Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Dec 20, 2010
    91
    PopCap has done what modern science can't, made an insanely cheap time machine, capable of transporting you hours into the future with every match of a gem.
  2. Feb 11, 2011
    90
    Still one of the most polished and purely addictive games around. You know exactly why you're here. [Feb 2011, p.61]
  3. Dec 16, 2010
    90
    Bejeweled 3 rises the bar of the "match 3" genre. Another Popcap masterpiece that you can't ignore: taste your first game and you'll be lost forever.
  4. Dec 10, 2010
    90
    The worst thing you could do is write this game off as a Bejeweled 2 rehash. Yes, they've incorporated all the features that have made Bejeweled our go-to puzzler this past decade, but it's the new modes, mini-games and strategy that will keep you coming back. It's like PopCap went out of their way to top themselves and make sure that we never fully pay attention to anything ever again.
  5. Dec 9, 2010
    90
    It has taken some time to change the number, but it deserves the three, thanks to its eight game modes, which take the best of the last entries, polishing the experience and offering more.
  6. Dec 8, 2010
    90
    Sure, it's pretty, but it's also one of the purest, most addicting – and, yes, challenging – games around.
  7. Dec 27, 2010
    85
    With a lot of options and modes, Bejeweled 3 It's the best Bejeweled game ever released and one of the best puzzle game out this year. Of course It follows an established formula but everything It's just so fun and polished that any fan of the series will play It for hours.
  8. Dec 16, 2010
    85
    While Pop cap haven't changed up too many of the fundamentals that make Bejeweled what it is, they have instead added some modes that feel either superior or wholly unique when compared to other puzzle games on the market.
  9. Dec 8, 2010
    85
    Bejeweled 3 doesn't radically alter the match-3 landscape, but it does provide a very healthy set of play options that are sure to please almost any puzzle game player out there. If you're looking for a good time-waster, Bejeweled 3 will fit the bill nicely.
  10. Jan 7, 2011
    84
    A fine balance of polished gaming and addictive new modes. The world's most compulsive puzzle game just got even better. [Feb 2011, p.77]
  11. Jan 3, 2011
    84
    Since it started, Popcap Games has been pumping out quality titles, and Bejeweled 3 is no exception.
  12. Dec 10, 2010
    84
    It's an irresistible blend of top-notch production values, simple gameplay, and endless small innovations to keep that gameplay fresh.
  13. Dec 19, 2010
    83
    The only real disappointment in Bejeweled 3 is that the game takes inspiration from Bejeweled Blitz-PopCap's wildly distracting, socially charged Facebook game-but doesn't include all its online bells and whistles.
  14. Dec 7, 2010
    82
    If you are seriously looking for a change of pace, there may be enough here to satiate your desire. But if the classic "match 3" gameplay has served you well over the last few years, some spiffy visuals may not be enough warrant yet another version of this timeless classic.
  15. Jan 27, 2011
    80
    There are plenty of similarities between the latest and previous incarnations, but PopCap have achieved their brief of introducing innovative ideas while maintaining the classic Bejeweled gameplay we know and love.
  16. Jan 13, 2011
    80
    If you've played any previous version of Bejeweled, then Bejeweled 3 consists of exactly the mental image you're formulating right now. PopCap know they can't fix something that isn't broken.
  17. Jan 10, 2011
    80
    Another classic by PopCap. It's a shame for the price, a little too high this time around.
  18. 80
    Bejeweled is as addictive as ever, and the new Quest game mode keeps the experience fresh and varied. Popcap have reinvented their classic and made it into their most enticing package yet.
  19. Dec 16, 2010
    80
    But the bottom-line reveals that Bejeweled 3 does nothing unexpected. It is the same game that you've played before, with a fresh coat of paint and a couple of new modes.
  20. Dec 16, 2010
    80
    If you happen to be the one person in the world who has never played Bejeweled, this is a great place to start. If you've already had your fill of the series, there's nothing here that will bring you into the fold.
  21. Dec 7, 2010
    80
    Bejeweled 3 takes a few risks, and the result is essentially Bejeweled 2 plus a handful of both worthwhile and throwaway modes. If that's enough to warrant a purchase, however, is up to you.
  22. Dec 7, 2010
    80
    Bejeweled 3 is one-more-go gaming at its most polished.
  23. Dec 7, 2010
    80
    Bejeweled is as accessible as gaming gets.
  24. Dec 16, 2010
    75
    The problem is, the overall presentation feels immediately obsolete. The "flashy new HD graphics" are only new if you haven't already played Blitz, and the lack of Facebook connectivity feels like a step backward.
  25. Dec 9, 2010
    75
    This compulsively fun sequel is a delight, though it's a familiar one.
  26. Dec 16, 2010
    70
    How much you get out of Bejeweled 3 is ultimately going to depend on how much swapping colored gems on a grid still appeals to you. If you played Bejeweled, Bejeweled 2, Bejeweled Blitz, and the Puzzle Quest series, we wouldn't blame you if you decided to sit this one out, despite Bejeweled 3 being easily the most robust entry in the series to date.
  27. Dec 12, 2010
    70
    Housewives, students, grandparents everywhere, be warned: Bejeweled 3 is coming to snatch away your afternoons.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 1, 2011
    10
    The best puzzle game ever... the best of Bejeweled series because it have 8 modes of play. The graphics are realy good and fast. The music very adictive and diferent for each mode. Tha game it have a Badge sistem, is a achievment like steam. Recomend 100% Extreamly adictive !!! [10.0] Full Review »
  2. Dec 13, 2010
    10
    this is the best Bejeweled game yet and you get more modes and more fun this is a must buy for fans of the last Bejeweled!! go pop cap!!

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    all....10out of10 Full Review »
  3. Jul 3, 2012
    6
    Very well designed and fun to play. Despite all the variations and thrills, and achievement badges, it remains a casual game in which you have little more to do than make 3 colours in a row thousands of times. The timed versions of the game put you under so much pressure you have no time to think or plan ahead. The versions with no time limit allow some scope to plan ahead and get a better score. I played for a few hours and had a lot of fun but it soon became repetitive. Full Review »