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Game Informer Issue 228

ISSUE: 228Content

Full covers 1-2:




  • Letter From the Editor: Video Killed No Radio Star (Andy McNamara address some of the doom-and-gloom prophecies for the game industry)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Marvel Men (Roundtable discussion with several of Marvel’s top authors)
  • A Middle Class Struggle (Article that looks at the problems that continue to plague THQ)
  • Impulse (A look at downloadable titles Quantum Conundrum and World Gone Sour)
  • The Beginning of a New Adventure (Article on Double Fine’s successful crowd-funding campaign)
  • Building the Perfect Fighting Game (GI’s picks of the features of other games needed to create the best fighting game ever)
  • Massive (Interview with Scott Hartsman, game director on the MMO Rift)
  • Top Ten: Spiritual Successors
  • Meeting of the Minds (Interviews with EA’s Richard Hilleman, Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford, and Bethesda’s Todd Howard as well as various other quotes from the D.I.C.E. summit in Las Vegas)
  • Interview: Markus ‘Notch’ Persson (Interview with the creator of Minecraft)
  • Classic GI (Interview with Roger Barr, designer on Abobo’s Big Adventure)

Cover Story: Assassin’s Creed III (PS3, 360, PC)(Having spent three games with protagonist Ezio during the Renaissance, Ubisoft now jumps the series into the American Revolution with native-turned-assassin Connor at the helm)

Pinball Wizards (Article that looks at Zen Studios and the numerous new tables being designed for their popular XBOX Live Arcade title Pinball FX 2)

Game Infacer (GI’s annual April Fools parody section with fake news and reviews)


  • Far Cry 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Hitman: Absolution (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Darksiders II (PS3, 360, Wii U, PC)
  • Resident Evil 6 (PS3, 360)
  • Game of Thrones (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Gravity Rush (Vita)
  • Dragon’s Dogma (PS3, 360)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
  • Armored Core V (PS3, 360)
  • Torchlight II (PC)
  • Sleeping Dogs (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Arma 3 (PC)
  • Dota 2 (PC)
  • Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai (PC)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Asura’s Wrath (PS3, 360)
  • Syndicate (PS3, 360, PC)
  • SSX (PS3, 360)
  • Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3, 360)
  • Gotham City Impostors (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Grand Slam Tennis 2 (PS3, 360)
  • Shank 2 (PS3, 360, PC)

PlayStation 3 Reviews:

  • Twisted Metal
  • Journey
  • Tales of Graces f

PC Review:

  • King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame

XBOX 360 Reviews:

  • Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
  • Warp

PlayStation Vita Reviews:

  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Touch My Katamari
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • Escape Plan
  • Little Deviants
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus

Nintendo 3DS Review:

  • Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D

The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • FIFA Soccer (Vita)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Vita)
  • Lumines: Electronic Symphony (Vita)
  • Super Stardust Delta (Vita)
  • Rayman Origins (Vita)
  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen (Vita)
  • Dungeon Hunter: Alliance (Vita)
  • Quarrel (360)
  • Sol: Exodus (PC)
  • Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3, 360)

Collector Note: This issue has two cover variants, both featuring Connor against different backgrounds.

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 228
    Month: April
    Year: 2012
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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