Nintendo Gamer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,482 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 46% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 13.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Cave Story
Lowest review score: 0 Academy: Checkers
Score distribution:
1482 game reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    A colourful, entertaining Paper Mario game with a clever battle mechanical and some smart 3D effects. Be prepared for the occasional frustrating moment and spot of aimless backtracking, though.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    A limited single-player experience is supported by a brilliant (if basic) multiplayer mode. Very much a case of style over substance, but the substance it does have should keep you entertained for a while.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A truly unique experience, Little Inferno isn't really a game - it's more of a toy box with sinister undertones and a beautiful ending. Had it been a fiver we'd have told everyone to go and snap it up immediately, but at £12.99 for a four-hour game think long and hard about taking the risk since it isn't for everyone. Those who click with it will adore it.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A solid follow-up to one of the best eShop games. It's obviously not quite as revolutionary as its predecessor and the new freedom it gives may put off some people but it's another impressive puzzler.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Another sterling effort for Messrs. Layton and Triton. A much-needed freshening of the graphics and interface give Layton's fifth adventure a new lease of life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 79 Critic Score
    Liberation Maiden is a solid shooter with top-notch presentation (the cut-scenes by anime studio Bones are superb) and frantic action. It's by no means the longest game in the world so only high score fiends will get the best out of it, but if you fall into that category this is well worth your £7.19.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    The very worst kind of lice-infested parrot guano. [Issue#80, p.104]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 50 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Overall, this game misses the mark by light years. It's fun for a spell, but grows old quickly – making the short burst play style a blessing in disguise. But if you're looking for an RPG that can hold its own in a genre stuffed with stellar titles, unfortunately you'll have to look a lot deeper into space than Planet Crashers.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Considering how slick and glossy the presentation is, there's very little spark to the actual gameplay itself. [Sept 2012, p.109]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Not disastrous, but lacking finesse. [Sept 2012, p.109]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 74 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A solid pocket arcade. [Sept 2012, p.108]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 64 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    There's no denying what it does do is gripping, challenging and enjoyable. [Sept 2012, p.107]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A powerful and enjoyable photo editor. [Sept 2012, p.106]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is a hearty meal of a game, one we're gleefully wolfing down, savouring every mouthful as it dribbles down our chins. [Sept 2012, p.97]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This is a hearty meal of a game, one we're gleefully wolfing down, savouring every mouthful as it dribbles down our chins. [Sept 2012, p.97]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Freakyforms comes alive only if you invest the time. Don't, and there's not much here besides sticking eyes on shapes and making them jump through hoops.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NSMB2 is yet another great Mario platform game, with some cracking new features, but it's too similar to earlier games in the 'New' series to be a classic in its own right.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Solid enough to keep you playing for longer than you ought to, but the game looks and feels considerably cheaper than the price would suggest. [Aug 2012, p.103]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    An exemplary platformer, and a treat to play with the 3D on. [Aug 2012, p.102]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 26 Critic Score
    Three and a half hours of scrappy, ugly tower defence. And what's worst is that there's only one in-game music track. In a game about Heavy Metal? Rubbish. [Aug 2012, p.101]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 63 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Moonites should definitely wait for A New Beginning. [Aug 2012, p.98]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Scatty, overambitious design disappoints, but the Final Fantasy love rings out loud and clear like the honk of a Chocobo with its head trapped in a tuba. [Aug 2012, p.95]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The open-world omission is a massive blow, but inter-hero banter, co-op capering, and dozens of DC characters elevate this above the typical Lego tie-in. [Aug 2012, p.94]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A class act. [Aug 2012, p.92]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 75 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A beautiful, sporadically fun action RPG, and a great showcase for the power of the 3DS. Sit down and play it, however, and you're in for an infuriating game. [Aug 2012, p.89]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A friendlier game than the original, but a scarier one, too, like a zombie that tidies up after it rips you apart. The best horror game on Wii, by some margin. [July 2012, p.89]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It's not quite original or addictive enough to compete with the best in the casual genre, but this is a polished and fun enough game that's unlikely to be a purchase you regret. [July 2012, p.107]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Works really well within the sometimes frustrating limitations of the DSi, providing reasonably user-friendly access to a set of fun, creative, flexible animation tools. [July 2012, p.106]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As thrilling to complete the first time as the fifth. [July 2012, p.105]
    • Nintendo Gamer
    • tbd Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    There's no reason to choose this over the officially-endorsed Mario and Sonic alternative. [July 2012, p.99]
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