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8.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 1641 ratings
  1. 10 (557)
  2. 9 (728)
  3. 8 (236)
  4. 7 (60)
  5. 6 (26)
  6. 5 (5)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (6)
  10. 1 (17)

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  • Rating:8

    It's very good to play Donkey Kong.

    I think a lot of people cried when they announced the return of Donkey Kong Country, the previous trilogy was very good, especially the first game, and it was very difficult too, and the gameplay was always good, in this... Read Full Review

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

    It's very good to play Donkey Kong.

    I think a lot of people cried when they announced the return of Donkey Kong Country, the previous trilogy was very good, especially the first game, and it was very difficult too, and the gameplay was always good, in this... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

    I can’t say how much of a surprise this was when Nintendo finally announced a proper sequel to my favorite game of all time–side by side with Banjo-Kazooie. It was never really a surprise that Miyamoto didn&... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    Great game!

    Really great game. The 3D adds so much to this games. Hard to tell how nice this games is by just looking the pictures or watching videos on the internet. It's a must have game for the 3DS. It took a while for him to re... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A gorgeous, diverse, smart and fulfilling return of the famous gorilla.

    I played with the Wii remote and nunchuck control scheme, which I think is the best one.The gameplay is varied, fun, fresh and clever. The controls and mechanics all work extremely well, except for the motion control use... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Donkey Kong returns to the DKC series in STYLE!!!

    In Christmas 2010, I received Donkey Kong Country Returns as a christmas present. I had never played a Donkey Kong Country game before, so this was new for me and also exciting. The main plot for this game takes place on... Read Full Review

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

    The best donkey kong game yet?

    The donkey kong series has been revived in the best possible way. The latest installment borrows ideas from other 2D platformers, but makes them all its own through unique twists and punishing difficulty. It's pure plat... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Those who complain that the Wii has no challenging games have never played this.

    It is very ironic that the Mario series, arguably the most successful video game franchise in the world, is technically a spin-off of the Donkey Kong series. After the arcade game Donkey Kong, Mario went on some of the ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

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

    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--is firmly based upon ... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Good graphics, Great game play, and interesting controls?!

    This game has Amazing 3D graphics, and the game mechanics are fluid and fun. I like the Mario'esk style over-world and shop setup, but still sticks to it's DK roots. Much of the game play is easy to pick up and go at, bu... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful