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 Mighty Milky Way
Lowest review score: 0 Fireplacing
Score distribution:
1,482 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is a hearty meal of a game, one we're gleefully wolfing down, savouring every mouthful as it dribbles down our chins. [Sept 2012, p.97]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the finest strategy games ever made. [June 2009, p.50]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Don't demand an orchestral "Guitar Hero" or instrument simlation and you'll be happy. [Christmas 2008, p.48]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Few games offer value for money like this. [Christmas 2010, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Pro Evo scores a screamer on its Wii debut. Despite iffy defending and no Master League, this is top quality footie action. Champion.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Expect the depth of an RPG and you may be disappointed, but for latent ninjas this blisteringly quick and beautiful action title will be like manna from heaven. [JPN Import; July 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Sparkling brilliance, gleeful insanity - just needs more remixes. [June 2012, p.89]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Lovely. [Oct 2010, p.47]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An exemplary platformer, and a treat to play with the 3D on. [Aug 2012, p.102]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Super simple create-a-game package done in cute WarioWare style. Poking fun at classmates, teachers, colleagues and grandparents has never been so good. [May 2010, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Pokemon formula stays unchanged, but Gold and Silver remain our favourites. Essential for Johto newcomers and veterans. [Mar 2010, p.94]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Potent Mario magic, and, by God, that 2D-3D idea is brilliant. But it's got what we call the Pikmin effect: the sense that it'll take a sequel to really bring the concept to full fruition. [July 2007, p.36]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you can crack our ultra-difficult score riddle, this is definitely a game for you. [Nov 2009, p.61]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Strip away the unmanageable bulk and Pokémon is a truly great RPG. Add it back on later and it remains a flashy, if conventional, entry in the franchise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Strip away the unmanageable bulk and Pokémon is a truly great RPG. Add it back on later and it remains a flashy, if conventional, entry in the franchise.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Engrossing freeform farm 'n' harm. [July 2009, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The party features raise the bar for multiplayer gaming. [Dec 2009, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A solid follow-up to one of the best eShop games. It's obviously not quite as revolutionary as its predecessor and the new freedom it gives may put off some people but it's another impressive puzzler.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The Pokemon formula stays unchanged, but Gold and Silver remain our favourites. Essential for Johto newcomers and veterans. [Mar 2010, p.94]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Insert ear plugs and dust off those reflexes: 2D platforming is back. [Christmas 2011, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Still the arcadiest music game around, with a few nice moments to express yourself. [Issue#56, p.46]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What Virtua Tennis lacks in panache or style, it makes up for with substance, including a comprehensive World Tour mode and the best tennis controls on Wii. [July 2009, p.62]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you've ever delighted in kicking down a sandcastle, demolishing a house of toy bricks or, indeed, playing Jenga, you'll love this. Creatively destructive. [July 2009, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Huge, meaty, substantial. It's a Wii title without a minigame in sight, yet it's as well suited to a quick thrash down the slopes as it is an all-night sesh. A winter sports game for all seasons. [Apr 2007, p.36]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Witty story, great characters and a bite-size battle system that's ideal for DS. You can't fail to be impressed by this, regardless of whether or not you're a fan of Final Fantasy. [Mar 2008, p.50]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Okay, so it doesn't win the award for most action-packed adventure on Wii, but it is a beautiful, innovative and very different kettle of fish. A breathtaking experience. [Christmas 2007, p.46]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A fantastic action RPG with echoes of Zelda. [Feb 2011, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A really solid Mario Kart with a terrific online setup. There's plenty here to make up for the disappointment of local multiplayer, but it does stop short of magnificence.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Sure, this is one for the younger gamer, but it's witty, varied and has great visuals. [Dec 2009, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    One of the last GBA games is also one of the best - it's the only GBA game you'll need in 2007. [Apr 2007, p.58]
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