Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,772 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 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,772 game reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    I did enjoy the escort missions, and the co-op is decent, but they can't hide the fact that 187 is just plain mediocre. [Oct 2005, p.128]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I can't put my personal feelings on crarpy games aside enough to recommend Don't Try This At Home to anyone but people who think that getting thumbtacks stuck in your ass and scalp are a fun way to spend a Saturday. [Dec 2003, p.148]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A dumb, forgettable game and nothing else. [Sept 2005, p.100]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Until a patch can resolve the glaring flaws, this isn't worth your time, much less your money. [June 2004, p.136]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This game doesn't even live up to the first four PSX titles in the series. It's that bad. I just feel dirty playing it, and Sony should feel worse for publishing it. [Jan 2002, p.88]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    In trying to introduce a new, supposedly user-friendly unit selection system, developer The Creative Assembly instead destroys almost all of the game’s playability.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Please don't do any more games like this, The Rock. You deserve better. [Nov. 2006, p.130]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s been awhile since I played a game that butchered so many of the basics of gameplay and design. [Sept 2008, p.103]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    To put it bluntly, the storytelling is a laughable farce. [July 2002, p.83]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Whether you are defending the colony from a hornet invasion by manning goo cannons, racing an obstacle course with a team of ants, or foraging for food, the game keeps things fresh. Too bad none of it is exciting. [Feb. 2007, p.102]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Look up into the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s another crappy Superman game!
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Those with good stylus support (particularly "Centipede" and "Missle Command") are an absolute blast. [May 2005, p.128]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A lesson in what happens when there is an unwillingness to evolve or risk new ideas. [June 2005, p.126]
    • 51 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The loading times between games somewhat diminishes the fast-paced feel that Wario Ware delivers. [Feb 2006, p.113]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    I'm glad Gearbox stepped up and finished this game, but after hearing about it for 12 years, I have no desire to relive any of it again. I'm now satisfied in my knowledge of what Duke Nukem Forever is and ready to never talk about it again. Welcome back, Duke. I hope your next game (which is teased after the credits) goes off without a hitch.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The worst thing about this title is that there are no dowloadable questions, so you can run out fast. I also don't know why they didn't make use of all the different Trivial Pursuit editions out there. [Aug 2004, p.96]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Top off the list with repetitive and uninspired boss battles, an off-kilter depth of field and a one-dimensional economy, and Fairytale Fights is offensive, just not in the way Playlogic intended.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Sure, it’s a little silly that the Enterprise is flinging itself around the galaxy taking out Klingon Birds of Prey to and fro, but there are some classic Trek moments to be had, from beaming off away teams to outrunning the shockwaves of exploding planets.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Long story short, the adventure motif simply didn't catch. [Sept. 2006, p.88]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    In this day and age, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a game based on a movie fares poorly, but for a character who has survived since 700AD, he deserves better treatment than this.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Unless you’re a hardcore fan of the book series and film, I’d take a pass on Eragon.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    It’s been awhile since I played a game that butchered so many of the basics of gameplay and design. [Sept 2008, p.103]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Progress is so slow in coming with this franchise it makes the Lions’ march to mediocrity look like a worst-to-first finish. [Feb 2002, p.84]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This game will please neither action fans nor followers of the "Tekken" franchise, and comes off as a marketing scheme gone horribly awry. [March 2005, p.132]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game is generic at best, broken at worst, and falls short in its attempts to innovate cooperative play.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Put simply, NARC is a mess. Every time it starts to show a little potential, it blindsides you with a nearly unplayable mission, amazing camera failure, or a flat-out boring sidequest. [May 2005, p.112]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    In this day and age, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a game based on a movie fares poorly, but for a character who has survived since 700AD, he deserves better treatment than this.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I think I'd rather have Gandalf turn me into something unnatural - like a hairy newt - rather than play this game again. [Dec 2002, p.150]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    After this miserable showing, the only waters that Jaws will be patrolling are those of the great video game toilet. [Aug 2006, p.84]