Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. 50
    Though it ultimately fails, it doesn't seem as if this was a game just thrown together. Work was put into 5th Grader, but it falls short of other quiz games on Xbox 360. If you're truly smarter than a fith grader, you'll pass on this game.
  2. Despite some difficulty spikes, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is a welcome addition to the booming collection of Xbox 360 trivia games.
  3. If you and/or your kid love the show enough to tolerate all that…you should still stick with the infinitely superior XBLA game Wits & Wagers.
  4. Well-made and well-presented, but there's not nearly 1,200 points worth of game in there. [Jan 2009, p.104]
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MikeRodgers
    Nov 19, 2008
    9
    Not a bad game at all. It's expensive for an XBLA game but it looks like a boxed game so still ends up a bargain. Played it with myNot a bad game at all. It's expensive for an XBLA game but it looks like a boxed game so still ends up a bargain. Played it with my wife and daughter and they loved it. That's my favourite thing about the game, it's a great family title, a first for XBLA and about time. Full Review »
  2. DreadL.
    Nov 5, 2008
    5
    Jeff Foxworthy looks like a zombie with his dead, lifeless (non-animated) eyes. They also overuse the theme song to the point of being really Jeff Foxworthy looks like a zombie with his dead, lifeless (non-animated) eyes. They also overuse the theme song to the point of being really creepy. The questions are decent, I'll give them that. Full Review »
  3. JoshuaC.
    Oct 31, 2008
    9
    Like many, I laughed at the 1200 MS points price ($15.00). Knowing that "conversion rate" is the only metric that Microsoft cares about with Like many, I laughed at the 1200 MS points price ($15.00). Knowing that "conversion rate" is the only metric that Microsoft cares about with Live Arcade games, I downloaded the trial version. I was completely prepared to ridicule and never pay for this one. Imagine my surprise in finding that this games... Is great! The wife and kids love it, it's an entertaining quiz game. For a $15 download, it's wonderful. I'd have given it a 10, if not for overuse of the annoying show them song. At the title screen is fine, but we do NOT need it after every question. We just don't. The voice acting from Jeff Foxworthy is fine. You can tell it's been heavily compressed, but it's decent enough. He doesn't sound bored, which is always a plus. Some of the questions are easy, some are hard. Seems to be a good balance. Graphics are actually better than expected for a DLC game of it's size. Seriously, we'd be paying more for this on a disc (such as the wii version). Give us some cheap DLC questions, and this will be a party game that gives for a long time. Full Review »