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 13.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 World of Goo
Lowest review score: 0 Fireplacing
Score distribution:
1482 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one hell of a block party, but Tetris has always lost a little of its lustre on the big screen. [Jan 2009, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You could play much of it one-handed (er, so to speak), but nonetheless, this is an engaging beat-'em-up with (marginally) more brain than boob.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compact, deep and great fun to get stuck into. [June 2010, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This substantial race-against-the-clock ball puzzler will reduce even the most hardcore player to a sobbing emotional wreck in need of institutionalisation. In a good way. Not one for the lazy. [May 2007, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fun, silly, occasionally challenging romp. [Dec 2011, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The "game" itself is entirely unchanged, with the same old firsbee competititions, agility and obedience trials. [Aug 2006, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A thoroughly pleasant surprise. [Dec 2011, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There was nothing wrong with it last time, and this is the same except with a more polished track editor. Top stuff for real driving fans. [July 2008, p.69]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It controls really well and it handles heavy gunfire better than "Red Steel." Shame that it's just the same old Call of Duty experience all over again. [January 2007, p.48]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great, less-serious complement to "Brain Training," far and away the more accessible of the two and less prone to human error and recognition niggles. [Aug 2006, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're good enough, it'll last ages. If you're just an amateur dabbler, at least you'll get to see the ending. What's not to like? [Dec 2006, p.32]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A full console game intelligently squeezed into a handheld. [Sept 2007, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As essential as buying the DVD box set of the first three films. Just a bit Lego-ier. [Aug 2008, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The thrill of using logical reasoning to kick someone's arse is a phenomenal experience. Single player's a good laugh, too. [May 2007, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Refreshing, but there's potential for even better things next time. [March 2012, p.92]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Working yourself into a state of anaemia hasn't - well, actually it has been this much fun before, but with added animal touchery this will still delight. [Nov 2006, p.64]
    • 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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Really get into it and you'll spend weeks finding the perfect 'solutions". For everyone else, this is a rare actioner on Wii, and very competently handheld. [JPN Import; Mar 2009, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An original, challenging and addictive shooter that will keep you coming back to the shop menu to buy the rest of the downloadable levels. Episodic! Ace! [Dec 2008, p.75]
    • 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    For anyone who doesn't 'get' in-depth gridiron action but wants in on the fun. [Dec 2009, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Despite being a slow starter, it reboots the Sonic franchise with style. There are plenty of solid foundations here for a potentially brilliant sequel. Go to it, Bioware.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 74 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Not bad at all. [May 2009, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Oh PES, we do love you but you've gone all boring on us. [Nov 2010, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Liberation Maiden is a solid shooter with top-notch presentation (the cut-scenes by anime studio Bones are superb) and frantic action. It's by no means the longest game in the world so only high score fiends will get the best out of it, but if you fall into that category this is well worth your £7.19.
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Edgeworth is always good company, but what this spin-off fixes in execution, it loses in melodrama. Still, nice to have the gang back. [Feb 2010, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Decent, but let down by bland presentation and annoying bugs. [Oct 2006, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It's incredibly slick. [Dec 2008, p.80]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A stern memory and reflex test. [Nov 2011, p.69]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Great characters, great value, an addictive story and loads of furious fighting fun. [June 2008, p.51]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Good-looking and fan-pleasing, but a bit short. [Dec 2011, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Still great, but if you have last year's game there's little reason to shell out. [Dec 2011, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    A brilliant Zapper title with plenty to offer. [May 2008, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    You won't find a better looking DS shooter and it's engaging while it lasts, though your hands and eyes will hate you for playing extended sessions. [May 2010, p.57]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Unmatched interactivity. [Nov 2006, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 61 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    It's basically a history lesson meets the X-Men, and every bit as goofy as that sounds. [Apr 2011, p.70]
    • 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 controls are solid and satisfyingly straightforward. [Mar 2008, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Genuinely atmospheric and unnervingly scary - a grown up treat for your DS. [Jan 2008, p.60]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    There's no surprises other than neat plot twists and an interesting battle system unique to the series. [Dec 2006, p.45]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Brilliantly odd music game made slightly less good by the replacement of four of the best tracks. not fair! [July 2009, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The new challenges are fun, but there's not really enough different stuff here to make it a must-have purchase if you've already got the first one. [Aug 2007, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Paradoxical. A celebration of old school and simplicity appearing on a machine capable of so much more. Accept that it won't push the Wii, and it's highly enjoyable. [Mar 2007, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    As a happy-go-lucky bit of racket-fuelled froth it'll keep you pleasantly diverted. [June 2008, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Another tip-top DS god game. [Dec 2008, p.80]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A decent yarn with unashamedly retro mechanics. [Christmas 2009, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    If you have the 07 or 08 versions then only get this for online play. If not, it's worth a punt. [Nov 2008, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Rabbids provide multiplayer lunacy and joy in a minigame collection that's one of the nicest on Wii at the moment. [Jan 2008, p.46]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This is great fun with a few friends on board and on DS it handles exceptionally smoothly, but Wii owners may end up feeling a bit short-changed by it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Online fighting action with loads of blood, comical fatalities and a slightly dodgy bonus puzzle mode. Hardly 'ultimate' but fun all the same. [Feb 2008, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The ideal next step for puzzle-hungry gamers who've exhausted Zoo Keeper and the like. [Apr 2010, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A dizzying array of stuff will keep you tinkering for a while. [Christmas 2009, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Highly amusing premise, but as the game goes on, the returns diminish sharply. Do give it a whirl though. [Dec 2008, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Fan of the first? You'll probably have a blast online. [Jan 2008, p.38]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Whether you play humans or the machine, you'll find this a solid and thorough exploration of the sport. [Issue#56, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Another excellent head-scratcher for the DS, with great music, slightly over-complicated graphics and loads of cool stuff to unlock. [JPN Import; January 2007, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Short of game modes, reliant on powerups, sweatily frustrating at times. But it exerts a strange pull that will draw you back in, assuming you haven't smashed your remote. [July 2007, p.40]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    A bit disappointing in terms of its presentation but we can recommend it to anyone with a hankering for an unusually sweet god game. [Mar 2009, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's all fun and games until someone remembers how good SSX used to be. [Christmas 2009, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Incredibly addictive. [Nov 2008, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Almost as surprisingly great as the Wii version, so worth the money. [Dec 2011, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Scientific and thoroughly accurate. [June 2010, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Epic missions will take a lot of train journeys to finish, but this comes recommended for players who know what they're doing and can tame the irritating controls. [Mar 2009, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Excellent for beginners, looks great, has masses to do, but doesn't really improve on previous games. Shame, really, with some adjustment this could have been a work of art. [Feb 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Shameless lack of originality aside, this might be worth a look if you've exhausted the real thing. [Mar 2010, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    As a full retail release it's difficult to justify the price. [June 2010, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A solid second outing for the Puzzle Quest series that will keep you busy for light years if you can overlook a few frustrating elements. [June 2009, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Not entirely convincing, and far less smooth than Nintendo's unnamed dog-related game. But it's well put-together feline fun with minigames. [June 2007, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    There's no denying what it does do is gripping, challenging and enjoyable. [Sept 2012, p.107]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Has more than enough inspired moments to help you see past the shortcomings. [Dec 2007, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    There's plenty of anger-tinged excitement here for your money. [Feb 2012, p.107]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A limited single-player experience is supported by a brilliant (if basic) multiplayer mode. Very much a case of style over substance, but the substance it does have should keep you entertained for a while.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    With the basic controls it's like a jazzed up version of Wii Sports. With the full manual controls it's a mess. Take your pick.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A skimpy package that you'll probably finish in record time. Definitely exciting, but also a great advertisement for videogame rentals. [Feb 2007, p.54]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It's a perfect fit for the dual screens, and the simultaneous two-rabbit control works well:: each half on its own would be too simple, but playing them together is interesting. [Oct 2007, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The puzzling work definitely hits the mark like a shovel to the jugular. [May 2008, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It feels like more of a launching point for a fresh fighting mechanic than a game that fully makes something of it. We're interested to see what they do wtih the Wii version. [Aug 2008, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    An improvement on the first. [Feb 2008, p.63]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 54 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Dream Trigger 3D is quirky to the point of brain-bursting confusion. But it's a welcome change from 3DS's current line-up of simplified titles.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    This is a game that rewards patience and routine. [June 2008, p.63]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    It's challenging, fast-paced and really rather pretty. [Dec 2007, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Blisteringly fast racer with slightly dodgy handling but a great track editor. Link up with four other players for maximum fun. [Dec 2008, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 87 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    The crappy songs don't help, but this remains a decent rhythm action game for the DS. And it makes no more sense for being in English. It's no "Rhythm Tengoku," of course. [January 2007, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If only it supported four players, this would be a definite must have. [Dec 2006, p.44]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 55 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Although not quite as challenging as it could have been, there is still much fun to be had in this quaint little forestry world. [June 2008, p.55]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    If you haven't gotten the PC version, you'll be pleasantly surprised by this on Wii - once you've got past the so-so early stages. [Oct 2010, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Lock's Quest is definitely a slow burner and takes a while to get going. Invest your time, however, and you'll be rewarded with a solid and competent strategy game. [Dec 2008, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A rather impressive little package. [Jan 2008, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The visuals are spiffier, though, and the music is top-notch. [Dec 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Quite charming and colourful RTS, with a simple and accessible stylus-only control scheme and a fun multiplayer. Not really that much depth for hardened RTSites though. [Sept 2007, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Way too over reliant on the D-pad diagonals. [July 2007, p.71]
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