Nintendo Life's Scores

  • Games
For 1,938 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 47% higher than the average critic
  • 23% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 11.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
Lowest review score: 10 WarMen Tactics
Score distribution:
1,938 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With well over forty hours of gameplay, multiple endings, online battles, great music and a solid battle system, Luminous Arc II is recommended to anyone after a strategic RPG built to last.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Episode 5 is about videogames – that can really only mean good things! It’s not longer than any of the other episodes, nor is there more to do, but it’s got more jokes than any other entry in the series, plus we finally get to see Trogdor in 3D – what more could you want?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokemon Conquest is a game that no one asked for, but many will enjoy - fans of either series will be drawn in by the familiar and be taught to love what's new.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This new GoldenEye 007 certainly isn't perfect, but Eurocom hits enough high points to make a really enjoyable, modern Bond game while honouring the legacy of the N64 original.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For people unfamiliar with the series, perhaps first-time DS owners, this game is an ideal download as it offers a nice introduction to the brain training series and indeed can perhaps be viewed as a cheaper alternative to the full title with the bonus of not having to carry around the game cartridge.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A near-perfect conceptual marriage of toys and video games. While wallets may shudder at the thought of throwing down potentially lots and lots of money for the complete experience, what you get out of the box is a well-crafted adventure and world that kids of all ages can be excited about.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A near-perfect conceptual marriage of toys and video games. While wallets may shudder at the thought of throwing down potentially lots and lots of money for the complete experience, what you get out of the box is a well-crafted adventure and world that kids of all ages can be excited about.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    MDK2 is at its best when it goes nuts with large, crazy enemies and bullets galore through its strange environments, but not so much when it comes to puzzle-solving or platforming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Far exceeding its DS and Gamecube ancestors, as well as a huge portion of the DS's catalogue, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time is a superb game for fans of RPGs as well as anyone eager to explore the unique Wii to DS connectivity offered here.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a cute and silly game full of light-hearted fun and exclamation points.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gamers who tend to prefer a more "grown-up" strategy experience will likely find the cutesy bears and penguins a bit much, but for those who can appreciate the silly theme and intense gameplay mechanics, the game certainly has its charms and can be downright addictive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A nice variety of settings and several small touches make the game polished and fun to play, and although slightly bland graphics and repetitive music are a drawback, but the sound effects are spot on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tomena Sanner is a simple concept treated with the kind of zany humour and attention to detail that exemplifies WiiWare at its best.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While not quite as immersive as the tower-defence style gameplay of Chaotic Conflicts, the game's unique puzzle elements do offer up a nice change of pace from the other Tales of Bearsworth Manor release.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bejeweled-style puzzle games are addictive, and Spin Six is a very good example of why. It offers a lot of clever, time-sucking modes that may surprise you with their complexity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it's a solid experience, the money-grabbing feel of how it was released mars the enjoyment and has forced our hand in scoring it a little lower than the original.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendogs + Cats is most successful lovingly recreating the personalities of its animal stars, and even though isn't the quantum leap forward some will want, it'll likely be the pet simulator to beat over the 3DS's lifespan.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All around Minis March Again is a very competent, fun, and engaging package. It is easily one of the top games to be had on DSiWare at this time and in the foreseeable future.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its design is an exercise in perfect, effective simplicity, and with only a few tweaks it would have slotted perfectly into the Art Style series. It's clean, it's simple, and it's understated in the best kind of way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you loved Toki Tori, you'll love this. If you loved Chu Chu Rocket!, you'll love this. At a mere 600 Nintendo Points with 60 puzzles, you're getting quite the bargain.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a fresh new puzzle title to master should seriously consider picking this one up.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendogs + Cats is most successful lovingly recreating the personalities of its animal stars, and even though isn't the quantum leap forward some will want, it'll likely be the pet simulator to beat over the 3DS's lifespan.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn't do anything particularly interesting for the genre or the nine year old game that it emulates, it does a great job of presenting us with something that we already know and love.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    RUSH is a more than welcome addition to the Wii U eShop, as it delivers straight-out puzzle challenges with few needless embellishments, all at a budget price.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendogs + Cats is most successful lovingly recreating the personalities of its animal stars, and even though isn't the quantum leap forward some will want, it'll likely be the pet simulator to beat over the 3DS's lifespan.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for something with a Mega Man feel that’ll quench your retro thirst, Mighty Gunvolt is short, sweet, and gets directly to the point.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a well-realized, totally engaging experience that will appeal to both the curious and long-term fans alike, and uses its host of versatile, recognizable characters to put across a broad range of styles and techniques.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game combines many of the play mechanics of marbles, billiards and miniature golf and somehow rolls them all into an addictive gameplay experience that should keep players coming back for more.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its unique blend of psychic gameplay and surreal visuals won't appeal to everyone, but if you want to spend a free afternoon with something completely different then it's well worth a look.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the lack of online multiplayer, the enormous amount of unlockable content will keep the brawls going long after the first punch is thrown. Blazblue has finally landed on a Nintendo console, and there's truly no better time to find out what all the fuss is about.