NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,856 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
Lowest review score: 10 Chronicles of Vampires: The Awakening
Score distribution:
1,856 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's a bummer that the quirks of Crashmo didn't make a return, no one really loses when Pushmo World is so wonderfully crafted, with awesome puzzles and excellent new twists.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a game that walks the line between arcade and simulation with great ability and is tons of fun to boot. While long-time FIFA fans will likely gravitate towards the HD versions, the Wii version is an excellent addition to any soccer fan's game collection.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It expands on the previous game with new stages, more tricks, an excellent and varied soundtrack and more. It just doesn’t have much in the way of innovation.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is SwapNote for artists. I highly recommend this app, and I think it will develop a big following among the 3DS artists out there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An experience not to be missed. Personality drips from the television screen - personality you do not want to miss.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is the best Pokemon spinoff I have ever played, and I dare tread into volatile territory and say this is the best Pokemon game I have ever played. It was fun every step of the way, even if I lost at times. I was always motivated to have “just one more crack" at catching the tricky ones, especially the ones at the Jungle Relic dungeon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The conclusion left me wanting more and the experience was as smooth as silk. It was addictive, fun, and strikes the perfect balance between an arcade and puzzle game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite these issues, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is an incredibly charming game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It may be the best looking DS game yet, and it matches the console experience to a degree that you'd expect only on the PSP.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Steeped in heavy strategy and gameplay complexities, this game is definitely not a leisurely pick-up-and-play experience, but if you’re looking for a rewarding challenge, then welcome to Amami City.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite some camera and visual issues, this is an excellent addition to the Wii U eShop, and should be a part of anyone’s digital collection.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Awesome. It could even be considered the GBA's "Ikaruga."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Divinely executed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    But for those who are intrigued by what Bangai-O Spirits has to offer, there is a deep and rich well of truly unique gaming enjoyment to be tapped here.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those with an interest in either strategy games or RPGs, but not sold on the other, Conquest is the perfect introduction to both.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An insanely hard game. Beating the game will require intimate knowledge of the levels and a mastery of the controls. The title is a breath of fresh air in today's environment of games that can be easily polished off.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though THPS4 may not be the best introduction to the series due to its steep learning curve, it makes an excellent follow-up for the legions of THPS fans already out there.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a great game. Sega took the solid foundation of the first title, addressed many of the concerns found with it, and made an excellent sequel that does justice to both the Olympic Winter Games and the Mario and Sonic universe. If you liked the first Mario and Sonic Olympic game, don't hesitate to give this one a try.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it may lack a few of the frills of its predecessor, Picross 3D feels like the more polished game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though the game only supports two-player simultaneous gameplay, there are so many modes and so much to do and see that it feels much bigger in scope. It's going to take months to unlock everything - something 1080 can't brag about.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Inferno is terrific the way it is, and doesn't need to conform just to fit inside a box. In the end, it's enough to just snuggle up around the fire and keep it well fed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Order of Ecclesia is one of the best Castlevania games ever produced. It manages to differentiate itself from the blatant self-reference of most post-Symphony games, and uses its unique setting, cast of characters, and engrossing gameplay to stand almost totally apart from its predecessors.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is exceptional all around. Even the instruction manual pays homage to the classics and is well worth a peek for the ardent fan. Contra fans should buy this game immediately, and action fans in general should seriously consider picking it up.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is surprising, from its intricately staged murders and clever humor to its mere existence. Any gamer looking for a good mystery book or a good laugh cannot go wrong with this instant classic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven't bought Final Fight One already, you should probably buy two or three copies, just to be safe. Everybody knows they will be the currency of a post-apocalyptic future where cops have periods in the middle of their names and chandeliers fall from the ceiling to reveal delicious roasts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absurd, playful, arcade-like experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fun, lengthy, and beautiful...hard to beat a combination like that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, while the items and competitions will keep you involved, what really makes the game is, of course, the puppies. Talking to and petting such lifelike little cuties fosters an enormous sense of attachment, and it’s amazing how one of my dogs can make me break into a smile simply by looking at me as we walk.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I wish there were other unlockables besides concept art (another problem shared with the console games), but at the end of the day, Tomb Raider: Underworld on the DS is a great game that any DS owner would be silly not to at least try.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Screw Breaker, simply put, is a fantastic game. It's the kind of creativity that can only escape from Japan, and yet with such a quirky design, it's surprisingly easy to pick up and play.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The plot has so many subtle nuances of political and social commentary; you could dissect it for days on end and still not completely understand it. The ending alone will leave you thinking for hours, pondering the different story twists and turns.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee is a fantastic Metroid-inspired platformer that shouldn’t be missed.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best games to ever grace the Wii U. The sequel feels tighter, less obnoxious, and is a blast to play through. While the Wii U GamePad is not used in any significant way, and Tag Climax could have benefited from local co-op, this is the action-packed Bayonetta follow–up that I wanted.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toki Tori 2 demands a lot from players, more than the vast majority of modern games do. We have come to rely on games holding our hands and pointing out what to pay attention to as soon as we come across a puzzle, before we've had the chance to work it out. Allow Toki Tori 2 to remind you just how satisfying it can be to solve a clever puzzle entirely by yourself. This opportunity is all too rare today.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extremely well conceived game. While some may complain that it is too much like past titles, it's hard not to get drawn into the charm and depth of the universe.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every inch of this game just screams adorable and sometimes it's just too much to take…in a good way, of course.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A visual and aural masterpiece. The game has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a next-generation game including bump mapping and 480p support on the visual end, and five channel surround sound via Dolby Pro Logic II on the aural end.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo fans have a right to be excited about any main-series Final Fantasy game coming to their systems, but this excellent two-pack is simply irresistible, a must-have for any handheld RPG fan.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a splendid update of an already great game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a large variety of extra collectibles, four-player simultaneous multiplayer, single-player trophy achievements, a level editor, and three difficulty settings, Marble Saga: Kororinpa is a huge offering in a tiny package.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    About as perfect as an arcade racing game can be.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is outstanding. I would even recommend it above some of the console versions of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf, for the simple fact that it's tailored so perfectly for a handheld system.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is by far the best one yet and is probably the best Spider-Man game, period, of the last few years.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you can get behind the notion of old school difficulty and adore the WarioWare formula, NES Remix will hit all the right notes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An excellent strategy game with many interesting mechanics that make it unique in the DS library. Tri-Ace did a fantastic job of blending in various elements of the Valkyrie Profile series and successfully applying those elements into this genre.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    At this point, the Professor Layton games are a known commodity, but that commodity is a finely crafted one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The upshot is one of the best Wii games yet.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the most notable game on DSiWare to date and probably the best. It is full of fun and strategy and has tons of replayability, even without the level editing and sharing. If you own a DSi, this is a must.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Minor issues aside, escapeVektor still packs a lot; in addition to the story and online leaderboards, the game features a variety of achievement-like badges, and every level has four high score medals.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy VI Advance is the last Game Boy Advance game from Square-Enix and Nintendo, but this classic game is a great way to say goodbye to a system.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Radiant Historia is a fantastic game. As an RPG it tells a distinct and occasionally stirring story, from a unique (and non-linear) perspective.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, Guitar Hero 5 is a fantastic and full-featured Wii rhythm game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I would be remiss to close this review without mentioning the fantastic music of F-Zero GP Legend. You like classic F-Zero Tunes? They are all here, except Death Wind. Like some of F-Zero X’s music? Some of that is here too. Want to hear new stuff? You’re golden. It is still a pleasure to listen to F-Zero’s music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tappingo 2 should not be missed by 3DS puzzle game fans, especially those who like Picross. This is an excellent choice for those looking for something to add a little variety to their 3DS library.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is both a great entry in the Kingdom Hearts series and a great 3DS game. The story flaws may distract some, but the remainder of the game is worthwhile.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the best experiences on the system at launch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With zany characters and gameplay and a low barrier to entry, TVC is fantastic for the fighting game novice. On the other hand, there is also a deep fighting system for veteran fighter fans along with a solid online setup. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars is an amazing 2D fighting game that is tailor-made for the Wii and its audience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puzzle game fans should be pleasantly surprised at how the simplistic Bejeweled gameplay is twisted and enhanced to keep engaging your brain.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Gunman Clive 2 is a fantastic 2D platformer that improves upon the original in just about every single way.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The size and pliability of the Final Fantasy music library ultimately allows for the game's extensive and difficulty spanning interpretations of each track, and fosters as fulfilling an experience as almost anything else on the 3DS.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Starship Defense stands out as one of the most enjoyable on the DSiWare store.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    de Blob is defined by its pure unadulterated fun. While it doesn't have the best platforming, the most complicated puzzles, or the most involved action mechanics, as a whole it's something to behold.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of price or underwhelming extra features, this is an excellent and authentic port of my personal favorite game of all time, and one I would recommend to virtually anyone. If you can read, you should play Chrono Trigger, and the new DS version is an accessible way to do that.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Beat is one of the best WiiWare titles available, featuring simple, fun, and addictive gameplay. Gamers interested in unique and original games should definitely download this title.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    VVVVVV is a spectacular game, and while the 3DS version is a little pricier compared to other available options, it's well worth it if you've never played the game before or want it on the go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is first-class work with a compelling storyline and an active card-battle system that stays fresh throughout the life of the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a subtle progression of moves, an excellent sense of empowerment when you defeat a tough area, and a solid learning curve, Red Steel 2 manages to keep up the pace throughout its 10-hour adventure.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Retro City Rampage: DX is the best open world game to hit a portable system since GTA: Chinatown Wars on the DS.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a pretty big step up from "Advance Wars 2," and the new dual-CO tagging system adds a new dimension to the strategy that actually works quite well. [JPN Import]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. While it hasn't perfected what Excite Truck started, it offers a fresh experience that is unlike anything before. Even fans of Excite Truck will be thrown for a loop when they take on the virtual high-speed obstacle course that is Excitebots.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extremely well conceived game. While some may complain that it is too much like past titles, it's hard not to get drawn into the charm and depth of the universe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It will appeal to both the old-school THPS fans (like me) and the newer crowd who are more familiar with the post-THPS3 games. For skating fans who like gaming on the go, Proving Ground is a worthy choice.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pop Island: Paperfield is great value at 200 points, especially for those who own the original. It is easy to make the assumption that it is a bite-sized edition of the first game, but it is more akin to an expansion pack, throwing new stages and vehicles into the mix.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Crashmo's difficulty and more abstracted play style may turn off some Pushmo veterans who crave more structure in their block puzzles. However, with refined gameplay and a wealth of content, the new game in the young series is still one of the best games on the 3DS eShop.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're completely new to the series, get it. If you already own one or more of the titles, or the style of play isn't really your cup of tea, this set might have trouble winning you over.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The story is cleverly constructed and manages to bring in some interesting support characters while, more importantly, providing some variety in Hulk's objectives.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    When everything is said and done, Jett Rocket is one of the best WiiWare, even if it does suffer from a couple of shortcomings. Those who get past the short length of the game will find a great adventure with plenty of variety.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you were burned out on Pearl/Diamond two years ago, I can tell you that these features aren't really reason enough to go back quite yet. But for the rest of you, Pokémon Platinum is the best Pokemon game ever made, and everyone should try it out, especially Pokénewbs.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it is a little short at six hours, Red Fly Studios' inaugural Wii game is a fantastic 3D platformer with amazing music, wonderful art direction, solid puzzles, and a great sense of exploration.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fantastic golf offering. The implementation of The Masters into the game is flawless and brings more realism to the overall package. While the visuals are not some of the best that you will find on the Wii, the game more than makes up for it in other areas.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With no way for Skylanders veterans to dive into the Wii U version without buying the Starter Kit, the best bet may be to stick with whatever system you've been using and wait until the next year's version to consider jumping to Wii U. Skylanders Giants is excellent, and the Wii U version is a fine port, but until the near-field communication technology on the GamePad is used in the game, this version is unfortunately hampered.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its all charm, highly polished design, and uncharacteristic longevity, Kirby's newest adventure should appeal to anyone who isn't afraid of the cuteness.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most titles are more suited to adults, such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (which involves the mix-up of Athenian lovers), but more mature children looking for a great read may get some enjoyment of the title as well.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Splatoon makes for an amazing online game, likely the most engaging online experience Nintendo has ever made.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb game and one of the best DS games this year. The dungeons are top-tier, entertaining affairs, and the train is fun to ride around in as you journey through the interesting game world.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though this title screams party game, it’s much more fun to play alone than, say, a Mario Party title. Old school is definitely back, and it’s a heck of a good time playing it on a GameCube.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Endlessly charming and unusually engaging, Tomodachi Life is a fantastic diversion.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the map design issues, the gameplay is solid and is definitely not a rehash of the original Advance Wars. The additional characters, new story emphasis, and diversity of the scenarios make Advance Wars 2 feel like a brand new game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The amount of content in AlphaBounce is immense.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is simple but incredibly deep and addictive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m not sure how much I can recommend this HD remake for people who already got their Revelations fill on the 3DS, but if you haven’t played it before, Wii U is the way to go.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MotoHeroz is an extremely addictive title that is very hard to put down. Its stages are challenging, but they will never get you frustrated to turn off your Wii.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it would be nice if more difficult exercises were readily available from that start and if routines didn’t feature a jerky start-stop-start progression, Wii Fit U remains the best exercise game I’ve ever played.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you liked the original Theathrhythm, this is more of the same with plenty of bonus content. It sucks me in every time I turn it on, to the point where my wife is actually pulling the headphones out of my ears to get my attention. It’s a wonderful game. You should totally play it.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game has virtually limitless replayability thanks to the free paint mode, which is accessible right from the start of the game. All in all, this is an excellent piece of software.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Most surprising of all? This magnificent game, cream of the DS crop, is only available at Wal-Mart. If not for this sad lack of faith, I would expect Chibi-Robo to become one of Nintendo's brightest new mascots, transitioning between genres and systems while retaining a core gameplay structure.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a portable-optimized intense high-score game centered around killing zombie-like enemies, this fits the bill. The Mercenaries 3D is worthy of a full retail release, and hopefully we'll see more like it in the future.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even when it borrows ideas from Wii Fit, it does enough on its own to make it a compelling package that complements Wii Fit very well. If you’ve played Wii Fit a lot and want to discover something different, Gold’s Gym Cardio Workout is definitely worth a look.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A fine portable adventure game, and as licensed movie games go, it's downright remarkable. The game is on the easy side, but it's good fun even for advanced players; they'll just blow through it more quickly, that's all.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trine 2 is best when digested and enjoyed slowly, but even if you choose to blast through the game, you will surely have fun with its multiplayer, visuals, and puzzle design. This early eShop title is certainly worth any adventurous player's purchase.