NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,751 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 World of Goo
Lowest review score: 10 Chronicles of Vampires: The Awakening
Score distribution:
1,751 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've long finished Zelda and Super Paper Mario just didn't hit the spot, appease Mick Jagger by making your next Wii game a black one. Maybe Nintendo will soon follow with the console itself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A real treat, and I can’t recommend it more. Unless you have an aversion to rail shooters, you’d be silly not to at least give this game a rental. It also makes for a wonderful summary of the major points in the complex RE storyline, so players new to the franchise can warm up to the current situation.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Capcom is known for milking its franchises, Trials and Tribulations is not a mindless sequel. You'll cheer. You'll boo. You might even yell, "Objection!" The first entry is still the best, at least in English, but the final Phoenix Wright game definitely surpasses the second.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is probably room for more features, but as a simple record of crossword history, the game works well. For crossword junkies it's a no brainer.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's so good, you won't care that you don't have two-channel sound. I don't, which I think is a testament to how amazing the Guitar Hero experience is.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game’s biggest strength is in how well it establishes the tone and feeling of the console CoD4 games. The fast pace, mission structure, and gameplay are all distinctly Call of Duty, and everything performs beautifully.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay elevates the player past the sorrowful storyline and provides massive warring online fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The upshot is one of the best Wii games yet.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's very fun thanks to its simplicity, it's graphically clean and simple, and there’s plenty of puzzles to keep you busy.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little King’s Story is a prime example of how a game can be cute and colorful, yet still challenging and fulfilling. With all that this game has to offer, there is sure to be something here for all types of gamers of any skill level. No Wii owner should overlook this fantastic and unique experience.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was really surprised by how much content Age of Empires: Mythologies contains, and the game itself is fun and inventive.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A compassionate and hugely entertaining throwback to a classic kind of game that isn't often released these days.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The storyline is adorable and fun, and the game does a great job of breaking up the monotony with different ideas. It might be a bit simplistic, but it's still a solid game with a lot to do.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from the camera issue and length, MadWorld is superb. Everything from the visual style and the sound to the ultra-violent gameplay and visceral controls are wonderful. It has its flaws, but MadWorld is riddled with unadulterated fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Merely as a technological achievement, MM9 is kickass.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is simple but incredibly deep and addictive.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Ninjatown is a wonderful experience overall, and never feels frustrating despite its challenge. While there may be a specific formula to beating every level, it's the trial and error that allows ultimate success to feel so very gratifying.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though the top-down view creates some problems, the game is quite enjoyable overall. DS Players looking for a modern GTA experience needn't look further than Chinatown Wars.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absurd, playful, arcade-like experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a party you won’t want to miss.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Boy and His Blob looks and plays great, and at forty stages it doesn't wear out its welcome. The main game is just long enough to be satisfying, but there's enough bonus content that you'll be coming back to unlock extra stages and concept art. It's truly meant for all ages and is a must-own title for the Wii.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories fills a gap in the Wii's horror lineup, and it does so with finesse and substance. It is a game that can be appreciated by anyone craving a good psychological thriller that makes good use of motion controls and in doing so, appeals directly to the Wii's core audience.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Ice Age 3 is one of the best Wii games I’ve played so far this year. Its variety and high production values kept me motivated, and for Pete’s sake, I got to ride around on a Pachycephalosaurus and headbutt other dinosaurs!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a puzzle game departure from a slow-paced simulation series, Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming really does deliver. It brings a unique puzzle game and pairs it with the charm and mystery of a Harvest Moon dilemma, creating a game that is part puzzle, part adventure.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There aren’t enough words to describe what an incredibly fun experience Dawn of Discovery is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a few minor flaws, Dawn of Discovery is a very impressive package, and overall, it provides a full-fledged real-time strategy game on the DS without cutting corners.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While you're still playing a regular old game of football, the variety of ways that you can play that game is grand and makes this a terrific title for casual football fans of any age.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love the Rabbids or just want a great game for your Wii, don't hesitate and take the Rabbids home.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Art Style: PiCTOBiTS is easily one of the best entries thus far in the Art Style series, and is without a doubt one of the best games currently available in the DSi Shop. Players looking for a fun but challenging title can't go wrong with PiCTOBiTS.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Simply put, Guitar Hero 5 is a fantastic and full-featured Wii rhythm game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Space Invaders Extreme 2 is a very worthy sequel to the original. If you liked the first game, you should run out right now and buy this one. If you haven’t tried either one, this sequel is a better package overall.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its true genius lies in its inclusion of vocal harmonies that create an even more authentic band experience, and the art style and presentation also complement The Beatles' music greatly.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Number Battle may be a niche title, but don’t let that discourage you from trying one of the most enjoyable games in the DSiWare Store.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Fans who loved the first two games shouldn't hesitate in picking up Bowser's Inside Story. It features everything that makes the series enjoyable and adds onto it everything but the kitchen sink. Despite a few minor flaws, it's a game that features an ingenious game design synonymous with Nintendo games and is easily one of the best DS games of the year.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For owners of the first game, this $20 upgrade is worth it because you get a good amount of new content in addition to all the refinements found in Wii Fit Plus. For those who skipped the original Wii Fit, the Wii Fit Plus bundle is an excellent deal since you get the Balance Board and all the activities from Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Starship Defense stands out as one of the most enjoyable on the DSiWare store.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A great package. The unique control scheme is unique and effective, providing a sense of connection with your aircraft that mere button-pressing cannot. The story, told both with fantastic movies and via in-flight dialogue, is great; while confusing at times, it has requisite twist and turns just like the film.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely one of the best WiiWare titles yet, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth is well worth your time and money.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Oregon Trail is a great premium-priced title on the DSiWare Store and stands out as one of the best titles on the service. Not only is the gameplay engaging and fun, but it's also educational. In short, The Oregon Trail is one game you're not going to want to miss, whether you like educational games or not.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It succeeds in virtually every aspect of its execution, and if you own a DSi this fantastic piece of software is an absolute must-own.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For anyone with an affinity for sea life and an appreciation of gaming at a slower pace, Endless Ocean: Blue World is a must purchase - especially since it's hitting stores for a low initial MSRP of $29.99. Regardless, Endless Ocean: Blue World is a great game rife with content, and it's a steal at any price.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Spotto is a simple game at heart, the amount of enjoyment one can have playing the game is unbelievable.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is probably the best game I've played so far this year, and I'm betting you will love it, too.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The amount of content in AlphaBounce is immense.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trauma Team is definitely the most accessible game in Trauma Center's history. With an overwhelming amount of variety, an awesome presentation, and solid gameplay, Trauma Team isn't just the best game in the series; it's also one of the best games on Wii.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players who love incrementally improving their best score should not hesitate to buy what is one of the best retail-released shooters in recent memory.
    • 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.
    • 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
    At this point, the Professor Layton games are a known commodity, but that commodity is a finely crafted one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a fantastic game, especially if you like following the misadventures of Mystery, Inc.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shantae: Risky's Revenge has turned out to be one of the best games on DSiWare, and also one of the best reasons to own a DSi. The 1,200 Nintendo Point price might be hefty for some, but I can guarantee that this game is a bargain at twice the price.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DJ Hero 2 is an excellent sequel. It takes the solid gameplay the original game laid out and offers vast improvements.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Art Academy is great piece of software that is well worth your time and money, provided you don't have access to cheaper and basically identical DSiWare apps.. My only gripe about the game is that you cannot export your photos, which may be enough to turn some people off from enrolling.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're into Pokémon, you likely already have the game. If you're not, then this game won't convert you. However, if you've been away from the series for a while, this might be the game to make a return to the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're into Pokémon, you likely already have the game. If you're not, then this game won't convert you. However, if you've been away from the series for a while, this might be the game to make a return to the series.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition is a complete package that features all the content of past Street Fighter IV titles and more.
    • 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
    Awesome. It could even be considered the GBA's "Ikaruga."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A complete port of the original. It has every enemy, every weapon, and every single level - even the secret ones.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Paragon 5 and Infinite Dreams did an absolutely bang-up job on this outing, even with the ugly box art.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the port’s plumbing has a few leaks, most of SMB3’s gameplay remains in pristine condition for the ultimate platforming experience.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Contrary to some expectations, Boktai is a complete and satisfying game that could hardly be called a gimmick. The sun sensor is actually very cleverly integrated into many aspects of the gameplay, and it ends up adding more to the experience than it takes away.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Twisted, a lowly GBA game, is everything that the DS-powered "Touched" was not. It's big, it's funny, it's well designed, and it's fun.
    • 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.
    • 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.