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Game Informer Issue 258

ISSUE: 258Content

Full covers 1-2:




  • Letter From the Editor: Boo (Andy McNamara discusses the horror-focused issue)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Gamescom 2014 (GI's overview on all the news and announcements to come out of Germany's annual convention)
  • PlayStation Now Brings Cloud Gaming to the Masses (A look at Sony's new cloud gaming service currently offering over 140 PS3 games for streaming)
  • Everything Old is New Again (A look at the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons)
  • From Drag Racer to Match Maker (Article on Richard Franke, former developer at Criterion now working on his own title, Kitty Powers' Matchmaker)
  • Impulse (A look at Harmonix's new downloadable title A City Sleeps)
  • Massive (A look at Red 5's free-to-play sci-fi MMO Firefall)
  • Interview: Andrew Wilson (Interview with recently-appointed CEO of Electronic Arts)
  • Top Ten: Horror Movies Deserving Proper Video Games

Cover Story: The Horror Issue (Huge feature that spotlights horror games, both past and present. Cover story looks at Alien: Isolation (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC), a new game based upon the acclaimed horror film that hopes to succeed where Colonial Marines failed, and The Evil Within (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC), a new game from the creator of Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami)

A Dawn For Horror (An overview of the next wave of horror games coming to PCs and consoles)

  • Silent Hills (PS4, TBA)
  • The Forest (PC)
  • Neverending Nightmares (PC)
  • Soma (PS4, PC)
  • Overkill's The Walking Dead (TBA)
  • Dead Island 2 (PS4, One, PC)
  • Until Dawn (PS4)
  • Project Zomboid (PC)
  • Hellraid (PS4, One, PC)
  • Routine (PC)
  • Resident Evil HD Remaster (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Dying Light (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)

The Top 25 Horror Games Of All Time (GI's picks for the top 25 horror games in video game history)

  1. Resident Evil (PS)
  2. Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
  3. Dead Space (PS3, 360, PC)
  4. Amnesia: The Dark Descent (PC)
  5. Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (PS2, XBOX)
  6. Resident Evil 4 (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2, GC, PC, iOS)
  7. The Last of Us (PS4, PS3)
  8. Left 4 Dead (360, PC)
  9. Manhunt (PS2, XBOX, PC)
  10. Condemned: Criminal Origins (360, PC)
  11. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (GC)
  12. System Shock 2 (PC, Mac)
  13. The Walking Dead (PS3, 360, PC, Vita, iOS)
  14. Clock Tower (PS)
  15. The Suffering (PS2, XBOX, PC)
  16. F.E.A.R. (PS3, 360, PC)
  17. Alan Wake (360, PC)
  18. Sanitarium (PC)
  19. Dead Rising (360)
  20. Slender (PC)
  21. DayZ (PC)
  22. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream (PC)
  23. Shadows of the Damned (PS3, 360)
  24. Splatterhouse (Arcade)
  25. Blood (PC)

Ori and the Blind Forest (One, 360, PC)(A look at a new 2D-platformer from Moon Studios that aims to mix in the animation quality of a Studio Ghibli film with Metroid-like exploration and Super Meat Boy-like platforming)

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)(Having survived the demise of publisher THQ, Volition returns with a new stand-alone expansion for Saints Row IV that sees the 3rd Street Saints take on the armies of Hell)


  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Bloodborne (PS4)
  • Pillars of Eternity (PC, Mac)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (One, 360)
  • Quantum Break (One)
  • Shadow Realms (PC)
  • NBA Live 15 (PS4, One)
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)
  • WWE 2K15 (PS4, PS3, One, 360)
  • Life Is Strange (PS4, PS3, One, 360, PC)
  • Citizens of Earth (PS4, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, PC)

Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Madden NFL 15 (PS4, One)
  • The Walking Dead Season Two - Episode 5: No Going Back (PS3, 360, PC, Vita, iOS)
  • Metro Redux (PS4, One, PC)
  • Hohokum (PS4, PS3, Vita)
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition (PS4, PS3, One, 360)

PlayStation 4 Review:

  • The Last of Us Remastered

PC Review:

  • Lichdom: Battlemage

PlayStation Vita Review:

  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

Nintendo 3DS Review:

  • Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Crimsonland (PS4)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS)
  • The Golf Club (PS4, One, PC)
  • Sacred 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Only If (PC)
  • Risen 3: Titan Lords (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Infamous First Light (PS4)

Collector Note: This issue had two cover variants, one for The Evil Within, the other for Alien: Isolation.

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    Title: Game Informer Issue 258
    Month: October
    Year: 2014
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Votes: 0

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