NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,988 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Shovel Knight
Lowest review score: 10 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
1988 game reviews
    • 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!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As we come to the end of the year, I figured there’d be an Atlus-published strategy RPG on my game of the year list; I just never imagined there’d be two. But Stella Glow made beautiful music with my heart, and you definitely need to pick it up and get that soundtrack CD.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    BoxBoxBoy might be a must-buy, but it does feel like DLC for a game I’ve never played.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Kart Krashers isn't complicated, but it is very fun. For a download game, it offers a wealth of digestible content, complete with achievements and unlockable characters.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hyrule Warriors wasn’t a game I expected to fall in love with, but thanks to its oodles of Zelda fan service and shockingly engrossing gameplay, upgrades, and modes, it turned into something very special that lives up to the Zelda legacy.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Shin Megami Tensei IV is a massive, sprawling RPG that features one of the most fun and deep combat systems I’ve seen on the 3DS.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    From fighting your favorite enemies to building a town from nothing, there’s plenty to do in One Piece Unlimited World Red.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The title's biggest accomplishment lies within its gameplay mechanics and how this Wii U version is set up. The GamePad functionality seems simple at first glance, but it is a true game changer in motion. It must be witnessed to be believed!
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tekken Tag 2 was a great game before it hit Wii U, and on the system, it's a little bit better, even if the improvements are largely on the periphery. The game might not be ideal for newcomers, but it is likely the best Tekken game available, so if you've ever been curious about the series, Tekken Tag 2 is a good place to start.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As a complete package, WWE 13 may be the best wrestling game on the market in years. Although the storyline mode caters to a bygone era, there are still plenty of modern wrestlers to choose from, and match types aimed at current WWE fans. Though the Wii version lacks the downloadable content and online play of its HD counterparts, it still feels like a solid update.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc. 2 delivers a full product that will leave any puzzle fan wanting more, and they can get it thanks to the long game and the downloadable created puzzles.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In the end, the success of Woah Dave comes from your drive to beat your own score, something I’ll be doing long into the winter months ahead.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In the end, the game’s best feature is how well it respects the player’s time. With some minor options tweaks, even boss battles can be lightning fast. Growing your characters and working out new strategies with Grimoire Stones is incredibly rewarding.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Futuridium EP Deluxe is a really interesting space shooter puzzle hybrid that works flawlessly.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is a hallmark series on Nintendo’s handheld, and if you missed it the first time around, this trilogy is a great way to dive in.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are even remotely interested in Sega and/or arcade history, or just wanting a quick and colorful action fix on your 3DS, you can’t go wrong with this affordable labor of love from Sega and M2.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yoshi's Woolly World is the best Yoshi game I have ever played. The controls feel extremely solid and the gameplay quirks just keep coming that makes it a unique experience.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A well-designed action platformer that will take quite a bit of time to get through its 10 levels. Varied play mechanics keep the shooter fresh and the humorous story should occasionally put a smile on your face.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you haven’t dipped into Mega Man games on portables yet, Mega Man Legacy Collection is a no-brainer if you’re ever hankering for some classic Capcom action going forward.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Swords & Soldiers II is a follow-up that is exciting for lovers of the original.
    • 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
    A clever, charming Metroidvania with some intense platforming bits, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is a must play for fans of the genre.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    However, like the first Rolling Western game, it demands a lot of your attention, and since the sequel is just that much bigger, one has to wonder whether The Last Ranger's relentless pace is just a little too much game to handle.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gorgeous visuals coupled with a stunning use of stereoscopic depth make for one of the most graphically stunning packages on the Nintendo 3DS. Luckily, it’s a lot of fun to play, too.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale isn’t a long game. You can finish the main story in around three hours, and all of the end game content in about four or five hours. Nevertheless, its charming story and exceptional presentation make it more than worth your time, especially if you’re fond of Japanese monster flicks from the 60s and 70s.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Legend of the Dark Witch is a great choice for fans of classic action platformer games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are annoyances here and there, but Kirby: Triple Deluxe is still a strong entry in the Kirby franchise.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    3D Fantasy Zone II rectifies the frustrating elements of the first game, while significantly increasing the amount of content you’re getting. If you buy one Fantasy Zone game on the 3DS eShop, make it 3D Fantasy Zone II.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even the moments of relative calm are intense.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    On one hand, this is the best version of the game aside from the visual downgrade. On the other, it’s essentially the same game that came out on Wii U in 2014.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you’ve been ignoring Thunder Blade for the past quarter-century, it’s time to take notice. 3D Thunder Blade is not just a great arcade port- it’s one of the best pick-up-and-play action games on the 3DS.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The mandatory touch screen controls for Command actually work very well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Spy Chameleon is one of those games that never stops being novel and for the right reasons!
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a nice variety of courses and lots to unlock, this is another fine entry in the long line of Mario sports games.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Etrian Odyssey II lives up to its predecessor while including several incremental improvements that make the gameplay smoother.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The tank battles are unexpectedly fun and should be a blast with friends in multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 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.