Cubed3's Scores

  • Games
For 788 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 NightSky
Lowest review score: 0 The Letter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 69 out of 788
788 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the absence of Wii Fit U alone, this offering from Ubisoft would have been perfect, but so impressive is the package that it deserves to stand proud as one of the best fitness products on the market at the moment and is a great alternative for those that loved Wii Fit Plus.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Balance Challenge is an excellent game that has been criminally ignored by the gaming press., and comes highly recommended.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although a year later than its brethren, Batman: Arkham City - Armoured Edition manages to differentiate itself as a subtly enhanced version with all the bells and quirks of the extra content added on top. The GamePad additions will split opinion on what works and what doesn't, but for one of the better launch titles -- if maybe not the best running one -- this is a considerable option.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It has to be said that whilst it is clearly the 2012 game on offer here, with a few new sprinklings to make it viable for the Wii U crowd, FIFA 13 is a far better effort than the usual churned out launch entries previous Nintendo consoles have had to suffer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Offering far more value for money than what may first appear, The Denpa Men's overall variety may be in question, yet it does provide an excellent starting point for newer players as well as something a little different for veterans.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks in graphical fidelity, Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper more than makes up for in every other area, with the standard en masse battling fare proving as thrilling as ever, now complete with crazy time travelling storyline to make the missions more intriguing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shifting World takes the whole world switching mechanic and breathes fresh air into it, presenting players with some amazing brain-teasing stages. Smart level design, a stylish art style, and plenty of different modes to work through make this puzzle platform title one of the best 'under the radar' Nintendo 3DS games of 2012.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of action RPGs, dungeon crawlers and puzzle games will absolutely fall in love with this game. It isn't a flawless title, but it's definitely worth the purchase if looking for a lengthy 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish, HarmoKnight offers a simple concept to understand and enough challenge and variety to keep players involved.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone with a fond taste for such arcade classics as Qix, Pac-Man and the more recent Cubixx are likely to thoroughly enjoy escapeVektor, whilst anyone with an eye for action puzzle games in general will equally be hooked.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not without its faults, The Chase Begins is a worthy addition to the Nintendo 3DS roster.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you were a fan of the original Little Acorns, then you will no doubt be a fan of the newly-improved Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong Country Returns has been translated well for the Nintendo 3DS, bringing more traditional control and nifty 3D effects to the well-received Wii release.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, Mutant Mudds is a charming, challenging, fun, well-crafted game, and we recommend it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Luigi U is just Nintendo all over - a quality package that has had some thought, care and offers solid value for the asking price. It may sound like just additional levels at a glance, but the new mechanics coupled with tough, yet rewarding, designs create a must-download package for fans.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mighty Switch Force! 2 continues to provide a very refreshing side-scrolling experience on Nintendo 3DS. It's one of the most addictive platformers on the system, with tricky puzzles and high replayability.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst not perfect, DuckTales: Remastered stays faithful to the NES original and its gameplay mechanics, with the exception of forced collectibles and prolonging levels with cut-scenes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great addition to a growing library of top eShop platform puzzle titles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some infrequent instances of poor game design prevent the game from being an absolute success, it's still a very worthy entry in the Sonic franchise that can keep up with and, in some areas, even surpass its home console counterpart.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Totally unexpectedly, SEGA trumps Nintendo's own line of 3D Classics on its own system with a more feature-rich experience coming literally at the price of a regular NES game sold with no graphical or gameplay improvements whatsoever.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whereas in 3D Super Hang-On, on one hand there was great controls that made the 3D effect useless and on the other there was an excellent 3D effect that couldn't be used in conjunction with the gyro-sensor controls, here all of its great additions can be used combined together without any restrictions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bravely Default is classic Final Fantasy in everything but name only.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of frantic action and beat 'em up style fighting will be overawed by how intense Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge is.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NES Remix takes most of the NES' early library of first party games, and fractions them into small tasks that help to revisit the most satisfying moments of each, as well as "remixes" some into new types of gameplay involving all sorts of cool and surprising elements.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While some in the industry decry Japanese game development as stagnant, Level-5 has proven them wrong with some of the most experimental, creative, and interesting games to come from any studio anywhere in the world.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven surprises in just how well it pulls off its ambitions. It's not perfect, but darn is it fun! Even for non-soccer fans, there's a lot to like here
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Child of Light is a great first step into the genre for Ubisoft and a thoroughly enjoyable experience overall. It takes the classic Active Time Battle system and puts a twist on it with the Timeline mechanic. The presentation is top notch and sure to generate some interest in the game all on its own.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, it is easy and intuitive for newcomers, with elements of added depth for veterans.
    • 80 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is relatively accessible for a strategy game, too, making it even easier to jump into the game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those looking for something that is unlike anything else on the market, Squids Odyssey fits the bill almost perfectly.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The clever mix of standard RPG adventure with an intriguing football-based storyline and innovative battle system - in the form of tactical stylus-controlled football matches - makes this one of the most unique games not only on 3DS, but on any system right now.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The clever mix of standard RPG adventure with an intriguing football-based storyline and innovative battle system - in the form of tactical stylus-controlled football matches - makes this one of the most unique games not only on 3DS, but on any system right now.
    • 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
    AiRace Xeno is rather short on content, but what little is here delivers a real punch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Art Academy is an enjoyable, interactive experience that doesn't skimp on the content and complexity from the main Art Academy series.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars is a satisfying blend of dungeon-crawling, turn-based combat and dating simulation.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    KORG M01D is a great piece of music creation software, which, whilst not as robust as similar programs found on PCs, does what it sets out to do: provides a faithful emulation of KORG's popular 80s synthesiser. For those who are curious about music creation, this is probably one of the best ways to get started!
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Minor annoyances - more noticeable after four ports of the game - prevent the game from ever reaching indie perfection, but this is an experience not to be missed.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it starts slow and simple, Teslagrad grows into something worth mentioning and definitely worth playing.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Visuals and sound are touched up enough that it does not feel like shovelware, but it also doesn't try to be more than a typical mini-game collection.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An impressive debut for a brand-new IP whose clever and well thought out design catapults Fantasy Life into the upper ranks of the 3DS library.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Color Zen is great, both as a game and tool to reduce stress in one's daily life.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    XType Plus is the essence of the Wii U eShop's potential for quick, cheap and accessible games, wrapped up in a tightly controlled and satisfying game with endless potential for replayability.
    • 75 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.
    • 73 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!
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker may be a humble little game that may not aim very high, but it succeeds as a quality and polished title for those who want a relaxing and easy going adventure-puzzle game.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is very much aimed at a core audience and may alienate potential newcomers, the fans are going to adore it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest Swords, despite it's rather unfortunate full name, is an all-round solid title.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Simply put, Super Swing Golf is an extremely solid golf simulation title.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Either going crazy on your own and capturing the results on video or playing around with your friends, Boogie proves to be a surprisingly sturdy effort that will be accepted well by the masses.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Seems stupidly short at first, but then you start unlocking things and realise how much there is in there to get before you can claim you've finished. Online leader boards mean you're going to want to keep competing for a while.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, a few extremely-frustrating problems combined with linear progression and repetitive gameplay means that the more sophisticated gamers amongst you won’t find much more than a few hours worth of enjoyment before you move on, never to return.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The sheer variety of playable units combined with a lightweight, paper-rock-scissors-esque strategy component allows for simple fun without the intense learning-curve of a more sophisticated strategy title.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cyanide Studio has done certainly delivered quite an impressive PC-to-DS port, managing to keep all of the video sequences intact and amending the control set-up to better suit the touch-screen input of Nintendo's portable.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re after a challenge, PDC 2008 isn’t going to disappoint you; getting good at the game is almost akin to getting good at the real thing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those expecting an experience like other 3D Tales games, such as Symphonia, are going to be disappointed. Dawn of a New World simply takes what Tales of Symphonia had and waters it down for the most part, meaning it shouldn't be recommended over the GameCube title for those new to the series.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All this time on, and the House of the Dead games are still more than worth a play. However, if you have previous versions of them already, you may be best steering clear as this compilation offers practically the same experience only with a couple of extra modes.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While there's depth in the action there's not a lot in the single section to keep your attention for more than an hour or so in one sitting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There may be times when the humour falls flat, but on the whole this proves to be a pleasure right until the end.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For a first effort on Wii, Red Fly Studio have put forward a great little title.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nintendo Presents Crossword Collection is a fine product that will appeal to puzzle fans all over, throwing enough crosswords, wordsearches and anagrams at players to keep even the brainiest of DS owner occupied for quite some time. Sadly there are a few elements missing that prevent this from becoming a must-buy title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you liked the Star Wars LEGO title then you’ll like this.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lego Indiana Jones, while extremely competent, isn't quite as exciting as Lego Star Wars was simply because it feels like we've been here before.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's got all the components you could ever ask for in a Dr. Mario game, and the inclusion of Wi-Fi and Wiimote modes gives players a few decent options when approaching it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It does everything it's supposed to, offers a multitude of modes for each separate game and has an interesting take on a party mode - everybody's bound to find some variety they like in there somewhere.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Near-perfect first person shooter controls, and solid online play make a game worth considering - especially if you're in need of shooting loving on the Wii.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Actionloop Twist translates the addictive nature of the Nintendo DS game perfectly onto Wii, implementing a clever motion-control mechanic that makes for some very fast and frantic gameplay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wario Land: The Shake Dimension proves that 2D platform games can definitely hold their own in today’s world, even on powerful home consoles, since this outing is truly a sight to behold.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good effort on Nintendo's DS - especially with the inclusion of wireless multiplayer and quick puzzles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 is a solid collection that features some fantastic Neo-Geo titles (Metal Slug, Shock Troopers, Last Resort) as well as some not-so-fantastic ones.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood is a solid role-playing experience, but it's ultimately an overly lightweight one that is unlikely to truly grab the attention of genre veterans.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As it stands it's a flawed but fun title, and if you want something a bit different in the third person adventure mould then it's a decent choice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun, new, interesting experience that separates itself nicely from the rest of the crowd with the use of the Book of Prophecy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metal Slug 7 is an extremely solid entry in the Metal Slug series.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a well-rounded package that demonstrates something new, tries to bring a realistic yet fun appeal to playing music, with playing around the basic tune being the main pulling factor.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And to be honest, the DS controls should work, but due to their hideous inaccuracy and twitchy nature, they don't. That's a real shame, as what you'll find beneath the frustration is a gem of a title that will really get your noodle working.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a bunch of good fighting games on Wii, get this collection, but due largely due to the fact it features one of the greatest fighters 2D of all time in KoF '98.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Baddest of the Bands is another fine addition to the WiiWare catalogue from Telltale Games, and is a must-buy if you're a fan of the other Strongbad episodes.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Phantasy Star Zero is a great action RPG and uses the DS' online capabilities well in spite of Nintendo's limitations, but it is let down by its inconvenience for portable play.