NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,877 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 35% 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 SoulCalibur II
Lowest review score: 10 Cake Ninja 2
Score distribution:
1,877 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Costume Quest 2 has a lot to like, especially with its fun gameplay and witty, clever story.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    When it comes down to playing the game, it is just fun; sucking up ghosts is somehow addicting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s jam-packed with clever little touches, and only really disappoints in that it has to end.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed Custom Robo, which I did, and are ready for more options, parts, robos, and online play, then dive in. You won’t regret it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While there are a few less than stellar games among the mix of new titles, it’s hard not to recommend NES Remix 2.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The main mode of the game is a little short, and some poor game structure choices dampen the playability a bit, but that doesn’t erase the fact that the game includes some of the best platforming experiences available.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s a lot of content here, and I can’t recommend Injustice highly enough for both fighting fans and DC enthusiasts.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tony Hawk on the Game Boy is just as good as Tony Hawk on the GameCube (and other consoles).
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    • 85 Critic Score
    Madden NFL 12 on Wii is not for every Madden player - it's for an unfortunately small group of Madden players. It still has all the core features of the other versions (Franchise, Fantasy Draft, etc.), but the overall gameplay is a little more light-hearted and forgiving.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Dig is a highly recommended game for those who enjoy platformers with an interesting and unique experience.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's an incredible multiplayer game that takes a simple concept and transforms it into a deep, competitive experience.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game never allows a dull moment, and it will keep players engaged with its fast-paced antics.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A fantastic addition for the 3DS. The graphics are crisp and utilize 3D well, while the music fits each game and board without becoming monotonous. Every mode and board is easy to pick up and play with anyone, anytime.. Island Tour is a perfect balance of old and new that keeps the game fresh with playing styles to meet every need.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What Nintendogs does, it does very well. It’s a brilliant design that’s instantly appealing, and it truly can’t be done on any platform but the Nintendo DS.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Thunderflash are really great games, but they aren't for newcomers in the slightest. The game expects you to have played the previous entries and that you know what happened to the various characters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Thunderflash are really great games, but they aren't for newcomers in the slightest. The game expects you to have played the previous entries and that you know what happened to the various characters.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For newcomers, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the ideal starting place, with more accessible combat than ever, a vastly improved single-player experience, and some endlessly gentle tutorials. For veterans, the game’s less difficult introduction may prove less enjoyable at the outset, but some extremely fresh evolutionary steps ensure that those feelings are fleeting at best.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Thankfully, despite having systems upon systems upon systems, the game really isn't as complex as the string of tutorials at the beginning would have you believe. I was overwhelmed at first but, after some practice and going over the in-game tips, the battles become second nature.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails is quite an engaging game, but you need to learn it to fully understand it.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    An incredible package deal, but one with a potentially overwhelming amount of content. The difficulty curve is steep, but if you've been playing NBA 2K titles in recent years, you should be able to pick it up fairly quickly, as by all accounts the control scheme is not particularly different from last year's 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A bite-sized Metroid-like experience, Xeodrifter is a fun, exploration-heavy adventure from start to finish.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Jump Trials Supreme is a fantastic game if you’re in the mood for a serious but quick challenge.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The very creative games combined with a plethora of modes and features make this title worth checking out if you want a party game for the family or just a fun exercise game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it feels a bit unfair at times, the true quality of the overall experience still shines through constantly.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I was positively crestfallen when I exited the menu to find that my car design didn't stay put.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Majora’s Mask was and still is a fresh departure from the Zelda norm. Majora’s Mask 3D improves greatly on a few of the original’s deficiencies, though some of the bold choices inherent to the game still have a negative effect on the experience.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There will come a point where you'll need to overcome some big challenges to unlock the last few stages, but by that point enough content will be available to where you'll have played more than your money's worth.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Super Smash Bros. for 3DS doesn't try to change the formula in what made Smash Bros. great, but it keeps adding to the existing formula and in that, creates new experiences that continue to make the game worth investing time in.
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even if the production values aren’t that great, there’s a lot to love about CastleStorm. The addictive gameplay coupled with the charming visual style and characters make it not only a must-play for Wii U owners, but a must-play for anyone who’s never been introduced to the Tower Defense genre of video games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're itching for a decent platformer/brawler on the DS, this is about as good as they get.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s fun and innocent, staying true to the Disney message and aesthetic while delivering a quality experience that will certainly ring true to the young and young at heart.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All you need to know is that it is a great action platformer that introduces awesome new ideas while oozing with style, personality, and fun.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Draglade is a brilliant marriage of music and fighting.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a no-brainer for open-minded gamers looking to diversify their collection. Dive in.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Art Academy: Atelier is a great entry in the franchise. With 30 new lessons and some pretty powerful tools, painters of all skill levels will have a good time.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The combination of online classic Bomberman play and unique mini-games make Touch! Bomberman Land a highly recommended purchase. [JPN Import]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As this is a prequel and the fate of many characters is already well known, Azran Legacy can’t really hope to compete with the emotional gravity of Lost Future. However, it is an intelligent and engaging addition to the series, bringing together the best of the new and old.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tappingo is a nifty puzzle game, which looks at various concepts and mixes them to a perfect shape.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While other games in the Wario Ware series have been packed full of micro-games and unlockables, SaWaRu falls slightly short of the lofty goals set by its predecessors. The overall number of games is smaller, and the fact that some of them are very similar serves to make the list appear even slimmer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Kokuga is a welcome addition to the 3DS library and a fresh take on its genre. While it may target a more casual audience than its predecessor, Kokuga’s unique power-up system and huge boss variety definitely make it worth a playthrough.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In fact, it feels fresher and more compelling with each new level.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Should you buy this game? If you liked the original NES version, yes. If you also liked the DuckTales cartoon, double yes. Young'uns who never experienced either of those certainly won't be able to appreciate this remake as much, but it's still a prime example of a solid, fun platformer with some decent challenge to be had.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Art Academy: SketchPad is a fun little app, which is essential for Miiverse artists and something to toy around with for others. You must understand, however, that you won't be guided through the experience, so you won't get any help understanding what you need to do. If you can get past that, you will find a fantastic tool to make pictures on the Wii U GamePad.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Story and presentation take a backseat in favor of an incredibly intricate class-based role-playing experience.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So despite its (extremely) simplistic design, PokePark Wii is technically proficient and amazingly fun for a Pokemaniac like myself.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game controls well for the GameCube controller, but as Rainbow Six 3 was really designed for the Xbox and PS2, the GC's lack of input buttons does hurt it a bit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The MMZ Collection is a great value, as there are four games here that will last you a really long time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With its awesome sound design, diverse gameplay, great pacing, and usually fluid visuals, Call of Duty: World at War is a great package and easily one of the best first-person shooters ever developed for a handheld system.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only sour spot in the package is Bop It’s cumbersome motion controls.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Stick it to the Man! is the perfect game to sit down and relax with, to the point that it sometimes feels more like an interactive cartoon than an actual video game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is a fun 3DS eShop title. It's not quite the cream of the crop on the download platforms, but as a platformer, it is fantastic and worth checking out. It is a polished, amusing title from start to finish.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Munchables is an enjoyable, original game and has a lot of personality and charm. While the main game is short and has some minor issues, the game has a good amount of replay value and is always entertaining to play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's the whole game: an arcade mode that takes an hour or two to get through and the little bonus features. It's no ten-thousand-hour item-finding level-gaining marathon, just an honest arcade-style game. Beat it, and you're done.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The word innovative is all-too-often just tossed about at any old game, but R has some genuinely clever new features.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no shortage of appeal to this game for those who can appreciate a classic dungeon crawler. Unfortunately for non-fans, there isn’t much else on the table.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great introduction to the series and a great game period. If you have a Circle Pad Pro, I can't recommend it higher.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Dragon Quest IV is so steeped in retro gaming culture that it's bound to be polarizing.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    Take one helping of Madden 12, extract online play, plate and serve.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While my review may seem overly positive, the game's small number of flaws are incredibly frustrating at times. That said, if you feel you can look past a few missed opportunities and a flawed but fun combat system, I can't see why you wouldn't enjoy The Last Story. Just don't expect it to be as genre defining as previous Sakaguchi titles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is a nice simulation of the NASCAR world and has redeeming qualities, especially if you like to smash cars into other cars with realistic body damage!
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pac-Man Party isn't trying to be the most innovative party game on the market, and for some it might look too derivative. But its many strengths lie in how it invites players to just have fun with their favorite characters without feeling intimidated by too many modes, options and gimmicks.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The big change in Dream Champ Tournament is the boss stages. Unlike the previous GBA title, which simply had Klonoa and the bosses duke it out, you now have to race the bosses. This fits well with the "tournament" aspect of the story, if you're paying any attention to it.