Game Informer's Scores

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For 5,952 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:
5,952 game reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sure, Mini Coopers are neat little cars, but I think I would rather be run over by one than play this game again. [Aug 2003, p.91]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Here to demonstrate for us what happens when you take away good physics and the feeling of speed from a racing game. [Jan 2004, p.135]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    It's virtually void of driving freedom - the map blows. It has no trademark Simpsons charm, either. The gameplay is apocalyptically bad. [Aug 2003, p.104]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    For me, the infectious old-school vibe and the fact that it delivers a ton of nerve-wracking situations were enough to make me ignore any frustration I have with the less-than-perfect execution. [Sept 2003, p.120]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    This game expands the show’s fiction and reveals a few mind-blowing twists, including one that has completely altered all of my theories about the show. As of the time of this writing, it is one of the biggest reveals yet.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Despite its shortcomings, Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is a charming game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The word “good” should never be used when describing this game, but “entertaining” definitely fits it. Who doesn’t love smashing stuff? The Hulk does it better than anyone, and it’s captured quite well within this game.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It does excel at what the movies do best: making mass bloodletting entertaining as hell, and at a handy $20 pricepoint. [June 2003, p.105]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only area where this game really shines is in its visuals. Developer Eurocom has pulled out all of the stops to bring out the highest level of realism in the character models and lush landscapes. This game may put a twinkle in your eye, but it’s quick to follow it up with a razor-sharp cutlass.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I found myself repeating ("stupid") endlessly as I writhed and winced my way through this lifeless and contrived adventure. [Jan 2005, p.119]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Circle of Doom’s problems all seem so frustratingly obvious the first time you see them that it makes you wonder why they were never changed.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Go pick up a cheap copy of any flavor of Guild Wars if you want subscription-free heroic fantasy PvP.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I'd avoid this game faster than doing the skeleton in the nude. [Apr 2002, p.89]
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    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    All told, faithful arcade fans should have a look, but no one else should feel the need to drop in their tokens. [Oct 2005, p.140]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Moebius is missing a spark — something that makes you want to keep playing. It has a few shining moments with some standout humorous lines, but they're buried in bad dialogue, empty characters, and a dry mystery. Sadly, I don't think people will be talking about Malachi Rector with the esteem they do Gabriel Knight.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Spyro's gameplay works just like it's suppose to--just like it has in every other game in the last decade, so it feels like the development team just phoned this one in. [Nov 2007, p.142]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I commend the developer for including different modes, but their inadequacies reveal a title that doesn't fully develop any one aspect of itself.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's not the most innovative or the most visually dazzling game. This won't be the one you put in to show off your new console to your friends. However, when you're done with the prettied-up versions of the big franchises, you'll find yourself wanting to return to Knack. It's got charm and heart, and offers a whole lot of good gameplay.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Natural Motion’s Euphoria technology is a great building block for a football game, but Backbreaker suffers from too many rookie mistakes. Only the most hardcore gridiron fans dying for an alternative to the EA Sports offerings should bother bringing this one in for a look.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid 3D Othello, tic-tac-toe kind of a game. [Feb 2003, p.101]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Chosen One offers a decent arcade basketball experience, but its short single player and weak online options ultimately keep it from unseating the current street champ, "NBA Street Homecourt."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This title is like a burrito stuffed with dirt, topped with soap shavings, and wrapped in a warm leather shell. [Feb 2003, p.98]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The matches themselves typically last less time than they take to load. [July 2004, p.115]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Will quickly be overshadowed and fade into obscurity. [Nov 2002, p.134]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The one saving grace of Flower, Sun, and Rain is the story. [July 2009, p.90]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Too many of the missions are annoying scavenger hunts. [Jan 2003, p.92]
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    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Its platforming-by-the-numbers approach is where it both stands and falls. [Feb 2002, p.100]
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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]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Rise of the Argonauts is an average action game. [Feb 2009, p.84]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I wish I could say that this game's poor design and execution was a surprise, but let's be honest: old Sonic's been down so long it looks like up to him. [May 2009, p.87]
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