Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 6,411 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 34% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 Mass Effect 3
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
6411 game reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Taken as a whole creation, the game is as great on PlayStation as it is on PC. [June 2015, p.88]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Don't just get this game because it's 20 bucks, buy it becuase it's the best football title there is and the only one that's a must have. [Sept 2004, p.100]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Fall of the Samurai, like the original Shogun 2, is good enough that I heartily recommend it to everyone who owns a PC regardless of their experience with or opinion of the grand strategy genre. If you're coming into the series for the first time there is a lot to learn, but you'll be amply rewarded with hundreds of hours of top-notch entertainment should you make the investment.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A distillation of everything the genre does right. It delivers the intensity of competition and the thrill of victory, all through elegant techniques that are easy to learn and difficult to master. Street Fighter IV is more than mere nostalgia - it's the best thing to happen to fighting games in years. [Mar 2009, p.82]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While I preferred the tight-knit story of brotherhood and betrayal in The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony delivers more explosive weapons, death-defying missions, and off-the-wall characters. Don’t miss your chance to close out the GTA IV experience in style.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    I guarantee the expansive and intricate levels will blow you away. [Sept 2002, p.89]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The most intense experience by far comes from the Marine plotline...The subtle musical score, accompanied by extended periods of pulse-pounding suspense, are punctuated by frenzied moments of sheer terror as you fight to stay alive. [Jan 2002, p.92]
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    • 82 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A beautifully conceived piece of software, and I've never seen a galaxy come to life like I did during my time with this title. [Dec 2002, p.146]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The opaque world might be disappointing for some players, but The Witness is about a different kind of discovery. It steers your mind in unconventional directions, and makes you feel clever as you build on your knowledge and uncover new layers about the game’s language and logic. Even when I wasn’t playing it, I was thinking about puzzles that had me stumped. Some puzzles are tough, but all of them are fair, and the fun of solving them is only topped by seeing what awaits you on the next series of monitors.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It's undeniably the best version of Tomb Raider yet - and the best game currently available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If you haven't played it, I don't know what you're waiting for.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The moment you finish the game, you'll be chomping at the bit for the inevitable Assassin's Creed III. [Dec 2010, p.112]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If you are even thinking about playing this game, pony up for the Xbox Live Gold membership. It’s just as necessary as the controller. While light on content, Left 4 Dead needs to be in everyone’s library, not only because it innovates in ways that will shape the future of gaming, but also because it’s so damn fun.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Another nice addition is the "woozy" camera angles that appear when you or an opponent is nearly knocked down. It's a small touch, but a very dramatic one. [March 2005, p.115]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The biggest draw of Tomb Raider: The Definitive Edition is the improved graphics. They're simply stunning in perhaps the best-looking console game I've ever seen. Running smooth 1080p resolution, this new version adds an incredible level of detail to the newly modeled characters and lush environments.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It’s different in all the right ways. With an engaging new control scheme, fewer online hurdles, and all the depth of the original, taking on Diablo’s legion of demon lords has never been more enjoyable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Co-op is a blast, the variety of weaponry lends an addictive quality to the game that's rarely seen, and it maintains a distinct sense of humor and personality. It's a long-lasting experience that manages to stay fresh throughout, and the ability to easily jump into a friend's game at any time only lengthens the appeal of an already stellar title.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    After spending numerous hours pillaging Sanctuary’s monster-laden realm, I’m ready to wish the PC version a fond farewell; all of the components the developer has added, tweaked, and removed for the console market make me vastly prefer this new-and-improved version for my endless demon-slaying adventures.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The complete Diablo III experience is enjoyable played solo, but by allowing a combination of online and local cooperative play for up to four players and adding some fun new social tools, Blizzard has made this the cooperative game to beat on new-gen consoles. No matter your experience level with the game, this is an excellent time to dive in to the action.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    DJ Hero was my favorite music game of 2009, and I'm happy to report this sequel bests its predecessor in nearly every way.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While the franchise mode has its faults, it’s still vastly improved over last year’s offering. Coupled with the other outstanding modes and the most polished gameplay in the sports genre, NHL 10 is still more than worth the price of admission.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Westwood shows us once again that it knows how to improve upon near perfection. [Dec 2001, p.116]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    DJ Hero was my favorite music game of 2009, and I'm happy to report this sequel bests its predecessor in nearly every way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A phenomenal RPG destined to be remembered as a technical milestone for the series. [Issue#203, p.88]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If action/sports is your thing, buying this game could be the smartest move you make all year. [July 2002, p.81]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Players who have been waiting for a deep, true role-playing epic are virtually guaranteed to fall in love. Obsidian should have no shortage of fans cheering for another installment, and I’ll be among them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The backgrounds are absolutely amazing, and you may find yourself studying your ships to admire their incredible detail. [Nov 2003, p.172]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The scope is magnificent, and like "Shogun: Total War," conflict has really taken on this type of epic feeling for me. [Oct 2002, p.93]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Even with a new studio leading the development charge, Gears of War 4 is a return to form for the series, and is continual delight, even if it does unnecessarily cling for dear life to the past.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    You would be hard-pressed to find a more intense experience in any entertainment medium. [Jan 2004, p.120]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    If World Tour has a trump card, it’s the groundbreaking new GHMix studio mode. It’s basically a full-on set of music creation software, that allows you to write, arrange, and record your own songs, then upload them to be freely shared with fellow players. Even better, the game instantly translates them into fully playable jewels charts on the fly. As much fun as I had tackling “Hot For Teacher,” this mode feels like the future of the franchise.