Strategy Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,252 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Portal 2
Lowest review score: 15 Global Ops: Commando Libya
Score distribution:
1,252 game reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there's any one thing that can be stated about Transformers: War for Cybertron, it's that you should buy this game. The single player campaign is good, and the multiplayer portion is a surprise hit.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If there's any one thing that can be stated about Transformers: War for Cybertron, it's that you should buy this game. The single player campaign is good, and the multiplayer portion is a surprise hit.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything is competently implemented without excelling in any individual direction, but the combination and sheer variety of content and fan service has to be commended, and for once it's nice to play through a kids game that doesn't just shoehorn the cinematic action sequences into an average procession of linear levels.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything is competently implemented without excelling in any individual direction, but the combination and sheer variety of content and fan service has to be commended, and for once it's nice to play through a kids game that doesn't just shoehorn the cinematic action sequences into an average procession of linear levels.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everything is competently implemented without excelling in any individual direction, but the combination and sheer variety of content and fan service has to be commended, and for once it's nice to play through a kids game that doesn't just shoehorn the cinematic action sequences into an average procession of linear levels.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Get yourself a good team, and you're in for a lot of fun.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The combination of strategy and role-playing still stands out from the crowd and the added bonus of so many extra quests, items and units crammed together really adds value to the game.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By far, however, the greatest addition to the formula is the co-op multiplayer. Grab a friend online, and the two of you can slice, chop and smash your way through the hordes together, with plenty of missions to complete. The action is very entertaining with a second person keeping you company and you'll spend hours simply exploring and clearing out entire areas of zombies together.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    By far, however, the greatest addition to the formula is the co-op multiplayer. Grab a friend online, and the two of you can slice, chop and smash your way through the hordes together, with plenty of missions to complete. The action is very entertaining with a second person keeping you company and you'll spend hours simply exploring and clearing out entire areas of zombies together.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The greatest addition to the formula is the co-op multiplayer. Grab a friend online, and the two of you can slice, chop and smash your way through the hordes together, with plenty of missions to complete. The action is very entertaining with a second person keeping you company and you'll spend hours simply exploring and clearing out entire areas of zombies together.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Alien Breed 2: Assault is solid, alien-splattering fun, and a real challenge to boot.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you haven't played Worms before, pick this up. Otherwise, you're probably best to stick with what you've got. Worms 2: Armageddon is great fun, just as it was ten years ago.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Not every sport is a winner, but there's no denying that Sports Champions does a great job of showcasing what the Playstation Move has in store for us over the coming years.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the oddities, the head-scratchers and the disappointments, there are some moments of pure brilliance that reminds us just why we were playing in the first place.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Flight Control HD may be a little short on content, but it's still one of the best downloadable Move games available right now.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There are moments of pure unadulterated joy packed into this sports compilation, and although it's all over rather rapidly, it's a great ride while it lasts.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you have young children, Kinectimals is a must - it will keep them entertained, and you'll secretly enjoy it too.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Still, this is definitely an improved version over the original, so kudos to Larian for the extra work they've put in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    F1 2010 has been a long time coming, and those who enjoy the sport will find such value in this title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    F1 2010 has been a long time coming, and those who enjoy the sport will find such value in this title.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's not perfect, but F1 2010 is an excellent way of recreating those boyhood dreams of being Lewis Hamilton, and provides a solid base for Codemasters to improve on with future titles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom may lack the polish required to elevate it to triple-A status but its sense of adventure and exploration remain strong.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom may lack the polish required to elevate it to triple-A status but its sense of adventure and exploration remain strong.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Arguably these minor upgrades could be included in a free patch but Divine Wind is an expansion worth playing for its inclusion of China and Japan.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Playing this short and sweet game makes you wonder whether they couldn't construct the next title in such a way so that co-op can play a larger part, because if Dead Rising 2's co-op was anywhere near as much fun as Case West's, I doubt I'd want to play it solo more than once.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With plenty to see and do, not to mention some great multiplayer offerings, this is a sequel worth checking out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With plenty to see and do, not to mention some great multiplayer offerings, this is a sequel worth checking out.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With plenty to see and do, not to mention some great multiplayer offerings, this is a sequel worth checking out.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A success in its simply-stated goals, and worthy of a play for anybody looking to zone out and relax for a while.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A success in its simply-stated goals, and worthy of a play for anybody looking to zone out and relax for a while.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crysis 2 ticks all the right boxes, with a lengthy campaign that packs plenty of replay value and multiplayer options that are bound to prove a big hit. If only the suit's powers were managed a little better, and the AI was up to scratch, we'd be recommending this outright.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Crysis 2 ticks all the right boxes, with a lengthy campaign that packs plenty of replay value and multiplayer options that are bound to prove a big hit. If only the suit's powers were managed a little better, and the AI was up to scratch, we'd be recommending this outright.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just don't expect many things you haven't seen before.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just don't expect many things you haven't seen before.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Just don't expect many things you haven't seen before.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Boasts enough variety to keep it consistently entertaining, and so that you never know where you will end up.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We think it's better than Dragon Rising, and the fact they've taken the "less is more" approach and focused on a couple of key features has been to their credit. It's got some good moments in it, but playing with friends is key and we question the longevity of this title, so the post-release DLC better be good and regular.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We think it's better than Dragon Rising, and the fact they've taken the "less is more" approach and focused on a couple of key features has been to their credit. It's got some good moments in it, but playing with friends is key and we question the longevity of this title, so the post-release DLC better be good and regular.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    We think it's better than Dragon Rising, and the fact they've taken the "less is more" approach and focused on a couple of key features has been to their credit. It's got some good moments in it, but playing with friends is key and we question the longevity of this title, so the post-release DLC better be good and regular.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid and enjoyable platformer, and one of the best Metroidvanias available for Xbox Live Arcade. Fans of the genre will note the repetitive strain later into the experience, but anyone else is bound to have a blast throughout.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I thoroughly enjoyed going back to Albion and can't wait for more from Peter Molyneux and Lionhead Studios.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of classic adventure gaming should absolutely check out the Hector: Badge of Carnage series. The point and click formula is present and largely unchanged from the golden age of the genre but the unique well-realised setting and the excellent writing put this well above the mediocrity bar.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For 800 points on XBLA and whatever it ends up as on freshly un-borked PSN though, Sega Rally Online Arcade still represents somewhat of a bargain.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can tell a lot of effort has been put into the GeoMod technology, and making sure everything is as polished as it can be. This has to be one of the most technically sound releases we've played in a long while, and it's draw backs mainly come from the content itself, and not the design.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can tell a lot of effort has been put into the GeoMod technology, and making sure everything is as polished as it can be. This has to be one of the most technically sound releases we've played in a long while, and it's draw backs mainly come from the content itself, and not the design.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    You can tell a lot of effort has been put into the GeoMod technology, and making sure everything is as polished as it can be. This has to be one of the most technically sound releases we've played in a long while, and it's draw backs mainly come from the content itself, and not the design.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite a lack of content, it's a game that should be replayed a number of times, just so you can try different methods of attack and witness everything that it has to offer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's the perfect arcade title – quick gameplay, insta-restarts and fun multiplayer. When it's showing you failure in slow motion, you can't help but laugh. Squeezing through a gap, dodging multiple people only to showboat across the line, is a fantastic feeling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For those with the time and patience however, World of Tanks looks to be an ever-evolving title with ambitions to stay fresh for the foreseeable future (new nations have been added since launch, and Risk-style clan-based world warfare is reportedly coming soon).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Insanely Twisted? Maybe not, but it's definitely entertaining enough to be worthy of the name Ultimately Excellent Shadow Planet: a fantastic adventure for anyone enticed by the thrill of exploration.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is a bold step for an RTS into the ripe and unconquered pastures of the Internet, and while it isn't completely surefooted, its spears are certainly sharp.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've got time to kill, Tropico 4 is perfect. It hasn't changed much since its predecessor, but it's still an excellent simulation – something that's welcome in the era of visuals-conscious FPSs and lacklustre adventure games. A modernised concept, that's perfectly period.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Bite-sized gaming at its best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A taste for micromanagement, high difficulty and a tactical way of battling is essential to enjoy Disgaea 4.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A mostly triumphant and surprisingly refreshing return to the FPS' favourite setting. Although the single-player is rather lacking, the attention to detail and harrowing atmosphere make for some intense and gripping multiplayer battles.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An interesting mix. If it wasn't so daunting, it'd pick up more fans.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Experiencing Resident 4 HD, everything is as it ever was. The visual upgrade is well received, and the game's narrative is as terrifying and enticing as ever. Capcom have played this one safe, as it would have been nice to see them try and mix things up with a new inventory system.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Experiencing Resident 4 HD, everything is as it ever was. The visual upgrade is well received, and the game's narrative is as terrifying and enticing as ever. Capcom have played this one safe, as it would have been nice to see them try and mix things up with a new inventory system.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It may be a simple old-school arcade twin-stick shooter but the huge maps, secondary objectives, and fun things to discover like being able to collapse buildings by driving through them elevate Renegade Ops to must-play territory.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a welcome addition to the franchise and one that slots perfectly into your gaming collection.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PES 2012 plays an extremely entertaining brand of football, largely sweeping away the complaints of the two previous versions in the process. There are problems for sure, but it's nice to know that whichever of the football titans you choose this year, you'll get a decent result.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PES 2012 plays an extremely entertaining brand of football, largely sweeping away the complaints of the two previous versions in the process. There are problems for sure, but it's nice to know that whichever of the football titans you choose this year, you'll get a decent result.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game preys on your feelings, and is very skilled at manipulating them. Make no mistake, it takes a certain kind of person (never mind gamer) to stick with and possibly enjoy this game - we believe they are sometimes called Masochists - but Dark Souls does what it does extremely well, and it's to be applauded for that at least.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game preys on your feelings, and is very skilled at manipulating them. Make no mistake, it takes a certain kind of person (never mind gamer) to stick with and possibly enjoy this game - we believe they are sometimes called Masochists - but Dark Souls does what it does extremely well, and it's to be applauded for that at least.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    F1 2011 has got the talent, but it needs to learn to love itself before it can be truly great.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Best of all, when you dive into the first corner melee on race day, the sheer thrill of trying to avoid the seemingly impossible number of cars around you is simply unrivalled.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's very difficult to adequately score or sum up FIFA 12, simply because it's taken such a risk with an established formula, one that's turned out – eventually – well indeed, but also one that requires a lot of effort to learn and get used to, something a lot of people might not want to do.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's very difficult to adequately score or sum up FIFA 12, simply because it's taken such a risk with an established formula, one that's turned out – eventually – well indeed, but also one that requires a lot of effort to learn and get used to, something a lot of people might not want to do.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's a unique window into the world of the iconic TV show, with splashes of brilliance from one of the finest developers of this generation.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's testimony to Harmonix that the Dance Central series has become an essential purchase for Kinect owners. Having two players in front of the screen is tremendous fun, and adds to the game's appeal massively.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The ending's superb (much better than both New Vegas and Fallout 3), and I never was bored or wanted to give up. It's not the full Fallout experience, but as the ultimate final test of your skills it works very nicely. Now then… when's Skyrim out again?
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Is it better than last year? It offers a more complete package and the interfaces are much improved, but some of the sports lack the pace and excitement which really makes this a key party piece. It still goes down though as one of the best Kinect titles money can buy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A triumphant return for the series, albeit one slightly spoiled by a ridiculous name change and irksome DRM. Nonetheless, the game manages to be simultaneously slick and expansive, complex yet simple to learn. As I myself discovered, if you're yet to try the series, now is a good time to get involved.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It could do with a few more levels, a bonus stage, more bosses, slightly tighter controls and a load more playtesting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It could do with a few more levels, a bonus stage, more bosses, slightly tighter controls and a load more playtesting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of the most refreshing turn-based strategy games I've experienced for some time. It's clever and deeply tactical, yet also manages to be relatively quick-paced and exciting.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The controls, simply, work. These kinds of games have had varying amounts of success on the console this generation, with things like Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 coming close but just not being good enough, but in this case Tropico makes a great case for these once PC-only genres appearing on console.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's the story of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: This is actually the game that the original should've been. If you've not played MVC3 or traded it in and want another fix, this is absolutely the best route to go. If you bought the original, how much do you love MVC? If you want more, go get it – the newcomers are great fun.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    That's the story of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: This is actually the game that the original should've been. If you've not played MVC3 or traded it in and want another fix, this is absolutely the best route to go. If you bought the original, how much do you love MVC? If you want more, go get it – the newcomers are great fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you've never played Overkill before this is the definitive version of a great game. It's something that might only be played once but will be remembered fondly after that fact as a fun experience. It's hilarious, sometimes disgusting, sometimes ridiculous and almost always fun – especially when playing with a friend.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saints Row: The Third is a consistently thrilling and addictive streak through the sandbox genre's most popular avenues, even if it is as shallow as the 'GTL' lifestyle it strives to promote.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Saints Row: The Third is a consistently thrilling and addictive streak through the sandbox genre's most popular avenues, even if it is as shallow as the 'GTL' lifestyle it strives to promote.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I am extremely glad of Serious Sam 3's existence. It serves as a timely reminder of how shooters don't need to be highly restrictive rollercoasters that heavily manipulate the player in order to create intensity and epic spectacle.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Xtreme Legends, though, is a proposition only for the hardcore Warriors fan or at a bargain basement price. With the original Dynasty Warriors 7 now reduced, picking up this package that arguably has less compelling content and asks for the original disc for some of its modes seems crazy. If you're just looking for some mindless hacking and slashing, though, this'll do fine.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Issues with the presentation of the story and the general amount of single player content on offer are slight dings against the experience especially considering SoulCalibur's history of blending RPG elements into its single player campaigns - but even then this is the best reason to return to SoulCalibur's stage of history since the days of the Dreamcast.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A gigantic and compelling RPG experience. It's not quite ready to topple the big guns of the genre, but despite feeling "inspired" by every RPG or fantasy ever made it manages to offer a unique and entertaining alternative. Even if it does add yet another surly scantily-clad elf girl to the genre.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There's a lot to said for visuals these days though, and having played the PC version extensively we're not sure we could then go to the console with a neutral mind-set. Swings and Roundabouts, as they say, but Reckoning is a good game all round and well worth getting – no matter the platform.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Improves vastly on a lot of the formula that made the first outing good; better and sexier powers, more stuff on screen to play with, addictive collectibles and fun bonus objectives, rewarding and pip-boy-esque mutations and, frankly, a better all-round character in James Heller.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Once the initial 'oooooo' factor wears off, singleplayer does get a bit tiresome if you haven't got a purpose, but then all you need is a couple of online friends or someone in your own house to share the experience with, and it becomes fun again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you can get over the relative tedium of the dungeons you'll be trawling through, there's a deep indie RPG adventure here. Certainly it's good enough to recommend to old codgers who remember the likes of Eye of the Beholder or Lands of Lore.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's terrific fun and ably demonstrates an exciting new genre for console gamers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For a game that can take mere moments to complete, there's an impressive amount of depth to Sniper Challenge.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With awesome character customization and the impressively bold approach the pawn system takes to storytelling and online connectivity, that makes this all the more worth exploring, even in spite of its sometimes conspicuous faults.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whatever your experience with the series, if you've ever been fond of alternative racing games and have friends wanting to go for a spin with you then Joy Ride Turbo is a no-brainer. It's a legitimate alternative, perhaps an outright replacement, for the likes of Mario Kart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It doesn't hurt that the gun play is extremely well realised, with each weapon feeling distinctive, and even, dare it be said, approaching realism.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Some areas still need more fleshing out, and there's some things that haven't been touched on at all here that could do with some work, but Civilization V is certainly better with Gods & Kings, and there is plenty of new content here to justify the cost.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's funny, it'll push your mind to breaking point but never go over, and is expertly designed and polished to perfection. Well, at least in its puzzle rooms, which are basically the entire game so we won't worry too much about the repeating filler rooms.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Regardless of its technical shortcomings, CoS provides a superbly engaging story driven experience, that feels uniquely its own. When a story makes you care about its characters, it's a triumph, and in this, Chains of Satinav excels.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Through a combination of streamlining what is a genuinely complicated game and using a simple but effective presentation, the developers have one of the best downloadable games PS3 has ever seen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    I enjoyed exploring and the missions were always entertaining. You'll probably need at least one friend to buy the game and play some missions with you, but as superbly Funcom allow players to move their characters between servers at will (YES!) and join forces with players of a different faction (hooray!) this becomes very easy.