Game Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 5,774 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 Batman: Arkham City
Lowest review score: 1 Legends of Wrestling II
Score distribution:
5,774 game reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Basic combat just isn't very fun. [Feb 2006, p.104]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I can't deny Hometown Story has charm with its premise and I love the ideas, but the execution needs work. Owning a shop should be more frantic and rewarding. If the developer, Toybox, can smooth out the rough edges, it may one day match the lure of simulation games like Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing. Sadly, it's not in the same league.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
    • 47 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Even the most patient of strategy nerds will be hard-pressed to maintain interest in Spectral Souls. [Nov. 2006, p.146]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a quick car combat fix before next year's Twisted Metal might be able to waste a few hours on this title, but they won't be wholly enjoyable hours. Since you can't save in the middle of a tournament, and some the later cups last a couple hours, the game eventually tests your endurance. I'd rather give bone marrow than sit through this Blood Drive again.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 35 Critic Score
    Back on the N64, the world-twisting gimmick may have been enough to make Flip's Twisted World stand out. These days, though, it feels like a one-off idea that Super Mario Galaxy 2 might have used on a single level before abandoning for even wilder gameplay tricks. In fact, being in such incredible company on the Wii is possibly the game's biggest mistake; on a console flooded with platformers, Flip's Twisted World is among the worst.
    • 47 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.
    • 46 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    If I’m going to spend a long period of time with my hand wrapped around an oblong object, moving my arm rapidly up and down, it sure won’t be with this game.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Critic Score
    A miserable piece of digital vomit. [Apr 2005, p.120]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Don't think of it so much as a game, but more as an exercise in anger management. [May 2005, p.132]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I am not exaggerating when I say that any of the many Front Mission games will serve your giant robot strategy/RPG needs far better than Zoids Assault ever could. Don’t waste your time here.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this one or there's a good chance that your Xbox will come to life, beat you to a bloody pulp, and steal all of your valued possessions. [Feb 2003, p.105]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Companies ought to respect their history enough to let it be. [Apr 2005, p.128]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The huge level of frustration is not worth the time it takes to master the awkward gameplay idiosyncrasies. Instead, it’s more tempting – even as someone with experience – to just spam the waggle movements for a passable high score.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I’m sad to see that the Spider-Man games have fallen this far, because the formula once worked exceedingly well. Beenox’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 is trying to cash in on its film’s popularity while emulating many of Treyarch’s touchstones, and in nearly every area, this game is inferior to a title that came out nearly a decade ago.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Playing the Predator's new game is about as much fun as being stabbed in the groin with his wrist blades, and then having the wound peed on. [June 2005, p.126]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    In short, playing this epic-sized monstrosity is similar to being scratched to death by a house cat...not only is it painful, it's also embarrassing. [Sept 2004, p.104]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    The icing on the proverbial cake of poo is that PK has only a few levels with overly linear layout, bland textures, and sub-par cel shading. [Mar 2003, p.85]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some fans will consider Sen a diamond in the rough, and if you’re playing with friends and can overlook its problems, there’s some decent action to be had. The more I played the game the more it grew on me, but I never shook the feeling that fans deserve a lot better than what Sen has to offer.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Ultimately, CT just doesn't have a whole lot of staying power. [Mar 2002, p.88]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Despite the mind-numbing repetition, I was compelled to continue, if only because I became quite obsessed with buying new decals and accessories for my lowrider. [Feb 2004, p.102]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Gives you plenty of targets, but no real reason to keep pulling the trigger. [Dec 2001, p.113]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The graphics have translated nicely to the GBA, and the control works just dandy, but the level design drives me absolutey insane. [May 2004, p.108]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    In the end, Sonic nuts will love it. Everyone else should stay away.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The lack of online racing and leaderboards makes this game even more useless. If you want arcade racing on the Wii, dust off your copy of Excite Truck or just wait it out for Mario Kart.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Movement feels floaty, hit detection and collision issues are everywhere, and enemy AI is painfully stupid. [Jan 2005, p.118]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    This is a shameless cash-in on a popular formula. Don't give Konami the satisfication of duping you. [Nov 2008, p.126]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This Wii shooter is hardly worthy of its namesake, delivering a predicable and ultimately forgettable shooter hampered by poor controls and uninspired level design. Let's hope Future Soldier has a more promising battle plan.
    • 46 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.