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
    • 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.
    • 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 :)
    • 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]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Best console shooter on XBox 360, and maybe ever.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Oblivion took our expectations for the game and sent them ... well ... into oblivion.
    • 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.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    One of the best RTS games in PC gaming history - no doubt about it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It does what it does best – quick amazing action with great graphics and fun gameplay.
    • 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.
    • 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!
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Good graphics trying to make up for less than par gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Here is my big gripe: I don’t play online. I don’t enjoy playing online. I would like to have the chance to accumulate a few achievements and gamer points by playing the game at home, offline. Is that too much to ask for???
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's a great game to pass around so "everyone can play" and offers a real nice long term gaming experience with all the levels and future downloadable content.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    The new multiplayer maps and modes give Call of Duty a good lift to add more variety to the game play and add modes that have always been popular in the online community.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The graphics are jaw-dropping, the sounds is amazing, and the missions are varied and fun to play.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Tremendously fun title to say the least.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The game boasts some great graphics and tremendous gameplay fun for a fantastic overall gaming experience.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Considering one NCSoft account lets you play all their titles, this is definitely worth your gaming dollar.