NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,778 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 Punch-Out!!
Lowest review score: 10 Cake Ninja 2
Score distribution:
1,778 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Tappingo is a nifty puzzle game, which looks at various concepts and mixes them to a perfect shape.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is one beautifully crafted game and an extremely well put together crossover.
    • 72 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.
    • 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
    With a nice variety of courses and lots to unlock, this is another fine entry in the long line of Mario sports 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 75 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it feels a bit unfair at times, the true quality of the overall experience still shines through constantly.
    • 83 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.
    • 86 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players who enjoy earning vehicles and the funds necessary to pimp them out should especially enjoy it. It will take you quite some time to complete everything, and it really does feel like a full-fledged console racer that you can take with you on the road.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Only someone who hates comedy could dislike this game. Seriously. If you delight in the absurd and can take a good sassing from the sassiest game to ever sass a sassee, then buy it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its simple presentation may deter players who like a bit more pizzazz and graphical flare, but an entertaining game with lastability awaits those who decide to pick it up. [JPN Import]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It goes beyond the "gimmicky" nature of touch screen controls and provides a unique and fun experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I'm going to be frank: Bomberman DS is the best multiplayer Bomberman game ever. With so many different game modes, options, items, and arenas, there's enough variety that the game never gets old.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderfully unique game that does an excellent job of sucking the player in through both the tense operations and intricate story segments.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is enough micro-management (keeping your hotel clean, your guests happy, and your sanity intact) that when you get things accomplished you feel good about it, but the game never overwhelms you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My opinion of Partners in Time is smeared by the battle system's flaws, which become more of an issue towards the end of the game. However, this is by far the best RPG currently available for the DS, and its use of the dual screens opens up gameplay possibilities that just aren't available on any other system.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Princess Peach is cute, delightfully absurd, and a true-blue Mario game, but still a bit easy. It's probably worth fifty clams to a hardcore Mario fan, but maybe a bit iffy for someone looking for a challenge. [JPN Import]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the control and dialog problems, and the item-toting frustrations, Resident Evil: Deadly Silence is still as good as the original was, and more so because of the addition of Rebirth mode and the touch screen mechanics.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a great game for anybody who's a fan of puzzle games or logic problems.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not much about the game has a real Pokémon feel, as even the art and music are quite different from the standard Pokémon fare. However, thanks to the Pokédex, one of the core aspects of Pokémon, “gotta catch ‘em all," is still present and provides some replay incentive.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Hunters is really two games; one is fantastic, the other is not. One is easily worth buying if you have good access to wireless Internet, while the other feels slapped together to dupe hardcore Metroid fans and to put "Action-Packed Single-Player Mode!" on the back of the box.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid GBA game trapped in a DS card. It’s got an issue or two, but it’s a pretty epic undertaking and still has a lot to recommend it. If you need a solid handheld title or don’t have enough consoles to be exceptionally busy this holiday, give it a shot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is this the game Mana fans have been waiting for? Probably not. However, Children of Mana is an excellent game in its own right, bringing dungeon crawling to a new level on Nintendo DS.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The unique control scheme makes for an interesting change and a lot of fun, while the extra challenge modes provide incentive for much replay.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot more dialogue than some adventure players may be used to, but the characters have wonderfully distinct personalities. (Who doesn't love an old woman with an eyepatch drinking at the bar?)
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario Hoops is an innovative adaptation of the sport, and the multiplayer is worth trying, even with just two players.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is Nintendo's best console racer since "F-Zero GX," although it will appeal to a somewhat different crowd than that hardcore series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a good balance between the action and RPG elements, and the subtle depth of the battle system is aided by quick weapon selection. Plus, the final dungeon shows that the new dual-character system has some potential for cooperative play in the future.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, Mega Man ZX is a worthy successor to the Mega Man Zero line. The combination of Zero's gameplay with X's power-collecting is a nice mesh of the two series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from reading the cards (there are guides available online), importers shouldn't have too much trouble. The main menu is mostly spoken in English, so navigation is just a matter of listening closely, and the submenus aren't too difficult either. [JPN Import]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An example of what a good classics collection should be. It has a wide selection of games, all kinds of extra content for each, loads of customization options, and some really innovative uses of the DS's wireless capabilities.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's one of the first Wii games to go beyond a gimmick and show players what the system is truly capable of.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t look at the license and figure it’s some kid game – there’s a whole lot of meat to this package.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Partially wasted license aside, Spider-Man 3 is a fluid, fun, refined handheld game that clearly benefits from being the developer's fourth Spidey game on the system in less than three years.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good little package. Competitive play just doesn't work as well as it does for some other puzzle games, but it can still be fun in short spurts.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best single player experiences on Wii to this point. The basic gameplay is so strong that it easily overcomes a bland story and sometimes frustrating gestures. This game is just begging for a sequel, full of the same point-and-click animal changing fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a very interesting game but it definitely caters to a niche audience. If you don't like brain-teasers, it's probably not for you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seldom do you see so thorough an effort put forth by a third-party developer, and on the Nintendo DS at that. It isn't a perfect racing game, but its sheer variety of vehicles, tracks, and game modes, as well as the ability create custom tracks and cars for online use, make it a great gaming value.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars: Galaxies will appeal to fans of arcade-style gameplay. It keeps its action simple, but intense.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good game that features fun gameplay, an entertaining story, an interesting gameplay environment, and plenty of places to explore. You’ll enjoy it if you like exploring a world that feels alive. Its greatest flaw is its sub-par graphics.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seriously, EA, don't invite that "GET IN THE HOLE" guy back again.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    No More Heroes is the weird result of a Japanese man obsessed with American culture who has created an American hero obsessed with Japanese culture. It's a reflection of a reflection, and both mirrors are distorted and covered with graffiti.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Usually, it's a pretty safe bet that a DS version of a Flash game isn't a good deal. However, WordJong has some new features and comes in at a great budget price.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Since Apollo's adventure builds upon the Phoenix Wright trilogy and the original remains the best, playing the Ace Attorney series in order remains my recommendation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Ghostbusters shouldn't hesitate in picking this fantastic title up. Those who aren't huge fans of the source material won't be as enthralled with the title; however, the gameplay and controls are both solid, and though extremely linear, the game provides for an interesting ride.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a good game overall, especially for people who like strategy games but aren’t very fond of the frantic pace that something like Starcraft brings to the table. Conquest also lacks the complexity of a tabletop trading card game or series-based board game, which is fine by me.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game won me over when I started picturing one of my 10-year old cousins playing Strawberry Shortcake on her DS. In my daydream she looked like she was having fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The card subsystem in Drone Tactics is interesting and unique, and it helps set the title apart from other similar games.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is targeted at hardcore shooter fans who like a good challenge. Its unforgiving difficulty, even on the easiest setting, makes Nanostray 2 hard to recommend for anyone else. Even so, its production values are apparent and its mechanics are solid (if a bit dated), making it a good selection for fans of the genre.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is truly one of the powerhouse titles on the DS, and everybody should give it a try - especially Naruto fans.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans should love the challenge here, but the RPG crowd will probably be split on this one. The intense difficulty of the new battle system combined with more traditional RPG traits turns out to be great fun, but tricky.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its repetitive combat and occasionally cheap save point placement, there’s very little wrong with Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword. It’s stylus control done right, and it’s a beautiful game to boot.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great value for the money. It’s a fantastic multiplayer game, and even if you’re just duel-wielding by your lonesome, blowing zombies apart is incredibly fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A quite uncommon (if not flawless) coupling of remarkable depth with relative accessibility, although it will not take players by the hand through all of its intricacies.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the skill trees, the combat system is surprisingly Diablo-esque.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I recommend it highly to anyone that missed the first game, but anyone who played the GameCube original to completion won’t see much of a difference.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A competent shooter that gains most of its value from its outstanding creation tools.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, We Cheer's challenging gameplay is exhilarating. However, it does shatter preconceptions about the game. We Cheer can't be played casually and it can't be played carelessly. It's plenty of fun, but whereas Wii Sports was happy to have you simply move, We Cheer challenges you to perform.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don’t want to invest the time to learn the complex controls of football video games or aren’t concerned with learning the rules and nuances of the game, then this is the version for you.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dinosaur King is a good game. If you can get past the requisite level grinding and somewhat strategy-free nature of the battle system, you’ll find a decent Pokémon-type title with real dinosaurs and entertaining 3D battles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles My Life as a King is a deep and engrossing title.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a marvelous little game which everyone should play, but with the caveat that it ends abruptly and will have you passionately craving more when it’s done.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players who have yet to experience the Clash of Ninja series and die-hard fans of the anime should without question grab Revolution 2. However, anyone who owns either Clash of Ninja 2, Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3/4, or Clash of Ninja Revolution should probably hold off on a purchase as the game has not changed significantly enough to warrant one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dokapon Kingdom can elicit a roller coaster of emotions from a participant. There are some frustrating moments, but skilled players will be able to persevere through the worst the game throws at them.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don't have an affinity for ol' webhead, the lack of mission variety and control issues are likely to significantly detract from the enjoyment you will have with this title. If you can get past that, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows offers a cinematic experience and a great combat system.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gyrostarr is a high score game at heart, so the lack of online leader boards to compete with distant friends is a shame. Still, fans of arcade-style twitch shooters should get plenty of entertainment out of the game, and it's reasonably priced.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kirby Super Star isn't the pinnacle of gaming some remember it to be, but it's still a clever, approachable, and entertaining game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Dragon Quest IV is so steeped in retro gaming culture that it's bound to be polarizing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a whole, Order Up! provides a wonderful blend of both managing and cooking.