Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
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 Halo 2
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,901 game reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The recent Clash of the Titans film was a mildly entertaining display of special effects. The game contains all of the film's camp but lacks the spectacle of million-dollar CG krakens to help save it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The recent Clash of the Titans film was a mildly entertaining display of special effects. The game contains all of the film's camp but lacks the spectacle of million-dollar CG krakens to help save it.
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    • 40 Critic Score
    It hasn't changed, and has made little effort to improve itself. [Dec 2001, p.111]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Everything else, from collision detection to control to having only three different cars as traffic, adds up to this game biting the big one. [May 2003, p.94]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This tedious handheld port will do nothing to revive the franchise's ailing reputation. [Nov 2003, p.178]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You know you're in trouble when you can tally the number of frames per second on one hand. [Dec 2002, p.152]
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    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This game has about as much play to it as a crusty green booger. You'll marvel at it for a few seconds, only to realize that it's one of the world's most appalling abominations, then will flick it away. [July 2003, p.122]
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    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A listless, sludgy slog through a knee-deep slush puddle of suckiness. [Dec 2003, p.187]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Yes, the cars look great, and their damage is awesome - but getting there isn't half, or any of the fun. [July 2002, p.87]
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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Terrible when it comes to gameplay. [Apr 2002, p.83]
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    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Featuring perhaps the worst cutscenes I have ever seen, and gameplay that is tedious at best, there really isn't much SeaBlade has to offer. [Jan 2003, p.114]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On a console, you're left with a classic board game and no nifty little houses to roll around in your hand and lost under the couch. [Dec 2002, p.144]
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    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The problem is that many of the tricks you do with the ball simply don't work. Worse yet is the abyssmal AI - particularly for the goalies. [Feb 2004, p.109]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It's simply so boring that my mind wanders to the chores waiting for me at home. [Jan 2004, p.151]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    During my playtime, my emotions always registered somewhere between mildly annoyed and just plain bored. [May 2004, p.94]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This bird will need a true miracle to rise again from this disaster. [June 2005, p.130]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    We're talking like Weather Channel boring here. Guinness World Record boring. [Oct 2004, p.129]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This level of sub-mediocre FPS boredom isn't even close to worth its $20 price point. [June 2005, p.126]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The new gun combat is horrid. [Jan 2006, p.138]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    What kills this title for me, though, is the ridiculous emphasis on scouting. How am I supposed to conquer the continent when I can only see what's happening on 20 percent of any given battle map? [Jan 2006, p.138]
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    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Outside of the occasional thrill of blowing some fool away with a shotgun or breaking a baseball bat over someone's head, there are no redeeming qualities to Final Fight: Streetwise. [Mar 2006, p.100]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Winback 2 is an abysmal relic of gamings that sets a new low bar for itself and fails miserably to even hit that. [Jun 2006, p.112]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unless you despise the X-Men movies and simply want more ammo that can be used to insult your friends, I strongly advise that you avoid this game like you would a French kissing toad. [July 2006, p.104]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The Waterworld "attraction" (actually a thirty-second clip of a plane crashing into the water) is the lamest thing I've ever seen, except for myself naked. Yuck! [Mar 2002, p.81]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    As a vehicle combat title, Crush Hour is bad; and as a wrestling game, it's doubly bad. It doesn't matter that it's cheap - you're still throwing your money away if you end up buying it. [May 2003, p.86]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    During my playtime, my emotions always registered somewhere between mildly annoyed and just plain bored. [May 2004, p.94]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The new gun combat is horrid. [Jan 2006, p.138]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I want to preface my statements that way, so that when I tell you how awful Pirate's Carnival is , maybe, just maybe, you'll believe me. [Sept. 2006, p.92]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unless you despise the X-Men movies and simply want more ammo that can be used to insult your friends, I strongly advise that you avoid this game like you would a French kissing toad. [July 2006, p.104]
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    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gives you plenty of targets, but no real reason to keep pulling the trigger. [Dec 2001, p.113]
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