NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,982 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario Galaxy
Lowest review score: 10 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
1982 game reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Dragon Quest IX is a fantastic game, and it is easily the best new traditional RPG to grace the DS.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game shines when it comes to its boss battles, enemy and item variety, aesthetic, and music. But experiencing all the game has to offer requires determination. La-Mulana is not a game for those without lots of time and patience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The title has an enormous replay factor, and many Monkey Ball fans will find themselves playing the game until the next iteration of Super Monkey Ball.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As both a platformer and a party game, for both casual and enthusiast gamers, Nintendo's latest Mario game delivers in spades.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The designers did a great job converting the Japanese Ouendan into an equivalent Americanized Elite Beat Agents.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Delivers a fantastic story with that's almost as impressive. Everything comes together beautifully to create one of the most engrossing titles of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There's simply so much to see and do in Paper Mario, with secrets galore. With its entertaining characters and script and absolutely fantastic gameplay, Paper Mario will be a gem for generations to come.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The ultimate refinement of the Mario Kart concept; if you love that concept, you'll love the things Double Dash adds and enhances. If you were tired of the formula or never liked it to begin with, this game is not going to convert you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong Country Returns is hands-down one of the best Nintendo titles this year, and a real delight to fans of the Donkey Kong Country franchise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Skylanders series is now into year five and as long as they keep being this entertaining, varied, and lively, then each one should still be worth playing, whether you’re 7 or 27 years old.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the best single player experiences on Wii to this point. The basic gameplay is so strong that it easily overcomes a bland story and sometimes frustrating gestures. This game is just begging for a sequel, full of the same point-and-click animal changing fun.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is a game of massive highs and crushing lows. Thankfully, M2 and Sega have made those lows much less frustrating in this 3D version, making this the definitive way to play this imperfect, but essential, classic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a peculiar addiction when you spend most of your days looking for a toilet to put in your basement and writing letters to the hippo next door.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A superb game and one of the best DS games this year. The dungeons are top-tier, entertaining affairs, and the train is fun to ride around in as you journey through the interesting game world.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    To me, these games are without a doubt the strongest in the series, as they are refined, familiar, and awesome. It will rekindle nostalgia for Gold and Silver in longtime players, while drawing in new or lapsed players just as easily. It's more than just a remake; it is the best Pokémon game to date.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little King’s Story is a prime example of how a game can be cute and colorful, yet still challenging and fulfilling. With all that this game has to offer, there is sure to be something here for all types of gamers of any skill level. No Wii owner should overlook this fantastic and unique experience.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you're into Pokémon, you likely already have the game. If you're not, then this game won't convert you. However, if you've been away from the series for a while, this might be the game to make a return to the series.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Whether you’re flipping your car through heavy traffic or cruising along the beachfront bumping Magical Sound Shower, 3D Out Run is a cool, chill, and infinitely replayable classic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Players who love incrementally improving their best score should not hesitate to buy what is one of the best retail-released shooters in recent memory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though this title screams party game, it’s much more fun to play alone than, say, a Mario Party title. Old school is definitely back, and it’s a heck of a good time playing it on a GameCube.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Kirby's Epic Yarn is one of the prettiest games on Wii, and it's also one of the best. The joyous platformer might not be difficult, but it's fun, inventive, and outrageously imaginative.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It offers the most intuitive, polished and entertaining use of the touch screen yet. What's more, it has enough depth to hold a player's attention for hours on end. [JPN Import]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is a party you won’t want to miss.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s packed with content, and even in the later hours I was thrown into areas I had yet to discover. Whether you choose to explore, race, or compete with friends, there’s a home for you in Fairhaven.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A surpremely playable RPG. It has an interesting plot, a refined fighting system, beautiful graphics, a superb soundtrack, and intuitive controls. What's more, it's a long game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For newcomers, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the ideal starting place, with more accessible combat than ever, a vastly improved single-player experience, and some endlessly gentle tutorials. For veterans, the game’s less difficult introduction may prove less enjoyable at the outset, but some extremely fresh evolutionary steps ensure that those feelings are fleeting at best.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Control quibbles aside, Fluidity is a wonderful game. With its clever, Metroid-like level design and novel premise, it is one of the top WiiWare games in recent memory. If you can tolerate some persnickety controls, then you should hop on the Wii Shop Channel and buy Fluidity right now.