Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 6,219 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 Halo 2
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
6219 game reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    As improved as the Resident Evil 4 controls were compared to the tank-like schemes of its predecessors, they still aren’t ideal. The final version of the game would have been the perfect time for Capcom to polish the controls with new features that nearly every game now takes for granted – like strafing and being able to shoot your gun while moving. Unfortunately, Leon still isn’t capable of performing these basic moves.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Drives the gameplay stake through the heart of this genre, and keeps on stabbing. [Jan 2003, p.116]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Like Sudoku or crossword puzzles, this is one of those endlessly replayable games. The solution is always there, right in front of you. It’s just a matter of using logic and careful planning to place the block correctly.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Combine its lengthy single-player experience with the new co-op and head-to-head modes, and you can’t help but love this classic reborn.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game's quality stays consistently outstanding throughout; there isn't a minute of filler content to be found anywhere in single-player or co-op.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Oblivion on PS3 is one of the biggest and most impressive role-playing games in history, and you owe it to yourself to play it if you haven’t already experienced it elsewhere.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This is one of the most sophisticated, entertaining, and historically accurate strategy games ever made.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Technical wizardry is married to artistic brilliance throughout the presentation, from the oddly beautiful vistas of a post-apocalyptic Earth to the creepy alien Citadel...This will be remembered as a historic occasion in gaming. [Dec 2004, p.184]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Instead of desperately switching through the clumsy auto-targeting, now you're capping fools with a simple flick of the mouse. It's awesome. [August 2002, p.89]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Even if you already have a copy of the original game in your library, Black is an absolute necessity. [Oct 2005, p.140]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Its stunning visual style, high concept story, and wildly open level design are like nothing else, even if too much repetition begins to frustrate in the later hours. It’s a game people will still be talking about five years from now.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Prince of Persia isn't the greatest game ever made, but it is most certainly close. [Jan 2004, p.145]
    • 79 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Prey is a masterpiece that simply should not be missed. [Aug 2006, p.80]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game's quality stays consistently outstanding throughout; there isn't a minute of filler content to be found anywhere in single-player or co-op.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I can't even begin to describe how addictive the gameplay has become. I actually found myself bouncing around in my chair and holding my breath when I would try to throw one more rotation into a trick. [Nov 2003, p.134]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It's one of the biggest, most content rich games I've ever had the pleasure of playing.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    The game's quality stays consistently outstanding throughout; there isn't a minute of filler content to be found anywhere in single-player or co-op.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    One of the best games of the year, and should be a no-brainer for anyone looking for an exciting new adventure to dive into. That said, it comes with a warning: Expect to be humbled by its difficulty. Death comes quickly.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Assassin’s Creed II is a complex, mature, and engaging journey from beginning to end. It stands as a benchmark for design that combines innovative ideas with tried-and-true techniques to create one of the great games of this generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rise of the Tomb Raider captures the thrill of being an adventurer and leaves you thinking about Lara's next move. You have daredevil sequences, heroic moments, fun exploration, and exciting fights that even Indiana Jones would envy. If Crystal Dynamics keeps raising the bar from here, I can't wait to see what's next for Lara.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    You're constantly under the gun in XCOM 2, and the deck is often stacked against you. Firaxis' masterclass in strategy design has you second-guessing all your choices and analyzing your smallest decisions. It might sound stressful, and at times it is, but XCOM 2's battles are so compelling that it's easy to pick yourself up after defeat and jump back into the fray. Successfully navigating XCOM 2's storm of difficult choices is enough to make you feel like a true legend.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    This game does what all RPGs (and good books) set out to do: harness your emotions. I couldn't recomend it more. [Dec 2002, p.107]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    If you're a devotee to "Quake," "UT," FPSs, or online games in general, this is certainly a ride you won't want to miss. [Dec 2002, p.147]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I doubt Echoes will bring too many new players into the Metroid fold, but if you are an addict like myself, you will enjoy each and every frustrating minute. [Jan 2005, p.126]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    We finally have a high quality port of the game that is probably my favorite ever: "Super Mario Bros. 3." [Nov 2003, p.176]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Not content to settle for second place, DICE throws down the gauntlet with Bad Company 2, delivering its best multiplayer package since Battlefield 2 and a remarkably improved single-player campaign that openly mocks its rival while cribbing from them at the same time. [Issue#203, p.84]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Undertale may not be the prettiest game at the ball, but it is a fantastic, unique take on a classic genre that defies all expectations.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    With Dark Athena releasing on all high-powered consoles, there is absolutely no excuse not to play this incredible game.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    I suggest you do yourself a favor and get both NFL 2K3 and Madden this year, because this contest just went into overtime. [Sept 2002, p.79]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    Rocksteady built a special experience that dazzles with its cleverness, intelligence, and ability to shift from kick-ass Batman moments to emotional gut punches to scenes stripped straight from some of Batman's greatest comic book stories. Lock yourself away, avoid social media and friends, and finish this game. You won't want this one spoiled for you.