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
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The gameplay is fantastic with great new courses, plenty of things to unlock, and fabulous multiplayer support via built in wireless 802.11b networking.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    The main plot can be completed in a rental period though, so skilled gamers should rent first to see whether the fun of Spidey’s web slinging offsets the repetition of the game’s missions.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Offers a fantastic alternative to the traditional RTS formulae we have all trotted through a hundred times already. It delivers an extremely slick and complete package that should appeal to non-RTS fans as well as "C&C" veterans.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A fantastically cool game for the people that love a good mix of FPS action and RPG adventure. The game has a good story-driven flow to it that is fueled by the gothic themes usually associated with the vampire stigma.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    A good game with a great longevity factor.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    One of the most original and engaging gameplay experiences ever for a console system.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An immersive and cinematic game featuring a storyline plenty of action enough to spare.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An immersive and cinematic game featuring a storyline plenty of action enough to spare.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I was fascinated by the aforementioned RPG elements though and would like to have seen a more dynamic struggle, somewhere in-between the grandeur of "Total War" and the intimacy of "X-Com," where you could take your band of survivors to different areas of conflict with whatever equipment you can lay your hands on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily the most original baseball title I've ever seen.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The voice acting is very solid, and the too-few story based missions make the game completely worthwhile.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It's totally fun and addicting to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Easily the most original baseball title I've ever seen.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    An immersive and cinematic game featuring a storyline plenty of action enough to spare.