Game Informer's Scores

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For 5,901 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 0.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,901 game reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    I think it's worse than its predecessor. [Nov 2005, p.163]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    I didn't hate every second I spent with this platformer. The music is great, the early Genesis-era stages are plain and simple fun, and the Sonic 2-style special stages make good use of the handheld's 3D to gauge depth. However, the lack of worthwhile new content and sloppy level design makes the whole product feel like a rushed tie-in to the superior console version.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    As a party game, London Games succeeds rarely, but its implementation of recognizable (and unrecognizable) characters from Mario and Sonic is perfect. It definitely has all of your favorite characters in it, but that's not enough of a reason to play.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    There are things about Mario Party 9 that make it a better experience than previous entries, but overall it's still a disheartening experience. The best times I experienced with the game were the times when co-workers and I were laughing at each other's stupid mistakes while playing, but you really don't need a video game to fuel stupid mistakes worth laughing at.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Attractive visuals only carry the game so far. Just when I finished one infuriating, monotonous boss fight I'd get thrown into another directionless, obtuse puzzle room.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    I'm genuinely sad that a game rooted in the joy of Disney failed to evoke any in me, but Epic Mickey 2 is so disjointed and rambling, I was ready to escape Wasteland when the time came.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The Wii U version also offers excellent graphics and motion controls, but exhibits some slowdown at times.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Junction Point's obvious affection is the most redeeming element of this sequel; from the structure of puzzles to the implementation of the cooperative experience, nothing ever coalesces into consistent entertainment.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The Star Trek franchise is built on the concept of a hopeful future, but fans should keep looking toward the horizon, because this present trek is hopeless.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Moments of interesting presentation appear here and there, but too many other aspects of Tiny Brains are sloppy and incomplete.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    It pains me to level a harsh judgment against a game that’s trying something new and innovative, but Octodad doesn’t balance the frustration with the funny.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    NBA Live 15 may not be ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with its competition, but with much improved presentation and mechanics the series is trending in the right direction. The remaining gameplay issues and lack of mode depth, however, makes it tough to recommend this particular version.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's not a complete failure, per se, but its gameplay is generations behind games that were released five years ago. [June 2002, p.79]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With choppy play, no strategy, and an asinine betting system (bet on the most dunks and you'll win every time), Street Hoops is a tall guy paper doll simulator at best. "NBA Street" wins in a rout. [Sept 2002, p.81]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The developers failed to develop a camera system capable of dealing with the 3D action. [Mar 2002, p.79]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Ecco has such great, ocean-worthy graphics; but it plays so, so poorly. [May 2002, p.82]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's 2003, yet I'm still stuck turning six hidden gears in order to open one friggin' door? That's just archaic. Games like "Deus Ex" and "Eternal Darkness" have proven that puzzles don't have to be ridiculously monotonous. [Aug 2003, p.90]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Fundamental gameplay mistakes and atrocious designs run rampant through every inch of this miserable PlayStation 2 application. [June 2003, p.104]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I can't put my personal feelings on crarpy games aside enough to recommend Don't Try This At Home to anyone but people who think that getting thumbtacks stuck in your ass and scalp are a fun way to spend a Saturday. [Dec 2003, p.148]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game's pace is painfully slow, and like most puzzle games of this type, the payoff is far from satisfying. [Jan 2002, p.83]
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    • 35 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A flat-out crappy game. [Jan 2004, p.135]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    What you do in the first ten minutes is what you're going to be doing for the rest of your excruciating experience with this game. [July 2003, p.106]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It has one major flaw - the gameplay is downright appalling. A blind man on ice has more control than your character's general movements. [Jan 2004, p.130]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The gunplay is bland, the graphics are solid but repetitive, and most of the multiplayer aspects can be found in a free patch for "NOLF 2." [Jan 2004, p.157]
    • 36 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If Tyler Durden saw you sitting on your comfy couch, and playing Fight Club (possibly over your fancypants internet connection), he would probably hit you as hard as he could. [Jan 2005, p.119]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's just a long series of boss battles interspersed with dull cuscenes and pointless flying around. [Sept 2004, p.110]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This game will please neither action fans nor followers of the "Tekken" franchise, and comes off as a marketing scheme gone horribly awry. [March 2005, p.132]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Just rent "Hackers" again and forget this junk heap. [Oct 2005, p.134]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I found myself repeating ("stupid") endlessly as I writhed and winced my way through this lifeless and contrived adventure. [Jan 2005, p.119]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Cartoon monkeys are cool. This game is not. [Jan 2005, p.125]
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