NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 2,034 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Punch-Out!!
Lowest review score: 10 Cake Ninja 2
Score distribution:
2035 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those of you with social lives, grab this game, take it (and your GameCube, if necessary) to your next party. It'll be a hit and people will love you for it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With no way for Skylanders veterans to dive into the Wii U version without buying the Starter Kit, the best bet may be to stick with whatever system you've been using and wait until the next year's version to consider jumping to Wii U. Skylanders Giants is excellent, and the Wii U version is a fine port, but until the near-field communication technology on the GamePad is used in the game, this version is unfortunately hampered.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A Boy and His Blob looks and plays great, and at forty stages it doesn't wear out its welcome. The main game is just long enough to be satisfying, but there's enough bonus content that you'll be coming back to unlock extra stages and concept art. It's truly meant for all ages and is a must-own title for the Wii.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Beat is one of the best WiiWare titles available, featuring simple, fun, and addictive gameplay. Gamers interested in unique and original games should definitely download this title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The addition of multiple mini-games and more hidden secrets throughout the levels certainly makes up for it not being an exact port.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For those with an interest in either strategy games or RPGs, but not sold on the other, Conquest is the perfect introduction to both.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although the original Trauma Center is a fantastic game, I wouldn't say it's for everyone, due to the extreme difficulty. Second Opinion fixes that issue while providing options to make the game even harder for veteran players.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    World War II buffs will certainly enjoy this game, but if you're looking for a great GameCube shooter, you'll probably want to look elsewhere.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are a lot of things I hate about the Spider-Man 2 game. The movie-based missions are horrible, the graphical quality is wildly inconsistent, and the game is infested with bugs and glitches. Yet the game's primary strengths are enough to make it enjoyable in spite of its shortcomings.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The truly sad part is that Lock's Quest is just a few design tweaks away from being a fantastic game. All the ingredients are here, but the overzealous chefs at 5th Cell screwed up the recipe.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While my review may seem overly positive, the game's small number of flaws are incredibly frustrating at times. That said, if you feel you can look past a few missed opportunities and a flawed but fun combat system, I can't see why you wouldn't enjoy The Last Story. Just don't expect it to be as genre defining as previous Sakaguchi titles.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Boxboy is another 3DS eShop gem that, if we’re lucky, will be the start of a new downloadable series in the same vein as Pushmo.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    On the whole, Undercover is the most polished LEGO game I’ve ever played. The humor, while often hokey, works alongside the gameplay in a manner that makes the game charming for its long campaign. LEGO City Undercover isn’t the game to save the Wii U from its recent dearth of games, but it is still a solid, fun romp for anyone who has an affinity for LEGO games.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are annoyances here and there, but Kirby: Triple Deluxe is still a strong entry in the Kirby franchise.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a fun and unique puzzle game can't go wrong with BOXLIFE; however, the game does become overwhelmingly difficult as players reach the game's toughest levels.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Geometry Wars: Galaxies will appeal to fans of arcade-style gameplay. It keeps its action simple, but intense.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Wii Fit is a great supplement to your existing exercise routine, but I don’t think it will ever replace a gym membership and proper eating. However, it does provide at least one very unique experience: the improvement and awareness of your center of balance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s pretty decent, and acts as an overall solid choice for any rhythm game player. Unfortunately, while perfectly serviceable, it’s not nearly as good as the other Western-released series games in any way – other than minor non-rhythm game side content.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Core is another solid entry in the Bit.Trip series, but it maintains most of the issues of its predecessor (long levels, difficulty, busy visuals). If you loved Bit.Trip Beat, getting this is a no-brainer.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles My Life as a King is a deep and engrossing title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It seems obvious, now, that this game is for the hardcore Need for Speed fan. If you love the series, get it; it's a marked improvement.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With its all charm, highly polished design, and uncharacteristic longevity, Kirby's newest adventure should appeal to anyone who isn't afraid of the cuteness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I’m not sure how much I can recommend this HD remake for people who already got their Revelations fill on the 3DS, but if you haven’t played it before, Wii U is the way to go.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it's a bummer that the quirks of Crashmo didn't make a return, no one really loses when Pushmo World is so wonderfully crafted, with awesome puzzles and excellent new twists.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's a really good game here, just know your frustration point and be ready to jump out when it gets there.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NBA Jam is a very faithful revival of a long-lost favorite.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Other M doesn't get good until you slog through the over-baked story; if you can handle that, you'll be in for a real treat of a game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Much of Devil Survivor 2 is a close replication of a handful of solid concepts. Losing time in its fundamentals and the sheer amount of subsequent content-a package structured across dozens of hours-is as easy as it is rewarding, but enjoyment of that concept will likely vary depending on how long and how many times you've traveled that road.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you are prepared to deal with many annoyances but seek an original and mostly enjoyable play experience, you'll be well served by Scribblenauts.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite the good presentation and fun aspects of the game, the underlying poor design dirties up the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite my difficulties connecting to people online, Dead or Alive Dimensions is an excellent and entertaining game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Even the moments of relative calm are intense.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Nintendo fans have a right to be excited about any main-series Final Fantasy game coming to their systems, but this excellent two-pack is simply irresistible, a must-have for any handheld RPG fan.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As everything Tri was and more, Ultimate in its portable form is a must-have, at least for Monster Hunter fans. Being able to bring the game’s immersive world with you where ever you go is a truly incredible experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game has virtually limitless replayability thanks to the free paint mode, which is accessible right from the start of the game. All in all, this is an excellent piece of software.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is probably room for more features, but as a simple record of crossword history, the game works well. For crossword junkies it's a no brainer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a wonderful Create-a-Superstar mode, a good Story Mode, solid gameplay, and most of the other features found in recent wrestling games, WWE Day of Reckoning should be judged favorably with all other WWE games.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s addictive and elegant in its simplicity, and the geometric world is bizarrely engaging.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As we come to the end of the year, I figured there’d be an Atlus-published strategy RPG on my game of the year list; I just never imagined there’d be two. But Stella Glow made beautiful music with my heart, and you definitely need to pick it up and get that soundtrack CD.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite the occasional frame rate issue and immense challenge, Jotun is a game that lovers of old school action adventure titles will love. Combining beautiful, hand drawn visuals with immensely rewarding gameplay, I loved the time I spent with it. It’s a game that draws players in with its beauty, and keeps them coming back with smart boss design and a feeling of accomplishment that few games today manage to grasp.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is one beautifully crafted game and an extremely well put together crossover.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It retains about the series' penchant for easy and accessible gameplay wrapped in a retro package. Its simplicity and lack of additional modes could harm long-term enjoyment, but BIT.TRIP VOID is brimming with creative ingenuity that shouldn't be missed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Monster Tale is a fantastic action game stinted by pedestrian exploration. Fortunately, consistently engaging combat and pet evolution systems temper the game's overreliance on backtracking, and its pleasant visuals and soundtrack suit the game well.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Puzzle-platforming with a twist that repeats itself over and over and over.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whimsical Mario remixes fill the background as you work and play. New downloadable puzzles and challenges offer continuing content to extend the title, giving you something to come back to when the main game is eventually over.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With top-notch graphics and sound that believably invoke the Metroid series, not to mention some really cool pinball innovations that incorporate many trademark features of the series, this game really does feel like a seamless, if unlikely, merging between classic arcade pinball and the creepy-cool Metroid Prime series.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Regardless of length, the game provides for a satisfying experience while it lasts, with puzzles neither seeming too hard or too easy. Fans of puzzle games in general, and particularly those in the vein of Capcom's Zack & Wiki, won't regret picking this one up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    People new to the franchise will appreciate the efforts taken to acclimate them to the mythology and mechanics of Wayard, but the lack of nostalgia might diminish the title's overall appeal.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While The Screaming Narwhal is merely an introduction, and provides no clear conclusion, it's still a fun adventure that fans of the series will enjoy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Teslagrad may have been a long time coming on Wii U, but it was worth the wait.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Zen Pinball 3D is a polished experience that will please pinball and video game fans alike. Despite its conservative take on pinball, as compared to games like Devil's Crush, it still offers an enjoyable experience that is worth any 3DS owner's time.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Little Inferno is terrific the way it is, and doesn't need to conform just to fit inside a box. In the end, it's enough to just snuggle up around the fire and keep it well fed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The end result is a slower-moving game with plenty to see and do.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mini Ninjas may not blow down any doors, but it is unique and very well executed. It's also fun, with appealing visuals and interesting environments designed for exploration. In some places, the game may fall a little bit short, but don't let that fool you. In the end, it's all Ninja, and not to be underestimated.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A pleasant experience that can become frighteningly addictive. There’s nothing quite like the joy of seeing your hen lay a golden egg after months of pampering, and a hundred other little events are similarly fulfilling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s a clever little romp to play around for a few hours, and it’s a fine way to spend a couple of days trekking through dungeons and finding new cards and pieces of paper.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The rush you get from tearing through endless enemies and escaping impossible situations is what ultimately matters, and you will get it in the DS version.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Siege of Spinner Cay will tide you over, but it won't blow you away.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Another excellent side-scroller with a special focus on variety.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The improvements made in de Blob 2 make it a much stronger game than the first, but likely won't be enough to convince players who were jaded after the first game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Band Hero is clearly aimed at a very specific audience, and for that audience it's a goldmine of content that they'll enjoy. For guys like me, who actually like rock music, I'll stick with something a little more hardcore.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, the faults of Lego Star Wars can be forgiven just to play as a Lego General Grievious swinging four lightsabers, or as Yoda bouncing around, or as Chewbacca.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails is quite an engaging game, but you need to learn it to fully understand it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Partially wasted license aside, Spider-Man 3 is a fluid, fun, refined handheld game that clearly benefits from being the developer's fourth Spidey game on the system in less than three years.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories fills a gap in the Wii's horror lineup, and it does so with finesse and substance. It is a game that can be appreciated by anyone craving a good psychological thriller that makes good use of motion controls and in doing so, appeals directly to the Wii's core audience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with the occasionally crushing difficulty, it’s hard not to love 3D Fantasy Zone. It’s not only an interesting footnote in Sega history and a fantastic port, but a unique and charming shooter that still holds up today.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The mechanics and presentation are well-executed, and there is an absolutely intimidating amount of content.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    So despite its brevity and frustrating par times, MSF is one of the best games in the eShop library, and a pleasant surprise at the end of 2011.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Rock Band 3 for DS isn't the revolution that the home console version is, but it's still a fun rhythm game in its own right. If you love games like Amplitude and Frequency, then check this game out.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It will appeal to both the old-school THPS fans (like me) and the newer crowd who are more familiar with the post-THPS3 games. For skating fans who like gaming on the go, Proving Ground is a worthy choice.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The game never allows a dull moment, and it will keep players engaged with its fast-paced antics.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The finest and most accurate Simpsons game produced to date. Although, some of the gameplay elements wear thin after a while, you won’t have time to notice through all the giggling you’ll be doing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Extreme Exorcism is a fun game bolstered by an extraordinarily unique concept.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A great game is nestled inside of this package, but some of the quality of life deficits that may have been acceptable in the Genesis days are a bit of a sore spot now. Still, there’s not a lot like it on Wii U so it’s worth taking for a spin.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Shift DX is a no-nonsense platformer with simplistic graphics, single-screen puzzles, and straightforward progression. The focus on shifting shows the depth of that concept, as the levels rarely feel stagnant and regularly add new twists as you go deeper. This is a fun platformer that’s easy to get lost in.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Denpa Men could be considered "old school" in this way, a quality that may make the downloadable game an appealing distraction to some, but its surplus of unchanging RPG content drags on the novelty of the experience with time. Like any crayon, The Denpa Men quickly becomes dull.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    In fact, it feels fresher and more compelling with each new level.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fun if you're not sick of doing this over and over and over in the previous games. It's a great presentation, but individual mileage may vary.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The big change in Dream Champ Tournament is the boss stages. Unlike the previous GBA title, which simply had Klonoa and the bosses duke it out, you now have to race the bosses. This fits well with the "tournament" aspect of the story, if you're paying any attention to it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Yoshi's Woolly World is the best Yoshi game I have ever played. The controls feel extremely solid and the gameplay quirks just keep coming that makes it a unique experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absurd, playful, arcade-like experience.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The combination of online classic Bomberman play and unique mini-games make Touch! Bomberman Land a highly recommended purchase. [JPN Import]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot more dialogue than some adventure players may be used to, but the characters have wonderfully distinct personalities. (Who doesn't love an old woman with an eyepatch drinking at the bar?)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures is another fun retro-inspired title that’s definitely worth a look if you’re looking for a challenging platformer on the eShop.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Definitely one of the best WiiWare titles yet, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth is well worth your time and money.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Awesome. It could even be considered the GBA's "Ikaruga."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a great introduction to the series and a great game period. If you have a Circle Pad Pro, I can't recommend it higher.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The core game remains enjoyable.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The size and pliability of the Final Fantasy music library ultimately allows for the game's extensive and difficulty spanning interpretations of each track, and fosters as fulfilling an experience as almost anything else on the 3DS.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was really surprised by how much content Age of Empires: Mythologies contains, and the game itself is fun and inventive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    First-time platform gamers will enjoy this, but veterans expecting a perfect port may feel a little cheated at first.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you love the Rabbids or just want a great game for your Wii, don't hesitate and take the Rabbids home.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It is easily the hardest videogame ever made, and is likely going to be an exercise in frustration for all but the most expert gamer.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Since Apollo's adventure builds upon the Phoenix Wright trilogy and the original remains the best, playing the Ace Attorney series in order remains my recommendation.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ingenuity behind the cases mixed with the ability to play every part of the game with four players and tweak difficulty settings make Guilty Party a title worth pursuing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Swords & Soldiers HD is surprisingly fun, and I’m glad I played it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A competent shooter that gains most of its value from its outstanding creation tools.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing is a fun game. It might not be as polished as Mario Kart, but it is definitely worth mentioning in the same breath as Nintendo's series.