Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,900 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 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,900 game reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    As much as I enjoyed the world of the original Blue Dragon, I'm just going to pretend this dismal follow-up never happened. [Mar 2009, p.95]
    • 70 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I simply can't imagine anyone trying this [game] for more than five minutes unless they were on illicit drugs. [July 2009, p.86]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If robots ever do take over, I hope the human race doesn’t succumb to a force this stupid.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If robots ever do take over, I hope the human race doesn’t succumb to a force this stupid.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    In general, the minigames work about as well as Wii games always do: just enough to prevent me from calling them broken.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you have such a child in your household, I would do everything in my power to ensure they never catch wind of this game.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you have such a child in your household, I would do everything in my power to ensure they never catch wind of this game.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    After a cool introductory sequence, things go downhill immediately. [Jan 2010, p.85]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With unresponsive skating and stickhandling skills, NHL 2K10 is a troubled hockey prospect. With so many red flags, we recommend passing this prospect over.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With unresponsive skating and stickhandling skills, NHL 2K10 is a troubled hockey prospect. With so many red flags, we recommend passing this prospect over.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you enjoy making fun of bad movies with friends, the co-op mode might provide you a gaming equivalent, but that’s all it’s good for.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If you enjoy making fun of bad movies with friends, the co-op mode might provide you a gaming equivalent, but that’s all it’s good for.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Disciples III is pretty enough, but it doesn't take long to figure out that there's no soul behind the enticing facade. [Sept 2010, p.95]
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    • 38 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Like a Quidditch player falling from a broomstick mid-match, this installment loses all forward momentum and goes plummeting toward a faceplant at top speed.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Like a Quidditch player falling from a broomstick mid-match, this installment loses all forward momentum and goes plummeting toward a faceplant at top speed.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Explodemon isn't a broken game by any accounts, but the presentation, controls, and level design are wholly unoriginal and unsatisfying if you enjoy action platformer. Those that dig deep enough may find some fun buried beneath the repetition, but it won't last long. If you're looking for a downloadable distraction on your PS3, there are many more fulfilling options than Explodemon.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Think Syfy original movie. [Mar 2011, p.98]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    For the very young, or serious Harry Potter collectors only. [Jan 2002, p.88]
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    • 80 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A far cry from "Doom." The textures are even blockier and the effects entirely lackluster. [Dec 2001, p.118]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A serviceable platform title that neither offends nor inspires. [June 2002, p.87]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With Beholder's no frills (and I'm not exaggerating) isometric combat, there's little here that really screams out for attention. [Mar 2003, p.91]
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    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This is a fetch quest of unparalleled proportions. [Jan 2004, p.160]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This lack of depth, coupled with the weak combat and repetitive levels, equals a pirate game that won't even manage to steal away an hour of your precious time. [Sept 2003, p.126]
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    • 73 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Though Supersonic Warriors retains the show's flavor, it fails to measure up to the standards of a passable 2D fighter. [Sept 2004, p.118]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    While the cameos are amusing, the games just aren't much fun. [June 2003, p.120]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's crippled by an over-reliance on the worst game design cliche ever invented: too much collecting. [Aug 2004, p.102]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Graphically, Nightcaster eats acid. The textures of the ground and rocks are barely N64 quality. [Feb 2002, p.90]
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    • 76 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Pulling off tricks is frustrating at first, and boring and simplistic once you get the hang of it. [Dec 2001, p.109]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Street Hoops is so bush league it's not even funny. Call it "Barkley Shut Up & Jam 3." [Sept 2002, p.89]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game's complete lack of refinement and polish... renders all of its strengths irrelevant. [June 2003, p.112]
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