Nintendo Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,483 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 12.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Art of Balance
Lowest review score: 0 Fireplacing
Score distribution:
1,483 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Massively enjoyable, tantalisingly addictive and packed with possibilities. [Aug 2008, p.73]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Will the Large Hadron Collider end the world? Probably not. Ignoring MaBoShi on the other hand... that's a totally different story. You must get this. [Dec 2008, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's no way you coudn't call it a good buy. [Dec 2008, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Deep, gorgeous and inventive, World of Goo is not only the most striking title on WiiWare, it's also one of the finest puzzle games around. [Feb 2008, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A simple idea perfectly executed. It deserves a place among your favourite Wii Channels. [May 2010, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Up there with the very best that WiiWare has to offer. Essential playing. [May 2010, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Purer and cheaper than Sonic Colours, this is a great reboot for 2D Sonic. [Issue#56, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not a huge game but an intricate, sumptuous and reassuringly old-fashioned one. [Mar 2011, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    One of the very best and most substantial titles DSiWare has to offer. [July 2011, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Familiar, but different. Overwhelming and yet entirely graspable. Twenty-five years in the oven and fresh as could be. Come 11 June, only one thing will be left to be said: should we have given it 99%? [June 2010, p.46]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    A huge departure for Zelda and a proper arrival for motion controls. Link's latest is rule-breaking, dream-weaving, tech-loving, heart-soaring stuff. [Dec 2011, p.45]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 95 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    You'll be slowing down through the final spectacular dungeons because you won't want it to end... The best Zelda ever made. Wii's off to a stunning start. [Jan 2007, p.32]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy is one of those rare games that makes children of us all, that'll have you straight on the phone to your gaming comrades, throwing out terms such as 'best game in years' or - gasp! - 'Mario 64 beater.' [Christmas 2007, p.32]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 91 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    RIP boredom. A Resi package that melds ace visuals, controls and features into a fine Wii game. If you've never played before there's simply no excuse not to. [Aug 2007, p.42]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    20 of the finest gaming hours of the year. [Dec 2007, p.42]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Like the Wii, none of it should work, but like the Wii, everything does. Brilliantly... No More Heroes is a love letter to videogames that never grows old, tired, or dull. All games deserve to be designed with such lunacy. [JPN Import; Feb 2008, p.56]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Technically brilliant, well written, loads of fun to play, maybe a little bit naughty, maybe the best thing on DS. [May 2009, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    As complete a racing game as you could hope to play. [Christmas 2011, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Nintendo love spills from every pore and the multiplayer can't be beat, but Smash Bros risks growing too familiar. It never breeds contempt, but it doesn't quite muster that Galaxy magic.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Advance Wars: Dark Conflict is outrageously good, taking a simple formula and tuning it to perfection. This is a console-defining game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If Ocarina is gaming's Citizen Kane, this is the Blu-ray edition. [July 2011, p.53]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    That you won't find a better RPG this year goes without saying. From gameplay mechanics to storyline to visual flair, Xenoblade is an amazing piece of work. [Sept 2011, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is a game that anyone who's serious about games should play. A mammoth adventure crafted with unparalleled attention to detail. A fantastic experience. [Feb 2012, p.84]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Funny, exciting, intelligent, weird and rewarding. This is what happens when great minds dare to be different. [May 2009, p.42]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Peril, puzzles, laughs and rabbits - everything you'd want for a cracking Christmas romp. [Christmas 2009, p.42]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A cracking idea done almost flawlessly. Tied with World Of Goo as WiiWare's best.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    RPG smarts and exploration thrills combine into a brilliantly driven adventure. [Issue#56, p.51]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A daring reinvention of a hero too long on the subs bench. [Apr 2012, p.85]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Retro take everything they've learnt over the last two games, strip out all the bad bits, and deliver a nigh-on perfect Metroid experience. And the controls are just magical. [Nov 2007, p.32]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An incomparable gaming experience, well worth the expense. And Wi-Fi (co-op and competitive) means no need to splash out on a second guitar. Deserves to be a rocking hit. [Christmas 2007, p.40]
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