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Game Informer Issue 219

ISSUE: 219Content

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  • Letter From the Editor: The Art of the First Level (Andy McNamara discusses the importance of crafting a compelling first level of a game)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Disaster Report (Article on the breach of security on the PSN by hackers Anonymous)
  • Agent 47’s New Assignment (Square Enix announces new Hitman game)
  • Afterwords: Portal 2 (Questions answered by development staff from Valve)
  • Impulse (A look at downloadable titles Toy Soldiers: Cold War, BloodRayne: Betrayal, Renegade Ops and Guardian Heroes)
  • Gamer (Spotlight on Justin Wong, who placed first in the PDP National Mortal Kombat 9 Tournament)
  • Massive (A look at the new MMO version of classic RTS series Age of Empires)
  • Whatever Happened To… (Overview on some of the E3 promises that never materialized)
  • Framing The Game (A look at one of the winners included in the Into The Pixel exhibit)
  • Top Ten: In-Game Rewards
  • Interview: Chris Hecker (Interview with one of developers on indie game SpyParty)
  • Classic GI (A look at the early years of Electronic Arts)

Cover Story: Darksiders II (PS3, 360, PC)(In-depth preview on the next game in the Darksiders series, which will put players into the role of Death, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, detailing his actions during the story of the first game)

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, 360)(After finding some success with the latest entry in the Final Fantasy series, Square Enix plans to return to the world in order to rectify some of the problems of the first game)

Next-Generation Portable (Feature that looks at the new handheld from Sony, the PlayStation Vita, including an overview on the announced games for the system)


  • BioShock Infinite (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Mass Effect 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Need For Speed: The Run (PS3, 360, Wii, PC)
  • Batman: Arkham City (PS3, 360, PC)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Metro: Last Light (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Starhawk (PS3)
  • Catherine (PS3, 360)
  • The Sims 3: Pets (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Cave Story (3DS)
  • Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights (3DS)
  • NHL 12 (PS3, 360)
  • Michael Phelps: Push the Limit (360)
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters (PS3, 360, PC)
  • X-Men: Destiny (PS3, 360)

Multiplatform Review:

  • Child of Eden

PlayStation 3 Review:

  • Infamous 2

PC Review:

  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Nintendo 3DS Reviews:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  • Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion

The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Dungeon Defenders (PS3, 360)
  • Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury (PS3, 360)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale (PS3, 360)
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (360)
  • Thor: God of Thunder (PS3, 360)
  • MX vs. ATV Alive (PS3, 360)
  • Gatling Gears (360)
  • The Fancy Pants Adventures (PS3, 360)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 219
    Month: July
    Year: 2011
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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