N-Europe's Scores

  • Games
For 297 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 20 Pool Party
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 22 out of 297
297 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If crosswords and wordsearches are what you want – Crosswords and wordsearches are what you will get.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    SDvR2010 improves on its previous edition in a number of ways especially with the new Story Designer mode yet still managing to not reach its full potential. If you have 2009, unless you really need an updated roaster I see little incentive to update.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent game, but not as good as what you'd expect under the Metroid name.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This is as uncomplicated and fun as it can get. Fun for all ages.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FIFA 10 goes for style over substance and delivers in parts. Yet the shallow gameplay and lack of realism go a long way to pushing this towards the kiddie market. A real shame for long-time FIFA aficionados.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    More than just a cash-in, but not quite perfect either, the title is nevertheless a great outing for a motley crew of Sega characters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sizzling just below perfection yet leaving a pleasant taste in the mouth, Cooking Guide is a unexpectedly novel idea pulled off successfully
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Sonic Colours offers some good times and the Wisps are an interesting alternative to simply running, but it's over in a second and feels like there's a lot that could've been expanded on.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Back in 1996, Resident Evil was a groundbreaking game. Now, it pales to most other survival horrors, especially "RE4."
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    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent puzzler that has a lot to offer, it's still one of the better 'match 3' games out there, just not one of the best; it's most certainly playable and enjoyable though and you could do a lot worse than this fun single player title.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game might have a number of faults but the enjoyment of the battling makes up for it, add to that the WiFi duelling and you’ll be glued to your DS for a long time.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It simple nature makes it perfect for a quick play every now and then.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Our advice: use a GameCube controller, learn the shortcuts, and hope the next one sorts out that boost system.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun RPG while it lasts, but can wear thin over time. Great visuals and level design help overcome some missed potential.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent-but-lacking adventure mode mixes some great and lackluster events, while multiplayer is a blast to play.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This game should amuse you for a while, but don’t expect any big things from it. It hasn’t got the high quality standard of the regular Metroid titles, but you knew that already.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero On Tour is a good conversion of the console facemelter, but will not become your main source for rocking out. Best saved for when your travelling/on holiday and just can’t go without a Guitar Hero fix.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As a game its suited for children but it will please adult fans of the franchise as long as they don't anticipate too much.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story mode is great even if the character choice is limited. And while the gameplay is very arcade like it's still enjoyable by either upping the difficulty or playing with mates. Online is fun too unless your unlucky enough to get bad lag.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Wii Fit pushes the envelope due to the board peripheral and the notion of healthy gaming, but lacks fat in areas such as longevity – a staple diet of all software, videogame or not.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this revival is a dream come true as opposed to a nightmare, some newer elements are somewhere in-between.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Conduit is like a dwarf glamour model - irresistible despite its shortness.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a light-gun game that's quite simply fun to play and requires no practice then I'd highly recommend this as it's an excellent experience that's well worth owning.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great game that plays homage to every disaster and action movie ever. It's great fun, brilliantly atmospheric and is only dragged down slightly by some poor graphics and occasional poor pyshics.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A very solid, fast-paced action romp with islands of greatness in a sea of repetitive combat. Still, there are surprisingly few better Castlevania alternatives on Wii to this day.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rygar is an admirable revamp of a once classic NES game, it is still a port of a six year old title though and it shows; however it's still worthy of attention if you missed it the first time around and are looking for a reasonably competent adventure game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Great strategy game becomes an average one on the DS.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid gameplay, but lacking in features.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's a pleasant game, but that's about it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    And so Speed Racer: The Videogame offers a solid, if unremarkable experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s cheap and it’s fun - Link shoots, and he most definitely scores!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s a good game, spoiled by its flaws. It deserves to be hated and loved in equal measure
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It falls in an uncomfortable category somewhere between good and average that makes it almost impossible to define. There are flashes of genius, marred by long moments of mediocrity. Excellent flight sections are needlessly maimed by an over tight timer and difficult controls.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Endure the few inevitable instances of frustration and your left with a solid sonic spin-off.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Some cool uses of the touch screen in mini-games though this game may easilly become a chore for some.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    GameOn's first DSiWare title is an admirably comprehensive card package that does the job, but will find difficulty selling to more casual cards player.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Super Princess Peach is a platform game taken straight off a Nintendo blueprint; it has the charm and simplicity reminiscent of the “good old days” and yet remains fresh thanks to solid, original gameplay.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is a short game, clocking up around 10 hours, but that does not detract from the enjoyment, which at times is sad to say, repetitive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    PES 2011 offers slick gameplay and striking 3D yet is let down by having no online mode and some sloppy, minor omissions. Still, for football fans, PES 3D offers a lot of mileage until the expected 2012 edition.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    TMNT: Smash Up does so much right in the ring that it’s a shame that it is sucker punched by a shallow character roster, lack of battle arenas and poor presentation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite the lack of ambition, with a great fighting system that never gets boring, Naruto provides fast and furious fights, making it one of the best fighters available for the Wii, even if you’re not a Naruto fan.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Yet another brilliantly ironic Mario Sports title which once again proves that everyones favorite portly plumber can indeed kick it with style.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A summer game through and through; entertaining and enjoyable but it's longevity and difficulty could be improved.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While nowhere near perfect Rayman 3D is the best portable version of the game to date that's worth picking up if you've never played Rayman 2 before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The most realistic tennis game on Wii, the title's depth will be challenging to some but a joy for others.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun mix of sports in an enjoyable package. Great for multiplayer sessions but could get boring by yourself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Lacks the appeal of picking up and playing all the way through and sticks too close to the safety of the established third person shooter concept that has been in place for way too long now.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you aren’t into logic puzzles and memory tests, and you’re a man of action rather than one of thought, this game is definitely not for you. But playing this – for however long you do end up playing it – is a pleasure, albeit a guilty one.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its graphical shortcomings, camera trouble and repetitiveness, the lightsaber and Force controls were pretty much nailed, making SW:TFU a good action game and an experience that many gamers have been asking for since the unveiling of the Wii.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the game in some ways attempts to return to series roots, it changes yet again to accommodate an unwieldy new set of controls. The flawed result is not perfect, but playable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you want to make Contact in strange new ways then this passionate game could be for you. Just don’t be hoping for something amazing to take you away from all your bases.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    RPG fans - pry your eyes away from Xenoblade; Solatorobo may be the biggest surprise of the summer.
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    • 70 Critic Score
    Fun and enjoyable and a good game to pick up and play if you like puzzles. Plenty to keep you busy and challenged.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In its series, The Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones fits in perfectly. It's up for you to decide if that's a good or a bad thing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you feel like kicking back with a literary classic, and a wide selection to choose from then pick this up pronto. If you chose to buy all these books separately, it would cost much more than the bargain price this game is going for in comparison.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An obscure yet engrossing multiplayer game that makes a nice change from Mario Party and Monopoly. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but for the strategic Mario fan, this makes for quite a fun evening.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A solid game, if a bit too average for today’s standards.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Launch of the Screaming Narwhal is a good adventure game that mostly lives up to the series: the jokes are there and so is the series' feeling. But - considering the bad framerate and badly compressed audio the 1000 Wii Points this title costs may better be spent on the superior PC version.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent low budget ported package and another enjoyable light gun game for the Wii; which hopefully paves the way for the series to make another return sometime in the future.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Astounding day levels gives exactly what fans want.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A thoroughly decent strategy affair, and a fine diluting of a PC classic. If you're a series fan and missed out on Age of Kings, then Mythologies is a worthy addition to your collection.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Presentation is top notch and sends it up and above the flash version, if you find yourself wanting a cheap title to pass the time then there are few better than this on Wiiware the moment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A hilarious game that highlights the pros and cons of the point and click genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Battalion Wars has his problems. Map overview; save options; irritating voices; no multiplayer mode. However this game also has a lot of potential.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ridge Racer 3D borrows from the best entries in the series and adds some decent visual depth, a perfectly reasonable racing game... while it lasts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Varied missions and solid, intuitive controls ensure anyone can play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LIT
    If you like puzzle games, you might want to check LiT out, and if darkness and monsters are up your alley all the more reason to get it. Just prepare for a few rage fits.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mario may be monopolising the classic platformer this season, but A Boy and His Blob definitely fills a gap on Wii with its brain-bending challenges. A gorgeous visual look to boot makes it well worthy of gem-status on the market.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly good celebration of all things Sega. If you liked Mario Tennis, you'll like this too. Entertaining stuff.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Worth buying for fans of the Spider-Man series, but lacking anything really original to make it a stand out to the average gamer.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An amusing game that can be a hoot in multiplayer if everyone can get to grips with the somewhat fiddly controls.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shortness and the fact that there's only 2 levels aside, the game had the potential to be fantastic. The more hardcore fans of arcade shooters will love this.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Web of Shadows goes its own way and, plays better for it. But while Treyarch seem confident of their story telling, their overall lack of technical mastery and ability to create an enjoyable combat mechanic kills any enjoyment past the first few hours.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A very slow SRPG that feels more like an interactive novel. Its characters and story might make it worthwhile for fans, but if Bleach is not your thing, steer clear of it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that could easily be made better with a decent story and a better fighting system to seperate the good players from bad.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Prope did amazingly well with Let's Tap but don't be fooled by Let's Catch as it is nowhere near as fun and is unreasonably priced in comparison; here is hoping that the companies next Wii-ware venture proves to be more successful.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Colorz lures you in with its lavish colours & test to your coordination skills but it takes difficulty a step too far, unless you like your hard games with a side of cruelty. But if you’re looking for a multiplayer game, it’s a fun cooperative experience
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Wii Party threatens to become the life and soul of the party if played in the right circumstances. But without four players, and a stern awareness that the Game Board, House Party and Balance Boat modes are where the fun lies, Wii Party
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fun, yet average puzzler. Only those with persistence to test the grey matter need apply.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One for the younger members of the family or those of you who think hedgehogs rule.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The original Sonic games have aged brilliantly. Unfortunately this collection has been made with little-to-no effort resulting in framerate issues that bring them down.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Frenzic is a solid puzzle game that promises a lot from its premise but fails to deliver due to lack of additional content, there is definite potential here for a more fully featured sequel.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're desperate for an FPS on your Cube, Geist is one of the few choices out there, but if you can help it, save your money.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sonic in name only, this is yet another example of an experimental series off-shoot that while nicely presented does little in the way of gameplay to convince fans.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the groundwork for a great Super Monkey Ball is there, the level design fails to realise this potential.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One lazy attempt to bring the Worms franchise to the DS. If only they had put some time and effort in it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While we were worried Planet Moon Studios couldn’t live up to the usual quality of 5th Cell, the team has put out a decent Wii platformer that anyone can admire, despite the targeted, younger demographic.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    3D Mahjong does what it was made for perfectly well, even if its appeal will be lost on anyone not into the pastime.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What it could have been is great, what it actually is, is pretty average.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Want a title you can dip in and out of for quick sessions or have a passing interest in fishing as a sport? Maybe you should head to the store and reel in Sega Bass Fishing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Basically Mario Party 6, but with less fun and [fewer] new ideas.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Worms is slowly getting stale and Battle Island is doing nothing to prevent that.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not quite hitting pole position, Speed Racer is more like a bronze medalist that you secretly want to support.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lot of effort has gone into designing the game, it's just a shame about the poor execution.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Tales goes out with a wang. [Feb 2010, p.72]
    • N-Europe
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A flawed but worthy entry into the turn based arena. One for the hardcore only.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it seems that effort has gone into making this easy and enjoyable for kids, the price is too high for this kind of game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Best for darts fans with spare money. Has potential that will hopefully be worked on for next year.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A smart game undermined by price and the lack of care in the porting process. [Nov 2011, p.77]
    • N-Europe
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The enjoyable story, decent combat and overall play mechanics are dragged down by linear level design and a lack of graphical effort, making this title stop just short of being a true force to be reckoned with.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Another slice of obscurity from the Sonic Team cake of craziness, it's just a shame that the proverbial cake is half-baked and could do with a bit more icing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    TV Show King is a fun title that can be played in short bursts every so often.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Poor graphics and simple game-play detract from what could have been a great film-game conversion.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Captain America: Super Soldier is a fun yet forgettable adventure. Only buy if you're a Marvel nut.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A short, but fun, and visually outdated, but still enjoyable, combination for a reasonable price.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bubble Bobble is a classic example of what was once a decent arcade game that has been updated badly, the classic gameplay and multiplayer are welcome but the tacked on extras and lack of features means there is little else to warrant a purchase.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An attempted brand new direction only proves Travellers Tales didn't have the required monkey balls.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There is certainly fun to be had in this RTS but only if you can overlook some pretty obvious flaws in several areas.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With none of the scope seen in the PC version, Spore: Creatures is a poor alternative. It’s a quirky & great looking, but soon ends up killing itself with repetitive gameplay and dull puzzles.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For a first shot at a WiiWare title, it’s not a horrendous effort from Oxygen, though it is overpriced. It can be good fun, but that feeling just doesn't last long enough.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Runaway offers a testing environment to frustrate your grey matter.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    NBA Live 09 really nails the All-Play subtitle and is an enjoyable outing when your taking to the court with friends. But play it on your own and both the cheap-shot exploits and ugly looks make it a title you’ll soon tire of.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So as Jambo Safari threatens to reinvent itself it becomes a jack of all trades, though master only of what it originally was: an arcade cabinet that this old codger loved back in the day but one that should have probably stayed there.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Not terrible, but if you like this sort of game, the Wii or PC versions would be much better.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A clone of recent LEGO games with nothing that made them good.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    FIFA 09 is let down by a jack of all trades master of none approach.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Too many sports spoil the broth.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s whack-a-mole with a Wii Remote. You won’t find it all that taxing to fill in the gaps yourself.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Wacky World of Sports is certainly wacky but is just another party title that will be hitting the bargain bins.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Considering the other six games in the compilation, some of them are a lot of fun it's a shame many players just won't touch them half the time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that the game is brought down by repetition and difficult controls. It could have honestly been a lot more fun to play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For Tangram nuts, you were already sold. For the other 99% of us, 505 Tangram is indicative of a much wider problem with low-value software dominating Nintendo's downloadable platforms.