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Game Informer Issue 212

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  • Letter From the Editor: Games With Character (Andy McNamara discusses the evolution of story in games from being simple to now having emotional impact)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Another Ho-Hum Holiday? (Article that looks at how the holidays are changing and loosing many of the big-name releases)
  • Afterwords: Halo: Reach (Questions answered b creative director Marcus Lento)
  • Impulse (A look at downloadable titles Fez, Ilomilo and X-Men Arcade)
  • Putting Kinect to the Test (Hands-on impressions of Microsoft’s motion control hardware)
  • What Games Will Zombies Infect Next? (GI’s picks for what games will have zombies included)
  • Massive (A look at the issue that need to be fixed in Final Fantasy XIV)
  • Interview: Jeremiah Staczka (Interview with the visionary behind 5th Cell)

2010 Holiday Buying Guide (GI’s picks for the best toys, games, movies and tech gift ideas for gamers)

Cover Story: The 30 Characters Who Defined A Decade (GI’s picks for the top 30 characters from the past ten years)
1. GLaDOS (Portal)
2. John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
3. Nathan Drake (Unchared series)
4. Master Chief (Halo series)
5. Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV)
6. Alyx Vance (Half-Life 2)
7. Kratos (God of War series)
8. Andrew Ryan (BioShock)
9. Loghain Mac Tir (Dragon Age: Origins)
10. Ezio Auditore da Firenze (Assassin’s Creed series)
11. Ethan Mars (Heavy Rain)
12. Commander Shepard (Mass Effect series)
13. Jimmy Hopkins (Bully)
14. Captain John Price (Call of Duty series)
15. HK-47 (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series)
16. Elena Fisher (Uncharted series)
17. The Illusive Man (Mass Effect 2)
18. Tommy Vercetti (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City)
19. The Boss (Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater)
20. Tim (Braid)
21. Auron (Final Fantasy X)
22. Razputin “Raz” Aquato (Psychonauts)
23. Kaim Argonar (Lost Odyssey)
24. Jade (Beyond Good & Evil)
25. KOS-MOS (Xenosaga series)
26. Professor Layton (Professor Layton series)
27. Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney series)
28. Wander (Shadow of the Colossus)
29. Ronnie MacFarlane (Red Dead Redemption)
30. King of All Cosmos (Katamari series)

The Best Storytellers of the Decade: (Profiles on GI’s picks for the best storytellers from the last 10 years)

  • Ken Levine
  • Dan Houser
  • Patrice Desilets and Corey May
  • Drew Karpyshyn
  • Amy Hennig

Gears of War 3 (360)(Although having been delayed until next fall, the hype for the next entry in the Gears series is still massive as Epic prepares to put the final touches on the story of Marcus Fenix)

DOTA 2 (PC)(Having been speculated and rumored for years, Valve finally announces that it is indeed working on a sequel to the popular Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients)


  • LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
  • Diablo III (PC)
  • Homefront (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (PS3, 360)
  • Captain America: Super Soldier (PS3, 360)
  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3, 360)
  • Catherine (PS3, 360)
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • NASCAR The Game 2011 (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • Pokemon Black/White (DS)
  • Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (DS)
  • Yoostar 2 (PS3, 360)
  • Bloodline Champions (PC)
  • Virtua Tennis 4 (PS3)
  • Portal 2 (PS3, 360, PC, Mac)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (PS3, 360)
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (PS3, 360)
  • Need For Speed Hot Pursuit (PS3, 360, PC)
  • EA Sports MMA (PS3, 360)
  • WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 (PS3, 360)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PS3, 360)
  • James Bond 007: Blood Stone (PS3, 360, PC)
  • DJ Hero 2 (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • Shaun White Skateboarding (PS3, 360)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Costume Quest (PS3, 360)
  • Arcania: Gothic 4 (360, PC)
  • The Sims 3 (PS3, 360)
  • Fable III (360, PC)

XBOX 360 Reviews:Super Meat Boy

  • Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout
  • Sonic Free Riders
  • Dance Central

Wii Reviews:

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • GoldenEye 007

PSP Review:

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Nintendo DS Review:

  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem

The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Pac-Man Party (Wii)
  • Invizimals (PSP)
  • Fighters Uncaged (360)
  • Sengoku Basara: Smaurai Heroes (PS3, Wii)
  • PokePark: Pikachu’s Adventure (Wii)
  • Saw II: Flesh & Blood (PS3, 360)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 212
    Month: December
    Year: 2010
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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