Game Informer's Scores

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For 5,980 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 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,980 game reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Entwined’s experimental nature reminds me of similar games that I’ve enjoyed, but there’s always a “minus” in the comparison; it’s like Journey minus the community, like Flower minus the message, like Rez minus the action. It is a stylish feast for the eyes and ears, but one that ultimately leaves you hungry.
    • 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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    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If robots ever do take over, I hope the human race doesn’t succumb to a force this stupid.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If I had more space I could detail the game's numerous flaws in control, design, and AI, but I don't. Thank God. [Jun 2006, p.112]
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    • 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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    • 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]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the good parts like the unlockable skills are obscured by generic enemy designs, monotonous combat and the most tedious boss battles I’ve seen.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Pretty uninspiring stuff, but I guess if you’re a parent looking for a (relatively) harmless game to pick up for a small child it might do the trick. I’d like to think your kids deserve better.
    • 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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    • 53 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game, however, is a complete disaster, and is just barely playable. The content is definitely worth seeing, but you'll have to trudge through gaming hell to see it.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Borderline unplayable due to terrible collision and sloppy mechanics. [Dec 2003, p.174]
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    • 65 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Pretty uninspiring stuff, but I guess if you’re a parent looking for a (relatively) harmless game to pick up for a small child it might do the trick. I’d like to think your kids deserve better.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    You might have some fond memories of this series, but I suggest you avoid eye contact with this game the next time you're at the store. [Feb 2009, p.86]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Most of this game’s content is in betrayal of the license, and it’s not all smut, either. In one mission, you are tasked with assassinating Fidel Castro, an act that ends up being just as comedic as The Naked Gun’s assassination attempt on Queen Elizabeth II. Unfortunately, the intent of this sequence isn’t to make ­players laugh.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I’m sad to see that the Spider-Man games have fallen this far, because the formula once worked exceedingly well. Beenox’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 is trying to cash in on its film’s popularity while emulating many of Treyarch’s touchstones, and in nearly every area, this game is inferior to a title that came out nearly a decade ago.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The PC original had the same problems, but a post-release patch made a marked improvement by adding a useful dodge feature that allowed player skill to overcome some of the horrible combat design. Unfortunately, that addition is not included in the console version. Publisher Deep Silver does not have any plans to release it later, citing the space restrictions "certain first-parties" put on title updates. Between that and the inferior graphics, framerate, and interface, I strongly recommend going with the PC version over this lackluster console port.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The combat is dull, the side missions are uninspired, and swinging around New York has been done to death. Activision probably hopes to attract a crowd of Spider-Man fans who are simply happy to squeeze into the hero’s spandex for a stroll through Manhattan, but even they don’t need to bother with this title, because they’ve probably played it several times over the years.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The PC original had the same problems, but a post-release patch made a marked improvement by adding a useful dodge feature that allowed player skill to overcome some of the horrible combat design. Unfortunately, that addition is not included in the console version. Publisher Deep Silver does not have any plans to release it later, citing the space restrictions "certain first-parties" put on title updates. Between that and the inferior graphics, framerate, and interface, I strongly recommend going with the PC version over this lackluster console port.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This formula was a blast back in 2004, but history has been repeating itself for a decade. Unfortunately, Spider-Man’s open-world shtick has been overplayed so many times that his puns look fresh by comparison.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    A serviceable platform title that neither offends nor inspires. [June 2002, p.87]
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    • 37 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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    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I can honestly say that the CPU AI knows nothing about the sport. [June 2003, p.113]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    WWE '12 only introduces a few welcome elements. Setting up opponents for finishers with wake-up taunts is fun, the new comeback moments are a nice way of getting back into the match, players can now target specific limbs during grapples, and new creation options (like the new create-an-arena) make the series more customizable than ever before. However, none of these can make up for the awful Road to Wrestlemania.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    WWE '12 only introduces a few welcome elements. Setting up opponents for finishers with wake-up taunts is fun, the new comeback moments are a nice way of getting back into the match, players can now target specific limbs during grapples, and new creation options (like the new create-an-arena) make the series more customizable than ever before. However, none of these can make up for the awful Road to Wrestlemania.
    • 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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