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Game Informer Issue 190

ISSUE: 190Content

Features:

  • Letter From the Editor: The Word of the Year (Andy McNamara discusses how important atmosphere is to making a compelling game world)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • The Early Returns Are In (NPD results from November 2008 provide good and bad news)
  • Brutal Legend is Back in Black (EA announces it will publish Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend)
  • Hardcore Gamer's Guide to the Wii (An overview at the hardcore games available for the Wii)
  • Afterwords (Clint Hocking, creative director at Ubisoft Montreal, answers questions about Far Cry 2)
  • Top Ten: Romances
  • Where Have You Been? (An update on possibly release dates for games that had seemingly disappeared)
  • Sound Check (Interview with Nobuo Uematsu, who composed music for many of the Final Fantasy games)
  • Impulse (A look at downloadable games Puzzle Quest: Galaxtrix, The Maw and Bit.Trip Beat)
  • Gamers (Spotlight on Adam Woodcock, who held the number 1 spot on 17 of the 23 maps in Mirror's Edge)
  • Hear No Evil (A look at how music games are censoring explicit content in songs)
  • Driving Home A Dream (Article that looks at the indy band Bang Camaro, who has gained in popularity due to their inclusion in the Guitar Hero series)
  • Interview: Mike Booth (Interview with one of the senior programmers at Valve)
  • Classic GI (Interview with Shinji Futami about the ActRaiser series)

The Top 50 Games of 2008: (Game Informer's picks for the top 50 games of the past year)

  • Burnout Paradise (PS3, 360)
  • Devil May Cry 4 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Sins of a Solar Empire (PC)
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
  • Lost Odyssey (360)
  • The Club (PS3, 360, PC)
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot (PS3, 360)
  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • The World Ends With You (DS)
  • Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Boom Blox (Wii)
  • GRID (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Ninja Gaiden II (360)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company (PS3, 360)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (DS)
  • Metal Gears Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
  • Civilization Revolution (PS3, 360, DS)
  • Soulcalibur IV (PS3, 360)
  • Braid (XBLA)
  • NCAA Football 09 (PS3, 360)
  • Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 (XBLA)
  • N+ (XBLA, PSP, DS)
  • Castle Crashers (XBLA)
  • Spore (PC)
  • Rock Band 2 (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2)
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PS3, 360)
  • Crysis Warhead (PC)
  • Pure (PS3, 360)
  • Civilization IV: Colonization (PC)
  • NHL 09 (PS3, 360)
  • Dead Space (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Fable II (360)
  • LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
  • Saints Row 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles (PS3, 360)
  • Guitar Hero: World Tour (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2)
  • Fallout 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Call of Duty: World at War (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)
  • Gears of War 2 (360)
  • Resistance 2 (PS3)
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (360)
  • Mirror's Edge (PS3, 360)
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (PC)
  • Left 4 Dead (360, PC)
  • Tomb Raider Underworld (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Prince of Persia (PS3, 360, PC)

Cover Story: Singularity (PS3, 360, PC)(Extensive look at Raven Software's new first-person shooter that looks to give players control over time itself)

Fight Night Round 4 (PS3, 360)(A look at the next game in EA's boxing franchise)

Previews:

  • Bayonetta (PS3, 360)
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PS3, 360)
  • Section 8 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Halo Wars (360)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS)
  • Little King's Story (Wii)
  • Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad (360)
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (PS3, 360)
  • The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf (PS3, 360)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC)
  • Stargate Worlds (PC)
  • Bionic Commando (PS3, 360)
  • Dark Void (PS3, 360, PC)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Skate 2 (PS3, 360)
  • Rise of the Argonauts (PS3, 360)
  • MLB Front Office Manager (PS3, 360, PC)

XBOX 360 Review:

  • Destroy All Humans!: Path of the Furon

Nintendo Wii Review:

  • Rygar: The Battle of Argus

Nintendo DS Review:

  • Retro Game Challenge

Quickie Reviews (Small, one-paragraph reviews):

  • Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP)
  • Big Bang Mini (DS)
  • Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine (DS)
  • Prince of Persia: The Fallen King (DS)
  • Age of Empires: Mythologies (DS)
  • The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity (DS)

Secret Access (Cheat Codes and Strategies):

  • LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company (PS3, 360)
  • Need for Speed: Undercover (PS3, 360)
  • WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 (PS3, 360)
  • You're in the Movies (360)

Retro Reviews:

  • Metal Gears 2: Solid Snake (MSX2)
  • Tapper (Arcade)
  • Tekken 2 (PS)



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    Title: Game Informer Issue 190
    Month: February
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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