Game Informer Readers And Staff Tell Their Favorite Star Wars Games

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Game Informer Readers And Staff Tell Their Favorite Star Wars Games

Starting with the release of A New Hope in 1977, the Star Wars film franchise set the world on fire. Merchandise soon became a major part of the culture that formed around Star Wars fandom as the devotees tried to immerse themselves more and more in the universe. As the decades passed, tens of video games set in the Star Wars universe released across various consoles to help fans of the films and expanded universe do just that. Some of them retold the tales of Luke, Han, Leia, and Vader, while others shined the spotlight on the previously unexplored tales of the galaxy.

An Incredibly Stupid Way To Beat Star Wars: Battlefront's Survival Mode On Endor

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An Incredibly Stupid Way To Beat Star Wars: Battlefront's Survival Mode On Endor

Being a topnotch FPS player doesn't just require catlike reflexes and perfect aim – you also need to be an expert strategist and tactical planner. That, or you can hide in a log like a pair of idiots.

Battlefront's co-op survival mode pits you and a friend against 15 waves of increasingly challenging enemies, and on Master difficulty your fight for survival can feel quite unfair. Lucky for you, Reiner and I have devised a foolproof* method for staying alive in the Ewok-inhabited forests of Endor. The verticality of Endor's tree-hut village can make engaging the enemy a pain, but not if you follow our ingenious AT-AT Ass Log StrategyTM, expertly employed by Reiner and I in the video below.

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (November 19, 2015)

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Blog Herding – The Best Blogs Of The Community (November 19, 2015)

Blogs. Blogs never change when it comes to releases of the heavy-hitting games of the year. That's why this week is full of Fallout 4. I'll be honest: I love all of the writing about the wasteland.

Community Blogs For November 12 – November 18:

Two Things I'd Like To See From Current Gen Gaming Rebekah Lang has been playing the new Tomb Raider, and one thing sticks out: Lara's hair. It's not that she has a bad case of bed-head, but it just seems to have a mind of its own, refusing to obey the laws of physics. All hail the true final boss of the new Tomb Raider. Good luck, comb.

Clash Of The Titans: How Gaming's Iconic Creatures And Bosses Measure Up

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Have you ever wondered how giant creatures and machines from completely different games would look if they stood side by side? We took some of the biggest and most well-known bosses and creates in video game history and calculated how they would stack up shoulder to shoulder.

This chart originally appeared in issue 269 of Game Informer, but we're now giving you the opportunity to download it in high resolution. If you'd like to experience this chart in its original form, you can do so through that issue or through our digital archives if you subscribe to our digital magazine.

To view the full resolution of this chart for printing or close-up examination, you can click here. If you'd like to save a local copy for yourself, you can right-click that link and click "Save Link As..." and save it to your computer.

Remedy’s Favorite TV Shows And The Time-Travel Movies Influencing Quantum Break

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Remedy’s Favorite TV Shows And The Time-Travel Movies Influencing Quantum Break

Remedy has always worn its television and film influences on its sleeve, and Quantum Break is no different. During our visit to Remedy to see Quantum Break, we asked many of the game's leads what their favorite TV shows past and present are, regardless of their direct influence on Quantum Break. We also asked about time-travel films, and which ones are at the forefront of their minds while building Quantum Break.

Creative Director Sam Lake's Favorite TV Shows

Game of Thrones – It’s awesome.

The Gigantic List Of All Rock Band 4's Available DLC Tracks

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The Gigantic List Of All Rock Band 4's Available DLC Tracks

Rock Band 4 makes the leap from last generation to the modern consoles with a massive catalog of existing Rock Band DLC, most of which is compatible with the latest game. That amounts to over 1,700 tracks, which can make finding your favorite song a pain when sifting through digital storefronts.

To ease the search for good music, we’ve compiled every DLC track currently available in a more organized format. As new songs are added, we’ll update the article. 

For those curious if Rock Band 4 is worth the price of admission, check out our review. Speaking of price, each DLC track costs $1.99.

Test Chamber – How Far Do We Get In Super Star Wars On PS4?

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Test Chamber – How Far Do We Get In Super Star Wars On PS4?

Super Star Wars, a Super Nintendo game from 1992, saw re-release on PlayStation 4 and Vita today, so we decided to see how far we could get.

The game is included in the recently released Star Wars Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle, but you can also purchase it standalone for $9.99 as a crossbuy title, meaning one purchase will get you the game on both PlayStation 4 and Vita.

As fans of the original, Ben Reeves, Dan Tack, and myself decided to take a look at the new version and see how it performs. It has slightly updated visuals in the form of three different visual modes, as well as Trophy support. One thing that was apparently removed from the original game, however, was the presence of cheat codes. We went through the trouble of looking up old codes and translating them from the Super Nintendo controller to the PlayStation 4 controller, but none of them seemed to work. You can check out the result of our code-free run below.

Afterwords –Yoshi's Woolly World

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Since releasing in the U.S. one month ago, Yoshi’s Woolly World has enjoyed a generally warm reception, with our own Kyle Hilliard declaring it the green dino's best outing since the original Yoshi's Island. Combining Yoshi’s egg-throwing gameplay with the charming yarn aesthetic of Kirby’s Epic Yarn created an adventure as engrossing as it is heartwarming. To uncover more about Woolly World’s development, we interviewed designer Emi Watanabe and producer Takashi Tezuka (who directed the first Yoshi’s Island) inquiring about the various Yoshi designs, the absence of Baby Mario, the disappointing Pokémon Amiibo skins, and their thoughts on yarn’s presence in video games.

[Editor's Note: This review was conducted by Brian Shea and myself.]

A common thread in the Yoshi franchise is you always have a drive to collect as many items around the levels as possible. How do you make it so players are going to want to collect these items and they feel they are important?

Game Informer's Top Scoring Game Reviews Of 2015

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We review loads of games every year, but only the best receive our special Game Informer awards. Some earn a Silver (a score of 8.5 to 8.75), some Gold (9.0 to 9.5), and an elite few make it all the way to Platinum (9.75 to 10). We've compiled every awarded game released so far in 2015 so that you can easily browse and keep track of the top scoring games. If a particular game catches your eye, you can click on the title to read the full review. Be sure to check back every month as more games are added to the list.

Check out our Top Scoring Game Reviews of 2014 as well!

Editor's Note: List last updated 11/17/15