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 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,802 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Legends has a very unique gameplay style and makes good use of all the GameCube controller's buttons. [August 2002, p.82]
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    • 50 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    The simplistic flick-your-wrist-and-sometimes-press-a-button interface is probably great for testing the motor skills of chimpanzees, but humans should do themselves a favor and use this same arm motion to fling this Hudson game into the Hudson River.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Avoid at all costs.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    On a console, you're left with a classic board game and no nifty little houses to roll around in your hand and lost under the couch. [Dec 2002, p.144]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Legendary is by no means awful — it’s just about as vanilla as first-person shooters get. It all wraps up with a completely unsatisfying “wait for the sequel” type cliffhanger. We’ll see.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Legendary is by no means awful — it’s just about as vanilla as first-person shooters get. It all wraps up with a completely unsatisfying “wait for the sequel” type cliffhanger. We’ll see. [Jan 2009, p.66]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game, however, is a complete disaster, and is just barely playable. The content is definitely worth seeing, but you’ll have to trudge through gaming hell to see it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sadly, the gameplay is buggy. [June 2002, p.79]
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    • 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
    • 60 Critic Score
    Basic combat just isn't very fun. [Feb 2006, p.104]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
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    About as soulless as the faceless Activision suit that signed off on its feast of mundane side-scrolling. [Oct 2002, p.94]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 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]
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