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Game Informer Issue 257

ISSUE: 257Content

Full covers 1-2:




  • Letter From the Editor: Streaming Killed the Single-Player Star (Andy McNamara discusses the rise of streaming and what effects it might have on the single-player experience)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • 20 Years of Neversoft (Interview with Joel Jewett, founder and president of Neversoft, and Scott Pease, studio director on the history of the studio)
  • Big Plays, Bigger Payouts (Article on the currently growth of eSports)
  • Changing the Rules of the Game (Article on net neutrality and how changes can affect the industry)
  • Better Off Dead (A look at some franchises that were destroyed by their modern reboots)
  • Objection! (An overview on the various court cases involving the industry)
  • XCOM: The Board Game (A look at the new board-game based off of Firaxis hit XCOM reboot)
  • The Best Mobile Games of 2014 (So Far) (GI’s picks for the best indie titles that have been released this year so far)
  • The Mutating Meaning of “Indie” (Article on how the concept of indie games has evolved)
  • Top Ten: Airships
  • Afterwords: Shovel Knight (Questions answered by Sean Velasco and Nick Wozniak, developers on the successful Kickstarter game)
  • Gamer (Spotlight on Mike Uyama and Andrew Schroeder, speedgamers who play to raise money for charity)
  • Impusle (A look at downloadable titles The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Cuphead, Jamestown Plus, and Assault Android Cactus)
  • Interview: Adam Boyes (Interview with the vice president of publisher and developer relations at Sony)
  • Classic GI (A look at Pac-Man’s forays into other genres)

Cover Story: Assassin’s Creed Double Feature (This year sees the arrival of two new Assassin Creed games, one of which will be arriving on the current-gen consoles while the other will remain on the last-gen systems and each taking a vastly different approach. Assassin’s Creed Unity will follow a new assassin during the French Revolution, while Assassin’s Creed Rogue will follow a Templar during the Seven Years’ War)


  • Destiny (PS4, PS3, One, 360)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Skylanders Trap Team (PS4, PS3, One, 360, Wii U, Wii, 3DS)
  • Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)
  • Madden NFL 15 (PS4, PS3, One, 360)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (PS4, One)
  • Soma (PS4, PC)
  • Tales From The Borderlands (PS3, 360, PC, iOS)
  • The Legend of Korra (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Homeworld Remastered Collection (PC)
  • Gauntlet (PC)
  • ArcheAge (PC)
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (PC, Mac)
  • Path of Exile: Forsaken Masters (PC)
  • Strife (PC)
  • Dawngate (PC)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Sniper Elite III (PS4, PC)
  • Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark (PS4, PS3, One, 360, Wii U, PC)
  • Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planewalkers (One, 360, PC, iOS, Android)
  • Divinity: Original Sin (PC, Mac)

PlayStation 3 Review:

  • Tales of Xillia 2

PC Review:

  • Wayward Manor

The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition (One)
  • Dark Souls II: The Crown of the Sunken King (PS3, 360, PC)
  • The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5 – Cry Wolf (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Lifeless Planet (PC)
  • Tuffy the Corgi and the Tower of Bones (Vita)

Collector Note: This issue has two cover variants, one for Assassin's Creed Unity and one for Assassin's Creed Rogue.

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 257
    Month: September
    Year: 2014
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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