NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,791 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 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 10 Cake Ninja 2
Score distribution:
1,791 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good little package. Competitive play just doesn't work as well as it does for some other puzzle games, but it can still be fun in short spurts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    No more worrying about 52 card pick-up or missing pawns. Clubhouse Games provides a compelling collection for nearly everyone. With a full experience of single player modes and multiplayer capabilities, both quantity and quality are well served.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A fine puzzle game by itself, but the people who will really like it are the ones who appreciate things like Dan Hibiki's crazy shenanigans or win quotes like, "Don't you recognize me? Cyberbots is Capcom's #1 game!"
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Shin Megami Tensei IV is a massive, sprawling RPG that features one of the most fun and deep combat systems I’ve seen on the 3DS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Although it may lack a few of the frills of its predecessor, Picross 3D feels like the more polished game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It more than meets expectations, with its addictive gameplay, scorekeeping, and level-selecting all well-suited for GBA gaming on the go.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The AI in this game is the most bipolar I have ever seen. The guards range from pattern-driven goons to superhuman logic machines who can see right through disguises, as if they had X-ray vision.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, while the items and competitions will keep you involved, what really makes the game is, of course, the puppies. Talking to and petting such lifelike little cuties fosters an enormous sense of attachment, and it’s amazing how one of my dogs can make me break into a smile simply by looking at me as we walk.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Variety is king in WarioWare, and while the game does not contain an absurd amount of pointless unlockables, or a true high-score mode for individual games, it is still a ton of fun.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Art Style: PiCTOBiTS is easily one of the best entries thus far in the Art Style series, and is without a doubt one of the best games currently available in the DSi Shop. Players looking for a fun but challenging title can't go wrong with PiCTOBiTS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it feels a bit unfair at times, the true quality of the overall experience still shines through constantly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Professor Layton's escapades are a known commodity by now. The Last Specter does nothing to dilute the brand, offering the same polished gameplay and presentation the series is known for. Throw in London Life, and it is the most robust game in the franchise, more or less containing two games in one.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, while the items and competitions will keep you involved, what really makes the game is, of course, the puppies. Talking to and petting such lifelike little cuties fosters an enormous sense of attachment, and it’s amazing how one of my dogs can make me break into a smile simply by looking at me as we walk.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite its repetitive combat and occasionally cheap save point placement, there’s very little wrong with Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword. It’s stylus control done right, and it’s a beautiful game to boot.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is the most polished game in the Rhythm Heaven series, a series already so well constructed that it has the ability to consume lives. It's occasionally frustrating, frequently hilarious, decidedly beautiful, and monumentally fun. If you own a Wii you need to own this game. Pull it out next time you have friends over; I guarantee it will be more fun than any "party" game, even for those not playing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even if the production values aren’t that great, there’s a lot to love about CastleStorm. The addictive gameplay coupled with the charming visual style and characters make it not only a must-play for Wii U owners, but a must-play for anyone who’s never been introduced to the Tower Defense genre of video games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The tank battles are unexpectedly fun and should be a blast with friends in multiplayer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is exceptional all around. Even the instruction manual pays homage to the classics and is well worth a peek for the ardent fan. Contra fans should buy this game immediately, and action fans in general should seriously consider picking it up.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are way better games than last year’s X/Y while also improving on the Game Boy Advance originals.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fair warning: the game is challenging, and at times you will want to throw your DS against the wall. Regardless, you will likely become addicted to the game's unique traits and simple-yet-fun gameplay.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What Nintendogs does, it does very well. It’s a brilliant design that’s instantly appealing, and it truly can’t be done on any platform but the Nintendo DS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The definitive version of an already great game, and in the shadow of other Final Fantasy releases, should not be missed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While I have my issues with the controls, Kirby Mass Attack is still a joy from start to finish. It might be frustrating, but it's worth the minor control annoyances to work through one of the last great games on the DS.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    VVVVVV is a spectacular game, and while the 3DS version is a little pricier compared to other available options, it's well worth it if you've never played the game before or want it on the go.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is a must-play game. If you’ve enjoyed the previous Shantae games at all, or you just like well-designed platforming action games, this is something special.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good game that features fun gameplay, an entertaining story, an interesting gameplay environment, and plenty of places to explore. You’ll enjoy it if you like exploring a world that feels alive. Its greatest flaw is its sub-par graphics.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Dig is a highly recommended game for those who enjoy platformers with an interesting and unique experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, while the items and competitions will keep you involved, what really makes the game is, of course, the puppies. Talking to and petting such lifelike little cuties fosters an enormous sense of attachment, and it’s amazing how one of my dogs can make me break into a smile simply by looking at me as we walk.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It is the best all-around first-person shooter on Wii.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you liked the original Theathrhythm, this is more of the same with plenty of bonus content. It sucks me in every time I turn it on, to the point where my wife is actually pulling the headphones out of my ears to get my attention. It’s a wonderful game. You should totally play it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Contrary to some expectations, Boktai is a complete and satisfying game that could hardly be called a gimmick. The sun sensor is actually very cleverly integrated into many aspects of the gameplay, and it ends up adding more to the experience than it takes away.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you were burned out on Pearl/Diamond two years ago, I can tell you that these features aren't really reason enough to go back quite yet. But for the rest of you, Pokémon Platinum is the best Pokemon game ever made, and everyone should try it out, especially Pokénewbs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you’re a Wii U owner looking for something to play, you really can’t go wrong here. It’s exactly the kind of game Nintendo does well, and it’s among their best.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Everything you could ever need to create the best microgame on the planet is in Wario Ware D.I.Y. Even if the learning curve is steep, you will be amazed at how much freedom the game offers when it comes to creativity.
    • 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
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you have kids and they love any of the Marvel superheroes, I could definitely recommend this game to them. Otherwise, you can le’go of any hope that this game could be enjoyable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a well-honed, impressive light gun game with high production values and a lot of atmosphere.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite these few setbacks, however, Resident Evil: Revelations is an impressive game that's great fun. Though its contribution to the larger mythos is inconsequential, the game's story mode presents a good challenge and some genuinely hair-raising moments, and Raid Mode is fun, addictive, and rewarding.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ruby & Sapphire are thoroughly upgraded versions with great graphics & sound and tons of new features, even if it's almost the same old game under all of that.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite a few minor flaws, Dawn of Discovery is a very impressive package, and overall, it provides a full-fledged real-time strategy game on the DS without cutting corners.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are way better games than last year’s X/Y while also improving on the Game Boy Advance originals.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you equate a new Layton release to the promise of fresh puzzles, Miracle Mask should fulfill that desire handily, with a year's worth of downloadable daily puzzles coming on top of those already available. However, the game also takes notable advantage of its new handheld home, using a number of narrative and aesthetic devices to weave its refined style of gameplay and emotional, spiraling story into a tight experience that rewards on all accounts.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Stealth Inc. 2 delivers a full product that will leave any puzzle fan wanting more, and they can get it thanks to the long game and the downloadable created puzzles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Without a doubt the most notable game on DSiWare to date and probably the best. It is full of fun and strategy and has tons of replayability, even without the level editing and sharing. If you own a DSi, this is a must.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    MotoHeroz is an extremely addictive title that is very hard to put down. Its stages are challenging, but they will never get you frustrated to turn off your Wii.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There’s a lot of content here, and I can’t recommend Injustice highly enough for both fighting fans and DC enthusiasts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a good balance between the action and RPG elements, and the subtle depth of the battle system is aided by quick weapon selection. Plus, the final dungeon shows that the new dual-character system has some potential for cooperative play in the future.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The sheer volume of content on offer here is quite impressive, as is the presentation.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An enjoyable experience, though clearly flawed in the same way its source material was flawed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Trauma Team is definitely the most accessible game in Trauma Center's history. With an overwhelming amount of variety, an awesome presentation, and solid gameplay, Trauma Team isn't just the best game in the series; it's also one of the best games on Wii.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A highly addictive SRPG that appeals to veterans with its complex battle system and skills tree, while allowing one to customize and micromanage to their heart's content. The amount of things to do in the game is absolutely astounding.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A great game. With a great story and polished cinemas and voice-work, it has a lot for fans, and it gives players considerable freedom to approach the game however they like, either as a single-player or multiplayer experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can't knock the quality of the game, as Vicarious Visions not only made an awesome 3D platformer, they made a great 3DS-exclusive title.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Space Invaders Extreme 2 is a very worthy sequel to the original. If you liked the first game, you should run out right now and buy this one. If you haven’t tried either one, this sequel is a better package overall.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not a game that will likely impress most dedicated gamers, except in the capacity that it is a movie-licensed game that doesn’t suck.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sonic Rush is an excellent pick-up-and-play title that's as addictive as any in the series, and has better graphics, sound, and presentation than any title before it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Pinball Hall of Fame is unapologetically faithful to its source material, and doesn't offer any olive branches to those who have never found pinball compelling. Nevertheless, FarSight Studios has crafted a wonderfully authentic pinball experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Art of Balance Touch! is a remarkable title, and one that would be hard not to recommend to any 3DS owner. It a polished experience, but also a great title to just pick up and play, and the added Endurance mode does a great job of extending the game's life well after all the worlds have been completed.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A score of 80 is a great score for any other developer, but disappointing coming from Rare.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    SteamWorld Dig is a fresh game for the Nintendo eShop and one of the best digital games available on Nintendo's 3D handheld.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mario Kart Wii is ultimately much the same game as Mario Kart DS, but this is forgivable due to its drastically improved online functionality along with some welcome gameplay additions and tweaks.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The gameplay is simple but incredibly deep and addictive.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you don’t want to invest the time to learn the complex controls of football video games or aren’t concerned with learning the rules and nuances of the game, then this is the version for you.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    THUG 2 won't rein in anyone who has disliked the previous Tony Hawk games, but the newest sequel is more than enough to chew on for those of us who already appreciate the series.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Etrian Odyssey II lives up to its predecessor while including several incremental improvements that make the gameplay smoother.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you haven't bought Final Fight One already, you should probably buy two or three copies, just to be safe. Everybody knows they will be the currency of a post-apocalyptic future where cops have periods in the middle of their names and chandeliers fall from the ceiling to reveal delicious roasts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Puzzle game fans should be pleasantly surprised at how the simplistic Bejeweled gameplay is twisted and enhanced to keep engaging your brain.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An insanely hard game. Beating the game will require intimate knowledge of the levels and a mastery of the controls. The title is a breath of fresh air in today's environment of games that can be easily polished off.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    de Blob is defined by its pure unadulterated fun. While it doesn't have the best platforming, the most complicated puzzles, or the most involved action mechanics, as a whole it's something to behold.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Starship Defense stands out as one of the most enjoyable on the DSiWare store.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Siesta Fiesta is a surprisingly neat game for the Nintendo 3DS eShop. The levels can be played in chunks and can be easily selected thanks to a world map.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The final difference between the Xbox and GameCube versions that I'll mention is a horrible oversight in the Displace level.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Brilliant level design and wonderfully gimmicky characters.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite these issues, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is an incredibly charming game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While other games in the Wario Ware series have been packed full of micro-games and unlockables, SaWaRu falls slightly short of the lofty goals set by its predecessors. The overall number of games is smaller, and the fact that some of them are very similar serves to make the list appear even slimmer.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All in all, Art Academy is a work of art in itself. It provides not only some of the soundest art lessons you can obtain, but the tools to apply what you learn as you learn it. It's better than learning from a book, cheaper than paying for a tutor, and a whole lot less messy than its real life alternative.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Screw Breaker, simply put, is a fantastic game. It's the kind of creativity that can only escape from Japan, and yet with such a quirky design, it's surprisingly easy to pick up and play.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies offers around 25 hours of brand-new Ace Attorney content, and most of that content is in-line with the greatness of previous entries while offering a creative take never before seen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Black Ops II on Wii U may amount to the same experience as on other systems, but it remains an impressive game. The aging multiplayer could use more of a twist, but the campaign is top-notch, and even Zombies mode manages a few new things. In the first of what will likely be many appearances on Nintendo's new system, the franchise delivers.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The chain-rod, (though not perfect) as well as the other new features add just enough to keep the formula from getting stale. The fast and exciting gameplay will keep you on your toes and immersed in the game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the idea of playing tackle football on concrete surfaces while wearing baggy pants and adding apostrophes to the end of every word may seem a bit silly, underneath it all is a very solid experience. Any fan of the arcade sports genre will welcome the coming of NFL Street.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderfully unique game that does an excellent job of sucking the player in through both the tense operations and intricate story segments.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While not revolutionary by today's standards, it is easy to understand why the original was groundbreaking in its day.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There aren’t enough words to describe what an incredibly fun experience Dawn of Discovery is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Everything about Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is surprising, from its intricately staged murders and clever humor to its mere existence. Any gamer looking for a good mystery book or a good laugh cannot go wrong with this instant classic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is a respectable entry in the annals of Mario RPG history, even if it doesn’t quite match up well against Mario’s best RPG adventures.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A pretty fun game, although it does feel a bit dragged out and repetitive once in a while. There isn't an auto-save either, so you'll need to remember to save frequently, which can be done from the pause menu.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get over the criminal lack of configurable controls, it’s hard to go wrong with Mega Man Anniversary Collection. The games vary in quality, but even the worst one is pretty good, and the best ones are deservingly legendary.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As this is a prequel and the fate of many characters is already well known, Azran Legacy can’t really hope to compete with the emotional gravity of Lost Future. However, it is an intelligent and engaging addition to the series, bringing together the best of the new and old.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's beautifully constructed, funny, and exciting. It is simply jam-packed with the joy of gaming.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game is outstanding. I would even recommend it above some of the console versions of Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf, for the simple fact that it's tailored so perfectly for a handheld system.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Flux is greater than the sum of its parts, though. It might be very similar to Gaijin Games' first title, but it shows growth - both in the character arc of Commander Video and the evolution of the series.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Paragon 5 and Infinite Dreams did an absolutely bang-up job on this outing, even with the ugly box art.