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
    • 37 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    The presentation's pretty ropey too. [Dec 2008, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    Unoriginal get competent platforming, dismal vehicle interludes. Devoid of fresh ideas. [Dec 2011, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 37 Critic Score
    The game chugs harder than Captain Haddock at a distillery. [Dec 2011, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    We suspect even very young gamers would rather have the Jaffa Cakes for their birthday as well. [Oct 2010, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Instead of giving you the game disc, the sales assistant could open the box and curl out a steaming log in there, and you'd have almost as much fun playing with it. [Dec 2008, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Buy a comic instead. [Christmas 2010, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 36 Critic Score
    Worse than Pele's impotence advert. [Dec 2009, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    We reckon most kids won't be scared stiff by the monsters here - they'll be bored rigid. [Feb 2009, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Imagine "Ninjabread Man" with all the cakes taken out and replaced by musical stuff. Congratulations - you've just invented Rock 'N Roll Adventures! [Christmas 2007, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There's very little incentive to keep going. So, er, we didn't. [Dec 2009, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    There's less meat on this than a turkey carcass after Boxing Day. [Feb 2009, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 20 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Very basic platform game with a promising lead character. Not actually awful but it's overpriced at 20 pounds and a little frustrating for younger players. [Christmas 2007, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A flimsy mess. [Christmas 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    They didn't get their heads around the stylus. [Winter 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Without online play, this falls way behind other poker games. Thrill-seekers will be gravely disappointed. [Apr 2007, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Target audience includes sniggering schoolboys, students and journalists. [May 2012, p.99]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Painful to play alone, this is best endured with friends or lots of beer. [May 2012, p.99]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Absolute minger of a game. [Christmas 2009, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Considering how slick and glossy the presentation is, there's very little spark to the actual gameplay itself. [Sept 2012, p.109]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Even their signature vehicle forms are samey. [Aug 2011, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Even their signature vehicle forms are samey. [Aug 2011, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The content-to-price ratio is horribly skewed. [Mar 2010, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 19 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Ancient Egypt in glorious clunk-o-vision. If you like "Ninjabread Man" and "Rock'N Roll Adventures," you'll love this, but seriously, what are the chances? [Christmas 2007, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A poorly conceived, confusing rhythm game. [Christmas 2011, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Experimental racing concepts should be tested in the developers' studios, not on shop shelves. [Sept 2008, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's like someone reduced Super Mario Bros to its essence, then skimmed the fun off the top. [May 2011, p.51]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It looks like they've raided the N64 back catalogue for the lowest-res textures they could find and shoveled them into a Wii. [Christmas 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    A box office turkey. [Feb 2010, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Jake Hunter should come with a health warning: may caus lung cancer. [Sept 2008, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 37 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    So inaccessible, they might as well padlock the game box. [July 2008, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 57 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    Dismally poor minigame collection. [July 2011, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    Glimmers of good ideas are squished under the boot of boring. [Aug 2007, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    This shatters the glass ceiling for ludicrous minigame compilations. [Jan 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    Trade in your mum's copy of this as soon as she inevitably buys it. [Christmas 2011, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    Snooze-a-rama. [Mar 2009, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    Contains tiny needles of goodness, but they're buried in a giant haystack of vomit, poison and rabid dogs. Not fun. [July 2009, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    For those with no taste in music whatsoever. [Feb 2008, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 42 Metascore
    • 34 Critic Score
    A poorly designed game that allows you to create more poorly designed games, then inflict them on other unfortunates. [June 2012, p.106]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Some environments are so indistinct it's easier to navigate solely with the top screen's map than by looking where you're going. [Issue#56, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    About the only thing we like is the directness of the chap at the start of "Strider": "KILL HIM! THAT'S YOUR MISSION!" [Nov 2006, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Another lazy cash-in. [Sept 2011, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Terrible platforming and puzzling. [June 2008, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    It's bad. Not in a '80s Michael Jackson album sense, either. Just the traditional 'the genocide in East Timor was bad' kind. [Christmas 2008, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 37 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    This strives for nothing and doesn't even make it that far. A poor game for a poor franchise. [JPN Import; Aug 2007, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 42 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    Do you pine for a game where it takes the best part of an afternoon to kill an enemy? Then this is the uninspired film tie-in for you! [July 2011, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    Rubbish, stupid games in a cheap, tacky collection - who on earth keeps buying these games and egging them on? [June 2007, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    The crushing problem here is that the bland, murky environments make navigation a chore. [Aug 2011, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    A series of awful minigames that ask you to jump or tap at the screen while Jerry wildly steers himself around the poorly constructed courses. [Dec 2006, p.55]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    Repetitive button mashing in a mechanical 20-year-old game that's completely lacking innovation. Will the army ever nail these outdated and dull monsters? [January 2007, p.44]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 32 Critic Score
    The graphics are awful, the hip soundtrack uninspiring and the pre-match taunting cringeworthy. [Nov 2008, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 53 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Cheapo presentation. [Christmas 2009, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Botched design, poor songs and bloody chipmunks. [Feb 2010, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    It's not worth your time and money. [Nov 2009, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    There's really no excuse to get this. [Sept 2011, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    The whole thing just feels a bit cheap. [Oct 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Aside from the atrocious controls, graphics and music, the striking thing about Megamix Sports is its desperation to find enough things for you to do. [Issue#56, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    It's not enough. [May 2011, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 47 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Stick to the books instead. [July 2009, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    An overpriced puzzler that presents you with the bare bones of a game. [June 2012, p.106]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 46 Metascore
    • 31 Critic Score
    Localisation stinginess has given us the worst possible version of a half-arsed port of a not-very-good Wii game. [March 2012, p.97]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Scratch your head in tragi-comic woe as you try to decipher the game's cryptic instructions! [Mar 2008, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The film was duff; the game's duff. [Aug 2009, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Bitten by a radioactive librarian, MSHS developed a superhuman ability to suck the life from the room. [Winter 2009, p.63]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Not just the giant cheapo pile of rubbish we expected - just a tiny, feeble, overpriced piece of crap. A genuinely awful addition to the 3DS library. [Oct 2011, p.58]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, it's rendered almost unplayable by the low-res DS screen. [June 2011, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Which dummy thought dumping you back to the main menu screen after each round was a good idea? [Sept 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is such a technical and conceptual mess that EA wouldn't send us a copy - we had to go out and buy it. [Christmas 2010, p.53]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A phenomenon like Moshi Monsters owes its trusting fanbase better. [Jan 2012, p.117]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game is still proof of how inaccurate the touch screen is capable of being, although we must admit that it is kind of relaxing. [Apr 2008, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's nothing broken here, but it's entirely worthless. [May 2011, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dead on arrival. [June 2009, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you like paintball, book a session of the real thing. [Christmas 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is the other one - the one that's quite crap. [Apr 2011, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is awful. [July 2010, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Controls seem fluid once you get the hang of them, but the customisation/grooming is worse than some GBA animal games - and they don't have a ready-made stroking device in the form of the Wii remote. [Jan 2008, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Tiresome nonsense. [Sept 2007, p.40]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    Serious sharpening required. [Christmas 2010, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 29 Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    Basic, crude, ugly. [May 2011, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 29 Critic Score
    It's devoid of charm or technical merit. [Feb 2010, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 56 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Horribly dated and lazy, this mind-numbing puzzler only exists on Wii because of motion controls. [Apr 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    We want the fancy controller. [Sept 2008, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Ideally suited for very young children with short attention spans, but woefully short. [Sept 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    The gameplay lands with a thud on the "it's just cheap" side of the fence. [Dec 2009, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Ultimately, there's no good reason whatsoever to play Castlevania: Judgment, save morbid curiosity. If you love terrible games as kitsch, it's worth a look. [Feb 2009, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    You'd think that the Wii would be suited to a darts game. It may very well be, but this sure ain't it. [Apr 2008, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Even the most mild-mannered puzzle fan will fly into a Hyde-like rage if they realize they've wasted 25 quid on this. [Feb 2011, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    Makes us wish it had never been invented. [Sept 2011, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 49 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    The very worst kind of lice-infested parrot guano. [Issue#80, p.104]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 45 Metascore
    • 26 Critic Score
    A very dull, poorly designed 2D platformer that fails to thrill or challenge. [Jan 2009, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 26 Critic Score
    Three and a half hours of scrappy, ugly tower defence. And what's worst is that there's only one in-game music track. In a game about Heavy Metal? Rubbish. [Aug 2012, p.101]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    We've never met Josh or Drake, or even seen their TV programme, but after enduring this awful mess of a game we wish we were still completely ignorant of them. [Nov 2007, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Surgically extracts everything that makes the anime fun, leaving a lumpen brown mess. [Jan 2011, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Basically, you're fighting suicidal ghosts in a well-lit house. Worst sales pitch ever. [Mar 2011, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    It's false economy to even consider picking this up. [Sept 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The by-the-numbers platforming is both predictably lazy and embarrassingly cheap. [Dec 2011, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 24 Critic Score
    Possibly the most cynical and tawdry ripoff of "Mario Kart" we've ever seen....A horrible kart game, with pathetic handling, idiotic AI, and no racing tension at all. [Feb 2007, p.83]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 24 Critic Score
    The stylus controls are unresponsive, the graphics are uninspiring, the story is inconsequential, the tasks are repetitive and the music's appalling. [Nov 2009, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 24 Critic Score
    Battles are a massive disappointment. [Jan 2009, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 24 Critic Score
    This is a dodgy game, even as fishing titles go, and really not worth the effort. [Dec 2007, p.70]
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