Game Informer's Scores

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For 5,946 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 Resident Evil 4
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,946 game reviews
    • 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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    • 90 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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    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Racing games this good are almost nonexistent. [Nov 2002, p.112]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Undoubtedly one of the most intense and frenzied arena combat games I've ever played. [Apr 2005, p.136]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It may be far less glamorous than new setlists and instruments, but the revamped user interface that underlies the whole experience is the game's most unqualified success. Fixing nearly every problem from previous installments, and layering in a whole new career structure, the new format is brilliant.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Halo 2 is the undisputed king of console multiplayer, and this expansion pack only strengthens its stance. [Sept 2005, p.108]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Every change Nintendo has made to this game is smart and serves a purpose, and I envy anyone that gets to experience The Wind Waker for the first time via this remake. It takes everything that made the original a classic and greatly improves on its visuals and quality of play. If you’re a fan of classic remakes, you can’t ask for much more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This is both the ultimate Contra experience and one of the best action games in years. Do not let Contra 4 get lost in the holiday rush.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It may be far less glamorous than new setlists and instruments, but the revamped user interface that underlies the whole experience is the game's most unqualified success. Fixing nearly every problem from previous installments, and layering in a whole new career structure, the new format is brilliant.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Its sublime mix of puzzles, great bosses, perfectly paced exploration, and enormous variety make this an utterly amazing adventure. [Nov 2005, p.176]
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    • 90 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]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The near-flawless execution on every level makes the brilliant concepts at the game's core shine through with perfect clarity. Even if you've never played or so much as heard of the original game, Orcs Must Die 2 is worth a place of honor in your collection.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    While not boasting a tone of new content, you can't help but find yourself completely entranced by the updated sequences and newfound graphical realism...Something that you'll cherish for a lifetime. [Mar 2004, p.108]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The intensity of the battles draws the players in, but the ability to improve your avatar...keeps you coming back for more. [July 2003, p.118]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    As was the case seven years ago, I jumped out of my seat more times than I care to admit. The suspense is far greater. The gore more defined. [June 2002, p.80]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    It might not be the huge revolution some hoped it would be, but this is a highly enjoyable and well-crafted trip down memory lane. [July 2006, p.112]
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    • 71 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The character models are astounding, and some of the best I've seen in this genre. [May 2002, p.87]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Well written and expertly implemented. [Jan 2003, p.119]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The lackluster multiplayer is absolutely no reason to avoid what is otherwise one of the best action adventures I’ve ever played.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Crystal Dynamics has nailed a pitch-perfect new vision for one of gaming’s most recognizable characters, and revitalizes her for what I hope will be many more installments.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    A crowning accomplishment for video games and one of the finest Star Wars stories ever told. [Feb 2005, p.120]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The gameplay exceeds any baseball title to date! [Apr 2003, p.83]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    This release is nothing if not ridiculously and deliciously addictive. [Mar 2002, p.86]
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    • 87 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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