Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,907 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:
5,907 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I can only say one good thing about War in the North: It could have been awesome.
    • 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]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Collecting puzzle pieces and 3D figures should be a nice distraction, but they're certainly not enough incentive to replay these tedious levels. Rabbids Travel in Time 3D offers no real sense of what you're doing, who you're fighting, or why you should care. This wouldn't matter if the platforming was interesting, but its low difficulty and lack of variety make this an entirely forgettable experience.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 66 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Just rent "Hackers" again and forget this junk heap. [Oct 2005, p.134]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Kinect Star Wars is a bad game. If you go into it knowing that you are getting full-on camp like The Star Wars Holiday Special rather than a legitimate Star Wars experience, it can be fun, but you do have to tolerate faulty Kinect recognition the whole time. Ever since Nintendo introduced the Wii, I've been hoping LucasArts would deliver a great motion-based lightsaber experience, but Kinect Star Wars left me wanting a controller again.
    • 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]
    • 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
    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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    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Outside of tournaments and multiplayer, the game doesn't have a mode that you can sink your cleats--or time--into. [June 2008, p.101]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Telltale's flawed but entertaining approach to the Back to the Future license left me hopeful for the developer's take on Jurassic Park. Despite some early reservations, I still felt like that goose-bumped 13-year-old boy as the game's opening theme started and Jurassic Park's logo popped on screen. Unlike my younger self, however, I was in for a disappointment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Even the most patient of strategy nerds will be hard-pressed to maintain interest in Spectral Souls. [Nov. 2006, p.146]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Combat just plain sucks. [July 2005, p.120]
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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]
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    For the very young, or serious Harry Potter collectors only. [Jan 2002, p.88]
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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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    • 48 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    If robots ever do take over, I hope the human race doesn’t succumb to a force this stupid.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Metal Saga is like a bastard mash-up of Mad Max and Lawrence of Arabia...tanks, deserts, and a post-apocalyptic future that manages to be super boring. [May 2006, p.101]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The strategic elements are painfully shallow and are accompanied by archaic visuals. Sadly, a crayon drawing from a five-year-old shows more detail and realism than the military units in this game. [Oct 2003, p.122]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The cutscenes are great, making an episode's worth of good animation here for the viewing, but I wouldn't want you to pay $50 and suffer through this hack-job of a game just to get to it. [Sept 2003, p.109]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    A decent shot at motion-controlled rhythm gameplay aside, this shameless cash-in game of a shameless cash-in TV show is what it is. What is it? Stacy Keibler is in this game!
    • 48 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    This is a brawler. It allegedly has stealth, too, but it's the most pathetic, poorly done sneaking around I've seen. [Jan 2003, p.96]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The graphics can only be described as awful, missions are boring, and combat ranges from dull to frustrating. [June 2004, p.123]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    With levels that redefine “linear,” there is no need to collect objects in a game like this, but that’s mostly what you end up doing.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    But the list of shortcomings is so long that you wonder how the company has the cajones to charge $10 more for this version over the current-gen titles. Those are some big brass basketballs.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    The graphics can only be described as awful, missions are boring, and combat ranges from dull to frustrating. [June 2004, p.123]

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