NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 2,083 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 SoulCalibur II
Lowest review score: 10 Chronicles of Vampires: The Awakening
Score distribution:
2086 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Offers quite a bit for a fighting game, but unfortunately where the game falls flat is in the basic fundamentals of what makes any game good, fighter or not.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The biggest problems are found within the game's presentation, which looks dated and needed an update from its original release. Porting it to the Nintendo 3DS was almost pointless, but it’s saved by some clever uses of StreetPass, SpotPass and Local Play.
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    • 65 Critic Score
    Heroes 2 is not the best DSiWare title available, but if you're hankering for some turn-based strategic battle planning action, it stacks up well enough, especially for those who can't yet play the new Fire Emblem.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The unlockables, missions, and wide variety of characters save the game from being terrible, luckily.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Paladin Studios made a decent game and I can be frank about that, but that doesn't mean that you are exactly getting your money's worth.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For what it's worth though, this is a handy little tool with more information than you could possibly ask, and the fact that it's free just sweetens the deal. If you don't yet have it and you're a Pokémon fan, get it. Now.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Trio of Towns is a typical Story of Seasons game, no more and no less. It fails to offer longtime fans anything new or interesting, yet still manages to provide the addicting core elements that attracts many to the series. Its heavy tutorials and minor annoyances often get in the way of that fun, so enjoyment often relies on a heavy dose of patience and acceptance. If you can get past these inconveniences, you’ll find a solid farming sim here, but I can’t help but feel like you’d be better off spending your time with other, better games in this genre.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Denpa Men could be considered "old school" in this way, a quality that may make the downloadable game an appealing distraction to some, but its surplus of unchanging RPG content drags on the novelty of the experience with time. Like any crayon, The Denpa Men quickly becomes dull.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you just got your GameCube at the reduced price and demand Mario Party action, please buy this game instead of "Mario Party 4." Otherwise, stick with the Party you’ve got.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There is still something incredibly satisfying about beating your buddy up until he shrinks down to a little naked person and then eating him for lunch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I really wish the missions were more meaningful, because the roots of a great 2D brawler are here – it just needs more time to mature.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Trilogy is only a decent port of a game that has become a well known commodity. While this version of Angry Birds is virtually unchanged from its free iOS/Android equivalents, if you are a huge fan of Angry Birds, a 3DS rendition may be just what you want. The game is packed with content, and will leave you with plenty to do for many hours.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The visuals are both the best and worst part of the game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Atomic Betty is quite short, clocking in at just under two hours, with absolutely no replay value. It features a password save, which is quite simply inexcusable.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a great kart game, stick with "Mario Kart." If you really have the urge to play a kart game featuring Namco characters, then by all means, pick up Pac-Man World Rally.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you really dug Azure Striker Gunvolt, you can rest assured that its sequel is essentially the same game. The Copen campaign keeps things fresh and even though the level design squanders his abilities, he’s fun to play as. For those who, like me, were hoping that Gunvolt 2 would sweeten the pot a little bit, prepare for disappointment.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Siegfried, the game's first playable character, ends battles by stating: "Damn, you're wasting my time!" Most players will feel the same way about this one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's just not as fun as the previous games in the series. Too much of the formula has changed, and almost none of it for the better.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sonic Gems Collection is packed with rare games, but "rare" is frequently confused with "good". Is this disc interesting enough to rent? Absolutely. Is it worth $30? Not really.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Billy and Mandy's gameplay is chaotic and exciting but ultimately gets boring after an hour or two, even when playing with other people.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    My Pet Shop is surprisingly well-polished for a game aimed at a younger, casual audience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Super Toy Cars ends up being a mediocre outing. For some, it might be enough to play through the content it offers and bust it out when friends are over.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It may be worth picking up if you never played the previous ones, but you will have to deal with the problems of an Inazuma Eleven game from a bygone era.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you can get over the repetition, Sakura Samurai is a worthwhile experience. However, with the onslaught of better games on the eShop, you're not missing too much if you skip it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams comes late to the Wii U and if you’ve been waiting for this version to play it, I’m glad to say that the performance is stable throughout the game, with the exception of parts of the final sequence, where the slowdown might be a blessing anyway.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The gameplay has serious setbacks, but possibly the worst part of Sonic Adventure DX is its cut-scenes. Featuring an atrocious English translation and mind-numbingly horrible voice acting, Sonic Adventure will, at best, leave many players embarrassed for Sega, and at worst, leave them disgusted with the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It seems obvious, now, that this game is for the hardcore Need for Speed fan. If you love the series, get it; it's a marked improvement.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite its innovative touch screen swing concept, True Swing Golf simply doesn’t deliver. There isn’t enough customization, gameplay variety, or fun to be found.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sonic Heroes’ biggest weaknesses are its combat system and related controls. While the three-formation system provides a refreshing choice in combat styles when facing a handful of opponents, the system quickly becomes disorienting in larger battles.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you only have a DS and love Scooby and the gang, it's worth it, but if you have the option to play the game on Wii, you're much better off playing that version.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Banana Bliss is a straightforward puzzle game disguised as something with a bit more pizazz.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The mini-games in this entry aren’t marginally better or worse than recent games, though there is a good balance of motion-controlled and traditional-controlled mini-games present in the title.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With short stages and an underlying arcade nature, Wild Adventures: Ultimate Deer Hunt 3D works well as a downloadable title. Control issues aside, the game is well made and a good deal of fun. There isn't much to do unless you are a trophy collector, but if you want an arcade shooter, you could do worse.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Abyss is fun while it lasts, but could better itself with a more complex design. I enjoyed my time with it, but have no plan to return. I wouldn't regret delving into Abyss, but I sure wouldn't want to stick around too long.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Billy & Mandy has the beginnings of a decent fighting game, but its unrefined battle system is only suitable as party fodder.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Great Juju Challenge is respectable with some high moments, but the last set of levels aren't quite as fun, and the final Proving Grounds battle is outright frustrating and repetitive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    That said, PIX3D is kind of relaxing, and lets you make your own pixel art via its creation tool. Just don't go in expecting a challenging experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This is a classic case of a good idea with lackluster execution, making My Word Coach the kind of game that I'd like to see followed up with an expanded and improved sequel.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    How on earth doesn’t this game have a simple auto-save feature?
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    At the end of the day, Battle for New York isn’t worth the cash if you’ve already played one of the other DS games, and since it looks like they’ll be using the same engine in the future, you might as well hold out if you haven’t experienced any of the previous titles. Sorry, Spidey.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Penguin Patrol is a decent puzzle game with cute graphics and quirky characters. If you're willing to suffer through some of the game's more tedious puzzles, it may be worth picking up to occupy time that might otherwise be spent staring off into space.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In a way, Just Dance is just like an up- and-coming dancer. It's very rough but shows promise, especially when played with friends.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Smackdown! Vs Raw 2008 is a good game with no frills. It follows the Wii’s motto of everyone can play, and multiplayer is just too much fun. But with this many features missing from the Wii version while all the other versions have so many different match types and wrestling styles, what were THQ thinking?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s pretty decent, and acts as an overall solid choice for any rhythm game player. Unfortunately, while perfectly serviceable, it’s not nearly as good as the other Western-released series games in any way – other than minor non-rhythm game side content.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Paparazzi ultimately feels like a small, refined part of a larger game. It is fun, but in the same way that a throwaway local multiplayer mode in a larger single-player adventure is entertaining. In a sea of incredible local multiplayer games, Paparazzi is just a short-form, amusing blip on the radar.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This game ambitiously combines several gameplay ideas but never figures out how to balance them against each other for a refined experience. If you're the kind of gamer who can be taken in by artful storytelling even in the absence of polished gameplay, give it a shot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game that can only hope to succeed by banking on name recognition… if it weren't for the title's roots it would never have even registered on anyone's radar.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is very little depth, and although the multiplayer mode holds promise as a fun pick-up-and-play diversion at parties, there are better wrestling games, and better fighting games to be had. [Import]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The inclusion of rhythm gameplay and the varied soundtrack makes it an effort that stays true to the lively spirit of the feature films, but its slow pace and repetitious nature keeps it from being a truly great title. Regardless, if you loved the movies this is worth checking out for a brief period of time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The series is screaming for reinvention, and even the introduction of Wii control was not enough to invigorate it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I Heart Geeks is a puzzle game that provides short-lived fun. My initial reaction to the play style was favorable, but my high opinion of the game slowly dwindled as its problems began to take shape.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Deca Sports offers an efficient interface and a couple of high points during gameplay… but only that.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, if you are the type of gamer that enjoys tough puzzle games then The Magic Obelisk will impress with its unique concept and wonderful presentation. For everyone else, the difficulty and control issues may be too much.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes isn't a bad game. The problem is that there is so little depth in the gameplay that the experience can quickly grow old.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unsolved Crimes is not a terrible title, but it always feels lacking in some way across each aspect of the game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game never develops into a solid experience, thanks to a host of design flaws that clash directly with the impressive technology.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its flaws, I've had fun with it, and will probably continue to go back to it, trying out a different class or weapon loadout. If you think you can handle an extended period of holding the 3DS awkwardly, and are okay with failing a lot in the process, this is a solid experience from the 3DS eShop.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If the location sub-areas were each as large as a full location, this game would be a blast, even with its other blemishes. In the end though, Downhill Jam is too short, and with the recent announcement of a full-fledged "SSX" game coming to the Wii in 2007, anybody looking to pick up Downhill Jam might want to think twice.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While most adults may have a hard time finding enjoyment, the game's character and goofy nature makes for a great experience for the younger demographic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though the game lacks depth, it is, however, a good introduction to the controller and a decent party game for kids. For those who already have their fair share of Wii Remotes, Wii Play: Motion isn't worth paying for.
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    • 60 Critic Score
    The DS game feels much better than the Wii game, as the lower production values and pick-up-and-play gameplay is much better suited to the handheld platform.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If 400 puzzles sounds like more Sudoku than you could ever want, much less need, I highly recommend Nintendo's own "Brain Age" as a superior alternative. It includes only 100 puzzles, but the interface is significantly better, and you get all the Brain Age stuff in addition to Sudoku, which is really just a side offering in that game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Turn into a werewolf and sprint your way to the end of this endless runner spectacle.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The wait for NightSky on a Nintendo platform has been long, and, unfortunately, may not have been worth it. While the graphical and aural presentation is worth celebrating, the actual gameplay comes up short, feeling like the primitive form of a much better game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A decent, but not great, first MotionPlus and tennis effort from EA. It isn't very fun as a pick-up-and-play title because of the steep learning curve. However, if you take your time and read up on the controls online, it can be a great game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Blok Drop U is a fun, addictive puzzler at a bargain price that is no nonsense in its gameplay and presentation. It’s short and simple, and is enjoyable for what it is. It’s not lengthy, but it isn’t meant to keep gamers at bay for hours at end.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On the one hand, the games included in Metal Slug Anthology are a blast, they're translated perfectly from the arcade, and they're just as fun, over-the-top, and well-designed as they were ten years ago. On the other hand, this is a stripped-down package with no meaningful extras to speak of, its Wii-specific control options are an almost complete bust, and the lack of Classic Controller support is puzzling to say the least.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aside from a few references hidden here and there, Regular Show: Mordecai & Rigby in 8-Bit Land won’t really do much for you if you’re a fan of the show. The game itself can actually be a lot of fun despite all of its problems.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game's sound is also underwhelming.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its core gameplay is initially attractive and mildly addictive, but the missions and enemies offer little variety or depth. You might enjoy playing with the different suits and upgrades, but unlocking any of the good stuff requires hours and hours of playing through the bland trial missions.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I’m not a fan of the presentation or the ridiculous grinding required for success.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game is only moderately difficult (and, as with most Disney games, cheat codes are included), the graphics are pretty, and you're rewarded with short clips from the movie whenever you pass a level.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While definitely not the sort of game that makes you spaz when you hear about it, Over the Hedge does deliver on the goal of all movie games. That is, to not be a complete pile of garbage.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is a beautiful game for the younger audiences. Not too much interactivity for anyone older than a third grader. If you love "Nintendogs," don't take the large step backwards to this game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Everything about the game feels like it needs just a little bit more polish, especially the tilt sensor. What could be a very innovative and fun mechanic to add to a platforming game ultimately falls short of its goal and only manages to hamper the gameplay.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In all, the technical problems of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes really make it difficult to recommend, although there’s no dearth of content. You just have to be willing to put up with a lot to enjoy it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Spectrobes tries to accomplish a lot but succeeds at very little. Its innovations are marred by rote repetition. The exploration and battle modes are at best boring and at worst mind-numbingly frustrating.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's truly a mess, and in many ways it is a step backwards from the excellent Spider-Man 2 game released a few years ago. However, I do think the web-swinging mechanic is big enough and fun enough to make this game worth renting.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although the character models and environments are modeled decently, Wario’s console debut suffers from one of Nintendo’s worst GameCube texture jobs to date, barring ports.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the appealing online component, I can’t recommend Path of the Ninja 2 to anyone mildly interested in Naruto or portable RPG’s, as there are better examples of both on the DS.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, this game tries to do a lot, and is so close to being a success. With some more mini-games, a better written story, and refined use of the 3DS features, Riding Stables 3D could have been a true diamond in the rough on the 3DS eShop. Instead, it's not much more than a curiosity for anyone with a penchant for horses or silly plots.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I'm a man who enjoys Solitaire every now and then, and I was happy to play the game on my 3DS. It offered me a couple rounds of fun and killed some time, which is what Solitaire really aims to do. It'll give you what expect, and not much else.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When it comes down to it, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is just a pretty looking sandbox game with three mini-games. These games are interesting, but gameplay variety is a second thought, and so is the story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Inconsistent framerate, a muddled story and a poorly rendered open world keep LEGO Marvel’s Avengers from being mighty.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    SADAME has some cool ideas, but it doesn't know how to execute them properly.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, Power Rangers Samurai feels more like cash in on the popular series than an attempt at a worthwhile video game. The game does have some interesting mechanics to offer, though, and fans of the show may end up appreciating it more than I was able to if they overlook its lack of enemy and stage variety.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, Square-Enix still hasn't nailed the multiplayer component, and the obvious faults in its single-player gameplay will turn off most everyone else.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Avalon Code has high production values and heart, but element-swapping really saps the fun out of the experience. There are better RPGs out there.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This DS game is pretty good, but doesn't really hit as hard as it could have. With average graphics and music accompanied with the average gameplay, nothing about the game really stands out... except for Wolverine. He's a cool guy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dragon Fantasy is a fun game while it lasts. It feels like a title that’s starting to get really fun right as the game ends.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game may be more entertaining for the younger set, but you would never haul this game out at parties over, say, Nintendo Land or Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed. You'd bore your guests to tears. Avoid this one, guys, unless your kids are huge fans of the movie. Even then… maybe not.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It looks and sounds fantastic, no question. There are some moments when the gameplay really does shine, but most of the time it's unreasonably difficult, or just dull.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But the singular failure to execute multiplayer effectively means that the game's merits are not capitalised upon, and therefore it struggles to provide any lasting impact.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The difficulty gets brutal, but the game is relatively forgiving. If you're interested in a short, fun puzzle game for DS, you could do much better, but you could also do worse.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Chances are that players anticipating a wacky brand of golf are going to be frustrated by the precision-based swinging, while die-hard golf addicts will be put off by the silly elements.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a low price, you'll get hours of content to enjoy. And while seasoned Picrossers won't find a wealth of new features in Picross e, that doesn't take away from the fun to be had; it just leaves you wanting more.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Treasure World is an interesting experiment that is successful in what it sets out to accomplish. However, for most players the content is too thin to be enjoyable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Looks and feels a little dated (despite it being "new"), and control and gameplay issues combined make for a sometimes frustrating game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Only the most fanatical of the Blue Bomber's followers or younger players will be remotely interested in this game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All in all, Vicarious Visions has created a very generic 3D platformer that just traverses old territory. Even for a children’s game, Over the Hedge completely lacks challenge, subtlety, and length. The game does show signs of high production values, as evidenced by the lovely graphics, convincing voice-acting, and clever use of the two screens. However, those elements just prevent the game from being downright poor.