Game Informer's Scores

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For 5,935 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 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,935 game reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Like an old player attempting a comeback after multiple knee reconstructions and several years away from the game, NBA Live 14 doesn't have enough skill or composure to keep up with the competition.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    During my playtime, my emotions always registered somewhere between mildly annoyed and just plain bored. [May 2004, p.94]
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game is saddled with the same lackluster gameplay that has plagued the entire Army Men series.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Passing through these mediocre level designs is reminiscent of passing a kidney stone - tedious and painful. [Aug 2004, p.99]
    • 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
    Avoid at all costs.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    A listless, sludgy slog through a knee-deep slush puddle of suckiness. [Dec 2003, p.187]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Dense with the most boring, tedious, and limp gameplay this side of sewer-water. [Nov 2005, p.180]
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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]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Never once in Hard Evidence did I feel like I was participating in a murder investigation. All of the guesswork is handled for you, and there is no margin for error. Every question you ask in an interrogation leads to the correct answer, and every piece of evidence you secure at a crime scene is relevant to the case.
    • 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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    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There's absolutely no reason to put up with the frustration of doing the simplest of tasks in order to check out the futuristic abilities that you'll eventually command here. [Mar 2007, p.105]
    • 47 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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    • 62 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Don’t confuse Wave Rally for a Baby Ruth floating in the PS2 pool – It’s a turd. [Feb 2002, p.84]
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    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The majority of your time with Infernal (may it be short, for your sake) is spent gunning down goons in the employ of Heaven with one small handful of weapons. [June 2007, p.116]
    • 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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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s been awhile since I played a game that butchered so many of the basics of gameplay and design. [Sept 2008, p.103]
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    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Here’s a tip, kids: You can play a better game at home with just a pen. Here’s how: start drawing circles on a sheet of paper. Yeah! You did it! Now your mom has something to put on the fridge.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Terrible when it comes to gameplay. [Apr 2002, p.83]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Though you can get used to the sub-par controls, there’s still no real reason to play Vanguard, from the uninspired level design to the tired subject matter. Sure, it works on a basic level in that you shoot Nazis and they fall down. Beyond that, there isn’t much here to enjoy.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rail shooters don't get much more tedious, lifeless, or ugly than Attack of the Movies 3D. [Issue#206, p.96]
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Aliens: Colonial Marines’ odious mess can be smelled from low orbit, and only the most ardent Aliens fans will find anything redeeming.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Take away the Aliens license, and you’ve got a shooter that has no reason to exist.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    If you want to watch John Rambo mow through waves of baddies in violent and satisfying fashion, watch the final half hour of the 2008 film. Don’t spend your money and time to recreate any moments in this cheap, broken wreck.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Player choice has always been a key feature for the Fable series, shaping a hero based on your decisions and actions. In Fable Heroes, the only choice is a forked path at the end of every level. One path leads to one of the game's repetitive boss battles, and the other takes you to a mind-numbing minigame. Sadly, both choices are wrong. When you find yourself standing at this fork in the road, reach for the power button and turn off your system.
    • 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]
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    MLB 2K13 is one of the most embarrassing whiffs I’ve seen. Whether I was playing CPU or human opponents, games frequently hinged on something that shouldn’t have happened on the diamond. Only play it if you have a YouTube account dedicated to archiving video game glitches.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s been awhile since I played a game that butchered so many of the basics of gameplay and design. [Sept 2008, p.103]
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