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 Academy: Checkers
Score distribution:
1482 game reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    You'll get your money's worth if you put in the hours, but some would say that life's too short. [Dec 2008, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    This is pretty good fun, with so-bad-it's-hilarious dialogue and cute bestiary, but the cannon fights are just a little too repetitive to stay interesting long. [Dec 2006, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    For the completist, a must-have. For the rest of us, an entertaining history lesson that's just about weathered the passage of years. [Apr 2007, p.49]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Get the WiiWare game instead. [Dec 2011, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that doesn't know what it wants to be and ends up much less exciting than it should have been. Atmospheric but empty.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Solid enough to keep you playing for longer than you ought to, but the game looks and feels considerably cheaper than the price would suggest. [Aug 2012, p.103]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 82 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A great Bleach 'thing' but it lacks the grace that holds the show's combat together. [June 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Does little to stand out, but is deep and rewarding once you get the hang of it. [Nov 2011, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    An utterly comprehensive yet soulless golf sim. Perhaps it's time the game was reworked instead of just adding another five courses and an idiot mode. [Dec 2008, p.55]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Competent, joyless football by numbers. But if you don't already own a FIFA game of some description, or you're an Accrington fan, you'll get your money's worth. [Nov 2006, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The fact that it's finishable in under four hours makes it just a weeny bit short. But for a side-on retro-fest, it does its job well enough. [June 2007, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    You can look at Wii Fit in two ways. On one hand it's a pretty comprehensive selection of exercises, cleanly presented and given a novel twist thanks to the board. Alternatively, you can see it as a series of lacklustre tasks that beautifully demonstrate the technical abilities of the board, decorated with the silly lifestyle trappings we're willing to overlook as long as Ninty keep delivering the proper gaming goods.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Treads on its predecessor's toes too many times to impress in its wake. [May 2012, p.93]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Fast paced but maybe too much so. Mastery will require psychic powers or a great memory. [Issue#56, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    A clean, logical layout and superb handwriting recognition - we're sure crossword aficionados stateside are having themselves a grand old time. [Aug 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bit of a one-trick pony, but it's still a neat idea, well executed. [May 2010, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    It's certainly not bad, but it lacks the strategy of Pullblox and the panic of Mario's Flip Switch Galaxies. [Feb 2012, p.106]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    This isn't as mind-spinningly enjoyable as we hoped. [Nov 2007, p.54]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A perfectly acceptable pint-sized kart racer. [Mar 2010, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Repetitive, bland and ultimately not very Goku. [Jan 2009, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An excellent RPG but a poor port. [Oct 2011, p.65]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A rather limp "WarioWare" is followed by a rather limp Wii Wario Land. Wazza's never looked better, but has rarely played so sensibly. Where's the attitude, you porker? [Nov 2008, p.52]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    There's certainly lots of it, just not that much to it. [July 2009, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The locations are bright and luxurious. [June 2010, p.58]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We were hoping for something more inventive, more memorable. [Dec 2011, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A bit empty in places but worth a go if you enjoys yer killin'. [May 2007, p.42]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kirby's first outing puts the Wii game to shame - pity it's so crushed onscreen. [Christmas 2011, p.81]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A bunch of so-so games. [June 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A short, sharp blast of pricey fun, like being shot in the head with a riot gun. [July 2010, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Works as well as you could hope for on the dinky DS screen. [Oct 2010, p.53]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 77 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A disappointingly underwhelming title. [Mar 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    They're not the most obvious choice for a band-specific Rock Band title, but Green Day's pop-punk hits suit the format. [July 2010, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Enjoyable in short bursts, it screams gimmicks rather than great ideas. [January 2007, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    One of the better party games. [June 2009, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The most complex RPG we've ever played. Takes a lot of time to get to grips with, let alone master, but it's worth the effort. [Sept 2009, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The sad fact is that it's simply too obtuse for its own good. [May 2012, p.105]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Technical and control issues mean this is far from the best way to experience it. [Christmas 2009, p.46]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Solid if unspectacular. [Winter 2009, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Weeks of content, if you can put up with the crappy half. [May 2011, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If buying toys was fun in itself we'd give kids the Argos catalogue to play with. [Aug 2010, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    We've seen almost all of it before on WiiWare and elsewhere, but it's still fun. [July 2010, p.57]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    This is Mega Man done right, not New. Don't expect to get too fresh with the touch screen, either. [JPN Import, Oct 2006, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There's not much that surprises you. [Mar 2010, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An old classic, with the emphasis on old. Still scares and enthralls, but the puzzle design is tired and the conversion is shockingly lazy. [Oct 2009, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It's a platformer with a lot of heart. [Apr 2011, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A welcome twist on the Pokemon formula, but only an English translation will really uncover the game's possible depths. For now, it's fun and a joy to look at. [Mar 2007, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not particularly flamboyant, but thoroughly entertaining. Forget those block puzzle relics on Virtual Console and give the new blood a go. [Dec 2008, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A beautiful, sporadically fun action RPG, and a great showcase for the power of the 3DS. Sit down and play it, however, and you're in for an infuriating game. [Aug 2012, p.89]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    It doesn't do anything new and it's not exactly challenging, but Starfy is a charming, funny game, and a pleasant enough way to while away a few hours. [Sept 2009, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Feels like a step back after the more challenging Bejeweled Twist. [Jan 2012, p.117]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An often charming adventure for the CBBC crowd but too flaccid a storyline with too infuriating a score for the rest of us. [Dec 2008, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A pleasant diversion. [Oct 2010, p.56]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Standard shooty war game that's unremarkable on DS despite the lack of handheld shooty war games. [Jan 2008, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Interesting in an "only in Japan" fasion but both the dialogue and the battles drag on. And on. And on. Manga fans will like it though. [Mar 2010, p.59]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Irritating and irrational, Magic Picture Book treats you badly. Yet one flash of those choco-puppy eyes and your heart will flutter. The DS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. [JPN Import; Mar 2007, p.76]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's still not meaty enough but Carbon throws some interesting new ideas at the series, adding breadth to a simple, easy but enjoyable racing experience. [Dec 2006, p.52]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Not the best Bit.Trip we've played but a worthy - and different - addition to the series. [Issue#56, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A good first step, but not brave enough to venture very far. [Oct 2010, p.57]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Championship-winning concept held back by a few lacklustre mechanics. [Apr 2012, p.91]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Fiddly controls. [Christmas 2010, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Championship-winning concept held back by a few lacklustre mechanics. [Apr 2012, p.91]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Hardly likely to set the world alight. [Dec 2006, p.44]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The game's a solid and fun addition to the DS's heaving RPG roster, although it never quite sparks into life like you hope it will and feels a bit young at times.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Get this if you're tired of the same old boring shooting - every bullet counts. [Sept 2011, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Nice touch-screen controls and easy platform puzzles. [June 2011, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Difficulty spikes are the last straw, leaving this as a good idea gone distinctly mediocre. [June 2007, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    The tracklist is weaker too. [Dec 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The kind of game that needs a budget price. [May 2009, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    LIT
    It's good fun and something different. [May 2009, p.76]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Genre fans won't find much challenge here but it's diverting enough while it lasts. [Aug 2008, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    More of the same but better. The expanded tracklist means it's worth a look even if you've got the first one. [Issue#56, p.55]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Offers a serviceable bout of balloon-busting in the meantime. [Oct 2010, p.53]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In English it reveals a lack of depth and some seriously irritating niggles. A real shame. [June 2007, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A solid pocket arcade. [Sept 2012, p.108]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    They've made Puzzle Quest feel a bit laborious. [Aug 2010, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A tasty protein shake for the target audience - a guilty pleasure for fans. [Christmas 2011, p.64]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Totally hollow. [Sept 2009, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Most of the Shodowns hold up today, but the bare bones presentation is disappointing. [Apr 2009, p.59]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Basic, shallow and sickeningly cute, New Inernational Track & Field is fine fo a five-minute blast. Just don't expect to stay entertained for long. [July 2008, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Totally rough as a solo game and not exactly packed with multiplayer modes, but the number of players and the smoothness of the controls make it worth investigating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Some solid two-wheeled action. [May 2009, p.79]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Online play is another welcome addition. [Feb 2010, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Good stuff for the hardcore. [June 2009, p.75]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent racer with a good track editor, if you haven't already got something similar. [Dec 2009, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A strong idea, executed with few frills. It's worth experiencing, but your fun may be short-lived. [Jan 2011, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The score is for people who like this sort of game. [Christmas 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It can get repetitive over time and the level design feels uninspired. [Feb 2007, p.59]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Not really that innovative. [Oct 2008, p.62]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Solid and playable but not terribly exciting. [Christmas 2009, p.65]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are a few duffers here but the good definitely outweighs the bad. [Jan 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's nice to see someone trying something new, but they're overreaching. Not so great action and not so great strategy gets you this confusing pile of not so great stuff. [July 2007, p.69]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    A decent portable version. [Christmas 2010, p.74]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An RPG that dares to be different, plot-wise, but still starts you off fighting worms and skellingtons in cobwebby old dungeons. [Dec 2006, p.38]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Harvest Moon should stick to the cow-tending. [Dec 2009, p.70]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The open-world omission is a massive blow, but inter-hero banter, co-op capering, and dozens of DC characters elevate this above the typical Lego tie-in. [Aug 2012, p.94]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A bafflingly deep card battle experience to look forward to. [June 2010, p.71]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    a little mindless, but still fun. [March 2012, p.101]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 72 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Older gamers may find themselves getting a little bored, but this is a good action title for young fans of the original film. [Mar 2007, p.63]
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