TheManCalledScott’s 9.5 Games

Though the “near-perfect” score of 9.5 may not be quite as rare as a 10, they are still few and far between. They may not boast that perfect score, but they still deserve to stand side-by-side next to any 10. There are currently a total of 11 games that have earned a 9.5 by Wizard Dojo’s original author, TheManCalledScott.


 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Reviewed on: January 1, 2015

“Whether you’re old enough to get all the references or the Wii U is your first foray into the worlds of Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has something for everybody.” Read the full review 


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Reviewed on: February 21, 2015

“It can get tough, but for those willing to embrace its challenges, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a modern showcase of classic game design at its best.” Read the full review 


Super Mario 64

Reviewed on: March 30, 2015

“Super Mario 64 is still one of gaming’s wonderlands.” Read the full review


Mega Man 2

Reviewed on: May 18, 2015

“Video games have come a long way since Mega Man 2 was first released in 1989. But in so many ways, Mega Man 2 is still one of the all-time greats.” Read the full review


Super Mario Bros. 3

Reviewed on: September 16, 2015

“Super Mario Bros. 3 remains one of the greatest platformers ever made, one of the crown jewels of 8-bit gaming, and one of the finest games to don the Mario name.” Read the full review



Reviewed on: February 1, 2016

“If you love RPGs, Undertale is an absolute must-play. Undertale even follows in the footsteps of inspirations EarthBound and Mario RPG in being an RPG that’s fun and accessible even for those who aren’t fans of the genre. It’s one of those rare indy games that lives up to the reputation that precedes it, and a damn fine RPG under any criteria.” Read the full review. 



Reviewed on: February 29, 2016

“Bloodborne is nonetheless one of the best exclusives to be released on any Playstation console. For those with the patience for it, it’s well worth it.” Read the full review


Dark Souls III

Reviewed on: April 29, 2016

“It may not reinvent the series, but if this is truly to be its final installment, then Dark Souls III is a hell of a way to go out, solidifying the series as one of the most consistent, and richest, in gaming history.” Read the full review


Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Reviewed on: May 16, 2016

“This isn’t just Nathan Drake’s last ride, it’s also a culmination of Naughty Dog’s accomplishments that started over two decades ago, on the shoulders of a bandicoot.” Read the full review


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Reviewed on: May 4, 2017

“Mario Kart 8 was already the closest thing the series had to a definitive entry, and now as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it undoubtedly belongs on any list of the best Nintendo games.” Read the full review


Sonic Mania

Reviewed on: August 31, 2017

“From the obvious homages to the most esoteric of references, Sonic Mania oozes an unmistakeable love for all things Sonic (well, all the good things), and lives up to the very best games the blue hedgehog has ever starred in.” Read the full review