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Game Informer Issue 224

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  • Letter From the Editor: For the Sake of Argument (Andy McNamara delivers his gripes about the current generation of consoles)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • On The Horizon (Article on the current speculations for the Next Generation of consoles)
  • Grand Theft Auto V Announced (Rockstar announces next entry in its critically acclaimed GTA series)
  • Afterwords: Gears of War 3 (Questions answered by design director Cliff Bleszinzki and director of production Rod Fergusson)
  • Afterwords: Batman: Arkham City (Questions answered by game director Sefton Hill)
  • Impulse (A look at downloadable titles I Am Alive and Krater)
  • Ubisoft Lends Their Top Assassin to Soulcalibur V (Assassin’s Creed’s Altair too appear in next Soulcalibur game)
  • Big Reveals Coming To Spike TV’s VGAs (Article that discusses the upcoming Video Game Awards)
  • Massive (A look at the first MMO for the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest X)
  • Man Up (Interview with Christopher Moynihan on new game-focused sitcom)
  • Blizzard Prepares for War at Blizzcon 2011 (Article on Blizzard’s preparations for its next convention in light of the slew of MMO competition)
  • The Essential Assassin’s Creed (Overview on the important aspects of the franchise)
  • Top Ten: Puzzles
  • Interview: Jay Wilson (Interview with the game director for Diablo III)
  • Classic GI (History of XCOM)

2011 Holiday Buying Guide (GI’s picks for some of the best games, toys, movies and tech gift ideas for gamers of all types)

Cover Story: Rainbow 6 Patriots (PS3, 360, PC)(Having spent the past two games saving the city of Las Vegas from terrorists, the soldiers of Team Rainbow now must protect the United States from enemies born from within)

Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)(Feature that explores the various classes available to players of BioWare’s new Star Wars MMO)

Checking Vita’s Vitals (Article that gives an overview on the games expected to arrive with the launc of Sony’s new handheld system)


  • Mass Effect 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, 360)
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
  • Gears of War 3: RAAM’s Shadow (360)
  • Darksiders II (PS3, 360, Wii U)
  • Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
  • Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3, 360)
  • The Darkness II (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Binary Domain (PS3, 360)
  • UFC Undisputed 3 (PS3, 360)
  • Fortune Street (Wii)
  • Kaio: King of Pirates (3DS)
  • NFL Blitz (PS3, 360)
  • Max Payne 3 (PS3, 360, PC)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Rayman Origins (PS3, 360)
  • Saints Row: The Third (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Need For Speed: The Run (PS3, 360)
  • The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PS3, 360)
  • Spider-Man: Edge of Time (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • Sonic Generations (PS3, 360)
  • Disney Universe (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • The Sims 3: Pets (PS3, 360)
  • Rocksmith (PS3, 360)
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (PS3, 360)
  • Crysis (PS3, 360)

PlayStation 3 Reviews:

  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

XBOX 360 Review:

  • Forza Motorsport 4

Wii Reviews:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Kirby’s Return To Dream Land

PC Reviews:

  • Battlefield 3
  • Payday: The Heist
  • Might & Magic Heroes VI

Nintendo 3DS Review:

  • Super Mario 3D Land

Nintendo DS Reviews:

  • Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
  • Professor Layton and the Last Specter

The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Okabu (PS3)
  • Just Dance 3 (360)
  • NASCAR Unleashed (PS3, 360)
  • Guardian Heroes (360)
  • A Game of Thrones: Genesis (PC)
  • Hulk Hogan’s Main Event (360)
  • House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut (PS3)*

*Listed as being on the XBOX 360, but is actually for the PS3

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 224
    Month: December
    Year: 2011
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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