FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 228 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 28% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Suspension Railroad Simulator
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 228
  2. Negative: 32 out of 228
228 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Quite possibly the best action game ever made, Bayonetta 2 is a pure gem of wonder, filled with epic fights, perfect gameplay, a magnificent visual and sound environment and even a multiplayer mode which fits perfectly within the format. A diabolical masterpiece that no Wii U should go without.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo promised and delivered. Mario Kart 8 is the shiniest star in one of the shiniest series in the world of videogames. Perfectly fine-tuned gameplay, a leap in the right direction for the online component, a magnificent audio-visual pillar worthy of the Wii U and an immensely fun and absorbing experience, whether solo or multiplayer, making Mario Kart 8 an instant and timeless classic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate brings an enormous amount of content that will easily break the scale of longevity for many players. Offering high production values, a very methodic and in-depth combat system, as well as an excellent multiplayer mode, this is a game that cannot go unappreciated by those who appreciate a good adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its blend of platforms and puzzles and the way the game was spawned from Super Mario 3D World are very well executed and the overall atmosphere of the title is extremely creative and likely to keep players around it for a long time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bringing back all that made older classics into unforgettable games and pushing aside all their technology constraints using modern methods of game design, Shovel Knight is the perfect flagship of a piece of retrgaming made in the 21st century.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, a title as long and exaggerated as the fun and entertainment this game provides. One of the Wii U’s best works, Guacamelee’s enhanced version plays like a a “metroidvania” type of game and fills the spaces with a delightful atmosphere, an exquisite artistic component and an affection which is set to grow in the player’s heart.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Majora's Mask 3D is all that a remake of the original could ask for. Not only does Nintendo deliver the original's immersive plot, extremely challenging temples, multiple side-quests and the overall gloom and sorrow that surrounds the adventure, it still finds space for improvements, even at a handheld level. Let the inexperienced be warned, though: this will not go easy on the newly-arrived.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D brings to the New 3DS what was one of the best games released for the Wii in all its JRPG glory. While some technical aspects are clearly downgraded, this does not affect the overall experience of the game and with an enormous gameplay and world to explore, this Xenoblade port is an excellent opportunity for newcomers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trying to merge an RPG with a puzzle game might seem a complicated task but Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition handles that perfectly. With an immense amount of content, a very long lifespan and its easy-to-learn mechanics, this is set to become a landmark in how to join two different genres, as well as how to bring the elements of two series together.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U may not correspond exactly to what everyone was yearning but this does not take the spotlight away from Nintendo's flagship brawler. A fantastic graphical environment, involving and fun gameplay, magnificent soundtrack and a lengthy lifespan all contribute for yet another monumental chapter of the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shantae and the Pirate's Curse ticks all the right boxes as far as fun and entertaining adventures are concerned. It may not be the toughest or most challenging experience, but it's another reason to appreciate the Shantae series, especially for those who seek some old-school style gameplay with a beautiful graphical background.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even after four years, Bayonetta's frantic action, relentless combos and spectacular antics remain a solid playable wonder which no Wii U should go without. The additional Nintendo-related bonuses only make this version ever more desirable and an even bigger reason to jump into this gem.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its enormous musical selection means that any dedicated player will easily spend over one hundred hours trying to unlock everything and among the rhythm and music genre, this is an indispensable buy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tetrabot and Co. rightfully deserves more exposition in the Wii U’s eShop catalogue. This is a fun, challenging and intuitive puzzle game, topped by a brilliant level design that is set to keep players glued to the (very well implemented) control system for a long time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The LEGO series sticks to its formula of accessible puzzles, gags and simple gameplay mechanics. While this coherence is overall positive, it’s not improving where it should. Nonetheless, the overwhelming presence of the Marvel universe and the amount of unlockable content are well enough for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes to please the fans of both the comic and the game series alike.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Dig has all the right ingredients: the inspiration, the fun factor, the captivating nature and the technical execution. Any game that successfully brings together elements from Metroid and Minecraft is a hit and other than its relatively short lifespan, there's no reason why SteamWorld Dig won't seduce and captivate players one more time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It keeps some of the best aspects of the series, while adding new and always welcome content. The game's pace keeps the player interested non-stop and its overall quality redeems Shin Megami Tensei IV from the late European release.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Golf: World Tour brings Nintendo's golf series to the 3DS in quite a competent and compelling way. There's a wide variety of content to unlock and the challenge will keep players with their hands on this for a long time. Less skilled players may find it too difficult though, but anyone willing to invest a bit of their time and effort will be adequately rewarded.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    OlliOlli clearly stands out as a fun, addictive, frantic and extensive game, free from boasting grandeur but very involving nonetheless. The cross-buy possibility is another point in its favour and hopefully something that will become more disseminate in the future. It could have landed earlier on Nintendo's eShop, but this doesn't make it any less recommendable or fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolutely delightful and action-packed gem, loaded with references to 1980s pop culture and made even more playable on a handheld, Retro City Rampage: DX brings all that to the 3DS. Players who already have the other versions should reconsider this purchase, though, as it adds little to those.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Art Academy is a well presented software that manages to teach the players about drawing within a Pokémon-esque context, providing a vital and compelling framework for would-be artists to learn some skills while exploring one of Nintendo's biggest series. Sharing one's creations is also a high point here, even though the overall experience can be rather short and a 3DS screen does not go as far as a real canvas.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo’s first downloadable content for Mario Kart 8 is a welcome addition that can rekindle the players’ dedication to the game. Pushing for more contents from outside the Mario universe is a very good idea and expectations are high for the next DLC batch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sega's 80s classic gets the most perfect conversion it could get into the 3DS in the shape of 3D After Burner II. Every aspect of this conversion is not only faithful to the original but even enhances it where possible.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trine’s first entry is a marvelously-crafted mix of RPG and platforms which includes ingenious level design, a very attractive audio-visual component and a very captivating storyline. It might not excel as much as its sequel but it works as a perfect introduction to the series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll is a continuity in evolution, bringing elements of change but leaving the series' fundamentals untouched. While being a game of its generation, it still creates a retro RPG outlook and addresses some of the nuisances often present in this genre, which is very appreciated, and its colourful and imaginative settings along with the customization possibilities are set to appeal. On the down side, its plot is relatively uninteresting and it doesn't really attempt to stand out from the series' previous titles.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Party's arrival to the Wii U is carried out in the best of ways. Its fun and original minigames will keep groups of players entertained for many hours and the prospect of playing as Bowser opens new possibilities for those who want to follow the villain's role.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players should not be deceived by Ittle Dew's apparent similarities with The Legend of Zelda series. The references are merely for comic and background effect and this is, in reality, a very satisfying puzzle game that will delight those with enough mental energy to invest their time on it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Art of Balance’s Wii U premiere is a fine candidate for a fun, compelling and absorbing puzzle game. Its levels are wide and varied and its multiplayer modes will gather friends for long hours. A very welcome entry into the puzzle sector of the Wii U catalogue.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than a game, KORG M01D is an exquisite musical composing tool that fits perfectly within the 3DS. Its price tag is yet another point in favour for a title that is set to captivate its target-audience. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that M01D might still seem too intimidating for those with few skills in the field of music-making.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sega managed to take one of its 1980s arcade classics and turned into an attractive conversion able to keep the gamers happy and entertained. With gameplay that adapts perfectly to short gaming sessions and a very competent transition from the arcade to the handheld format, 3D Super Hang-on crowns it with a perfectly smooth 3D effect. This is an effort that deserves to be experienced.