Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,791 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 God of War III
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,791 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This side-scrolling button masher's personality is as dry as Ben Affleck's and the gameplay sucks about as much as J-Lo (take that however you see fit). [Mar 2003, p.91]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Kung Fu Panda 2 may win over fans on the cinematic front, but I can't say the same about its Kinect counterpart. Kung Fu Panda 2's charming cast of characters do a great job of moving the Kinect title's story mode along, however lag in full body combat sequences and noticeable lack of polish in minigames do little in making the user feel like the ultimate kung fu master.
    • 50 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]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Add in some middling environment and character visuals on top of the lackluster gameplay, and X-Men Destiny has some big problems.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Target Liberty should receive a citation for roughing up the prestigious SWAT franchise. We can only hope the next effort more closely resembles its fantastic predecessors.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Activision is far too good of a publisher to unleash a game this poor onto the unsuspecting public. Fans of the series should skip this horrid excuse for a shooter and keep their glowing memories of previous Soldier of Fortune battles intact.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the cartoony graphics, stilted shooter gameplay, and completely rancid car missions fail what could otherwise be a passing game.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Borderline unplayable due to terrible collision and sloppy mechanics. [Dec 2003, p.174]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are even a few lame vehicular bonus stages thrown in for good measure, but none of the various stage types offer anything close to depth or originality. [Nov 2004, p.145]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The nuts and bolts of gameplay are apocalyptic failures, but the awfulness doesn't stop there. Managing games is utterly pointless. [Feb 2009, p.85]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you have the option, definitely play Yaiba on PC. The textures, resolution, and framerate are noticeably better and worth the extra few days’ wait.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Ubisoft must think the Vita audience is brain-dead to try to sell them a flawed, unimproved port of an already mediocre game for $39.99.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 13 Critic Score
    You cannot fathom just how putrid Jam is. [May 2002, p.89]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Whip donuts in the dirt with your ATV if you want to go in circles; just don't play this game. [Dec 2002, p.152]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A lot like riding with a mechanical bull: sort of fun, sort of painful, with absolutely no sense of control. [Feb 2004, p.105]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    It's frustrating and repetitive to the extreme. You owe the fruit of your loins something better. [Dec 2004, p.190]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even when the game seems to be working against me at every inopportune time, the drive to see the fate of Heinrich and Gretchen made me push forward. I'm glad I did. I didn't see the ending coming, and I love how the story concludes.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    This sucks rocks...Avoid this stinker at all costs. [Oct 2002, p.87]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although there's really nothing outrageously bad about Dino Thunder, I ofter found myself a little bored with being a giaint robotic dinosaur, which just shouldn't happen. [Dec 2004, p.16]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The new gun combat is horrid. [Jan 2006, p.138]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Sure it’s got remote tilt steering, liberal boosts, and plenty of jumps, but the core control is so fundamentally sloppy it verges on unplayable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    For all of the disgust Ninja Reflex slowly draws up from the pit of your stomach, it should have been branded Gag Reflex instead. [June 2008, p.99]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Unless you're a hardcore fan of the book series and film, I'd take a pass on Eragon.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Daggerdale is a lengthy adventure, but most of the monsters and quests start to feel reiterative after the first couple of hours. Nonetheless, there are few other places to go right now for a downloadable fantasy game with co-op included. Someone should really get on that problem, because Daggerdale isn't the solution.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The gameplay is just so generic that even the track designs couldn't save this title. [Jan 2002, p.83]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The story aspects and art style are unique, but the seemingly slow-motion gameplay is not. [Feb 2003, p.105]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    To say that Over G Fighters is a phenomenally terrible game isn't an exaggeration or a quippy joke. [Sept. 2006, p.97]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The cheesy sci-fi atmosphere won't do much to convince you to play this game, and neither will the derivative gameplay and level design. [July 2003, p.106]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I love using the right analog to reel in and the left to set the hook, but other than that, the gameplay is pretty drab (and I mean that in comparison to OTHER fishing games.) [Sept 2003, p.121]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    I want to preface my statements that way, so that when I tell you how awful Pirate's Carnival is , maybe, just maybe, you'll believe me. [Sept. 2006, p.92]