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Game Informer Issue 229

ISSUE: 229Content

Full cover:



  • Letter From the Editor: Gaming’s Secret Weapon: Passion (Andy McNamara discusses the passion of small, independent developers to create truly unique experiences in gaming)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Manufacturing Emotion (Quantic Dream shows off new PS3 engine)
  • Overheard at GDC (A collection of quotes from this years’ Game Developers Conference)
  • The Next Wave of Indie Games (Overview on some of the notable games from The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ Indie Game Challenge and the independent Games Festival)
  • The Next-Gen Console Rumor Roundup (Overview on some of the rumors surrounding the next-gen systems)
  • Epic Expectations (Interview with Mike Capps, president of Epic Games)
  • Molyneux Leaves Lionhead Studios (The mastermind behind the Fable series leave to join new studio)
  • The Secret History of Grand Theft Auto (Interview with author David Kushner on his new book about GTA)
  • A Fight for the Finish (The ending of Mass Effect 3 sparks fan outrage)
  • Impulse (A look at downloadable titles Republique, Infinity Blade Dungeons and Mass Effect: Infiltrator)
  • Gamer (Spotlight on Chester Bolingbroke, who aims to play every CRPG in chronological order)
  • Massive (A look at Trion and Petroglyph’s new MMO, End of Nations)
  • Afterwords: SSX (Questions answered by creative director Todd Batty)
  • Top Ten: Loot-Fests
  • Interview: Patrick Hudson (Interview with the CEO of Robot Entertainment)
  • Classic GI (History of Gabriel Knight)

Cover Story: Halo 4 (360)(With series-creator Bungie now gone from the series they built, the burden now lays on the shoulders of new developer 343 Industries to prove themselves with the most beloved of all of Microsoft’s franchises)

Guild Wars 2 (PC)(Having spent the past five years in development, NCSoft prepares to release the long-anticipated sequel)


  • Borderlands 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (PS3, 360)
  • The Walking Dead (PS3, 360, PC)
  • The Last Story (Wii)
  • Fable Heroes (360)
  • Fable: The Journey (360)
  • SimCity (PC)
  • Civilization V: Gods & Kings (PC)
  • Sins of a Dark Age (PC)
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Hybrid (360)
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter (360, PS3, PC)
  • NCAA Football 13 (PS3, 360)
  • Rock Band Blitz (PS3, 360)
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (PS3, 360, Wii, PC)
  • Heroes of Ruin (3DS)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Mass Effect 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Enhanced Edition (360, PC)
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Ninja Gaiden 3 (PS3, 360)
  • Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3, 360)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 (PS3, 360)
  • Armored Core V (PS3, 360)
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3, 360)
  • Binary Domain (PS3, 360)

PC Reviews:

  • Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai
  • Tropico 4: Modern Times

PlayStation 3 Reviews:

  • Yakuza: Dead Souls
  • MLB 12: The Show

Wii Review:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles

Nintendo 3DS Review:

  • Kid Icarus: Uprising

PlayStation Vita Review:

  • Unit 13

The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • FIFA Street (PS3, 360)
  • Vessel (PC)
  • Nexuiz (PS3, 360)
  • Major League Baseball 2K12 (PS3, 360)
  • MLB 12: The Show (Vita)
  • Blades of Time (PS3, 360)
  • Mario Party 9 (Wii)
  • Dillon’s Rolling Western (3DS)
  • Ridge Racer (Vita)

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 229
    Month: May
    Year: 2012
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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