Game Informer Reviews: RDR 9.75; SMG2 9.25

Friday, 7th May 2010 21:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The June issue of Game Informer’s starting to hit mailboxes, and one GAF user has posted up some of the review scores for you.

Providing these are correct, it looks like Red Dead Redemption definitely got some love from the mag, so did Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Now, we’ll just have to wait and see what everyone else gives ‘em.

Here’s the scores:

  • RDR: 9.75
  • Lost Planet 2: 8.5
  • Split Second: 8.25
  • Skate 3: 8.75
  • Iron Man 2: 6
  • Alan Wake: 8.5
  • ModNation Racers: 8.5
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2: 9.25
  • Monster Hunter Tri: 7
  • Trauma Team: 8

The June issue’s cover was revealed today, and it features a 10-page spread on Gears of War 3.

You can check out more reviews over on the magazine’s official site.



  1. Stephany Nunneley

    I want this effing game.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. polygem

    impressive score for rdr! the lost planet score also looks fair. ign gave it a 6! that´s a joke. the game is really good. the competitive multiplayer is even more fun than in the first one and it has pirate fortress!!! 8.5 totally agree this far, maybe even better for my taste but i need more time to really judge it…

    #2 5 years ago
  3. AHA-Lambda


    yeah i admit i was a doubter but i’ve been converted, forgive me!!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Good score, but i hope reviewer dont do what they did with GTA4; Insanely overate it.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Anders

    Fuck, that’s a pretty high score.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    @ 4

    I agree with that, as much as i love GTA IV and the awesome attention to the littlest details, it definitely did NOT deserve those 10′s it got from some sites and in alot of those reviews i didn’t read one negative point, which is impossible, cause there’s enough to complain about.


    Can’t wait for RDR!!!!!!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    now HERE’S some news! =)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Yes, imo GTA4 is the most overrated game this gen (if not of all time). It a great game but notwhere near as good as its scores.

    I’m really looking forward to RRD, looks awesome but i’ll be cautious of reviews.

    As for LP2, that score is abit to high from what i’ve heard and played in the demoes. That said, shipped my copy of the game today.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Howie Feltersnatch

    @8 that’s your opinion…obviously not the reviewers, or mine. I agree with the high GTA4 scores. Now Killzone 2 on the other hand…

    #9 5 years ago
  10. DaMan

    who the hell needs reviews for RDR??

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982

    From what i understand about Lost Planet II is that for Singleplayer…well, you might as well just not even buy it then. But it’s great for co-op, and that’s exactly where i’ll be buying it for eventually.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. loki

    Alane Wake same with Trash Planet 2!! A they idiots?
    Shit Second 8.25 for what?

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    Come on Loki, you haven’t even played any of those games yet, just the demos. You can’t judge then :)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. AliTheBrit19

    Expect a LOT of very high or perfect reviews for Red Dead Redemption :)

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @14 Actually i don’t think so.

    If i remember, Rockstar devs on this game had serious problems. I hope it lives up to the hype, i still didn’t preordered it because i’m waiting for the Meta reviews.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. xokero

    1º DLC free

    #16 5 years ago
  17. polygem

    well….not so sure about lp2 anymore after playing it for quite some time today…really a little dissapointing.i was a huge fan of the first one – but i really miss the spirit…for the competitive it´s cool but the coop – hmmm -

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Blerk

    9.75? Whoa!

    /hugs pre-order

    #18 5 years ago
  19. DaMan

    who doubted that??

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    I’m still skeptical about this. Need metacritic result.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    Not to worry, EG will give it a 7 or something. :-D

    #21 5 years ago
  22. DaMan

    I’m going to play this anyway, even if it’s glitchy. there really aren’t that many western games, and the last open world one (Gun) was 5 years ago.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    @21 Fuck Eurogamer and bring on Edge.

    Not every game is perfect.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Blerk

    That’ll be why Edge gave SMG2 a 10 the other day, then. :-)

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    @24 Well… Yeah… Then the last for me is metacritic score.


    #25 5 years ago
  26. DaMan

    there’re no flawless videogames, a perfect score doesn’t mean the game is perfect, it means it ‘s so great to play that the flaws can be overlooked.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    @26 in some stupid mags it is, of course.

    But you know, there are scores from 1 to 10. If it is 10 it’s perfect, if it is 9 it must be brilliant, if it is 8 it’s probably an excellent experience, 7? Good, 6? Almost good. 5? average and e.t.c. This how scores must be.

    Reviewers give 9-10 because of money and reputation. It’s just no one wants to abuse publishers that pays them for advertisement. I mentioned before Absolute Games. Their scores makes sense somehow. I’m really pissed off from these scores. It’s like every fucking game is an incredible experience but in reality not so much.

    Look at the Game Informer scores for example. So basically every game is an excellent experience? Even Iron Man 2 is somehow decent and enjoyable.


    Look at the movie scores and game scores. Almost every freakin’ game is a perfect or an awesome experience.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. DaMan

    the system you described is the one Edge use. but 10 doesn’t mean perfect, since there really aren’t games that have zero flaws. it means ‘outstanding’, 9 is just ‘great’ like you said and etc.

    Edge and EG can actually be taken seriously though, they mostly rate games for what they’re.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. manamana

    Reviews are just indicators. Noone should really care, if a game scores 8.5 or 9.75. In the end its all up to your likings… Its just that a 9.75 suggest that you must’ve played it. Because of the huge production and gameplay value. But what if you hate wildwest stories? Will you buy it day1 just because reviews “told” you so?

    #29 5 years ago
  30. xino

    people should know that scores means nothing:/

    #30 5 years ago
  31. frostquake

    LP2 Score a tad too high…lately it seems GI has been a bit too generous with their scores…loosing a little clout with me, but I get the magazine for free so I take it for what it is. I like to use to get an OVERALL picture, and not rely on a few reviews.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Bulk Slash

    I’ve already cancelled my Lost Planet 2 pre-order. I expect a lot more from a single player campaign than just dumping me in a bunch of MP levels with some badly programmed bots.

    Red Dead Redemption hasn’t really been on my radar, and while this score is very good, considering GI gave Lost Planet 2 such a high score I’ll wait for Eurogamer’s review as I generally trust their opinions.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Withnail

    They must have let a girl review Alan Wake as well.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Moonwalker1982

    @ 15

    That stems back from the articles about Rockstar employee wives writing a letter about the bad working conditions at Rockstar. I really only remember one article where only one dude claimed the game at one point in time didn’t really look that incredible. After that i’ve only read incredibly positive previews and saw all those awesome gameplay videos, if i’m gonna have to judge it on that…it looks to be insane.

    @ 32

    With all due respect, but you trust Eurogamer reviews? After they gave Dead Space a 7 (which they gave to Alone in the dark too,lol) and also INfamous, i can’t really trust them anymore. Dead Space, a game with barely any bugs, a damn good atmosphere, lots of scares,awesome graphics and simply a damn fine game gets the same as Alone in the dark, a game with a few nice moments but overall very buggy and mediocre? Sigh…credibility zero IMO!

    #34 5 years ago
  35. DaMan

    except EG’s AitD review reads like a 6, and DS one – close to 8.

    DS didn’t deserve anything above 8 anyway.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Erthazus

    @34 first of all it depends not on Eurogamer. There are 2 different reviewers on Dead Space and Alone in the dark.

    so i can’t say there is no credibility.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. DaMan

    nah, to be fair it shouldn’t really matter if they were reviewed by different people.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Bulk Slash

    I have to be honest, I never really got into Dead Space. It got really good reviews but I found the controls a bit slow and ponderous and I gave up fairly early on. It’s unfair of me to judge the game from a short play, but what I did play felt like a 7/10 to me. One day I’ll try to get back into it.

    EG can be a bit odd at times, but I generally find what they hate and like coincides well with my own tastes. They’re a lot better than IGN where the review scales starts at 7! ;)

    #38 5 years ago
  39. DaMan

    I liked DS a lot, the game was very polished and they perfected the RE4 control scheme. but at the same time I almost struggled with the ridiculously slow narrative, cliched plot and characters, the game felt even dull at times. it was also more about the visuals and atmosphere than the actual gameplay, the fighting was relatively repetitive too.

    a lot of people I know who are into these horror games and SH and the such felt DS was barely scary and didn’t like it at all.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. manamana

    I find DS was exactly the setting I’ve always hoped to play in. Like a broken, alien infested spaceship, zero gravity and a really teriffic atmosphere. I don’t mind that the combat is repetitive. Or the dull story and charcters. It was the closest thing to Doom3, almost for me. I hope they can develop the story and the gameplay for campaign and don’t relate everything to MP on the second one …

    Btw: It could have scored a 5 and I didn’t give a good, creamy sh!t

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Gekidami

    Someone told me that either the French OPM or PSM3 (probably PSM3) has given Red Dead a 21/20 (as they did with UC2 if its PSM3).

    #41 5 years ago
  42. DaMan

    “Btw: It could have scored a 5 and I didn’t give a good, creamy sh!t”

    heh, one of my favourite games this gen, Call of Juarez was rated 5-6 by many, including Edge. I can totally agree with such score though, since if it wasn’t for it’s plot and protagonists (which were really decent for a videogame) it wouldn’t be good at all. albeit I liked the gameplay myself, no matter how clumsy and irritating it was at times.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Bulk Slash

    I’m like that with Mirror’s Edge. The story was terrible, the characters were rubbish and the combat was embarrassing. Yet none of that matters once I’m racing along colourful rooftops and scaffolding… It has so much wrong with it, but I love playing it all the same.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Isaaclarke37

    Glad RDR has a high rating, i never doubted this game.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Moonwalker1982

    The combat in DS was repetitive? Can’t that be said about every survival horror games and many games in general then? :). The dismemberment feature of DS was great, and i don’t think any other games had it at that time, and DS still remains i think the only one that has it.

    DS has a great upgrade system and plenty of weapons, ok so the only real way to kill the beasties is by shooting off their legs and such, but in games like Resident Evil you…also shoot at the beasties and there’s no dismemberment and this goes for many horror games. So i fail to see the logic there. The combat really ain’t a negative point of DS if you ask me.

    The atmosphere is king in that game, you constantly hear environmental sounds and when the shit is about to go down you hear this uptempo BGM to only make it more hectic and scary and IMO it really works, it fricking works perfectly.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. DaMan

    it was the only horror game that had a dismemberment based gameplay because others didn’t really need something like that.

    what was fun in 1998 realy isn’t the same ten years later.. I’m sure when Wolf3d came out nobody felt like they were playing a demo of a ray casting engine. survival horror games like Silent Hill or Fatal Frame were never about combat at all(until they decided to change the series gameplay in SH4, and it died).

    but sure, RE4 was also repetitive at times, the problem with DS was that the gameplay was really shallow, take away all the smoke and mirrors, all those disguised qtes and you have a really unfun gameplay experience. besides the game felt a lot like just going from door to door, room after room, level after level. can’t say RE4 was like that. any system becomes repetitive eventually, it all depends on how quickly that happens.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Moonwalker1982

    Sure, you do open alot of doors, but it never bothered me, not at all. I guess it’s a matter of opinion for that.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. DeSpiritusBellum

    Heh, look at those scores.

    Not a single 5, not a single 4? I guess no one makes medicore or below average games anymore.


    #48 5 years ago

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