FNintendo's Scores

  • Games
For 764 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 29% higher than the average critic
  • 8% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Bayonetta 2
Lowest review score: 10 Chimpuzzle Pro
Score distribution:
764 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    ICEY successfully joins 2D platforms, RPG elements and some amazing combat moments. Thanks to its humour-filled narration and to a fluid an intense combat system and marvelous visual environment, Icey manages to stand out in a very good way within the Nintendo Switch catalogue. While its lifespan could certainly be longer, the game's humorous interactions help offsetting this flaw.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While this does not add anything to the shoot'em up classic, it brings this short but frantic challenge to more players as it allows the Switch audience to enjoy one of the most iconic arcade style shoot'em ups of the last two decades, even if less experienced players will find it frustrating.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Banner Saga is short but that does not stand on its way from being a fine tactical game with a very challenging combat system and plot options which can lead to some very surprising outcomes. Its marvelous visual environment helps it stand out and the characters will prove quite challenging to manage, even if the narrative could be presented in a more interesting way.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Legendary Eleven tries to capture the spirit of football's previous eras in a moment when the World Cup is about to start and while the intention is good (it certainly manages to do part of it), the execution throws its ambition on the ground. Due to a control system that makes the players feel like they are not in control at all and to a series of bugs and other technical flaws, the experience of Legendary Eleven is harmed beyond the levels of what is acceptable and the result is a game that is completely inadequate to what it proposes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Super Chariot tries to do something bold: to stand out, as a 2D platformer, in a Nintendo system. And it can't be blamed for trying, as the game feature a long and entertaining lifespan with a sharp gameplay that will keep players amused for some time, even more in its cooperative multiplayer mode, amidst its visually welcoming environments.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Late Shift does not resurrect the interactive movie genre back to its heyday but it is a competent effort in terms of visuals and acting performance, thanks to its artists and multiple choices. Unfortunately the results of the plot choices never truly make the player feel that there is a lot of interactivity and as such, Late Shift ends up feeling like a more limited piece of gaming that it would be expected to.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Immersive, involving, disturbing but also beautiful, Smoke and Sacrifice puts the player in a world where RPG and survival horror elements come into play in an effort that will allow the exploration of an immense world and which will keep players mired in its adventure for long, enjoyable hours.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A challenging and fun effort with an online-capable level editor, I, Zombie is not the most ambitious game every made and it's rather short and repetitive but that doesn't stand in the way of this being a good proposal for what it aims.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is not just a collection, it's a celebration of Street Fighter's three decades in gaming. Featuring twelve games, including some of the series' most iconic titles, as well as an enjoyable local multiplayer and a well designed online multiplayer (though not for all games in the collection), this might very well be one of the best collections ever made in the history of gaming.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole brings an amazingly accurate representation of the South Park universe to the Nintendo Switch with all the gems that the series is known for. The gameplay is that of a tactical RPG with countless character customization options and which will keep players entertained for a long time - thanks to the loading times, one can almost say the game's lifespan is extended.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It lacks content, making it easy to get tired of quickly enough. Its visual and sound limitations, a very short lifespan and lack of overall sense of identity make this a game that has virtually nothing going for itself and give it no reason for anyone to purchase it.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Like its name suggests, Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch intends to be the ultimate edition of the game that was originally released on the Wii U. This definitive edition certainly features several added values, including new maps and characters that make it a worthy game to look into. Where this definitive edition disappoints, though, is on its occasional performance issues when played as a handheld.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    While the intention is commendable and the game is certainly full of nostalgic elements, the gameplay falls blow expectations as it quickly feels unbalanced. The game is also rather short on content and its level design is far from appealing, which makes Raging Justice an effort that does not reach the threshold set by the classics of the genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Featuring a stunning visual environment, a long lifespan that will keep players coming back to it, accurate and fine tuned controls and a very well designed multiplayer mode, not to mention a wide amount of unlockable content, it's safe to say that Skies of Fury DX is a choice that will make many players happy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Super Rocket Shootout has a surprising concept that works in a way that's competent enough, despite its lack of a much needed online multiplayer mode. Thanks to a plot that's filled with humour, to a simple but addictive local multiplayer and to an overall gameplay that is rewarding and free of unnecessary difficulties, Super Rocket Shootout could really benefit from doing away with its compulsory tutorial mode and with a longer lifespan.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Animated Jigsaw: Beautiful Japanese Scenery features some interesting puzzle challenges...and that's about it. This experience is short and while competent, it brings nothing that does not exist already in other forms. To make things more difficult, moving the pieces around can turn into a frustrating experience, which is not something that should happen in a game where moving the pieces is the main action.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to its sense of humour, character creation tool and multiplayer mode, this easily becomes one of the best indie games available on the Nintendo Switch and something that can provide many hours of fun to one, and especially two players.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Swim Out is a simple, straightforward and unpretentious puzzle game that has no plot or narrative whatsoever and that features a very minimal aesthetic. This in no way means that Swim Out cannot do its job as a puzzle game, which it does quite well thanks to its unusual approach to puzzle games, which will prove enough to give players some hours of fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Featuring much more of a plot than its peers, Transcripted can start feeling repetitive after a while, despite its interesting concept, but that shouldn't put away those looking for something rather original.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aqua Kitty UDX may have an unusual premise but its core gameplay is still that of a 2D arcade-style shooter and one which does a satisfying job at that. While it could certainly be more demanding in terms of difficulty level, it offers some fun moments and its local co-op mode is certainly an asset.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Clusterpuck 99 is a fun and amusing mix of genres that makes use of simple and intuitive controls, a multiplayer component able to handle up to eight players and a competent AI to bring an experience that can certainly make for some fun hours around a Nintendo Switch, despite its lack of online play and a rather short lifespan when played solo.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Hollow could have gone further and cemented itself as a good proposal in the growing horror genre within the Nintendo Switch and it gets the ambiance right, including the good use of sound effects. It does not succeed at all it could, unfortunately, as its heavy and cumbersome gameplay, losses of fluidity and several technical issues end up plaguing the experience, whose plot is also too generic and unremarkable to make this a memorable horror game.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It quickly becomes repetitive on a short-term basis, partly because its levels and game modes are just endless recycling attempts of each other, and the game environment does not improve with its low quality soundtrack, all of these are factors that do not justify paying the high price requested for this effort.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Bit Dungeon+ brings dungeon crawling and roguelike elements to the Nintendo Switch along with a nostalgic art style and some fun combat moments. Unfortunately the game quickly feels like it's too simplistic. Adding to that, its skills system is quite difficult to understand and frequent glitches and a soundtrack that is unremarkable, at best, make Bit Dungeon an effort that is overall difficult to appreciate.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mercenaries Saga Chronicles brings a compilation of the first three games of the series to the Nintendo Switch and as far as tactical RPGs are concerned, they present an interesting and enjoyable gameplay with plenty of variety amidst the characters. Unfortunately the game does not leave its comfort zone and does not introduce any new elements that could make it stand out among its peers, with the aggravating factor that its plot is simply not compelling enough to command any interest among the players.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is back and with it, the best aspects of its previous incarnations, including the marvelous graphics, its memorable soundtrack and excellent level design. Its tuned difficulty level makes it accessible to all audiences and along with its charm and appeal, the Nintendo Switch has gained another gem for its ever growing catalog of games.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With plenty of missions, its lifespan stands out positively but its control system needs tweaking, as it often happens that players will find themselves in difficulties in several moments. At the same time, the game could also use some more individual charm of its own.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Owlboy is a magnificent piece of work with marvelous visual details, an amazing soundtrack and a very well-crafted plot. Its lifespan may not be the most expected for a game of its kind but Owlboy offers very good arguments on every other component that make this game stand out for the passion its creators put into it. Yet another gem arrives in the Nintendo Switch catalog.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Thanks to its ambiance, sound environment and plot, this is a good effort at creating a horror-themed game for the Nintendo Switch. It is not as immersive as it should be and it becomes inevitable to compare it to the original but Outlast 2 still has assets to allow it to stand on its own.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Layers of Fear Legacy features a simple and accessible gameplay mechanic that puts the player in a horror-themed adventure that includes a very detailed and well-designed visual environment, as well as some interesting puzzles. It doesn't live up to its full potential, though, as it could be much more immersive and feature more action moments and after some game time, it feels somewhat less appealing.

Top Trailers