Game Informer's Scores

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For 6,220 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 God of War
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
6220 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its sublime mix of puzzles, great bosses, perfectly paced exploration, and enormous variety make this an utterly amazing adventure. [Nov 2005, p.176]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The moment you finish the game, you'll be chomping at the bit for the inevitable Assassin's Creed III. [Dec 2010, p.112]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The near-flawless execution on every level makes the brilliant concepts at the game's core shine through with perfect clarity. Even if you've never played or so much as heard of the original game, Orcs Must Die 2 is worth a place of honor in your collection.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While not boasting a tone of new content, you can't help but find yourself completely entranced by the updated sequences and newfound graphical realism...Something that you'll cherish for a lifetime. [Mar 2004, p.108]
    • 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]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As was the case seven years ago, I jumped out of my seat more times than I care to admit. The suspense is far greater. The gore more defined. [June 2002, p.80]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It might not be the huge revolution some hoped it would be, but this is a highly enjoyable and well-crafted trip down memory lane. [July 2006, p.112]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The character models are astounding, and some of the best I've seen in this genre. [May 2002, p.87]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Well written and expertly implemented. [Jan 2003, p.119]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The lackluster multiplayer is absolutely no reason to avoid what is otherwise one of the best action adventures I’ve ever played.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Crystal Dynamics has nailed a pitch-perfect new vision for one of gaming’s most recognizable characters, and revitalizes her for what I hope will be many more installments.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A crowning accomplishment for video games and one of the finest Star Wars stories ever told. [Feb 2005, p.120]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gameplay exceeds any baseball title to date! [Apr 2003, p.83]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This release is nothing if not ridiculously and deliciously addictive. [Mar 2002, p.86]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Dark Souls III successfully replicates the winning formula of the Souls series, a wondrous combination of majestic boss battles, incredible layered environments full of secrets, and precise combat that can make other action RPGs difficult to play once you’ve mastered the art. If you’ve never played the series, this is a great place to begin, offering a bit more direction in the early game before opening up. If you’ve already played the series, you can feel confident that From Software hasn’t lost its touch.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Another nice addition is the "woozy" camera angles that appear when you or an opponent is nearly knocked down. It's a small touch, but a very dramatic one. [March 2005, p.115]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    What is astounding is the replay value and depth added to the off the course shenanigans... Just like in real life, the coming of Tiger has changed the sport forever. [Oct 2003, p.139]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you haven't already, go out and buy it. It's just that simple. [Apr 2007, p.104]
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    • 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]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The extreme polish evident in the final product makes it all worthwhile. Both single- and multiplayer shine - at long last redeeming DICE for the crappy bot-fests offline players had to endure in previous games in the series. [July 2008, p.82]
    • 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]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With more depth than all of Minnesota's lakes combined, Glaius offers a level of immersion that no other strategy game can offer. Complex as the game is, the basic premise is deceptively simple. [Oct 2003, p.137]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Another nice addition is the "woozy" camera angles that appear when you or an opponent is nearly knocked down. It's a small touch, but a very dramatic one. [March 2005, p.115]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I have few complaints about this second and final expansion to Civilization V. My favorite game in recent years is better than ever thanks to Brave New World. The way Firaxis has fleshed out the thin areas of the game without screwing up the many things it does right is impressive. Peaceful no longer means passive.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Enemy Within adds more troop customization options, fearsome enemy units, and new levels to explore. Anyone who loves an intense firefight should test their mettle on Enemy Within.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game was so finely balanced that I thought adding to it would disrupt its strategic flow, but Firaxis has released an expansion that slides between Enemy Unknown’s cracks, filling in some gaps I didn’t even realize existed, further diversifying the tactics without disrupting XCOM’s delicate balance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game often throws you curveballs; you can easily have a rookie wander too deep into the battlefield and suddenly alert three units of enemies. However, dealing with the bad hands you’re dealt is what makes XCOM’s battles so exciting – and often leads to creative problem solving.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is possibly the most versatile gunslinger in video games. [Jan 2003, p.91]
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    • 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]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A three-on-three b-ball masterpiece. [May 2002, p.84]
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