Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,778 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Fusion
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,778 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It may be management freaks like myself who derive the most from this year's Madden. [Sept 2003, p.105]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You would be hard-pressed to find a more intense experience in any entertainment medium. [Jan 2004, p.120]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Well written and expertly implemented. [Jan 2003, p.119]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Westwood shows us once again that it knows how to improve upon near perfection. [Dec 2001, p.116]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Accuracy reigns over adrenaline, and NBA 2K is the king of video hoops yet again. [Nov 2002, p.118]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A fantastic game – get off your can and go get it before that fat guy across the street beats you to the store. [Apr 2002, p.72]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The scope is magnificent, and like "Shogun: Total War," conflict has really taken on this type of epic feeling for me. [Oct 2002, p.93]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gameplay exceeds any baseball title to date! [Apr 2003, p.83]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This game does retain its glory, but you actually have to work, and work hard, to find it. [Dec 2002, p.106]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Sometimes the fighting gets so intense, you can feel the fate of Middle Earth weighing down on you more and more wtih each blow. [Dec 2002, p.111]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Having the freedom to tackle challenges in a less linear fashion is definitely a strength, but the open-ended play that comes with traversing a massive city is more of a curse than anything. [Nov 2003, p.136]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is possibly the most versatile gunslinger in video games. [Jan 2003, p.91]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you're a tennis fan, I don't know what else you could ask for. [Sept 2002, p.81]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Generals will serve to entertain you for months on end, what with its robust multiplayer segment that adequately supplements the game's addictive single-player portion. [Apr 2003, p.94]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The most intense experience by far comes from the Marine plotline...The subtle musical score, accompanied by extended periods of pulse-pounding suspense, are punctuated by frenzied moments of sheer terror as you fight to stay alive. [Jan 2002, p.92]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    On several occasions, I found myself staring in awe at the little details Naughty Dog so meticulously included. [Jan 2002, p.76]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    From the living city in which you reside, to the incredibly realistic vehicles, this title has the heart and sould of a blockbuster. [Nov 2002, p.147]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The intensity of the battles draws the players in, but the ability to improve your avatar...keeps you coming back for more. [July 2003, p.118]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It is quite possibly the best one-player, action-intensive shooter ever. Yes, the multiplayer is good, but the true strength of this title is in the solo experience. [May 2004, p.105]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The most remarkable achievement that I noticed during my all-too-short time with DS is the utter and complete absence of loading times anywhere, in any level. [June 2002, p.85]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A beautifully conceived piece of software, and I've never seen a galaxy come to life like I did during my time with this title. [Dec 2002, p.146]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The near Zen-like state that is required to pull off the scenes - and the adrenaline rush that goes along with it - is what makes Stuntman the great game it is. [July 2002, p.78]
    • 77 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Everything about this title makes the previous installments seem archaic in comparison. [Nov 2001, p.100]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It feels like the development team took everything that wasn't completely awesome in the first game, shot it in the face, and smoothed over the holes with buttery goodness. [Dec 2003, p.179]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The stages are the best collection of any Tony game, and show Neversoft's level of design brilliance. [Dec 2003, p.128]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Racing games this good are almost nonexistent. [Nov 2002, p.112]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A game that borrows a page from the glory days of Crash Bandicoot and delivers a gameplay experience that sticks to its guns and keeps the action constant. [Nov 2002, p.108]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The complete package for RPG enthusiasts. The exhilarating heights of the story are equaled by great gameplay depth. [Mar 2003, p.80]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If action/sports is your thing, buying this game could be the smartest move you make all year. [July 2002, p.81]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The reason that I liked this edition of The Sims, in particular, is that the missions move along quicker than the real world or past versions of the game have offered. [Jan 2004, p.130]