NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,725 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 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Lowest review score: 10 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
1,725 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    New Blood is a wonderful game that combines a compelling story, challenging gameplay with fully adjustable difficulty, and plenty of variety and longevity. It’s perfect for fans of Second Opinion, while the cooperative mode and optional tutorials make it easier for new players to learn.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When a developer is able to marry the perfect controls of this game with content and gameplay that are equally polished, we'll really have something. And judging by Team Fusion's admirable first effort on Wii, they might just be the developers to do it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Speed Racer The Videogame is surprisingly good. Very good. It blends fun gameplay with superb graphics. Its biggest problem is that there isn't more to play; the single player can be conquered in a fairly short period of time, and the lack of a story means there isn't a whole lot of pay-off for doing so.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For fans of the strategy genre, this is your definitive game on the DS; go and pick this game up without a second thought.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mario Kart Wii is ultimately much the same game as Mario Kart DS, but this is forgivable due to its drastically improved online functionality along with some welcome gameplay additions and tweaks.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a no-brainer for open-minded gamers looking to diversify their collection. Dive in.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Wii Fit is a great supplement to your existing exercise routine, but I don’t think it will ever replace a gym membership and proper eating. However, it does provide at least one very unique experience: the improvement and awareness of your center of balance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pinball Hall of Fame is unapologetically faithful to its source material, and doesn't offer any olive branches to those who have never found pinball compelling. Nevertheless, FarSight Studios has crafted a wonderfully authentic pinball experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Etrian Odyssey II lives up to its predecessor while including several incremental improvements that make the gameplay smoother.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Regardless of length, the game provides for a satisfying experience while it lasts, with puzzles neither seeming too hard or too easy. Fans of puzzle games in general, and particularly those in the vein of Capcom's Zack & Wiki, won't regret picking this one up.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Its disappointing single-player component seems hastily-designed with its cookie-cutter plot, limited range of enemies, and myriad elements copied wholesale from popular recent first-person shooters. On the other hand, its multiplayer component is great, matching online shooters on other platforms feature-for-feature and providing a no-hassle experience that's among the best on Wii.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest V is a fantastic RPG. While this conservative update is still mired by old-fashioned game mechanics, the fifth entry in the fabled series is carried by its unique story structure and the once-innovative and still engaging monster collection. It is highly recommended to all RPG fans, but newcomers to the genre should cut their teeth elsewhere.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fair warning: the game is challenging, and at times you will want to throw your DS against the wall. Regardless, you will likely become addicted to the game's unique traits and simple-yet-fun gameplay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Groovin' Blocks is one of those games that can be hard to explain, but it is easy to pick up and understand once you play it. It's special among WiiWare games for being such a well-rounded, complete package and for avoiding common gimmicks like misplaced motion control and garish Mii integration.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While not revolutionary by today's standards, it is easy to understand why the original was groundbreaking in its day.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With its additional shot possibilities (and the ability to control your movement), Wii Sports Tennis looks downright primitive by comparison.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Warts and all, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 is a revolution in the way golf games control. The new Wii MotionPlus controls are very good, but not amazing yet. If you can power through the early throes of career mode so your player is halfway decent, or are a huge fan of Disc Golf, then by all means pick up this game immediately. Just don't expect it to actually improve your golf swing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is easily one of the most original games in the series, thanks to its globetrotting, mystery-solving theme along with gameplay that recalls classic game conventions while successfully putting a MySims theme on it. This is one mission players will not regret taking on.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Those willing to look past its cuteness will find one of the most inventive uses for the Wii Remote yet, along with great rhythmic challenge, bonus content and additional game modes. Music gaming just doesn't get better than this.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You can't find any other game like this one on Wii. For a WiiWare title, the production value is over the top.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mini Ninjas may not blow down any doors, but it is unique and very well executed. It's also fun, with appealing visuals and interesting environments designed for exploration. In some places, the game may fall a little bit short, but don't let that fool you. In the end, it's all Ninja, and not to be underestimated.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Those that loved No More Heroes will really enjoy Desperate Struggle. The winning gameplay has been retained and polished for an even more enjoyable experience, and the changes made to the overall gameplay makes things a lot more accessible, quicker, and more fun overall.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is still a first-rate effort, despite its middling problems. Anyone who enjoyed Southpeak's previous effort, Moon, will also dig this game. Just follow those PROTIPS that I've scattered throughout the review, and your first playthrough will be as enjoyable as my second one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A damn fine game when all is said and done. It's a focused, linear experience that never really slows down.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ace Attorney Investigations is a fantastic game for fans of the series. It expands the mythos, features a novel take on familiar gameplay, and stars a fan-favorite character.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Link 'n' Launch may not be the most innovative new title from Intelligent Systems, but it's still a blast to play.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game, and the best entry in the franchise. The storyline never fails to impress: it dives very deep into the darkest pits of the human mind while still having a sense of humor about it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    BIT.TRIP RUNNER is a feast for the eyes and ears, and its gameplay is very inspired. However, the lack of checkpoints makes things more frustrating than they should be, but if you loved the earlier BIT.TRIP games, then RUNNER shouldn't be missed.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest 2 doesn't have the fresh, "gotta-try-it" feeling of the original title, but for those who enjoyed the ideas behind Puzzle Quest but weren't thrilled with the execution, this sequel is a no-brainer purchase. It feels like a breath of fresh air…relentlessly addictive fresh air.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Red Sun Rising is one of the better WiiWare games released yet, assuming you can adjust to the game's awkward style of controls.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite its relative obscurity, this game feels almost tailor-made for anyone eager to reconnect with the kind of fighting experience that's been in short supply on Nintendo consoles since the end of the 16-bit era. The outrageously fun but equally well-conceived fighting won't disappoint, and if you have friends you've just been longing to beat up with a giant transforming golden cigarette lighter robot, then Tatsunoko vs. Capcom carries the highest of recommendations. [JPN Import]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're satisfied with a short and sweet puzzle platformer for under $10, then Divergent Shift is right in your wheelhouse.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold oozes personality, bringing a lot of the cartoon show's wit and humor to the portable system.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Frankly, I haven't seen a more impressive Wii shooter. Old and new fans alike will find much to love, and I encourage everyone here to give it a shot.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ghost Mania is a fun, challenging, and well-developed puzzle game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Plants vs. Zombies is a fantastic handheld game, and well suited to the Nintendo DS. Unfortunately, superior versions of the game are available for much cheaper on almost every other platform, making the DS version a hard sell.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The core game remains enjoyable.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The improvements made in de Blob 2 make it a much stronger game than the first, but likely won't be enough to convince players who were jaded after the first game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Flux is greater than the sum of its parts, though. It might be very similar to Gaijin Games' first title, but it shows growth - both in the character arc of Commander Video and the evolution of the series.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a noble history on the Famicom, Super Famicom, and now the GBA, Fire Emblem holds up the tradition of excellent gameplay, interesting scenarios, and an engaging storyline. The only real complaint I have as a Fire Emblem fan is that the game is very easy.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ruby & Sapphire are thoroughly upgraded versions with great graphics & sound and tons of new features, even if it's almost the same old game under all of that.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the game of tennis may seem simple from a glance, Sega really nailed the core intricacies in terms of giving the player the most amount of control possible without hampering any other aspect of the gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk on the Game Boy is just as good as Tony Hawk on the GameCube (and other consoles).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The conspiracy plotline is great, and the game has a good mix of serious and light-hearted moments. It can be quite engaging at times, and it’s easy to find yourself playing just to find out what happens next.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The chain-rod, (though not perfect) as well as the other new features add just enough to keep the formula from getting stale. The fast and exciting gameplay will keep you on your toes and immersed in the game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Certainly one of the top RPGs on Game Boy Advance. It shines most in its subtleties, but unfortunately those are all too easy for many players to miss.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A damn good shooter. The film noir story is excellent and knows how to poke fun of itself very well. The only real problem is the length. Sadly, the game is quite short, even if it is a roller coaster ride from start to finish.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The addition of multiple mini-games and more hidden secrets throughout the levels certainly makes up for it not being an exact port.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like its predecessors, it's an action-platforming player's dream come true. The action is fast and intense, and it doesn't often let up. Those who have played and enjoyed the first two games in the series will find this third installment just as much fun, although just a hair less difficult.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You can do all that fancy car customization in the GBA version too, and the racing action is quite good too, just like it is on the GameCube.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    By bringing back some of the complexity from the Super Famicom titles that the GBA games have lacked, and by catering to new players by compensating the difficulty level, Intelligent Systems have crafted a fine addition to the Fire Emblem name. [JPN Import]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It more than meets expectations, with its addictive gameplay, scorekeeping, and level-selecting all well-suited for GBA gaming on the go.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The definitive version of an already great game, and in the shadow of other Final Fantasy releases, should not be missed.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I was positively crestfallen when I exited the menu to find that my car design didn't stay put.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a Resident Evil fanatic, this is probably the best game in the series. Personally, it’s battling "RE2" to become my favourite RE game of all time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When it comes down to playing the game, it is just fun; sucking up ghosts is somehow addicting.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a peculiar addiction when you spend most of your days looking for a toilet to put in your basement and writing letters to the hippo next door.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The ultimate refinement of the Mario Kart concept; if you love that concept, you'll love the things Double Dash adds and enhances. If you were tired of the formula or never liked it to begin with, this game is not going to convert you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A highly addictive SRPG that appeals to veterans with its complex battle system and skills tree, while allowing one to customize and micromanage to their heart's content. The amount of things to do in the game is absolutely astounding.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Easily one of the most pleasant surprises I’ve witnessed in terms of gaming... One of the most complex, yet user friendly sports games I’ve ever played.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a game that does a few things extremely well and a lot of things competently, but the fact that everything is so well integrated is probably the most impressive...It's fun and brilliantly produced, with plenty to do and see.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s jam-packed with clever little touches, and only really disappoints in that it has to end.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even the moments of relative calm are intense.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you have the people and equipment to play it, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is a great adventure that has no trouble standing out from the crowd of GameCube RPGs.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is brutally, unrelentlessly difficult, and it very much expects you to play through the same levels and same situations over and over again until you get it right. [Import]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are a couple slight disappointments, particularly the lack of more Nintendo themes, but unless you're already burnt out on music games, Donkey Konga is a blast to play and is easily worth importing. [Import]
    • 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]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a wonderful Create-a-Superstar mode, a good Story Mode, solid gameplay, and most of the other features found in recent wrestling games, WWE Day of Reckoning should be judged favorably with all other WWE games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gripes aside, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat is a fantastic platforming game with plenty of new ideas and a great style to call its own. The game also features beautiful graphics which are reminiscent of the technical qualities of Rare's "Star Fox Adventures."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In fact, it feels fresher and more compelling with each new level.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A pretty fun game, although it does feel a bit dragged out and repetitive once in a while. There isn't an auto-save either, so you'll need to remember to save frequently, which can be done from the pause menu.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Having a perfect version of MMX3 is reason alone to spring for this package, so if you're a fan of 2D action, you really can't go wrong with it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The incremental improvements continue, with an overhauled graphics engine and new gameplay features, but the title still falls ever so short from living up to the pedigree established by AKI and games like "No Mercy" on the Nintendo 64.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game. With a great story and polished cinemas and voice-work, it has a lot for fans, and it gives players considerable freedom to approach the game however they like, either as a single-player or multiplayer experience.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The mini-game drills are fun and a nice change of pace.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is the perfect date game on two-player mode, and if you have a soft spot for the wonders of domestic tranquility, you'll have a great time playing this game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game is very challenging, and trying to collect all of the mini-games is rewarding. I will be playing this one even on my Revolution next year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, the faults of Lego Star Wars can be forgiven just to play as a Lego General Grievious swinging four lightsabers, or as Yoda bouncing around, or as Chewbacca.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Long on style and short on substance, but it does have enough going for it to be considered a very good racing game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    a great launch game that offers fun gameplay and an awesome use of 3D.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A few frustrating moments and some jittery split screen action aside, Lego Star Wars III has sold me on the Lego series of games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Antipole is a very fun, imaginative platformer with lots of content and a great premise. DSi and 3DS owners would be silly to pass it up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While I have my issues with the controls, Kirby Mass Attack is still a joy from start to finish. It might be frustrating, but it's worth the minor control annoyances to work through one of the last great games on the DS.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Perhaps the greatest offering in the series as of yet. The only blemish on the overall game completeness is its lack of an online leaderboard and the removal of the Famicom's multiplayer mode.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It was fun then, it's still fun now, and if this is a taste of what's to come in future 3D Classics titles then I'm greatly looking forward to them.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mario Kart 7 isn't a huge leap forward for the series. Instead, it's another damn fine iteration in a proven series.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's charming, especially when you combine that with the bizarre babble voices. I can't get enough of this game, and I doubt you'll be able to either. It's definitely worth the trip to the eShop.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nano Assault has enough issues, whether it's the roughness of the on-rails sections or the face button directional shooting, that it might turn off some players, but if you want some fast-paced and focused shooter action that looks damn fine and can get addictive, Shin'en's latest is well worth your time.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game manages to keep the hectic and wild spirit Mario Party is known for while eliminating superfluous gimmicks and features that slowed the pace down instead of making it equally interesting for everybody.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a fine, quality Mario title that deserves a mention in the same breath as Nintendo's finest 2D platformers. It doesn't hit their highest highs, but comes much closer than the other games in the New Super Mario Bros. series.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fractured Soul is a superb and fairly extensive collection of clever, interesting, and devious platforming ideas; most of it is good, much of it is fantastic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yes, it's as excellent as ever, but it doesn't strive to eclipse its predecessor. The poorly paced plot and lack of freshness leads me to believe the original may be better. Black 2 is fully worth a purchase, but beating the game only left me wanting more, and not in a good way.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yes, it's as excellent as ever, but it doesn't strive to eclipse its predecessor. The poorly paced plot and lack of freshness leads me to believe the original may be better. Black 2 is fully worth a purchase, but beating the game only left me wanting more, and not in a good way.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As I sing the praises of how much of an improvement this application is, I can't help but shake the fact that the price of admission is very steep. Currently priced higher than any other eShop-exclusive game, there is no shame in thinking that 3D Pro is just too expensive. However, if you are a big fan of the series and can appreciate the app's specific content, Pokédex 3D Pro may be worth it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A few technical bugs aside, Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition is a great port of one of last year's great games.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Still, Nano Assault Neo is fun, plays well, and looks great whether you are looking at the TV or playing solely on the GamePad's screen. The ease of getting in and out of a game means that any unsuccessful attempt at improving your scores will likely compel you to try again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Single-player attractions may have some flaws, but for now, Nintendo Land is the quintessential multiplayer game that everyone should at least check out.