The Wiire's Scores

  • Games
For 63 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 30% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 16.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Lowest review score: 0 NBA Live 08
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 63
  2. Negative: 18 out of 63
63 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Metroid, then this should be the easiest decision in the world to make. Buy this game and savor every last drop.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Does Twilight Princess surpass Ocarina of Time? Again, depends on your perspective, but this latest Zelda is bigger and deeper in every way imaginable, so I'm inclined to say yes.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game sets the standard for family interaction. Allowing a second player to control the star pointer as a means of easing them into the gameplay, or just to allow another person to share in the experience, works brilliantly.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The graphics are beautiful, the audio is clear, the online system is one of the best on the Wii in over a year and a half, the stages are varied, the mini-game experiences are time-consuming, the trophies are endless, the game is much more balanced and the new items are a blast.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Not since Super Mario Galaxy will a game stay in the Wii for so long, and for many households interacting with all ages and introducing the kids to some great rock music is truly invaluable.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A well-designed port of an incredible game, and I fully support more people being able to enjoy such a visceral experience. It's visually and sonically polished, it's scary and intense, it has great replay value, and its flaws are significantly outweighed by its successes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    One of the best games made for the Wii so far. It combines the puzzle-solving adventure of Twilight Princess with the varied environments of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, but still incorporates originality in the point-and-click gameplay and seemingly endless fun activities.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For buyers of the game, it is a great experience and incentive to replay again and again. For those who hated collecting all of the stars in Super Mario 64 or Super Mario Galaxy, however, this game could prove to be a wonderful rental and nothing more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you're a serious football fan, you need this game. The increased pre-snap options on defense and the more aggressive secondary AI make the game much more balanced, and the Weapons make finding and exploiting mismatches easier than ever before.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This game is a must-have for Wii-only gamers. Bring your friends over, turn the volume up to 11, and dream of being on stage. Maybe you, too, can stand atop Mount Olympus with guitar in hand jamming out to Dragonforce's Through the Fire and Flames.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The controls continue to be a showcase for the console and really exploit the strength of the platform. The developers should be applauded for continuing to think outside the box and keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    This is an experience people been waiting to have on the Wii for a long time - heart-pounding, sword-slashing, sword-parrying, suplex-flailing motions with a light saber, sorry, beam katana in hand. It may not be 1:1 ratio motion, but the experience can be just as exhaustingly fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Mercury Meltdown Revolution won't win over people who are opposed to the genre, but as a puzzle game, it stands very tall. Puzzle lovers will find exceptional value with their money in this unique and satisfying game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gameplay is frantic, the presentation has been noticeably improved, and there's enough strategy for players to develop a style, which they can then show off online. All in all, it's a notable score for team Mario.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Tenkaichi 2 and Tenkaichi 3 come out roughly the same. Enough mild improvements with enough losses means an equal experience. This is rather problematic for the consumer, who would probably rather spend less money on a similar game experience with no drastic improvements and minor fixes to problems in the latest version.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Although Heroes 2 provides some great variety and challenge while adding some real meat to the online experience, it is still another WWII shooter. Don't put your expectations too high, but don't dismiss this game, either.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The best way to explain the fun of this game is like a Mario Bros. game. Sure you can beat it in a half hour, the stages are simple, the gameplay can be repetitive for the number of times played, and the feeling is almost oversimplified after a few rounds, but there's still that something that keeps players coming back to it.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Great game. Easily among my favorite games, but could be improved considering the true potential of the Wii. Nevertheless, The Sims 2: Castaway manages an experience that surpasses the GameCube iterations in every way.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A solid offering that requires both reflexes and strategy skills. If you're a a strategy enthusiast looking for something of faster pace, or a trigger-happy gamer looking for a bit more depth and humor, do consider this game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Of course, a game about diving will probably never have mass appeal of Mario, but it is surely fun - a welcome change against the rash of speed and violence often found in today's games.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While the Super Swing Golf series still dominates the greens on Wii, hopefully the developers will put more time in between editions so as to focus on improving the swing mechanic and visuals, while incorporating online features for a truly worthwhile experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The Umbrella Chronicles is mainly fanservice and doesn't do anything particularly innovative. There's no online integration and the Wii Zapper doesn't add anything significant to the experience. The shooting controls are tight and responsive, and the game makes better on the console's power than many third-party titles, but that's the extent of it.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Dewy's Adventure lacks the focus of a dedicated puzzle game or platformer, but to its credit, it is the only game that has tried to put those genres together. The developers pursued a risky experiment, and the results are sometimes frustrating.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Despite the aggravations, Puzzle Quest remains a creative and addictive puzzle-RPG adventure. The story, while not deep or heavily dramatic, offers enough plot to encourage gamers through the adventure.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    A sense of antiquation to the whole design reverberates throughout, which some people will enjoy out of nostalgia or for the simplicity compared to modern RPGs; others will be disgusted by what they find to be a regression for the genre.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The lacking options and point-and-click interface could have been so much better.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If you are a player new to The Sims franchise who enjoys cute things and the act of building, MySims could be well worth your cash. Animal Crossing has been known to capture the attention of players for months on end - those who can look past the load times might find the same value in MySims. If you are not the person described above, consider a rental.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    All in all, Radiant Dawn is a worthwhile entry in the venerable series - it just could have been far more. Hopefully the developers will try again and put more of Wii's abilities to some use.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The game should be played by everyone, simply so players can take in the impressive environment and the feeling of casting spells, but the game is worth little more than a rental to all except Dumbledore's dearest devotees, whose experience may certainly be worth a collectible.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Social gamers who expect to spend a lot of time in multiplayer may be comfortable footing the bill, but most people who enjoyed the original brain training titles on the DS as a cheap, fun distraction may, unfortunately, be forced to wait until Wii Degree shows up in the bargain bin - or until the game receives a more fleshed-out sequel.