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 Metroid Prime
Lowest review score: 20 X-Men: Destiny
Score distribution:
2,204 game reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The top-down view of the action is a tad tight, so it's hard to anticipate upcoming turns. [July 2002, p.152]
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Far more cornball than cool kitsch like the films. [Oct 2003, p.140]
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Midbattle controls are limited to steering your bey and summoning beasts. [Dec 2003, p.144]
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Watching the real thing on TV is far more entertaining--and less expensive. [July 2011, p.89]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    To quote Galvatron, "This is bad comedy. [Aug 2011, p.90]
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Local wireless matches add a solid perk, but otherwise Dark of the Moon is a step down from previous entries, and a waste of the beloved license. [Aug 2011, p.90]
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Local wireless matches add a solid perk, but otherwise Dark of the Moon is a step down from previous entries, and a waste of the beloved license. [Aug 2011, p.90]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Driver Renegade is yet another disappointing entry in a series full of them. [Sept 2011, p.73]
    • 23 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Although the graphics issues add unintentional difficulty, most players will find the game very easy to beat. [Oct 2004, p.125]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 26 Critic Score
    It drops you right into the fight with few options for cover, no auto-aim and limited weapons. [Dec 2004, p.148]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 26 Critic Score
    A mediocre mess of a vehicular battle game that contains an excessive amount of violence and strong language. [Feb 2004, p.150]
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The game moves painfully slow as a result, with the vast majority of your time spent watching opponents take their turns. [July 2007, p.97]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    A boring, lifeless, bug-filled title. [July 2009, p.90]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    This boring mess of a sequel should KO the franchise for good. [May 2006, p.94]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    The effect is disastrous. [Sept 2005, p.84]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    This kind myopic, ethnocentric brutality is the stuff that gives video games as a whole a bad reputation. [Feb 2006, p.99]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    There's absolutely no reason Kung Fu Panda 2 should require you to use THQs uDraw GameTablet. [June 2011, p.88]
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Sadly, X-Men Destiny's lone mutant power is the causing of anguish. [Nov 2011, p.79]
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    If you need a comic-book, movie-license game fix look elsewhere. I beg you. [Aug 2007, p.83]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Think of this as Baby's First RTS. [Sept 2009, p.90]
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Guiding a new mutant's journey seems futile when the game is boring and half-baked. [Nov 2011, p.79]