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Game Informer Issue 115

ISSUE: 115Content


  • Letter From the Editor: There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Average (Andy McNamara discusses games that are average and why they shouldn't necessarily be immediately shunned)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • The Tale of Tokyo Game Show 2002 (GI’s overview on all the new and announcements from TGS)
  • Rare Leaves Nintendo For Microsoft (Announcement that Microsoft has acquired legendary developer Rare from Nintendo for $375 million)
  • PlayStation 3 Around the Corner? (First details emerge on Sony’s next console)
  • Konami Goes Green (Konami gets rights back to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Capcom All-Star Studded (Capcom working on new arcade game called Capcom Fighting All-Stars)
  • Capcom’s Mikami Blasts Sony/Square (Famed developer responsible for Resident Evil, Dino Crisis and Devil May Cry has harsh words for Sony and Square)
  • Blizzard’s GBA Resurrection (Blizzard to releases SNES classics on GBA)
  • Classic GI (A look at some early attempts at console networking)

Cover Story: StarCraft: Ghost (XBOX, PS2, GC)(Although now known for their popular PC titles, Blizzard at one point did dabble in developing games on consoles, producing titles such as Rock & Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings. Now, in conjunction with Nihilistic, Blizzard will return to the console realm with a new action game set in the world of their massively-successful sci-fi RTS)

Star Ocean III: Till the End of Time (PS2)(A look at the next entry in Enix’s Star Ocean series, the first to be released on the PlayStation 2 and only the second to be localized for North America)

The 25 Greatest Moments in Video Games: (GI’s picks for the best 25 moments in gaming to date)

  • Got What It Takes To Rock The Mic Right (PaRappa the Rapper)
  • Injuring Wayne Gretzky in NHLPA 93 (NHLPA 93)
  • Busting A Million Points in Tony Hawk 2 (Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2)
  • “Bravo, Fire At Will!” (SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs)
  • What the @#$%? (Eternal Darkness)
  • If This Car’s A-Rockin’, Don’t Come A-Knockin’ (Grand Theft Auto III)
  • White Presidents Can Jump! (NBA Jam)
  • I Could Have Sworn We Parked The Car Here (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Sneak, Sneak… Slice (Tenchu: Stealth Assassins)
  • One Electric Toothbrush To Rule Them All (Track & Field)
  • Hollywood Magic Redefines the RPG (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Slower Is Better! (Max Payne)
  • Faster Is Better! (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Singing Turd Teaches Us To Laugh Again (Conker’s Bad Fur Day)
  • “Shut up! [sniff] I’ve Just Got Something in My Eye [sob]” (Ico)
  • Booo-Yah! (Doom)
  • “I’m Sorry, Were You Using That Spinal Cord?” (Mortal Kombat)
  • Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start (Contra)
  • Standing In Line to See The Wizard: Woodstock for ‘80s Geeks
  • When Zombie Dogs Attack (Resident Evil)
  • Samus Is a Woman, Baby! (Metroid)
  • War Is Hell, But It Makes One Heck Of A Game (Medal of Honor: Allied Assault)
  • The Fat Lady Sings (Final Fantasy III)
  • Things Here Are Not As They Seem (Super Mario Bors.)
  • “You Like Castlevania, Don’t You?” (Metal Ear Solid)


  • Shenmue II (XBOX)
  • The Getaway (PS2)
  • Metroid Prime (GC)
  • Metroid Fusion (GBA)
  • EverQuest: Online Adventures (PS2)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA)
  • Sonic Mega Collection (GC)
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell (PS2, XBOX, GC, PC)
  • Serious Sam (XBOX)
  • True Fantasy Live Online (XBOX)
  • Minority Report (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Tron 2.0 (PC)
  • Fighter Maker 2 (PS2)
  • Rayman: Hoodlum Havoc (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Batman: Dark Tomorrow (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Disaster Report (PS2)
  • Swingerz Golf (GC)
  • Age of Mythology (PC)

PlayStation 2 Reviews:

  • Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
  • Pro Race Driver
  • Superman: Shadow of Apokolips
  • Tribes: Aerial Assault
  • NBA 2K3
  • NBA Live 2003
  • NBA Shootout 2003
  • NHL 2003
  • Summoner 2
  • Wild Arms 3
  • Burnout 2: Point of Impact
  • The Thing
  • Grandia Xtreme
  • Defender
  • NHL Hitz 2003
  • Blade II
  • BloodRayne
  • NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona

Gamecube Reviews:

  • Star Fox Adventures
  • Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
  • Knockout Kings 2003
  • Cubivore
  • NHL Hitz 2003
  • Turok: Evolution
  • Rayman Arena
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003

XBOX Reviews:

  • Blinx: The Time Sweeper
  • Toejam & Earl III: Mission to Earth
  • The House of the Dead III
  • Robotech: Battlecry
  • Quantum Redshift
  • Blade II
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
  • NBA Inside Drive 2003
  • NHL 2003
  • Commandos 2: Men of Courage
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger

PC Reviews:

  • Battlefield 1942
  • Mafia
  • Syberia
  • Cultures 2: Gates of Asgard
  • Spring Break
  • Celtic Kings: Rage of War

Game Boy Advance Review:

  • Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3

Quickie Reviews (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Dynasty Tactics (PS2)
  • Run Like Hell (PS2)
  • Rayman Arena (PS2)
  • Ty the Tasmania Tiger (PS2)
  • Snox (PS2)
  • Silent Scope 3 (PS2)
  • Ferrari F355 Challenge (PS2)
  • Egg Mania (GC)
  • Whirl Tour (GC)
  • Big Air Freestyle (GC)
  • Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO (GC)
  • Top Gun: Combat Zones (GC)
  • Pac-Man Fever (GC)
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (GC)
  • The Thing (XBOX)
  • Conflict: Desert Storm (XBOX)
  • Prisoner of War (XBOX)
  • Barbarian (XBOX)
  • NASCAR Thunder 2003 (XBOX)
  • NHL Hitz 2003 (XBOX)
  • Driver 2 Advance (GBA)
  • Super Ghouls N’ Ghosts (GBA)
  • LEGO Bionicle: Matoran Adventure (GBA)

Play To Perfection (Strategy guide for Star Fox Adventures)

Secret Access (Cheat codes and strategy guides):

  • Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
  • Street Hoops (PS2, XBOX)
  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS2)
  • Mat Hoffman’s Pro BMX 2 (PS2)
  • Blade II (PS2, XBOX)
  • Prisoner of War (XBOX)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (XBOX)
  • Totaled! (XBOX)
  • Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon (XBOX)
  • The Thing (PS2, XBOX)
  • Freekstyle (GC)
  • Turok: Evolution (GBA, PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Animal Crossing (GC)

Game Shark Codes:

  • Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny (PS2)

Retro Reviews:

  • Sea Quest DSV (SNES)
  • Hard Drivin’ (Gen)
  • Haunting Starring Polterguy (Gen)
  • Panzer Dragoon II Zwei (Saturn)

Classic Codes (Cheat codes for retro games):

  • Medal of Honor (PS)
  • Crash Team Racing (PS)
  • Splatterhouse 2 (Gen)
  • Mutant Football League (Gen)
  • Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion (Nintendo 64">N64)

Classic Strategy (Short strategy guide for Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 115
    Month: November
    Year: 2002
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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