist one to definitely check out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may seem to lack a few features found in other formats' versions, but FIFA 10 on Wii still manages to claim the trophy for best Wii football game so far.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The core Story Mode and the various mini-games contained therein are mildly enjoyable diversions for a time, but what you're likely to really want to sink you're teeth into is the classic Battle Mode and its excellent online support.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dementium: The Ward is a good start to what will hopefully spawn a sequel or two - a solid shooter, presented fantastically well on Nintendo's DS.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MumboJumbo delivers another impressive PC-to-DS translation with Puzzle Expedition: The Quest for the Tear of God. Anyone thinking there are not enough challenging puzzle titles on Nintendo's humble dual-screen portable should definitely track this down for some highly engaging block-moving adventure fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic Colours is one of the best 3D Sonic games to date, the best Sonic the Hedgehog game on Wii and certainly a strong contender for Super Mario Galaxy's crown.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WayForward take advantage of capitalising on all of DS' limitations and have created a title that has genuine affection and impact.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Many will look at Pandora's Tower as being the weakest of the three Wii RPGs, with Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story easily making Ganbarion and Nintendo's effort seem unworthy of attention. However, such a judgement would be unjust, since this Action RPG takes a totally different slant, offering an almost 3D Castlevania and Metroid feel to proceedings, mixing in a pleasant love story and a brilliantly smooth battle system that will widen its appeal.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Little Worlds has taken the idea of Picross and twisted it around, throwing a whole heap of colour into proceedings with great results.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bleach: The Blade of Fate is a game that could be stripped of its anime roots and still be a great fighter.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Kart Wii is definitely up there with the other installments. A fairly limited single player appeal is enhanced by a comprehensive online service and a slightly toned-down but throughly enjoyable and flexible offline multiplayer mode.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    V5 Play has delivered a superb mix of differing puzzle styles, drawing from logic conundrums, rhythm-based efforts and even hidden object games to add a heap of variety, whilst also crafting a story that is laced with intrigue and dark humour at times, keeping the player's attention until the closing credits.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it starts slow and simple, Teslagrad grows into something worth mentioning and definitely worth playing.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is at times frustrating, but is mostly a fun, light-hearted, and immediately and consistently enjoyable videogame.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Citizens of Earth may not have had the nuanced artistry that Earthbound had, but, in spite of its limitations, it owns what it has available and runs with it.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Skylanders SuperChargers is the best in the series yet and proves that LEGO Dimensions and Disney Infinity still have a yardstick to reach.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of games in The Legend of Zelda series, Ittle Dew offers plenty of puzzles and replayability to scratch that Zelda itch. The combat system may be sub-par, but that shouldn't put people off as it's only a minor gameplay element, with puzzles being the stronger focus here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone with an amiibo should download this to try it out, especially if he or she enjoys puzzle games and/or Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great hardcore offering in a Wii software line-up that is looking increasingly daft. No dumb controls, no gimmicks, no Keith Chegwin. Just good old-fashioned videogaming goodness.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Let's Golf! 3D got the Nintendo 3DS eShop's exclusive software off to a good start, and with this solid effort it isn't difficult to see why. Generic feel and safe gameplay systems aside, the sheer amount to see and do, together with the friendly pick-up-and-play interface, make this downloadable a golfing game to consider.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Forgetting the length and replay value, Stick It to the Man is a unique title full of harmless fun, which is more than welcomed in a world overpopulated by shooters and action games.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great classic to begin with, 3D After Burner II is only magnified by the Nintendo 3DS' ability to render things in 3D.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Picross succeeds flawlessly with its goal of making an easily accessible Picross title with additional appeal for people who are used to the puzzles.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise is yet another hit from the Nintendo factory, mixing in elements from the original Japan-only release, Rhythm Tengoku on GBA, and continuing in the fine form set by the Nintendo DS version. The perfect game for the warmth summer months; prepare for the rhythm heat wave!
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It certainly isn't for everyone, being overall very overwhelming, but with enough patience and mastery, Mutant Mudds Super Challenge quickly becomes an addictive pick-up-and-play experience. With enough content and replay value to last a solid dozen hours, Max's latest adventure deserves a spot in any 3DS library.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A really good first attempt at using Wii MotionPlus and a genuinely enjoyable experience. Whilst it might have a few flaws in terms of gameplay and it does look decidedly rubbish, the basic game is very good with some surprising subtleties.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a huge amount of addictive gameplay on offer in Plants VS Zombies, all tied up in a humorous package that is perfect for short and long play sessions. Another success for PopCap that will keep many players busy for a good while, Plants VS Zombies is no weed.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This 'Caravan Mode' version of Star Soldier is perfect for those that cannot commit to working their way through a full shmup outing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a rather cutesy (albeit gorgeous) exterior, Lock's Quest offers a surprisingly deep real-time strategy experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This Wii U iteration does not bring anything particularly special to the table, but any fans of the sport that do dive in will be treated to a superbly impressive, and accurate, simulation of the popular pastime.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yet again, Matrix Software have produced a great example of JRPG goodness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    More of a refinement with extra bells and whistles over the original DSiWare game, this version of 99Seconds keeps the basic-looking overtone of the concept and adds more of what works.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon is another quality addition to the series, but it doesn't feel as good as the latest installments because it lacks refinements made to the formula.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Be sure to check out Inazuma Eleven and hope that it sells well enough to get the superior sequel also localised.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has been said in the past that the most simple of puzzle ideas can oft be the most addictive, and this is most definitely the case with Neves.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Each element of the adventure complements the other perfectly, leaving gamers with a true sense of satisfaction afterwards. Definitely not one to miss out on...
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ivy the Kiwi? isn't the perfect game, but it breaks the mould by being different, and bringing with it some of the gaming styles that haven't been seen since the launch of the DS console.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is a superb action puzzle title with clever stages that both get the brain working overtime, yet also offer up a thrilling fast-paced platform experience that will keep even the toughest of gamers on the edge of their seats.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Puddle lacks a tiny bit of personality and features some initially annoying gameplay limitations but manages to hold its own in the long run, past the initial learning period.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For around the same price as a large extra value meal at McDonald's, Armillo provides a much better value and also doesn't pile on the pounds.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Picross e is the ideal game for series newcomers to jump into, helped greatly by its always-at-hand downloaded nature, suspend features, and intuitive control schemes.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple gameplay but with a new polish and sheen and really clever design, mixed with immaculate presentation help to make Bit.Trip Complete, and its Nintendo 3DS cousin Bit.Trip Saga, worthwhile purchases. Gaijin Games has opened up its previously super niche WiiWare games extremely successfully into the wider world.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dream Trigger 3D is one of those games that would have hugely benefitted from eShop presence, be it a demo or a smaller downloadable version, as while the concept in itself is difficult to grasp initially, the payoff in grasping a higher score and hearing the stage theme in its entirety is more than worth it. As far as effective 3D showcases and unique experiences on Nintendo's newest handheld go, you'll find fewer more so than this.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is difficult to give Tomodachi Life a direct score, but the game does have the unique Nintendo look, feel and charm.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario and Sonic's sporting antics make for an enjoyable 3DS debut that radiates character and graphical prowess, together with a wide array of varying competitive events and versatile methods of play, though a weaker multiplayer offering ensures a Silver Medal for Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games' long-range appeal.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At first, Kokuga comes across as a little too retro for its own good, with bland visuals and settings, mixed with an awkward control system. However, once past the initial hurdle, what is uncovered is something truly intriguing and extremely engaging.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not be a game for everyone, but those that can truly immerse themselves in Shiren the Wanderer will discover one of the most enjoyable experiences the DS has to offer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Jewels of the Ages proves to be one of, if not the best Match 3 release on Nintendo DS so far.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Unepic may not stand out as one of the more original titles in the genre but it does what it sets out to do very well, offering plenty of addictive exploration, challenging combat and fairly in-depth character customisation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The inclusion of sixty unique galaxies, multiplayer features, and online leaderboards helps to make an already addictive concept that much more enjoyable and repayable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While perhaps not a ground-breaking addition to the Wii library, A Shadow's Tale had the potential to be more than what it ended up being. Nevertheless, what was given is still quite a good experience that will delight Wii owners craving for an original concept that strives to convey a unique atmosphere to its players through a well designed soundtrack and visual style.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With Chronicles of Mystery: The Secret Tree of Life, City Interactive has delivered a stunning sequel to the best selling Curse of the Ancient Temple, expanding considerably upon the number and quality of puzzles included, the intrigue set by the storyline and the range of extras to keep players entertained once completed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Punch Out works due to the tight mix of concise, simple gameplay that has not grown stale despite being over two decades old, a superb slapstick sense of humour, a style that matches it perfectly and because it caters to everybody without being detrimental to anybody on the control front.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Adding yet another top game to their resume, Shin'en has crafted a serious treat for the eyes and fingers with Jett Rocket's amazing visuals and intuitive controls.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This new 3D version offers the same experience, only improved upon by modern additions and made to look even more incredible thanks to the excellent implementation of stereoscopic 3D, which breathes new life into a great classic. SEGA fans should certainly appreciate the effort put into this one, although a true full screen option would have been most welcome.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't serve as a replacement for regular exercise, Wii Fit U is probably the best game in its genre, and with the existence of the Fit Meter, is a great way to keep track of and accompany daily activities.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    This digital download version is as cheap as it could be on DSiWare and is the perfect solution for on journeys or just when killing time in general.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's plenty here for series veterans to enjoy, but the merciless complexity of the AI will intimidate newcomers.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flight Control is a great example of delivering a simple-yet-addictive idea in the perfect way at the ideal price.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For Harvest Moon and Rune Factory fans, Frontier proves to be one of the best titles console titles in years, with pretty visuals, decent voice acting and as usual plenty of things to do.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Easy to pick up and play for a few minutes and still as fun as it was on the home console, the graphics not looking quite as good as on Wii U should not prevent anyone from picking up that version, as it is a pleasure to play while on the move.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pikmin proved to be quite a revelation when first released, and its charm is not only still there today, but magnified by the inclusion of some very intuitive Wii Remote motion controls and a few other extras to keep fans happy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it does not impress quite as much as other recent SEGA 3D Classics re-released on the 3DS eShop, like 3D After Burner II, for example, it certainly still deserves its own place on the platform and manages to stand on its own.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just Dance Kids on Wii proves that the same formula can be successfully tweaked to appeal to a completely different audience, whilst not removing any of the core that helped make the main series so addictive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some may find the lack of challenge from both the enemies and puzzles a bit of a shame, and it could perhaps have done with a bigger mansion to explore freely, but from start to finish, Luigi's Mansion 2 is nothing but pure enjoyment, full of that wonderful Nintendo charm and magic that has made so many of its games such a joy to play over the years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No doubt about it, VVVVVV is one of the best games out on the 3DS eShop. It is a wonderful reminder that, in an age of super powerful consoles with HD and 3D graphics, old-school 2D games with simple concepts can still deliver some of the most addictive and downright fun entertainment.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Day of Crisis is truly a fantastic pastiche of all the disaster movies currently out there, mixing cliché after cliché together, yet managing to just about tie all of its differing gameplay elements together to make one hell of a satisfying package that Wii owners should really not be without.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tales of the Abyss is a great addition to the series with a good story and excellent additions to gameplay. Fans of RPGs and especially fans of the Tales series will love the game, but so will newcomers; it's a great start to what may be a long line of excellent 3DS RPGs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overly slow character movement may not appeal to some, but this is a gorgeous title that should be experience by all. A truly joyous piece of gaming art!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good game with loads of content to it. It can last you ages if you're the imaginative type who likes to play around with words and, quite simply, play god, and that imagination will be stretched by the game's demands for unique items. Super Scribblenauts is a sure bet if you're after a different sort of puzzle game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Runbow is simply a pleasant and enjoyable game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Cave Story 3D will most likely appeal primarily to fans of the original willing to experience one of their favourite games in its new form, or collectors of physical copies who wouldn't pass a chance to get their hands on the only retail version of the masterpiece that Cave Story is.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It isn't without its faults in presentation, control and the opening few hours, but does offer one of the most comprehensive experiences to date - great for newcomers and series veterans alike.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    City Interactive already impressed with its hidden object adventure Vampire Moon: Mystery of the Hidden Sun last year, but with Murder in Venice it has taken the already successful formula and honed it to perfection, whilst mixing in a considerable visual overhaul and a large batch of highly engaging mini-games to add even more value for money. Highly recommended.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    CastleStorm succeeds at blending together the tower defence and 2D physics-based destruction genres to create a unique and very fun game that doesn't shy away from being a goofy, good time for the player with its dry sense of humour.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lack of online aside, the game is a worthy addition to the Wii U line-up and a game-night roster.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokédex 3D is a simple evolution of the Pokémon canon, perfect for every collector and player of the series. Its applications stream far beyond the series and have wider implications for the future of the console. Conceptually the Pokédex is an old idea but socially it could turn out to be exactly what the 3DS was designed for.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey is very much a love or hate affair. If you enjoyed the classic role-playing games of yore you'll probably going to love EO and its simple-yet-addictive battle system, extensive character customisation, and charming map-making features.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is a very competent brawler, with numerous refinements over its predecessor and a lot more content, making it the better game overall, by far.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chain Galaxy really has snuck into the minefield of Match-3 puzzle games out there on the Nintendo DS and managed to carve out a little nook to reside in, not garnering too much attention due to its humble nature, but managing to stay relevant thanks to great presentation and a highly addictive core quality that will keep players hooked for ages.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Colours is fast, frenetic fun with enough challenge to satisfy the hardcore crowd baying for a decent new Sonic game.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It might be a little on the short end of the spectrum for the price, but the replayability offered compensates for the fact that it is not a terribly long game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Perhaps one day Fatal Frame will be in better hands, but for now Maiden of Black Water ranks as one of the better horror games to come out in a long time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its difficulty and lack of content may turn away some, but Cosmophony remains a stylish, addictive game that is sure to satisfy the resilient.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    However, the sharp writing skills shine through once more, with a script full of intrigue, humour and mystery.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Much like the previous games, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is a rather niche title despite having the mighty Pokémon franchise behind it, as the dungeon-crawling gameplay and huge focus on an innocent, yet charming story don't have anywhere near as much mass appeal as the main series.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat was an instant classic when it arrived on the GameCube and now, complete with its impressive new control scheme and welcomed extras, it shines bright amongst a plethora of average Wii titles.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As questionable as some of the outside marketing practises are, Disney Infinity 3.0 stands above all its competitors in the toy-gaming genre. What cannot be questioned is that Disney has control over some of the most loved and sought after licenses.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not without its flaws, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift is a truly excellent turn-based strategy title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Star Wars Pinball: the Heroes Within is the best pack of DLC tables released so far. It features possibly the best tables yet in the Star Wars Pinball series, including some of the most stunningly looking ones too, but also offering more content for the same price than the previously released Balance of the Force pack.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Returning to the action adventure mould may be a source of disappointment for those that loved the previous Ninjago real-time strategy slant on Nintendo DS, but LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin takes all of the best elements found in previous LEGO adventures and mixes them together with a hilarious script, some weird and wacky scenarios, an impressive mix of character-based puzzles, and plenty of extras to keep players coming back for more.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Squids Odyssey's only limit - granted, it's quite a relative one - seems to reside in its very nature: on the one hand, it's a clever game that efficiently combines different gameplay solutions and succeeds to provide a deeper and more rewarding experience, compared to other epitomes in the same genre; on the other one, it doesn't even try to appeal who is not an educated fan already.