Strategy Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,337 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 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Lowest review score: 15 Fighters Uncaged
Score distribution:
1,337 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For all its Bioshock-inspired environments Dead Money falls short delivering on its premise. At 800 points for an eight-hour adventure it's certainly value for money but when the quantity far outweighs the quality then this is one adventure you can miss.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    But a jam-packed experience underpinned by flawed game play is still a flawed package.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    PlayStation Move Heroes isn't awful, but it's a shame these grand old licences have been used for something not so grand.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That it's a slight improvement over the last is not a surprise though, and for those of us not in love with the series it's just another disappointingly average action game.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    That it's a slight improvement over the last is not a surprise though, and for those of us not in love with the series it's just another disappointingly average action game.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Brink is an extremely confused piece of software, that isn't quite sure exactly what it is, or what it's meant to be doing. When it gets into its stride and the gameplay flows, there are moments of beauty to behold. For the most part, however, it's all a bit irksome, as you battle with server issues, single player modes that aren't really single player at all, and a severe lack of direction.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The whole affair just suffers from a lack of polish all round.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The whole affair just suffers from a lack of polish all round.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, have a friend, sibling or girlfriend to play it with and aren't yet burnt out on the LEGO series this might be one for you. Everyone else should probably think twice.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, have a friend, sibling or girlfriend to play it with and aren't yet burnt out on the LEGO series this might be one for you. Everyone else should probably think twice.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, have a friend, sibling or girlfriend to play it with and aren't yet burnt out on the LEGO series this might be one for you. Everyone else should probably think twice.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Die-hard players will enjoy the new multiplayer content but will probably feel ripped off that it comes on a full-priced retail disc rather than a downloadable content pack for the first game.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dungeon Siege III falls victim to its lack of ambition.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dungeon Siege III falls victim to its lack of ambition. With a little extra guts, the developers could have installed an engaging narrative, memorable characters and an online component that would prolong the title's life. Instead, what we have is an emotionless, unrewarding journey that shies away from doing anything special.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Dungeon Siege III falls victim to its lack of ambition. With a little extra guts, the developers could have installed an engaging narrative, memorable characters and an online component that would prolong the title's life. Instead, what we have is an emotionless, unrewarding journey that shies away from doing anything special.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It's just a little too shallow for comfort.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Clever ideas are interspersed with components that fail miserably, making this the definition of 'mixed bag'.