Nintendo Power's Scores

  • Games
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 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Lowest review score: 20 Ant Nation
Score distribution:
2179 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Frighteningly fun. [July 2002, p.149]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're the type of player who milks a game for all it's worth, then you'll likely enjoy Explorers of Sky's new content, but more casual players might wonder what all the fuss is about. [Dec 2009, p.84]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty will always sell big based on its name alone, so kudos to Activision and Treyarch for not phoning this one in. [Jan 2009, p.91]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars might not be getting as much attention as some other launch titles, but if you have any interest in strategy or military games, you won't want it to sneak by. [April 2011, p.77]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a fun and fresh play. [Dec 2003, p.151]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just as fast, brutal, complex and fun as "Guilty Gear X." [June 2002, p.154]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Control issues aside, Sega Superstars Tennis is swimming in clever game references and should be fun for even a casual Sega fan. [Apr 2008, p.89]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a creative and distinctive adventure in terms of both graphics and gameplay--rare qualities in this day and age--making this title well worth experiencing for yourself. [Jan 2011, p.89]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game definitely has its roots in the Pokemon world, but provides enough new features to give it its own identity. [Apr 2007, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most fully featured sports games on the Wii console. [Oct 2009, p.87]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic Chronicles may annoy you at times, but it certainly won't ever bore you. [Nov 2008, p.96]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the Wii's greatest guilty pleasures. With buckets of gore and language that would make a sailor blush, Overkill definitely earns its M rating. But pumping zombies full of hot lead has rarely been so much fun. [Mar 2009, p.87]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Impatient gamers looking for a little more action may want to look elsewhere, but they'll do so at the risk of missing our on yet another groundbreaking DS title. [Mar. 2007, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from a few minor issues, though, Vicarious Visions had done a fantastic job creating a faithful and fun Hawk game. [Jan 2006, p.112]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Keeps its legal-eagle fantasy flying much of the time - it's a welcome DS addition. [Nov 2005, p.109]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Extends parts of the original story (a training session in Ollivanders Wand Shop) and skips over others (the Sorting Hat ceremony). [Feb 2004, p.149]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What a difference half a year makes. [Nov 2007, p.104]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although WW is not very deep, it is tons of fun. The challenges are tricky at times but rarely frustrating. [July 2003, p.80]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The excellent epic still holds up. [Dec 2001, p.170]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sure, it's not quite as good as the outstanding Beatles-centric Rock Band, but Green Day: Rock Band is a great game nonetheless. [July 2010, p.86]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But when it comes to action, variety, and the sheer fun of obliterating Heartless with a Keyblade, Re:coded is a more-than-worthwhile entry in the beloved Kingdom Hearts saga. [Jan 2011, p.82]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The best pure first-person shooter on the Wii. [July 2009, p.84]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    LostMagic is not perfect, but it is an exceedingly fun and strikingly original RPG that will test your skills more than any other DS game on the market. [Jun 2006, p.84]
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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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    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even when the gameplay occasionally wears thin, the excellent characters and intense strangeness ultimately prevail. [June 2010, p.87]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Find a space-faring friend to exchange laser fire with via local multiplayer. [Apr 2009, p.83]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Order of Ecclesia may not have a wealth of newness to contribute, but the Castlevania formula still works like a charm, and the game's traditionally strong boss and level designs hold up well in the smaller, more focused areas. [Dec 2008, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The control is very tight, and the moves are plentiful. [May 2003, p.140]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Given the youthful glow of PES 2009, the 2010 offering predictably offers little broken ground. [Jan 2010, p.89]
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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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