Game Informer's Scores

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For 6,373 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 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
6373 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is just so generic that even the track designs couldn't save this title. [Jan 2002, p.83]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The difficulty wouldn't be so frustrating if you could quickly retry the mission, but the load times are unforgivably long. [Dec 2001, p.93]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Apart from the controversial violence contained within, there's little of real value here. [Jan 2002, p.83]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game has about as much play to it as a crusty green booger. You'll marvel at it for a few seconds, only to realize that it's one of the world's most appalling abominations, then will flick it away. [July 2003, p.122]
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    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Outside of the occasional thrill of blowing some fool away with a shotgun or breaking a baseball bat over someone's head, there are no redeeming qualities to Final Fight: Streetwise. [Mar 2006, p.100]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We're talking like Weather Channel boring here. Guinness World Record boring. [Oct 2004, p.129]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s simply unacceptable for a retail game to have a major component of gameplay be as broken as Seven Kingdoms’ pathfinding and unit AI.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A mess of a title that's uninspired at best and nearly broken at worst.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What kills this title for me, though, is the ridiculous emphasis on scouting. How am I supposed to conquer the continent when I can only see what's happening on 20 percent of any given battle map? [Jan 2006, p.138]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's a bad game when it's working, but there are plenty of moments that make you wonder how it even got cleared for release. Enemy AI frequently freaks out, causing soldiers to endlessly sprint against walls (often firing their guns at the ground). At one point, the framerate dropped to unplayable levels, except it wasn't during a firefight – I was just walking around.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Given its diehard fan base, it would be easy for Nintendo to forget that the point of first-party launch titles is to sell consumers on the capabilities of a new system – especially when it has Breath of the Wild up its sleeve. But most consumers would like more than one reason to buy a new console, and 1-2-Switch is insultingly shallow. Nintendo has created an intriguing piece of hardware, but its default runner-up launch title presents the Switch like it's a cheap gimmick machine.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The motion controls are complete slop. [Dec 2007, p.146]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What kills this title for me, though, is the ridiculous emphasis on scouting. How am I supposed to conquer the continent when I can only see what's happening on 20 percent of any given battle map? [Jan 2006, p.138]
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    • 40 Critic Score
    We're talking like Weather Channel boring here. Guinness World Record boring. [Oct 2004, p.129]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Maybe some gamers will be pulled into the aquatic world of Steel Diver despite the limited content, tech demo quality, and seemingly broken multiplayer. For the majority of Nintendo fans, though, it's destined to become a strange and forgotten footnote in the publisher's history.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Winback 2 is an abysmal relic of gamings that sets a new low bar for itself and fails miserably to even hit that. [Jun 2006, p.112]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The visuals are a throwback to the early days of PS2, if not Dreamcast. [Aug 2003, p.91]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay mixes first-person action with a rune-drawing-like spellcasting mechanic similiar to "Lost Magic", but every aspect is unresponsive, sluggish, and repetitive. [Oct. 2006, p.114]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everything else, from collision detection to control to having only three different cars as traffic, adds up to this game biting the big one. [May 2003, p.94]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rabbids Land's dull and repetitive minigames ruin a party already soured by slow pacing and tedious dice rolling.
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    • 38 Critic Score
    While Ice Nine is based on the "Duke Nukem Advance" engine, it doesn't offer the wit or intelligence (or shooting accuracy) of its precursor. [Apr 2004, p.110]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Ugly and boring. [Jan 2003, p.121]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Needless to say, I played this entire game tense, angry, and praying that the next level would be the last. I never really felt like I was in control at any point during the game. The summer movie games usually bring misery, but I never expected them to bring this much pain.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    An uninspired nightmare that tarnishes the Star Wars name. [Dec 2001, p.115]
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    • 33 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    I have nothing positive to say about this game. I even hate the menu screen. Perhaps the best thing I can come up with is that this miserable piece of trash is so awful that it’s destined to be the worst-selling game of the PS3 launch.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Needless to say, I played this entire game tense, angry, and praying that the next level would be the last. I never really felt like I was in control at any point during the game. The summer movie games usually bring misery, but I never expected them to bring this much pain.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A miserable piece of digital vomit. [Apr 2005, p.120]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    There are online and offline multiplayer options, but extra players really only add an additional voice to help point out flaws and frustrations. It also gets incredibly chaotic. Suddenly half the bullets on screen belong to a cooperative partner and it becomes difficult to distinguish properly between enemy and friendly fire.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    There is little in the way of discernable strategy or skill, the controls are never explained, and they’re unresponsive once you do figure them out. If this game had a head, it should hang it in shame for claiming to be part of the 360 library.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A miserable piece of digital vomit. [Apr 2005, p.120]
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