Game Informer review scores

The latest G.I. reviews include the first Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 review, Vanquish, Rock Band 3, and 15 more scores.

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FlyWestbrook2831d ago

Star Wars not bad but not great. What did they give the first one.

westy5522831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

I was pretty impressed with the demo, was hoping it would in the 8's but ohwell ill still be getting day one.

EDIT: how does dr2 get a 9.5 and enslaved get a 7.0?!

HolyOrangeCows2831d ago

Because Enslaved was a "play-itself" platformer with uninteresting combat.

morganfell2831d ago

Castlevania has shown itself to be an uneven tale with scattershot storytelling and difficulty spikes. The little time I am not on MoH I am just trying to get through it so I can trade it. And I almost never trade a game.

hay2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

@FlyWestbrook: First one got 8.75. I'll wait with sequel for another "Ultimate Sith Edition" which pissed me off with the first one...

I also don't get the 9.0 with Lords of Shadow(this is hardly a Castlevania game). People are so delusional with this game imagining something it isn't just 'cause Kojima Productions had wetted their fingers in it.

Need to take a closer look at Dead Rising 2, looks like fun.

tinybigman2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

i don't see the fascination with the dead rising series. i high score for a game with just mindless killing is just wrong. as for castlevania from what i've played so far i'd give it a solid 8.5

InTheKnow2831d ago

C'mon now...Force Unleashed demo is better than an entire Rockband

stuntman_mike2830d ago

sorry to bang this drum but im with morganfell and hay castlevania is a shoody game with terrible balance and badly realised characters. and even tho enslaved leads you by the hand i had way more fun and kept me gripped till the end. And castlevanias getting chopped in too.

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The_Nameless_One2831d ago

They gave the first game 8.75.

HolyOrangeCows2831d ago

I read their review and I still don't get why 2 should be considered worse than 1.

SuperM2831d ago

Well they clearly gave a too high score for the first game

Ju2831d ago

Looks like the "excitement factor" of early titles wears off and we (or they) are more used to todays quality of the games, rating them lower through out the bank. - except the hype titles or some which still leave a wow impression.

STONEY42830d ago

I hated the demo for the 1st one, I thought the game was awful, and looked bad graphically... I played the demo for the The Force Unleashed 2, and the controls and gameplay felt insanely better. I might actually buy it now.

Oh, and the graphics... wow. I think this might be one of the better looking multiplatform titles, and it's a MASSIVE step up from the first one. I really can't see how it got a worse score.

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feelintheflow2831d ago

I loved the first one, even with its problems, this one graphically looks so much better. I find it hard to believe. I will have to read the review to see why they dinged it so much.

gaden_malak2831d ago

I've had Force Unleashed pre-ordered for a week now and then played the demo. It only reaffirmed by decision to pre-order.

The fighting is a lot smoother.

lastdual2831d ago

The demo for TFU 1 was great also, but the full game had some serious flaws.

I'd wait for more reviews here, but given the series' history, I would be very skeptical of basing the quality of the full game on the demo.

Weaksauce11382831d ago

Demo made me switch from pre-order to gamely que. Combat lacks depth, cutscenes look pretty bad. Just look at Vader's cape, it's dead polygons. Targeting is still sporadic but at least fight animations don't send you off the edge of cliffs anymore. I'm glad I found out though

Blaster_Master2831d ago

I hated star wars the force unleashed, but after playing the demo to SWTFU2, I gotta admit that even the demo is better than a 7.5. I was thinking it was gonna be a 9 outa 10 at least,, yeah the demo was that dope. Even the story was freakin awesome and it finally felt like it fit in with the star wars universe. F Gameinformer.

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AKissFromDaddy2831d ago

It only an opinion and you're opinion is the most important one. Allowing someone's reviews to determine your buying habit is allowing someone to make decision for you.

PS. If you dislike/like/love a demo, you will dislike/like/love the game, for the majority of the 98%.

Organization XII2831d ago

star wars is gay... go get killzone or uncharted 2 now thats some games

iHEARTboobs2830d ago

Killzone and Uncharted are good games and Star Wars isn't gay.

antz11042830d ago

Wow games everyone loves, very original. The homosexual referrence was a nice touch too. Noobs... :P

cyborg69712830d ago

Your prabably typing that "star wars is gay" while tugging it to a teen beat mag. Oh the two Corey's are sooo dreamy.

Dread2830d ago (Edited 2830d ago )

whatever dude

Mastodon2830d ago

Ironically Killzone was lackluster apart from visuals and Uncharted well you aren't allowed to speak ill of Uncharted - needless to say I had more fun playing Uncharted 1 than Among Thieves for some reason.

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Godmars2902831d ago

If Unleashed 2 got under a 8, I can see why the studio got closed. It also means that they knew it wouldn't rate any higher.

El_Colombiano2831d ago

What the f*ck? They didn't get shut down! There's no way. Please provide me with a link. I need to see this blasphemy.

The_Nameless_One2831d ago

He's talking out of his ass.

Godmars2902831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

Surprised the news is so recent, heard about it months ago. And granted they only worked on the game.

gaden_malak2831d ago

Krome did the Wii/PS2 version.

lastdual2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

Yes Krome Studios closed, but they only did the Wii (and PS2) version of TFU 1. Their closure has zero to do with the review scores for this game.

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DORMIN2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 – 7.75 / 7.5
Rock Band 3 – 9.25
Dead Rising 2 – 9.5 / 9.0
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – 9.0
Medal of Honor – 7.0
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock – 8.0
Vanquish – 7.75
Enslaved – 7.0 / 8.0
NBA 2K11 – 8.75
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 – 8.0
Plants vs. Zombies – 9.0
NBA Jam – 8.25
Wii Party – 4.5
Civilization V – 9.75
Amnesia: The Dark Descent – 9.25
Super Scribblenauts – 8.75
Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light – 6.0
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future – 8.25
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DR2: 9.5
2k11: a 8.75
I own both these games and I think the scores should be switched between the two.

El_Colombiano2831d ago

I enjoyed Dead Rising 2 soooooo much. But it isn't a 9.5.

jony_dols2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

Skwaaa.....!! I justed choked on my lunch!

9.5 for DR2???????
It's a good solid game that deserves anywhere between 7.5 & 9.

9.5 is what i'd give Uncharted 2, Super Mario Galaxy 2 or ME, and sorry but DR just isn't in that class.

The Enslaved score is very harsh, it's a definite 8-9.

Amnesia though they got spot on.

Bathyj2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

Lower than expected for Starwars, Vanquish and Enslaved.

Hmmmmm, better wait to hear some other opinions, but I'm still liking Vanquish in 3 days.

And Dead Rising a 9.5? C'mon, it was fun for a week, but I dont think it deserves that.

Panthers2831d ago

Yea I cant take any of those scores seriously after that one. lol

Sevir042831d ago

everything else can go to hell. wasn't impressed with C:LOS and i dont like DR2.