Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,773 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
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,773 game reviews
    • 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]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's much better than a game that totally sucked, which games it just another average, and unremarkable, third-person action title. [Nov 2002, p.127]
    • 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
    • 20 Critic Score
    Shrek can burp and light his farts! Well, so can my old college roommates and I don't see you paying 50 bucks to hand out with them. [Jan 2002, p.86]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Some of the most antiquated and broken gameplay available on modern consoles. [June 2005, p.126]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In an era where millions of football fans obsess over stats, build fantasy teams, and even tune in to watch NFL combine drills, I'm not sure what audience EA is targeting by stripping Madden of its core multiplayer and franchise mode features. Nintendo handhelds may not always attract hardcore gamers, but that doesn't mean football fans who own the devices don't want a fully featured game.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The combat is dull, the side missions are uninspired, and swinging around New York has been done to death. Activision probably hopes to attract a crowd of Spider-Man fans who are simply happy to squeeze into the hero’s spandex for a stroll through Manhattan, but even they don’t need to bother with this title, because they’ve probably played it several times over the years.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The end product fails as a fighter, as a part of the Castlevania series, and as a video game in general.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    The game suffers from slow pacing throughout the eight-plus hour experience, which fittingly ends with an anticlimactic scene. You should just hit the ignore button on this one.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    This lack of depth, coupled with the weak combat and repetitive levels, equals a pirate game that won't even manage to steal away an hour of your precious time. [Sept 2003, p.126]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    EA should be ashamed that it’s trying to bilk some kid out of $50 while offering so little in return. I can understand simplifying the controller in an otherwise button-heavy sport, but that doesn’t mean the gameplay itself has to become uninspiring and so lacking.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The only good that this game serves is that it keeps Fuzion Frenzy’s legacy of being synonymous with “bad game” alive for another generation. Even if Microsoft offers it as a five dollar download on Xbox Live Arcade, pass on it – unless, of course, you collect Worst Games of the Year.
    • 49 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Leave this one stranded on Ceti Alpha V – it’s of no use to you or the cause of the Federation.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    A poor delivery and shoddy production values ruin Get On Da Mic. [Dec 2004, p.177]
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The time-tested bubble popping gameplay on its own is still enjoyable, but leaves a bit to be desired after going through the rounds. Unless you're a devout fan of the series, I'd say get mileage on your shiny new 3DS somewhere else as this version of Bust-A-Move is far from being the definitive package.