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Score Breakdown Based on 1545 ratings
  1. 10 (540)
  2. 9 (702)
  3. 8 (205)
  4. 7 (44)
  5. 6 (22)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (6)
  10. 1 (16)

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  • User Rating 8.5

    The 4th Donkey Kong Country game is pretty and controls well. Just be sure you have the patience to die. Alot.

    Rated on February 15, 2012 by coop36

    After a long hiatus from Donkey Kong Country Nintendo finally decides to hand the reins to up and coming Texas developer Retro. And for the most part they have hit their mark on what made the older ga...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    One of the Best Platformers Ever Made.

    Rated on February 23, 2012 by ShadowofSonic

    -Donkey Kong Country Returns- Even know I had a SNES as a child, I never had a single DKC game. I got Donkey Kong Country merely because I wanted a good platformer, and people were really talking it u...

    12 out of 17 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    dk is awesome

    Rated on March 03, 2012 by waluigim

    this game is the best in the series because of the awesome gameplay and the graphics. one of the best courses is the volcano island.the levels on that island are very hard and the graphics are amazing...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    Gorgeous as it it, DKC Returns is missing something in the exploration/action pace department to live up to the series.

    Rated on July 31, 2013 by julianozuca

    The Good: Mesmerizing. The Bad: Levels push the player forward, while leaving the exploration mood behind; poor music remixes; dragging, annoying boss battles. Donkey Kong Country--the series--i...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Challenging levels and great artistic design keep this trip down memory lane enjoyable all the way through.

    Rated on March 17, 2012 by hekifier

    (+) constantly changing level design evolves as you play / much more challenging than you would believe / huge game with loads of hidden collectibles which add replay-ability / great graphics and opti...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5

    JK Reviews Donkey Kong Country Returns

    Rated on June 24, 2012 by SMG2GAMER1001

    Story: Donkey's kong Banana Hoard once again gets stolen but King K. Rool Is not Responsible This Time its these really creppy Floating Tiki Masks or as i call it Bangos with masks anyway The Mask ene...

    0 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Donkey Kong Country Returns is an excellent platformer that I would recommend for just about anyone who owns a Wii.

    Rated on June 22, 2012 by Demonjoe93

    For a long time Donkey Kong Country was absent on consoles. The Gamecube didn't see an actual DKC game and the N64 just got a 3D platformer. Donkey Kong Country Returns returns DK to old SNES form. An...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    Extremely challenging but a joy to play

    Rated on November 26, 2012 by Ignition_jammy

    Donkey Kong Country Returns is a new platformer in the Country series and is split up into multiple levels spanning the multiple worlds; Jungle, Beach, Ruins, Cave, Forest, Cliff, Factory, and Volcano...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Donkey Kong Country Returns should be harder. DK and Diddy are definitely better, faster, and stronger.

    Rated on January 09, 2013 by MariJoe007

    Nintendo and Retro Studios had a great time with creating this game. The game is colorful and joyful. The music was upgraded and sounds better than ever. Many game mechanics were integrated like cl...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Time to go on a vacation to Donkey Kong Country and visit DK and Diddy. Is this country as fun as it used to be?

    Rated on January 13, 2013 by PrincessChaser

    Mario is considered the King of Platformers and few can match him. One of the only characters able to best him, in this gamer's opinion, is Donkey Kong. The Donkey Kong Country games on the Super Nint...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.