Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,913 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:
5,913 game reviews
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    • 30 Critic Score
    The story and setting are fun, but after 10 minutes of wrestling with wonky controls, the nostalgia wore off. A little later, after Conrad’s body somehow fused with a platform and forced me to restart, the contempt began.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Alien Escape delivers in mindless fluff. [Sept 2002, p.81]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There's a refreshing non-linearity to Postal 2. [June 2003, p.116]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    Ugly and boring. [Jan 2003, p.121]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Your objectives change so constantly that it's easy to forget about the blurry graphics and simplistic combat. [Feb 2004, p.114]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Features level design that would have been sub-par 15 years ago, terrible graphics, and wretched control. [Dec 2003, p.159]
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The levels and missions are equally unremarkable, which makes for yet another promising stealth title that doesn't live up to its potential. [June 2005, p.127]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the good parts like the unlockable skills are obscured by generic enemy designs, monotonous combat and the most tedious boss battles I’ve seen.
    • 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
    • 68 Critic Score
    After the novelty fades, Truckers 2 starts to feel more like a job than a game, as you realize life on the road is just one repetitive haul after another. [Oct 2005, p.128]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Its boring, unimaginative combat lays shame to the fact that Philip K. Dick (whose short story the movie is based on) came up with a pretty original idea to write about.
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    This title is exactly what all the haters were afraid of when the DS was originally announced: boring, tired game design with crappy touch screen control tacked on. [Jun 2006, p.118]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the good parts like the unlockable skills are obscured by generic enemy designs, monotonous combat and the most tedious boss battles I’ve seen.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Makes some strides in the genre, but it seems like the company didn't finish the job. [Oct 2002, p.85]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Graphically, the cutscenes are very stylish, exhibiting some striking sequences and Gigeresque character desings... Despite its shortcomings, I was charmed by Galerians: Ash. [Mar 2003, p.83]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In the end, I think all Left Brain, Right Brain reliably tests is patience. [Feb 2008, p.102]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Empire Earth III’s handful of units per tech tier, problematic unit AI and pathfinding, and lackluster factional differences between the West, East, and Middle East types do little to give RTS players anything they haven’t seen before.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s equal parts silly, gory, and stupid – exactly what you’d expect from the concept.
    • 50 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]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    There is one and only one good thing to say about Two Worlds: the game truly gives you the freedom to align with any faction and change the gameworld by your choices. Everything else – and I mean everything else – sucks.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Despite its technical imperfections, Yoostar 2 can be enjoyable if you step out of your shell and be a total ham. Bring in some friends for a full cast, and you'll get some laughs during your acting debut.
    • 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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