Nintendo Power's Scores

  • Games
For 2,204 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Super Smash Bros. Melee
Lowest review score: 20 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Score distribution:
2,204 game reviews
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Succeeds because, despite its aesthetic differences from the other games in the series, it captures the great GTA feel. [May 2009, p.90]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Last year's version was phenomenal, but the option to use the Wii MotionPlus accessory makes Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 the most authentic sports video game I've every played. [July 2009, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is everything a Pokemon experience should be, and more. [May 2009, p.91]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A platforming classic. [May 2009, p.88]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Improves upon its already-excellent predecessor in pretty much every conceivable way. [Mar 2010, p.88]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of the Fab Four, The Beatles: Rock Band is unquestionably a must-buy. [Nov 2009, p.81]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all its intricate plot threads, the game is at its best during these little character moments. [Nov 2009, p.78]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best fighting games on Wii - or any other current-gen console. [Feb 2010, p.88]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It gorgeous and fun, and there's nothing else like it for the system. [May 2010, p.86]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s been two years since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare dropped onto the PS3 and Xbox 360, making the Wii entry very late to the game. But Treyarch, the developer of the solid Call of Duty: World at War, has made it worth the wait. [Holiday 2009, p.85]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Amazing...This might be the most creative game I've ever played. [Nov 2009, p.81]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As a lifelong Mario fanatic, I could talk endlessly about all of the game's little details, but all you really need to know is that the classic Mario formula is back and is as fun as ever. [Holiday 2009, p.78]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though Tiger's reputation may be tarnished, his video game has never been better. [July 2010, p.85]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you missed any of these games the first time around, this is the perfect chance to grab the lot of 'em. [July 2010, p.86]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest IX is easily the boldest installment of the series's 24-year run. [Aug 2010, p.88]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a certain type of player, the game's deep scoring system and online leaderboard will give ample reason to keep coming back for more. [Aug 2010, p.86]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For all its sizzle, NBA Jam also offers a surprising amount of substance. [Nov 2010, p.84]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The best Professor Layton game yet. [Nov 2010, p.87]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. Not just a step in the right direction, but an unequivocal success. In fact, it's the best entry in the series since the Blue Blur's 16-bit heyday. [Dec 2010, p.78]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's hard to imagine where Harmonix can go next with the franchise. [Dec 2010, p.82]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While I didn't enjoy the repetition, I loved every new minute of 999's slick puzzles and riveting story. [Holiday 2010, p.89]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're an Ace Attorney fan, a point-and-click adventure fan, or simply a fan of quality storytelling in general, don't miss out on Ghost Trick. [Jan 2011, p.86]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a piece of gaming history that's not to be missed. [Jan 2011, p.84]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    PVZ will grab you in its mesmerizing clutches and leave you slack-jawed and ceaselessly shuffling about for more. [Feb 2011, p.86]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Pokemon series's latest pair of adventures is as addictive as ever. [March 2011, p.82]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Pokemon series's latest pair of adventures is as addictive as ever. [March 2011, p.82]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Engaging adventuring and razor-sharp fun for fans of epics and real-time strategy. [May 2002, p.138]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Creative design, excellent challenges and tricky secrets. [Feb 2002, p.152]
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