NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,886 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: Twilight Princess
Lowest review score: 10 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
1,886 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So despite its brevity and frustrating par times, MSF is one of the best games in the eShop library, and a pleasant surprise at the end of 2011.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is not the most groundbreaking party game on Wii, but what it lacks in innovation it makes up for with great execution.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The fact of the matter is that the NHL Hitz series was fun to play from day one, and just because there are four more players on the ice for NHL Hitz Pro doesn't change that one bit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swords & Soldiers HD is surprisingly fun, and I’m glad I played it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Beyond just the graphical limitations, this is a game that feels as if it could not have existed on the DS in a scaled-down form. The speed, the style, and action are all fantastically engrossing. In terms of sheer thrills it's hard to imagine there's much like it on the 3DS.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I was lucky enough to review the game while my in-laws, who are not gamers, were visiting. We played every night, and they loved it. Nintendo is trying to reach the non-gamer audience, and Wii Sports Resort is just the prescription.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A really great Kirby game that looks great, plays well and sounds nice, but is far too short for its own good.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite some annoyances with the difficulty and a few lame power-ups, the game is incredibly rewarding when you finally complete a difficult level or reach a new high score.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you didn't notice already, this means that there were not only no Nintendo songs, but there were no children songs, either.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fishing Resort is a very good package. There are a lot of things to do, and the world they're done in is attractive and inviting.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with nearly ten games in the LEGO series, the formula is still as captivating as it was from the first day.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My only gripe with this game applies to all of the 3D Classics titles, and that's the lack of an online leaderboard.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seriously, EA, don't invite that "GET IN THE HOLE" guy back again.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nostalgia is a classic RPG with enough tweaks to make it feel new, and it's very enjoyable because of that. It's a no-brainer if you like the genre, and even newcomers will find something to like.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderfully executed children's game. If you have kids who are fond of the show, this game is a no-brainer. The co-op mode is great, there is no penalty for dying, and the bright and colorful worlds look, for the most part, sharp.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Katsuma Unleashed is a good fit for most kids and is worth looking into if you’re an adult who is looking for a fun platformer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Green Day: Rock Band is a well-presented game, but unless you're a Rock Band junkie or a die-hard fan of the band there isn't much of a reason to pick it up. Still, it's tough to deny the game's merits even if you don't care for the subject matter.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a rally racing game in true 3D, and while most games of this type seem to be slow and sluggish, TGR is quite the opposite, fast and smooth. It has a lot of impressive things going for it, with few shortcomings to speak of.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Teslagrad may have been a long time coming on Wii U, but it was worth the wait.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chronicles of Mystara isn’t anything revolutionary. More than anything else, it represents the final evolution of a dying arcade genre from the era directly before that genre ceased to be relevant.
    • 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?)
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the extreme difficulty, though, I never got to the point of wanting to quit. The game is tough, but fair, and the frequent checkpoints prevent frustration. While it doesn't make much use of Wii U-specific features, Razor's Edge should satisfy if you're in the mood for a challenge.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a standalone game, Wario Ware D.I.Y Showcase is a fun WiiWare title that is somewhat shallow.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Order Up is a fun diversion, and well worth checking out on the eShop. The game has benefited from the wide distribution and lower price point of digital distribution via Nintendo's online store. If chopping up some onions to throw into a soup sounds like a good way to spend your time, this is absolutely the game for you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knytt Underground is quite a spectacle with great looking environments and solid gameplay mechanics.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like trying out a broken roller-coaster ride - one that is highly enjoyable while it lasts, but is over too quickly and gets stuck often, so the excitement quickly gets replaced by frustration. However, when it does move, it gives you a thrilling, almost magical, experience that makes you want to remain seated all the way through to the end.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While it doesn't offer the zany game types or interesting visuals of Tetris DS, this is a better offering than Tetris Axis by far.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite Billy Hatcher's redundant missions, the gameplay itself is excellent. Eggs are Billy’s lifeline in this game - fortunately; they are fun to play with. Well-mapped controls make rolling around feel natural and approachable.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a clever little romp to play around for a few hours, and it’s a fine way to spend a couple of days trekking through dungeons and finding new cards and pieces of paper.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another excellent side-scroller with a special focus on variety.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the idea of playing tackle football on concrete surfaces while wearing baggy pants and adding apostrophes to the end of every word may seem a bit silly, underneath it all is a very solid experience. Any fan of the arcade sports genre will welcome the coming of NFL Street.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one Nintendo 3DS game that deserves to be owned.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A beefy and satisfying adventure on a system that probably doesn't have many big games left in the pipeline.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combination of classic game genres make for a title that is balanced, engaging, and loyal to the franchise. Once more, if you are a fan, don't hesitate to try this one out.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is not a game per se, but a fun multiplayer experience in its own right.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a fun and unique puzzle game can't go wrong with BOXLIFE; however, the game does become overwhelmingly difficult as players reach the game's toughest levels.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But the core gameplay—puzzle-solving with clones—is distinctly enjoyable. In a way, it reminded me of the Clank puzzles in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, but on a 2D plane. If that kind of puzzle-solving is up your ally, I’d give The Swapper a try.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nintendo Pocket Football Club is a great introduction to the football management genre and a fun 3DS eShop title as well.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The world of Don’t Starve is an intriguing one. The haunting graphics and music create a grim, Burton-esque atmosphere that wraps around the whole package rather nicely.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game is played with the DS held like a book, with the D-pad used to move the robots around. Both screens display their half of the gameplay field, so mind the gap in the middle. It's a minor annoyance, along with the typos the tutorial is riddled with. Overall, Robot Rescue 2 offers great value in a consistent package.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a couple of friends on the go (it's really best to play with a friend), This game is pretty tough to beat if you like trivia games, or are just a fan of the series. While the limited number of episodes is kind of a drag, it's not like you'll be finished in an afternoon. Give it a shot.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you equate a new Layton release to the promise of fresh puzzles, Miracle Mask should fulfill that desire handily, with a year's worth of downloadable daily puzzles coming on top of those already available. However, the game also takes notable advantage of its new handheld home, using a number of narrative and aesthetic devices to weave its refined style of gameplay and emotional, spiraling story into a tight experience that rewards on all accounts.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The subtle ways that the 3D affects the gameplay, combined with the excellent controls and mission variety, makes for a great experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall this is a solid addition to the Lego franchise and does the Jurassic series justice.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Forgotten Sands is a good game, but it's really just more of the same if you've played a recent entry in the Prince of Persia series. The Wii additions aren't essential, boiling down to basic Wii Remote pointer control.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mechanics and presentation are well-executed, and there is an absolutely intimidating amount of content.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A 3D remake of a classic DS shooter.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ingenuity behind the cases mixed with the ability to play every part of the game with four players and tweak difficulty settings make Guilty Party a title worth pursuing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Art Academy takes both franchises in a weird direction, but the true miracle is that it makes a more entertaining experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of the original title should absolutely experience this version and as well as all fans of 3D platformers.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's nothing more complicated than some good old-fashioned arcade-driven action, so if you're looking for a fun and challenging action game on your 3DS this summer, Strike Force Foxx is something to keep an eye on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A lot of fun to have in groups, and even friends that don’t play a lot of games will catch on quick and enjoy themselves. If you have a GameCube, a GBA, and a few friends, it’s a must-have for parties.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It goes beyond the "gimmicky" nature of touch screen controls and provides a unique and fun experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xeodrifter (Wii U) is otherwise the same game you loved on 3DS, including all pros and cons.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It finally seems that Midway has put together an effective formula that manages to reinvigorate the franchise while retaining enough of its classic flavor to satisfy those who stuck with it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    American Wasteland ends up being yet another sequel that feels more like an expansion pack, but when the levels are this big and well designed, that's not such a bad thing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a great game to pick up and play anytime you want a quick fix, though you can’t save between chapters, so some minimal dedication is required.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine puzzle game by itself, but the people who will really like it are the ones who appreciate things like Dan Hibiki's crazy shenanigans or win quotes like, "Don't you recognize me? Cyberbots is Capcom's #1 game!"
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the overt focus on co-op might make it less appealing to the solo gamer, it's still a worthy adventure to embark on even if you're all alone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Wii U version of Nihilumbra isn’t the game’s first picnic on a console, but it never really got the publicity it deserved. If you’ve passed it up previously, don’t sleep on this game now that it’s on the Wii U, just have some kittens handy to provide a dose of happiness afterward.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a solitary campaign and online experience, then Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is the game for you. If you want chaotic multiplayer party fun, wait until Mario Kart on Wii U.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is the kind of game services like the eShop are built for. It has a simple concept and equally simple gameplay, but to someone who enjoys old-school high score-based game design it could eat up a lot of time.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    My, things have certainly changed - Frogger can move in four different directions now, as well as jump and stick out his tongue to get extra lives. What a time to be alive!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not only one of the best X-Men games ever produced, it also brings the characters into a strong action-RPG structure that fits the team perfectly.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It retains about the series' penchant for easy and accessible gameplay wrapped in a retro package. Its simplicity and lack of additional modes could harm long-term enjoyment, but BIT.TRIP VOID is brimming with creative ingenuity that shouldn't be missed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s not this year’s Shovel Knight, but it comes from the same place of love. It’s definitely worth your time.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Virtua Tennis 4 might very well be the deepest and most complete tennis experience on Wii.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Career mode is virtually unchanged from last year's game outside of the Ryder Cup.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s just something about watching your army haul back a bounty from a hard day’s work that’s very satisfying.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fortune Street is a deep board game experience that is great if you have people to play with, but it can overstay its welcome in single-player. If you have friends that love Monopoly, or if you want a deep and lasting experience for the Wii, Fortune Street is one of the best of its genre on the system.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This newest title is fun to play, which is the incredibly important, but in the wrestling world, presentation is 50% of the product, and the presentation in XIX still needs work.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the occasional bout of frustration, Blek is mostly a marvel in how it’s designed. The organic way that it unfolds is amazing. While the Wii U version might not be the ideal way to experience it, Blek is still something worth looking at, even if it’s just as a curiosity.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Bloons TD 4 is a lot of fun. The lag doesn't hinder my affection for the game. It's a game to play when you need to unwind after a long day and pop some mutha' lovin' bloons.
    • 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]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Controlling Spyro hasn't improved. It’s still incredibly awkward trying to control him while gliding, as he'll go zooming off all over the place with the slightest touch.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Quiet Collection is a good set of games that mixes a relaxing playing style with a good amount of humor and cleverness. There’s no real replay value in any of the individual games, but I found it a fun game to play with others as well, and watch them try to figure it out in a different way than you may have.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Check it out if you want some straightforward water-platforming action, but if you were expecting layered, explorable worlds, Fluidity: Spin Cycle isn't that.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid RPG with the refreshing active battle system the series is famous for. If you are a fan of the genre, this one is tough to pass up.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Geist's pacing is far more deliberate that that of a first person shooter. It requires you to think, not just act. The compelling story and incredibly fun and unique possession mechanics allow Geist to rise above its competition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Heroes of Ruin is a fantastic game hindered by a few issues. However, with those cast aside, monster-bashing fun is in store for all who play. A cooperative online game on a Nintendo system is not something you would normally see, especially on a handheld, but n-Space delivered such an experience well.