NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,729 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 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 10 Charlie's Angels
Score distribution:
1,729 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sleeper hit. The game tells a very engaging story through a pretty good game.
    • 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
    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]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the main thrust of Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is probably the most polished and enjoyable WWII experience on GameCube, its lack of replay value may still only warrant a rental.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With friends, the action is fierce and the competition is intense. The single player isn't worth it on its own, but multiplayer is definitely worth the investment.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baten Kaitos Origins will not sway dissidents of turn-based RPGs, but the peculiar aura and lively battles are commendable, and its plot is strong in spite of its clichés.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the plethora of modes and superstars that WWE Smackdown vs. Raw offers, you may find yourself a bit let down by the casual take on the game in WWE All Stars, but that shouldn't stop you from giving the game a shot. If it were a basketball game, it would be a slam dunk, but in this particular case, I'd say it's a Hulk Hogan leg drop and three-count.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Virtua Tennis 4 might very well be the deepest and most complete tennis experience on Wii.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite my difficulties connecting to people online, Dead or Alive Dimensions is an excellent and entertaining game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a great multiplayer game to play with friends and family, Go Vacation is an extremely solid choice. The developer made a few strange choices that hurt the experience, but overall Go Vacation is a trip worth taking.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cave Story is game that every gamer needs to play, and if Cave Story 3D is the most viable method of doing that, so be it. However you get your hands on this game, just do it. It's that good.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I think the biggest compliment I can give this game is that I have a hard time putting it down. It does a great job of adapting the PC formula to the 3DS hardware, and it's just as addictive as it ever was. If you're a fan of the PC game, this is a great way to take it on the go.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a challenging main campaign and a plethora of StreetPass/Play Coin challenge stages, Shinobi packs in a lot of content. However, if you don't want to put the time into it and deal with bouts of frustration, you're better off avoiding this game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pyramids does a great job of nailing that "I can totally do it this time!" feeling that games such as Super Meat Boy and Bit.Trip Runner excelled at. It's not quite up to the same lofty heights as those games, but it is a worthwhile addition to your 3DS library, especially since it's an excellent game to plunk five minutes into when you have downtime.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kirby's Dream Collection is a fine tribute to Kirby's 20-year history. Anyone who missed a chunk of his old outings, or just has an urge to replay them all, should definitely pick up this package. If you own all the games on Virtual Console on Wii or 3DS, it is a little harder to recommend, but if you don't, Kirby's Dream Collection is totally worth playing to experience Kirby's old games and get a taste of what he's doing now.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Code of Princess is an exceptional game, and despite its repetitiousness.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Under the guise of a video game, Virtue's Last Reward unfolds an intricate story in which your participation is consistently worthwhile. In spite of the interruptions caused by its less engaging puzzle segments, this game stands out as an exceptional narrative experience unlike anything else on 3DS.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it will be easier for fans of Ron Gilbert's previous works to look past the niggling flaws and appreciate the game, but anyone should be able to enjoy writing and puzzles of this caliber. Lose yourself in the atmosphere, discover the sordid stories of each character, and the game's problems just fade away.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a game of tremendous depth, but also one of tremendous reward. Should you decide to give it a fair amount of time and put in a bit of work, you may find it one of the most exciting experiences available on Wii U.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, however, I love this game. It provides a fun Spider-Man story and my favorite aspects of Spider-Man 2, but with better graphics and more things to do. Yeah, the combat could be better, but all things considered, that’s a minor complaint. If you have any love for Spider-Man, you owe it to yourself to check this game out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you loved the original, it’s totally worthwhile.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Luigi U makes for a package that feels more like a full expansion pack than just another piece of DLC.
    • 76 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is a respectable entry in the annals of Mario RPG history, even if it doesn’t quite match up well against Mario’s best RPG adventures.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The smooth controls, infectious soundtrack, and challenging levels make for an extremely enjoyable ride.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon X and Y is an odd pair of games to quantify because, on one hand, they are still solid entries in an incredible JRPG series and they offer some select new features that go above and beyond to make this feel like a brand new generation. On the other hand, inconsistent presentation, insubstantial core innovation, a low Pokémon count, and a minimal post-game keep them from achieving the total nirvana that this series has always been capable of.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may not provide the technical challenge other video games boast, but for anyone who enjoys a different, more story-centric style, there are few other places to look.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s addictive and elegant in its simplicity, and the geometric world is bizarrely engaging.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless, if you hold nostalgia for Sonic the Hedgehog, this 3DS version is excellent, as it is a stellar enhanced port of a fun game, game design rough edges and all. We can all hold out hope for Sega to bring the far superior Sonic 2 to the 3D Classics line in the future, but for now, the speedster’s debut is fine.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knytt Underground is quite a spectacle with great looking environments and solid gameplay mechanics.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cube Tactics provides the eShop with a much needed strategic experience that is both challenging and rewarding.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A 3D remake of a classic DS shooter.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swords & Soldiers HD is surprisingly fun, and I’m glad I played it.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is one Nintendo 3DS game that deserves to be owned.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer volume of content on offer here is quite impressive, as is the presentation.
    • 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.
    • 80 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an easy-to-pick-up, fun title that just about anyone can enjoy.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Siesta Fiesta is a surprisingly neat game for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The levels can be played in chunks and can be easily selected thanks to a world map.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it's still got that Madden gameplay, the game as a whole seems to be incomplete, like a console game with stripped-down features. The touch screen is used in the basic ways, but so much more could be done with it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's involved, it's long, it's original, and it represents another milestone in console gaming history - the first time that anyone has truly made a PC-style adventure game work on a handheld.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Though it comes off feeling low-tech (and it is, really), Revenge of the Sith for the DS is more or less on equal footing with the GBA version it shares so much in common with. The 3D multiplayer mode may well be worth the $10 price difference...but only if you’ve got friends to play it with.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There aren't many shmup games released at all outside of Japan, so DS owners are lucky to get not just any shmup, but a beautiful new one that sticks close to the high scoring spirit of the genre's beloved classics.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The biggest drawback to the game is a lack of single-cartridge multiplayer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The new game has its fair share of changes to the formula, but they don't really make the game better, just slightly different. Unless the Disney art is a huge selling point for you, there's little reason to choose Disney Magic over the original, wonderful, plain-old Meteos.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Wii version is definitely not the best one available, but if you have no alternative, this is a fun and very lengthy adventure to enjoy on your Wii after Zelda has been exhausted.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is a moderately fun, addictive quality to the single-player game as you churn through the objectives and gain familiarity with the expansive levels. The online features hold immense potential but so far seem crippled by sheer lack of participation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It becomes difficult to fully enjoy Phantom Hourglass if you are a Zelda vet. The lack of even an option for D-pad control tells me that Nintendo did not have their Zelda fan base in mind when they were creating Phantom Hourglass. And that’s okay, I guess. It’s still a decent game, but it’s also a game apart from the rest of the series. It just feels different, and I think it demonstrates that Nintendo is reluctant to sail into the murky waters beyond Wind Waker.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you appreciate action games with major puzzle and strategic elements, then March of the Minis is for you. In particular, the game is perfect for players interested in level design.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great game for the little one in your life, and you might have some fun with it, too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game design for each mini-game is very solid, and the card game is also strategic without the need for an encyclopedic knowledge of the rules.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game has so many features. It gives you over 30 vehicles to unlock, sub-missions, the Allspark Wars on Wi-Fi, and a solid multiplayer mode. However, the game is extremely short, seemingly rushed, not that nice to look at, and finding a glitch or five is not hard in the least.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    To have this style of game on a handheld like the DS is unexplored territory and is quite remarkable. However, those looking for an RPG are left out in the dark.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even with a few notable annoyances, ZX Advent is a fun and addictive action game with plenty of clever level designs and fun abilities.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game has so many features. It gives you over 30 vehicles to unlock, sub-missions, the Allspark Wars on Wi-Fi, and a solid multiplayer mode. However, the game is extremely short, seemingly rushed, not that nice to look at, and finding a glitch or five is not hard in the least.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The rush you get from tearing through endless enemies and escaping impossible situations is what ultimately matters, and you will get it in the DS version.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A mediocre game with some interesting ideas. Crash Bandicoot fans should enjoy it, but gamers looking for a decent platformer on their DS should look elsewhere.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Assuming you've got the patience to work through these infrequent but recurring gameplay issues, Madden 08 DS is a tough deal to ignore.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A surprisingly robust game. While it probably won’t interest hardcore DS owners who are awaiting more 1st party efforts, casual gamers and kid gamers can really get into it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Speed Racer at its core is an amazing game, with great depth, control, and nice difficulty progression. Perhaps Sidhe Interactive will use this great engine (and maybe even the Speed Racer license) for another title with more inspired track design, better graphics, and a more fully-featured package overall.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Mario Party DS's strong line-up of mini-games with varied controls, interesting boards, and portable nature make it one of the best Mario Party games. The lack of online multiplayer two years after Mario Kart DS is disappointing, but Mario can still party on the DS.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    John Deere: Harvest in the Heartland remains an addictive game because of its creative graphics, intuitive controls, and gameplay variety. However, the load times really drag things down, which is a shame.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Its mini-games are definitely its highlight but once the novelty of them wears off, you’ll probably want to play the original titles rather than continue playing this one.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's ironic, then, that the monotony of the new battle system still ends up being redeemed by a great story. And if great stories are your thing, The World Ends With You will warm your heart. If you are all about gameplay, you'll probably get bored fairly quickly.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the new instruments are wonderfully crafted, the actual gameplay can be too in-depth for its own good.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is the best all-around first-person shooter on Wii.