FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 930 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 7% same as the average critic
  • 64% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 9.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Lowest review score: 10 Vroom in the Night Sky
Score distribution:
930 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rain World is an indie experience that does not try to hide its difficulty level but which will no doubt find plenty of fans warming up to its very well crafted world and art style. Its gameplay may feel frustrating at moments but Rain World is overall a very involving game that will get players to lock their attention on the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    ABZÛ is not proposing to be an action packed experience and there's nothing wrong with that, the problem is ABZÛ delivers very little in terms of gameplay experience, no matter what angle is used to look at it. Beyond its marvelous looking environment and absolutely mindblowing soundtrack, ABZÛ leaves all its promises unfulfilled, aggravated by the fact that it becomes obvious this game could have delivered so much more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultra Space Battle Brawl features enough elements to be an appealing experience, especially for those looking for an experience that seeks inspiration in old school gaming classics. Where the game fails, however, is at making its best points more sustainable and the experience becomes tiresome too quickly due to a feeling of repetitiveness and to a lack of game modes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams brings its mix of gorgeous artwork, fun and competent gameplay, enormous amount of content and customizable soundtrack to create an enjoyable platforming experience that is certain to find its place in the Nintendo Switch. In a series that owes its original fame to an instance of copyright infringement, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams demonstrates that it has made a full transition into maturity and built its own identity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Astérix & Obélix XXL 2 returns thirteen years after its original release to bring the iconic comic book characters to the Nintendo Switch, in a game that joins action and adventure in a fun and varied way. The overall conversion work is competent, even though there are several discrepancies when it comes to the sound effects. Were it not for its high sales price, Astérix & Obélix XXL 2 would be a recommended option for platform games fans.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe brings two of the most iconic 2D platformers of the Wii U to the Nintendo Switch under one game in an edition that represents the peak of what those games can achieve, there's no doubt on that side. What it does not manage to do, however, is to provide incentives for those who already know the originals well enough, for those players New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe will simply feel like a repetition of a previous experience.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Horizon Chase Turbo brings a good and involving racing experience to the Nintendo Switch that succeeds at paying tribute to arcade classics of years gone by. With its simple but effective gameplay, enormous amount of content and top notch soundtrack, Horizon Chase Turbo may not reinvent the wheel or be a racing game revolution, but it's certain to captivate racing game enthusiasts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Less of a game and more of a fitness application, Fitness Boxing is fun and competent at what it does, and provides many ways of customizing the experience to the player's taste. While its soundtrack is far from being the most fitting to its theme and the motion capturing does not always translate what the player actually does, Fitness Boxing's variety and added handheld character make this a fun and entertaining experience as far as fitness games are concerned.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Moonfall Ultimate has some ambition when it draws inspiration from several renowned hack and slash and beat'em up games. The problem is, while its plot is minimally interesting and engaging, the game doesn't really present anything else that will strike a chord with the players and the combat system, its life and soul, is simply too dull, uninteresting and overly simplistic to give any trace of fun while paying Moonfall Ultimate.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    MagiCat has a lot of company within the platformers' genre. It may not be an outstanding masterpiece but it does have elements going for it, such as its lifespan, a visually attractive style and a good level of challenge. It doesn't open the gates of immortality, though, as it can end up feeling too repetitive and is just not as groundbreaking as its biggest influences but that does not mean fans of platform games should not give it a chance.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    99Vidas is a beat'em up that's competent at following the genre's conventions and which exhibits an interesting art style and soundtrack. Regardless of that, there are several elements which harm the game's experience, including some frustrating gameplay elements and a feeling of repetitiveness which make 99Vidas less enjoyable on single player modes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hover may feature an interesting art style and concept but the overall gameplay experience is a major disappointment. Due to its disengaging mechanics, regular framerate problems, maladjusted camera angles and overall feeling of repetitiveness, Hover ends up falling short of its major objectives.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Rogue Legacy comes with some good ideas that break away with some of the roguelike genre conventions. Its combat system is simple and fun and it features a progression system that can motivate players more easily to advance. While it still suffers from of the genre's ills and its difficulty level is not correctly implemented, Rogue Legacy has something that can appeal to fans of the roguelike genre and beyond, also thanks to its very good audiovisual environment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two follows on its predecessor and delivers a competent plot, with good moments of humour, a good voice acting work and an improved combat system. It doesn't fulfill all its promises, though, as the game lacks epic and captivating moments and not all technical issues have been solved before release, with overall problems in capturing the player's enthusiasm.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its approach to the series remains simple and intuitive, with a good use of the 3D component. Unfortunately its tutorial segments are too long and cumbersome, the game is too blatantly based on the Ghostbusters movie license and its low level of difficulty renders the game's tactical component rather irrelevant.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Its approach to the series remains simple and intuitive, with a good use of the 3D component. Unfortunately its tutorial segments are too long and cumbersome, the game is too blatantly based on the Ghostbusters movie license and its low level of difficulty renders the game's tactical component rather irrelevant.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Velocity 2X brings a very high-paced shooter with platforming elements to the Nintendo Switch and one which manages to both welcome new players and put up a significant challenge to veteran players. Thanks to its fun gameplay mechanics, non-linear levels in the most advanced stages of the game and overall variety of the game experience, Velocity 2X is another welcome addition to the Nintendo Switch catalogue.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Next Up Hero consists of a frantic, difficult and demanding experience that's coated in a cartoonish and seemingly harmless art style. Its technical issues can harm the experience at some points and its control scheme does not always feel intuitive, which coupled with the game's requirement to be online at all times can create some elements of frustration, even if those looking for such a tough experience will still get the most of it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Jackbox Party Pack 5 is a fun and memorable game that will get the players to contribute and to create hours of memorable moments. While the minigames involved often leave the feeling that something is missing, the game's nature and the way it is structured make it difficult not to enjoy it for its social side.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is a rare sighting in the Nintendo Switch catalogue when it comes to its genre. That being said, it keeps too many elements from its mobile device origins which don't belong to a console. While its multiplayer and career modes are something to praise, the game also features too long loading times and a sound environment which feels too neglected. Overall, Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is too expensive for what's on offer.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cities: Skylines has been adapted to the Nintendo Switch in a competent way that allows for this city management experience to be thoroughly enjoyed in a format that at first might not seem the most suitable. Despite a certain loss of detail when it comes to the visual environment, the game provides for some fun and involving moments and will certainly appeal to fans of city simulations.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Taking one of the world's most famous board games and converting it into a Nintendo Switch game could be a remarkable effort if it worked. Unfortunately that's not the case with this version of Risk. Everything that makes the original so entertaining and unforgettable is absent from this adaptation which, while mechanically competent, falls short at delivering in every other aspect which made Risk such a big name to begin with.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Blade Strangers brings together a series of characters that might not seem like they fit well in the same game but the result is a surprisingly fun fighting game, with good control mechanics and a welcome variety when it comes to the fighters. Its visuals need more work when it comes to their 3D rendering and the soundtrack does not stand out but the experience is overall amusing and easy to get into.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everspace is full of content...and of challenges too, this space-based roguelike features a motivating and dynamic world where it's easy to get lost and to get engaged in frantic combats, thanks to its steep difficulty curve. A very solid, satisfying and demanding production which will certainly keep its players around the Nintendo Switch for a long time.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This War of Mine puts the player at the centre of an absorbing war environment and uses its original gameplay mechanics to present a series of intense challenges that will make anyone who picks it up embed themselves with the game up to a surprising level. While there are technical issues that should be corrected, This War of Mine comes out mostly unscathed in its role as a story of war and survival.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    ARK: Survival Evolved is an experience that has the right idea and concept to do well. Unfortunately this gets throw away by a very poor visual execution, which botches the game's quality and renders it nearly unplayable. It's a pity, as there are several ideas in this game which could flourish in a different environment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Guacamelee! 2 may share a lot of aspects with its predecessor but that doesn't stand in the way of improving in several ways. Even better, this is a gem of a game, with a delightful sense of humour and an addictive Metroidvania-style gameplay that becomes even more fun when making use of its upgraded-to-four-player co-op mode.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    This remake of Toki brings back an arcade platformer classic to the Nintendo Switch catalogue in an effort that combines a gorgeous visual environment with plenty of nostalgic value. It doesn't go as far as it could, however, as the short lifespan and steep difficulty level make this experience to inaccessible for most players except those looking to revisit this classic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Regalia: Of Men and Monarchs - Royal Edition will grab the player's attention thanks to its plot and marvelous humour featured throughout the game, reinforced by the marvelous voice acting and visuals. Unfortunately its combat system does not follow suit and the experience ends up being less accessible and enjoyable than it should, aggravated by immensely long loading times.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sky Force Anniversary features some of the elements that are most appreciated by shoot'em up fans and adds to that an accessible gameplay and an interesting visual environment. It does less well when it comes to its content, which feels short and repetitive, and it doesn't pass the challenge of standing up to another game of the same series, also made available in the Nintendo Switch eShop.

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