NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,737 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 Mega Man 10
Lowest review score: 10 Charlie's Angels
Score distribution:
1,737 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A giant leap for the platforming genre. Freed from the shackles of traditional 3-D platforming, the game is much more than just "Mario 64" set in space. I never thought I’d describe a Mario game as “epic," but that’s exactly what it is.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It is the truest sequel Nintendo has produced in over a decade.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The real star here is the Visor. Someone at Retro is a true visionary (no pun intended), as the Visor makes Metroid Prime more than just a 3D Metroid game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The best looking console game of all time. It is its franchise's redeemer. It is a masterpiece of video game storytelling. It is genuinely tense and occasionally even scary. It is one of the best action games ever released.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is one of those few genre-defining games that while clearly dedicated to fans of the series, also serves as a wonderful adventure for those new to the series.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's only March, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is destined to be the best game of the year on any platform.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A flawless masterpiece, Link to the Past drastically improved upon its predecessors by introducing a more linear framework for the player to explore (rather than the vast open-endedness of the two previous games), a better interface and controls, and dungeon puzzles and layouts designed in such a manner that can only be called perfect.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Rather than drastically reworking the series, Twilight Princess refines and expands almost everything you already love about Zelda, and it looks damn good doing it...One of the best games of all time.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    World of Goo should not be passed over by a single gamer. It is easily the best WiiWare game to date and, perhaps, one of the best this generation.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you've never played Ocarina of Time before, run out and buy this immediately. If you're intimately familiar with the game, there's nothing too new in this version to pull you in, though if you ever get the urge to play it again, Ocarina of Time 3D lets you experience all your wonderful memories with a brand new modern feel.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While the port’s plumbing has a few leaks, most of SMB3’s gameplay remains in pristine condition for the ultimate platforming experience.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With a host of new features both on and off the field, Madden 2004 is simply the most complete football game ever.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The core gameplay has remained largely unchanged since the N64 days, meaning we've essentially been playing the same game for nine years, and we'll be playing the same game for another five or six years, at least. Get it, appreciate it, and enjoy it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Though the top-down view creates some problems, the game is quite enjoyable overall. DS Players looking for a modern GTA experience needn't look further than Chinatown Wars.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Thankfully 3D World isn’t just a refinement of the Mario formula, it’s a powerful re-imagining. It’s an explosive cavalcade of color and excitement as well as a well thought out evolution of Mario.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The absolute best fighting game available on the GameCube.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Skyward Sword is an epic, the sort of epic you call out of work or school for a few days to complete. A focused playthrough will take you north of 30 hours, and if you try to 100% the game, there is a 50+ hour quest to go through. Throw in the second quest, dubbed Hero Mode, and there is a lot of game to play.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Aside from the addictive gameplay, the graphic style gives the game a fresh feel that doesn't look like every other cel-shaded game. Thick, heavy black lines and an overwhelming amount of pink seem to be the exact opposite of what you find in most hit titles, but it works for Joe because "Team Viewtiful" took time to make it work.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even without any additions, Cave Story is still the same amazing game people have raved about for eight years. It's one of the best 2D platformers in recent memory, and this version is worthwhile if you've never played it before or are itching for a reason to play it again.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though the game only supports two-player simultaneous gameplay, there are so many modes and so much to do and see that it feels much bigger in scope. It's going to take months to unlock everything - something 1080 can't brag about.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With its large number of modes, weekly DLC that is accessible via the SD Card, online play, better instruments, a variety of modes, diverse soundtrack, and excellently charted songs, Rock Band 2 is the definitive band game for Wii.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The controls are tight and responsive and very well designed. Gameplay is top-notch, with tons of different modes to play though and a multiplayer element that is truly unbeatable. The game will never die, and will remain fresh time and time again.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The outstanding puzzle design and tremendous challenge is what is going to make this game a huge hit, despite any of its flaws.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The battle system is as mathematically complex as ever, the added relationship system can suck up countless hours, and the final handful of missions is absolute hell for anyone playing on Traditional Mode. Still, an olive branch is extended to newcomers, who can turn off the more imposing features while being met with helpful tutorials and impeccable production value.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    You may pick up Prince of Persia for the killer gameplay, but the story is what will keep you coming back. This game is like an excellent short story. Every once in a while you'll pick it up again to relive the breathtaking adventure.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Regardless of price or underwhelming extra features, this is an excellent and authentic port of my personal favorite game of all time, and one I would recommend to virtually anyone. If you can read, you should play Chrono Trigger, and the new DS version is an accessible way to do that.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Xenoblade Chronicles is considerable in the production value it took to make something of this scope; Xenoblade Chronicles is considerable for telling a story with more layers than one can count while retaining a level of accessibility for people of any walk of life; Xenoblade Chronicles is considerable for having an active combat system more engaging than anything I have seen in years. Although, with all things considered, Xenoblade Chronicles is really good, too.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still, this is a solid title that must be experienced. If you don't mind a few disembodied handfuls of rage-inducing difficulty or the constant, sanity-warping slapstick, you'll have a blast, especially if you invite some friends to slap around.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily lives up to its predecessor's outstanding degree of polish, while subtly enhancing some elements of story and mood. In terms of raw quality, disregarding legacy and innovation, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is easily one of the best titles on GameCube and of this entire generation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Easily the best classic 2D Metroid game yet, and even the best game on the handheld to date.