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 10.8 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
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A true next generation product that must be seen to be believed. Also, let me warn you, this game will chew up your social life and spit it out... you have been warned :)
    • 89 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The best racing simulator ever made. That goes for all platforms and systems back to the beginning of time - GT4 is simply the best ever. The cars are amazingly detailed, the courses rich and diverse, and the amount of things to do in the game is impressively overwhelming.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    My favorite PSP game. It has beautiful visuals, wonderful songs, cute characters, simple gameplay that’s easy on the go, and a lot of replay value.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Superb in every way, technically, atmospherically, visually, sonically, it's got it all. One of the best games on the PC and one of the best games ever made full stop.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    This is a MUST HAVE GAME, with stunning graphics, depth, detail and playability. This game provides a new level of challenge and enjoyment that other games will now be judged against.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the best RTS games in PC gaming history - no doubt about it.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Oblivion took our expectations for the game and sent them ... well ... into oblivion.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Gun
    The graphics, sound, and gameplay all add up to an amazing gaming experience that is fueled by a well crafted story. The missions are varied, the characters are well developed, and the title comes together as *the best* western game ever to be made.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The over-the-top style and theme of the game along with some of the ridiculous moves you can pull on an opponent give the game a tremendous amount of appeal to the gamers tired of the "ultra simulators" that we've seen for years on end.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    There’s a fantastic community of players online that are willing to help newbies, as well as plenty of sites with huge databases full of information if you get stuck.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    From the moment I got Thrones and Patriots, I have been playing it at 5 hours at a clip – so let me reiterate that this is a fine game.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An in your face, kick butt, super game that offers some of the best graphics, sound effects, and action ever made in a game to date. The art direction is amazing, and the game is facilitated by a story that will recapture audiences.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The PC highlights include the multiplayer version (which is definitely a lot of fun) and the much-much-much improved graphics (of course, you got to have the right tools for the job).
    • 88 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Absolutely terrific. I'm a big fan of the cell-shaded graphics, original characters, and fun gameplay. When you break it down to its core, that's really what makes this title a winner.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Best console shooter on XBox 360, and maybe ever.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    An absolute hit. The newly added defensive controls, offensive abilities (including the highlight stick which might just be the best new feature), and other features add up to a very impressive game and a highlight showcase title for the console.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    With plenty that’s new to see and do, even without seeing what the new continent has to offer, The Burning Cruisade looks like a fantastic expansion set and comes highly recommended for WoW veterans as well as players that have gone into hibernation (like me), or newbies looking for something fun to take up 88 hours of their week.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you love RPGs, then this title is a must have for any PC gamer. With the right hardware, it offers better graphics than any game in its genre to date, with a really nice set of monsters that will sometimes scare you right off your mouse.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The missions are fun, the environment rich, and the ability to really customize your character is very impressive.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The gameplay of Halo 2 is fun, furious, and on a much bigger/grander scale than the first that really immerses players in a full scale interplanetary war. [Collector's Edition]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the most original and engaging gameplay experiences ever for a console system.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The over-the-top style and theme of the game along with some of the ridiculous moves you can pull on an opponent give the game a tremendous amount of appeal to the gamers tired of the "ultra simulators" that we've seen for years on end.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    The kinda game that reminds you why Nintendo really does make them the best.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    A future classic. One of the most carefully crafted games I have ever played.
    • 77 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Offers up some of the best graphics on the PS2 to date, and certainly is the most entertaining FPS game we've played on the console ever.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The neatest thing about FFVTTR is that you truly interact with the environment – you can destroy buildings, and even pick up lampposts to swat opponents. This is a serious innovation and really makes the game stand out.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The graphics are jaw-dropping, the sounds is amazing, and the missions are varied and fun to play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Tremendously fun title to say the least.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A lot of games these days rely on ridiculous move combinations to advance levels, or increased difficulty means that your enemy has more health and you deal less damage. DW5E actually keeps it real by making the difficulty based on skill more than the other cheap tricks developers are using these days, and the AI is first class.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The game has all the same fun as the PC version, a very nice XBox Live multiplayer support, and all the visuals and sounds that made the PC game such a hit.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It is ALL about multiplayer gaming - which is a fantastically supported feature.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily the most original baseball title I've ever seen.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A great purchase for anyone of practically any age who loves fun video games, no matter the genre. Platform veterans in particular will find tough, addictive challenges that have been missing from jumping games featuring checkpoints and infinite lives!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The storyline is very solid and arguably the best in the series so far.