Game Informer's Top Scoring Reviews Of 2019
Each year, Game Informer reviews a ton of games to help guide our readers in choosing what they should play next. Despite hundreds of games coming across our desks each year, only a select few are able to obtain special commendations reserved for the highest scoring titles. Games that earn an 8.5 or 8.75 obtain a Game Informer Silver award, while a score ranging from 9 to 9.5 earns that game a Game Informer Gold award. While most of the best games of the year fall into that range, the most elite titles ascend to the next level to earn a Game Informer Platinum award (9.75 or 10 score).
To help you keep track of the best of the best, we've compiled all of the top scoring games of 2019 here. Check out the games we've thought are the best of the year so far, and if you want to learn more, you can read the full review with a simple click-through.
This investigative RPG surprises and delights with its complex world, fantastic dialogue, and ability to convey a constant struggle with the warring facets of one’s own mind. Read review
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac
Release Date: October 15, 2019 (PC), April 27, 2020 (Mac), 2021 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch)
Your greatest weapon isn’t the one in your hand. It’s the one in your head. Read review
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date: August 27, 2019 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), October 28, 2020 (Switch), February 2, 2021 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S)
This mountain biking game blends an idyllic nature aesthetic with tight arcade action to create a surprisingly thrilling adventure. Read review
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac, Linux
Release Date: October 23, 2019 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux), May 7, 2020 (Switch)
The remake doesn't drastically change or improve Bowser's Inside Story, but that doesn't change the fact that it was always a great game. Read review
Zen Studios updates a classic genre with clever puzzles and Hungarian folklore. Read review
Platforms: PlayStation VR, Rift, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date: March 31, 2019 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC), September 15, 2020 (PlayStation VR), September 28, 2020 (Rift)
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