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 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Lowest review score: 15 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
1,249 game reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Lacking in polish and attention to detail, Risen still stands up as an absorbing and hugely playable RPG title.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    It's a lot of fun, visually pleasing and nods towards players who've been with SEGA since the dreaded Dreamcast days.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Right now, Mario won't be looking over his shoulder, but if this title (and indeed the franchise) continues to grow, we could see a much needed competitive side to the genre that has been severely lacking for a decade now.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Rise of Prussia is a solid but unspectacular slice of neoclassical strategy gaming that is worth a look if you are a die-hard fan of AGEOD's previous efforts, or if you're a strategy buff looking for a new challenge. And possibly if you have an obsession for white wigs.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Buy it on a console if you must play it, but don't expect things to be much of an improvement.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Escape from Paradise City attempts to combine strategy games and RPGs, but does so in a most unspectacular manner.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Two Worlds succeeds at what it sets out to provide – a poor man’s Oblivion and a simple, unrestrictive introduction to role playing games.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A little more imagination and Galactic Assault could have been a far more valuable addition to the overfull alien battle strategy genre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, Obscure II's solidity of game design tends to fall by the wayside to some glaring technical glitches and generally low production values, making it look like a game from 2005 rather than 2007 at times.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Perhaps this is due to the game being rushed out to coincide with the film's release, but whatever the reasoning behind it, The Incredible Hulk just doesn't quite seem finished.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's very traditional, very solid and in gameplay terms doesn't offer anything new to the genre. Behaviour have, as mentioned, attempted to keep things fresh, but there's only so much they could do if their remit was to create a generic platformer.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It's very traditional, very solid and in gameplay terms doesn't offer anything new to the genre. Behaviour have, as mentioned, attempted to keep things fresh, but there's only so much they could do if their remit was to create a generic platformer.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A mixture of classic and new levels is a perfect introduction for newcomers, but perhaps only the ardent roll ‘em up fan will truly love this Katamari.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s essentially an enhanced remake of the original with new 3D graphics applied. There’ll be a certain feeling of monotony when playing through the title, so players shouldn’t expect a fantastical time that revolutionizes the genre.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Did they hope people wouldn't notice its shortcomings? Where they conducting some kind of experiment? Did they always plan to do this overhaul?
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Had the core gameplay been better polished then Naughty Bear would have been able to get away with having only a few solitary environments to explore, but as it stands it's a hell of a lot of fun for a couple of hours, but that's your lot.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Had the core gameplay been better polished then Naughty Bear would have been able to get away with having only a few solitary environments to explore, but as it stands it's a hell of a lot of fun for a couple of hours, but that's your lot.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    None of the single pieces of Darkstar are particularly shoddy (voicework aside), but mixed together they form an experience that's largely devoid of anything memorable, but also one that remains hypnotically sedate until eventual boredom sets in.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all its faults though, Disciples is certainly something unique, and the quality of the overworld sections and general strategising may well be enough for a crowd that will inevitably seek it out anyway.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Reign isn't a bad game at all, and it's surprisingly well-balanced given the tremendous scope and ambition on show; but that's a breadth that comes at a price, as none of the various elements in your kingdom ever feels completely well realised, leading to a lack of personality and ultimately forgoing that familiar Civdrive to play long into the night. If you want to test your management skills in one of the deepest strategy games of the year however, delve right in.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Front Mission Evolved can sit well with mech game fans especially with its multiplayer. However as a third-person action shooter not very much stands out unless you quite enjoy boss battles with lots and lots of strafing, reloading, repairing and firing volley after volley of missiles, rockets and bullets.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Front Mission Evolved can sit well with mech game fans especially with its multiplayer. However as a third-person action shooter not very much stands out unless you quite enjoy boss battles with lots and lots of strafing, reloading, repairing and firing volley after volley of missiles, rockets and bullets.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Front Mission Evolved can sit well with mech game fans especially with its multiplayer. However as a third-person action shooter not very much stands out unless you quite enjoy boss battles with lots and lots of strafing, reloading, repairing and firing volley after volley of missiles, rockets and bullets.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    John Daly's Prostroke Golf is a great display of how the Move controller can be implemented, and has officially made us excited about what the future of Move holds.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though it's competently made and packs in a good amount of content overall The UnderGarden makes for a fairly dull experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though it's competently made and packs in a good amount of content overall The UnderGarden makes for a fairly dull experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Though it's competently made and packs in a good amount of content overall The UnderGarden makes for a fairly dull experience.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    As enjoyable as Blacklight: Tango Down can be, more often than not the game struggles under its own limitations; it's near unplayable when frame rate drops kick in.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    With an identical look and feel to its predecessor, it's hard for anyone but the most hardcore of players to get excited. Battles of Ardania is a continuation, nothing more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Years of waiting, and we're presented with a title that still feels unfinished. Gran Turismo 5's main frustrations come from the fact that, at times, the game is entertaining and a joy to play. At other times, it had us questioning if Polyphony understand what the current generation of consoles are capable of.