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Game Informer Issue 142

ISSUE: 142Content


  • Letter From the Editor: Happy New Year (Andy McNamara looks forwards to the games coming in the new year)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • The PSP Is Here (Sony’s new handheld launches in Japan and GI take a closer look at the system)
  • EA Owns the NFL (EA signs exclusive deal with NFL, preventing other companies from using the license)
  • Video Games Attacked – Yawn! (A look at the list produced by the National Institute on Media and the Family of the top ten worst violent video games)
  • Interview: Andrew House (Interview with the executive vice president of Sony Computer Entertainment America)
  • Classic GI (History of King of Fighters)

Cover Story: Fantastic Four (PS2, XBOX, 360)(In preparation for the upcoming movie, Activision and Seven Studios begin development on a video game tie-in, includes interview with Tim Story, the Director of the Fantastic Four movie)

The Year in Review 2004 (Overview on all the news and events that defined the year 2004)


The Top 50 Games of 2004: (GI’s picks for the top 50 games to come out in 2005)

  • Metroid Zero Mission (GBA)
  • James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Ninja Gaiden (XBOX)
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GC)
  • MVP Baseball 2004 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Unreal Tournament 2004 (PC)
  • Far Cry (PC)
  • Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (XBOX)
  • Fight Night 2004 (PS2, XBOX)
  • City of Heroes (PC)
  • Onimusha 3: Demon Siege (PS2)
  • Red Dead Revolver (PS2, XBOX)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (XBOX)
  • Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (PS2, XBOX)
  • Tales of Symphonia (GC)
  • NCAA Football 2005 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • ESPN NFL 2K5 (PS2, XBOX)
  • Madden NFL 2005 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Doom 3 (PC)
  • Astro Boy: Omega Factor (GBA)
  • Hot Shots Golf Fore! (PS2)
  • Pikmin 2 (GC)
  • Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2, XBOX)
  • Silent Hill 4: The Room (PS2, XBOX)
  • Fable (XBOX)
  • The Sims 2 (PC)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (PC)
  • Def Jam: Fight For NY (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Katamari Damacy (PS2)
  • X-Men Legends (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2)
  • Mortal Kombat: Deception (PS2, XBOX)
  • Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War (PS2)
  • Dead or Alive Ultimate (XBOX)
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (PS2)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • EverQuest II (PC)
  • Halo 2 (XBOX)
  • Jak 3 (PS2)
  • Half-Life 2 (PC)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GC)
  • World of Warcraft (PC)
  • Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (GBA)
  • Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (XBOX)
  • Viewtiful Joe 2 (PS2, GC)
  • MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf (XBOX)

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade (PSP)(Sony unveils its new rpg that will launch alongside the PSP when it arrives in North America)


  • Rainbow Six: Lockdown (PS2, XBOX, PC)
  • The Suffering: Ties That Bind (PS2, XBOX, PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (XBOX 2, PS3, PC)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC)
  • Shining Tears (PS2)
  • Medal of Honor: Dogs of War (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Phantom Dust (XBOX)
  • Pariah (PS2, XBOX, PC)
  • Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 (PS2)
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando (XBOX, PC)
  • Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (GC)
  • Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (PS2, XBOX)
  • Phantom Kingdom (PS2)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Mercenaries (PS2, XBOX)
  • The Punisher (PS2, XBOX)
  • NFL Street 2 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • World of Warcraft (PC, Mac)

PlayStation 2 Reviews:

  • Suikoden IV
  • Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel
  • The Getaway: Black Monday
  • Ghost Recon 2
  • Shadow of Rome

Gamecube Review:

  • Mario Party 6

XBOX Reviews:

  • MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Gungriffon: Allied Strike
  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath

PC Review:

  • EverQuest II

Game Boy Advance Review:

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Nintendo DS Review:

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour

Quickie Reviews (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Hot Wheel Stunt Track Challenge (PS2, XBOX)
  • Scaler (XBOX, GC)
  • Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection (PS2, XBOX)
  • The Urbz: Sims in the City (DS)
  • Need for Speed Underground 2 (GBA)
  • Fear Factor: Unleashed (GBA)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (GBA)
  • Pathway to Glory (N-Gage)
  • Pocket Kingdom: Own the World (N-Gage)

Secret Access (Cheat codes and strategy guides):

  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
  • GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Call of Duty: Finest Hour (PS2)
  • Godzilla: Save the Earth (PS2)
  • Need for Speed Underground 2 (PS2, XBOX, GC)
  • Yu Yu Hakusho Dark Tournament (PS2)
  • Ghost Recon 2 (XBOX)
  • Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection (XBOX)
  • EverQuest II (PC)
  • World of Warcraft (PC)

Retro Reviews:

  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (PS)
  • Skullmonkeys (PS)
  • The Combatribes (SNES)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 142
    Month: February
    Year: 2005
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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