NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 2,075 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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime
Lowest review score: 10 Charlie's Angels
Score distribution:
2076 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It succeeds on certain levels, retaining the pick-up-and-play charm of the PC version and providing a ton of tracks and challenges for players to tackle. Its track editor is also a triumph, and its incorporation into the game's Puzzle mode and multiplayer component is brilliant, extending the life of the title and providing gamers a reason to come back. Unfortunately, it falls short of its potential due to an irritating game camera, a sometimes-frustrating difficulty level, and a baffling lack of online play.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The game is easy to pick up, but as the levels continue it becomes clear that the frustrations are not going to be eased, and the various modes are just repeating something you've already played.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A pretty terrible port of an excellent PC title. The trick to enjoying the GameCube incarnation will be coming to terms with the control and graphic inadequacies.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's an able ambassador of the "throw-in-a-bit-of-everything" philosophy these games have fostered for the past few years.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A strong base game is at the core of I Am Setsuna, but it’s surrounded by some very depressing environments that make getting the best of the battle system difficult. Bundle up and get ready for a short story with a lot of snow.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The wait for NightSky on a Nintendo platform has been long, and, unfortunately, may not have been worth it. While the graphical and aural presentation is worth celebrating, the actual gameplay comes up short, feeling like the primitive form of a much better game.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bit.Trip Fate is, sadly, one of the weakest entries in the Bit.Trip series.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you feel like you can put up with copious loading screens and cutscene glitches, then I would say this is worth picking up. However, if you’re looking for the tight, polished package that Splinter Cell games used to be, then you’ll likely be left wanting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Avery fun game. However, nobody should be playing $40 for it. It’s fun, but nowhere near worth it. Wait for a price drop on this little gem, because it’ll be worth it at half the price.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The core gameplay is well crafted and the different kinds of challenges and customisation can be thoroughly explored alone, offering a sophisticated complement to the instant fun of racers such as Mario Kart DS. Ultimately, though, the competitive edge of multiplayer will likely be the driving force in keeping players coming back for more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Everything from the visual presentation to the core fighting system has stayed stagnant since the original GameCube game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite its bells and whistles, Black Ops just can't escape the fact that the core gameplay just isn't fun.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's just one of those games that really is best played in its original, simple Marathon mode.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Had this game been packaged with the system instead of Wii sports, there would be many confused owners. At least developers will know how not to use the Wii remote's features in the future.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its many faults, LEGO Batman can be a fun experience albeit a repetitive and frustrating one. As a big fan of Batman, I heartily recommend it to any fan of the Caped Crusader. However, non-fans will want to avoid it entirely since enjoyment is derived almost entirely from its nostalgia factor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The game isn't ashamed of displaying its roots, whether they are in the form of point-and-click gameplay or 90's animation.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sam & Max: Season One is a strikingly niche title very much in love with its PC predecessors from LucasArts and Sierra.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The storyline, art direction, and world exploration are top-notch here, but the tiresome combat sucks the life out of an otherwise enjoyable adventure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams comes late to the Wii U and if you’ve been waiting for this version to play it, I’m glad to say that the performance is stable throughout the game, with the exception of parts of the final sequence, where the slowdown might be a blessing anyway.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yumi’s Odd Odyssey is worth looking into mostly as a puzzle platforming curio, especially if you crave a challenge born more out of mechanics than level design and enemies.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A title that any Rocky fan (or even boxing fans in general) must have, even if the actual game itself has some pretty nasty flaws.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you can get over the repetition, Sakura Samurai is a worthwhile experience. However, with the onslaught of better games on the eShop, you're not missing too much if you skip it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It does approach greatness on a few occasions, and the intensity of some of the battles will certainly give you an adrenaline boost that the majority of first-person shooters cannot. However, the great number of irritating flaws and the lack of a multiplayer mode will ultimately hurt your enjoyment of the game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The lack of meaningful level sharing or communication with the full Mario Maker community that has come up over the last year is sad. The local level creation is nice when it’s available, but that’s probably not going to be very often. The ''Maker'' part of the title seems less to matter. While I never made too many levels to begin with, having the possibility missing is something that can't be denied.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It is slightly fun for a while, but once the novelty of a Spanish-speaking DS wears off it starts to feel more like a class than a game. However, if you are learning Spanish or wish to learn Spanish, I can’t think of a better tool to have in your hip pocket.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In some respects, Pandora's Tower shares similarities with Shadow of the Colossus, and while it doesn't ascend to the high barometer of that game, it is worthy of the comparison.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The touch-screen controls interrupt the flow of the action and lead to plenty of frustration. Furthermore, the puzzles are too simple, the challenge too lacking, and the overall length too short.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Long-time fans of Mortal Kombat will want to pick up this game for its online multiplayer, but others may be turned off by its dated gameplay and presentation, and poor single-player experience. On the other hand, the DS hasn’t been graced by many fighters, making Ultimate Mortal Kombat potentially the best one available on the platform.
    • 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
    • 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?