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 13.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Mighty Milky Way
Lowest review score: 0 Monochrome Racing
Score distribution:
1482 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A good-looking and solid take on Tekken 6 that packs in a ton of content. But single-player modes are unsatisfying and the fighting feels dated compared to Street Fighter 3D. [Feb 2012, p.90]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 66 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A frustratingly slow pace and the sad realisation that a humdinger of a plot is zooming over our heads are the only problems here. Otherwise one of the best RTS games on DS. [JPN Import; June 2007, p.54]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Too shallow and formulaic to be anything other than an RPG footnote, but this is still a robust, accessible and enjoyable game. [Winter 2009, p.59]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Not an Empire Strikes Back life-changer, but a Return of hte Jedi romp. Plenty of technical hiccups, but fun is never far off. Duelling is alright, too. [Nov 2008, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Not only a ferocious challenge but a hearty high-score chaser to boot. Derivative, but derives from the best. [Apr 2009, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Lovingly crafted, sure, but for a game revolving around the rich variety of jelly beans A Boy And His Blob can be flavourless stuff.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A perfect foil for the well-received film, well designed and executed. But their respective running times are rather too close for comfort. [Oct 2008, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    If you fancy saving the world from aliens on your DS, this is worth having a spin on. [Oct 2006, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 59 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Ignore the fighting's mechanical edge and this is about as good a shot as wrestling has at reaching a wider audience. But wrestling fans, beware - this probably isn't for you. [Christmas 2007, p.60]
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    • tbd Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Fun, frustrating exploration fest that you <I>will</I> want to finish no matter how many times you have to kill Lara to do so. [Dec 2006, p.40]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    The constant shift in direction will leave you confused. But there are genuine pockets of excitement amongst the humdrum. [Apr 2012, p.92]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The cutscenes don't look so horribly grainy here either. [June 2009, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Survive like Ray Mears while fretting over how good you look in a grass skirt. It's a whole news Sims experience. [Christmas 2007, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's worth putting up with the nonsense as this is a satisfying action RPG. [Dec 2009, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Worth a look if you're a connoisseur of action RPGs. [Apr 2010, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Another strong offering for RPG fans to sink their teeth into, with some great graphical updates, but be warned: this is two parts work, one part play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    New players should jump right in, but veterans might want to think twice. [Jan 2011, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Much better, faster and smoother on a big screen. [Feb 2008, p.47]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A game first and foremost (and maybe a torture device). [Feb 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A brilliantly made challenge, but rarely much fun. [Jan 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The promise of new items is a great incentive for a walk. There just needs to be more to do when you get home. [Oct 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This has much higher frustration factor than some puzzlers, but dammit, you're going to keep trying to beat it. [Dec 2008, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Initial excitement that this may be the next big thing soon subsides, but the adventure that remains is solid, entertaining stuff. [Apr 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's only so much you can do with a Japanese "Love Hamster," but we already love the cute music, behaviour and entertaining minigame frolicks. [JPN Import; Jan 2007, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not bad at all. [Oct 2007, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's loads to do. [Feb 2009, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Worth a play if you can put up with the hand cramps. [Apr 2009, p.67]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The cuteness may drive away sports gamers, and the realistic gameplay may drive away others, but this is surprisingly deep. [Mar 2007, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While Centipede ably fulfills its remit, it doesn't really try to go beyond it. [Jan 2012, p.114]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A lightweight, schizophrenic football title that fails to draw you in like a "FIFA" game should. [Dec 2008, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The best example of the genre we've seen in ages. [Christmas 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Beautiful to look at, very nice to play, but disappointingly light on content. Perfect for launch day, and maybe the day after, too, but it feels so limited.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's short and fairly basic, but well presented. [Jan 2009, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Not particularly original or polished, but we found it hard to put down. [May 2009, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rock solidly made and full of evil-flavoured charm, but you can't help but wish this had been so much more. The Little King still rules Wii. [Aug 2009, p.58]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great concept hampered by some boring level design and clumsy interfaces. [Sept 2008, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    N+
    Unbelievably annoying and liable to trigger extreme rage at any moment, but it's as addictive as it is nasty, and worth a punt for masochistic fans of the online original. [Dec 2008, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Part dating sim, part rhythm-action dancing game, Princess Debut is perfectly pitched at its girly audience. [Dec 2008, p.81]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    So what if it's the same old Fire Emblem? The score's for non-Japanese speakers - the UK version will likely do much better. [JPN Import; May 2007, p.45]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Proper Bomberman action that makes wise use of the Wi-Fi features built into DS. Consider the solo mode as a bonus in a great value package. [JPN Import; Oct 2006, p.63]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Addictively fun yet lamentably short. [March 2012, p.96]
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