Game Releases by Score

Axiom Verge 1.

Axiom Verge

Platform: Wii U
September 1, 2016
Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it. Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. You'll need your wits to find them all. Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche. And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
SteamWorld Heist 2.

SteamWorld Heist

Platform: Wii U
October 20, 2016
Join Captain Piper Faraday, smuggler and occasional pirate, as she recruits a rag-tag team of steam-driven robots and sets out on a daring adventure. With your hearty crew you’ll board, loot and shoot your way through enemy spaceships. Overcome the challenges of the vast frontier by upgrading your robots with unique abilities, weapons – and even stylish hats!
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.9
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD 3.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Platform: Wii U
March 4, 2016
A dark force, shrouded in twilight, has invaded the vast land of Hyrule. To restore light to the world, team up with the mysterious creature Midna and embrace the darkness to transform into a divine wolf. Fight through labyrinthine dungeons, survive puzzling traps in this legendary Zelda adventure. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is set in a world bursting with life—but also shadow. A dark figure from the Twilight Realm has invaded the world of light. As Link, a farmhand turned cursed beast, join forces with the impish Midna and trusted (albeit unusual) allies to survive a quest that'll take you to the farthest corners of Hyrule and beyond… to the Twilight Realm. This emotional adventure is now on the Wii U console with improved visuals and controls—and new challenges. Choose Hero Mode to take 2x normal damage, or tap the Wolf Link amiibo figure to unlock the tough Cave of Shadows. [Nintendo.com]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge 4.

Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge

Platform: Wii U
March 17, 2016
The game features a host of fresh platforming challenges and boss fights for super players. Max doesn’t miss a beat; picking up the action from the moment the original Mutant Mudds game ended. Max receives special intel, revealing the location of the original meteor impact site – showing that mutant mudds are still being spawned from it.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.9
Severed 5.

Severed

Platform: Wii U
September 22, 2016
Severed follows the saga of a distraught warrior, who is lost in a fantastical world, as she knits together pieces of her story from both the past and the future. As the heroine, players will embark on a journey through a surreal, nonlinear world by using a gesture-based combat mechanic to defeat enemies in this first-person adventure. During their journey, players will unlock new abilities, discover secrets of the land, and grow in power as they master both offensive and defensive techniques.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero 6.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero

Platform: Wii U
December 20, 2016
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a belly dancing, hair-whipping HD adventure from WayForward, makers of Ducktales Remastered, Adventure Time, and Contra 4.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE 7.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Platform: Wii U
June 24, 2016
An Atlus-developed RPG for Wii U set in a modern-day world of music and art featuring characters and gameplay elements from Intelligent System's Fire Emblem franchise mixed with elements from the Shin Megami Tensei franchise.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Jotun: Valhalla Edition 8.

Jotun: Valhalla Edition

Platform: Wii U
September 8, 2016
In Jotun, you play Thora, a Norse warrior who has died an inglorious death and must face the challenges of Viking purgatory to prove herself to the Gods and enter Valhalla.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.4
Noitu Love: Devolution 9.

Noitu Love: Devolution

Platform: Wii U
September 15, 2016
The year is 2288. The city is protected by an organization called "The Peacekeepers League" and everything is swell except for that it's under attack! By a robot army lead by professor Darnacus Damnation!! Or is it... ? 100 years after the events of Noitu Love 1 the new star of the Peacekeepers is Xoda Rap, and what she has to endure is a sudden resurrection of the Darn armies, but adding to that the city is locally turning to places of the past! What could be causing this? Using a mouse reticule as a quick-dash-to-enemies and mouse gestures for special moves, Xoda will take on anything that stands in her way in the name of peace! The game shares little in pacing and action to Noitu Love 1. It is more of a continuation on that universe, so expect much more mindless action! Features: - 7 wholly different levels - 3 modes of playing the game - 3 difficulty levels befitting most players - Several bosses per level - Ratings for every level, difficulty and mode - A bunch of secrets and more!!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.2
Pokken Tournament 10.

Pokken Tournament

Platform: Wii U
March 18, 2016
(Also known as "Pokemon Tekken") Battle Pokémon in all-new, action-packed arena fights. Perform vivid Pokémon moves in all their glory with button combinations through an intuitive fighting system to unleash devastating attacks upon your opponent to become the Pokkén Tournament champion. Learn various fighting styles of Pokémon such as Pikachu, Charizard, Lucario, and more. Any fan will be able to learn and execute signature Pokémon moves with a press of a button. Turn the tide of battle by calling upon support Pokémon to assist, and unleash devastating attacks to KO your opponent. Battles await, and it’s up to you to claim the title of Pokkén Tournament champion. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Paper Mario: Color Splash 11.

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Platform: Wii U
October 7, 2016
There’s a mystery on Prism Island. The solution? Mario. Someone's been draining the color from Prism Island! Can you help Mario unravel the mystery and use the power of paint to restore the island? [Nintendo]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.1
Star Fox Guard 12.

Star Fox Guard

Platform: Wii U
April 22, 2016
Use the Wii U GamePad controller to mount a dozen security cameras around a perimeter and defend it against a robot army invasion. As the robot army approaches, shoot at the attackers using the GamePad and TV in tandem, while observers watching the TV shout frantic suggestions about which camera offers the best look to target invaders.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Star Fox Zero 13.

Star Fox Zero

Platform: Wii U
April 22, 2016
Fox, Falco, Peppy and Slippy (accompanied by their original voice actors) return in a new adventure. Gamers use the GamePad to control their Arwing spaceship and see the view from the cockpit, while the TV shows the overall context of the full battlefield. The title includes a new Walker transformation for the Arwing, a new Gyrowing vehicle and the return of the Landmaster Tank.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.4
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 14.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Platform: Wii U
June 24, 2016
Compete On-the-go with Mario and Sonic. Many of your Mario and Sonic characters are ready to join the fun in Rio de Janeiro, host of the Olympic Games in 2016. Then take the rivalry on the road with this portable collection of supercharged events like Soccer, Table Tennis, or test your skills in a challenging game of Golf. Features: -Take on fun and exciting events set throughout host city Rio de Janeiro. -Join Mario, Sonic and your favorite characters to take on new challenging events like Soccer and Beach Volleyball. -Soccer is a popular sport in Brazil where the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are set. -Golf returns to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years; enjoy the event exclusively in the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.9
Shadow Puppeteer 15.

Shadow Puppeteer

Platform: Wii U
January 28, 2016
Play with light and darkness in this co-op puzzle platformer. The game melds platforming with puzzle-solving in a feast of light and shadow. With a Nordic yet original art style, the game tells the story of a boy and his shadow.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.2
Mighty No. 9 16.

Mighty No. 9

Platform: Wii U
June 21, 2016
Mighty No. 9 is an all-new Japanese side-scrolling action game that takes the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics you know and love, and transforms them with modern tech, fresh mechanics, and fan input into something fresh. You play as Beck, the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk. Run, jump, blast, and transform your way through six stages (or more, via stretch goals) you can tackle in any order you choose, using weapons and abilities stolen from your enemies to take down your fellow Mighty Number robots and confront the final evil that threatens the planet. Once, you worked together, side-by-side but now, your fellow Mighty No. robots have lashed out, taking over key strategic locations across the globe and infesting them with their minions. You have no choice: the other Mighty Numbers...Must. Be. Destroyed.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
4.4
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 87

    Filament

    • Release Date: Oct 8, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 85

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

  3. 84

    Pikmin 3 Deluxe

  4. 83

    Horace

    • Release Date: Oct 21, 2020
    • User Score: 7.0
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 83

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Lowest of the Month
  1. 30

    This is the Zodiac Speaking

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: XONE
  2. 38

    Remothered: Broken Porcelain

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 5.9
    • Platform: PC
  3. 46

    The Uncertain: Light at the End

    • Release Date: Oct 8, 2020
    • User Score: 5.0
    • Platform: PC
  4. 48

    Cloudpunk

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2020
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 3.2
    • Platform: Switch
  5. 55

    G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 5.7
    • Platform: PS4