NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,852 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 Super Mario 3D World
Lowest review score: 10 Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Score distribution:
1,852 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It should be no surprise that "Feel the Magic: XX/YY"'s sequel, The Rub Rabbits (a.k.a. Where Do Babies Come From? in Japan) lives up to its predecessor in every way shape and form, and even manages to surpass it in most aspects. [JPN Import]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No more worrying about 52 card pick-up or missing pawns. Clubhouse Games provides a compelling collection for nearly everyone. With a full experience of single player modes and multiplayer capabilities, both quantity and quality are well served.
    • 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
    Sonic Rush is an excellent pick-up-and-play title that's as addictive as any in the series, and has better graphics, sound, and presentation than any title before it.
    • 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
    There aren’t enough words to describe what an incredibly fun experience Dawn of Discovery is.
    • 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
    This is a tremendous game that, if you have any affinity for aspects of Zelda II and Metroid games, is something you should be getting as soon as possible.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This second DLC pack is great—better than the first—and I highly recommend it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Outside of the over-powered and integral nature of the new Trap Master figures, Trap Team is close to being the best Skylanders game yet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are way better games than last year’s X/Y while also improving on the Game Boy Advance originals.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles 3D might not be the best version of this modern-day classic, but it’s a satisfactory way to play one of the boldest, biggest games in recent memory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are way better games than last year’s X/Y while also improving on the Game Boy Advance originals.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay elevates the player past the sorrowful storyline and provides massive warring online fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Merely as a technological achievement, MM9 is kickass.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Where "Goldeneye" was an incredible FPS dressed in a tux, Everything or Nothing is pure, 100 proof Bond.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, I liked these tables even more than the ones that came with the original release, so if you’re itching for more Star Wars themed pinball, I’m happy to say that these do not disappoint.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a party you won’t want to miss.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s simple enough that anyone can pick it up and get a game going by himself within seconds, yet it’s sophisticated enough that all of your friends can join in on the fun.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you’ve yet to play a Castlevania game, I’d recommend Dawn of Sorrow over Portrait of Ruin because it’s a more appropriate entry into the series as future games will likely not feature the portraits.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Boxboy is another 3DS eShop gem that, if we’re lucky, will be the start of a new downloadable series in the same vein as Pushmo.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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?
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It makes rather poor use of the dual screen displays (the map feature is largely useless), the touch screen control isn't exactly perfect, and it runs the risk of establishing a long trend of N64 ports that might crowd out original games on the system. Yet, on its own merits, SM64DS is an exciting, revamped version of a monumental game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Rune Factory 4 provides an infinite amount of gameplay that doesn’t end once the main story does.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a fantastic game, especially if you like following the misadventures of Mystery, Inc.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is a must-play game. If you’ve enjoyed the previous Shantae games at all, or you just like well-designed platforming action games, this is something special.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Its best moments feel like the first accurate representation of classic 2D Sonic gameplay in three dimensions.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    The designers did a great job converting the Japanese Ouendan into an equivalent Americanized Elite Beat Agents.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely one of the best WiiWare titles yet, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth is well worth your time and money.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is one of the few games that practically requires friends. Without friends to play with, the game is little more than a port of the GBA version, "Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Microgame$." [JPN Import]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Everything you could ever need to create the best microgame on the planet is in Wario Ware D.I.Y. Even if the learning curve is steep, you will be amazed at how much freedom the game offers when it comes to creativity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is one beautifully crafted game and an extremely well put together crossover.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If key elements from the Persona series had been included, this very well may have been a perfect game, but for old and new fans alike, Persona Q is still guaranteed to stand out as a unique and exciting game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pikmin's main strength is its sense of freedom and discovery. There is a strong balance between this sense of freedom and having set goals.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The campaign is tired and played out for returning players, but for those who love Wii controls, the multiplayer is just as addicting.