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Game Informer Issue 198

ISSUE: 198Content


  • Letter From the Editor: The Origin Of A Cover Story (Andy McNamara discusses the process of decide what games get a cover feature)
  • Dear GI (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • The PS3 Slims Down to $299 (Sony announces new slim model as well as price drops)
  • Video Games Find A Home on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Interview with the host on the increase attention his show is giving to video games)
  • Afterwords: Punch-Out!! (Questions answered by staff from Next Level Games)
  • Gamers (Spotlight on Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong, the top two players from the Evo 2009 Street Fighter IV Championship)
  • MMO Report (New announcements from Blizzard about World of Warcraft)
  • Fitness Testing (Overview on the effectiveness of various Wii fitness games)
  • A Parent’s Perspective (Article on video games from the view of a parent)
  • Impulse (A look at downloadable titles Cave Story, Trine and Machinarium)
  • Top Ten: Gaming Screw-Overs
  • Interview: David Cage (Interview with the CEO of Quantic Dream)
  • Classic GI (Spotlight on Warren Spector)

Cover Story: Crackdown 2 (360)(The original Crackdown was a surprise success, no doubt propelled by the inclusion of access to the Halo 3 beta, but with the departure of the original team, it now comes down to Ruffian Games to carry the series forward and prove Crackdown is able to stand on its own)

Enslaved (PS3, 360)(A look at new title from Ninja Theory and Namco, which takes much inspiration from the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West)


  • Assassin’s Creed II (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (360)
  • ModNation Racers (PS3)
  • Mafia II (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles The Crystal Bearers (Wii)
  • A Boy and His Blob (Wii)
  • DJ Hero (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2)
  • EyePet (PS3)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360)
  • Resonance of Fate (PS3, 360)
  • Magnacarta 2 (360)
  • WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2010 (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines (PSP)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)
  • Tornado Outbreak (Wii)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (PS3, 360, PC)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Need for Speed: Shift (PS3, 360)
  • Wolfenstein (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Dirt 2 (PS3, 360)
  • Guitar Hero 5 (PS3, 360)
  • Wet (PS3, 360)
  • Section 8 (360, PC)
  • NHL 10 (PS3, 360)

Wii Reviews:

  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy
  • Dead Space: Extraction

Nintendo DS Reviews:

  • Scribblenauts
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

PSP Reviews:

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
  • Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

Quickie Reviews (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • NHL 2K10 (PS3, 360)
  • Heroes Over Europe (PS3, 360, PC)

Secret Access (Cheat codes and strategy guides):

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, 360)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 198
    Month: October
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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