Nintendojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,301 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Fractured Soul
Lowest review score: 0 LEGO Friends
Score distribution:
1,301 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It is groundbreaking in every sense of the word, and successfully bridges that gap between the hardcore and the casual. A feat that is in no way easy.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not only immersive, but addictive. Once quest has begun, it will be near-impossible to put the controllers down until Link and Midna have saved the day.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    But at the end of the day, no other game offers the wealth of content for a mere $50; and if early indications live up to their potential, we'll all be playing Brawl for another six-and-a-half years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The World Ends With You stands tall as both a compelling piece of interactive art and a brilliantly designed and executed game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Regardless of whether or not you have played Chrono Trigger before, the DS remake is an absolute must-own for any RPG fan and is easily one of the year’s best releases.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Risky Revenge's soundtrack is phenomenal. Even with diverse settings, each music track complements the location you're in and seamlessly transitions into the next track as you travel the various locations.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Coupled with its simple story and addicting post-game play, one of the greatest triumphs of Dragon Quest IX is that it manages to be a serious role-playing game without taking itself too seriously.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    While these lackluster mini-games are no hidden-object puzzle or "make your own tea" chemistry set (as seen in Laytons 1 and 2), Unwound Future still has a solid set of puzzles for its main adventure, and the story itself is very engaging.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Aesthetic and functional design, boundless creativity, fantastic soundtrack.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The sequel takes everything loved about the original games and updates it for new hardware.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything about Donkey Kong Country Returns is so fluid and smooth. Retro constantly surprises players with new game mechanics, striking set pieces and tons of Donkey Kong charm. This title is quite possibly the definitive side-scrolling platform experience for Wii.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There’s no question. You must play this game, at least through the field training. It’s just so amazing.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its twisted levels beg to be replayed again and again even if you aren't interested in getting that perfect 100%.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The increased difficulty and lack of a Tutorial mode may turn off newcomers to the Wars series, but the fun, depth, and replayability of this game make it a killer ap for the GBA just as much as the original.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you've ever loved a platforming game, you owe it to yourself to play Rayman 3, simple as that. This one's certain to go down as one of the biggest classics to ever hit the system.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Marshall Faulk is the perfect cover spokesperson for this instalment as he embodies what 2003 is for Madden: steady, reliable, accurate, excellent, abnormally good… need I go on?
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Astounding.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game is so good that it's ridiculous! It has a billion game play modes. There's a Tour mode where you can play through twenty seasons. The audio, visuals and gameplay are incredibly impressive.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the greatest collection of games, ever, bar none.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Hyper-intuitive gameplay, well-produced audios and visuals, and an extreme sense of style make for the greatest traditional fighting game of all time.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I would trade all of the PS2 launch titles for one copy of Majora's mask. Period.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [Review Score = 110] What's significant about this convergence of audio, graphics and gameplay is that you are COMPLETELY IMMERSED in Zelda's world. Why? Because everything is meticulously thought out. Each character and event plays a role in a storyline that sprawls like a J.R. Tolkien masterpiece...It's certainly the game of the decade.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This isn't just the best DS game ever, this may be one of the best handheld games ever.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Another great thing about Xenoblade– it encourages experimentation. With most RPGs, falling in battle means a frustrating loss of progress and experience points if you haven't saved before a big boss battle. But with Xenoblade you return to the nearest landmark (or checkpoint) with all your experience points and new skills intact.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A great swan song for the DS. Its production values are stellar, the game plays very well, and is chock-full of some sweet content. Plus, it's literally as close to MegaMan Legends 3 that any 3DS owners are likely to get in terms of play, style, and overall feeling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's a game that naturally intersects action platforming with lateral thinking, never splurging on one over the other. Fractured Soul's dual-dimension gameplay, combined with its speed run-focused online leaderboards and forgiving checkpoint system, showcase it as one of the finest 3DS games among both retail and online titles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is hands down the best and most complete version of the game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Nintendo Land's strongest selling point, though, is just how easy it is to jump right into these games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As a fashion game, Style Savvy: Trendsetters succeeds on almost every level. Buying clothes, selling them, and then creating borderline insane outfits for your customers and supermodels never seems to get old.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterful work of art. It has it all: hilarious presentation, great aesthetic, stellar music, and compelling gameplay. It’s a rare sequel that improves on the original in every single way imaginable. I highly recommend this game, and it’s one of the best values you can get. You owe it to yourself to pick up this amazing title as soon as you can.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the Wii U is an excellent introduction to the series, easing you into its systems and ensuring that you are well-equipped for the challenges to come.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Best of all, the new Casual mode opens the series up to those who may have been put off by its characteristic difficulty, ensuring that newcomers and veterans alike will be able to get the same enjoyment out of Awakening’s storyline.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Pikmin 3 might not be the game that gets people rushing to buy a Wii U, but it certainly should be.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Anyone who’s been holding out on buying a Wii U really needs to reconsider following the release of Wind Waker HD. What was already a masterpiece has become better than ever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A masterpiece that raises the bar for the series, employing all of its strengths and eliminating the vast majority of its weaknesses. This fifth mainline entry pays homage to its heritage while paving the way for the franchise going forward. Here’s hoping that the next turnabout doesn’t come with another six-year wait.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a masterpiece.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An amazing accomplishment; it manages to root itself deep in the fertile nostalgia millions of gamers have for A Link to the Past while simultaneously morphing classic Zelda mechanics and introducing brand new ideas that fit in perfectly with the storied franchise.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything about LEGO Marvel Super Heroes feels like a labor of love from TT Games.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The soccer and JRPG mechanics blend incredibly well together and make a fantastic hybrid for fans of both genres.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Its blissful platforming is the stuff that inspires people to play video games and make even better ones. I loved every minute I spent getting the Kongs back home, and truly wish that Retro rounds off a trilogy with one last DKC game.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    While most shooters transport players inside a character's head, Corruption throws players inside the entire suit by giving the complex Samus realistic controls.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    An artistic masterpiece... Anime-styled characters truly do bring out a wide new range of emotions that weren't possible previously in the Zelda series, which better connects the player with a relatively deep storyline. [Import]
    • 96 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    More than a game, it's an experience that cannot be missed. This is the masterpiece that is Resident Evil 4.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Practice makes perfect and EA Sports is bloody well as near as it gets. All of the AI holes, specific playbooks and overall tight feeling of the game comes across as a polished and excellent version of the best sports game out there.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    Brilliant, stunning, the best thing on the GameCube since I dropped my soiled undies on it two months ago before I went to bed...It blows "Resident Evil" out of the water.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    If you're a "Madden" fan you are definitely going to love owning this game. It offers a faster play clock, fast pace, more action, and a lot less emphasis on possession and clock management.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 99 Critic Score
    You will almost never get tired of playing Conker, as there are few tedious spots in the game. BFD terrifically spoofs such movies as "The Matrix," "Saving Private Ryan," "A Clockwork Orange," "The Untouchables," "Alien," "Star Wars," "Dr. Strangelove," and more.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Super Mario Galaxy is arguably the best game on Wii to date and is a must-have for almost everyone.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Mission accomplished.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Nicalis did a fantastic job of turning one of the best indie games of all time into something Wii owners could be proud to download.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The difficulty goes up gradually and never catches you by surprise; you won't find any huge leaps in difficulty here. The graphics are fantastic and the color use is great.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Its game play is just sick and that’s combined with some fine graphics and awesome off field depth.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The charming storyline, the captivating characters and the amazingly fun battle system all puts together one of the best RPGs on the market. When all is said and done, this game has easily broken its way onto my top ten favorite RPGs of all time.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    An instant classic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The gameplay in JFG is reminiscant of a girl that is nice most of the time, but sometimes she can be a real bitch. I believe this game is only second to Zelda64, but it is so close I sometimes waiver on which I think is better.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If you enjoy a true challenge and great depth in your games then you'll love Mario Golf. If you are an impatient ninny that finds "San Francisco Rush" to be a rewarding challenge then please go buy something else.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The EA sports team has put all the pieces together and created some gaming magic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Whether it be through design, story, or gameplay-– this solid title competes with some of the bigger titles we've played on some next generation systems.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Even players who absolutely hate puzzle games need to sit down and try dropping blocks with the beasts. If it were not for the tedious password system, this game would have received a perfect score.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    With the excellent visuals, quality Nintendo charm, and hours upon hours of replay value, there's just nothing to hate about this game... except for Sherbet Land. So much hate!
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An excellent title, and almost certainly the very best GameCube title to date.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    A definitive RPG. This is the killer RPG app for GameCube. No, it isn't "Final Fantasy" (nor does it try to be), but in this writer's opinion, it's something even better.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    The new VFX system is something every gamer has been dreaming of and Capcom delivers with amazing detail and astoundingly smooth control. After only a year of waiting, Viewtiful Joe is not only everything you’ve been hoping for, it’s everything you didn't even know you should.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    In every important aspect, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance reaches a strategic peak that other games in the genre only dream of achieving. Every item, every action, every decision leads to logical consequences in rather difficult battle situations.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    If you're not into platform games, it probably won't change your religion, but I can at least guarantee you that it's got a much lower crap-fest-purchase-risk-factor than any of the shiny new PS2 games you could drop 50 bucks on.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Absolutely brilliant.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    I haven't met anybody who hasn't wasted at least half an hour just running around outside the castle, sliding, jumping, stomping, diving, swimming... There are no enemies here and there's really nothing to do, but boy is it fun!
    • 86 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Fantastic. With an insane plot, goofy characters and some incredibly well-designed gameplay, this is a game which should be on the must-buy list of any DS owner who does not hate fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    The game does not innovate with anything, other than the multiplayer aspect. However, New Super Mario Bros. Wii lives up to its pedigree and provides an amazing experience reminiscent of older Mario platformers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Tactics Ogre is something truly original, both in form and execution, and once you start playing it, you'll know you're in for a treat.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Bursting at the seams with all the great elements that make this franchise so remarkable. This is by far my top pick for greatest Game Boy Advance title of this holiday season.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the greatest games of all time. Bravo.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Quite possibly my favorite area of the game, the many boss battles each had a distinct feel and strategy to them.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    I've played through dozens upon dozens of games and I have never seen a game with graphics like this.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    While said story may not live up to the expectations of most RPG fans, or fans of Super Mario RPG, it is far better and more interesting than the typical 'stories' you have to endure in a Mario game.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is darn near perfect in most ways, and the online mode adds more than it takes away. LAN mode racing is among the year’s greatest gaming experiences. You may well be looking at a contender for game of the year across any platform.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With ease, Lunar Knights brings a whirlwind of different elements together in smooth, polished style.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Much like "Under the Knife" for DS, Trauma Center: Second Opinion is a perfect demonstration of a game that simply cannot exist on any other console platform. It is both gorgeous and stylish.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Superbly utilizing the unique features of the Wii remote, this game is highly recommended for all ages, sexes and levels of experience. You can almost smell the food cooking, the only regret is you can't taste it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    New and old interwoven, Sonic Rush Adventure is a shining example of what a sequel can and should be.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With a variety of modes, great stylus control and online play, Intelligent Systems has come up with a puzzle game that's hard to beat.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The learning curve will be steep for some, but give it a chance. The satisfaction level is even higher, and that's always the best reward a video game can give.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Muramasa: The Demon Blade is a game of the highest quality. While there are a few minor complaints to be made against the game, they really are minor and easily overlooked.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The few flaws aside, the GTA franchise thrives on the system, with missions becoming more focused and a second screen allowing for easy PDA, or menu access.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The gameplay is also polished and strong as well, continuing to prove the impossible feat of designing a game with a multitude of complex game mechanics all being distilled into stylus-based touchscreen controls.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game told me I finished in around 4 hours, but I played for at least ten. With tons of hidden items, and five different endings, this game is sure to keep you occupied. Metroid Fusion is a must own title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I was completely satisfied with how it was presented. One thing that sets this strategy title apart from others is that the game doesn’t completely focus on strategy elements.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Great graphics, great story, great sound, and great replay value (as it will take many tries to get every Elf, and many tries to get a perfect rank).
    • 71 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A dream come true for fans of ‘80’s-style arcade games. If you can put up with the retro graphics and a couple of duds that got thrown in, you'll find a lot of value for your buck.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Tales shows that smart, solid elements add up to that elusive experience untarnished by time that defines a classic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Definitely stands on the shoulders of the Harvest Moons before it, but it also emerges as a much more polished, balanced, visually enjoyable, and definitive gameplay experience than any title in the series before it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game might be something you can fly through quickly, but you'll enjoy every second of the journey.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you purchase only one retro pack in your life, make sure it's this one.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Amazingly, Donkey Kong Country 2 manages to hit the bullseye, serving gamers with a refreshing take on the gameplay gamers couldn't get enough of, and even improving on the formula by adding new challenges, new characters and a pirate ship full of new abilities.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Buy this incredible simulation now.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Innovation makes the experience feel awesome all the way through, whereas squirting a water pump with Mario lost its appeal to me within the first three hours of gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's deep, it's visually stunning in the fact that it has a background to judge the incredible speeds, and what is more, it controls so bloody intuitively that Amusement Vision was able to create some truly mindbending tracks with which to torture you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I had and am still having a lot of fun with the first Burnout, and Burnout 2 is better in every way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Deep in both gameplay and play modes, it’s a solid feeling game in that the gameplay is tight, the presentation is super polished and the game has Madden-esque depth.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The controls are beautifully fluid, that is once you get used to them. The learning curve on this title is difficult, especially if you haven’t played an SSX title before.