NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,939 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 Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
Lowest review score: 10 Flapp & Zegeta
Score distribution:
1939 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 79 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.
    • 64 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though similar to many other titles in the rhythm genre, Helix is a unique experience and feels more like real dancing than DDR ever has. The soundtrack is enjoyable and fun, and will keep you grooving until the end.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is easily the hardest videogame ever made, and is likely going to be an exercise in frustration for all but the most expert gamer.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The original Bayonetta remains the crazy, unique action title from a few years ago. There are newly added controls and some Nintendo related costumes, but the same content is still here in full force.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A definite must for fans of the series. However, if you're looking for a serious 3D fighting game, this game won't be for you. While the game is beautiful and features abundant fanservice (the clean type), the unbalanced game mechanics make for little more than a party game to be enjoyed with friends. [JPN Import]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a simple presentation and very interesting controls, PUZZLEBOX setup knows how to stand out in the overly busy puzzle game market.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nicktoons MLB is a simplified but very fun baseball game. Don't let the kid-focused presentation scare you off; this game is worth a look from anyone in the mood for an arcade baseball game, and is easily one of the best sports games available on the DS.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Q.U.B.E. is a must play for puzzle enthusiasts, and for anyone who is looking for a fun challenge.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Camera and targeting issues aside, Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson is a very fun game, especially for fans of the franchise. Both in terms of story and gameplay, it finds a middle ground between Burst and Shinovi Versus.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Legacy of Ys: Books I & II is truly an old-style game with a modern coat of paint. Though some aspects of the gameplay are primitive, there is no denying how genuinely fun both games are.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It hasn't got sky-high production values; it's very slow-paced; and it's not nearly as accessible as either Advance Wars or Fire Emblem. However, it's big and challenging, and it has some great music and - most importantly - a battle system so incredibly deep that it ensures that the game cartridge will stay in your GBA for a long time to come.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great action game where players get to use a variety of gadgets to stop the wholly-evil Dr. Drakken from initiating his half-baked world domination plan.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite that, and my problems with the iconography, NOVA-111 is a surprisingly fun sci-fi romp that I think most of you would get a kick out of.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s addictive and elegant in its simplicity, and the geometric world is bizarrely engaging.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some hardware limitations and online issues keep it from being the ideal experience many fans crave, but the plethora of control methods along with the enjoyable gameplay and captivating story make it a game that people must try at least once.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In terms of Nintendo eShop titles, you won’t find many others that offer the long hours of gameplay that Squids Odyssey provides.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a big, deep game that does justice to the glory days of playing with Go-Bots and Transformers, while incorporating all the collecting madness of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The animation is truly a sight to behold. Jack almost moves as he would in the cartoon. Even the sword slashes move like they do sometimes on the shows.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Collecting Elebits in a 2D setting becomes tedious after just a short time; however, the game excels where it emulates two of its adventure brethren, Zelda and Pokémon.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    XType Plus is a fun, cheap shoot 'em up that will both challenge and excite players.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moon is a great first person shooter for the DS, despite some unfortunate design decisions. It's up there with Metroid Prime Hunters and Call of Duty 4. Well, aside from the timed driving.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    AiRace Speed is a major improvement over AiRace Tunnel in almost every regard. While not all of its 18 courses are unique, it has a style and flair which is simply unmatched.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics are bright and colorful, the gameplay is simple but addictive, and the quest is long and full of things to do.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    50 PINCH BARRAGE is simply an awesome game that shouldn't be missed.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The multiplayer might not be the best, but the game is a fun third-person shooter throughout. If you enjoy portable shooters, Blood Stone is worth playing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even if its originality is in question, Family Tennis 3D is competent and fun in small doses. It's rough around the edges, but because of how solid it is, I wouldn't be averse to the idea of simply playing this installed application for 10 minutes rather than digging out a cartridge just to play a bit of tennis.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For anyone who enjoys a good puzzle game, this game is hard to beat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not a game that will likely impress most dedicated gamers, except in the capacity that it is a movie-licensed game that doesn’t suck.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sleeper hit. The game tells a very engaging story through a pretty good game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Core is another solid entry in the Bit.Trip series, but it maintains most of the issues of its predecessor (long levels, difficulty, busy visuals). If you loved Bit.Trip Beat, getting this is a no-brainer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the challenge level leaves something to be desired, the good aspects certainly outweigh the bad, and we can only hope that the Western gaming world will continue to see more of Starfy and his outrageous companions in the future.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve never experienced Toki Tori before, this 3DS remake is worth checking out.
    • 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
    Monster Tale is a fantastic action game stinted by pedestrian exploration. Fortunately, consistently engaging combat and pet evolution systems temper the game's overreliance on backtracking, and its pleasant visuals and soundtrack suit the game well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the oddities, the lackluster graphics, and the moronic character design, Pool Paradise is simply a great pool game that doesn’t disappoint.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole, Undercover is the most polished LEGO game I’ve ever played. The humor, while often hokey, works alongside the gameplay in a manner that makes the game charming for its long campaign. LEGO City Undercover isn’t the game to save the Wii U from its recent dearth of games, but it is still a solid, fun romp for anyone who has an affinity for LEGO games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are niggles and little things that could potentially annoy, but the sheer amount of content outshines any of it. Sit back, relax and step into the Fashion Narnia that is New Style Boutique 2.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Extreme Exorcism is a fun game bolstered by an extraordinarily unique concept.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whimsical Mario remixes fill the background as you work and play. New downloadable puzzles and challenges offer continuing content to extend the title, giving you something to come back to when the main game is eventually over.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The only disappointing thing is to see that touch screen controls have been downgraded; however the inclusion of online multiplayer and Taito Paddle controller support greatly makes up for it. The game is highly recommended for people who are fans of puzzle games or the Bust-A-Move/Puzzle Bobble series.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But focusing on its merits, My Do It All is quite robust. It does more than give the player an app to play.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thorium Wars is a highly entertaining game that has a fair amount of replay value and high production values. It might be expensive, but it sure is a great piece of software.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road is a unique take on the franchise and an enjoyable RPG experience. If you are looking for a unique RPG and don't mind that the game deviates from the original Wizard of Oz story, then this title is highly recommended.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I doubt it will make anyone's Top 10 of 2011 lists, but you'd be remiss to completely discount Happy Feet Two on the DS. As that system slowly dies, it's easy to think that nothing but shovelware will come down its once-lauded pipe. WayForward has proven that not to be the case, and platforming fans would do well to give this game a shot.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't look or sound all that great, the awesome gameplay and the long single player mode make for a really good experience overall.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles My Life as a King is a deep and engrossing title.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cooking Mama 3 really extends the Cooking Mama series in a fantastic way, and this game is perfect for any fans of the series or for anyone who thinks they might be interested in what Mama has to serve up.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tengami is a game that you need to experience. The lush environments, interesting gameplay and the clever uses of the pop-up book world deserve recognition. It is a short game, no doubt about that, but that grin on my face never faded for a moment.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the gameplay is mostly unchanged, Spike Chunsoft has gone to great lengths to streamline what didn't work well in previous games and dramatically improve areas that were already good. Consequently, in spite of a low Pokémon count, Gates to Infinity provides the best PMD experience yet. If you're a Pokémon fan who has always been a little skeptical of the PMD series, it might be worth giving Gates to Infinity a shot.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It does away with additional playable characters and gimmicks, instead focusing on refining the classic Sonic gameplay while adding a few twists of its own.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After you learn the controls, this is a puzzle game worth spending some serious time with on your Wii U.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario's strongest influence is on the soundtrack, which is comprised almost entirely of remixes and remakes of familiar songs from the many Mario games over the years. These songs, many of them bona fide classics in the annals of game music, have been brushed up with various styles ranging from jazz to techno. [JPN Import]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A no-frills presentation makes Bomb Monkey feel limited, but the puzzle gameplay is sound and the two-player mode is something that could kill friendships. If retro-style puzzle games are your bag, then be sure to get your block-bombing on in Renegade Kid's latest.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Infinite Space is a complicated game. It's long (40+ hours), it's difficult, and playing is a constant learning process. It's a hell of a ride if you can stomach all of its quirks, but I'm just not sure how many people will be willing, or able, to.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sharp, witty script, videogame and pop culture references galore, and a nostalgia-inducing soundtrack make Retro City Rampage a worthwhile endeavour for anyone looking to take a vacation to the 8-bit days of yore. Just don’t expect to permanently relocate to Theftropolis after your brief weekend visit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a new beginning, Inazuma Eleven GO is just fantastic, and it nails all the important aspects that make this RPG a winner, staying true to the formula of its predecessors and at the same time expanding it and giving it a damn pretty new coat of paint.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ace Mathician is a short and sweet game built on a promising idea. The gameplay warrants the purchase, and everything else about the title makes it entertaining. Ace Mathician may not look like much, but shows its worth in a sea of DSiWare puzzle games.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: Nitro is, for the most part, a fantastic racing game for the Wii. The art style looks fantastic on the system, the varied control options are great, and the gameplay is fast-paced and entertaining. Sadly, it awkwardly straddles the line between zany arcade racing game and super-serious simulation game, wasting a lot of potential in the process with conservative items and unused 'boss' characters.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    THUG 2 won't rein in anyone who has disliked the previous Tony Hawk games, but the newest sequel is more than enough to chew on for those of us who already appreciate the series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a whole, Order Up! provides a wonderful blend of both managing and cooking.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cursed Mountain succeeds in providing a genuine mature experience on Wii. With the great use of Buddhist themes, Cursed Mountain stands out from all the other survival horror titles on the platform and is very original.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Wii Party U is a very fun party game, but the mini-game options aren't as attractive as in the original and Mario Party 9.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marvelous hasn’t lost their spark for creating a farming game worth picking up, and for that, we’re grateful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After Starship Defense and Art Style: Digidrive, it was certainly nice to see Q-Games take a different approach with their latest game. While the repetitive nature of the game may discourage some players, those who stick to their guns are bound to find an enjoyable experience.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its quirky combat and unique take on character development are welcome diversions from the RPG norms. The difficulty and lack of guidance will turn some people off, but people who enjoy the RPG genre should find the game a charming adventure.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though some of the challenges are thumb-breaking, it’s nothing you can’t get over after a couple of minutes. Solid effort, Team 17.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While its flaws prevent it from being a serious contender, the game is a surprisingly fun and a solid effort that fans shouldn't miss. It may try a bit too hard to be like Super Smash Bros., but its modes and gameplay make it a title worth checking out if you want to take a break from Nintendo's fighting game.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is another fun retro-inspired title that’s definitely worth a look if you’re looking for a challenging platformer on the eShop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The AI in this game is the most bipolar I have ever seen. The guards range from pattern-driven goons to superhuman logic machines who can see right through disguises, as if they had X-ray vision.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's also worth noting that this is the second piece of software that's exclusive to the New 3DS, so if you're itching to get some use out of the thing, Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is your only other option after Xenoblade.