Game Informer's Scores

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For 5,843 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 0.7 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:
5,843 game reviews
    • 35 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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    • 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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    • 38 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I know the Nintendo party line stresses gameplay over graphics, but taking a majestic title like Far Cry and giving it the Wii treatment is like getting your Ferrari tuned up by a guy who normally works on Chevy Impalas. It doesn’t make much sense to port a franchise known for its amazing visuals, open-ended action, and dynamic enemy AI to a system lacking the power to achieve any of the above on the scale accomplished by the original game.
    • 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]
    • 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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    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The general structure is annoying, but it's really the obtuse design that ensures that every second you play Valhalla Knights is irritating. [Mar 2007, p.107]
    • 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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    • 59 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.
    • 62 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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    • 34 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The sad decline of the Destroy All Humans franchise is a minor tragedy, because the core idea here is fantastic. [Feb 2009, p.85]
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    • 33 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Much like an American Ninja or Iron Eagle movie, if you see Target: Terror in the bargain bin, pick it up for a laugh. For the full price, however, get your shooting fix elsewhere.
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    • 45 Critic Score
    The game is boring, but even more problematic is its occasional trouble recognizing simple actions. [Feb 2009, p.87]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The only impressive thing about Wii Party is how Nintendo dumbed down and removed the soul from a franchise that was already as stupid and soulless as Mario Party.
    • 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.
    • 47 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.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This Wii shooter is hardly worthy of its namesake, delivering a predicable and ultimately forgettable shooter hampered by poor controls and uninspired level design. Let's hope Future Soldier has a more promising battle plan.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Tron: Evolution will probably have a handful of defenders, but I can't reasonably suggest that anyone play it. It's a shoddy experience that ultimately isn't much fun. Tron superfans would do better simply watching the movie again and calling it a day. [Jan 2011, p.80]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Tron: Evolution will probably have a handful of defenders, but I can't reasonably suggest that anyone play it. It's a shoddy experience that ultimately isn't much fun. Tron superfans would do better simply watching the movie again and calling it a day.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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]
    • 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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    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A sub-par fighting game whose action plods along with the raging speed of an awards show. [May 2003, p.94]
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    • 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]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The scope of this title covers the final third of the Legacy of Goku storyline, but it does so in splotchy, episodic segments relying on the most generic "walk around, talk to people, and fight things" formula. [Oct 2004, p.147]
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