Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader: Make the Grade Image
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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Join Mr. Foxworthy's class and play the Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? trivia game where every question is based on the grade school curriculum and the answers are elementary. Step up to the podium and put your smarts on the line with over 6,000 grade school questions in 21 subjects. Outwit, outplay and just plain cheat your way to the one million dollar grand prize. Collect extra credit to unlock achievements. Prove once and for all that you are indeed smarter than a 5th grader. [THQ] Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Despite some difficulty spikes, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is a welcome addition to the booming collection of Xbox 360 trivia games.
  2. 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.
  3. Well-made and well-presented, but there's not nearly 1,200 points worth of game in there. [Jan 2009, p.104]
  4. 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.
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  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 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. Expand
  2. 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 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. Expand
  3. 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 creepy. The questions are decent, I'll give them that. Expand