• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2007
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Thoroughly engaging. [Nov 2007]
  2. 87
    Eye of Judgment is unlike anything the gaming world has seen yet. Eye of Judgment is aimed at a specific audience so that doesn't make it for everyone.
  3. Makes use of the pretty interesting technology from the PS Eye. Although it’s essentially a multiplayer experience, it stands out as the most different game in PS3 Xmas catalogue. [Nov 2007]
  4. Somewhat of a niche game, The Eye of Judgment nonetheless makes the whole trading card game genre accessible and graphically entertaining.
  5. As if card games weren’t enough of a niche market, a video game like The Eye of Judgment complicates matters by seeping into an even deeper crack within that crevice. But for what it’s worth, the game is a steal--especially if there’ll be more use to come of the packaged camera in the future.
  6. Those like me that are a sucker for a card game are getting one hell of a deal.
  7. A decent collectible card game that can be picked up by players of all stripes in a relatively short amount of time. The game’s mechanics as they relate to the eye itself can be clunky at times but the overall experience is a lot of fun online, against the game’s AI and especially against friends who want to have a traditional sit down battle.
  8. It's not for everyone, but the game is certainly worth eyeing if you've enjoyed collectible card games in the past.
  9. I’m sure it won’t appeal to everyone, but go on, admit it; you kind of want to try it.
  10. The game, while not as deep as something like Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh (thanks to fewer cards), transcends the competition, thanks to the cool technology. You'll still look like a dork playing it, but don't deny The Eye of Judgment's addictive pull.
  11. The game is actually an engaging card based battle game that requires a lot of strategy to win. I give a lot of credit to Sony for showing gamers out there how their new peripheral can be used to play good games.
  12. 80
    Eye of Judgment will appeal to a very, very select audience, but that audience will get a lot of enjoyment out of the title. I personally had a great time with it, although not everyone in the office had the same reaction.
  13. One for trading cards fans that have large wallets, Eye of Judgment is an entertaining and unique experience, but one that lacks any genuine substance to make it worthwhile for anybody else.
  14. I’m a big fan of collectable card games, but Eye of Judgment is probably the most fun I’ve had with one since Magic: The Gathering. It’s easy to get into, the games go quickly, and seeing your powerful monsters come to life onscreen to crush a foe is a dream come true for CCG fans.
  15. a game made for geeks. Even ignoring the steampunk and fantasy element, the whole process of collecting cards and doing battle with them is incredibly dorky, but to be honest, the game is so much fun to play and after about an hour of futzing around, fairly easy to understand that you'll take any lumps just to find someone to play a game with online.
  16. EOJ's longevity will depend largely on the planned release of new cards (building your own deck is crucial to the fun), but this is a solid start to a potential phenomenon. [Dec 2007, p.110]
  17. It definitely deserves a chance, and we hope it gets one.
  18. The game gets a great deal right and brings collectable card games to the casual player, but there are a few things that really hurt it, like the short USB cable and a finicky eye that relies heavily on overhead lighting.
  19. 80
    It's the easiest way to indulge your collectable fantasy penchants and delivers a surprisingly approachable, completely unique PS3 experience. So go geek out.
  20. The game definitely passes, but it belongs to a niche favorable to genre-addict gamers.
  21. Although there are lots of areas to explore, there is too little to do. You can just swim, feed the fishes, pat your dolphin and stare at the ocean. Though the soundtrack is nice and game has a nice atmosphere, I would call my feeling of the game “bored” rather than “relaxed”. [Jan 2008]
  22. The technology works surprisingly well. You can battle your PS3 or online opponents. [Holiday 2007, p.74]
  23. It’s a neat little distraction and cool as a screensaver or distraction for those awkward dinner parties, but when compared to the real thing it’s boring, dull and the limited number of fish available make the cost far outweigh the benefits.
  24. A gimmick, yes, but a good one. While it lasts it's fun, but it needs more game modes. [Dec 2007, p.72]
  25. If you’re a lover of card battle games, then this title is an absolute must – especially if you have mates to play it with.
  26. Spreading out your map, setting up your PlayStation Eye, and getting your cards ready is a cool addition to the usual card-battle preparations, and in that context, the game is a real winner.
  27. 75
    The Eye of Judgment is one of those rare games that breaks out of the typical video game mould. If you’re into strategy, fantasy or CCG’s generally, it’s a game that deserves a look.
  28. The terrible music and pointless battle animation do nothing to help out what is already a well balanced card game.
  29. Delve deep to find an interesting, thought-provoking and entertaining strategy game. [Dec 2007, p.58]
  30. In short, if you're a big fan of trading card games Eye of Judgment is worth the money. If you're not but you're planning to get a PlayStation Eye anyway, you might as well get a great game into the bargain.
  31. The Eye of Judgment is a game made for a very specific crowd, and may bring in a few new gamers. Just don't go in expecting anything too revolutionary or complex.
  32. 70
    A surprisingly fun first effort that is well worth looking into if you're a fan of collectible card games.
  33. A fun little strategy card game that should never have gone collectible . The Playstation Eye addition feels a bit gimmicky, as well. I’d enjoy this title with a complete card set, or even as a tabletop game, but the CCG-meets-clunky-Eye setup is a turnoff.
  34. It is solidly the best card-based game on any platform, but compared to the refined mechanics of its collectible brethren and the fully-fleshed features of its digital brothers, it doesn’t fully grasp the inner nerd - neither the card nor video game player - within us all.
  35. The Eye of Judgement is a unique approach to strategy gaming that successfully merges two form of strategy gaming. Gimmick or not, the Eye of Judgement is an interesting idea that doesn’t fully play out to the mass market.
  36. 65
    The concept for Eye of Judgment remains brilliant, the game itself (with enough cards) is brilliant, it's just that it's going to cost a lot of money before you can make any proper progress in it. [Issue#159, p.90]
  37. As a card game The Eye of Judgment succeeds. As a video game it fails.
  38. Expensive and almost impossible not to cheat in singleplayer. [Dec 2007, p.119]
  39. There's no denying that the technology has serious potential, it's just a shame that the first game to use it ends up being a busted flush. [Dec 2007, p.100]
  40. It's a first step towards a great game, but it's not that game just yet.
  41. Not implementing any kind of reward system at all is surely a huge oversight. [Dec 2007, p.133]
  42. The virtual interface does little to help players and, if anything, slows the game down as you wait for it to catch up with things that are already evident to players – such as victory, failure and boredom. [Dec 2007, p.89]
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Feb 4, 2012
    10
    This game had me entranced from the moment I heard about it all of those years ago. I'd have to say that this game reminds me of chess and poker all rolled into one delightful package. I bought all three expansions of this game and nearly all of the cards. The cards by the way are beautiful and a collector's dream. I have recently even began playing this game again in 2011 and 2012, but was so angry and disappointed that the servers were turned off. This game never reached its full potential due to the nature of many gamers today that want instant gratification instead of learning, strategy and forethought. I would have supported this game for ever. Instead it now has been relegated to playing at home with buddies that cannot possibly beat me or the AI with no banter. I really wished that this game was made into more of an epic story with plots, twists, amazing music and beautifully rendered cut scenes. But I still give this game a 10 and would give it a higher rating if I could. I love originality, immersion and intelligence. This game has all. Full Review »
  2. aspentitan
    Dec 18, 2009
    9
    This is an incredible game but unfortunately it is left unfinished and requires future sets to balance the existing sets. One of my favorite games on the ps3. The ability to customize and create your own deck(s) makes this game highly replayable for years. I was lucky enough to get in on this game from the start and have all the cards but this may be difficult for new players to buy (and is expensive, but worth it- $600+). If you can though, and like card battle this is a near perfect game apart from the balancing issues which are possible depending on opponent deck creation. Full Review »
  3. CameronT
    Jul 7, 2008
    9
    An excellent game, boasts a growing community and great customisation. The ability to unlock more decks will keep you trying to improve, and the expansions don't look like they'll stop coming soon. Plenty of room to grow, however needs a better reward system and more multiplayer interactivity outside of full games. Full Review »