Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,966 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 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,966 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The three-dimensional game world is basically linear, but a brave attempt to add verticality adds some scope.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Great graphics, good music, a somewhat amusing plot, and a humorous "hiding" mechanic are all wasted for the want of something to do besides search for keys and clues while performing some lightweight platforming. [Jan 2004, p.160]
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All of this doesn’t alleviate the standard overarching Mario Party complaints: You won’t have fun without friends, and you’re going to get screwed no matter what at some point and you can’t do anything about it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Top off the list with repetitive and uninspired boss battles, an off-kilter depth of field and a one-dimensional economy, and Fairytale Fights is offensive, just not in the way Playlogic intended.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re already a fan of Harvey and the craziness that surrounds him, you’ll love how this game nails the feeling of the series. If you’re just a regular gamer looking for a solid legal adventure, other attorneys will represent your interests better.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I can't let my desire to root for an underdog discount the fact that this game is really nothing special. [Sept 2004, p.111]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    All the beautiful graphics in the world can’t save a game as badly designed as Genji. Unless you’re looking for nothing more than a pretty face, stay well away from this mediocre-at-best effort.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with all the new features, it's still the least compelling of the "classic" puzzle games. [Dec 2002, p.118]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Throw in an inconsistent targetting system and some of the ugliest texturing this side of the Sega Saturn, and it would seem that this title was created with the sole intent of hurting your feelings. [Feb 2004, p.109]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Count this bored midshipman out. [July 2009, p.88]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If broken gameplay mechanics and community college acting didn’t weigh down the game, it might actually be worthwhile.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unlike the movie, which was lush and vibrant from beginning to end, this looks worse than a '70s kung fu movie dubbed off broadcast television. [Oct 2003, p.117]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for cheap multiplayer, buy an older Call of Duty or Gears game. As is, there’s really no reason for Special Forces: Team X to be a must-have for any shooter fan.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are even a few lame vehicular bonus stages thrown in for good measure, but none of the various stage types offer anything close to depth or originality. [Nov 2004, p.145]
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    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This simply plays like a buggy military training application, and forgets to deliver the entertainment that you'd expect to find in a video game. [May 2005, p.121]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The reboot is close enough to the original – warts and all – to entertain the faithful. If you don’t have any nostalgia surrounding Larry and his plight, however, you may be left wondering why anyone bothered digging him up again.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you only buy one sudoku game this year, maybe you should reconsider and buy zero. [June 2007, p.118]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's boring. [Jan 2003, p.94]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Look up into the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s another crappy Superman game!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This game is a tale of two bastardizations. In trying to satisfy both casual fans and those who want more depth, Madden NFL 10 for Wii tries to serve two masters. In the end I don't think it achieves either goal. [Sept 2009, p.91]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's much better than a game that totally sucked, which games it just another average, and unremarkable, third-person action title. [Nov 2002, p.127]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's a shame that Shinobi uses a password save, because I really would have dug this game if it wasn't for this blunder. [Feb 2003, p.110]
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    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive 5 can be a decent fighter when you're settling into a good match, but the overall package just doesn't deliver what a sequel should. New characters Mila and Rig are fun to control, and some cameos from Virtua Fighter are a nice bonus, but this series simply hasn't progressed in the same way that its peers in the genre have. This may have sufficed as a sequel in 2007, but Dead or Alive is getting lapped by its competitors in 2012.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If "Driver" married its cousin, there's a good chance the spawn of said union would look a lot like The Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee. [Oct 2004, p.129]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive 5 can be a decent fighter when you're settling into a good match, but the overall package just doesn't deliver what a sequel should. New characters Mila and Rig are fun to control, and some cameos from Virtua Fighter are a nice bonus, but this series simply hasn't progressed in the same way that its peers in the genre have. This may have sufficed as a sequel in 2007, but Dead or Alive is getting lapped by its competitors in 2012.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you want a good wartime shooter, "Medal of Honor: Frontline" is far superior to Desert Storm. Look at that - I just saved you $40. [May 2003, p.87]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    These hardware features may offer gamers a way to show off the capabilities of their new handheld, but Little Deviants isn't supposed to be a tech demo. It's a game, and not a good one.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Decisions made by Square Enix to keep Bloodmasque profitable are the same ones that keep it from being particularly fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Outside of the OR, however, LifeSigns’ bedside manner is far from pleasant.