Gaming Illustrated's Scores

  • Games
For 155 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 80% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 16% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 10.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 84
Highest review score: 100 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Lowest review score: 50 Spider-Man 3
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 155
155 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Good graphics trying to make up for less than par gameplay.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Overall, X-Men: The Official Game offers up some great backstory and art direction as a title, along with a great roster of voice actors which are the same big names as in the franchise of movies.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you are a soccer fan that is looking for a fast paced game that is accessible for many and great for playing on the go, WTS06 is the game you are looking for.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Good graphics, fun in-game play, good mini-games, not a whole lot of depth with season mode.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It's a lot of fun to play, is fairly inexpensive, and you'll get a ton of hours of great gameplay out of it, not just for you but for the entire family.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Great storyline, great originality, great sound.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Notwithstanding that we had to penalize the game for the disappointing graphics, the development team did an excellent job on creating a game that you can literally play for the next 2 years and never play the same character twice!
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can get over the uninspiring graphics, you can definitely enjoy some really fun gameplay and a nice new type of game for the Marvel comic universe.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a standalone game, it has enough features to reward serious players, but with several features that make it the ideal MMO for the player who only has a couple of hours a week to devote to it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The voice acting is very solid, and the too-few story based missions make the game completely worthwhile.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The voice acting is very solid, and the too-few story based missions make the game completely worthwhile.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    But if you don't see the awesome graphics and sound, you will definitely be a sorrier person for it whether you know it or not.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The graphics and audio couple together really well for a kick-ass experience, and the gameplay and driving controls are solid.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can get over the uninspiring graphics, you can definitely enjoy some really fun gameplay and a nice new type of game for the Marvel comic universe.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With a tremendous amount of on-line support and features, its a great game to play with your friends in cyberspace.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolute thrill to play with all the elements of both a top notch action and RPG title.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The voice acting is very solid, and the too-few story based missions make the game completely worthwhile.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An absolute thrill to play with all the elements of both a top notch action and RPG title.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The unlockables are likely only going to appeal to hardcore KoF fans, but the huge number of fighters and team combinations can keep players in search of D-pad kung fu mastery playing for a long time.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    This was a decent title, and comes highly recommended for kids who love to play with the dance mat.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Strongly recommend a rent for the kids, a buy for kids that loved the movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The graphics are commendable, but not amazing, the sound is arguably the game’s best quality, and overall, comes as a game that is best suited for fans of games of this nature only.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    The game is extremely action-packed and intense, and has a nice new variety of weapons and vehicles that bring a nice rich depth that adds nicely to a very popular franchise.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    SNK/NeoGeo fans will certainly welcome it into their permanent game library, but others are liable to be quickly frustrated by the difficulty and continue system.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Strongly recommend a rent for the kids, a buy for kids that loved the movie.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    Strongly recommend a rent for the kids, a buy for kids that loved the movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    This leaves Nightshade’s appeal divided pretty evenly between those who will play at it, improve, and get better, and those who will quickly dismiss it as too hard. For those who stick with it to get high ratings in the stages, there’s a lot of value.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Visually striking and full of atmosphere, it's a fun but altogether shallow experience that you have probably played a hundred times before. But the lack of originality may be compensated by the license for fans.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Going into and out of some of WWII’s most intense battles will keep you coming back for more. If you can get by the average graphics and a couple of A.I. wobbles you’ll have a great time playing this game.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A pretty decent game that isn't anything spectacular, but for fans of the movie and people that enjoy bash-em shoot-em type of games involving multiple players will definitely enjoy the game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Unless you have a Gamecube and are suffering Zelda withdrawal or loved "Sudeki" with a passion, try out the more serious 360 games out there first.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    For those of you that are die-hard NASCAR fans, you’ll have to pick this up for the updated (but slightly out of date) roster, and the new features put in are decent. However, if you’re looking for a ground-breaking NASCAR title, you’ll probably be disappointed with this release.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Going into and out of some of WWII's most intense battles will keep you coming back for more. If you can get by the average graphics and a couple of A.I. wobbles you'll have a great time playing this game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    A pretty decent game that isn't anything spectacular, but for fans of the movie and people that enjoy bash-em shoot-em type of games involving multiple players will definitely enjoy the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Going into and out of some of WWII's most intense battles will keep you coming back for more. If you can get by the average graphics and a couple of A.I. wobbles you'll have a great time playing this game.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A decent game that's best played in the story "Life" mode.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A decent game that's best played in the story "Life" mode.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It can provide some fun, especially its two-player cooperative mode, but it lacks the options and polish of the other action RPGs available.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The gameplay is not meant for people looking for a realistic racing simulator, but rather the newbie looking for something fun and simple to get rolling with.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    For gamers hoping for a deeper, more unique game play use of EyeToy’s capabilities, this ain’t it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The game’s audio, variety of weapons and moves keeps you interested for a while, but the game isn’t that long and is very repetitive, which certainly kills any buzz you originally had.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Simple and fun action.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    If you are looking for the next Grand Theft Auto for PSP, this is not it. The main story mode falls short and fails to deliver, but the additional modes add a lot of content and provides you with something to do, no matter your mood or amount of time available.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    More mature gamers will find themselves a little underwhelmed, but on its own it's a nice looking, nice sounding, and fairly fun title.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    More mature gamers will find themselves a little underwhelmed, but on its own it's a nice looking, nice sounding, and fairly fun title.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The innumerable customization options are enjoyable enough, but the overly difficult game play and poor controls keep the game from being much fun for casual mech fans or anyone new to the series.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good weekend rental for kids who liked the Shrek movies, but a poor purchase unless you have several young’n’s who game together. It captures the movie’s attitude and charm well enough, but glosses over too much of its game play potential.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Not what I would expect for the 360, but a good game nonetheless.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Definitely worth a look, but gets a bit repetitive with the actual gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good weekend rental for kids who liked the Shrek movies, but a poor purchase unless you have several young’n’s who game together. It captures the movie’s attitude and charm well enough, but glosses over too much of its game play potential.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A slight update to an already classic game that doesn’t make you forget about the original.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    This is a title that fans of skateboarding games will pick up and love, due to the simple fact that for XBox 360, there isn't much of a selection of this type of game out there for them. Other people can and might enjoy it, but in the end, it fails to impress and is nothing spectacular.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    This was a great concept on paper but somehow they managed to take what was a original game with great characters and a interesting story and turn it in to a lifeless soulless game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    The gameplay is pretty bad, the features of the game have inexplicably vanished, and the only good new thing about the title is the improved graphics - which really aren't all that groundbreaking when compared to other 360 titles.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The controls were too loose for a game like this.