Game Informer's Scores

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For 5,971 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 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,971 game reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Tron: Evolution will probably have a handful of defenders, but I can't reasonably suggest that anyone play it. It's a shoddy experience that ultimately isn't much fun. Tron superfans would do better simply watching the movie again and calling it a day.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It's a shame that the developer couldn't also license some fun gameplay to go along with the Corvette name. [June 2004, p.129]
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The scope of this title covers the final third of the Legacy of Goku storyline, but it does so in splotchy, episodic segments relying on the most generic "walk around, talk to people, and fight things" formula. [Oct 2004, p.147]
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    • 59 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Never has a hero looked so stupid. As catastrophic as these missteps are, they pale in comparison to Spidey’s egregious video game blunder, Friend or Foe.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    I know the Nintendo party line stresses gameplay over graphics, but taking a majestic title like Far Cry and giving it the Wii treatment is like getting your Ferrari tuned up by a guy who normally works on Chevy Impalas. It doesn’t make much sense to port a franchise known for its amazing visuals, open-ended action, and dynamic enemy AI to a system lacking the power to achieve any of the above on the scale accomplished by the original game.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This has to be one of the worst games I've had the displeasure of playing in quite some time. [Sept 2005, p.100]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Just about everything about the playcontrol is cumbersome. [Feb 2002, p.91]
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    • 58 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Even the most patient gamers will be bored to tears for the first few hours of this adventure. [Jan 2004, p.157]
    • 34 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The sad decline of the Destroy All Humans franchise is a minor tragedy, because the core idea here is fantastic. [Feb 2009, p.85]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Never has a hero looked so stupid. As catastrophic as these missteps are, they pale in comparison to Spidey’s egregious video game blunder, Friend or Foe. [Nov 2007, p.144]
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    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    A sub-par fighting game whose action plods along with the raging speed of an awards show. [May 2003, p.94]
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    • 45 Critic Score
    The game is boring, but even more problematic is its occasional trouble recognizing simple actions. [Feb 2009, p.87]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This has to be one of the worst games I've had the displeasure of playing in quite some time. [Sept 2005, p.100]
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    • 68 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The only impressive thing about Wii Party is how Nintendo dumbed down and removed the soul from a franchise that was already as stupid and soulless as Mario Party.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Every ambitious idea in C.O.P. is countered by a lazy compromise, right down to the unnecessarily acronymized title (which is never explained in a satisfactory way in the game). The game offers oodles of content for anyone willing to put up with the sub-par execution, but if you’ve ever played a Grand Theft Auto game or have reasonable standards for gameplay and storytelling, there’s no reason to waste your time on C.O.P.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    This game stinks. That's really all there is to it. [July 2004, p.115]
    • 39 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    There isn't a single feature, event, or option that ever rises above the very low bar of "half-assed." [Apr 2006, p.118]
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    • 36 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    There isn't a single feature, event, or option that ever rises above the very low bar of "half-assed." [Apr 2006, p.118]
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    • 60 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Even ignoring the ludicrous plot, what really matters here should be the shooting mechanic, which just isn’t much fun. The strangely designed cover system has you popping up and down like a hyperactive rabbit, so you never really get a full view of the action. And get this: in the cooperative multiplayer, you play in split screen – in letterbox format! What were they thinking? I don’t know what else I can tell you to discourage you away from this complete disaster.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    This is the most mindless button masher I've come across in a long time...Like its silently morbid hero, the new Gungrave shows up dead on arrival. [Nov 2004, p.158]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    In a game, you need a control scheme that makes sense and works. Buffy's doesn't. At all... Try as I might, there's nothing that I can compliment or even remotely endorse in this game. [Sept 2003, p.126]
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    • 56 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    The tedious challenges and lack of vision in the overall design prevent it from being anything more than a waste of time and effort for you, and the development team responsible for this superhero-sized fiasco. [Feb 2003, p.110]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    For those with no time or emotional investment in the series, this role-playing game is slower than milkshake moving up a cocktail straw, blander in appearance than most PSOne titles, and has more grating dialogue than a rerun of "The Facts of Life." [Jan 2005, p.125]
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    • 67 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    I can either pity this title, or I can tell you the truth - Galleon just isn't worth your time. [Oct 2004, p.140]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    A foul dead fish aroma surrounds every gameplay aspect. The techniqes of casting, jigging, setting the hook, and landing the fish are miserably executed. [Sept 2004, p.115]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Sure it’s got remote tilt steering, liberal boosts, and plenty of jumps, but the core control is so fundamentally sloppy it verges on unplayable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Activision is far too good of a publisher to unleash a game this poor onto the unsuspecting public. Fans of the series should skip this horrid excuse for a shooter and keep their glowing memories of previous Soldier of Fortune battles intact.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    I wouldn't pawn off this boring dreck to even the most annoying neighbor kid. [Aug 2006, p.90]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    If you've had neurosurgery more than twice, you may (and I stress the word) find a thimble's worth of entertainment here. If not, you'll get more kicks out of a sponge...just an ordinary pantless sponge. [Nov 2003, p.153]
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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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