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 Jett Tailfin
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 228
  2. Negative: 32 out of 228
228 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Tough and demanding, this will will get the players to think strategically thanks to its simple but well implemented conditions and limits throughout the levels.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    • 70 Critic Score
    3D Classics Fantasy Zone II is a well-achieved 3D re-edition of a classical Sega game which provides a fun and addictive shooting experience.