Nintendo Power's Scores

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For 2,179 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Viewtiful Joe
Lowest review score: 20 Ant Nation
Score distribution:
2179 game reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There's a lot to like about Mickey's return to Wasteland, and the follow-up does improve on its predecessor in a number of ways. [Dec 2012, p.92]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a few exceptions, the setting, the characters, and the gameplay are excellent. [Dec 2012, p.90]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is best enjoyed with at least two people, and especially at a party(the word is in the game's title. after all), but it's great anytime you feel like belting one out. [Dec 2012, p.89]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This eye-popping, massive adventure has its share of rough edges but ultimately does a fantastic job of transporting you to a faraway realm and telling a great story--which is superbly voice-acted--in the process. [Dec 2012, p.88]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The updated Wii U version improves on many issues that irked fans when Ninja Gaiden 3 originally launched, but repetitious battles and a hokey story knock the experience down a few notches. [Dec 2012, p.86]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The system's first Madden title takes a serious approach to pigskin and offers almost all of the same features as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, including the debut of an ambitious Connected Career mode that supports up to 32 players in online leagues. [Dec 2012, p.84]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's still a fun time, but this port feels a bit rushed. [Dec 2012, p.84]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's amusing, but unfortunately the GamePad can cause noticeable lag issues on the TV screen when it's in use during a dance. [Dec 2012, p.82]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Given that it's a little more than a lazy arcade port, Tank! Tank! Tank! has no business as a $50 retail release. [Dec 2012, p.82]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Added up, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a total blast in the spirit of Sega's beloved racing titles. [Dec 2012, p.80]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, neither Tekken Advance or Tekken 3D Prime Edition offered the true Tekken experience. But Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Edition does--and then some. [Dec 2012, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Batman: Arkham City-Armored Edition sets a new bar, not just for comic-book adaptations, but for games in general. [Dec 2012, p.76]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    ZombiU is slow and methodical, designed to build tension rather than pump adrenaline. [Dec 2012, p.74]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Intended as a colorful and welcoming invitation for new Wii U owners, Nintendo Land succeeds as a broadly enjoyable tutorial on the myriad features and abilities of the console and its unique GamePad controller. [Dec 2012, p.72]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Rabbids still amuse with their antics, but their first Wii U effort fails to consistently entertain. [Dec 2012, p.73]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What makes this edition of Skylanders Giants the best one are the high-definition graphics and the GamePad functionality. [Dec 2012, p.73]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As far as gameplay goes, Scribblenauts Unlimited isn't terrible different from its predecessors. [Dec 2012, p.70]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. U may not be the most innovative Mario platformer, but it's incredibly polished and a lot of fun. [Dec 2012, p.68]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Harvest Moon 3D is a nice addition to the long-running franchise, and should please both existing fans and anyone else interested in virtual agriculture. Nov 2012, p.84]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    WWE '13 comes across as too ambitious for its own good. [Nov 2012, p.84]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Anyone expecting a definitive conclusion will likely be unsatisfied. Fortunately, the bulk of Virtue's Last Reward is so darn good that ultimately it may not matter. [Nov 2012, p.82]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, though, this game hits all the notes that a professor Layton title should, resulting in another rewarding, cerebally invigorating quest. [Nov 2012, p.80]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In addition to the Giants. features such as the Skystones minigame and puzzles you have to solve to unlock certain doors help prevent the game from becoming too repetitive. [Nov 2012, p.78]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can force your eyes to adjust, you'll have a good time. [Nov 2012, p.78]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a bland platformer filled with repetitive tasks. [Nov 2012, p.76]
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    • 28 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the ThunderCats game we finally got is an incredibly simple side-scrolling romp through boring levels populated by similar looking enemies.
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    And it's an especially welcome addition to a library mostly starved for quality RPGs. [Nov 2012, p.74]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Code of Princess isn't as good as its spiritual predecessor, but it nontheless offers an enjoyable, content-rich, and often genuinely funny action experience. [Oct 2012, p.86]
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    • 65 Critic Score
    There are still reasons to love the way Madden is offered on ii--it's just a shame that its value proposition relative to last year's edition is not among them. [Oct 2012, p.84]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although Angry Birds Trilogy provides a unique Angry Birds experience for Nintendo 3DS owners, given the cheap and widespread availability of the game's core content, it's difficult to recommend Angry Birds to anyone other than hardcore fans and those who truly have no other medium for playing it. [Oct 2012, p.84]
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