User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.25/10

Total of 590 user ratings spread across 590 releases

  1. 10
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  • Review Score:9
    All competitors are left barely visible on the rear-view mirror

    Mario Kart 8

    All competitors are left barely visible on the rear-view mirror

    Mario Kart games have grown to be the main staple of every new Nintendo console. Though other major franchises are a lock to appear whenever a new generation comes around, absolutely none of them are as consistent as the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Though they have explored many sport venues, the golf course is where the Mushroom Kingdom crew feels most comfortable

    Mario Golf: World Tour

    Though they have explored many sport venues, the golf course is where the Mushroom Kingdom crew feels most comfortable

    If games, like humans, hold the ability to inherit the qualities of its predecessors through some sort of electronic gene pool, then Mario Golf: World Tour was born to be a winner. In the midst of the mixed – but g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Triple Deluxe is a nearly perfect blueprint of what can be creatively done with the 3DS and its visual effects

    Kirby: Triple Deluxe

    Triple Deluxe is a nearly perfect blueprint of what can be creatively done with the 3DS and its visual effects

    For the first years of the 3DS' existence, what was once thought to be its key feature – the 3-D effects – remained a nice little extra that was miles away from being a true game-changer. Super Mario 3D Land ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    An enchanting and whimsical fairytale powered by a great heart

    Child of Light

    An enchanting and whimsical fairytale powered by a great heart

    Aurora, the daughter of an Austrian duke, is suddenly struck by an unknown disease that causes her to fall asleep. While back in the duchy her family mourns the girl's collapse, she awakes to find herself in a land unli... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
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    Child of Light

  • Review Score:7
    Despite its occasional problems, it delivers an intriguing mix of adventure and rhythmic challenges

    Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure

    Despite its occasional problems, it delivers an intriguing mix of adventure and rhythmic challenges

    One of Sega's first efforts on the Nintendo 3DS, Rhythm Thief and the Emperor's Treasure, though completely original in its content, is not entirely new in its structure. Much like the Professor Layton franchise, that dr... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    It wraps up an an everlasting saga in a magnificent way

    Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

    It wraps up an an everlasting saga in a magnificent way

    After six years and six games that made up two fantastic trilogies that blended incredible storytelling with challenging puzzles, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy marks the end of the very successful handheld series... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    As a homage to an era when great pop culture was born, it is glorious; as a game, it is playable, yet forgettable

    Retro City Rampage: DX

    As a homage to an era when great pop culture was born, it is glorious; as a game, it is playable, yet forgettable

    It is easy to qualify Retro City Rampage as a self-aware 8-bit ripoff of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. After all, both take place in large cities on which players are free to roam around, star characters whose purpose... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Immensely challenging, invariably creative, and fully packed with great content

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

    Immensely challenging, invariably creative, and fully packed with great content

    Immensely challenging, invariably creative, and fully packed with great contentWhen it came out in 2010, Donkey Kong Country Returns had a pretty tough challenge to face. Not only was it supposed to revitalize a major Ni... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Packed with loads of content and powered by its incredible character development, Awakening is a resounding success

    Fire Emblem: Awakening

    Packed with loads of content and powered by its incredible character development, Awakening is a resounding success

    Strategy games and handhelds form one of gaming's finest pairings. Gameplay that is centered around grid-based movements and automatic battles does not shine through the addition of frills. On the contrary, games of that... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    On the fascinating pirate universe, the Assassin’s Creed franchise finds fertile waters for rehabilitation

    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    On the fascinating pirate universe, the Assassin’s Creed franchise finds fertile waters for rehabilitation

    For a franchise that is so overwhelmingly popular, it is easy to forget how Assassin's Creed awkwardly stepped into the gaming world. The original game did show a lot of promise, but its bright spots were obscured by the... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    The truest and strongest translation of sidecrolling gameplay into a 3D environment

    Super Mario 3D World

    The truest and strongest translation of sidecrolling gameplay into a 3D environment

    Super Mario Galaxy was grand. It was a surprisingly effective step forward for the Mario 3D gameplay after the irregular Super Mario Sunshine. More importantly, it was a series that understood that even though placing th... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    In the midst of a clear reliance on the past, the game carves its identity in surprisingly effective way

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    In the midst of a clear reliance on the past, the game carves its identity in surprisingly effective way

    Being part of The Legend of Zelda series is already pretty hard. After all, any title that receives the series' stamp and stars the famous Hyrule characters gets endlessly dissected by fans. Even games that are vastly di... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    By taking big steps in visuals and connectivity, it further illustrates the irresistible charm of the Pokemon world

    Pokemon X

    By taking big steps in visuals and connectivity, it further illustrates the irresistible charm of the Pokemon world

    After having two generations released on the very same portable - a somewhat rare occurrence for the Pokemon franchise, Pokemon X arrives on the Nintendo 3DS and marks, without any drop of doubt, the biggest leap the fra... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Action-packed and fast-paced, The Wonderful 101 features a stellar battle system and amazing characters

    The Wonderful 101

    Action-packed and fast-paced, The Wonderful 101 features a stellar battle system and amazing characters

    The latest in a line of games that includes the overwhelmingly beautiful Okami, the gory Madworld, and the thrilling Viewtiful Joe, The Wonderful 101 shares one trait in common with all those titles: it is brimming with ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Awesome

    The Wonderful 101

    Awesome

    The latest in a line of games that includes the overwhelmingly beautiful Okami, the gory Madworld, and the thrilling Viewtiful Joe, The Wonderful 101 shares one trait in common with all those titles: it is brimming with ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Rayman Legends goes beyond drawing comparisons to great sidescrollers of the past, it carves its own legendary status

    Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends goes beyond drawing comparisons to great sidescrollers of the past, it carves its own legendary status

    At some point in Rayman Legends, our brave limbless hero wanders into a world where rotten food beautifully encounters fabulous skeleton foes coming straight out of a "Cinco de Mayo" party, all - obviously - backed up by... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Rayman Legends

  • Rating:8.5

    BioShock Infinite

  • Review Score:8.5
    An overall stunningly well-crafted game harmed by poor balance between gameplay and storytelling

    BioShock Infinite

    An overall stunningly well-crafted game harmed by poor balance between gameplay and storytelling

    The first two Bioshock games were neatly crafted and very engaging titles. Underneath the surface of their gameplay, which displayed the regular quirks of average action games, Irrational's works featured a setting whose... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Overwhelmingly dangerous, yet delightfully light-hearted

    Pikmin 3

    Overwhelmingly dangerous, yet delightfully light-hearted

    For nearly a decade following the release of the critically acclaimed Pikmin 2, Nintendo fans have patiently waited for the next installment of the series. Initially planned to hit the Nintendo Wii, the game's relatively... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Left 4 Dead 2

  • Review Score:9
    As it reaches its fourth installment, the Mario and Luigi series is still able to surprise and produce the unexpected

    Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

    As it reaches its fourth installment, the Mario and Luigi series is still able to surprise and produce the unexpected

    Where once there were two Mario RPG series, now there is only one. With both Super Paper Mario and Sticker Star pushing the Paper Mario series further away from a role-playing gampeplay, Mario and Luigi now stands as the... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    A Virtual Daily Joy

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    A Virtual Daily Joy

    At some point during most games, when faced with the simple question "What are you playing this for?" most gamers will proudly state that they are either aiming to finish the main storyline or looking for all collectible... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    The materialization of many people's childhood dreams: a charming city of Lego coming to glorious colorful life

    LEGO City Undercover

    The materialization of many people's childhood dreams: a charming city of Lego coming to glorious colorful life

    Any child who has ever toyed around with a Lego set has eventually dreamed of building something huge with those glorious tiny pieces, and in our youthful lack of skill we tried - and most likely failed - to construct sh... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    It's not just a temporary replacement for Mario Kart, it is a very worthy competitor

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    It's not just a temporary replacement for Mario Kart, it is a very worthy competitor

    In all of the gaming industry, there is no niche where there is a domination as huge as the one that exists on the kart racing one. All games and teams that venture into the realm know exactly what needs to be done, whic... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Bonus Edition)

  • Review Score:8
    More than a blueprint for what is to come, Nintendo Land is a full-fledged game packed with content

    Nintendo Land

    More than a blueprint for what is to come, Nintendo Land is a full-fledged game packed with content

    It is undeniable that Wii Sports is one of the most successful games of all time. That statement may sound outrageously exaggerated - especially when the fact that its sales were inflated by the fact the title came packe... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Its focus on character development harms its gameplay, but one cannot deny the extent of the game's world and content

    Assassin's Creed III

    Its focus on character development harms its gameplay, but one cannot deny the extent of the game's world and content

    The Assassin's Creed franchise is known for its size and ambitions. In fact, the franchise is so remarkably big that it took Ubisoft two games to get all of its details down, and the result was one unforgeable masterpiec... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Nintendo Land

  • Rating:8.5

    Assassin's Creed III

  • Review Score:9
    Gaming at one of its purest forms, but packed with a refreshing and valuable social component

    New Super Mario Bros. U

    Gaming at one of its purest forms, but packed with a refreshing and valuable social component

    After a lull of two generations, Nintendo has decided to go back to its roots and release, alongside a brand new system, a fresh Mario game. Differently from what other Mario games that kicked off a new Nintendo generati... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    A very well-designed mixture of darkness and humor

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    A very well-designed mixture of darkness and humor

    Differently from every single home console released by Nintendo up to that point, the Nintendo Gamecube did not feature a major Mario adventure among its starting lineup of games. Coincidentally, the system that usually ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    After playing Miracle Mask, all we should ask for is: keep coming and stay the same

    Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask

    After playing Miracle Mask, all we should ask for is: keep coming and stay the same

    The Professor Layton series reaches its fifth installment in as many years, and - differently from many other famous franchises of this day and age - the professor has somehow manage to stumble upon a weird formula which... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    As part of a series that has been nothing short of spectacular, Sticker Star is quite a disappointment

    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    As part of a series that has been nothing short of spectacular, Sticker Star is quite a disappointment

    They say you don't change a winning team, and it is incredibly hard to find a team more successful than the first two Paper Mario games. Born in the shadow of the doubt that surrounded Nintendo's ability to produce a wor... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Klonoa

  • Review Score:9
    Like any great masterpiece, Klonoa and its greatness stand the test of time

    Kaze no Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

    Like any great masterpiece, Klonoa and its greatness stand the test of time

    Cuddly characters that could star on any Saturday morning cartoons, ridiculously silly plots that are there to just serve as an excuse to do some jumping around and enemy-whacking, and stages that are so bright and color... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    Its good heart, concept and ambition are precariously held together by uninspired gameplay

    Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

    Its good heart, concept and ambition are precariously held together by uninspired gameplay

    Sequels always carry some degree of intrigue. If they are the continuation of a memorable title, they present a remarkable challenging of not only achieving, but trying to find a way to surpass the game that preceded it.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    It fails to capitalize on the potential of its supposed coin-collecting insanity, but it is a great entry in the series

    New Super Mario Bros. 2

    It fails to capitalize on the potential of its supposed coin-collecting insanity, but it is a great entry in the series

    What started, in the Nintendo DS, as a nice little homage to Mario's glories of the past, has suddenly developed into a best-selling series of games that proves the strength and relevance that sidescrollers still posses.... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Its vibrant and unique personality transcends its limited gameplay and powers the game onto greatness

    No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle

    Its vibrant and unique personality transcends its limited gameplay and powers the game onto greatness

    In a way, designing a game, like building pretty much anything from the ground up, comes down to doing a lot of little things right - or wrong - and then finding a way to integrate them nicely - or poorly - to form a sin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful