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 Shantae: Risky's Revenge
Lowest review score: 0 Fireplacing
Score distribution:
1,483 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If Ocarina is gaming's Citizen Kane, this is the Blu-ray edition. [July 2011, p.53]
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Not as perfect as grandad remembers, but its design quirks fade under an onslaught of unrelenting brilliance. [Mar 2009, p.68]
    • 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]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Insert ear plugs and dust off those reflexes: 2D platforming is back. [Christmas 2011, p.62]
    • 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]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    We wish it was cheaper, but Rock Band 3 is the ultimate music game on Wii even if you don't re-mortgage the house to buy the new instruments. [Issue#56, p.59]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There's a seriously massive amount of gameplay per pound here. [Oct 2009, p.58]
    • 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]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a swing of his fist Bowser barges his way into the pantheon of classic Ninty heroes. Expect a wide grin from start to finish.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    20 of the finest gaming hours of the year. [Dec 2007, p.42]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll spend 50 unforgettable hours in one of the most vibrant worlds ever created. [July 2008, p.50]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As conflicted a Mario game as we've ever played, but an undeniable 3DS achievement. [Dec 2011, p.58]
    • 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]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Up there with the very best that WiiWare has to offer. Essential playing. [May 2010, p.72]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The party features raise the bar for multiplayer gaming. [Dec 2009, p.65]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A welcome return to top form for the world's most exhausted videogame hero. [Aug 2006, p.52]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Still the arcadiest music game around, with a few nice moments to express yourself. [Issue#56, p.46]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most exciting ds game we've played in ages. [June 2008, p.56]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A simple idea perfectly executed. It deserves a place among your favourite Wii Channels. [May 2010, p.75]
    • 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
    • 91 Critic Score
    Life-consuming, epic entertainment. [July 2010, p.44]
    • 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]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A relatively superficial, flashy platformer elevated by raucous level design and heaps of bonus goals. [Christmas 2010, p.54]