Cubed3's Scores

  • Games
For 861 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 32% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy
Lowest review score: 0 The Letter
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 83 out of 861
861 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rarely has such a well designed and nightmarishly difficult game on Wii been found, and it comes to fill the gap for those who love a good challenge -- and a tough one this truly is.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No guns, no damsel in distress, no witty vocal main character, but easily one of the most memorable experiences anyone will ever have on a Nintendo 3DS.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, Square Enix and Level-5 have delivered what is without doubt one of the most stunning RPG experiences not only on the Nintendo DS, but in existence, full stop.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nintendo has pulled out all the stops to cook up far more than a mere 'Super Mario Galaxy with bells on,' instead serving up a steaming dish of delicious gaming goodness with a sequel that is leaps and bounds above not only every other similar adventure, but nearly all of Nintendo's own previous platform/3D adventure creations.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Shovel Knight is, at the risk of repetition, brilliant, beautiful stuff.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Treasure has created a shooter beyond all shooters, mixing together so many different styles, throwing in a plethora of engaging stages and gameplay techniques that set the imagination on fire.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is oozing with quality and polish in every aspect, and easily surpasses the already outstanding previous instalment on the Nintendo Wii.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and the Lost Future takes the core functionality of the previous two outings, expands on it considerably, wraps up the storyline in the most gripping fashion possible and heaps plenty of extras on top for good measure. This is most definitely the superlative entry in the Layton series so far.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Imagine if any other big franchise took absolutely all the best elements from its previous instalments, bundled them together, and - as if that wasn't enough - threw plenty of even more excellent ideas into the mix for good measure! Well, if your mind already set itself to work on finding a single example of this in recent memory, look no further...Fire Emblem: Awakening - the prime example of this!
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bayonetta 2 is a Game of the Year contender, which comes extremely recommended.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Now Monolith Soft's grand Xenoblade Chronicles has arrived, bringing with it an sterling soundtrack, a phenomenal visual impact, vast amount of customisation, intriguing story and massive value for money.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Well, we could go on and on, except, to be honest, we'd rather get back to playing it than talking about it. After all, we just need a few more bells to pay off our house and start on an expansion. So we'll just say that Animal Crossing New Leaf is the best of its franchise and highly recommend it.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's hard to find something to complain about in Shovel Knight because it does everything it sets out to do perfectly - to an impeccable standard.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It makes you think, it makes you smile and it compels you to play just one more level. Flat out, the most addictive platform game ever created, if not one of the most addictive games ever created.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's more than just a simple Mario title with multiplayer bolted on. The game weaves together a plethora of unique, compelling and occasionally downright bizarre ideas that simply work.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    To say that The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D is the stand out best game in the Zelda series is, indeed, a daring - and inaccurate - verdict, given the calibre of the series. However, there can be no doubting that this is the most alluring and positively tortuous game within the series, and for that reason alone, it is worth everyone's time.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    With three brilliant games that challenge and exhilarate the player, the Metroid Prime Trilogy package is a masterpiece filled with with pristine graphics, an in-depth storyline, and non-stop exploration and action .
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The beauty of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is that it extracts the key core elements that make the series so impressive in the first place and brings along a large does of familiarity, but then goes on to mix in a whole host of newly-styled dungeons, brand new puzzles that appeal to a broad audience, as well as superb 1:1 sword control that actually needs to be mastered for progression rather than being added as a gimmick or just for show and a twist on the normal storyline.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Wonderful 101 is yet another hit by Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games that's set to become a cult classic in the years to come and absolutely shouldn't be missed by anyone longing for something fresh and original. Simply wonderful.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Building upon the superbly solid foundation of Rayman Origins is no mean feat, but Ubisoft has indeed managed to out-do the House of Mario in the genre in which many thought Nintendo was untouchable.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo were right to put their full muscle behind Monster Hunter Tri, as Capcom have delivered to Wii an utterly unmissable experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent remake of the much loved Nintendo 64 classic: refreshed, renewed but still very much familiar and fun.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tetsuya Takahashi and his team at Monolith Soft put a lot of passion and care into Xenoblade Chronicles and Monster Games has done a phenomenal job porting it to the New Nintendo 3DS platform.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SEGA has crafted a wonderful first attempt at the rhythm genre on Nintendo 3DS with Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure by mixing up the standard fare totally, slotting in all sorts of fantastic and addictive mini-games, a wealth of gorgeous presentation, and some absolutely amazing, toe-tapping tunes, plus a heap of impressive voice acting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Visual niggles aside, Nano Assault EX takes everything that went well with the retail release, adds more features and puts it up for easier access at more than half the price.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Call of Duty Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition may be a mouthful to say, but it's one of the most well made and truly great games on the Wii.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Magic Obelisk is a truly wonderful puzzle experience that eases players in, challenges veterans further into the game, offers up an intriguing variety of characters throughout and wraps everything together in a gorgeous visually and aurally pleasing package.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy shows there is still plenty of mileage in the series, but as time has been called on this particular line of Hershel Layton adventures, it proves to be a fitting closure with some great twists at the story's conclusion, along with clever plot elements that tie this precursor trilogy back into the first ever game, The Curious Village.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Malgrave Incident is not only the best in the seek-and-find genre on Wii, but one of the best on the market in general.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With an engrossing story, immersive gameplay, and enough scares to get the heart racing, Project Zero 2: Wii Edition continues the trend of strong Wii releases in 2012 and is the perfect plat du jour after the tasty entrée that was Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Third time is definitely the charm…
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Muramasa may not play quite as beautifully as it looks, but you can be confident in the knowledge that whizzing around slicing ninjas with a big katana is definitely as fun as it looks.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The title will appeal to gamers of all experience and ability, and has a "just one more go" feel to it that makes it hard to put down.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A sharp contrast to Renegade Kid's technically stellar DS games, Mutant Mudds wraps up retro-inspired charm, pixel art that pleases the eyes, and a boatload of challenge, all making highly effective use of the 3DS slider switch, all in one affordable downloadable package.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shin Megami Tensei IV isn't just another big name that Nintendo can boast about. It's one of the finest, most well produced, technically sound, feature rich and content packed RPGs released in years. True Shin Megami Tensei fans should pick it up without hesitation, and anyone who enjoys RPGs should strongly consider it as well.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taking many tropes from the Metroidvania sub-genre of games, and adding a mechanic all of its own, The Swapper succeeds in creating an interesting world to explore and challenging puzzles to conquer amidst one of the most atmospheric backdrops ever put to a video game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Wii Sports Resort is a motion-controlled marvel with a little piece of magic included for each and every one of us.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without doubt, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition is easily one of the best offerings on the Wii U right now, but it simply cannot be stressed enough that players must seek out the two previous games in the series before playing this one.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is one of the largest Monster Hunter games to have been released and perhaps one of the largest 3DS games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It was a long wait, but Golden Sun fans can breathe easy; Camelot have still got it. More of a tranquil sunset and one of the finest swansongs the DS could ever have asked for, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn provides gamers the full package; interesting overworld and story, challenging puzzles, and fun combat, with ease of play no matter what the player's experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The first game in SEGA's early 2009 Wii onslaught is a resounding success.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thoroughly entertain[ing] mix of air- and ground-based shooting that never slows down, throwing all manner of new challenges at the player, incentivising the whole process to ensure replay levels are as high as possible. The intense multiplayer options are merely the icing on an already very delicious cake.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a strong story with fun characters, clever tactical RPG and choice-based visual novel gameplay, an interesting, apocalyptic setting rich with Japanese culture, and plenty of replay value.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes is, despite its cutesy appearance, a surprisingly deep strategy-puzzle game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Project X Zone shows how crossover games should be done, celebrating the rich history of Namco Bandai, SEGA and Capcom, while making all the included characters shine.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    After two decades of racing, the Mushroom Kingdom crew have come together in a package that ticks a lot of positive boxes - tight controls, exceptional course designs, brilliant music and plenty of scope for high-octane online/local races and battles. Quite simply, Mario Kart 8 is absolutely sublime and the best overall installment im the series so far.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kirby's Adventure Wii is a resounding success in every single area.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, this is one of the best packages on the Wii and something that everyone should at least try out, whether you are a fitness fanatic or not.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the most engrossing experiences you will find on the market at this time, and the game is still so addictive, so well-formed and lengthy as ever, only with the refinements of modern games slotted in seamlessly.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may not live up to Super Mario Galaxy in some people’s eyes, yet when it comes to good, old fashioned platform action, Shigeru Miyamoto & Co. have conjured up quite the treat.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Thanks to its familiar settings, independent storyline, and range of gameplay styles, Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded works well not only as an introduction to the series, but also as a continuation of what is most likely the zaniest storyline in gaming today.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Epic, beautiful and quite wonderfully Nintendo in its almost sexual brilliance. Arousing stuff.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo was wise to enlist CING once more for this second edition of Another Code as the developer has taken the best elements of both its previous DS titles, Two Memories and Hotel Dusk, poured them onto the Wii and mixed in a whole host of clever extras that make this by far the most enjoyable adventure for Nintendo's home console so far.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An expansive masterpiece, with amazing controls, stunningly atmospheric music, an intriguing graphical approach and oddball story that keeps players on their toes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    On 3DS eShop, while doing away with the motion controls, it manages to remain the cool one-on-one first-person brawler that it already was on WiiWare and uses the 3D effect marvellously
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kirby fans and lovers of the platform genre in general should certainly not miss out.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Professor Layton and Pandora's Box is clear evidence that Level-5's winning formula from the first game was indeed no fluke.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No More Heroes is like nothing else.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telltale Games and the Chapman brothers have ended the first Season of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People on a major high, with this last episode proving to be the wittiest, most engaging and laugh-out-loud hilarious of all five outings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puzzles fans rejoice - another high quality product in your favourite genre has arrived on WiIWare for only 1,000 Nintendo Points.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shin'en has truly outclassed not only all other WiiWare developers, but also itself with FAST: Racing League; a quintessential download title and an essential purchase for all Wii owners.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Colors 3D is no doubt one of the best applications to grace the eShop and if you have an interest in drawing and art in general, you'll love it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    3D Classics: Kid Icarus is definitely worthy of its "Classic" title in this re-release for the Nintendo 3DS.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero 5 sets a new precedent for how music games should be treated on Wii. Nintendo have clearly come out with the best version of the game thanks to Vicarious Visions' work in ensuring a healthy spread of modes, including ones only to be found on Wii that make fantastic use of the system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Telltale Games is definitely on a roll, with Episode 4: The Trial & Execution of Guybrush Threepwood not matching, but actually surpassing the previous three chapters overall in order to help continue the great revival of the Monkey Island brand.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll takes the original concept of the first two games and pushes it to the next level.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Just as the Professor Layton games mix a good mystery story betwixt its brain-teasing collection, Crime Lab: Body of Evidence comes complete with a tale of its own.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is a well-designed, challenging, fun, evocative experience that rewards multiple play-throughs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy IV is still a cult-classic, even after all those years, and it should be highly recommended to any fan of the series and/or the genre.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I could say it in a thousand different ways, but let's put it simply: whether you already have this game or not, you have to buy Chrono Trigger DS, because it's just one of the best RPGs ever, if not one of the best games ever.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven 2: FireStorm / Blizzard is a wonderful follow-up to what was already a fantastic concept, expertly blending an intriguing RPG adventure with some highly skilful touch-screen football fun.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Treasure-like in its level of sheer ingenuity, Dakko Dakko's Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails is the sort of addictive shooter that is a must-own for Wii U owners and belies its initially brief appearance in the length stakes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven 2: FireStorm / Blizzard is a wonderful follow-up to what was already a fantastic concept, expertly blending an intriguing RPG adventure with some highly skilful touch-screen football fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Spectre's Call is definitely the second best out of the four entries in the Professor Layton series so far, though, and a fantastic treat just in time for the holiday period.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly, there are those who will not enjoy it. However, for the brave adventurers whose idea of a good time is dark dungeons full of twisted halls, it is a highly rewarding experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A true gem amongst a lot of bile in the Wii's software library.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For fans of superheroes and fans of fighters, this is a very shiny product. With more characters confirmed to be joining the roster, it's only going to get shinier.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo has woven a very distinctive approach to the strategy genre, and Pikmin 3 a prime candidate for your Wii U collection.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Episode 3 Lair of the Leviathan is every bit as good as the last two entries, if not better thanks to some much-welcomed tweaks.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mitchell Corporation have given the DS yet another top quality puzzler, and simultaneously revitalized a classic gaming concept for a new generation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ubisoft have created an amazing adventure.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is one of the most engrossing experiences you will find on the market at this time, and the game is still so addictive, so well-formed and lengthy as ever, only with the refinements of modern games slotted in seamlessly.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As one of the highlights in the Nintendo Wii U software library to date, LEGO City Undercover blends together a large, compelling open world to explore with fun, suitably cheesy action sequences that can appeal to both young and old.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective is a superbly pleasurable puzzle effort with a wonderfully crafted storyline draped over it. Definitely one of the finest on the Nintendo DS.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is a well put together piece of software with a great attention to little details, set in a universe of folklore and culture which is exotic enough in the video game industry to feel highly original, and with a huge deal of humour thrown into the mix for good measure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At a glance Pokémon X and Pokémon Y did seem like a standard leap in numbers and a new look, but upon diving into the new world, it's more than just a pair of new Pokémon games.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At a glance Pokémon X and Pokémon Y did seem like a standard leap in numbers and a new look, but upon diving into the new world, it's more than just a pair of new Pokémon games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy choice for people new to the series, yet providing enough new functionality for fans, as well, these jewels are worth preserving.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is the culmination of several trial ideas tested across various formats over the years since the release of Kingdom Hearts II and succeeds in being the strongest of the side-stories so far.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A worthy choice for people new to the series, yet providing enough new functionality for fans, as well, these jewels are worth preserving.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be a matter of preference when it comes to what Zen Pinball title is the best. It may be due to the fact that the Star Wars universe is more universally recognisable than Marvel's, for instance, but this particular title truly feels like the pinnacle of its pinball games so far.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Hyrule Warriors is an outstanding crossover of The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors with addictive gameplay, a slick presentation, and a lot of content.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A solid concept at its core already made sure that ZombiU was an attractive and interesting prospect even before it launched. What was delivered turned out to be a most attractive and addictive experience like none other in the current generation of games, especially as the Survival Horror genre having pretty much died over the last decade.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a shame that original DS and DS Lite owners have no way of trying out Flipnote Studio, as what is on offer here exceeds any other DS game in terms of potential and creational ability.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans of puzzle games should not pass up this opportunity to get their fix of it, especially the more creative of them who won't resist the appeal of the Pullblox Studio, allowing them to create their own headaches.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the same level of cleverness as its predecessor, Toki Tori 2, or rather its inceptors at Two Tribes, smashed another hit on a Nintendo console. It's absolutely beautiful, sounds great, and gives great value for money.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Alien After All and Neko Entertainment have teamed up to craft a splendid action puzzle effort that successfully marries the best elements of other much-loved games, whilst mixing in numerous interesting quirks of its own to help give DodoGo! a unique identity that should appeal to all DSi owners.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Over 25 years of history is crammed into Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, and it is a marked improvement over the first game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD proves how timeless Nintendo titles are. Enhanced, revised and revisited, the game is certainly one to explore again or for the first time on Nintendo Wii U.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EDGE is a great example of value for money. With over a hundred levels to conquer, plus a familiar ranking system, there is plenty to do to keep players busy.