Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,802 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 Metroid Fusion
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,802 game reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s an evolution, for sure, but not an entirely exciting one.
    • 52 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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    • 52 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Time Ace picks up a little bit after the first few levels, but never quite flies high enough for me. [June 2007, p.119]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you've already invested a portion of your life to the game on other platforms, it's probably not as essential because you've already done all it has to offer and more. Still, it's a great way to experience the fun of a Hoarders-style train wreck while you're on the road.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There are few tables to choose from, all of which are fairly standard in design. [May 2005, p.136]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    At its worst, Game of Thrones is difficult to tolerate, but the burden of its many problems isn't enough to render the experience worthless. For those already familiar with the franchise, the story of Mors and Alester is consistent with the world and provides insight into events beyond the reach of the regular series cast. However, you must be a forgiving and devoted fan to enjoy the best that this game can offer.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you can put up with the game’s complete and total linearity and don’t mind a largely forgettable multiplayer offering, there is a ton of brutal amusement to be had with Dark Messiah’s excellent melee combat.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    This game's got enough depth and challenge to warrant a purchase. [July 2002, p.93]
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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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    • 63 Critic Score
    Very badly thought out control scheme. [June 2002, p.83]
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    • 52 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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    • 52 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Several generations behind the quality we’re seeing in other PS2 first-person shooters. [Feb 2002, p.85]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's 2003, yet I'm still stuck turning six hidden gears in order to open one friggin' door? That's just archaic. Games like "Deus Ex" and "Eternal Darkness" have proven that puzzles don't have to be ridiculously monotonous. [Aug 2003, p.90]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Rabbids Land's dull and repetitive minigames ruin a party already soured by slow pacing and tedious dice rolling.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    You run around, you shoot people, and that's about it. [Nov. 2006, p.146]
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    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This lack of polish wouldn't be nearly as frustrating if not for the fact that the game's primary feature – the dismemberment of the main characters – makes the game less fun than it would have been as just a plain old third-person action game. Sure, it's a unique idea – but not every idea is worth pursuing. In the case of NeverDead, this concept should have been left on the cutting room floor. You could say the same about the game itself.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Denied Ops offers the bread and butter of deathmatch, team deathmatch, and conquest, but nothing about this tacked-on feature set stands out. I suppose you could say the same thing about the entire game.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 feels like a bad parody of military shooters, but with poorly textured environments and sub-par mechanics. I like being the lone-wolf sniper as much as the next shooter fan, but City Interactive fumbles the power-trip from start to finish.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Random button pressing will get you farther than most attempts at strategy, and getting locked into long combo animations is a "feature" that makes me just want to die. [Sept. 2006, p.100]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In the end, I don't see this title connecting with an audience beyond the most hardcore Rampage fans. [May 2006, p.97]
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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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    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The only thing this game does right is not inflict an ancient curse on the player. [Aug 2006, p.85]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    It comes out of the gate with a strong opening set and sprinkles in a good joke every time the audience gets restless. But the gameplay itself is as diluted as a happy hour special in an 18-and-over club.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Some of the most antiquated and broken gameplay available on modern consoles. [June 2005, p.126]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    It can't hold off the stench of rot that is setting in on by-the-book platformers like this. [Jan 2004, p.135]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The levels and missions are equally unremarkable, which makes for yet another promising stealth title that doesn't live up to its potential. [June 2005, p.127]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    For crap's sake, I can't even run down a corridor in Dino Crisis 3 with any semblance of accuracy... This game plays like a blind, drunken monkey has been given full control of the camera. [Oct 2003, p.135]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    After the novelty fades, Truckers 2 starts to feel more like a job than a game, as you realize life on the road is just one repetitive haul after another. [Oct 2005, p.128]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It comes up short. It's split into three uninspired levels of repetitive knife stabbing, sloppy platforming, and switch hitting to drain out toxic sludge. [Mar 2011, p.98]
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    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This is "Fuzion Frenzy" with one-liners about stuffing ballot boxes and endless, boring minigame repetition. [July 2008, p.86]
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