Electronic Gaming Monthly's Scores

  • Games
For 2,305 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 65% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 5.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2305 game reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Regis’s few spunky chime-ins will severely disappoint his extremist fans, as well as nauseate everyone else with how much they sound like assembly-line verbal by-product. [Sept 2001, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 25 Metascore
    • 18 Critic Score
    The graphics are a mess, the special moves are unresponsive, the animation is less fluid than a flip book, and the combat lacks strategic incentive. [June 2003, p.114]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 22 Metascore
    • 17 Critic Score
    It'd be a bit better with a saner control scheme, but as it is, Drake is an exercise in frustration and repeated death. [Jan 2004, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 17 Critic Score
    We’re talking gameplay that swings wildly from being overly simplistic (with brain teasers that couldn’t tease a 1-year-old) to being frustratingly directionless and unintuitive. [Sept 2001, p.145]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 41 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    The only button you really need to know about is on the back of your console and it's pretty much impossible to press it too soon. [Feb 2004, p.114]
    • 29 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    I think this is the most unplayable game I've ever encountered... and I've played some real crap. [June 2003, p.112]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 47 Metascore
    • 8 Critic Score
    Or, if you're a life-hating masochist, you can waste $40 on The Guy Game, spend countless hours answering dumb trivia questions - and guessing if vapid skanks can answer dumb trivia questions (usually not) - and then...maybe see breasts. [Nov 2004, p.128]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 8 Critic Score
    Or, if you're a life-hating masochist, you can waste $40 on The Guy Game, spend countless hours answering dumb trivia questions - and guessing if vapid skanks can answer dumb trivia questions (usually not) - and then...maybe see breasts. [Nov 2004, p.128]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 7 Critic Score
    If a circus train wreck was ever more accurately embodied in digital format, I haven't seen it...It's a steaming pile of bloody dog krap. [Mar 2002, p.146]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 28 Metascore
    • 5 Critic Score
    An abysmal failure. [Jan 2005, p.143]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly

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