Strategy Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,249 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 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
1,249 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    F1 2013 is a dynamic and varied simulation then, and that’s not a compliment that could readily be aimed at too many of its forebears.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sports Interactive has taken a long look at their primary tactical setup and made changes to make it more relatable to their audience and also more analogous to the influence that real-life managers are able to exert. As long as they keep pulling tricks like this, Football Manager is a series that will remain evergreen.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Since I never played the earlier games, I can’t make the call as to whether or not this game was worth waiting 11 years for. Saying that, I’ve been waiting since I saw the game at GamesCom last year to get my hands on it, and it was definitely worth it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a gorgeous soundtrack and its sublime design Escape Goat 2 is the kind of 2D puzzle platformer that made me feel warm and fuzzy inside - like a mug of hot tea with a jam crumpet.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you've never played a MOBA before, SMITE is an excellent place to start.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    All in all, Bejeweled Blitz LIVE is a great puzzle game on Live, and is one of the few games that is perfect for marathon online sessions, or just a quick five minute round to kill some time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A very rewarding game, it provides hours of simple fun, and with all the extra content to unlock you might be immersed in this game for a long time. However non-fan gamers might find LSWII to be somewhat repetitive and eventually even boring.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    As a casual strategist or a hardcore simulation fan, Defcon contains enough elements to involve anybody in the fight for global thermonuclear dominance, and you won't want to leave any time soon.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There’s a bounty of new swag, interesting characters and quests to be had in these isles of Mania and Dementia; a great expansion to an already great game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For fans of loot hunting and a cooperative multiplayer experience, Borderlands will unquestionably steal their soul. Their days will be wrapped around figuring out how to put more time into Borderlands and trying to find out who they can ultimately trust as a teammate.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    For fans of loot hunting and a cooperative multiplayer experience, Borderlands will unquestionably steal their soul. Their days will be wrapped around figuring out how to put more time into Borderlands and trying to find out who they can ultimately trust as a teammate.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Even before the credits roll Sam and Max shoot their way into the shop, defeat a laser grid, complete every child’s favorite science project and get abducted by aliens in the process. Just another day for the dog and hyper kinetic rabbity thing!
    • 82 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    NBA 2K10 still manages to take it all the way to the hole and slam it with authority.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Outside of Championship Manager’s excellent scouting system then, Football Manager 2010 has left the pitch under a banner that displays yet another convincing scoreline.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Stacking is an essential purchase that will leave a smile on your face for days to come. It needed a little more content and variety, sure, but we'll tell you one thing - we're definitely looking forward to what Double Fine has for us next.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Stacking is an essential purchase that will leave a smile on your face for days to come. It needed a little more content and variety, sure, but we'll tell you one thing - we're definitely looking forward to what Double Fine has for us next.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The game provides enough shots of adrenaline to pump up your heart after those “barely-won-battles” which makes it worthwhile.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    With it’s unique offerings it breaks away from the historical pack.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    KDV and Codemasters has a lot to be proud of in their latest creation, Maelstrom is a beautiful game filled with a lot of strategic talent and plenty of room for big pretty explosions, and squirtings of blood. If you love a royal RTS experience then grab Maelstrom and plunge in.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    I love the first person point of view. It does nothing for me as far as making better building choices, but being able to wander around street level and see what all my little people are doing is fun.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    There is so much going for Warhammer: Mark of Chaos and while it’s beset with lingering technical woes, underneath it has the right stuff and would be well deserved of your attention.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    In summary, I loved playing Tomb Raider: Anniversary, in fact I enjoyed it to the extent of often staying up way too late just wanting to see what came next or trying to get through a particularly difficult section. I would thoroughly recommend this game, both to fans of the original, and newcomers alike.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Universe At War: Earth Assault is a finely shaped game with some underlying issues to be sure, mainly UI related, but Petroglyph’s brand of cheesy action humour and the great diversity of strategy, especially when playing against other red blooded players, can make war a guilty pleasure again.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    From strategic trading, the recruiting of legions, where to garrison them, who’s right for the job from governor to general – Rome is possibly one of the only games out there that can really give gamers a glimpse into just how pressured emerging super powers were. After all Rome wasn’t built in a day, let Paradox show you why.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    An excellent game in its own right, Heavy Rain lingers in the conscience long after the final credits, but it feels less like a revolution, more like a precursor to something genuinely fresh and groundbreaking.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Once again though, the graphics shouldn’t hold back hardcore fans of the turtles from purchasing Turtles in Time Re-Shelled.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If gamers are worried about Fat Princess not giving them an amusing time, then they should worry no longer – Fat Princess has more highs than lows to justify a digital download for any PlayStation 3 owner.
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    • 82 Critic Score
    Its bubbly presentation and stress free gameplay creates a welcomed change of pace that can appeal to just about anyone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Pour yourself a beverage, grab the controller and sit down for a great evening of stabby stabby.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    It gets its hooks into you prompting you to return in drips and drabs. Fans will love it as ever, but if you've never experienced the world of Gundam or Dynasty Warriors, this is the perfect game to bring you into the series.