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: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2305 game reviews
    • 51 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Play Adventure for the solid traditional modes and adequate multiplayer, but don't expect to get too much enjoyment out of the dull platforming. [Sept. 2006, p.98]
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    • 50 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Any joy you might glean from Tao's progressive treasure collecting and monster slaying will be completely drowned by your tears of boredom. [May 2006, p.108]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 49 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Only players with a "Top Gun" level of dedication will persevere. Everyone else will start looking for the eject button. [Aug 2006, p.88]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    While I think it's kind of neat to have a big party of six tearing through dungeons, controlling them all during real-time combat is a bit cumbersome, and I wish the loot was a bit more inspiring than the generic fare you find here. [Mar 2007, p.95]
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    • 62 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    In more than 20 years of playing games, I have never seen a console game as obviously unfinished and rushed to market as Enter the Matrix...This game is a complete mess, and that's the only complete thing about it. [Aug 2003, p.114]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Excitement wears thin when you realize you're fighting the same enemies and running down the same corridors over and over. There's not even a real story to cling to, so players are left with little more than a few hours of tedious button mashing. [Oct 2003, p.163]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    It took me exactly four hours and seven minutes to finish Astro Boy, which (if you buy the game at list price) comes out to around 10 dollars per hour. It's not a particularly memorable four hours, either. [Oct 2004, p.107]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Sorry, but the near total lack of horror in this survival horror game bored me plumb to sleep. [July 2003, p.116]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 59 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Evolution 2 has all the right ingredients to be fun – it just doesn’t put them together well. [Dec 2001, p.250]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    In more than 20 years of playing games, I have never seen a console game as obviously unfinished and rushed to market as Enter the Matrix...This game is a complete mess, and that's the only complete thing about it. [Aug 2003, p.114]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Voice recognition will be a lot more fun when it <I>works</I>. Until then, if I really want to be ignored and misunderstood by a girl, I'll go clubbing and hit on the hughty hipster chick in the Pabst Blue Ribbon T-shirt. [Apr 2004, p.118]
    • 51 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    If only the Eskimos had 144 words for "tasteless" in their language, I would totally learn Inuit just to describe 187. As a game, I give 187 a 40, but as a product, my score is a negative f*** you. [Oct 2005, p.115]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    May your future romantic disappointments be less expensive. [Jan. 2007, p.96]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Play Adventure for the solid traditional modes and adequate multiplayer, but don't expect to get too much enjoyment out of the dull platforming. [Sept. 2006, p.98]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 60 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    As a fan of both shooters and fighters, I dig the shooter-fighter mashup concept--it's just a shame that it really doesn't work as well as you'd imagine. [July 2007, p.89]
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    • 66 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    I usually have a hard time falling asleep on long flights. But I really did conk out during one of Delta Strike's many dull, virtual-lullaby cinema sequences. [March 2004, p.115]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Where&#146;s the freaking Dynasty mode? [Mar 2002, p.138]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Bland gameplay, however, stifles what inspiration there is. The fighting action is fundamentally underwhelming, and a poor camera and constant loading further handcuff things.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    It's a button masher, pure and simple, with very little skill necessary. Sure, the unlockable rewards are fairly cool, but only the most patient DBZ faithfuls will suffer through it for that long.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    If only the Eskimos had 144 words for "tasteless" in their language, I would totally learn Inuit just to describe 187. As a game, I give 187 a 40, but as a product, my score is a negative f*** you. [Oct 2005, p.115]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 65 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    In more than 20 years of playing games, I have never seen a console game as obviously unfinished and rushed to market as Enter the Matrix...This game is a complete mess, and that's the only complete thing about it. [Aug 2003, p.114]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 68 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Problems from the first Raw carry over - matches plod on too long, and animations look unrealistic and robotic. Even diehard WWE fans should treat this as a rental. [Dec 2003, p.224]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Laughable characters aside, this game just ain't fun. It's so simple that even experienced players fare better pounding one button than trying to executre combos or reversals. [July 2003, p.122]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    What a thermonuclear disappointment. To someone like me, who loved all three Fallout role-playing games on PC, this is a power fist to the face - an insult. [March 2004, p.114]
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    This game is awful. And also totally hilarious. [Feb 2004, p.120]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Instead of being boring, it's totally unbalanced and infuriating. [Jan 2004, p.142]
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If someone handed you a lightsaber, I bet you, like me, would want to rip a lot of things a new poopchute with it. Unfortunately, this isn&#146;t the Ginsu simulator I was hoping for. [Feb 2002, p.168]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 46 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If the nausea-inducing camera doesn't kill your patience, the wacky wall-running and platform-leaping sections will. [May 2005, p.125]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 56 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    An epic game. But like other grand-scale projects, say the movie "Waterworld" for example, it ends up spreading itself too thin for its own good. [Apr 2002, p.144]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    Trust me: The nostalgia is lost after you bash your hundredth battle droid or start getting creamed by the enemies' cheap gang-up-on-you tactics. [July 2005, p.116]
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