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
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It does what it does best – quick amazing action with great graphics and fun gameplay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    I haven’t had a gaming session like this in a long time. It’s one you kick the roommates off of the TV for or call in sick to work for.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Baseball Mogul 2008 is absolutely great at what it does – a fantasy baseball simulator that lets you call all the shots for your team, from trades, lineups, and other GM and Manager duties. The simulator itself is extremely fast, accurate, and realistic with tons of ways to tweak if you find yourself needing to do so.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A pretty addictive title and has earned some great marks for sound and gameplay. This title's best features include the career mode which sucked hours on end from my life.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are absolutely stunning and the characters are well designed.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, the presentation and gameplay of MLB 2005 combine to form one of the best baseball titles we've seen in years. This is a huge success story for 989 Sports.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The attention-grabbing graphic effects and tight control scheme that allows Psi-Ops players to wreck super-powered havoc on the enemy tips the balance in making it a good purchase for action game fans, despite its lone boss battle bug and minor design problems.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tremendously fun title to say the least.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Casual gamers may not be bothered by the difficulty bug or AI glitches, but diehard Thief fans would be better off with the PC version, both for definitely available patches and the offhand possibility of future mod missions.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's funny, there really isn't anything absolutely revolutionary or remarkable about the game, but you'll find yourself playing it for hours on end.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There's so much to see and experience beyond the main quests, and being able to play through as the various character type as well as play the game on-line gives the title an exceptional longevity score.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game comes highly recommended to those of you that have gone through the Tony Hawk franchise as it is, and should entertain you for months on end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game comes highly recommended to those of you that have gone through the Tony Hawk franchise as it is, and should entertain you for months on end.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An addicting, impressive, and most importantly fun game. The graphics are very nice, the sounds are equally impressive, and the gameplay of the soccer and the amount of modes available make for a tremendous gaming experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game is fully featured for tremendous long term value, and the online components put it over the top in terms of true dollar value for your gaming experience.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    An absolute thrill to play with all the elements of both a top notch action and RPG title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's arguably the best fighter/wrestling title out for any portable console, is the best ever in the long history of the title for PS2, and has a great gameplay experience that it's hard to imagine any wrestling fan not immediately falling in love with this game.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's arguably the best fighter/wrestling title out for any portable console, is the best ever in the long history of the title for PS2, and has a great gameplay experience that it's hard to imagine any wrestling fan not immediately falling in love with this game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The attention-grabbing graphic effects and tight control scheme that allows Psi-Ops players to wreck super-powered havoc on the enemy tips the balance in making it a good purchase for action game fans, despite its lone boss battle bug and minor design problems.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Casual gamers may not be bothered by the difficulty bug or AI glitches, but diehard Thief fans would be better off with the PC version, both for definitely available patches and the offhand possibility of future mod missions.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game boasts some great graphics and tremendous gameplay fun for a fantastic overall gaming experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game comes highly recommended to those of you that have gone through the Tony Hawk franchise as it is, and should entertain you for months on end.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Its tight game design, multiple chat tools, and nods to story and questing amid the combat-heavy game play make it a worthy choice for those new to or familiar with the MMORPG genre.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Considering one NCSoft account lets you play all their titles, this is definitely worth your gaming dollar.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    One fantastic thing about Doom 3 is that the game gets better the more you play it, and the further you get, the better the weapons, the bigger the monsters, the more diverse the environments, and the greater the thrills.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily the most original baseball title I've ever seen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The choice of following General George S. Patton’s campaigns was both logical (as the best US Tank General ever) and engaging. The Blitzkrieg system works well with no flaws experienced, in a graphics rich environment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The gameplay of the title is the core strength, and getting through the single player campaign will suck you in for uncountable hours into the night.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars is the best "hybrid" game that's attempted to blend both RPG and RTS in a long line of games that have come up woefully short.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    We loved the story and the wide variety of challenges that face gamers throughout the enjoyable career mode. The lack of the online gameplay support is the big negative for this PS3 edition, but all in all the game is so much fun it's impossible not to recommend.