Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
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  1. EA Playground is probably the best multiplayer Wii experience since Wii Sports. Even with its eventual AI challenge, there's nothing complex about this game--and there shouldn't be.
  2. 80
    For parents, it's nice to have a gaming option that's not tied to licensing for yet another TV show. And the gameplay that is there fun and simple, so when the young gamer in the house does want to play multiplayer, it'll be entertaining for everyone.
  3. Like youth, EA Playground’s single-player mode is fleeting, but still a fun romp through the schoolyard of mini-games.
  4. The mini-games are actually quite fun, and only Tetherball and Wall Ball stand out as weaknesses. If you're looking for a great family game or something to hold the kids over until the next Spongebob or Naruto game, then EA Playground is a great choice.
  5. 75
    The visuals, music and effects aren't going to break the bank, but certainly do everything that's asked of them.
  6. The best way to explain the fun of this game is like a Mario Bros. game. Sure you can beat it in a half hour, the stages are simple, the gameplay can be repetitive for the number of times played, and the feeling is almost oversimplified after a few rounds, but there's still that something that keeps players coming back to it.
  7. 75
    Definitely not mentally stimulating but the games will require a good level of reflexes and hand-eye co-ordination.

Awards & Rankings

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#60 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 7 out of 30
  1. Nov 18, 2012
    10
    I love this game. The controls are easy to learn
  2. kflof
    Dec 26, 2009
    10
    This game cracks our friends and family up. It's a great game for those first time users too! All will enjoy!
  3. RickieRoll
    Jan 29, 2009
    10
    My 6 year girl loves this (she can play it all day) and I do to Im 36 years old. Its got something for the whole family as a fun Family My 6 year girl loves this (she can play it all day) and I do to Im 36 years old. Its got something for the whole family as a fun Family multiplayer. Id put it up there with WII sports and Wii play as a family Game. But its different in a Good Way. The only thing is its a little harder to set more than two remotes in on this one but its not bad as you get used to it. Full Review »