NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,853 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 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Lowest review score: 10 Charlie's Angels
Score distribution:
1,853 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 74 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.
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    • 82 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    a great launch game that offers fun gameplay and an awesome use of 3D.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you’re into skateboarding games, infinite runners, or are just looking for a challenge, you’ll find lots to like here.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The mini-game drills are fun and a nice change of pace.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ghost Mania is a fun, challenging, and well-developed puzzle game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Retro Studios’ foray into 2D platformers is great, but this isn’t the definitive version and, honestly, you might be better off tracking down the Wii version.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This expanded mobile game shows off some hard work really well spent by Mobot Studios. It’s not the most innovative gaming experience out there, but the beautiful aesthetics and clever level designs really push the title to the top of its class in the eShop.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Unlimited's focus may have moved toward usability, it's still a great game. It doesn't bring wild and crazy innovation, but progress the series nonetheless. By streamlining its process, Unlimited gives players even better ways to lose themselves in a playground of their own creation.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a fresh take on a series that seemed routed in a certain style of design.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
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    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite some shortcomings, in all it's a great little package for anyone who loves to create, whether you're an animation beginner or a veteran who just wants to practice your tweening skills.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mirror of Fate is a confident interpretation of well-trod mechanics and themes, and the Castlevania name is stronger for it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.