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 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
Lowest review score: 0 Monochrome Racing
Score distribution:
1,482 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As long as you're prepared to get nothing more than a very good, very short arcade shooter, you'll find a lot of value in this package. It's quick, it's explosive and it's great fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    I can be pretty demanding and, at times, intimidating, but Age of Emipres is still and incredible achievement - and a great strategy game. [Nov 2006, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A brilliant portable fix for PC Peggle-heads and a treat for newcomers to the world of peg-toppling. [June 2009, p.63]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A unique game that will either stay in your cartridge slot forever or be thrown out with tomorrow's trash depending on your taste. There's just nothing else quite like it. [Dec 2008, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If only the MIDI tech were better, and the song list tighter, this would be utterly essential. [Jan 2009, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Very fun indeed. [Dec 2007, p.62]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Probably best to play the other ones first, but still a fine puzzler if you haven't. [Nov 2011, p.54]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fiendishly hard and rewarding in equal measure. [Dec 2007, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This little gem was made by three blokes in a Parisian attic. Basically a shoot-'em-up, but one stuffed with loads of great ideas and lots of content. Tres bon. [Mar 2009, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is the Dragon Quest that we know and love. [Apr 2011, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Smooth Moves has the best and worst of WarioWare. What can be done with the remote will amaze you, but the games are a bit lightweight and you'll miss the mad multiplayer of old. [Feb 2007, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Excellent use of 3D combined with some genuinely tricky puzzles make for one of the best 3DS head-scratchers available. Just be prepared to get stuck.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A little low on humour and a little high on fiddliness, this is otherwise a nice RPG to sink your teeth into. [Apr 2007, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's great for anyone who wants to learn to cook a bit more adventurously or simply expand their repertoire with something that isn't a celebrity cookbook. [Sept 2008, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Proves, once again, that the stylus is god's gift to control schemes. Ludicrously well done. [June 2008, p.59]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Scratch one up for the 'hardcore.' [Apr 2009, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's bloody good fun and you'll enjoy playing it for ages. [January 2007, p.38]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you like wrestling but find old-school SmackDown as welcoming as Croydon, it's finally time to get involved. As enjoyably overblown as the TV show. [Christmas 2008, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Really hard to put down, even though it makes our palms all sweaty and gives us horrible dreams about chainsaw men. You've got to play this - it's great. [June 2011, p.52]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Far tighter than the original, an indispensable bit of fan service takes a good shamble closer to being an indispensable lightgun gem.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Engrossing tactical fun withthe depth and attention to detail we've come to expect from the new wave of Final Fantasy games on Nintendo consoles. Well worth it. [Sept 2008, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The best in the series. [Dec 2007, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Inspired, intuitive and a real giggle. [Mar 2007, p.42]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Charming, imaginative. [Nov 2011, p.63]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Ultra-violent shooting, satisfying driving and a slightly strange business management sim, mixed with some admirably creative swearing. Not so clever but very big and enjoyable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Virtually the same game as FIFA 10 but the new modes add heaps of longevity. [May 2010, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Polished and entertaining, but not without moments that make you scream and curse your slumsy playing. This is a great Wii start for a franchise we'd given up on years ago. [Apr 2007, p.42]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Fun story and great combat. [Apr 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Reworked, modernised but still definitely a retro experience, the original Tomb Raider proves there was substance behind all the hype. [Jan 2008, p.41]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Yes, it's a less charming "Mario Kart," but this game is packed with ideas and fantastic racing. [Apr 2007, p.69]