NF Magazine's Scores

  • Games
For 564 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 65% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 79
Highest review score: 100 Downwell
Lowest review score: 20 Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 564
564 game reviews
    • 97 Metascore
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    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of those rare games. It's an Ocarina of Time-level game. It is a Super Mario Galaxy-level game. This is a game that we're going to be talking about for decades to come. [Issue #27 – May/June 2017, p. 74]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Perhaps no past Mario game has ever elicited so many smiles as this, and even if every other winning aspect of its design were set aside, that reality alone would make it a masterpiece. [Issue #31 – January/February 2018, p. 39E]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you haven't played Undertale before, you will want to pick this Switch version up to experience what everyone's talking about for yourself. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 17]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is the ultimate Smash Bros. How will they ever top it? [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 65]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You might find a new speedrunning challenge, a new inspiration or a kindred spirit on your way to the top of Celeste, and I hope you'll join me there. [Issue #33 – May/June 2018, p. 22]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you ever thought about playing either Bayonetta or Bayonetta 2, now is the time. [Issue #32 – March/April 2018, p. 67]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A worthy 25th anniversary release for an iconic series. [Issue #28 – July/August 2017, p. 75]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    As many people as possible should have the opportunity to experience Inside. [Issue #35 – September/October 2018, p. 21]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A super awesome send-up of '80s video games and nerdery all in a fun 2D Grand Theft Auto- esque wrapper. [Issue #30 – November/December 2017, p. 23]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game has become my favorite Dragon Quest ever, one of my favorite JRPGs ever and certainly one of the best games you can buy and play on the Switch. [Issue #43 – November/December 2019, p. 8SH]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still a masterpiece! [Issue #35 – September/October 2018, p. 71]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you missed it the first time around, the Switch is a great place to play this truly fantastic game. [Issue #32 – March/April 2018, p. 20]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't wait to see what the future will hold. [Issue #46 – May/June 2020, p. 68]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    There's never a low point. Only the desire for more. [Issue #35 – September/October 2018, p. 17]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though I'd already replayed Ori for the fifth time last year, when I heard it was coming to Switch, I wanted to run through it all over again without question! [Issue #43 – November/December 2019, p. 21SW]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Nintendo has done it again. [Issue #15: May/June 2015, p.22]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Dark, surreal, poignant. Link's foray into the world of Termina – a strange fascimile of Hyrule destined to be crushed beneath a grimacing moon unless our hero can find a way to stop its descent – is certainly one of his most unusual adventures, but it's also one of his best. [Issue #14: Old vs. New – March/April 2015, p.64]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I'm in constant awe at the sheer number of choices available and I'm always searching for that perfect move – even if it doesn't truly exist. [Issue #38 – March/April 2019, p. 19]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Boldly experimental, but still fiercely dedicated to the masterful execution of 2D action/exploration genre essentials. [Issue #23 – September/October 2016, p.28]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Gunstar Heroes should be at the top of every gamer's bucket list. [Issue #17 – September/October 2015, p.26]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Streets of Rage 2 is already considered to be one of the best games of all time, and this may very well be its new definitive version. [Issue #17 – September/October 2015, p.26]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    There may be too much content here for busy adults to tackle! I don't know when I'm going to find the time to do full playthroughs of the other two Houses that I didn't choose to begin with! [Issue #41 – September 2019, p. 74]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It remains one of the premier experiences in all of gaming! [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 22]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    TowerFall is not to be overlooked. It offers up some of the best competitive and co-op action the Switch has ever seen, even next to Smash! [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 25]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This game's going to get itself integrated into your life as a new nightly ritual. [Issue #17 – September/October 2015, p.66]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    A near-perfect dayglow samurai dream. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 20]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A transcendent experience that will only continue to improve over time. [Issue #41 – September 2019, p. 68]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A wonderful culmination of the truly epic three-part story that is the entirety of this latest Fire Emblem adventure. [Issue #21 – May/June 2016, p.22]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Downwell is the quintessential $2.99 indie game. [Issue #38 – March/April 2019, p. 18]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Diablo III veterans looking to return to the fray will want to give the Switch iteration a try, and for newcomers, this is the ideal entry point. [Issue #37 – January/February 2019, p. 72]
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