Nintendo Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,482 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 13.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 World of Goo
Lowest review score: 0 Fireplacing
Score distribution:
1482 game reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's a decent 3D platformer buried somewhere in SPRay, but a mass of bugs, poor design decisions and slipshod localisation makes it very hard to access. [Mar 2009, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A fun timewaster, but not as exciting as its soundtrack suggests. [Mar 2011, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even die-hard Twilight fans (Twi-hards?) are going to feel a bit short-changed by this. [Apr 2010, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With Zoo Keeper still available, there's no need for this. [Mar 2010, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Some enemies that weren't can-based would have been even nicer. [Mar 2010, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The online multiplayer adds some value, but the core gameplay is repetitive to the max. [Oct 2008, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's no charm, no innovation and no style, but it is a moderately entertaining game. [Sept 2011, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    N-Space's reach exceeds DS's grasp. Give this nonsense a miss and wait for their excellent Heroes of Ruin on 3DS instead. [Christmas 2011, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Awful game. [May 2008, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Exactly what you were expecting from a pinball title. That's either a good or bad thing, depending on your level of Tommy-esque wizardry. [Feb 2008, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's boring. [Aug 2010, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An imaginative game spoiled by rubbish controls. [Aug 2010, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A sedate management game that's a little lacking when it comes to variety or excitement. [Aug 2010, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's fast and competent, but rounds last too long, descending into tedium. [Christmas 2011, p.79]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another joyless lump of registered trademarks designed with vulnerable kiddies in mind. [Winter 2009, p.63]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Visually it's 15 years old. No thanks. [July 2009, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A bit disappointing. [Dec 2008, p.79]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you're not allowed a real fish tank this is a reasonable compromise, but it's really no substitute from the real thing, or for an actual game. [Oct 2008, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Amounts to nothing more than walking along a featureless corridor while somebody tells you an abridged version of the GoldeneEye plot. [Christmas 2010, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A big disappointment from a one-time great. [Christmas 2010, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Up
    Unremarkable. [Sept 2009, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dull, repetitive and almost embarrassing in the way it fails to entertain, despite the basics of an enjoyable game being in place here somewhere. [May 2010, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Instantly forgettable. [Sept 2007, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    An oldie but a goodie. Alas, also a shortie. [May 2011, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's another MISS - and this time with creakier graphics. [July 2012, p.98]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One for the sin bin. [Dec 2009, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A cheap and cheerful extended minigame. [Feb 2010, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cocoto can bore you into thinking you're having a good time, but it's a poorly executed game that's been done much better before elsewhere. [Sept 2008, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One of the weaker GO games, Captain Sub lacks the smarts we've come to expect. [May 2011, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Tentacles should stay where they belong: bothering anime schoolgirls. [July 2010, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game becomes the chore it aims to send up. [Nov 2011, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Don't be fooled by the pointer controls or other fripperies. [Aug 2008, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A contradiction on wheels. [Nov 2011, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dull, dull, dull. [Jan 2008, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cribs some good ideas from the Wii title but implements them badly - much like every other element of the game. [Mar 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Taking a simple formula and injecting it with cruelty is rarely a good way to win new fans. Frustration, thy spirit animal is a digital frog.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Underwhelming in every single way. It's a weak fighter, made annoying by silly minigames and a story so messy it made our poor heads fall off. [Mar 2007, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The evidence trails are so insultingly simple to follow that even the Italian police couldn't bodge them. [Dec 2011, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Limited appeal and completely lacking in decent variations. [Apr 2009, p.40]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like the stick men themselves, Defend Your Castle is a little skinny but not unable to break through your defences. [Aug 2008, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a throwaway arcade game this is mildly entertaining, and nicely priced. [Apr 2011, p.78]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It looks and sounds good, but it's as shallow and frustrating as a conversation with Louie Spence. [Apr 2011, p.79]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointingly bland brain-teasing stew.[Feb 2011, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Frustrating and painful. [Apr 2008, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As far as gameplay goes, it's in the same vein as Singstar and co, with the significant difference being that it doesn't really work very well. [Issue#56, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Stupidly expensive. [June 2010, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Not as good as it used to be. [Apr 2010, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Flip-book frame rate, terrible visuals. [Apr 2012, p.101]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bone idle. Soulless. Death warmed up. Putting the grim in Grim Reaper. Afterlife? No life. We could go on, but we can't will ourselves to. Avoid.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    This is more obscure torture device than game. [Oct 2010, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    This feels more like a WiiWare release. [Jan 2010, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    So yawningly uneventful we were able to play it with one eye, while watching Flight of the Conchords with the other. A waste of disc. [Christmas 2007, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    A five-year-old PS2 game, eh? Terrific. [Aug 2010, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Poor AI, limps physics, forgettable track layouts and a general absence of excitement. [Christmas 2010, p.59]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    A lazy addition to a series that belongs on DS anyway. [Apr 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Runs so sluggishly. [May 2011, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    Compared to this month's "Thrillville," EA Playground is severely lacking. Don't let the EA brand influence you - the kid in you will much prefer the theme park over the playground. [Christmas 2007, p.53]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    The bulk of the beast is a poorly programmed platform game, with a useless jump, lamely linking itself to the book/film's story with unlocked Story Pages. [Feb 2007, p.82]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 39 Critic Score
    The bulk of the beast is a poorly programmed platform game, with a useless jump, lamely linking itself to the book/film's story with unlocked Story Pages. [Feb 2007, p.82]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Heavy on the boyband adoration, light on the gameplay. [Apr 2010, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Curse you, feeble minigame collection. [Oct 2010, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Captivating adventure gaming, sadly ruined by a horrible port. [May 2010, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    This is substandard licensed tosh. [Aug 2006, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It's too mired in tedium. [Aug 2010, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It's too mired in tedium. [Aug 2010, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Another piece of Christmas tat with a rubbish mat. [Christmas 2010, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A massively disappointing puzzler. [Mar 2010, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Thunderously dumb combat in an endless succession of technically borked corridors. [Nov 2011, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    It's well intentioned but underfunded. [Christmas 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    In short, you should avoid this like a bear hug from Doc Octopus. [Dec 2011, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Too hard for kids and too dull for adults. [Apr 2011, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    The Manual Mode is so madly uncontrollable that it isn't an option, making the only real option clicking on Auto and going off to make a cup of tea. [Nov 2006, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Survive the frustration and it'll soon be replaced by boredom, leaving you feeling like you really have just had your time stolen. [Oct 2011, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    An interesting attempt to recreate a dance game on a touch screen, but far too fiddly to be fun. [Feb 2012, p.100]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 48 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Laziness and ineptitude. Show's over, people. [Aug 2010, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    These 'innovations' result in a game that's staggeringly boring. [Christmas 2011, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    This repetitive title somehow manages to make dinos seem dull. [May 2011, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 37 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    The presentation's pretty ropey too. [Dec 2008, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Unoriginal get competent platforming, dismal vehicle interludes. Devoid of fresh ideas. [Dec 2011, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    The game chugs harder than Captain Haddock at a distillery. [Dec 2011, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    We suspect even very young gamers would rather have the Jaffa Cakes for their birthday as well. [Oct 2010, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Instead of giving you the game disc, the sales assistant could open the box and curl out a steaming log in there, and you'd have almost as much fun playing with it. [Dec 2008, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Buy a comic instead. [Christmas 2010, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Worse than Pele's impotence advert. [Dec 2009, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    We reckon most kids won't be scared stiff by the monsters here - they'll be bored rigid. [Feb 2009, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Imagine "Ninjabread Man" with all the cakes taken out and replaced by musical stuff. Congratulations - you've just invented Rock 'N Roll Adventures! [Christmas 2007, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There's very little incentive to keep going. So, er, we didn't. [Dec 2009, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There's less meat on this than a turkey carcass after Boxing Day. [Feb 2009, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 20 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Very basic platform game with a promising lead character. Not actually awful but it's overpriced at 20 pounds and a little frustrating for younger players. [Christmas 2007, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A flimsy mess. [Christmas 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    They didn't get their heads around the stylus. [Winter 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Without online play, this falls way behind other poker games. Thrill-seekers will be gravely disappointed. [Apr 2007, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Target audience includes sniggering schoolboys, students and journalists. [May 2012, p.99]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Painful to play alone, this is best endured with friends or lots of beer. [May 2012, p.99]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Absolute minger of a game. [Christmas 2009, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Considering how slick and glossy the presentation is, there's very little spark to the actual gameplay itself. [Sept 2012, p.109]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Even their signature vehicle forms are samey. [Aug 2011, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Even their signature vehicle forms are samey. [Aug 2011, p.74]
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