NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,808 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:
1,808 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cosmophony is not a perfect game, but a very entertaining one at the very least.
    • 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.
    • 73 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After you learn the controls, this is a puzzle game worth spending some serious time with on your Wii U.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    SRPG fans will have some fun playing Luminous Arc 2, but if you’re not a fan of the genre it's not a game you’ll be playing over and over.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Dark Spire is a great game. Unfortunately, it will only appeal to a very specific audience due the game's difficulty and archaic style.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a full-blown retail release with only about half of the amount of songs in World Tour and the forthcoming Guitar Hero V. If you are absolutely desperate for more Guitar Hero, then Smash Hits is worth it. Everyone else is better off sitting tight for the next full-featured release.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very vanilla RPG.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Band Hero for DS is a fun portable music game, but contains enough head-scratching design elements to be frustrating.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll is a fun and enjoyable successor to decent Banana Blitz, despite its issues with the Wii Balance Board. Some games sound like a perfect fit for the Wii Balance Board and Step & Roll was one of them, but the game lacks the polish and precision its Wii Balance Board control scheme needs.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Siege of Spinner Cay will tide you over, but it won't blow you away.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Where the Wild Things Are is a prime example of how to make a good licensed video game. It doesn't shoehorn gameplay into the license's plot. In fact, the gameplay is fun and varied.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you look at Carnival King as a title that is meant to be a throwback to both classic carnival games and arcade titles, there is a lot to like about it. Just realize that it won't last you very long, unless you are the kind that needs to convince the world that you are the best at this kind of game.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, the game can be quite fun, but it doesn't offer much in the way of gameplay variety, and the presentation is on par with online Flash games.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The thrill of raising a virtual pet will make some young gamers scream with envy, and for good reason, too. Compared to NIntendogs, Me and My Dogs: Friends Forever is a steal seeing as the game is only a quarter of Nintendo’s own creation.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is short, and it won't take much time at all to complete. What Beat City lacks in length, it makes up for with fun, rhythm-based gameplay and a silly sense of humor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The core gameplay mechanics are set in stone and the addition of a set of achievements really helps propel the game from the mediocre range of racers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Electronic Arts has created a great soccer game, but for those who have already played a FIFA game for Wii, you probably won't find anything worth getting excited about.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It delivers its story well, features great design and technical prowess, and fills a niche not currently met on Wii. However, the uninspired combat, control irritations, and vestiges of survival horror games of days past bring the experience down.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The end result is a slower-moving game with plenty to see and do.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ivy the Kiwi? is a real winner in the action-puzzle genre, striking the right tone of simplicity while keeping the game's difficulty moving along at a nice pace.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    People new to the franchise will appreciate the efforts taken to acclimate them to the mythology and mechanics of Wayard, but the lack of nostalgia might diminish the title's overall appeal.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    MySims Sky Heroes proudly mantains the franchise's tradition of easy-to-learn, fun gameplay that takes place in a world brimming with personality. It's too bad that the mission structure in the story mode is annoying, but the rest of the modes make up for its faults.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    FIFA 11 doesn't feel particularly ambitious, but it's still a well-made game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The directed single-player experience is fun, and is at its best when you're sneaking around, silently taking out foes. The multiplayer might be more Call of Duty than GoldenEye 64, but it still carries some nostalgia. Unfortunately, you can't really relive the screen-watching glory days on DS.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rock Band 3 for DS isn't the revolution that the home console version is, but it's still a fun rhythm game in its own right. If you love games like Amplitude and Frequency, then check this game out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although there are some strange presentation issues and lots of loading screens, Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 is another successful iteration of the long-running franchise on a Nintendo console.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Kingdom Hearts: Re: Coded is an odd beast. On one hand, it tells a story that will be confusing to newcomers and too familiar to series experts, with some frustrating gameplay elements. On the other hand, the battle system remains as fun as always, the stat matrix is a fun way to develop your character, and the story does have its endearing moments.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    DSiWare is hardly a service lacking in puzzle games. If you're looking for one that stretches your imagination a bit, and makes you think outside the box, you can do much worse than DodoGo. It's a colorful game with personality, which will certainly have you scratching your head as you play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is no online play present.Jam City Rollergirls is a fun experience, if a bit rough around the edges. If you're interested in a racing game with a bit of combat and a team sports element, this might be for you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A quality title that doesn't gain much from being on the 3DS.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Banjo Pilot's biggest problem is the simplicity of its design. It feels like you are flying the same tracks over and over (and often you are, though in reverse), and there is no feeling of connection to the physics because it doesn't really matter what kind of level you're racing on.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It’s a nice way of reliving games of yore and allows a new generation of gamers to rediscover some of the great games of the 16-bit era.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a game with both pedigree and competition, and it doesn't live up to either. It is, however, a generally solid game with tons and tons of missions to complete.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Simple and addictive.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gamers who can put up with the clunky camera and jagged graphics will find Mario Golf: Advance Tour to be an enjoyable, arcade-style golf game that doesn't stray from its roots.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The time control aspects are quite innovative and bring variety to the game. The adventure and trap dodging are wonderful and challenging.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It may not revolutionize handheld pinball, but Mario Pinball Land is fun while it lasts. Unfortunately, that is not very long.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The lack of link play makes the game’s replay value pretty slim.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It has its warts - mediocre extra modes, laughable text localization, occasional slowdown, a Story Mode that's over much too soon - but it also has fun and addictive gameplay with a lot of interesting features.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Hardly a "must own" game, but it's surprisingly good stuff considering it's based on a big-budget movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Excluding some of Dr. Mario's image-size issues, it's really hard to complain about these games. They're basically the same as they have always been, minus the aesthetics.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Spyro fans (I know you're out there) shouldn't hesitate to pick the game up. Additionally, the game would be good for younger action-gamers, as the easy mode is well thought out; enemies have less endurance and punch, and even fewer techniques.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gamers experiencing the wacky mascot for the first time may enjoy it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The style remains, even if the game is relatively cookie-cutter.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    World War II buffs will certainly enjoy this game, but if you're looking for a great GameCube shooter, you'll probably want to look elsewhere.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    My primary complaint against Vexx is that the camera system feels unrefined. It works well enough to play the game, but it's very rough.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are enough flaws, mistakes, and outright omissions of advertised features to keep this from being a recommended game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Those who don’t own the Genesis originals or Sonic Jam will find SMC well worth $40; those already possessing most of the included games have little reason purchase this GameCube disc.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A little less difficulty in the early going, ramping up later on would have helped, but anyone that can get past the first few stages will find Network Transmission oddly satisfying and a great deal of fun.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Particularly so if you can live with the sloppy stunt controls, the game provides a balanced and generally enjoyable experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Delivers a fun hack and slash adventure that will keep you entertained for a good while. Any one looking for a fun game to pick up for less than $50 would do well to check it out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A pleasant experience that can become frighteningly addictive. There’s nothing quite like the joy of seeing your hen lay a golden egg after months of pampering, and a hundred other little events are similarly fulfilling.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Chibi Robo has a fun and distinctive charm to it. The characters are all a bit quirky.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If only the weaponry was more balanced to better fit the racing action, this would be one hell of a racing title.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A less-than-stellar multiplayer package coupled with an impressively addictive solo racer, Kirby Air Ride both entertains and annoys.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The best parts in Rebel Strike are nothing less than excellent, but the worst parts are so shamefully bad that they taint the entire experience. You can’t help but play through a level like "Trials of a Jedi", set on the planet Dagobah, without wondering what the hell the developers were thinking when they decided to keep it in the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are a lot of things I hate about the Spider-Man 2 game. The movie-based missions are horrible, the graphical quality is wildly inconsistent, and the game is infested with bugs and glitches. Yet the game's primary strengths are enough to make it enjoyable in spite of its shortcomings.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's a game with personality, a game with charm, and a game that you'll find yourself playing through again and again.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Most of the new features in Mario Party 6 add little to the overall experience, so it's hard to recommend the game to owners of either previous GameCube entry to the series. However, if you're a hardcore fan of the series, the sixth game may be enticing as an expansion pack of new mini-games, which are abundant.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The hardware that we have now completely blows out the circuit boards that were used in those stand-up cabinets back in the day, but inferior power doesn't make for inferior gameplay. In fact, seeing some of these games in their original forms is quite a hoot.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The action-oriented portion of the game works better than the strategic portion, which is hampered by a control scheme that's too simple to provide enough depth. The game's is also too short.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The final difference between the Xbox and GameCube versions that I'll mention is a horrible oversight in the Displace level.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gamers who've enjoyed a more realistic game of baseball in the past (i.e. any game from the MVP Baseball, High Heat, World Series 2K, All-Star Baseball, or Powerful Pro series) may have to let go of their perceptions of how a pitcher/batter interface should work in order to enjoy the game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    All that's needed is a more intuitive control scheme, some variety in training and dialogue, and some MUSIC DURING GAMEPLAY.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even though game is lacking on extra stuff, Namco Museum 50th Anniversary is still Namco's best compilation package ever.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There isn't much incentive to continue playing – it simply feels old by the time you've completed the story mode.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It's just a shame that what it has in excellent gameplay, it lacks in just about every other aspect.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A darned fun game. Unless you're a hardcore soccer nut, though, it probably won't beckon you while you're away. However, it's an excellent experience, particularly while playing with friends.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A good soccer game. If you're a fan of the sport, it's worth picking up, especially if you're familiar with the series. It just disappoints me that Konami didn't put enough effort in to fix the issues that keep the game from being great.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you are kind of bothered by the dawdling pace of other turn-based strategy games, then you're better off skipping this title, as it is one of the slowest games of its kind.