Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 6,353 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 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
6353 game reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    I absolutely love the off-the-wall concept...The only thing that truly hold this title back is the racing. It's just way too slow and clunky. [Oct 2004, p.136]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Some great ideas (art style, reversal system), but it still can’t hang. [Feb 2002, p.85]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    That potential clearly exists in the final version, but woefully underdeveloped single-player and multiplayer offerings ultimately suck the air out of the cockpit. [Tested with Oculus Rift]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Unless you’re a hardcore fan of the book series and film, I’d take a pass on Eragon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Playing against the AI is tedious and boring in the extreme. [Feb 2005, p.117]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    My main gripe comes from the game's seeming inability to provide consistent gameplay...the game's performance couldn't equal its scope. [Jan 2002, p.95]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Don’t forget to go into the sound options and turn off the god-awful music.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    If you have an affinity for the classic franchise and an interest in proving you’re the best in the world at the steeplechase, this game may do it for you. Otherwise, it’s not worth the possible risks to your DS and blood pressure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    In short, there's fun to be had here if you're willing to put up with the stuff that sucks. [Nov. 2006, p.146]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Its gimmick doesn't overcome its bland gameplay. [Dec 2004, p.190]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Haze’s saving grace is its co-op gameplay, which can be fun when you shoot a friend’s Nectar tank from behind to watch him freak out. But these short experiences do nothing to offset the major disappointment the rest of the game delivers.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The idea behind this game is intriguing, but the execution is way off the mark. [Mar 2002, p.91]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    As a stealth game, Shinobido 2 is successful and rewarding. I could even confidently recommend it to Metal Gear fans looking to scratch a sneaky itch in the beginning of the Vita's life cycle. Outside of sneaking up behind people to perform kills however, the game feels unpolished and not entirely thought-out.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The dark setting just wasn't enough to keep me enthralled, and I found myself longing for an end to the saga. [Nov 2005, p.155]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The camera often becomes a liability, especially in areas where you can't zoom out. Character advancement is bare-bones, which hurts replay. [Sept 2003, p.107]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Unless you're a hardcore fan of the book series and film, I'd take a pass on Eragon.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's hard to forget the unresponsive controls, ludicrous story, and questionable combat encounters. The game is uneven and inconsistent enough to scare away even eager fans who have patiently waited 20 years for another swing. [June 2009, p.83]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    For crap's sake, I can't even run down a corridor in Dino Crisis 3 with any semblance of accuracy... This game plays like a blind, drunken monkey has been given full control of the camera. [Oct 2003, p.135]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The overriding feeling during my entire playtime was, "Oh no. I have to do another race." [Dec 2005, p.156]
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    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Outside of new pitch types and fielding animations, the over-the-top angle hasn't evolved at all in this iteration, and the new simulation aspect pales in comparison to al of the other titles on the market. [July 2004, p.114]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    No ambition equals low score. That's just the way it goes. [May 2003, p.90]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The dialogue is actually charming and sometimes clever, but the loose controls found in the main game also plauge the arcade port to a degree, which to me, is the biggest bummer of this outing. [Jan 2006, p.138]
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    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    All in all, Pursuit Force is an acceptable racer with a few unique features, but it just doesn't pack the punch that it needs. [Apr 2006, p.135]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    NBA
    Delivers simple but enjoyable gameplay. [May 2005, p.136]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Difficult to control, slow, and(as the game goes on)more and more arbitrarily forced fights suck fun directly from the player. [Oct. 2006, p.100]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The swordplay is simple, and dreadfully dull. [July 2008, p.86]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Not bad, but not good either. [Dec 2002, p.123]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Whoever designed Avalanche's trick system obviously got his or her doctorate in stupidity. [Jan 2004, p.136]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The dialogue is actually charming and sometimes clever, but the loose controls found in the main game also plauge the arcade port to a degree, which to me, is the biggest bummer of this outing. [Jan 2006, p.138]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Basically, play it for the multiplayer, or don’t play it at all.