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  • Blog Post: 2015 RPG Of The Year Awards

    This year had plenty of worthwhile role-playing games to get lost in. A slew of absorbing games, such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Pillars of Eternity, and Fallout 4, appeared with much fanfare. Unfortunately, handheld RPGs weren't as dominant as usual, and games like Tales of Zestiria and Xenoblade... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Editors' Top 10 Games From 2015

    2015 was a great year for gaming, but that doesn't mean we all agreed what games were the best. You can find the games we decided as a group were best of 2015 by heading here , but for a look at each editor's individual pick for 2015, look no further than below. Andy McNamara ( @GI_AndyMc ) 1... More
  • Blog Post: 2015 Shooter of the Year Awards

    The past year was an interesting one for shooters. With games like Star Wars Battlefront, Evolve, and Rainbow Six Siege skipping campaigns altogether, fans of single-player experiences had slim pickings. That said, the online space got more interesting as Destiny cleaned up problems from the game's... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer Best Of 2015 Awards

    From sprawling open-world opuses like Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3, to small indie darlings like Undertale and Rocket League, 2015 contained no shortage of excellent titles to keep gamers busy. We ended last year fighting over our Top 50 list, and it's time to share the results. The latest issue of... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – GoldenEye: Rogue Agent

    The N64 game GoldenEye 007 remains a favorite among many gamers of a certain age, for its multiplayer action and the fact that it was one of the earliest console shooters that was actually playable. This week, we take a look at a game that has GoldenEye in the title. Settle down. It's the PS2 game... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Sixth Annual Glitchie Awards

    Considering the deluge of open world games that came out in 2015, we had no shortage of glitches to comb through to find the best of the best. Continuing our now six-year tradition, we scoured the internet to find the most memorable, frustrating, and downright laughable glitches and bugs to hit video... More
  • Blog Post: Game Informer's Top Scoring Game Reviews Of 2015

    We review loads of games every year, but only the best receive our special Game Informer awards. Some earn a Silver (a score of 8.5 to 8.75), some Gold (9.0 to 9.5), and an elite few make it all the way to Platinum (9.75 to 10). We've compiled every awarded game released so far in 2015 so that you... More
  • Blog Post: Listen To Game Informer's Favorite Songs of 2015

    We're nearing the end of 2015, which means it's time for Game Informer to share its favorite songs of the year via a Spotify playlist! With 17 editors, plus our wonderful production staff, our tastes are understandably eclectic. Expect many transitions into new genres as you meander through the... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Holiday Special 2015

    The best episodes of Replay should make you feel uncomfortable to the point that you legitimately feel sorry for everyone involved in their production. This year's Replay Holiday Special hits that note perfectly with an extended look at the Wii game, We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Cover your ears... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Just Cause 3

    Avalanche's Just Cause 3 comes out tomorrow, but we thought we'd go on a quick trip to Medici before the game launches. Join us as we slingshot around, call in some air support, crash a few vehicles, and blow stuff up real good. I played around with the game's tether and grappling hook plenty... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Earthworm Jim 3D

    A critical and commercial success on the Genesis and SNES, the original Earthworm Jim seemed to usher in a series with years of longevity. But with landmark icons like Sonic and Mario shifting from 2D side-scrollers to 3D in the late '90s, the beloved space-faring worm was thrown into the third dimension... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show – Fallout 4, Rise Of The Tomb Raider, Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart

    Gaming's gigantic week of releases has arrived! Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void , Rise of the Tomb Raider , and a little game with a heart of gold called Fallout 4 are now for sale and The Game Informer Show is here to cover it all. We'll dive deeper into the new Starcraft expansion next week... More
  • Blog Post: Watch 24 Hours Of Insanity With Our Extra Life 2015 Archive

    This weekend we raised over $38,000 for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN thanks to the generous donors watching our 24-hour Extra Life stream. We couldn't have done it without you all, so you have our eternal thanks. We had a lot of fun on the stream, from eating way too... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars To Mob Wars – The Career Of Mafia III's Haden Blackman

    With our month of coverage on Mafia III , we've shown you gameplay and talked about the difficult process of founding of the new studio . Now we're taking a deep dive into the career of the game's creative director, Haden Blackman. With 13 years at LucasArts, Blackman worked with external... More
  • Blog Post: Who The Hell Is Mafia III Developer Hangar 13?

    With our November cover story on Mafia III , we gave readers a mountain of information on the game. After a shift away from Mafia II's creators 2K Czech (which now serves a support role in development), there are a lot of questions from fans about where Hangar 13 came from and how they plan on continuing... More
  • Blog Post: How Mafia III's Story "Pushes Boundaries"

    We've already given fans a look at the reinvented gameplay of Mafia III, but with this feature we wanted to dive into a crucial aspect of the Mafia franchise: storytelling. With a new creative team at the helm and a new era and setting to tackle, there are a lot of unknowns for fans. While visiting... More
  • Blog Post: Reinventing The Mob – Breaking Down The Gameplay Of Mafia III

    With more and more game franchises making the transition to an open world, it's tougher than ever to stand out these days. Even for an early innovator in the genre like Mafia, the pressure's on to create a unique experience for players. With our November cover story on Mafia III , we're rolling... More
  • Blog Post: Coping With The Hype Of No Man's Sky

    [This article was originally published on December 17, 2014] Ever since No Man's Sky was unveiled during the Spike VGX awards in 2013, the internet's anticipation for this ambitious game has grown astronomically. The small studio Hello Games in Guildford, England is creating an entire galaxy... More
  • Blog Post: Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (September 3, 2015)

    This week the community shares a lot about its eating habits, reviews current hit Until Dawn, and writes about Metal Gear Solid. It's a good week full of good blogs, so get reading! Community Blogs For August 27 – September 2: Guess That Game (September 2015)... It's time for another guessing... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

    The latest entry in the Metal Gear Solid series is coming out in a few short days, and the wait is getting unbearable. Instead of pacing around the room, the Replay crew decided to go back and play one of the best games in the series, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. This Cold War-era game still holds... More
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