NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,856 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 Kirby's Epic Yarn
Lowest review score: 10 Cake Ninja 2
Score distribution:
1,856 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game isn't ashamed of displaying its roots, whether they are in the form of point-and-click gameplay or 90's animation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Kirby Fighters Deluxe is a nice standalone version of a fun bonus mode from Kirby: Triple Deluxe that I can only really recommend if you ever see yourself playing local multiplayer.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Family Tennis SP could also have benefitted from some online interactivity and the minigames won't last you for long.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In some respects, Pandora's Tower shares similarities with Shadow of the Colossus, and while it doesn't ascend to the high barometer of that game, it is worthy of the comparison.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While some mini-games are shallow and repetitive, and it doesn't take very long to see all the game has to offer, the effort that went into the game's production is evident.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its many faults, LEGO Batman can be a fun experience albeit a repetitive and frustrating one. As a big fan of Batman, I heartily recommend it to any fan of the Caped Crusader. However, non-fans will want to avoid it entirely since enjoyment is derived almost entirely from its nostalgia factor.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Still, the title does what it does with efficient appeal and a light-hearted sensibility. Anyone looking for a game with some doll-like aspects, or a doll with some engaging mini-games, is sure to find those qualities in Lovely Lisa.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Dragon Quest atmosphere of Dragon Quest Swords only goes so far before you start itching for some gameplay variety (although the visuals never get old).
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cocoto Magic Circus 2 has a lot of good things going for it. The presentation is wonderful, the controls were flawless, and the five player multiplayer make it an excellent party game.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The excellent presentation and style is marred by the sixteen character password system and occasional level design flaws.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rock Band Country Track Pack is a no-brainer for owners of the first Rock Band who love country music, and are looking to cheaply expand their song list.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's Mr. Pants is a puzzle game that doesn't entertain because it requires far too much effort to just get into the groove of it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    I wish it had more variety, as the available Play Sets are from three Pixar movies and two live-action movies starring Johnny Depp. Even still, Disney Infinity is the game, and potentially the platform, for Disney fans. And hopefully these Disney fans have some money to spend.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It took a while for me to get into Rango, but after giving it a few hours, I was pretty well hooked. Despite its underlying simplicity, the game has a charm that's clearly lifted straight from the movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you feel like you can put up with copious loading screens and cutscene glitches, then I would say this is worth picking up. However, if you’re looking for the tight, polished package that Splinter Cell games used to be, then you’ll likely be left wanting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game certainly has some flaws (like the loose aiming and overly complex map), and I find it hard to forgive the "die and start over again" philosophy, but Dementium is definitely something different, and it's something I think people will generally enjoy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The story is quite engaging while never being pretentious thanks to its great sense of humor, and difficulty has been balanced so that both experienced and novice players can jump in without feeling overwhelmed.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It succeeds on certain levels, retaining the pick-up-and-play charm of the PC version and providing a ton of tracks and challenges for players to tackle. Its track editor is also a triumph, and its incorporation into the game's Puzzle mode and multiplayer component is brilliant, extending the life of the title and providing gamers a reason to come back. Unfortunately, it falls short of its potential due to an irritating game camera, a sometimes-frustrating difficulty level, and a baffling lack of online play.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While the stories presented in the episodes are actually quite enjoyable, the trial-and-error nature of fact-gathering coupled with the inability to skip conversations makes furthering the narrative a tedious and frustrating process.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, one of the biggest flaws within PSO III becomes quite apparent once a battle begins. Everything takes an inordinately long amount of time.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Although Amoebattle fills a bit of a gap in the DS library by being one of the few competent real-time strategy games on the system, and although it's certainly a strong title in comparison to many other DSiWare games, it falls just short of being a title of easy recommendation.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Even a modest step forward, such as adding more frames of animation to the character portraits, would have made the game feel fresher and more vibrant. As it is, Under the Knife 2 comes across as a cynical cash-in, a mission pack so lazy that it doesn't even have new missions.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The effective control scheme and funky art style are enough to float the game above mundane, and fans of the series will be mostly content with the game's presentation. However, players will find the repetitive mission-oriented gameplay, with little payoff or progression, to be problematic and uninspiring.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Amazing Spider-Man on Wii has flaws, specifically how graphically unpleasing it is, but it's still a fun action game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Jill's outlook looks bright, however. I can say it was a pleasure to study here, even if it seems that her rote-memorized daily life seems shallow and simple.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I really wanted to like this game, and I really hope the rune-drawing system is used again for a different title, because it really is fantastic, but the RTS mechanics are unresponsive, and the timed missions are more of a hindrance than a challenge.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Urban Champion is by no means a great game, but if you're willing to shell out $4.99, it can be a fun diversion when you just don't have a lot of time to sink into more robust titles.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In the end, we're presented with a game that looks fine, sounds lovely, reads excellently, and plays kind of blandly. It has around 100 missions and a decent pool of characters from the Naruto universe that fans of the show can catch up with, as long as they can handle some repetition along the way
    • tbd Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The most recent to hit the eShop is Painting Workshop. While offering a wide variety of tools at your disposal, it also manages to be clunky in its menus and operations.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A tale of two games. One is a set of button-smashing mini-games with questionable entertainment value. The other is one of the greatest creative tools ever released for consoles. The problem is, you have to play a lot of the former to really experience the latter.