Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,955 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:
5,955 game reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    The environments are bland, the characters have no dialogue, and the puzzles are illogical. [Dec 2003, p.159]
    • 36 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    How Sony thinks Kung Fu Rider justifies being a full retail release (even with the reduced $40 price tag) is beyond me.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    This weird ass-end swing out makes circuit racing all but impossible until you re-learn the concepts of physics, weight distribution, and even gravity. [Feb 2005, p.125]
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    • 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]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Those patient enough to suffer through the initial gameplay inadequacies are rewarded with horrible, low-quality cutscenes, a “special” Accelerator Suit ability that often drains during said cutscenes, unreachable power-ups that hover just out of grasp, the worst vehicle controls I’ve used in years, and voice overacting that makes the guy who says “killing spree” in Unreal Tournament sound understated.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Back on the N64, the world-twisting gimmick may have been enough to make Flip's Twisted World stand out. These days, though, it feels like a one-off idea that Super Mario Galaxy 2 might have used on a single level before abandoning for even wilder gameplay tricks. In fact, being in such incredible company on the Wii is possibly the game's biggest mistake; on a console flooded with platformers, Flip's Twisted World is among the worst.
    • 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]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Trite dialogue, mindless quests, bland gameplay, and boring textures. [Nov 2003, p.170]
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    • 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.
    • 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]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 33 Critic Score
    Like those vacuum-powered hair trimmers, this one sucks while it cuts. [July 2004, p.116]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Like a waterlogged corpse afloat in a handheld sea, Jack Sparrow's PSP adventure stinks. [Sept. 2006, p.100]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Simply put, this game is bad and I hate it. [Nov. 2006, p.140]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
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    About as soulless as the faceless Activision suit that signed off on its feast of mundane side-scrolling. [Oct 2002, p.94]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The mech-combat genre isn't overflowing with alternatives, but they do exist. Save yourself the aggravation and pick any one of those. You won't do any worse.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    AMY
    As a downloadable title, I wasn't expecting Amy to measure up against the triple-A juggernauts of the survival horror genre. However, I was expecting a game that was at least playable and contained some kind of entertainment. Make no mistake: Whether Amy is delivered to you via download, retail SKU, direct brain wave, or retinal implant, it is terrible and should be avoided.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Offering police pursuit races, takedown-focused bouts, and several other modes doesn't help Asphalt 3D's cause in the least. It's a buggy mess, and the controls are awful enough to make it a chore even when the game is functioning correctly.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Playing this game is like someone shoving a wire brush down your esophagus then pulling it out your you-know-what. [Jan 2003, p.102]
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    • 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]
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    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The nuts and bolts of gameplay are apocalyptic failures, but the awfulness doesn't stop there. Managing games is utterly pointless. [Feb 2009, p.85]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Please don't do any more games like this, The Rock. You deserve better. [Nov. 2006, p.130]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The nuts and bolts of gameplay are apocalyptic failures, but the awfulness doesn't stop there. Managing games is utterly pointless. [Feb 2009, p.85]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game doesn't even live up to the first four PSX titles in the series. It's that bad. I just feel dirty playing it, and Sony should feel worse for publishing it. [Jan 2002, p.88]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If anything, the game did show me how much torment I can put up with before breaking down, sobbing, and pleading to make it stop. [Dec 2002, p.125]
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    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The nuts and bolts of gameplay are apocalyptic failures, but the awfulness doesn't stop there. Managing games is utterly pointless. [Feb 2009, p.85]
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    • 47 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]