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Game Informer Issue 161

ISSUE: 161Content


  • Letter From the Editor: The PlayStation 3 Predicament (Andy McNamara discusses the issues surrounding the new console)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • XBOX Live in Progress (Article on the current state of the service and how it compares to Microsoft’s lofty ambitions for it)
  • Behind the Mic (A look at voice acting in video games)
  • Valve Opens Episode Two Portal (Valve announces compilation release for Half-Life 2: Episode Two that will include Team Fortress 2 and Portal)
  • The ’07 NBA Tipoff (Overview on the 2007 NBA games)
  • Big Changes For E3 (The ESA announces a scale-back for the annual event)
  • This Story is Happy End (Interview with Tomm Hulett, assistant QA manager/editor for Atlas USA, Jyun Takagi, localization specialist at Square Enix, and Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff of Nintendo on the process of localization)
  • The Day Azeroth Died? (Interview with Tom Chilton, lead game designer on The Burning Crusade, about the decision to share paladins and shaman with both the Alliance and Horde)
  • Interview: Bill Roper (Interview with the CEO of Flagship Studios)
  • Classic GI (A look how the Silent Hill movies follows the events of the games)

Cover Story: Bully (PS2)(Extensive look at Rockstar’s next game, which has drawn the ire of critics due to its high school setting)

Battlefield: Bad Company (PS3, 360)(Having found success in the multiplayer realm with its hit Battlefield series, DICE now takes on the challenge of crafting a compelling single-player experience that can stand tall with it’s phenomenal multiplayer experience)


  • Splinter Cell: Double Agent (360, PS2, XBOX, GC, PC)
  • God of War II (PS2)
  • Call of Duty 3 (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, XBOX)
  • Scarface: The World is Yours (PS2, XBOX)
  • F.E.A.R. (360)
  • Star Trek Legacy (360, PC)
  • Phantasy Star Universe (360, PS2, PC)
  • Eragon (360, PS2, XBOX, PC)
  • TimeShift (360, PC)
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (360, PS2, XBOX, GC, PSP, DS, GBA, PC)
  • Maelstrom (PC)
  • Magical Starsign (DS)
  • Superman Returns (360, PS2, XBOX)
  • Justice League Heroes (PS2, XBOX)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Super Monkey Ball Adventure (PS2, GC)
  • FlatOut 2 (PS2, XBOX)

PlayStation 2 Reviews:

  • Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII
  • Yakuza

XBOX 360 Reviews:

  • Dead Rising
  • Saints Row
  • Ninety-Nine Nights
  • Over G Fighters
  • Bomberman: Act Zero

PC Reviews:

  • CivCity: Rome
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Warlords
  • Sword of the Stars

PSP Review:

  • Tekken: Dark Resurrection

Quickie Reviews (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Super Dragon Ball Z (PS2)
  • One Piece: Pirate’s Carnival (PS2, GC)
  • NCAA Football 07 (PSP)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (PSP)
  • Mercury Meltdown (PSP)
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: The Genies and The Amp (DS)
  • Break ‘Em All (DS)

Secret Access (Cheat codes and strategy guides):

  • Dead Rising (360)
  • NCAA Football 07 (360, PS2, XBOX)
  • The Da Vinci Code (PS2, XBOX)
  • NBA Ballers Rebound (PSP)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (PSP)

Retro Reviews:

  • Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist (PC)
  • Shadowrun (Genesis)
  • Breakthru! (SNES)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 161
    Month: September
    Year: 2006
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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