NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,729 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
Score distribution:
1,729 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All three of these single-player games hold up well by modern standards and each will take at least a few hours to exhaust...if you're good enough, that is.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's fun, lengthy, and beautiful...hard to beat a combination like that.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    About as perfect as an arcade racing game can be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Delivers a fantastic story with that's almost as impressive. Everything comes together beautifully to create one of the most engrossing titles of the year.
    • 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
    The game is simply a delight to play and look at, and even listen to, as Pikmin sing marching songs and squeal in agony while being eaten by monsters.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a host of new features both on and off the field, Madden 2004 is simply the most complete football game ever.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where "Goldeneye" was an incredible FPS dressed in a tux, Everything or Nothing is pure, 100 proof Bond.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Divinely executed.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The lengthy and replayable Street Challenge mode, multiplayer options, and abundant customization settings make NBA Street V3 a fulfilling package for anyone even slightly interested in basketball (and not completely put off by the hip-hop vibe).
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With the pitching mini-game and Owner Mode (or Dynasty Mode for the less hardcore), gamers will have plenty to enjoy for the rest of this baseball season and well into the off-season.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those of you with social lives, grab this game, take it (and your GameCube, if necessary) to your next party. It'll be a hit and people will love you for it.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Two Thrones aims to please fans of both previous episodes, and it does exactly that, without falling into the trap of being one big, compromised mess. Rather, it's a fun and satisfying adventure with the perfect balance of each style.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a splendid update of an already great game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite minor faults, Four Swords Anniversary Collection is an amazing game. I'm shocked that Nintendo put any effort-much less this amount of effort-into a free downloadable title. But good for them.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can't knock the quality of the game, as Vicarious Visions not only made an awesome 3D platformer, they made a great 3DS-exclusive title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An extremely well-designed game that is perfect for kids. Unfortunately for parents, this game is wonderful and addictive, meaning that most kids who get their hands on this will crave more characters to collect them all.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very fun, classic game that delights in its streamlined, simple appeal. The gameplay avoids most of the conventions associated with modern day platformers, especially Wii platformers, but the new additions and ideas are placed tastefully without getting in the way of the classic feel of the franchise.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Professor Layton's escapades are a known commodity by now. The Last Specter does nothing to dilute the brand, offering the same polished gameplay and presentation the series is known for. Throw in London Life, and it is the most robust game in the franchise, more or less containing two games in one.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, this is a solid title that must be experienced. If you don't mind a few disembodied handfuls of rage-inducing difficulty or the constant, sanity-warping slapstick, you'll have a blast, especially if you invite some friends to slap around.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zen Pinball 3D is a polished experience that will please pinball and video game fans alike. Despite its conservative take on pinball, as compared to games like Devil's Crush, it still offers an enjoyable experience that is worth any 3DS owner's time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Mutant Mudds is a top-tier eShop title, and deserves to be played by any fan of 2D platformers. Outside of the 3D effects, it doesn't do anything too radical, but it doesn't have to. Renegade Kid's first 2D platformer is a sweet, sincere effort that will remind you of the great platformers of the early '90s.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite these few setbacks, however, Resident Evil: Revelations is an impressive game that's great fun. Though its contribution to the larger mythos is inconsequential, the game's story mode presents a good challenge and some genuinely hair-raising moments, and Raid Mode is fun, addictive, and rewarding.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tales of the Abyss holds up surprisingly well on the 3DS, despite being a relatively conservative port of the original. And with the 3DS's small selection of RPGs, it's a must have, and a great entry point in the Tales series.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Art of Balance Touch! is a remarkable title, and one that would be hard not to recommend to any 3DS owner. It a polished experience, but also a great title to just pick up and play, and the added Endurance mode does a great job of extending the game's life well after all the worlds have been completed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Art Academy is a work of art in itself. It provides not only some of the soundest art lessons you can obtain, but the tools to apply what you learn as you learn it. It's better than learning from a book, cheaper than paying for a tutor, and a whole lot less messy than its real life alternative.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    So if you've never played MSF, this is definitely the way to do so. For people who've already bought the game on 3DS, it's a judgment call. I certainly don't have buyer's remorse thanks to the new content, but you will basically have to play through that of the 3DS game again to get to it. But with those pretty new graphics, who's complaining?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the missing features are disappointing, I think the GamePad functionality adds a lot to the game. As someone who has bought many versions of the series over the past few years on multiple platforms, I would argue that this is the best one I've played, because the GamePad use adds so much to the formula.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These kinds of games are not for everyone, and some people may not like ZombiU due to its high level of difficulty or clunky combat. However, if you appreciate the qualities of the older Resident Evil games, the challenge of a game like Dark Souls, and the exploration of a Metroid-style world, this game is absolutely for you. Enter the survival horror.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scribblenauts Unlimited is a polished and fun launch. It is the purest realization of what makes the series so fun to date, and proves that, after so many portable iterations, Scribblenauts might actually be best suited for the TV and Nintendo's Wii U GamePad.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Ops II on Wii U may amount to the same experience as on other systems, but it remains an impressive game. The aging multiplayer could use more of a twist, but the campaign is top-notch, and even Zombies mode manages a few new things. In the first of what will likely be many appearances on Nintendo's new system, the franchise delivers.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite these problems, Darksiders II is an excellent, lovingly crafted game I wholeheartedly recommend, especially if you liked the first. From a production value perspective, it's at the top of its class, and my problems with the game are largely personal preference quibbles. Just like the first, Darksiders II is the Zelda game we never got.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    HarmoKnight is a Game Freak product, through and through. While its nods to Pokémon are apparent in unlockable content and a Gengar-esque antagonist, the truth behind my assumption is actually buried a little deeper.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey IV’s sense of adventure is ever present as you explore its wide variety of environments. The game’s lackluster story and occasional difficulty may scare some away, but between the amazing dungeons, challenging battles, and great music, this is an accessible and worthwhile chapter in the series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As everything Tri was and more, Ultimate in its portable form is a must-have, at least for Monster Hunter fans. Being able to bring the game’s immersive world with you where ever you go is a truly incredible experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a beast of a game, featuring hundreds of hours of open-ended gameplay. If you were turned off by the lack of structure and real goals in previous Animal Crossing games, nothing here will change your mind.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Dig is a fresh game for the Nintendo eShop and one of the best digital games available on Nintendo's 3D handheld.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quite frankly, there’s nothing else quite like The Wonderful 101 on the market. It’s an incredibly polished game that’s few blemishes are easily overlooked. If you own a Wii U, you owe it to yourself to see how wonderful The Wonderful 101 truly is.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rune Factory 4 provides an infinite amount of gameplay that doesn’t end once the main story does.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its best moments feel like the first accurate representation of classic 2D Sonic gameplay in three dimensions.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you skipped out on the original WiiWare release, this version is still an excellent choice. It performs slightly worse than its console counterpart, and fighting the same opponents in each difficulty level can get a bit annoying, but despite those two small complaints, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s still an excellent game in its own right.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Flag is a must have for fans of Assassin’s Creed, and newcomers with a love for pirates will surely find something to love.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bravely Default is a massive game, and one of the best examples of the genre available on the 3DS. While it harkens back to a simpler time, it still offers more than enough complexity to keep players engaged for a long time.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    3D Galaxy Force II can’t escape its arcade roots, which translate into a short and shallow experience.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Endlessly charming and unusually engaging, Tomodachi Life is a fantastic diversion.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Guacamelee is a fantastic Metroid-inspired platformer that shouldn’t be missed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fun is the simplest word to describe Feel the Magic. You will not find a more zany, unique, and varied game available. The story, graphical style, and games blend together to create a truly one of a kind experience.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mixes elements of classic Mario games and sidescrolling shooters with touch screen controls for an experience like you’ve never played before.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While other games in the Wario Ware series have been packed full of micro-games and unlockables, SaWaRu falls slightly short of the lofty goals set by its predecessors. The overall number of games is smaller, and the fact that some of them are very similar serves to make the list appear even slimmer.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A highly original action game that takes quite a while to master, and it has tons of modes, multiplayer features, and unlockables to keep you playing until you do reach a level of mastery.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With top-notch graphics and sound that believably invoke the Metroid series, not to mention some really cool pinball innovations that incorporate many trademark features of the series, this game really does feel like a seamless, if unlikely, merging between classic arcade pinball and the creepy-cool Metroid Prime series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The polygonal, disembodied head of Ryuta Kawashima acts as your personal coach, and his quips are actually pretty amusing. Challenges are stripped down to just include what's necessary, and there's not much to fault, in that sense.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The tank battles are unexpectedly fun and should be a blast with friends in multiplayer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The mandatory touch screen controls for Command actually work very well.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Custom Robo, which I did, and are ready for more options, parts, robos, and online play, then dive in. You won’t regret it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yoshi’s Island DS may not be perfect, but it is still a great game, even by Mario standards, and should leave a grin on your face as big as Yoshi’s.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Variety is king in WarioWare, and while the game does not contain an absurd amount of pointless unlockables, or a true high-score mode for individual games, it is still a ton of fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the game design has its issues and the localization bloopers are regretful, I still found myself glued to the DS—on my second play through.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What Nintendogs does, it does very well. It’s a brilliant design that’s instantly appealing, and it truly can’t be done on any platform but the Nintendo DS.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Instead of porting it over without much thought, they took the time to get something working that took advantage of the Wii's strengths.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although the original Trauma Center is a fantastic game, I wouldn't say it's for everyone, due to the extreme difficulty. Second Opinion fixes that issue while providing options to make the game even harder for veteran players.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The combination of online classic Bomberman play and unique mini-games make Touch! Bomberman Land a highly recommended purchase. [JPN Import]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There will come a point where you'll need to overcome some big challenges to unlock the last few stages, but by that point enough content will be available to where you'll have played more than your money's worth.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not only is Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party the first traditional DDR game to hit a Nintendo platform, it also may be the best version on any platform yet. It's incredibly refreshing to see a new incarnation of this game have such a great set of new modes to go along with the tried and true.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Etrian Odyssey definitely isn't for everyone, but that's due to its genre rather than lack of quality. If you have a taste for brutal difficulty and don't mind a touch of level grinding now and then, you'll want to savor this game like a fine wine.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The main mode of the game is a little short, and some poor game structure choices dampen the playability a bit, but that doesn’t erase the fact that the game includes some of the best platforming experiences available.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game never allows a dull moment, and it will keep players engaged with its fast-paced antics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Draglade is a brilliant marriage of music and fighting.