Nintendojo's Scores

  • Games
For 1,454 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 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Sonic Mania
Lowest review score: 0 LEGO Friends
Score distribution:
1454 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Absolutely brilliant.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the greatest games of all time. Bravo.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It has all those essential elements that good games need, and all those elements are slightly less than perfect.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the greatest collection of games, ever, bar none.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I would trade all of the PS2 launch titles for one copy of Majora's mask. Period.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Ocarina of Time 3D succeeds largely because it does not tamper with the original title, striking the perfect balance between old and new content.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Newcomers to the game who are accustomed to the current game generation may be turned off by its astonishingly short playtime and lack of "100% clear" bonuses, while veterans will find very little reason to pick up this version unless they're willing to pony up for the e-Reader cards.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It’s a masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    The moments where the odd discordant cadence make us yearn for times gone by come a little too often, even though it's by far the greatest testimony and most successful game to fulfil the promise of one-to-one motion control. It's an apt swan song for our little white console, but ultimately it's flown a little too close to the sun.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Minor complaints aside, it's great to see an enhanced version of Cave Story available on eShop. The stereoscopic 3D adds a little depth, which is nice, and the game controls as wonderfully as ever. But once again, choosing the best version depends on personal preference.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The kind of game that sends reviewers thumbing through their thesaurus in search of new words to describe its greatness. I can honestly say that it’s as true today as it was the day of release.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you have never even played SMW, it's still fun to go out and play one of the games that truly defined the Mario franchise. This is a great game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While the game might not be the greatest single player adventure we've seen this year, it very well may be the best multi-player one.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    An excellent title, and almost certainly the very best GameCube title to date.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Once again props go out to Ubi Soft Montreal for meshing environments with an outstanding control scheme and stunning graphics.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even four years later, the game remains a graphic marvel and is perfectly balanced in terms of gameplay.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    This game needs to be in every Wii U owner’s collection.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Everything that made Mario Kart 8 special has returned and been amplified, and the additions (including new characters, plus one secret one that I won’t spoil) make for an even richer and varied experience. Along with Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a must-have for Switch owners. It’s a party on a cartridge, but even played solo it’s a blast. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be played in perpetuity for many years to come, and will do a wonderful job of tiding fans over until the releases of Arms and Splatoon 2 (something I had doubts about — yeah, those doubts are officially gone). You officially have two games that make a Switch worth buying, so get to it if you haven’t!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Besides the sound quality issues, players have little reason to choose the original cart over this GBA port. Everything that made Final Fantasy VI great on the SNES is here, and then some.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While for the most part the tried and true Tony Hawk gameplay is still intact, this latest release in the series gives it a breath of freshness.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Bayonetta 2 doesn’t do anything particularly new, but it does serve as an improvement of an already excellent action title, perfecting the formula even further.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Put simply, outstanding.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The ultimate version of, what some perceive to be, the greatest action game ever made.
    • 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%.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The controls have also been polished, and GameCube’s controller is put to excellent use. The location of the Y button allows the gamer to press both A and Y, which makes grinding a lot easier, as the gamer must jump with A and grind with Y.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Quite simply the best Castlevania on the system, and an impromptu contender for best game – period – on the system itself. With link capabilities, a hidden character, and a bevy of secrets, Aria of Sorrow also has substantial shelf life and replay value.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It has all the features you could ask for and more and the gameplay has been refined to near perfection. Then it seems, the only reason FIFA is consistently outselling ISS is the fact that EA have the FIFA license and Konami do not. Just don't let that put you off what is possibly the best soccer game on any system.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    This game plays as good as it looks. Rayman himself responds perfectly to the analogue stick and it doesn’t take very long before controlling him becomes second nature, leaving you to focus your attention on the aweinspiring graphics and infinitely interesting environments. In fact, I can say with a clear conscious that Rayman 2 is absolutely THE BEST FORCED PATH 3D PLATFORMER ON ANY SYSTEM TO DATE. PERIOD.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game might be something you can fly through quickly, but you'll enjoy every second of the journey.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This will give you at least 30 hours of gameplay if you're a Tony Hawk enthusiast. If you're strictly 100% polygons, stay away and grab the Cube version, otherwise grab this and THPS4 too.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An excellent game and a great value, but not perfect. It has many improvements, but one or two of the new features cancel out some of the strides forward.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    If only my girlfriends looked this good!
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Buy this incredible simulation now.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Very intriguing, but nothing new. The game is fun, but unless you have time to collect every single object in the game, it can get old fast.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    An instant classic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it isn't necessary a quantum leap over the PS2 version -- and while the game has its faults -- this is still a solid title that hardcore Wii owners will want to consider adding to their library.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    By eliminating the time limit, adding more and larger areas, and littering the world with nearly 5 times the original's hidden treasure, Nintendo was able to not only lengthen the main scenario's play time (now roughly 20 hours), but also make the player feel more comfortable with exploring the Pikmin universe without the time limit constantly looming over their heads.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    While it may not be quite the evolutionary leap forward that Super Mario Galaxy was, Super Mario 3D Land is still a vital installment in the long-running franchise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    I genuinely have no complaints about the Animal Crossing DLC for Mario Kart 8 and highly recommend getting this content, as well as the first pack if you haven’t yet, to expand on your Mario Kart experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Beating each stage is pure joy, symbolizing our ascent beyond our childhood years– or perhaps how they stay with us constantly, only even more vivid than before.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Fun to play. Bottom line. The swing is so intuitive, so simple, it’s a wonder it didn’t come along sooner.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    An amazing title that proves once again that Madden is the king.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The only action racer you'll need for your N64. Put simply, this game is so good that it deserves your money no matter what type of video game you enjoy playing.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The game makes extensive use of a mechanic reminiscent of the best 2D Zelda titles and familiar sounding riffs feature in the music from time to time. It’s pleasing, and a significant achievement then, that none of this is at the expense of Guacamelee’s own identity.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Besides the slight easiness and linearity of the main game, there isn't much to complain about. There is an added bonus to this game in that the game actually has further story after you escape from Zebes, and the gameplay goes in a direction never explored in the Metroid series.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Like Ocarina of Time 3D, Majora’s Mask 3D is a must-play. It’s ironic that a game about time travel would prove to be so irresistibly timeless.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Its game play is just sick and that’s combined with some fine graphics and awesome off field depth.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Pikmin's simple, elegant design and compact structure redeem its brevity.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Skylanders SWAP Force may seem like a cash grab in some ways, but the game their figures belong to is just so charming and, well, fun, that this doesn’t really seem like an issue. The gameplay’s addictive, the figures are well-built– screw the haters. I’m a Skylanders fan.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A polished game that is a totally new experience for N64 owners. Capcom has done a great job with this RE2 port. My greatest complaint is the abbreviated length of this title and it's PSX derived control scheme.
    • 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
    • 80 Critic Score
    The postman often getting in my way in running around Hyrule Town was a minor annoyance.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    You will want all the time to rock out with Guitar Hero 5. Vicarious Visions not only pushes technical aspects of the Wii, but also utilizes DS-to-Wii connectivity and online functionality to further enhance an amazing game.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Another great visual feature is the incredible picture-in-picture set ups with the base runners. You can see all of them as they’re rounding the base or leading off without having to rely on watching a small dot.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    2D gaming fans of all sorts will enjoy Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow immensely.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the greatest games you will find on the N64, and arguably the best wrestling game ever created.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    New sets out to simply give gamers more of what they want--more enemies, more levels, more bosses, more high-quality Mario. One can almost hear the trumpets as the classic platformer makes its triumphant return.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be over quick, but it's got the sort of staying power and pick-up-and-play appeal that'll keep you coming back whenever you get tired of the latest games. It's the perfect title for anyone who craves addictive, fast-paced action or just something different from the status quo.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The EA sports team has put all the pieces together and created some gaming magic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Treyarch and Sega have created the "Madden" of hockey with this title. It just needs some aural and visual polish to become something amazing.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Astounding.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Every character model looks amazingly detailed, from the muscle tone to the facial features. Michael Jordan looks like Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain looks like the Stilt himself.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Serious air is the truth with this bad boy. You better have skipped lunch if you're going to get on this wild ride!!
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The pinnacle of virtual basketball.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    An improvement over the original in almost every way.

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