FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 223 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 11.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Jett Tailfin
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 223
  2. Negative: 32 out of 223
223 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Assassin's Creed series is teetering on the brink of saturation. Credit to Black Flag for escaping that fate thanks to its interesting and innovative mechanics. Naval exploration brings in several additional hours of gameplay, which along with its competent plot contribute to make Black Flag the best Assassin's Creed game since the second chapter of the series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boxboy is a fun and addictive puzzle game that is certain to keep players around it for some time, not just because of its mechanics but also because it introduces new ideas and challenges at a very high pace. It only suffers from its washed away visual style, which could have used more work, even for a game of this genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xtype Plus is a bullet hell shooter in the true sense of the word. A hell of spaceships and shots, addictive and tough, just like old school shooters are expected to be.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Child of Light is nothing short of a delight of appealing mechanics and marvelous artistic component, set to enchant those looking for a charming RPG. Its storylines could use some additional development, as well as more tasks outside the plot’s line, but this remains a solid choice.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Legend of Dark Witch is a fun and very challenging shooting game which picks up a healthy amount of ideas from classic titles. Despite occasional camera flaws and a somewhat repetitive level design, this is an experience that is set to appeal to a crowd which takes great pleasure in shooting down enemies.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    KORG DSN-12 goes one step beyond its predecessor and takes synthesizing for the 3DS into a more advanced line. The result is a more complex effort, less accessible for newcomers to the genre, but very rewarding for those willing to invest some time and energy into this next generation of music software for Nintendo's handheld.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An outstanding experience that will throw the player into Arkham's sombre environments. This game is able to turn nearly everyone into a Batman follower, whether they're ready or not. An essential title which perfectly ties exquisite story-telling with near-perfect gameplay mechanics.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the game's plot is mostly unnecessary and there could be a wider variety of enemies, the top notch production values and the game's overall fluidity are enough to seduce anyone who enjoys action gaming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    When everyone thought the formulas behind Breakout and Arkanoid were exhausted, along comes Siesta Fiesta to show that it’s still possible to depart from a very simple and known basis and produce a fresh, lasting and competent experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once again, the Donkey Kong Country series returns to the spotlight. Tropical Freeze is a worthy successor and Retro Studios has done a fine work in bringing the series to Nintendo's current generation. Loading times and underwater controls could be improved, though, as they're standing in the way of an excellent platforming experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Yoshi’s New Island tries to replicate the first chapter as often as possible but its lack of new elements and an ever-present feeling of repetitiveness keep the 3DS title from reaching the same heights as its SNES forefather. But make no mistake about it, this is a fine piece of gaming, bursting with colour and spoiling the players with a magnificent visual design and an overall satisfying gameplay.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey Untold is a successful and well-executed remake which does a superb job at introducing the series to newcomers, as well as to rekindling the interest of its veterans. The game's enormous lifespan, its wide variety of locations and magnificent remastered soundtrack more than make for a rather simple narrative.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The free-for-all fighting festival makes its entry in the 3DS with an excellent technical performance, a memorable soundtrack and a significant lifespan, all of which contribute to make this a very solid bet for Nintendo's portable machine.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bringing Out Run to the 3DS under the name of 3D Out Run is an excellent way to get this Sega classic back into the stream. Keeping the same spirit as the 1980s racing hit, 3D Out Run is a perfect conversion to the handheld format and all that made the original game a cult classic is on its place.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fantasy Life is a colossal adventure game with RPG elements and which offers an almost endless amount of content for the player to get lost with. Packing nearly 100 hours of gameplay with all the extras and side quests, Fantasy Life could use a faster pace for its main story mode and some flaws on the multiplayer mode could use an additional touch, but any fan of adventure games and who appreciates a touch of RPG will be more than happy with this piece.
    • 83 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This crossover between Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright brings the best of two worlds into one game. With its very well thought and executed concept, Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright is set to charm fans of both series alike. It does miss out, though, on the quantity and quality of the puzzles offered, as well as on the lacklustre outcome of its plot, perhaps a casualty of such an ambitious crossover.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a port of a game that is well-known by millions of players, there is nothing truly surprising in 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, but it has become the definitive version of the Mega Drive classic. An almost flawless adaptation, and definitely one of the best eShop games available, despite the obvious lack of a widescreen mode.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NES Remix is a toast to the good old times. It succeeds in evoking memories of the NES classics, and it shows, in a certain way, how a collection of games can be a good substitute of some of the titles available on Virtual Console.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a gameplay that is as easy to learn as it is addictive and an immense variety of puzzles, made even bigger by the puzzle editor, Pullblox World has all the conditions to become a very welcome member of any Wii U family.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Squids Odyssey is a fun, addictive and extremely challenging turn-based RPG with an action twist. Its difficulty level can prove merciless for those less willing to invest their time and energy, but the rewards are more than welcome in this well-designed and well-crafted piece of work.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Once set aside the easy temptation of comparing it to Angry Birds, Castle Clout 3D delievers what it promises in a varied way, even more so with two players. While there are several flaws to correct regarding the usage of the weapons and some camera issues to fix, this is a very entertaining and relatively long-lasting piece of work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nintendo keeps using its legacy as a way to boost its presence and while NES Remix 2 does strike a chord with the nostalgia crowd, it also shows its limitations by not expanding the pool of challenges beyond that of the original title. For this reason and also for the lack of a real online interaction, Remix 2 does not stand out as it should.