Game Informer's Scores

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For 6,340 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 63% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 33% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
6340 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I hope some developer takes the gaffe that is Raw Danger, extracts the great idea at its center, and creates the blockbuster experience it has the potential to be. [June 2007, p.110]
    • 40 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a quick car combat fix before next year's Twisted Metal might be able to waste a few hours on this title, but they won't be wholly enjoyable hours. Since you can't save in the middle of a tournament, and some the later cups last a couple hours, the game eventually tests your endurance. I'd rather give bone marrow than sit through this Blood Drive again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's not as if the game itself is bad, it's that the technology is so horribly mangled that the delicious puzzle-laden universe is almost unplayable on Xbox. [June 2005, p.132]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game is generic at best, broken at worst, and falls short in its attempts to innovate cooperative play.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game is generic at best, broken at worst, and falls short in its attempts to innovate cooperative play.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game is generic at best, broken at worst, and falls short in its attempts to innovate cooperative play.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Reshef feels like it was assembed from various rejected design concepts and shards of concentrated boring. [Sept 2004, p.118]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A game that is likely to be frustrating to experienced players of the miniature game and nearly impossible to grasp for newcomers. [Dec 2006, p.157]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This sad excuse for a port doesn't even deserve a body bag. Just toss it in the river. [Nov. 2006, p.146]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game suffers from slow pacing throughout the eight-plus hour experience, which fittingly ends with an anticlimactic scene. You should just hit the ignore button on this one.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As I added up all of the areas in which Last Rebellion is lacking, I couldn’t figure out if the developer had great intentions that it just couldn’t execute or if the team simply didn’t care. Whatever the case, it’s one of the least polished and least impressive RPGs I’ve played this generation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even if you had fun with Point Blank, you'll forget it existed minutes later. [Aug 2006, p.92]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The vehicles don't act how they would in real life and it's so short on thrills that it needs to sit atop a stack of phone books to see over the dashboard. [Oct 2003, p.145]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Put simply, NARC is a mess. Every time it starts to show a little potential, it blindsides you with a nearly unplayable mission, amazing camera failure, or a flat-out boring sidequest. [May 2005, p.112]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The old saying, "the whoe is not equal to the sum of its parts," hold particularly true with Cruis'n Velocity. [Mar 2002, p.91]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This has to be one of the worst games I've had the displeasure of playing in quite some time. [Sept 2005, p.100]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Finding entertainment in Tank Tank Tank is like panning for gold in the bathtub – you're not going to find anything. I can see a group of businessmen amusing themselves with the game at a bar during happy hour, but they'd never want to bring that experience home. Like a culturally sensitive foreign joke, Tank Tank Tank fails to translate.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I'm not your financial advisor, and I don't care how you spend your money. As one human being to another, I feel a responsibility to advise you not to bother with this boring mess. There are way better bad games out there to play, and even more good ones that are worth your time.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I'm not your financial advisor, and I don't care how you spend your money. As one human being to another, I feel a responsibility to advise you not to bother with this boring mess. There are way better bad games out there to play, and even more good ones that are worth your time.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A Sound of Thunder is chock full of some of the worst box-pushing tasks I've ever seen. Then again, it's also home to some of the worst driving controls and blandest graphics I've seen, so I guess that shouldn't shock me. [Apr 2004, p.110]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Wow, generic platform games have reached a new pinnacle of dull and cliche. [Feb 2005, p.113]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sega's flavorless texture work spoils what could otherwise have been a visually exciting game. It's hard to recommend God of Thunder to even the most ardent of Thor fans. If you're looking for another Thor experience after seeing the film and paging through the character's 50 years worth of comic history, this game won't satisfy you.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Sega's flavorless texture work spoils what could otherwise have been a visually exciting game. It's hard to recommend God of Thunder to even the most ardent of Thor fans. If you're looking for another Thor experience after seeing the film and paging through the character's 50 years worth of comic history, this game won't satisfy you.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Mario and his pals starred in some great sports titles back in the Nintendo 64 days, but gameplay like this just doesn't cut it in 2011. [March 2011, p.93]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Several generations behind the quality we’re seeing in other PS2 first-person shooters. [Feb 2002, p.85]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    One of the stupidest, most disappointing games of all time. [Dec 2003, p.175]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Saw II doesn't just take a step backwards from the first game – it performs a reverse swan dive off a balcony into a swimming pool filled with razorblades.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Saw II doesn't just take a step backwards from the first game – it performs a reverse swan dive off a balcony into a swimming pool filled with razorblades.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Never has a hero looked so stupid. As catastrophic as these missteps are, they pale in comparison to Spidey’s egregious video game blunder, Friend or Foe. [Nov 2007, p.144]
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