Strategy Informer's Scores

  • Games
For 1,347 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 54% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 40% 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:
1,347 game reviews
    • 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'.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Clever ideas are interspersed with components that fail miserably, making this the definition of 'mixed bag'.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An injection of human drama could have brought the game's reality into line with our expectations, which were so cruelly raised by that teaser trailer mere months ago.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An injection of human drama could have brought the game's reality into line with our expectations, which were so cruelly raised by that teaser trailer mere months ago.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    So amongst the other problems, it's also short and clearly rushed.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it won't be able to compete with its big budget peers in pretty much any aspect, at least it's a fraction of the price of the likes of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you absolutely have to get a downloadable Resident Evil fix, get Resident Evil 4 HD instead. It holds up markedly better in every conceivable way and looks pretty good in high definition.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unless you're really hankering for a relaxing puzzle fix to break up this year's AAA releases, I'd hold off for this to hit Deal of the Week.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An incremental upgrade to Dead Rising 2. It's still great fun, but just be aware this is little extra than more of the same.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An incremental upgrade to Dead Rising 2. It's still great fun, but just be aware this is little extra than more of the same.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This package feels like it's been thrown together to make a quick buck, and despite having so much content, it's ultimately lazy work. That said, it's immensely fun to come head-to-head with friends in a number of delightfully pretty environments.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Orcs Must Die is fun but in a limited, begrudgingly acknowledged sense. It's lacking a spark: something compelling to make you play beyond the first five minutes, or even through the first five minutes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Some will find its look and concept tired and defunct, but slow paced strategy titles are still big business. If anything, it's good to have the choice of another franchise in English. It's just a shame that the potential for something great has been squandered by a lack of sheen.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you've never played either of the two previous Cities XL titles this is a much better value proposition and more worth your time – as long as you understand this is a solid – but flawed – title.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    I want to recommend War of the Worlds to everyone, I want to slap a high score on it and call it a classic, but I can't because it made me too damn angry. When it works it's a wonderful and challenging experience, hence the still reasonable score, but it too often doesn't.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    In the end, Combat Evolved Anniversary is a strange package. Its campaign feels half hearted, neither fully remaking nor preserving the original game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Although it doesn't push any boundaries, Just Dance 3 is a decent addition to the much-loved series.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're willing to put in a good 5-6 hours learning the foibles of the interface, and then spend the rest of your time with the game wishing it was better, there is something to be said for the setting and the heart of the action that lies beneath. It's just not enough to overwhelm the tide of poor UI decisions that unfortunately sit dominant on top.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're after an old-school brawler it's definitely still worth your consideration – but absolutely keep in mind that this offers frustration as well as fun.