Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 6,672 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 34% 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 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
6673 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Perhaps developer Natsume Atari intended to replicate the experience of wearing a Godzilla costume while filming a movie, but no gamer should ever have to endure gameplay this cumbersome and poorly designed.
    • 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]
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This isn’t a premier blend of pulp fiction. It’s just a pulpy mess.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This sucks rocks...Avoid this stinker at all costs. [Oct 2002, p.87]
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    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Thank God. Now I can stop pretending that I was having fun rocking out to Metallica and live my dream of playing backup cowbell in a cruise ship band version of “Yankee Doodle.”
    • 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]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It looks like a freakin' "Doom II" mode, except the framerate isn't as good. [Jan 2004, p.157]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There's really only one way to sum it all up. This game just sucks. [Sept. 2006, p.97]
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    • 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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    • 17 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are absolutely no redeeming qualities to Double Dragon II. The only people I can recommend this to are gamers that enjoy hate-playing the worst stuff just to make fun of it or Double Dragon fans who can't help but play every release no matter how terrible.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This isn’t a premier blend of pulp fiction. It’s just a pulpy mess.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If you play Fear Factor: Unleashed, you deserve to find forgiveness in the heart of no man. [Feb 2005, p.125]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The game, on the other hand, is just plain gruesome, and for all the wrong reasons. Avoid it like the plague. [Nov 2001, p.131]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Unlike "Gauntlet," Black Stone is so poorly executed, that it is absolutely no fun to play. [Feb 2003, p.104]
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    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dragon's Lair is a lot like the chicken pox. It's probable that you'll experience it once in your lifetime, and that's more than enough.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    These games might have been fun portables 20 years ago, but now they're too simple and boring. [Feb 2003, p.110]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • Critic Score
    Yes, it is worth revisiting, mostly on the merit of the original being such a great game. If you’ve played it before, you know what to expect, but it holds up well and the new mode is worth checking out (and it’s entirely optional if you ‘re not interested). If you’ve never played the original Mario & Luigi, then you should absolutely check it out. It was a great game in 2003, and through it may not by wholly improved, depending on how you feel about the visuals, it is still a fantastic game.

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