Game Informer's Scores

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For 6,239 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 III
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
6239 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The wry subtlety of the novels' text pops up once in a while, but not nearly enough, which leaves only a derivative and dull game where there could have been a humorous midadventure. [Jan 2005, p.119]
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    • 79 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    If you’re a Silent Hill fan interested in a fresh take on the stale formula, this Wii entry may be the Cheryl you’ve been searching for – but it comes at a cost.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The game's one noteable feat - online, cooperative multiplayer. This, I am delighted to say, works swimmingly. [Feb 2006, p.102]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This Olympic hopeful loses its flavor after you play through each event just once or twice. [Aug 2004, p.100]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although there's really nothing outrageously bad about Dino Thunder, I ofter found myself a little bored with being a giaint robotic dinosaur, which just shouldn't happen. [Dec 2004, p.16]
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    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Just Dance series was design to be a party game, and, sadly, it doesn't perform well outside of that kind of atmosphere.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When you look past the mask of satirical humor this game puts on, My World, My Way is just a parade of tired mechanics orbiting a single cool concept.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What this franchise did to deserve a sequel I really don't know. [Apr 2006, p.118]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As beloved as the subgenre and the original Nexuiz mod are among a certain crowd, this Xbox Live Arcade remake is nothing more than a haphazard port of a 2005 mod for a game that came out 10 years ago – except you have to pay money for it. Those of us older folks who are nostalgic for the gameplay Nexuiz emulates likely have a PC that runs any of the dozens of excellent alternatives, and the younger console crowd has plenty of more modern shooters to choose from.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Boom Beach gives you more strategic options than its predecessor, but it is still designed to create lulls that encourage you to pay to speed up the clock, limiting the average player’s access to its best features.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A fairly well-rounded angling title that doesn't really jump off the deep end in any particular area. [Feb 2002, p.100]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The root of the problem is gameplay balance and enemy AI. [Feb 2003, p.96]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I applaud the ambition, but not every grand venture ends with triumph.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Apart from the animal stuff, the core game has also undergone some tweaks, like a greater sense of ownership of your surroundings. It doesn't make Pets more fun, though; the lack of sufficient rewards and direction neuters the whole experience and makes it a chore to play.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The problems with the passing game are major, including a lack of touch on the ball, receivers who stop to catch passes, and iffy collision detection in general. [Jan 2002, p.83]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    When you’re dancing Spotlight is fun, but it is easily the weakest game in the Dance Central series.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Simply put, this title's characters, plot, and dialogue are hackneyed and verging on painful. Every joke falls flat, and every plot twist seems scraped from the bottom of Indiana Jones' barrel. [Apr 2004, p.91]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The level designs are simply atrocious and have no flow to them whatsoever. [Jan 2005, p.145]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The novelty of playing around with augmented reality will quickly wear out under the weight of the game's shallowness and obnoxious demeanor.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A great concept, but I just don't think the PS2 version of the EyeToy technology has the horsepower to pull it off. [Dec 2005, p.176]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I had a good time playing Cloud Patrol for a few minutes here and there, but I could never see myself playing for extended marathon sessions. That addictive "one more game to improve my score" quality isn't there.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    How does this game handle? Well, to quote "Airplane"'s Ted Striker: "Sluggish - like a wet sponge." [July 2002, p.83]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The story may be new, but the boring battle system and frustrating quests are all too familiar. Its simplicity is charming at points (especially in the dialogue), but ultimately isn’t enough to salvage the whole game.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s a unique take on open world play, and its almost nihilistic fixation on violence for the sake of violence has a satirical and darkly comedic edge. Unfortunately, the repetition and lack of substance behind the flash left me cold.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    During Dawn of Fate, I would get so turned around, I found myself back at the beginning of a level, instead of pressing on into the next sections. [Oct 2002, p.91]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    What makes Regeneration falter is the fact that it's bland, repetitive, and uninspired - like Carson Daily. [Oct 2005, p.126]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An almost totally uninspired 3D brawler that doesn’t avoid any of the common pitfalls of the genre. Locking the camera close in behind the character’s head is almost never a good idea, and certainly not in this case. The automatic targeting mechanic bugs out at least once every five minutes of play. Enemies are too predictable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    By the time the final encounter came around, I wasn't looking forward to a satisfying conclusion. I was just ready for the game to conclude.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Playing through State of Emergency 2 is a lot like watching a decent actor try to produce a real performance in a straight-to-video horror movie. [Apr 2006, p.122]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all the improvement Sarge's War shows over its predecessors, it's still only average at best. [May 2003, p.86]
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