NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 2,223 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 3.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Bit.Trip Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Lowest review score: 10 Cake Ninja 2
Score distribution:
2227 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is no shortage of appeal to this game for those who can appreciate a classic dungeon crawler. Unfortunately for non-fans, there isn’t much else on the table.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An amusing caper, but not an epic adventure like Rayman 2. Rayman 3 has some very strong qualities, but its brevity just cannot be ignored.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s not for everyone, but if it’s for you, it’s a gaming experience you won’t likely forget.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The lack of link play makes the game’s replay value pretty slim.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s jam-packed with clever little touches, and only really disappoints in that it has to end.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It may be too soon after LEGO City Undercover to truly appreciate LEGO Batman 2. Playing them nearly back-to-back accentuates the similarity of the core gameplay, and makes the many-reprised assets, actions and animations stick out. But if you have skipped the superior Wii U exclusive earlier, or you are hungry for more of the same, or you're looking for a co-op experience or if you simply need your LEGO games to be Batman-flavored, then LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is a solid option.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Thunderflash are really great games, but they aren't for newcomers in the slightest. The game expects you to have played the previous entries and that you know what happened to the various characters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Like its predecessors, it's an action-platforming player's dream come true. The action is fast and intense, and it doesn't often let up. Those who have played and enjoyed the first two games in the series will find this third installment just as much fun, although just a hair less difficult.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This 3D Classic is surprisingly good given the base material. I actually recommend it highly. Try playing with classic controls first, then custom controls, and see how much different the experience is. As somebody who'd simply dismissed the game up until now, I'm glad I had the chance to play it because Kid Icarus is unexpectedly enjoyable.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A clever, charming Metroidvania with some intense platforming bits, Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut is a must play for fans of the genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All you need to know is that it is a great action platformer that introduces awesome new ideas while oozing with style, personality, and fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Super Little Acorns 3D Turbo is a fun 3DS eShop title. It's not quite the cream of the crop on the download platforms, but as a platformer, it is fantastic and worth checking out. It is a polished, amusing title from start to finish.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    FIFA 08 is a good rendition of a game design from a couple of generations ago that has been enhanced with a few modern tweaks, like online play and touchscreen controls. The gameplay might seem a little lacking in depth and strategy when compared to the 3D sports games most players are used to, but in terms of handheld gaming it provides a fun experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Comparing Arms to Mario Kart 8 with regards to the online experience comes out favorably, though, as Arms’ fresher gameplay style and highly polished online lobbies and infrastructure makes it a more active and engaging online affair. Even with the Grand Prix drawbacks, Arms is a fantastic start to a new franchise. Time will tell if Arms truly has legs, but it’s definitely firmly planted at launch.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Usually, it's a pretty safe bet that a DS version of a Flash game isn't a good deal. However, WordJong has some new features and comes in at a great budget price.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A very fun, classic game that delights in its streamlined, simple appeal. The gameplay avoids most of the conventions associated with modern day platformers, especially Wii platformers, but the new additions and ideas are placed tastefully without getting in the way of the classic feel of the franchise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are up for a meaty platformer, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World will keep you entertained throughout February.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you've long finished Zelda and Super Paper Mario just didn't hit the spot, appease Mick Jagger by making your next Wii game a black one. Maybe Nintendo will soon follow with the console itself.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I was positively crestfallen when I exited the menu to find that my car design didn't stay put.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It is only the production values: graphics, music, and pedigree that make this game stand out. At its heart, Final Fantasy III is a dated and mediocre RPG that will only please the most die-hard Final Fantasy fans. [JPN Import]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's a game that does a few things extremely well and a lot of things competently, but the fact that everything is so well integrated is probably the most impressive...It's fun and brilliantly produced, with plenty to do and see.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There is very little depth, and although the multiplayer mode holds promise as a fun pick-up-and-play diversion at parties, there are better wrestling games, and better fighting games to be had. [Import]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It was fun then, it's still fun now, and if this is a taste of what's to come in future 3D Classics titles then I'm greatly looking forward to them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tappingo 2 should not be missed by 3DS puzzle game fans, especially those who like Picross. This is an excellent choice for those looking for something to add a little variety to their 3DS library.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There is a lot to like about the Switch version of Human Resource Machine. If you’ve never played it before, there is no better place to play it. The control options are sublime with the added benefit of taking it anywhere. The biggest issue of this game remains what it is as a game. There isn't a ton of variety, but the puzzles themselves are quite clever and keep you entertained for quite while. If you ever wanted to be a programmer in a strange abstract world, your craziest wish has been granted.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of retro gaming and can manage to wade through the filler, Retro Game Challenge provides ample challenge and enjoyment. Marred somewhat by its execution, though, I cannot recommend the game for everyone. It appeals to a niche audience, but that audience will find it to be very rewarding.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The unique control scheme makes for an interesting change and a lot of fun, while the extra challenge modes provide incentive for much replay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    DSiWare is hardly a service lacking in puzzle games. If you're looking for one that stretches your imagination a bit, and makes you think outside the box, you can do much worse than DodoGo. It's a colorful game with personality, which will certainly have you scratching your head as you play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Story and presentation take a backseat in favor of an incredibly intricate class-based role-playing experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s just something about watching your army haul back a bounty from a hard day’s work that’s very satisfying.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Number Battle may be a niche title, but don’t let that discourage you from trying one of the most enjoyable games in the DSiWare Store.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It looks incredible, sounds great, and plays beautifully...what's not to love? If you haven't yet tried out this excellent series, this is the best game to start on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Each game in Jackbox Party Pack 4 is a winner - something I’ve never said about a Jackbox pack before. These games don’t have convoluted rules and are super easy to jump right into, with each one being a great time even if you’re flailing and not scoring any of the requisite points required to win. The variety also makes it versatile for different groups, and if you’re searching for a solid party game on Switch, this might just be the one to break out during the holidays.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sleeper hit. The game tells a very engaging story through a pretty good game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I would be remiss to close this review without mentioning the fantastic music of F-Zero GP Legend. You like classic F-Zero Tunes? They are all here, except Death Wind. Like some of F-Zero X’s music? Some of that is here too. Want to hear new stuff? You’re golden. It is still a pleasure to listen to F-Zero’s music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Inazuma Eleven GO Chrono Stones: Wildfire and Thunderflash are really great games, but they aren't for newcomers in the slightest. The game expects you to have played the previous entries and that you know what happened to the various characters.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After Starship Defense and Art Style: Digidrive, it was certainly nice to see Q-Games take a different approach with their latest game. While the repetitive nature of the game may discourage some players, those who stick to their guns are bound to find an enjoyable experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Although the artwork is very pretty and the gameplay feels good, there really isn't anything too ground-breaking here. Playing through the game really made it feel much more of a throwback title rather than a new boundary-pushing adventure. This in no way means that the game is boring or that there aren't any surprises, just more of a tried and true experience. If you are longing for some retro action, this game's got it all. The beautiful art, killer soundtrack and punishing difficulty really help the game deliver on what the developer set out to make, a solid action-platformer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The conspiracy plotline is great, and the game has a good mix of serious and light-hearted moments. It can be quite engaging at times, and it’s easy to find yourself playing just to find out what happens next.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While you're still playing a regular old game of football, the variety of ways that you can play that game is grand and makes this a terrific title for casual football fans of any age.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gun
    Many of its gameplay mechanics are clearly inspired by the ones found in "GTA: SA," but sadly, Gun doesn't reach that game's overall level of quality, especially in terms of longevity. Even though Gun is very challenging on the harder difficulty settings, it can be beaten in less than ten hours.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These kinds of games are not for everyone, and some people may not like ZombiU due to its high level of difficulty or clunky combat. However, if you appreciate the qualities of the older Resident Evil games, the challenge of a game like Dark Souls, and the exploration of a Metroid-style world, this game is absolutely for you. Enter the survival horror.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The first chapter of Minecraft: Story Mode is a fun start to a five episode series.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While Shutshimi is obviously meant to be a party game, it’s very fun for the solo gamer as well. Once you start learning what items do what, you’ll be able to avoid the ones you dislike and grab the ones you dig. Shushimi is a nice surprise—I highly recommend it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The recurring hitches and long load times combined with the subpar graphics make this entry a poor one for Nintendo fans.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Aside from the griffin sequence, there’s not a lot holding Darksiders: Warmastered Edition down. It remains an excellent heavy metal homage to Zelda games that’s satisfying and quite lengthy. I enjoy it more than its sequel, although that’s also a great game. The only real downside is that this game is on the Wii U, not the Switch, so it probably won’t get the attention it deserves.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is full of hit-or-miss additions that don't make a huge difference to the gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overcooked’s success is based primarily in its varied take on a simple concept. In every stage, the goal is to just make meals, but clever, nigh-endless obstacles and twists complicate things, forcing new strategies and tactics to be tested and used. Up until the bitter end, the diversity of levels and concepts is glorious. The fast-paced cooking might get stressful, but that also makes success all the more tasty. If you can find the right team of cooks and overlook a lower framerate, Overcooked on Switch is glorious.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not be for everyone, but if you’re hankering for a good old-fashioned dungeon crawler, it’s a Nintendo 3DS eShop game worth checking out.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though short, Klonoa makes for a fantastic addition to the Wii library. With its beautiful new visuals, additional modes, and extremely challenging bonus rooms, Klonoa veterans as well as platformer fans would do well to pick up this budget-priced title.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A complete port of the original. It has every enemy, every weapon, and every single level - even the secret ones.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chronicles of Mystara isn’t anything revolutionary. More than anything else, it represents the final evolution of a dying arcade genre from the era directly before that genre ceased to be relevant.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    New Blood is a wonderful game that combines a compelling story, challenging gameplay with fully adjustable difficulty, and plenty of variety and longevity. It’s perfect for fans of Second Opinion, while the cooperative mode and optional tutorials make it easier for new players to learn.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There will come a point where you'll need to overcome some big challenges to unlock the last few stages, but by that point enough content will be available to where you'll have played more than your money's worth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale isn’t a long game. You can finish the main story in around three hours, and all of the end game content in about four or five hours. Nevertheless, its charming story and exceptional presentation make it more than worth your time, especially if you’re fond of Japanese monster flicks from the 60s and 70s.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A decent game that is tarnished only by its lack of emphasis on both its plot and music. The story, in its present state, leaves much to be desired, and the audio is recycled time and time again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The polygonal, disembodied head of Ryuta Kawashima acts as your personal coach, and his quips are actually pretty amusing. Challenges are stripped down to just include what's necessary, and there's not much to fault, in that sense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Luigi U makes for a package that feels more like a full expansion pack than just another piece of DLC.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, Square-Enix still hasn't nailed the multiplayer component, and the obvious faults in its single-player gameplay will turn off most everyone else.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    3D Galaxy Force II can’t escape its arcade roots, which translate into a short and shallow experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tetrobot and Co. is an adorable puzzle game for the Wii U eShop.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knytt Underground is quite a spectacle with great looking environments and solid gameplay mechanics.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t look at the license and figure it’s some kid game – there’s a whole lot of meat to this package.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Green Day: Rock Band is a well-presented game, but unless you're a Rock Band junkie or a die-hard fan of the band there isn't much of a reason to pick it up. Still, it's tough to deny the game's merits even if you don't care for the subject matter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baseball fans that don’t like baseball videogames might be interested in this one, and videogame fans that don’t like baseball might find this an attractive title as well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    American Wasteland ends up being yet another sequel that feels more like an expansion pack, but when the levels are this big and well designed, that's not such a bad thing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A lot of fun with a group of friends, but only after you've put the time in to unlock all the mini-games, or if you have an SD card and access to the Internet to download a completed save file.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Wii U version of Nihilumbra isn’t the game’s first picnic on a console, but it never really got the publicity it deserved. If you’ve passed it up previously, don’t sleep on this game now that it’s on the Wii U, just have some kittens handy to provide a dose of happiness afterward.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The problem is that they haven’t invested nearly as much time in the game that exists underneath the control scheme. The AI, the playbooks, and the presentation are still inexorably rooted in the PS2 design that might have been compelling four years ago but which is now really starting to show its age.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the main thrust of Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is probably the most polished and enjoyable WWII experience on GameCube, its lack of replay value may still only warrant a rental.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toki Tori 2 demands a lot from players, more than the vast majority of modern games do. We have come to rely on games holding our hands and pointing out what to pay attention to as soon as we come across a puzzle, before we've had the chance to work it out. Allow Toki Tori 2 to remind you just how satisfying it can be to solve a clever puzzle entirely by yourself. This opportunity is all too rare today.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This newest title is fun to play, which is the incredibly important, but in the wrestling world, presentation is 50% of the product, and the presentation in XIX still needs work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the oddities, the lackluster graphics, and the moronic character design, Pool Paradise is simply a great pool game that doesn’t disappoint.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For anyone with an affinity for sea life and an appreciation of gaming at a slower pace, Endless Ocean: Blue World is a must purchase - especially since it's hitting stores for a low initial MSRP of $29.99. Regardless, Endless Ocean: Blue World is a great game rife with content, and it's a steal at any price.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you appreciate action games with major puzzle and strategic elements, then March of the Minis is for you. In particular, the game is perfect for players interested in level design.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The game won me over when I started picturing one of my 10-year old cousins playing Strawberry Shortcake on her DS. In my daydream she looked like she was having fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Art Academy takes both franchises in a weird direction, but the true miracle is that it makes a more entertaining experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is a moderately fun, addictive quality to the single-player game as you churn through the objectives and gain familiarity with the expansive levels. The online features hold immense potential but so far seem crippled by sheer lack of participation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall I was really impressed with the quality of games included in Jackbox Party Pack. All but one of them are very solid experiences that can always dish up a fun time. I was literally on the floor laughing during a game of Word Spud, and every other game brought out the best (and worst) of my friends and family. Of course your mileage will vary by how many people you can play with, so make sure to invite many friends to the party if you want to truly have an event to remember.


    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are moments where it can feel more than a bit uninspired, and many times the tasks Red and company have to take on seem beyond trivial. The difficulty is sorely lacking. The gameplay needs more diversity. And while the story is enjoyable it's hardly award winning. Yet, at some point in the second half of the game I found myself having a pretty good time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knights in the Nightmare, while complicated, is an excellent game worthy of players' time and effort.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid RPG with the refreshing active battle system the series is famous for. If you are a fan of the genre, this one is tough to pass up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a fantastic game, especially if you like following the misadventures of Mystery, Inc.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, LEGO Harry Potter is a cute and fun game, but the self-imposed limitations of the block-building franchise take away any sense of freedom or adventure. What's left is a very simple hack-and-smash puzzle-action game, perfect to play with younger family members, but not one for people looking for an epic, all-out Harry Potter experience. LEGO veterans may see past issues I have with those restrictions, but as a first-timer they definitely stood out to me.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you’ve never experienced Toki Tori before, this 3DS remake is worth checking out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Antipole is a very fun, imaginative platformer with lots of content and a great premise. DSi and 3DS owners would be silly to pass it up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even with its issues, Ketzal's Corridors is still a good eShop title. If you loved ThruSpace, this is more of that same gameplay. It's not quite on the same level as the top-tier eShop titles, but if you're looking for a good high-score game, Ketzal's Corridors is definitely worth your time and money.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that desperately tries to be different, but it just ends up making itself frustrating in areas that should be simple.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A darned fun game. Unless you're a hardcore soccer nut, though, it probably won't beckon you while you're away. However, it's an excellent experience, particularly while playing with friends.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The campaign is tired and played out for returning players, but for those who love Wii controls, the multiplayer is just as addicting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The performance was good – testing at multiple times, and against players on multiple continents, only one match ended up in a slideshow and that was before launch. Following launch, the netcode was stable and didn't drop, even if the game was being controlled by a Twitch chatroom.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bubble Bobble Plus would be the ultimate Bubble Bobble experience, were it not marred by the lack of any kind of save or password feature. It’s enjoyable, no doubt, until you realize that you have to start at stage 1 every time you start it up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Controlling Spyro hasn't improved. It’s still incredibly awkward trying to control him while gliding, as he'll go zooming off all over the place with the slightest touch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great action game where players get to use a variety of gadgets to stop the wholly-evil Dr. Drakken from initiating his half-baked world domination plan.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A few frustrating moments and some jittery split screen action aside, Lego Star Wars III has sold me on the Lego series of games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, I appreciate the story behind the development of this port more than I appreciate the game itself. M2's attention to details and their efforts to give players an authentic experience are to be commended, but I wish the game were more deserving of the lavish care put into it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Metal Slug 3 is a great game to have on your Switch. It doesn't feature the best emulation, and the controller options could be clearer, but deep down it is a very solid game full of delicious, sweet eye candy. The ability to play on the go and on your TV seamlessly is definitely a plus, and the overall quirkiness of running and gunning your way through the game will be something you will never forget.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, Ittle Dew 2+ is a good game with unfortunate flaws. While the puzzle aspect is top-notch, the action can feel a little inconsistent at times. The biggest problem I felt it faced is its lack of dynamic gameplay. Although it encourages you to explore to find hidden items, the game is basically "Go to this dungeon, now go to this dungeon" until the very end. Besides that though, I really did enjoy my time playing and laughing through the quirky story and it's undeniable charm. Sure it's not exactly Zelda, but Ittle Dew (2+).

    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Yo-kai Watch is a surprising hit that builds on itself the more you play, demanding more thought and focus than its cheery exterior suggests.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. was enjoyable, but it suffers from some severe pacing problems.

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