Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,715 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 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,715 game reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's frustrating and repetitive to the extreme. You owe the fruit of your loins something better. [Dec 2004, p.190]
    • 30 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It pretty much fails on every conceivable front and can't hold a candle to 99 percent of the games currently in the Xbox library. To serve, protect, but more realistically, to suck. [May 2003, p.91]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Everything in this title borders on barely functional, from the blurry graphics (no, that isn't Vaseline on your TV screen) to the imprecise targeting. [Aug 2004, p.96]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The environments are bland, the characters have no dialogue, and the puzzles are illogical. [Dec 2003, p.159]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Where the game falls depressingly short is in Level-5 ignoring the many valid criticisms of the first game and churning out a cookie-cutter sequel that is even more of a rehash than the average yearly sports title or shooter franchise.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Like those vacuum-powered hair trimmers, this one sucks while it cuts. [July 2004, p.116]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Given just how unresponsive and sticky the gameplay is, a strong case can be made that a turd in a toilet has far greater functionalty than the controls in this game. [Dec 2004, p.177]
    • 41 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    It pains me to say this, but turn off your TV and just read the book or head to your local theater. This is a story everyone must experience, just don’t try interacting with it.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    It pains me to say this, but turn off your TV and just read the book or head to your local theater. This is a story everyone must experience, just don’t try interacting with it.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    It pains me to say this, but turn off your TV and just read the book or head to your local theater. This is a story everyone must experience, just don’t try interacting with it.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Tears of joy rolled down my cheeks at the exact moment that I ejected this game from my Xbox. I then proceeded to toss it on the floor and violently smash it with a sledgehamer into a thousand little pieces. [Jan 2003, p.114]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Trite dialogue, mindless quests, bland gameplay, and boring textures. [Nov 2003, p.170]
    • tbd Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Rarely do [fishing games] just stink like rotting fish guts after five days roasting in the sun. Which, coincidentally, is how bad this game stinks. [July 2003, p.107]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It looks like a freakin' "Doom II" mode, except the framerate isn't as good. [Jan 2004, p.157]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If youre seriously interested in this "game," you're probably a loser who's embarrassed to buy porn, and way too chicken to actually talk to a real girl. [Oct 2004, p.129]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The story is delivered witih all the emotion of a grade school play. This woldn't be such a bad thing, if the gameplay weren't absolutely abysmal. [Dec 2002, p.122]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Please don't do any more games like this, The Rock. You deserve better. [Nov. 2006, p.130]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Like a waterlogged corpse afloat in a handheld sea, Jack Sparrow's PSP adventure stinks. [Sept. 2006, p.100]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Simply put, this game is bad and I hate it. [Nov. 2006, p.140]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's really only one way to sum it all up. This game just sucks. [Sept. 2006, p.97]
    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This is a quirky Japanese kissing game. I say kiss it goodbye, because it’s not worth your time. Some games are just made broken. I don’t mean broken in the bug-riddled sense, but Chulip is probably one of the most poorly designed games I have ever played.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Speaking of lack of combat, the first boss battle doesn’t even kick in until level nine – and it sucks!
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With the number of average-to-outstanding FPS titles available on next-gen consoles, there’s absolutely no reason to waste your time with this disaster.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With the number of average-to-outstanding FPS titles available on next-gen consoles, there’s absolutely no reason to waste your time with this disaster.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    With the number of average-to-outstanding FPS titles available on next-gen consoles, there’s absolutely no reason to waste your time with this disaster. [Apr 2008, p.86]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Laughably bad dialogue combines with broken combat and tedious gameplay to create one of the worst games in years. Choose the Wii version, and you’re in for a special form of torture, as your camera wildly wheels about and an added layer of stupidity is included while aiming a weapon.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A description of Eco-Creature’s controls could easily read like a manual on how not to design an RTS.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The simplistic flick-your-wrist-and-sometimes-press-a-button interface is probably great for testing the motor skills of chimpanzees, but humans should do themselves a favor and use this same arm motion to fling this Hudson game into the Hudson River.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This isn’t a premier blend of pulp fiction. It’s just a pulpy mess.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This isn’t a premier blend of pulp fiction. It’s just a pulpy mess.