NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,844 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:
1,844 game reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crazy Kangaroo is a relatively simple game, but a lot of fun. It's an example of a game that's good on iOS, and even better on the 3DS.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The smooth controls, infectious soundtrack, and challenging levels make for an extremely enjoyable ride.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dirt 2 is by no means a bad game, but when compared to other games on the platform – more specifically from Firebrand themselves – it feels a little stale.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Producing music is snappy and fun, and it becomes even crazier when you put those sequences into motion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a great game for anybody who's a fan of puzzle games or logic problems.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knights in the Nightmare, while complicated, is an excellent game worthy of players' time and effort.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In the end, Rainbow Curse is a good game that provides plenty of content for both single players and a group of friends.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Code of Princess is an exceptional game, and despite its repetitiousness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Destronaut is a very fun Space Invaders clone for the Wii U eShop.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans should love the challenge here, but the RPG crowd will probably be split on this one. The intense difficulty of the new battle system combined with more traditional RPG traits turns out to be great fun, but tricky.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite my difficulties connecting to people online, Dead or Alive Dimensions is an excellent and entertaining game.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First-time platform gamers will enjoy this, but veterans expecting a perfect port may feel a little cheated at first.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Professor Layton and the Curious Village is a very interesting game but it definitely caters to a niche audience. If you don't like brain-teasers, it's probably not for you.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An amusing caper, but not an epic adventure like Rayman 2. Rayman 3 has some very strong qualities, but its brevity just cannot be ignored.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great value for the money. It’s a fantastic multiplayer game, and even if you’re just duel-wielding by your lonesome, blowing zombies apart is incredibly fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Because it was a 2012 DS game, the first release of Devil Survivor 2 flew under the radar of a lot of strategy RPG players. If you’re one of those, or want something that can take up a lot of time, then Record Breaker should be on your radar.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is decent, though somewhat repetitive, and players really feel like they’re controlling the Z characters in a heated battle. If your kid is a fan of the show, or you’re secretly one yourself, this is one of the best DBZ games on the market.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat is just as good as ever, even if the plot has been mucked up a bit. It’s not like these games ever had the best plots to begin with anyway.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing is a fun game. It might not be as polished as Mario Kart, but it is definitely worth mentioning in the same breath as Nintendo's series.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A score of 80 is a great score for any other developer, but disappointing coming from Rare.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NHL Slapshot is an awesome inaugural Wii hockey game for EA. It plays to the strengths of the system with fun, easily accessible, motion-based gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While The Screaming Narwhal is merely an introduction, and provides no clear conclusion, it's still a fun adventure that fans of the series will enjoy.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While there are some things lacking about the game (specifically anything Wii-centric), Shattered Dimensions is a very fun, worthwhile Spider-Man game that genuinely feels different and engaging.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a good game overall, especially for people who like strategy games but aren’t very fond of the frantic pace that something like Starcraft brings to the table. Conquest also lacks the complexity of a tabletop trading card game or series-based board game, which is fine by me.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Affordable Space Adventures is a brilliant ride from beginning to end. however, the game can understandably be overwhelming for the solo player and it can cause a lot of stress while playing through the game.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sights, the sounds, and the interesting puzzles really set the game apart from anything else on WiiWare right now.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An example of what a good classics collection should be. It has a wide selection of games, all kinds of extra content for each, loads of customization options, and some really innovative uses of the DS's wireless capabilities.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Trainer battle is the focus of this game. It would be a shame for Pokémon gamers not to experience this new style of battle, as it's fairly different from the usual Pokémon fare. Who knows, it may even sway older gamers with its decidedly 'older' look.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main story may seem to end right as it starts getting good, but the jobs are worth staying around for, making Fantasy Life a lengthy and interesting simulation RPG.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The game won me over when I started picturing one of my 10-year old cousins playing Strawberry Shortcake on her DS. In my daydream she looked like she was having fun.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But for what it is, Breezeblox is a fun little game and definitely worth a shot for anybody who likes special reasoning puzzles.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combat is just as good as ever, even if the plot has been mucked up a bit. It’s not like these games ever had the best plots to begin with anyway.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    KAMI is a fun little puzzler and gets a solid recommendation out of me.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    May not have as much universal appeal as a typical Mario platformer, but the puzzle-heavy gameplay is engaging and addictive in its own way. There are a ton of levels, and the level design is interesting enough to maintain your interest for a long while.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a well-honed, impressive light gun game with high production values and a lot of atmosphere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players who have yet to experience the Clash of Ninja series and die-hard fans of the anime should without question grab Revolution 2. However, anyone who owns either Clash of Ninja 2, Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3/4, or Clash of Ninja Revolution should probably hold off on a purchase as the game has not changed significantly enough to warrant one.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing it is fun and quick, but the Lunar Ruins are tedious and are a task for completionists only. The biggest disappointment is the lack of a bonus ending for completing the Lunar Ruins, but fans of the game and/or series will still appreciate the added content.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an easy-to-pick-up, fun title that just about anyone can enjoy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most compelling features of Excitebike: World Rally is the ability to head online and engage in multiplayer races with both friends and random players.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fantastic game. It has some very solid writing, a great set of characters, interesting (if easy) battles, and great replayability. Strange artifacts from the porting process dog the game, but not so much as to greatly affect my feelings towards it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer volume of content on offer here is quite impressive, as is the presentation.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars: Galaxies will appeal to fans of arcade-style gameplay. It keeps its action simple, but intense.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid GBA game trapped in a DS card. It’s got an issue or two, but it’s a pretty epic undertaking and still has a lot to recommend it. If you need a solid handheld title or don’t have enough consoles to be exceptionally busy this holiday, give it a shot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from reading the cards (there are guides available online), importers shouldn't have too much trouble. The main menu is mostly spoken in English, so navigation is just a matter of listening closely, and the submenus aren't too difficult either. [JPN Import]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baseball fans that don’t like baseball videogames might be interested in this one, and videogame fans that don’t like baseball might find this an attractive title as well.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you loved the original, it’s totally worthwhile.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are enough flaws, mistakes, and outright omissions of advertised features to keep this from being a recommended game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Monkey Pirates is meant to be played with people and it truly comes together when the right crowd gets together.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    As a start of something new, Secret Paths presents a bold step in the future for the newly improved Mysterious Cities of Gold franchise. And maybe, just maybe, you didn't pick a bad time to finally hop in.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Coaster Crazy Deluxe is a nice roller coaster building simulator for whoever wants to give it a fair shake. It requires players who love fiddling around with options. The problem is that it is not really built with a television in mind and should just be played on the Wii U GamePad instead.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is the best all-around first-person shooter on Wii.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the more frustrating points of the game may turn away those looking for a more streamlined experience, the amount of content here makes Denpa Men 3 a great value for those who feel up to the challenge.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Duels and some unique character abilities will entertain you, while boring, repetitive puzzles will take away from the overall experience.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Aero Porter is certainly fun, but loses its way in trying to keep the player on the edge of his seat.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Ultimate NES Remix is a nifty collection for the Nintendo 3DS. It isn't the full featured package of your dreams, but the games they have chosen are quite playable and make for a great way to spend your time.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D is not a well rounded rhythm game, but it has plenty going for it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not be for everyone, but if you’re hankering for a good old-fashioned dungeon crawler, it’s a Nintendo 3DS eShop game worth checking out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The story is entertaining, the gameplay is satisfying, and the overall presentation is decent.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, it's a well-rounded experience that works well as an educational tool, and makes a point to appeal to a player’s mindset by constantly offering rewards for a job well done.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If there’s one word that can quickly sum up Nintendo’s latest entry in the Mario Kart series, it’s beautiful. From top to bottom, this is a gorgeous game, likely the best-looking one Nintendo has ever made. Even the soundtrack is superb, with amazing songs that call to mind past Mario games in new musical styles. Behind that beauty, unfortunately, is a degree of vapidness.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Bike Rider DX 2: Galaxy is easily one of the better-playing indie platformers you can find on the eShop right now.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    I want to love Sticker Star. The game looks great, the localization is top-notch, and, when things are moving along, it all feels so right. The sticker economy is well realized and forces you to manage your sticker collection well. But the game's obsession with "things" brings it to a screeching halt all too often. This hurdle is easily sidestepped by bookmarking your preferred walkthrough, but it's a shame the game couldn't simply be less obtuse in its puzzle structure. So, instead of loving Sticker Star, I'm left to simply like it.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Jett Rocket II is a solid game that offers a lot in a seemingly small package.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Sonic Generations on the Nintendo 3DS is certainly a well made game.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Simple and addictive.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While it is possible for Candle Route to proclaim, "Two Games in One!" on its imaginary retail box, you're only getting one great game and something extra. Not to sound too dismissive, but in comparison to Side A, B is disappointing. Side A will grab you, though, and delivers a couple hours of fun content on its own.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Planet Crashers 3D is a quirky game from start to finish that takes place in a world that might remind you of a twisted, combat-heavy Animal Crossing. The RPG gameplay can be a grind, but if you just like completing quests and traversing dungeons, it's an eShop game worth diving into.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tokyo Crash Mobs isn't a profound game, but it is fun as long as you can get past the occasionally frustrating controls.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is terrific to look at, and its battle system remained addictive for several hours of gameplay. The humdrum exploration, the too-repetitive (though fun) combat, and the unfocused story bring the title down after a strong first impression.
    • 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.