Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,774 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: The Wind Waker
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,774 game reviews
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Dragon's Lair is a lot like the chicken pox. It's probable that you'll experience it once in your lifetime, and that's more than enough.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The mech-combat genre isn't overflowing with alternatives, but they do exist. Save yourself the aggravation and pick any one of those. You won't do any worse.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    A absolute mess...Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified is appalling. In dramatic fashion, it completely fails to live up to the high bar of quality gamers expect from the Call of Duty name. It's also a discouraging sign for gamers like me who shelled out $250 for a Vita in the hopes of console-quality experiences on handheld.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    There are absolutely no redeeming qualities to Double Dragon II. The only people I can recommend this to are gamers that enjoy hate-playing the worst stuff just to make fun of it or Double Dragon fans who can't help but play every release no matter how terrible.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The story and setting are fun, but after 10 minutes of wrestling with wonky controls, the nostalgia wore off. A little later, after Conrad’s body somehow fused with a platform and forced me to restart, the contempt began.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Sarcasm aside, I wouldn't burn this game for warmth if a vat of dry ice got dumped on my head. [Jan 2004, p.135]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Playing the Predator's new game is about as much fun as being stabbed in the groin with his wrist blades, and then having the wound peed on. [June 2005, p.126]
    • 36 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    There are a lot of poor fighting games out there, but few are this shallow and boring. [Jan 2004, p.151]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Playing the Predator's new game is about as much fun as being stabbed in the groin with his wrist blades, and then having the wound peed on. [June 2005, p.126]
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Through unresponsive controls, poorly designed worlds, and atrocious animations, it would seem this title was created with the specific purpose of torturing those who play. [Jan 2002, p.83]
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    I'd avoid picking up the box for fear of contracting something, to say nothing of actually paying for this abomination. [March 2005, p.138]
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If the single-player campaign isn’t painful enough, Hour of Victory offers a multiplayer component so poorly constructed that just trying to shoot another person makes you feel as stupid and incompetent as the game’s AI. At the very most, Hour of Victory is deserving of Worst Game of the Year honors.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    In utter honesty, there are few titles that have inspired such immediate and long-lasting malice in my heart and mind. [Nov 2003, p.157]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    It's virtually void of driving freedom - the map blows. It has no trademark Simpsons charm, either. The gameplay is apocalyptically bad. [Aug 2003, p.104]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    The framerate chugs along to a point where many of the stages should be classified as unplayable. I'd be surprised if this game pushes more than 10 frames per second at any given time. [Jan 2004, p.160]
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I'd say the physics were bad, but I'm afraid that Albert Einstein would rise from his grave and stab me with a protractor for using the word "physics" in the same sentence as Gravity Games. [Sept 2002, p.81]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Just when you thought the updates and lack of people online couldn't make PlanetSide any worse, Sony Online Entertainment drops perhaps its biggest turd in history: Core Combat. [Jan 2004, p.157]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This title is exactly what all the haters were afraid of when the DS was originally announced: boring, tired game design with crappy touch screen control tacked on. [Jun 2006, p.118]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The only good that this game serves is that it keeps Fuzion Frenzy’s legacy of being synonymous with “bad game” alive for another generation. Even if Microsoft offers it as a five dollar download on Xbox Live Arcade, pass on it – unless, of course, you collect Worst Games of the Year.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Bad games are sometimes described as “trash,” but even that doesn’t seem vile enough for this grievous affront. Kengo is a tall glass of garbage water – the viscous, beige fluid that collects at the bottom of trash bins...the refuse of waste.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Whatever strange, mirror universe insanity might lead you to play a video game version of Jenga rather than the real thing, you are unlikely to advance past the first few games.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The arcade died years ago, but this is surely an uncalled-for goober spit on its grave. [Feb 2003, p110]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Shrek can burp and light his farts! Well, so can my old college roommates and I don't see you paying 50 bucks to hand out with them. [Jan 2002, p.86]
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Okay, what we're dealing with here is a racing game that doesn't let you steer. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS?! You can't steer... It's kind of like making a platforming game where you can't walk. [Sept 2003, p.121]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The fun of these party games wears thin rather quickly. [Dec 2002, p.144]
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    I'd say it was as horrible as the N64 "Superman" atrocity, but since Aquaman has always been a lame character, having a crappy game is at least conceptually sound, given the subject matter. [Oct 2003, p.139]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    One of the most pathetic jobs of porting a PC game to the console I have ever seen in this horrid little life of mine. [June 2003, p.114]
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    It sucks in a vomitous, spirit-crushing kind of way. [March 2005, p.137]
    • 23 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This game is nothing short of an embarrassment. [Sept 2003, p.113]
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Call me crazy, but punching an enemy while doing the doggy paddle doesn't exactly generate a whole lot of excitement. [Oct 2003, p.131]