Strategy Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,339 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 1.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 71
Highest review score: 100 Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Lowest review score: 15 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
1,339 game reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Competent to the last, Alien Rage Unlimited will tick the boxes for anyone wanting to indulge in warfare, whilst perhaps parting ways from any sort of thought process for an hour or two.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As cynical as it might be to release a quick follow-up to a third-person shooter in one of the most populated thematic genres of the last generation then, Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army 2 is nonetheless another diverting exercise in brainless co-op action.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    As a series of systems then, Final Exam is actually a whole bunch of fun, but it fails to harness those into a coherent whole and inject enough variation to keep things fresh.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Those who fully appreciate the fast-paced, arcade action may not be fully appreciative of the attention to detail paid to the planes on show. Likewise, those who fully appreciate the attention to detail, may be disappointed to not be given a deeper flight simulation with which to fly their historical birds.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    These caveats are not minor ones, and it's important that people don't rush into buying the game from blind nostalgia without some idea of its not inconsiderable technical deficiencies.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Whilst 1954 Alcatraz does certain things very well, it too often lets itself down.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Spiders wanted Bound By Flame to be their big breakout hit but penny-pinching on theirs or their publisher's side will hold them back.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Krillbite get a lot of things right in Among The Sleep. Their use of graphics, sound and level design to build tension and create a creepy atmosphere is second to none, and I was genuinely on the edge of my seat for almost all the time I spent playing. Unfortunately the tension builds to nothing, the monsters aren't involved enough and the game's over and done with in no time at all.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Try it, you may very well like or even love it, but don't come crying to me if you don't. I told you so.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Overall Vanguard isn't a bad game, but it doesn't really bring anything new to the table of the MMO industry.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    This is one just for the big Star Trek fans. The average gamer is unlikely to maintain interest for too long; especially given the main campaign has a completion time of around 10 hours.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    What they get is what they expect; a bright and brash fighting game that keeps to the established expectations, but would have been far better suited to the repetitious, unpretentious and simplistic nature of a home console.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Overall Darkness Within wasn’t a bad game…however it wasn’t a great game either. It’s a game with a lot of potential that felt like it just needed someone to tighten everything up across the board.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The harsh void of an instructive and friendly tutorial is enough to send away newcomers within the first minutes of firing up the game.
    • 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.