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Game Informer review scores – December 2012

Take a look at the review scores from the latest issue of Game Informer. (3DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Hellsvacancy  +   805d ago
Assassins Creed 3 – 9.5 wtf? I cant even bring myself to finish it, each there own i guess, I really enjoyed Dishonored, playing through it again to get the platinum
Derekvinyard13  +   805d ago
Good score for hitman. cant wait
Hydrolex  +   805d ago
yes, Hitman is what I'm really looking forward this month.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   804d ago
Im interested in Hitman, although I never played a game in the franchise

Also... why are people comparing AC to Hitman and Dishonored?

Hitman and Dishonored make more sense to compare, since they are the same genre of game

AC is more comparable to red dead, and GTA.

They are different games, and your likliness of liking the game, depends on your tastes.

If you like open world games, you'll probably like AC

If you like stealth games, you will like Dishonored and Hitman
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yaz288  +   804d ago

AC - DISHONORED - HITMAN .. they all are about assassinating people.

well that was in ac1 anyway ..
I believe ac and dishonored are really close ..but dishonored is much much better because its more focused on the good stuff while ac have gone worse for the sake of variety .. didn't play ac3 yet (waiting for the pc version )
Nimblest-Assassin  +   804d ago

So they are similar because you assassinate people?

Does that mean that Halo 4 is like Dishonored and AC? You assassinate people in that game? How about uncharted?

As someone who played both games... they are very different

Dishonored is not open world... its wide linear

They are different games... the only similarities is the character is an assassin and they kill people... but thats it. Nothing else can be compared
xPhearR3dx  +   804d ago

Umm, Dishonored is not linear by any means. If anything, Dishonored and Hitman are very similar. Both offer huge sandbox levels with a wide variety of gameplay options. I enjoyed Dishonored VERY much and made the wait for Hitman less painful. Either way, November 20th can't come soon enough.
SolidStoner  +   804d ago
I played all Hitman games, its my TOP 5 favorite game series! other 4 - GTA, GranTurismo, Battlefield, Fallout!
yaz288  +   804d ago

in ac1 you had a list " Nine men needs to die .."
dishonerd is the same .. and the way you approche these people is very special and how you face them ..

halo and un are like killing the guards in ac .. I am talking about killing the big boys ( some special group of guys) here and when I say assassinate I mean stealth and planing .. (something that is missing from all the ac games so far .. except the first game)

"Dishonored is not open world... its wide linear "
being an open world game doesn't mean better .. dishonered feel like an open world game though. and the way you navigate the environment is crazy that crate endless possibilities

the same thing I can say about ac3 .. wide linear .. from what I ve heard the opening level they got you to follow arrows .. no freedom .. where dishonered is the complete opposite ... still I don't want to judge the game yet. ( still didn't play it )

my favorite ac games are .. ac1( BERFECT!!) and revelation so far
.. brotherhood had the best gameplay but a crap story

ac2 is the worst game I ev ever played..
SolidDuck  +   805d ago
It really is to each there own cause I'm the opposite. I couldn't even play halfway through dishonored I just couldn't stand that game. But I'm loving ac3 so far.
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Conzul  +   804d ago

Only 'cus the AI is fail.
TheRealSpy  +   804d ago
I felt the same way about both Dishonored AND Assassin's Creed. I think AC3 is probably the best game in the series, but after 100% completion of AC2, i've just never been able to enjoy myself in that world. I get bored too quickly.
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FamilyGuy  +   804d ago
Wow, really have to ait another month for GI's black ops 2 review? What a crappy embargo...
Alcohog  +   804d ago
I couldn't finish any AC game, but I love AC3. Interesting. Also Dishonored was one of the best games of the year. Insanely addicting gameplay; great universe.
arabiensoldier  +   805d ago
8 for LBP Karting is what I like to see, I don't even slightly know what happened over at IGN :/
triplethreatattack  +   804d ago
IGN has their opinion, and so does GI. Want to complain some more?
WeAreLegion  +   804d ago
According to IGN, an opinion is like saying the color red equals seven.
arabiensoldier  +   804d ago
Lol why are you getting so worked up I'm just surprised by the 5.5 score as other websites have given it higher ones. I found the game fun too.
triplethreatattack  +   803d ago

Still an opinion. I genuinely love the game, but I don't slam sites when they give said game a low score, because it's their opinion. It's pointless to complain, they arent going to change their score because an eight year old is complaining in the comments that their score was "wrong". Just please dont bring up other sites opinions in a negative matter, to each his own.
harrisk954  +   804d ago
I think that Greg Miller is just butt hurt that Sony replaced ModNation Racers with LBP Karting.
Hasanhastam  +   805d ago
Forza and dishonored 8.75 and ac3 9.5 . Ac3 was nothing
KingKevo  +   805d ago
See, I didn't enjoy Dishonored. Maybe not my type of game, however AC3 is and I see the game at a 9 rating, 9.5 may be a bit too much though.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   804d ago
Here's a fun fact for you... all those reviews were written by different people... I know shocking right?

In the end, the score at the end is all people care about, when in reality...people need to read the review first... and understand why that score was given to the game
triplethreatattack  +   803d ago
You sir, are a god among men.
BuLLDoG909  +   804d ago
indeed its not much compared to dishonored, a fresh great new ip..
i fell for the hype for ac3, and as a game for the first 10 or so hours its all over the place.
then it settles down a bit, and i realized they havnt really evolved the series or brought it to another level like all the hype leading up to the release would make you believe...

its still a decent game, that can get frustrating at times,i had to drag myself back to play on after a string of buggy fetch quest like missions,
the game could of used at least another 6 months to polish.. i give it an 8.0
JohnApocalypse  +   805d ago
Yay high score for Hitman!
DrDeath  +   805d ago
Why did ign give such a bad rating to LBP: KArting? is it relle that bad? i cant see a LBP getting anything less than an 8/10 by the community. people eat that shit up. im not a big fan myself but i see the charm it has.
HammadTheBeast  +   804d ago
It's because they over hyped it and they were stuck on thinking that it was Modnation 2.
TooTall19  +   804d ago
Cause Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty have bad taste in games.
LOGICWINS  +   804d ago
By that logic Uncharted 3, Infamous 2, and The Unfinished Swan are bad games.
SAE  +   804d ago

ign review the games by there opinion and not what the game deliver , look at gt5 review , they hated the game because it's too hard so they played it less then 5 hours , have bad looking smoke , forza is more fun and realistic to them , they forgotten every thing that makes gt5 a good game and just mentioned what they hate about it and compared it to forza , no one hyped gt5 because it took PD 5 years to release it , so ign reviews are not for real gamers that looking for good games , little big planet karting looks fun and worth at least 7/10 to real gamers ...
LOGICWINS  +   804d ago
You throw around the term "real gamer" quite often. I missed the memo where you were proclaimed king of gaming, granting you the ability to determine the characteristics and gaming preferences of a supposed "real gamer".


"ign review the games by there opinion and not what the game deliver"

Your contradicting yourself. EVERY game delivers SOMETHING. Whether or not what that game delivers is worth the price of entry is an OPINION.
TooTall19  +   804d ago
Just because I agree with them a few times does not make up for the countless times that I disagree with them.
SAE  +   804d ago
real gamers means a person who love games and search for every good game to play it and have fun , what ign do is a work not gaming , they play the game to review it to get money, they are not playing it for fun like us , thats the perfect reason to not take there opinion seriously , i played many games that got bad reviews and scores but they are really fun...

i dont consider my self king of gamers , i just dont want someone mis a game like little big planet karting because of a score or a payed opinion...

call my self a gamer is not a showoff , it's just like the other words that have the er in the end , it means he do this hobby and love it ...
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Unztayble  +   805d ago
Hitman looks so good. Definitely my favorite type of game. As soon as I acquire some disposable income I'll be picking it up.
GTRrocker666  +   805d ago
I guess you can look at my avatar to see what part of the story I enjoyed.
Adexus  +   805d ago
LittleBigPlanet Karting?... :)

Cannot wait for Hitman, so close!
colonel179  +   804d ago
GTR would you recommend Hitman even if I haven't played any game of the series? I am really liking what I have seen from the trailers, but I don't know if I would be lost if I play this one only.

Is it story-heavy like a Mass Effect game?
GTRrocker666  +   804d ago
No each game has a seperate story. They will probably explain a lot since its been 6 yrs. Plus usually the games majn focus is on the contracts you are performing. Buy it.
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BushLitter  +   805d ago
GI seems rather generous with their scores, must be the Christmas spirit
PhoenixRising37  +   804d ago
don't worry, your comment made me laugh! ignore all the haters.
bubblebeam  +   804d ago
No, more like they need the advertising.

I subscribe to GameInformer (Physical). They are a great read, but they do tend to have higher review scores. They are owned by Gamestop, so they need to sell games.

Plus, if you notice, Gameinformer are usually the 'go-to' guys for first reviews, as it gaurantess a near perfect score.
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KingKevo  +   805d ago
I wasn't even aware until now that a new Paper Mario was coming soon... I enjoyed the Wii game, but too bad I don't own a 3DS yet :( I think the scores all look reasonable and pretty much fit in with my opinion on the games that I played. And Hitman really starts to get more and more interesting, probably a game I'll get for christmas.
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Geovanny  +   805d ago
Hitman needs more hype considering all my friends talk about is Fag Ops 2.
GTRrocker666  +   804d ago
I am thinking that Hitman will be huge in europe and a sleeper hit here in the states... just a hypothesis
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Zefros  +   805d ago
no BLOPS 2 score... also getting hitman and far cry :D
Plagasx  +   805d ago
Only 8.75 for Hitman?. Damn, I was hoping higher.
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bubblebeam  +   804d ago
Lol. You are being sarcastic aren't you?
If not, then *facepalm.

8.75 is excellent.
dennett316  +   804d ago
Unfortunately not, he's one of those fools who think that anything below a 9 equals a bad game because all he's focused on is the score, and not the content of any review.
LOGICWINS  +   804d ago

U mean like an 8.76?
CaptainYesterday  +   804d ago
Hitman can't wait! Is that HD Collection still coming out? I was hoping to play through that before I play Absolution.
Mystickay86  +   804d ago
Dishonored is a 9.5+ for me. Fantastic game, 1st run took me 15+ hours. Low chaos. After semester is over, i'm going to do high chaos run!

Hitman, can't wait!
SephirothX21  +   804d ago
Assassin's Creed 3 9.5. Funny stuff.
HarryPS3  +   804d ago
What ever the scores are, i will enjoy and love Hitman Absolution. It has been six long years but the game is almost up for grasps!
Valenka  +   804d ago
Assassin's Creed 3 got a 9.5? I thought it was the least of them all. It didn't even feel like an AC game. 007 Legends getting a 4 made me happy. I'm glad I'm not the only person who hated it. Hitman Absolution getting an 8.75 is pretty pleasing. I would have preferred to see a higher score, but I myself have rated the Hitman games at 8, so I'm content.
SAE  +   804d ago
dishonored / AC3 / Hitman / far cry 3

are all 9+ to me , im playing black ops2 while waiting for the rest of the games >.< ...
Sevir  +   804d ago
i honestly cant understand the hate for AC3
Its actually pretty fun, albeit starting painfully slow! Almost complete with the story! There is just too much to do in this game!!!
stuntman_mike  +   804d ago
i cant wait to play hitman absolution. well it will tide me over till WiiU comes out (in UK).
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Jon_Fu_  +   804d ago
i'm actually really excited for hitman. Used to be a huge fan of the franchise back in the day
Conzul  +   804d ago
I'm starting to trust GI more than IGN. Shame, 'cus IGN is almost an icon these days.
Marquis_de_Sade  +   804d ago
You're only just starting to trust GI more than IGN?!
TheDivine  +   804d ago
Id give AC3 at least a 9. Its not perfect but damn i cant remember the last game i loved this much. Metroid Prime, MGS3, SOTC, Lost Odyssey, Alan Wake, Uncharted 2, Demons Souls, AC3 sits alongside of these titles which floored me. Then again i havent played an AC title since 2. I did play Liberation but thats not really comparable to the console games. In fact it made me all the more impressed with AC3 because i saw the ideas from it fleshed out like trading, naval battles, frontier (bayou), exc.

Liberation was solid for a vita title until it broke. I wouldnt have bought 3 if the game broke before but unfortunately i bought 3 the day before Liberation gliched out. Cant praise 3 without mentioning the rushed buggy POS they pawned off on thirsty Vita owners (like me). Stay far away from that game.
solfol  +   804d ago
Hitman and Farcry 3 is all i need to till next year :-) Call Of Shitty Black Flops 2 can go kick rocks
AIndoria  +   804d ago
Meh. Assassin's Creed has been milked so much I'd rather stay away from this till the price drops. Can't imagine paying full price (80$ here) for something I don't enjoy. Kinda didn't get the point of jumping through rooftops(or trees this time) as "assassination." :P

Hitman though, I will be getting.
BLAKHOODe  +   804d ago
Considering the high-and-low scores WWE '13 has been getting, I'm surprised GameInformer gave it a 9 and gave Hitman a 8.75. I know, two very different game types, but based on scores, GameInformer is saying WWE '13 is the better than Hitman. Legit shocking.
unknownhero1123  +   804d ago
keep in mind though, it could be a different GI reviewer reviewing the separate games.
dennett316  +   804d ago
And that's why I think scores are completely pointless. You're trying to compare two games of completely different genres to each other based on nothing but an abstract number...that can't possibly work. Perhaps WWE 13 got a slightly higher mark due to the masses of customisation options or available characters...doesn't make it better, just that it has a few more features.

I'd honestly prefer no review scores, with a thumbs up, in the middle or down along with a quick summary of bullet points from the review in pro and con form for those who just want to glance at a review to get an idea. The main bulk of the text should always take precedence over the score...always.
Myst  +   804d ago
Code of Princess got a pretty good score probably around the same range that I would give it; which reminds me I need to finish that game. LittleBigPlanet Karting is also the same as much bad press as it's been getting I took a leap and got it I am shocked at how much I am enjoying it. Well not shocked given that the same people who made Modnation helped make it with a LBP paint job over it.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   804d ago
AC3 got a higher score than halo 4??? BULLSHIT.
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