NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 2,059 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 F-Zero GX
Lowest review score: 10 Cake Ninja 2
Score distribution:
2060 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Those hoping for an overhaul will have to wait for the inevitable Brain Age 3.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I can’t recommend it to everyone, if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t mind a punishing grind and some badly designed mechanics, there’s a lot to love under the surface.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you really dug Azure Striker Gunvolt, you can rest assured that its sequel is essentially the same game. The Copen campaign keeps things fresh and even though the level design squanders his abilities, he’s fun to play as. For those who, like me, were hoping that Gunvolt 2 would sweeten the pot a little bit, prepare for disappointment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A missed opportunity. Its gameplay is quite solid and forces the player to use tact and thought to complete all of the dungeons in the game; however, the randomly-generated dungeons really detract from its otherwise engaging gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While I had a good experience with Rhythm Thief, it is not a fantastic game. With the lavish presentation, the intriguing story, and the assortment of collectibles, it is so disheartening to see gameplay that ranges from "kind of okay" to "pretty broken." And though I recommend that everyone experiences Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, the whole package is disappointing and not worth rushing out to get.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 is a solid game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I did not play all of it, but I did play enough to find AI flaws, get bored, and generally not like it at all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Trio of Towns is a typical Story of Seasons game, no more and no less. It fails to offer longtime fans anything new or interesting, yet still manages to provide the addicting core elements that attracts many to the series. Its heavy tutorials and minor annoyances often get in the way of that fun, so enjoyment often relies on a heavy dose of patience and acceptance. If you can get past these inconveniences, you’ll find a solid farming sim here, but I can’t help but feel like you’d be better off spending your time with other, better games in this genre.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is certainly some fun to be had exploring the USS Sulaco and fighting the xenomorphs, but its repetitive nature and lack of variety distracts from what could have been a great game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Lone Survivor feels like a very strong first draft of a game. The story is great. Unfortunately, the game does nothing to help you experience that story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's bad when great games from yesterday lose their steam. It's worse when that very same game's mechanics are implemented in an all-new title.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Great Juju Challenge is respectable with some high moments, but the last set of levels aren't quite as fun, and the final Proving Grounds battle is outright frustrating and repetitive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More frustrating than fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Madden on Wii U isn't superlative this year, but I would keep an eye on this series; the potential is there, it just hasn't been fully tapped.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While the plot is condensed to the point where those unfamiliar with the series mythos can easily catch on, a lot of the details are lost—kind of like turning a 500-page Harry Potter book into a 2-hour movie.