NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,742 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 Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
Lowest review score: 10 The Smurfs 2
Score distribution:
1,742 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    No matter how much you love Star Trek, no one can escape the curse of off-screen objects.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A repetitive, bland game that also happens to be the worst use of a license I've ever seen.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If the control issues don't stop you, the tired and overdone level design will.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    More diversity in game modes or a semblance of challenge would have made this game feel like something more than just going through the motions.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The fact of the matter is that unless you are absolutely dying to play an insanely quirky Japanese game about cooking, you should stay far, far away from Cooking Mama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It lacks depth, meaning that you’ll grow tired of it within minutes – even with a friend.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Just too simple for its own good, proving that a fancy presentation isn’t necessarily sufficient to overcome an inherent lack of depth.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The only group I can recommend this game to would be extreme fans of the movie, and judging from the movie's reviews, there won’t be too many of those.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Indianapolis 500 is still fun, but only if you can overlook the very limited scope of the game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    James, I think I speak for us both when I say that Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Explorers of Darkness will only appeal to Pokemaniacs who enjoy incredibly repetitive gameplay, practically GBA-level graphics and sound, and computer partner A.I. that's so dumb you'll want to stab yourself in the eye.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    James, I think I speak for us both when I say that Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Explorers of Darkness will only appeal to Pokemaniacs who enjoy incredibly repetitive gameplay, practically GBA-level graphics and sound, and computer partner A.I. that's so dumb you'll want to stab yourself in the eye.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This is a poor return for the Tony Hawk franchise, and the only bright side to this game is that they might make a better version in the future.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With Junior Classic Games, you are merely presented with icons that don't even describe what the game might be. How is anyone supposed to understand that the "count the dots" game is the giraffe icon? Its presentation flaws like this that make Junior Classic Games fall far short in a crowded genre.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With dodgy controls and horrendous graphics, it's an experience that only the bravest baseball fans should attempt to endure.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Calling falls flat. Its redeeming qualities, such as the interesting story and atmosphere, are neutered by its meandering gameplay.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The unreliability of the button detection and the repetitive shaking of the Wii Remote will have most players fed up sooner rather than later.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Arcade Sports had a lot of potential, but the frustrating control schemes result in a disappointing experience. Considering that all of the game's sports have been done better elsewhere, it is pretty hard to justify a purchase.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While you will have to endure the game's horrible gameplay in order to gain access to this content, those who stick to the game will ultimately be rewarded with a rather satisfying game.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Soccer Bashi feels like a glorified flash game. It's the same game that people have been playing on their phones for years now.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Atrocious for a couple of reasons. Raven can only jump half of her height, but this is probably a license-forced limitation, and it's clear that the game hasn't been tested solidly, as there are sound distortion glitches, as well as one unfortunate bug where the screen turned black but the sound kept playing.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Your daughter might be sufficiently occupied by it if she's too lost in her own fantasies of making out with Drake to realize that the game has nothing to do with the show.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game’s presentation is nothing less than excellent, and its graphics and sound are great too. On the other hand, the control and camera are awful, and the gameplay often fails to deliver on its lofty intentions.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's bland, boring, and frustrating--and once that kicks in, the only thing that will keep anyone playing is sheer tenacity.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Bust-A-Move Universe is a great puzzle game, but unless you're a big fan of the series or a die-hard puzzle fanatic, this is a senseless purchase. You can find similar games online for free or, inevitably, for much cheaper on the 3DS download platforms (when they launch).
    • 42 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    While the game controls moderately well and features the occasional moment of fun, the lackluster and repetitive campaign along with a weak physics engine and graphics, do a great job of making the overall experience a poor one.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Overall, the game's all right. Nothing makes it stand out against Thor or Green Lantern or Transformers or any other of the hundred movie games that came out this year. The game's not bad, it's just not very good.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    If you want to play Tekken against your friends locally on the go, then Tekken 3D Prime Edition is perfect for you. For anyone wanting a decent single-player experience or a consistent online experience, you're better off looking into one of the other fighting games on the system, as Tekken 3D Prime Edition fails both in a single-player experience and online.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Brave is an average movie tie-in game, and nothing more.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Johnny Kung Fu's biggest crimes are likely frustrating difficulty and poor pacing.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ben 10: Omniverse has the elements of a great game. The problem lies in how it balances these aspects. The repetitive and numerous combat sequences left me bored and uninterested, while the puzzles leveraging the large cast of aliens were not that prevalent. Fans of the series may still find something due to the source material, but the common consumer should probably steer clear.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Kersploosh! has some opportunities for fun, but the game is over before its concept gets a chance to shine.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A workable frame rate might have salvaged this uninteresting, watered-down 3DS version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. Instead, the game's single redeeming quality is marred by technical and gameplay problems, leaving it a shallow, unworkable execution of a good idea.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It does look quite impressive and, at moments, some of the features are actually quite cool. Unfortunately, most of the game is underwhelming.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Delivers nothing but tedious micromanagement.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overall, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory for Nintendo DS is just full of problem after problem, but even without the bugs and glitches, the game is simply dull compared to its console counterparts.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Ant Bully is a cookie-cutter collect-a-thon adventure, and the game makes absolutely no attempt to hide it from the player.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A hollow experience that can’t even deliver on its admittedly hokey premise with some mindless bug-bashing fun. The controls are awkward, methodical, and frustrating, while the visuals are a big step back, even by the standards of last generation’s hardware.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are a few good ideas sent to die here, and the overall premise of the game is great, but it's all mired in technical problems and awful mission design.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Godzilla: Unleashed is just awful. Even the biggest Godzilla fans among us should not have to suffer through this piece of trash.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Ratatouille is not really much different in gameplay than most other movie-licensed games; in fact, it may be a bit better since it mooches off an obscure and great source material, Chibi-Robo.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hmm. If you need to distract a rich kid for thirty seconds while you rummage through his backpack for money. If you're a nurse caring for an incontinent who is captivated by the color yellow. Maybe if you're stalking somebody on the development team. In those instances, perhaps a rental is justified. Otherwise, steer clear.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    But my favorite comedian can’t save this rushed DS tie-in. I’ve heard good things about the movie, but I can’t recommend the game.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Almost every aspect of Spider-Man: Friend or Foe falls flat on its face. As a fan of the sandbox style Spider-Man games, I must say I am deeply disappointed that Activision chose to go the easy route instead of giving fans another high quality game. Avoid this game at all costs; it's not even worth a rental.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay shows a few signs of quality in the story missions, but it falls apart in the horrendous driving sections and bland side missions. Ghostbusters die-hards who only have a DS should look into this game, but everyone else should steer clear.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This installment is too marred by low production values to be considered recommendable even for fans of the sport and even considering its budget price.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Miami Nights simply isn't fun. It's highly repetitive, as the entire game is "get money, spend money." Character interactions don't feel realistic in any regard.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Emergency Heroes feels very rushed since there's just not much to it. The entire game took me approximately four hours from start to finish, and that’s four hours too many for something as generic and repetitive as this.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game full of duality. The Hedgehog levels are a lot of fun, and the controls accentuate that. On the flip-side, the Werehog levels are riddled with frustratingly boring combat and gameplay. It never helps that the game can't let go of its ridiculously dumb story.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    While the background tunes are enjoyable and obscure, they don’t match similar title like Lumines(which seems to have been an influence). If you want to experience old-school gaming with a new-school twist, Space Invaders Extreme is EXACTLY how you do it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The flat multiplayer mode cements Pirates: Duels on the High Seas as a mostly respectable technical effort that simply lacks the requisite dynamism and ingenuity to satisfy as a game based entirely on action.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Crash: Mind Over Mutant is a competent platformer. While it leaves much to be desired in terms of depth and level design, fans of the titular Bandicoot or starved DS platform lovers may enjoy it. Others should pass this one by.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With gameplay as shoddy and boring as this, we’d likely quit before the round ended. Bypass Major League Eating: The Game, and save your money for a better meal.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There’s no reason to spend your pennies on CORE when several other, far superior, DS first-person shooters are sitting right next to it, like Call of Duty 4 and Moon.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Flower, Sun, and Rain is largely unenjoyable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Only two, possibly three, of these games are fun, and even then only for very short bursts.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is partially broken, uninspired, and most important of all, boring.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game would’ve been better as a stand-alone Bejeweled cart, with traditional game types like Endless, Time Attack, Vs., etc. As it stands, Galactrix adds way too much unnecessary clutter to the core puzzle game. I know that’s kind of the point, but it just comes off as being unnecessary.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    WarioWare: Snapped! is a lot of fun, but it never really goes anywhere: it is just a demo of what the DSi Camera can do.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There are probably free Flash games on the Internet that approximate these games. It's best to save your Nintendo Points and wait for something worthwhile.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Go Play Circus Star does an admirable job of preserving the fun and excitement of the circus through fun mini-games, and solid Wii Remote and Balance Board controls. However, everything is ruined by the poor decision to force the player to earn the mini-games through forced replay, and an off-putting art style and glitches.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The majority of Ant Nation is a slow-paced, disturbing affair with little variety. It controls well, but that's about the only good thing about it. Unless you're starved for ant simulation games, this should be left on the virtual shelf.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dirt 2 is as vanilla a racer as you're going to find on Wii. There are some unlockable videos and vehicle skins, but this is a very generic package that feels like it was phoned in.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hubert the Teddy Bear: Winter Games is not a worthwhile investment. The game feels very rushed and repetitive, and it would’ve been nice to see Teyon spice up the game a little.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I suppose my question is this: why buy How to Train Your Dragon when you can buy Pokemon games on the DS instead?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Racquet Sports is a great idea, as it takes the great Tennis and Ping Pong parts of the Wii Sports games and gives them the main focus. However, this idea is executed terribly, since the games are malformed versions of their Wii Sports counterparts with a heavy emphasis on mindless gestures, and less emphasis on solid gameplay.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Were the controls, use of characters, and game variety given a boost in quality, Manic Monkey Mayhem could potentially warrant its 800 Wii Point ($8) price tag. With no such improvements in sight, Manic Monkey Mayhem is a WiiWare game to avoid.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Cybertron Adventures has way too many problems to be worth your time. The lackluster and unstable gameplay make the whole experience unfufilling.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    No matter how many modes the game claims to have, Deca Sports 3 is too poorly designed to be entertaining, and when your standard motion controls are better than the enhanced MotionPlus controls, something is horribly wrong here.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is one title that should be skipped regardless if you are a fan of the franchise or not.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Overall, Beyblade: Metal Fusion is a big disappointment for me. The extremely ridiculous storyline is just uninspired, and the battles get monotonous. Fans of the franchise may gain something out of it, but everyone else should stay away.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The combination of the lackluster settings and tedious gameplay makes for a disappointing game. Straight up, Ghost Recon is just a pitiful rail shooter, and with the amount of other good rail shooters on Wii, there is no reason to even think about getting this game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    "Enemies" in this game have absolutely no AI and merely circle a pre-destined path, and you merely are required to avoid them. That’s it. I suppose this is a good thing because actually controlling Zapper is akin to Sisyphus attempting to roll that boulder up the mountain in Hades.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A complete waste of time and money. In the two or three hours it takes to beat the game, there isn’t a single moment of true entertainment or thrill.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A decent amount of fun, but it is way too short and requires little thought or skill. Certainly not a title you should spend thirty bucks on.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Exactly like every other cookie-cutter movie/cartoon-licensed platformer.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Just tedious.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    To sum up Spyro Orange in one sentence: I'd rather slam my fingers in my desk drawer than play those mini-games again.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A formulaic license title. It's a short experience, and for the time that you play it, it's not really much fun, either.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The big problem is that, while everything works, it's tedious, dull, and lacking any sort of excitement that the console game is supposed to have.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay mechanics are very simple, and are designed for very young players. With that said, children who like Winnie the Pooh will probably like this game, if only for the characters.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A mediocre powerup-driven racing game that has one mode of play disguised as three. The "Story" Mode, probably the least painful of the three, can be finished in under an hour of solid play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A game with really low production - you can see that this one hasn't had much time spent on it, and I couldn't really recommend it to anyone - even fans of the show. Go for the much more fun "Lizzie McGuire 2: Lizzie Diaries" if you want to play a Lizzie game. It's still short, but it's much more entertaining.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Lack of subtlety is FIFA Street's serious illness – and it drastically shortens the game's life. When you then begin to get tired of constantly seeing the same animations – which are supposed to be the most accomplished aspect of the game – there is little left to hold your interest.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you have Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly, trade it in for a PS1 Spyro game and hope for the best. But please, do not play this game all the way through. Innocent minds will be lost.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay in Disney’s PK: Out of the Shadows is nowhere near as good as its graphics. The main problem lies in the fact that it is extremely repetitive.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Another gripe is the 3D playfield. It's almost impossible to see the balls behind the balls that are in the front.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Speaking of ill-thought, the controls are maddeningly unresponsive. If it were not for the glitch deaths, all of the frustration would come from repeating the level over and over due to deaths from buggy control response.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    With its plodding gameplay and bizarre design flaws, Disney’s Hide & Sneak is more of a chore to play than an entertaining game. Kids are probably going to look at this game and ask the obvious: "Why doesn’t Mickey just jump over the enemies, or throw some stars or something?"
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unworthy of its namesake, and I really wish the developer had taken its time to study what was great about the original game before starting work on the sequel – the lack of finesse present in CTR really shows.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is a hardest type of game to review, where its substandard qualities are hidden inside the most mediocre and unremarkable package.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A disappointment. The focus on gyroscope controls limits the game's level design and makes it awkward and boring for players who use the Circle Pad. With the aid of the level creator, better levels can be made, but the controls are still bad.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game isn't especially good and I can't recommend it. The developer successfully made a game about summer chores feel like a chore, but I don't know if that was the point.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is not a good game by any stretch, and I should probably mention again that it's a Transformers game that has undercut the core mechanic of the entire franchise: transforming.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In the end, I wouldn't call Samurai Sword Destiny a disaster or even unplayable-it's just extremely repetitious in every aspect of its design and frustrating because of it. I certainly don't like it, but if you want to see what a roguelike brawler looks like, this is a good entry point. All others would do well to avoid this deeply flawed game.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights is interesting only in how miserably it misses the Layton mark. While its presentation is wondrous, the actual game part is terrible. No part of the game succeeds enough to make the other parts worth slogging through. Unless you're hard up for a game that slightly resembles much better games, you are best off avoiding Doctor Lautrec's debut journey at all costs.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If Spirit Camera wasn't so tied to the AR booklet, the experience might be a little better, but the inherent problems with the 3DS' camera sensitivity and being tied to the booklet really drags the game down. Add to that a boring storyline and uninspired puzzles and you're left with a pretty worthless experience. No real reason to pick up this ghost story, folks. The AR games that came with your 3DS are better.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Block Factory is a neat idea that is too ambitious for its own good.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Mad Dog McCree on 3DS might be worth it for folks who want to play the famously awful FMV game and have no other way to do so. But the vast majority of players are better off either ignoring this silly game or tracking it down on a system where light gun games are more fun to play.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Even as a fairly hardcore fan of Spider-Man, I can't recommend the 3DS version. The GameCube Spider-Man games from ten years ago were better than this.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    One especially glaring issue is the game's lack of a way to save your progress mid-challenge in the campaign mode-you must complete the entire challenge in one go. Even more confusing is that the save function is present in the sandbox mode. All of this is especially infuriating when you know the game was delayed for half a year-time that apparently wasn't used to fix its myriad of problems.