Nintendo Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,483 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 45% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 48% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 12.9 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:
1,483 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The best in the series. [Dec 2007, p.68]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Compact, deep and great fun to get stuck into. [June 2010, p.77]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Seasoned Civ fans will love how the heart and soul of the game have been distilled to DS without losing any of the appeal. [Oct 2008, p.66]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It's as a never-before-played adventure that Dragon Quest most impresses. Forgive it its age and appreciate its forward-thinking. We be tellin' yers so.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is a hearty meal of a game, one we're gleefully wolfing down, savouring every mouthful as it dribbles down our chins. [Sept 2012, p.97]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    FUN - in 200-foot high letters made of Lego. Regardless of whether you think George Lucas is a genius in a beard or the prime reason for bringing back the thumbscrew, play this now. [Christmas 2007, p.48]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Buying three extra peripherals and playing with others WILL make you happier... you won't want to take the trip alone. [Sept 2009, 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
    • 88 Critic Score
    An exemplary platformer, and a treat to play with the 3D on. [Aug 2012, p.102]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is a hearty meal of a game, one we're gleefully wolfing down, savouring every mouthful as it dribbles down our chins. [Sept 2012, p.97]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of Atlus' other RPGs, this is a real must-have. It might prove too slow or horrifically doom-laden for less seasoned role-playing fans, however. [May 2010, p.60]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A vast improvement over the first game. It's limited in places, but has some of the most immersive and responsive combat we've ever seen. [Apr 2010, p.48]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Accessible, socially acceptable strategy action. [Jan 2009, p.72]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Few games offer value for money like this. [Christmas 2010, p.50]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A top-notch DS music game. [Christmas 2009, p.65]
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Always fun, often merciless but never unfair. If you've played the DS version this is different enough to enjoy. If not, a trip to the operating room is a must. Seriously good for your health. [Feb 2007, p.56]
    • 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
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Lively combat and fun scenario design plaster over the narrative cracks. Not the glorious last hurrah we'd hoped for, but as fun as Wii games are going to be in a dry 2012. [Feb 2012, p.92]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Taken on its own merits, this is a great multiplayer music game with plenty of replay value. It's just a pity other consoles get much more bang for their buck. [Oct 2008, p.61]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Magnificently smooth, slick and playable, with a good range of levels to suit all standards of player. [Feb 2008, p.46]
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Massively enjoyable, tantalisingly addictive and packed with possibilities. [Aug 2008, p.73]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 79 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    What Other M lacks in pure Metroid magic it makes up for in blockbuster thrills.
    • 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
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fight past the awkwardness for an indispensable original. [Dec 2009, p.58]
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