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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Gives you the freedom to keep the game going indefinitely, if that's your thing. [June 2008, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Another engrossing and attractive RPG adventure. [Oct 2010, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Kororinpa wowed us with its lithe 3D flexibility, but it lied about its depth. Now we're stuck: we can't ever go back to "Monkey Ball," but know we've been cheated. Life is so hard. [JPN Import; Mar 2007, p.48]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A rugged, handsome and confident adventure that while not the deepest or most original game, still wears its heart on its sleeve for all to see. [July 2011, p.62]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    With Wi-Fi battles and Global Trade, D/P is essential. [Sept 2007, p.81]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    With Wi-Fi battles and Global Trade, D/P is essential. [Sept 2007, p.81]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Punishing yet utterly charming. [Feb 2012, p.98]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 48 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A narrative oddity that we couldn't put down. [May 2009, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A logical evolution of "Guitar Hero." Being able to record our sounds and keep them ensures longevity. [Nov 2007, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A colourful, entertaining Paper Mario game with a clever battle mechanical and some smart 3D effects. Be prepared for the occasional frustrating moment and spot of aimless backtracking, though.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A very pleasant diversion and a great start for genre newbies. [Aug 2009, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Turn-based fighting of the highest order on Nintendo DS. [Mar 2007, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It's a labour of love for fans of the anime and, as such, is about as hardcore an intro to the DBZ universe as you could imagine. Underneath the layers of story there's a spectacular fighter. [Feb 2007, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A really enjoyable adventure with thrilling acrobatics, spectacular locations and satisfying rewards. [January 2007, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Lacking only an RPG mode and the option to wander off into the woods and play a Duck Hunt minigame. [Apr 2011, p.55]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It doesn't reinvent the winter sports genre but it does understand the limits of the board and knows how to be charming with them. A really pleasant surprise. [June 2008, p.48]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Just what the DS should be doing. As long as it's done right. Which it is. Ropey disaster minigames and the odd niggle aside, this is right up our street. [May 2007, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It's as a never-before-played adventure that Dragon Quest most impresses. Forgive it its age and appreciate its forward-thinking. We be tellin' yers so.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But if you love the trappings of heavy metal, you'll have a blast. [Oct 2010, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scatty, overambitious design disappoints, but the Final Fantasy love rings out loud and clear like the honk of a Chocobo with its head trapped in a tuba. [Aug 2012, p.95]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With 30 stages, Magic Obelisk is a great little package. [Mar 2010, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you like laughing and sweating - and especially both at the same time - this is Olympic gold. Some duff events, but you'll be giggling too hard to care. [Christmas 2007, p.44]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accessible, socially acceptable strategy action. [Jan 2009, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All the aural pleasure of a Newton's cradle mixed with the explosive satisfaction of Mii-controlled, cannon-propelled marbles. What's not to love? [Sept 2008, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A suitably reverential tribute to the world's most enduringly lucrative band. [Dec 2009, p.53]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not exactly the kind of thing you'd expect to see on the DS, and certainly not in as slick and professional a package as this. Well worth a go if you're into your racing sims. [Nov 2007, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deadly tough retro platformer that won't give you an inch. Feat its power. [Apr 2010, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Deep, involving management sim with an appealing theme and enough comical touches to make you forget that you're really playing a piece of A-level economics coursework. [May 2007, p.59]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ideal for dip-in, dip-out puzzling play, but with the smarts to outlast many other titles. [Aug 2008, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Brevity is pretty much the only complaint we can level at the game. [Dec 2008, p.81]
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