Game Informer's Scores

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For 5,915 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 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,915 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I play role-playing games to explore fantastic worlds, interact with interesting characters, and pull off *** stunts that only a world-saving hero could accomplish. The Witcher 2 obliterates all but the best competition on those criteria. As frustrating as it can be at times, this adventure's charms vastly outweigh its warts.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The delicious platforming is paired with great writing, nice art direction, and a story that you don't want me to spoil for you. [Jan 2006, p.134]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A highly atmospheric, gorgeous title with a variety of mind-bending puzzles. The ride is over quickly, but it will stick with me for quite some time.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I am referring to how much I think Microsoft's controller will feel more natural in your hand, due to the rough similarities between it and the DC's. [Mar 2002, p.85]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A hell of a package. It's sort of a shame that so much of it is recycled from the last game, but nobody stops eating their favorite food because it's similar every time - and this is the Kobe beef of tactical FPS. [Apr 2008, p.80]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The final boss is one of the coolest-looking foes I've faced in a long time, and overall the graphics are great. [Feb 2005, p.118]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I'm blown away by how well this title has been ported to PSP. [May 2005, p.136]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Idol Minds did a wonderful job sprucing up Insomniac's celebrated action-platforming series. It rarely occurred to me while playing that these are gussied-up versions of last-gen games. Few modern games boast such strong levels of writing, pacing, and gameplay. Whether you're a Ratchet enthusiast or a series newcomer, this collection is a ton of fun.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    "NBA 2K1" was, in my opinion, the best basketball simulation ever made. That is, until I played this one. [Dec 2001, p.112]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy XIII is an excellent game regardless of what system you're playing on. However, the Xbox 360 version's graphics are a few steps behind, with noticeable compression in the cutscenes and less impressive lighting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The addition of a robust multiplayer mode makes this homecoming all the sweeter. [Dec 2005, p.188]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game doesn’t have much new content. A few new courts and characters won’t attract anyone who’s spent serious time on the GC version. Still, I couldn’t help but find myself getting wrapped up it the game again, even if I had the nagging feeling that this version seemed a little easier than it had before.
    • 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]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Everything a fan of the series could want. There are more opportunities for dual army control (like the final battle in the original) as well as much more challenging maps to defeat. [July 2003, p.121]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Might just be the best racing game for the sytsem. [August 2002, p.86]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The critical path is incredibly long and is joined by bonus comic missions for most of the characters. The teammate AI is very impressive, often getting to baddies before you even see them, but once again, Raven has designed a game that is better through cooperative play.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A bluebrint on how to make a very good movie-based game. [Jan 2003, p.99]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    For the second year running, MVP is home to the best all around gameplay package. The pressure sensitive pitching mechanic, and sheer intensity of batting best exemplify the realism of the sport and skills that it takes to excel. [Apr 2004, p.93]
    • 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]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If Resident Evil is Aliens, Amnesia is Alien. Frictional Games has created something wholly unlike the traditional horror game. Amnesia shows us by example that gaming has entirely new realms to explore. The price of admission is only $20 through your digital retailer of choice. Do the right thing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The critical path is incredibly long and is joined by bonus comic missions for most of the characters. The teammate AI is very impressive, often getting to baddies before you even see them, but once again, Raven has designed a game that is better through cooperative play.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Barreling down a busy street at 120 mph made my heart race and palms sweat. [Dec 2003, p.172]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    With a staggering revamp that touched upon almost all aspects of the game and modes that keep things interesting, Reaper of Souls isn’t so much an expansion as it is a completely new game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's a brilliant design, and a generation ahead of where EA is today. [Dec 2002, p.142]
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    • 84 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]
    • 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]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    There is a metric ton of game to be enjoyed here, and I heartily recommend it to anyone with a lick of interest in the subject matter. Small annoyances, like a mediocre overworld interface and the occasional unit AI breakdown in the RTS battles, are nowhere near enough to diminish this game’s overall genius.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The first expansion set for Hearthstone is a major step forward for the already accessible and fun game, and I hope to see even more variety as we move past Goblins vs Gnomes into the future of the digital card game.
    • 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]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Having good graphics, excellent controls, creative gameplay with lots of circus staples (think water tanks and cannons), and genius character animation buts Aero into his own class of goodness. [Sept 2002, p.94]
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