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 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
Lowest review score: 0 Monochrome Racing
Score distribution:
1,483 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A stripped-down version that retains the best part of the full retail game. [June 2011, p.71]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like a chestburster, Infestation arrives out of nowhere to great surprise. Unlike a chestburster, it's dinky alien thrills are very much welcomed. [Oct 2011, p.66]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This platformer-racer's cartoon graphics mask some knuckle-chewing difficulty. A little gem. [Oct 2011, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ignore the pong of rotting flesh and dive in. [Oct 2011, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun, silly, occasionally challenging romp. [Dec 2011, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By far and away the best football sim on a handheld - but the things that make the 3DS hardware so different are the things that make PES 2012 worse. [Jan 2012, p.116]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Refreshing, but there's potential for even better things next time. [March 2012, p.92]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still a very tough cookie, but one that gets tastier as you go and is perfectly suited to handheld play. [March 2012, p.109]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The special moves might be a tad too powerful, but otherwise the plumber serves up a well-aimed slice of sporting fun. [June 2012, p.94]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Samey combat can cause biff-fatigue to set in, but the nearly endless loot treadmill coupled with skills that are enjoyable to use make Heroes of Ruin a dungeon that's fun to run. [July 2012, p.94]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A port that's slower, blurrier, and missing multiplayer, but for all that it's still the 3DS' best non-Mario platformer. Beautiful, fluid and packed with value. [July 2012, p.97]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Works really well within the sometimes frustrating limitations of the DSi, providing reasonably user-friendly access to a set of fun, creative, flexible animation tools. [July 2012, p.106]
    • 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
    NSMB2 is yet another great Mario platform game, with some cracking new features, but it's too similar to earlier games in the 'New' series to be a classic in its own right.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly unique experience, Little Inferno isn't really a game - it's more of a toy box with sinister undertones and a beautiful ending. Had it been a fiver we'd have told everyone to go and snap it up immediately, but at £12.99 for a four-hour game think long and hard about taking the risk since it isn't for everyone. Those who click with it will adore it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Unmatched interactivity. [Nov 2006, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The game overcomes its scrolling-through-text flaws with strong writing and entertaining graphics. [JPN Import; January 2007, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Has more love in its bones than Konami's usual dead-horse-floggers - and it's great value at the current dollar-pound exchange rate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The Wii handles violent OTT theatrics like no other console, but a fresh game would have been much appreciated. [July 2007, p.48]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Resi fanboys should feel free to add ten to the score; straight-up shooter fans with no love for zombies should deduct ten. Chronicles is set to become the most divisive game on the Wii.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Genuinely atmospheric and unnervingly scary - a grown up treat for your DS. [Jan 2008, p.60]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    We haven't played a game this demanding in some time... a refreshing kick in the teeth. [Feb 2008, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    The controls are solid and satisfyingly straightforward. [Mar 2008, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    In short: if you've got a DS, get the DS version. If not, get this. [Feb 2008, p.55]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Great characters, great value, an addictive story and loads of furious fighting fun. [June 2008, p.51]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It's incredibly slick. [Dec 2008, p.80]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A brilliant Zapper title with plenty to offer. [May 2008, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Despite our misgivings about the game's long-term appeal, Soul Bubbles is still considerably more polished and better produced than the vast majority of DS software.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    As far as the DS series goes this is a big leap. For Trauma Center as a whole? Nothing new. [Oct 2008, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It isn't quite the game we were hoping for, but taken as another Mario sports game rather than a baseball sim, it's as solid and enjoyable as you'd expect. [JPN Import; Sept 2008, p.52]
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