FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 171 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 Chimpuzzle Pro
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 171
  2. Negative: 25 out of 171
171 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As far as humorous unconventional games are concerned, Stick it to the Man fits perfectly among those titles that break the lines of conformity. The whole experience is richly treated to a recipe of originality and humour, helped by a superb sound environment. If only the programming of some of the GamePad functions was improved and longevity more ambitious, this would be an all-round winner.