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Game Informer Issue 226

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Features:

  • Letter From the Editor: The Story of the Year (Andy McNamara discusses PopCap’s work to create a game in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish foundation)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Not Dead Yet (Article on the slew of recently-announced titles, including Command & Conquer: Generals 2, Fortnite and The Last of Us)
  • This is the Way The Worlds Ends (A look at the last days of Sony’s Star Wars Galaxies)
  • Afterwords: Assassin’s Creed Revelations (Questions answered by scriptwriter Darby McDevin)
  • Team Ico Director Leaves Studio (Fumito Ueda leaves as The Last Guardian continues development)
  • The Adventurer’s Guide to Skyrim (A brief guide on some of the more interesting aspects of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)
  • A Man on a Mission (Interview with legendary developer Richard Garriott)
  • Top Ten: Trains
  • Afterwords: Saints Row: The Third (Questions answered by Volition’s senior designer Scott Philips)
  • MMO State of the Union 2012 (An overview on the current status of the most popular MMOs still running)
  • Impulse (A look at ten of the best low-profile downloadable titles of 2011)
  • Interview: Phil Spencer (Interview with the corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios)
  • Classic GI (A look back at the launch lineup of previous consoles)


Top 50 Games of 2011: (GI’s picks for the top games to come out in 2011)

  • LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS)
  • Dead Space 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Hard Corps: Uprising (PS3, 360)
  • Bulletstorm (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Killzone 3 (PS3)
  • Radiata Historia (DS)
  • Fight Night Champion (PS3, 360)
  • Rift (PC)
  • Okamiden (DS)
  • Total War: Shogun 2 (PC)
  • Crysis 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (PS3, 360, Wii, PC)
  • Mortal Kombat (PS3, 360)
  • Portal 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • L.A. Noire (PS3, 360, PC)
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (PC)
  • Infamous 2 (PS3)
  • Shadows of the Damned (PS3, 360)
  • Bastion (360, PC)
  • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3, 360)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Driver: San Francisco (PS3, 360, Wii, PC)
  • Crimson Alliance (360)
  • Tropico 4 (PC)
  • Jetpack Joyride (iOS)
  • Dead Island (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Gears of War 3 (360)
  • FIFA Soccer 12 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (PS3, 360)
  • Dark Souls (PS3, 360)
  • NBA 2K12 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Rage (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Forza Motorsport 4 (360)
  • Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (PS3, 360, Wii, PC)
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (PS3)
  • Battlefield 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Rayman Origins (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • Saints Row: The Third (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Minecraft (PC)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
  • Infinity Blade II (iOS)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)


Cover Story: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3, 360, PC)(After spending years dormant, the XCOM series is set to return in a big way through the talented developers at Firaxis Games)

Mass Effect 3 (PS3, 360, PC)(After spending two games attempting to stall the destruction of the galaxy, Commander Shepherd’s story comes to an end with the Reapers striking Earth itself and Shepherd must unite the factions of the galaxy in one last effort to save civilization)

Previews:

  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Enhanced Edition (360)
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3, 360)
  • MLB 12: The Show (PS3, Vita)
  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (360)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD (PS3, 360)
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
  • Battleship (PS3, 360)
  • The Sims 3: Showtime (PC)
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier (PS3, 360, Wii U, PC)


Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, 360)
  • Rochard (PS3, PC)
  • The Adventures of Tintin (PS3, 360)
  • Trine 2 (PS3, 360, PC)


Nintendo 3DS Review:

  • Resident Evil: Revelations


PSP Review:

  • Corpse Party


The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Joe Danger: Special Edition (360)
  • Kung-Fu High Impact (PS3, 360)
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Wii)
  • King of Fighters XIII (PS3, 360)
  • Shinobi (3DS)
  • Serious Sam 3: BFE (PC)


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    Title: Game Informer Issue 226
    Month: February
    Year: 2012
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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