FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 170 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 27% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Jett Tailfin
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 170
  2. Negative: 25 out of 170
170 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Teslagrad is one of the most original and welcome titles to enter the Wii U's catalog. An awe-inspiring game with a plot that is certain to grab the players' attention due to its throwback storytelling techniques and its clear inspiration in the Metroidvania style will not disappoint those eager for a fresh and original title on Nintendo's system.
    • 83 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones is a sequel that goes beyond the original and understands that a puzzle game needs to be more than just a collection of levels that have to be finished. Its varied mechanics and a (decorative but inspired) storyline make this a worthy title in the Wii U’s catalogue, for both fans of puzzle games and curious minds alike.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exploring Hoenn and making use of the new features is a delight, even if the similarities to the previous chapter may leave some players slightly disappointed. A worthy heir of the Pokémon name which will keep the fans busy for many hours to come.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Exploring Hoenn and making use of the new features is a delight, even if the similarities to the previous chapter may leave some players slightly disappointed. A worthy heir of the Pokémon name which will keep the fans busy for many hours to come.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than the classic tension buildup, climax and return to an apparent normality, Lone Survivor prefers to let the players question themselves constantly over what is real and what is not and not giving them the chance to feel safe once the worst seems to be over. A magnificent and intriguing effort, worth of all attention by those brave enough to explore it.
    • 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.
    • 79 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.
    • 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
    Three excellent games with a fantastic plot, embroiling difficulty and humour-filled moments in a one-game package make this a fundamental title in the handheld’s catalogue.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Drawing inspiration from series such as Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing, Rune Factory 4 may not stand out for its plot but its gameplay mechanics are more than rewarding. The long lasting contents and different options are set to keep the players closely connected with the game for a long time and even though the initial phase may drag itself for too long, what follows is a plentiful and involving JPRG.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not all dimensions of the two series could be fully preserved and some of the characters miss out compared with the original games, Persona Q is highly recommended for fans of both, not leaving out new players who will feel more enticed to explore them.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's undeniable that Wii Sports Club is a clear improvement over the original, with its improved graphics, precise controls and online multiplayer mode. In spite of this, Nintendo could have taken a bigger risk, by developing a true sequel to Wii Sports. As it is, one has to wonder if its price isn't a bit excessive for what it offers.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    M2 did a wonderful job with 3D Galaxy Force II. The 3D version is superb in all components and redeems the disaster that was the Mega Drive version. It won’t take you long to complete, but it is still a great effort.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With an interesting concept, Rush presents a fantastic challenge. Despite being short, your brains will be satisfied for still being capable of solving some hard puzzles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wii U's version of Scribblenauts is by far the most ambitious done to date and it arrives not a moment too soon after a long delay in its release. Strongly recommended to anyone seeking a new chapter in this series.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For parties with musical entertainment, Wii Karaoke U is a choice to consider. Its varied and enormous repertoire is sure to please any music fan and its control system makes a good use of the Wii U GamePad, which helps in overlooking a number of mistakes on the classification of the songs.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While boasting an overall good presentation and pace of gameplay, The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths ends up becoming too repetitive despite its compelling beginning. The puzzles are easy to solve and the overall effort is rather simple, which makes this a light-hearted adventure mostly directed at a younger crowd, especially for the followers of the eponymous animation series.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Changing characters can bring new stimulation but in the case of Dr. Luigi, virtually nothing else differs when compared to the latest Dr. Mario. A fun and competent effort using very familiar mechanics but which will fail to impress those looking for something fresh and new.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This individual effort by the name of Unepic triggers a craving for exploration in an action-platform and adventure style, akin to the early Castlevania games. There are shortcomings and points which require a greater polishing, but the elements are all here to become an instant hit with its audience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Castlestorm displays certain qualities which are more than welcome and that shake the ground a bit in what is overwhelmingly a niche style. Nevertheless, its record would be far more interesting if its technical flaws and repetitiveness were solved.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Team Ogre Attacks is another competent and fairly appealing title in the not-so-common style of sports RPGs, this time in a game adapted from an animation movie. Nevertheless, its new content is not groundbreaking enough to the point of justifying its purchase, at least for those who already own another version of Inazuma Eleven 3.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The LEGO Movie Videogame delivers what is expected: a good movie-to-game conversion, plenty of the series' trademark humour and a top notch soundtrack. That being said, several flaws remain, such as the lack of an online multiplayer, a low difficulty level and a short lifespan, liabilities which stand in the way of making this a universally-appealing title.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Pokémon Link: Battle! is a fun addition to the enormous Pokémon series, this time to its puzzle front. While it can get repetitive quickly, this game is mostly oriented towards short gaming bouts, as well as to local multiplayer sessions. The lack of an online component is a mystery, though. Fans of the Pokémon series and of puzzle games alike will find good reasons to put their hands on this.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tappingo does its role and does it well. This Picross-inspired puzzle game is simple enough to understand quickly and to grab the player's attention for some time. It does feel a bit stripped, though, looking at the lack of contents beyond its main experience, with a complete absence of extras and additional modes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great improvement over its predecessor, Steel Diver: Sub Wars is successful at putting the player in a submarine environment, recreating several aspects of these vessels within the boundaries set by the 3DS. The overall short length of its one player mode and the lack of options on multiplayer mode end up becoming obstacles on its route, but this is a title that will not disappoint.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One doesn't require a fully-accurate (and serious) football management game to have a fun, involving and addictive experience, this is the overall message of Nintendo Pocket Football Club. Its own bright, inviting charisma and enthusiasm are certain to charm a great amount of players, and not for a short time given its long lifespan.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Beyond the graphical environments and gameplay, Pure Chess is a compelling title, offering plenty of options, as well as tutorials for beginner players. However, its asynchronous online mode harms the experience of playing with an opponent at a distance, which hampers the game’s appeal to those interested in online chess matches.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The versatility of the Kirby franchise is only surpassed by Kirby's capacity to absorb enemies and their respective abilities. Triple Deluxe, however, does not go all the way through and is rather an example of a classic Kirby game transplanted to the 3DS. Level design starts to show some fatigue but Kirby and his enemies are as delightful as ever in their colourful ways and 3D depth perception effects.