NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 2,036 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 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 10 Flapp & Zegeta
Score distribution:
2037 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    This is the perfect date game on two-player mode, and if you have a soft spot for the wonders of domestic tranquility, you'll have a great time playing this game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A bite-sized Metroid-like experience, Xeodrifter is a fun, exploration-heavy adventure from start to finish.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros. Edition is, in itself, a bit of a puzzle. It’s definitely interesting and a great shake-up of the Puzzle Quest formula, but you’ll spend as much or more time not playing a match-three puzzle as you will playing it, if that makes sense—especially if you’re playing Puzzle & Dragons Z.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Cosmophony is not a perfect game, but a very entertaining one at the very least.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The main story may seem to end right as it starts getting good, but the jobs are worth staying around for, making Fantasy Life a lengthy and interesting simulation RPG.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    HarmoKnight is a Game Freak product, through and through. While its nods to Pokémon are apparent in unlockable content and a Gengar-esque antagonist, the truth behind my assumption is actually buried a little deeper.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Scribblenauts Unlimited is a polished and fun launch. It is the purest realization of what makes the series so fun to date, and proves that, after so many portable iterations, Scribblenauts might actually be best suited for the TV and Nintendo's Wii U GamePad.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All gripes aside, Legendary Warriors is a nicely formed package that does a good job of continuing the movie's story. If you’re a fan of the movie you will definitely get a kick out of this. Who couldn’t use a bit more panda?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Its simple presentation may deter players who like a bit more pizzazz and graphical flare, but an entertaining game with lastability awaits those who decide to pick it up. [JPN Import]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A fun and frantic action game that lacks polish. If you’re a Star Wars fan and/or enjoy blowing stuff up, it’s well worth your attention.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unless you’re starved for “tactical” action, there is little reason to buy Conflict: Desert Storm 2. While it is an improvement over the first one, the two games are largely identical and suffer from the same identity problem.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is a little shallow, but the real draw of Project X Zone is the localization as something like 90 characters are represented and the dialogue between them is a real hoot.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sega’s new compilation features a slew of titles that not only stand the test of time, but have also been enhanced for the 3DS.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are several extremely frustrating issues with this incarnation of Animal Crossing. That said, what was written in the beginning of this review still holds true: the core game is still extremely charming.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Cubello is definitely shallower and less sublime than Orbient, with at least one glaring design flaw and unfortunate sound design. Nevertheless, it can still be a fun diversion, and it does manage to present a unique sort of puzzle gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dirt 2 is by no means a bad game, but when compared to other games on the platform – more specifically from Firebrand themselves – it feels a little stale.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, the game is very short. It's feasible to finish the game with close to 100 percent on your first playthrough in five hours or less.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's Mr. Pants is a puzzle game that doesn't entertain because it requires far too much effort to just get into the groove of it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Hardly a "must own" game, but it's surprisingly good stuff considering it's based on a big-budget movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A fine installment to the series. However, it remains a very basic platformer whose ideas lack originality and, in many ways, feel a little out of date.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 is a better version of last year's game. It fixes some of the flaws in the previous version, and adds new modes on top of it. This is what you should expect from an annualized sports game, and while it introduces some problems of its own, it offers a solid soccer experience for the 3DS.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Like the skill trees, the combat system is surprisingly Diablo-esque.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A really good tennis game, primarily due to its variety of satisfying game modes. Unfortunately, the game is weighed down by several glaring flaws.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The gameplay is decent, though somewhat repetitive, and players really feel like they’re controlling the Z characters in a heated battle. If your kid is a fan of the show, or you’re secretly one yourself, this is one of the best DBZ games on the market.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For a low price, you'll get hours of content to enjoy. And while seasoned Picrossers won't find a wealth of new features in Picross e, that doesn't take away from the fun to be had; it just leaves you wanting more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even with nearly ten games in the LEGO series, the formula is still as captivating as it was from the first day.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Wii version is definitely not the best one available, but if you have no alternative, this is a fun and very lengthy adventure to enjoy on your Wii after Zelda has been exhausted.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The relatively small selection of tracks, lack of track variety, and laughable amount of bonus content are potential negatives for those on the fence, but the bottom line for this Guitar Hero game is that you either like Aerosmith or you don't.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    On the one hand, the games included in Metal Slug Anthology are a blast, they're translated perfectly from the arcade, and they're just as fun, over-the-top, and well-designed as they were ten years ago. On the other hand, this is a stripped-down package with no meaningful extras to speak of, its Wii-specific control options are an almost complete bust, and the lack of Classic Controller support is puzzling to say the least.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you loved the original, it’s totally worthwhile.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re starved for some FPS love on your DS, you might want to give this game a shot. However, even its predecessor provides a more engaging experience, not to mention a few other notable DS titles, specifically Moon.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Epic Mickey is a game that falls short in the part that counts: the gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Though it comes off feeling low-tech (and it is, really), Revenge of the Sith for the DS is more or less on equal footing with the GBA version it shares so much in common with. The 3D multiplayer mode may well be worth the $10 price difference...but only if you’ve got friends to play it with.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Not only is Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party the first traditional DDR game to hit a Nintendo platform, it also may be the best version on any platform yet. It's incredibly refreshing to see a new incarnation of this game have such a great set of new modes to go along with the tried and true.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Spartan doesn't offer much new material over games like "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" and "God of War," both of which are more balanced and have vastly superior production values.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though an amicable attempt, Monster Lab is plagued by a number of issues. Monster creation falls flat, not feeling truly creative or interesting. Mini-games are excessive and as one would expect, entirely Wii Remote feature-based. Battling is unfulfilling as well because getting into a fight does nothing but net creation parts that are neither unique nor hard to come by.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A good soccer game. If you're a fan of the sport, it's worth picking up, especially if you're familiar with the series. It just disappoints me that Konami didn't put enough effort in to fix the issues that keep the game from being great.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dokapon Kingdom can elicit a roller coaster of emotions from a participant. There are some frustrating moments, but skilled players will be able to persevere through the worst the game throws at them.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A very vanilla RPG.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The second version of Disney Infinity has refined half of the experience into something even better than before.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Link 'n' Launch may not be the most innovative new title from Intelligent Systems, but it's still a blast to play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While Unlimited's focus may have moved toward usability, it's still a great game. It doesn't bring wild and crazy innovation, but progress the series nonetheless. By streamlining its process, Unlimited gives players even better ways to lose themselves in a playground of their own creation.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you have any interest in battling, robots, or battling robots, LBX is worth a look, but it's not really hooking me in the way Pokémon does and Yo-Kai Watch later this year has the potential to.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is Nintendo's best console racer since "F-Zero GX," although it will appeal to a somewhat different crowd than that hardcore series.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s an easy-to-pick-up, fun title that just about anyone can enjoy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it would be nice if more difficult exercises were readily available from that start and if routines didn’t feature a jerky start-stop-start progression, Wii Fit U remains the best exercise game I’ve ever played.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For a puzzle game departure from a slow-paced simulation series, Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming really does deliver. It brings a unique puzzle game and pairs it with the charm and mystery of a Harvest Moon dilemma, creating a game that is part puzzle, part adventure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes by no means takes the series in a new direction, but that doesn't stop it from being fun (if lacking in originality). I enjoyed playing through the game, and I'm sure even the most moderate of LEGO fans will as well.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There should be at least half a dozen games in this compilation that you already love or will fall in love with once you start playing, which makes for twenty dollars well spent. Don't hesitate to get this one if you've been thinking about it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Mirror of Fate is a confident interpretation of well-trod mechanics and themes, and the Castlevania name is stronger for it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    You can do all that fancy car customization in the GBA version too, and the racing action is quite good too, just like it is on the GameCube.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Due to the lack of a four-player mode and the fact that it is essentially the same game as the GBA version, Puyo Pop Fever isn’t for everyone.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A lot of thought and creativity went into the creation of this title. For a first time effort, it impresses.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Order Up is a fun diversion, and well worth checking out on the eShop. The game has benefited from the wide distribution and lower price point of digital distribution via Nintendo's online store. If chopping up some onions to throw into a soup sounds like a good way to spend your time, this is absolutely the game for you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Anybody looking for a decent rhythm game will likely be disappointed with the inaccuracy, and anybody looking to improve their dancing skills with realtime feedback would probably be better served just purchasing a dance video.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For fans of the strategy genre, this is your definitive game on the DS; go and pick this game up without a second thought.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Return to PopoloCrois creates a vibrant world full of charm, fulfilling achievement and classic storytelling. The two different play styles of the JRPG and farming sim come together for something with a surprisingly new feel, and while some components could have been developed better, other pieces bridge the gap to deliver an experience that is well-rounded and worth a look.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Players who have yet to experience the Clash of Ninja series and die-hard fans of the anime should without question grab Revolution 2. However, anyone who owns either Clash of Ninja 2, Gekitou Ninja Taisen 3/4, or Clash of Ninja Revolution should probably hold off on a purchase as the game has not changed significantly enough to warrant one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It’s hard to deny that Gurumin has some technical problems, but there’s a lot of charm under the surface. It’s fun to rebuild the town piece by piece and see more of the map unlock as the prince’s evil mist dissipates. Here’s hoping we can drill into some more Falcom games on the 3DS soon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With higher production values and some online play, it could’ve easily become a great party game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It’s a no-brainer for open-minded gamers looking to diversify their collection. Dive in.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Certainly one of the top RPGs on Game Boy Advance. It shines most in its subtleties, but unfortunately those are all too easy for many players to miss.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Fall is a relatively short game, just a few hours long depending on how many puzzles stump you. The story is the most engaging thing, providing a unique take on the Three Laws of Robotics (although the laws themselves have been changed).
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game certainly has some flaws (like the loose aiming and overly complex map), and I find it hard to forgive the "die and start over again" philosophy, but Dementium is definitely something different, and it's something I think people will generally enjoy.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although there are some strange presentation issues and lots of loading screens, Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 is another successful iteration of the long-running franchise on a Nintendo console.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Mario Party DS's strong line-up of mini-games with varied controls, interesting boards, and portable nature make it one of the best Mario Party games. The lack of online multiplayer two years after Mario Kart DS is disappointing, but Mario can still party on the DS.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Every inch of this game just screams adorable and sometimes it's just too much to take…in a good way, of course.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, the game is very enjoyable. The level-up and equipment aspects flow unusually well with the aim-and-shoot mechanics of so many mobile games. Aside from the manual leveling system, the game is a very likable piece of entertainment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Sonic Heroes’ biggest weaknesses are its combat system and related controls. While the three-formation system provides a refreshing choice in combat styles when facing a handful of opponents, the system quickly becomes disorienting in larger battles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I think the biggest compliment I can give this game is that I have a hard time putting it down. It does a great job of adapting the PC formula to the 3DS hardware, and it's just as addictive as it ever was. If you're a fan of the PC game, this is a great way to take it on the go.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    LEGO Harry Potter's DS debut has a good foundation, decent gameplay, and tons of content.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The graphics and sound are rather bland, and novice players will spend a lot of time blundering through their mistakes until they figure out how to play the game through trial and error. Not much fun at all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Delivers a fun hack and slash adventure that will keep you entertained for a good while. Any one looking for a fun game to pick up for less than $50 would do well to check it out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It allows fans of the series to play as their favourite shinobi warriors and do it in style. After extensive time with the 2-player mode, it becomes pretty obvious that the game is geared more towards button-mashers, but, if you're a big Naruto fan, this game is for you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    50 PINCH BARRAGE is simply an awesome game that shouldn't be missed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    At only eight hours, Ninja Usagimaru is a fun little diversion during the annual summer drought. It did leave me wanting more, though.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gunslugs 2 brings mindless fun to the screens of the Nintendo 3DS. The presentation and gameplay are great, but it does feel pretty mindless most of the time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Unepic is a standard dungeon crawler with standard combat, enhanced by its goofy characters and story. If you’re in the mood for a game that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and don’t mine the occasional weed/D&D/Star Wars joke, then Unepic might be for you. However, if you’re looking for an engrossing RPG with deep mechanics, your time is likely best spent elsewhere.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Running around trying to solve puzzles with trial and error just isn't fun, but it is an improvement over the last game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    In the end, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games is a great game. Sega took the solid foundation of the first title, addressed many of the concerns found with it, and made an excellent sequel that does justice to both the Olympic Winter Games and the Mario and Sonic universe. If you liked the first Mario and Sonic Olympic game, don't hesitate to give this one a try.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The value of ShadowPlay boils down to its controls and concept. Manipulating objects in 3D space feels perfect here.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seriously, EA, don't invite that "GET IN THE HOLE" guy back again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nostalgia is a classic RPG with enough tweaks to make it feel new, and it's very enjoyable because of that. It's a no-brainer if you like the genre, and even newcomers will find something to like.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tedium aside, I enjoyed my time with Dragon Ball Fusions. The game’s battle system is pretty enjoyable, and the story is a nice change of pace from normal Dragon Ball games that just parrot stories from the various sagas. It’s nothing revolutionary, and there are certainly some problems here and there, but Dragon Ball Fusions is a fun game that takes its creative license to create an enjoyable experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It's a simple, bland, but competent game for kids and no one else.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While it is a little short at six hours, Red Fly Studios' inaugural Wii game is a fantastic 3D platformer with amazing music, wonderful art direction, solid puzzles, and a great sense of exploration.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Zombie Incident is a fun little game, though there are some annoyances to be found.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you can get past its brutal challenge, you’ll find a rewarding experience, even if it can be an exhausting one.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Outside of its smaller missteps, Retroid Interactive has created a multiplayer game that feels made for the Wii U. There is a good variety of words on offer, but the key to keep players is adding your own categories and tailor it constantly to new players.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The online mode works great but adds nothing to the experience, and the demo-sharing feature is a wonderful idea crushed by Nintendo's online architecture.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It goes beyond the "gimmicky" nature of touch screen controls and provides a unique and fun experience.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ultimately, it will be easier for fans of Ron Gilbert's previous works to look past the niggling flaws and appreciate the game, but anyone should be able to enjoy writing and puzzles of this caliber. Lose yourself in the atmosphere, discover the sordid stories of each character, and the game's problems just fade away.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the console versions remain the definitive Guitar Hero experiences, portable players that are absolutely ga-ga for the franchise should give Decades a shot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Super Swing Golf is obnoxious, gimmicky, featureless, and, despite its best attempts otherwise, humorless.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is plenty to do in Nintendogs + Cats, but most gamers will get tired of the competitions pretty quickly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Mystery Dungeon games aren't for everyone; in fact, I'd go so far as to say they're not for most people. They're frustrating, time consuming, and not particularly straightforward. However, if it is a genre that you have come to love, Shiren will deliver it for you with a bit of style, and a lot of substance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Puzzle Quest isn't a bad game, but the Wii version tries very hard to make it so. It's playable as long as you don't mind squinting at the text, don't find the control scheme too uncomfortable, and don't pay much attention to music.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The smooth controls, infectious soundtrack, and challenging levels make for an extremely enjoyable ride.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It can become pretty frustrating, and the lack of online level sharing makes the level editing mode a bit of a disappointment. But for those who want to play something casual with a bit of a challenge, Hazumi is a good title that fills in that need nicely.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Moon is a great first person shooter for the DS, despite some unfortunate design decisions. It's up there with Metroid Prime Hunters and Call of Duty 4. Well, aside from the timed driving.