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Game Informer Issue 165

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Features:

  • Letter From the Editor: The Hardware Year (Andy McNamara discusses the console war now that all three of the next-gen systems have been released)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Heavyweight Title Bout (Overviews and reviews for both Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii)
  • Fable 2 Tells A New Tale (New details emerge on next Fable game)
  • XBOX Live Goes to the Movies (Microsoft announces partnerships to offer movies and television content through XBOX Live)
  • Building The Perfect FPS (A breakdown on the perfect FPS using parts from other games)
  • Top Ten: Licenses that Should be Games
  • The In-Game Ad Game (Nielsen Media Research to offer statistics related to in-game advertising)
  • The Next-gen Star Wars (Interview with Greg Knight, senior concept artist at LucasArts)
  • Fragging on the Verge (Article that looks at competitive e-sports and whether it can break into the mainstream)
  • Interview: Denis Dyack (Interview with the president of Silicon Knights)
  • Classic GI (History of Earthbound)

Cover Story: The Top 50 Games of 2006: (GI’s picks for the top 50 games released in 2006)

  • Ape Escape 3 (PS2)
  • Grandia III (PS2)
  • Super Princess Peach (DS)
  • Black (PS2, XBOX)
  • Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams (PS2)
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (360)
  • Shadow Hearts: From the New World (PS2)
  • Daxter (PSP)
  • Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (PSP)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (360, PC)
  • Tetris DS (DS)
  • Tomb Raider: Legend (360, PS2, PC)
  • Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day! (DS)
  • Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends (PC)
  • Half-Life 2: Episode One (PC)
  • Titan Quest (PC)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II (360, PC)
  • Prey (360, PC)
  • New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  • Dead Rising (360)
  • Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra (PS2)
  • Disgaea 2: Cursed Memory (PS2)
  • Saint’s Row (360)
  • Company of Heroes (PC)
  • Okami (PS2)
  • Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2)
  • Scarface: The World in Yours (PS2, XBOX)
  • Bully (PS2)
  • Splinter Cell: Double Agent (360)
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic (PC)
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
  • Lumines II (PSP)
  • Need For Speed Carbon (PS3, 360)
  • Call of Duty 3 (PS3, 360)
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 (PC)
  • Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3)
  • Gears of War (360)
  • Guitar Hero II (PS2)
  • Tony Hawk’s Project 8 (PS3, 360)
  • Medieval II: Total War (PC)
  • WWE Smackdown! Vs. Raw 2007 (PS2, 360)
  • Yoshi’s Island DS (DS)
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids (Wii)
  • Rainbow Six: Vegas (360)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS)
  • Fight Night Round 3 (PS3, 360)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)

Previews:

  • Medal of Honor Airborne (PS3, 360, PS2, XBOX, PC)
  • Devil May Cry 4 (PS3)
  • Army of Two (PS3, 360)
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary (PS2)
  • Crackdown (360)
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)
  • Cipher Complex (PS3, 360)
  • Two Worlds (360, PC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes (PC)
  • Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War (PS3)
  • Bullet Witch (360)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Phantasy Star Universe (360, PS2, PC)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (PS3, 360)

XBOX 360 Reviews:

  • Star Trek Legacy
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Superman Returns
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 2
  • Viva Pinata

PlayStation 3 Reviews:

  • Fight Night Round 3
  • Full Auto 2: Battlelines
  • Call of Duty 3
  • Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom
  • Tony Hawk’s Project 8

PlayStation 2 Reviews:

  • Rogue Galaxy
  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault

Nintendo Wii Reviews:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Excite Truck
  • Red Steel
  • Chicken Little: Ace in Action
  • Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam
  • Wii Sports
  • Elebits
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids
  • Madden NFL 07

PC Reviews:

  • Medieval II: Total War
  • Warhammer: Mark of Chaos

Nintendo DS Reviews:

  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice For All

PSP Review:

  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fire Team Bravo 2

Game Boy Advance Review:

  • Final Fantasy V Advance

Quickie Reviews (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Family Guy (PS2, XBOX)
  • Reservoir Dogs (Ps2, XBOX, PC)
  • NHL 2K7 (PS3)
  • Madden NFL 07 (PS3)
  • NBA 2K7 (PS3)
  • Star Trek Encounters (PS2)
  • Sega Genesis Collection (PS2)
  • ATV Offroad Fury 4 (PS2)
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz (Wii)
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Wii)
  • Call of Duty 3 (Wii)
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Wii)
  • Metal Slug Anthology (Wii)
  • Summon Knight: Swordcraft Story 2 (GBA)
  • Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony (PSP)

Secret Access (Cheat codes and strategy guides):

  • Star Trek Legacy (360, PC)
  • Tony Hawk’s Project 8 (PS3, 360, PS2)
  • Need for Speed Carbon (360)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP)

Retro Reviews:

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (PS)
  • Omega Boost (PS)
  • Vandal Hearts (PS)



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    Title: Game Informer Issue 165
    Month: January
    Year: 2007
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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