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 10.4 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
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily the most original baseball title I've ever seen.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Considering one NCSoft account lets you play all their titles, this is definitely worth your gaming dollar.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The graphics are absolutely stunning and the characters are well designed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    I found the game too dark to really enjoy and the patience required just didn't grab my attention enough to really feel strongly about this title.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    For gamers hoping for a deeper, more unique game play use of EyeToy’s capabilities, this ain’t it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Kids and the parents who shop for them or nostalgic Atari 2600 gamers will find it a decent purchase, but it’s recommended they rent it first as well to see if the unique control schemes aren’t too frustrating.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Kids and the parents who shop for them or nostalgic Atari 2600 gamers will find it a decent purchase, but it’s recommended they rent it first as well to see if the unique control schemes aren’t too frustrating.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Its story and character development options kept me more involved than Champions’ linear quests, weak story, and more limited skill system. Still, it’s impossible to overlook DA2’s lack of online play or multitap options.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A slight update to an already classic game that doesn’t make you forget about the original.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Even with its new dynamic industries, it lacks the depth to its game play to keep the attention of players expecting a challenging economic or building simulation.

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