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 13.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
Lowest review score: 0 Monochrome Racing
Score distribution:
1,482 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Riveting stuff, no? No. And neither is this DS game. [Jan 2008, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Contains both ghosts and busting, but neither is as fun as it should be, despite good intentions. A chore to play through. Boo. [Sept 2009, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Save your wrists and steer clear of this in favour of "Guitar Hero." [Jan 2009, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It should be WiiWare. [June 2011, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Painfully easy. [July 2011, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There's not much variety. [Jan 2011, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The safety of brand outweighs the desire to innovate. Sword fighting doesn't work with the remote. [Aug 2007, p.47]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 48 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Progress is hampered by clunky controls that see Harry bumping around like a dog wearing one of those post-operation plastic collars. [Oct 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Utterly tiresome. [Oct 2007, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Despite being reasonably deep, it's just too dreary to recommend. [Dec 2006, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This version is way too lightweight to recommend it as truly entertaining outright, but what it lacks in structure, is compensated in spades by its cute charm. [Nov 2007, p.41]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The coolest of all cool ideas, pieced together in a profoundly uncool way. Wait for MotionPlus to throw up something more substantial.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Pretty good motion controls, so why ruin them with bog standard, dull events? [May 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There are some nice DS-specific ideas here, but not enough to keep you playing. [May 2009, p.79]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Mostly horrible, with a side order of decent enough. [Feb 2009, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    This is a truly sub-par DQ effort. Genius Sonority managed to spoil "Pokemon Battle Revolution" and they weave that same inept magic here. [JPN Import; Oct 2007, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There's a fan-pleasing storyline. [May 2010, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Heralded by some as a potential "Pilotwings" replacement, this is in no way as deep, clever or fun. Naff missions tackled in a vehicle not even remotely handling like a plane. [JPN Import]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    The ball-shooting itself is all-but-identical to the last game. [May 2012, p.98]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    It's a massive rip-off of Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training. [Christmas 2011, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Despite plenty of colour and 'cheeky' dialogue it's as uplifting as a Wilfred Owen poem. It also lacks the personal touch that a physical board game provides. [Jan 2012, p.104]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    You absolutely must play "Pac-Man Vs" before you die. [Dec 2007, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Isn't sudoku-y enough for sudoku fans, and not detective-y enough from mystery fans. [Dec 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    "Trauma" heads may want to rent but it's too light to consider buying. [Feb 2009, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Truly scary and, for fans of the films, probably worth experiencing, but this is frustrating and clumsy to actually play. [Dec 2009, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 48 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Where's Wi-Fi? RPG mode? Not a total wash-out, but it is limited. SNK should have spent more time combing the rules and less combing Dante's hair. [JPN Import; Mar 2007, p.73]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Stylish but cliched presentation hides a flimsy boxer. [Feb 2008, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Wholly unnecessary. [July 2010, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    There's so few games, and it gets so madly repetitive, that you may as well spend your pennies on the site itself. [June 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    It's nice to see a developer bothering to make a good quality game for junior gamers, but the books are better. [Winter 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    A dream come true for '80s kids. But where's the game? [Oct 2007, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Nintendo's autopilot platformer: fun, familiar, predictable, silly and brain-sappingly simple. At the end of the day, not terrible. Just massively underwhelming. [JPN Import; January 2007, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Much like a value supermarket sausage, this is 18% Sonic and 82% sawdust. Avoid it. [May 2009, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Looks like it should be fun but the minigames are mostly sub-Monkey Ball rubbish and the controls leave us as cold as Kawawii's frosty peaks. [Nov 2011, p.60]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    Does an awful lot, but it fails to do any of it well. [Dec 2011, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    A competent, by-the-numbers platformer that isn't nearly as vile as we were expecting. [Aug 2006, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    It's got the basics, and fans can have fun, but it's effectively pointless if you've got a DS, and definitely pointless if you've got a GameCube. [Nov 2006, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's nice to see someone trying something new, but they're overreaching. Not so great action and not so great strategy gets you this confusing pile of not so great stuff. [July 2007, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    You know us, we love to champion the odd outsiders, but Baroque drinks your praise only to then puke it in your lap. Horribly interesting. [July 2008, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dungeon-crawling is deadly dull. [Dec 2006, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    At least this is short so you won't have much time to get bored. [Oct 2009, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The tunes aren't great and the gameplay is lifeless. [July 2008, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Ignore, ignore, ignore. [Aug 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There's no close-up work, only abstract coarse plotting between cookers and customers and, as such, it's a bit tedious. [Christmas 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    No amount of Simpsons love justifies sitting through this much clumsy mediocrity. [Jan 2008, p.42]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A game for hardened Gleeks only. [June 2011, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Basic approach. [July 2010, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    More of the same culinary-based action again, but this time it's more of the same in three dimensions and for up to four players. [Christmas 2011, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game's entirely stylus controlled, which generally works well, but it can descend into incoherent screen-swiping during combat. [Aug 2009, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Button-mashing with a few RPG-ish stats thrown in. More of a light breeze than a huge hurricane; don't expect to be blown away by this title. [Feb 2007, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's uneventful, with overly simple graphics and gameplay, and the lack of visual feedback you get whilst playing merits packing both horse and cartridge off to be 'put to sleep.' [Feb 2007, p.83]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A zombie-infested mall doesn't make much sense without zombies to infest it. Poodles and parrots are among the most irritating substitutes imaginable. [Apr 2009, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A hugely disappointing sequel to a great puzzler. More of the same would have been better than this. [Nov 2009, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A massive waste of time. [Christmas 2010, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Although you can access extras and minigames, it's rather plain. [Aug 2006, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    You're basically doing the same thing. [Feb 2010, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There's no reason to choose this over the officially-endorsed Mario and Sonic alternative. [July 2012, p.99]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 35 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's harmless, but hardly worth bothering with. [May 2008, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Boring, truncated and better experienced elsewhere. [May 2011, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    An unsophisticated disappointment. [Aug 2006, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It makes chess look like [a] snap and will make children cry. [Sept 2007, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Forgive the game's ruff edges and pug ugly looks and you'll find there's a fair amount of fun in this barking mad idea. [Nov 2011, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Our hopes were raised by the decent control scheme. But the gameplay is as messy and tangled as the great man's hair. Leave this one ringside.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Dungeon-crawling is deadly dull. [Dec 2006, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Far too simple to satisfy as an anime fighter and too bitty to enjoy for any length of time. [Sept 2007, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The characters are still charming but they're fronting a dull, lazy game. [June 2009, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Digging fanatics will dig exploring every last square of earth, but Namco haven't dug deep enough to create a truly compelling and fresh experience. [Oct 2006, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    We found it tough to love. [Dec 2011, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Not what we were hoping for from such a great developer of music games. [July 2009, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Turn the sound down and you may get a few hours' fun out of this one. [Apr 2011, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Running is done clumsily with the D-pad, while the stylus is only used in minigames. [Sept 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    A clean, logical layout and superb handwriting recognition - we're sure crossword aficionados stateside are having themselves a grand old time. [Aug 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    25 quid for four minigames. [Christmas 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The platforming's stupidly fiddly, the driving is very dull, and the obstacle dodging is the worst sort of touch-screen bodging nonsense. [Dec 2006, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The innovation of the new Wii gameplay modes is dulled by the fact you're playing a game you probably already own in its 'real' form. [Feb 2009, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Funny and frustrating in equal measures. [January 2007, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    It soon gets highly repetitive. [Mar 2011, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The soul-sappingly slow racing lets this down. [Aug 2011, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Certainly not dreadful, and better than the first Family Trainer, but if feels like a budget release with a full-price tag. [Nov 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Doesn't make great use of the Wii controls and EVE can be a sod to fly around. [Oct 2008, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Frustrating in a hurl-the-cartridge-into-the-North-Sea way. Easily the worst of the three versions. Unacceptable! [Dec 2006, p.40]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Hardly epic and in no way legendary, but this contains mild thrills - if you can come to terms with how outdated it all is. [Aug 2009, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    As undemanding as this kind of thing gets. [Sept 2009, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    We know the subject matter is huge robots thumping other huge robots, but it doesn't have to be as mindless as this. [Sept 2009, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    We know the subject matter is huge robots thumping other huge robots, but it doesn't have to be as mindless as this. [Sept 2009, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The sad effects of aging in all their glory. Populous used to crack top ten games lists in 1990. Populous DS isn't even one of the top ten games this issue.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    There's very little actual game. [Feb 2009, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    We can't deny the initial thrill of creating your own dungeon and looting it for meat, but it wont' take long before its charm turns into sheer annoyance. [Dec 2008, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    It's not that it's badly made or anything. It's just a bit dull, and there's only so many polygon peppers we want to chop. [Dec 2006, p.43]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Courses are angular and riddled with pop-up, and the impression of speed is created by what looks like dandruff flying off your car's roof. [Feb 2009, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Far too expensive for what it is. [Dec 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    More a party game than a sports sim, but not a particularly good one. [May 2010, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The feeling that it's all a bit slapdash never really goes away. [March 2012, p.107]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Fans of the movie might get suckered in but this is uninspired stuff. While the remote is great in most games, it's no dance-mat replacement. [January 2007, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Very poor value for money. [JPN Import; June 2008, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 52 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    It's neither educational or entertaining enough. [Jan 2010, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 60 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    It's worse than the last game in almost every way. Except potions. Making potions rocks. [Sept 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Little more than an uninspired remake of a vastly superior original. [June 2010, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    A mediocre compilation of five average games. [Apr 2009, p.59]
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