Electronic Gaming Monthly's Scores

  • Games
For 2,307 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 4.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2,307 game reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    Just too troubled to even bother renting. [May 2002, p.112]
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    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Critic Score
    It's the general gameplay that's busted. Picking up an object is needlessly complex, tricky jumps seem to require more luck than skill, the camera is craptacular, boss battles are tedious, the vehicle-based levels are a joke, and the actual fighting action is bland. [Dec 2004, p.150]
    • 63 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Besides 5-year-old girly-girls who like, love Britney, the banal set of revolving cominations and a suck-it-for-all-it's-got song list will send you surfing on a contagious yawn-wave. [August 2002, p.123]
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    • 44 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    The whole damn experience is like watching your dad perform Who Let the Dogs Out? – you want it out of your line of sight as quickly as possible. [Mar 2002, p.135]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Beyond merely bad - it's kind of depressing. [July 2005, p.119]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    It is simply a portable piece of ugliness that lacks humility, wit, or any entertainment value whatsoever. It is singularly unpleasant in the way it handles its subject matter, and it lacks the style or panache to carry its inadequacies with any dignity.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    If you can handle inelegant controls, graphics, and story, and a text-heavy menu system, this might hold some appeal. Otherwise, avoid it like lycanthropy. [July 2008, p.81]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 42 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    Combat is about as exciting as watching paint dry. [Aug 2001, p.112]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 52 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    [It] has gotten faster with all the fluidity of a broken transmission. [Jan 2002, p.216]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 45 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    On a system this powerful, nausea-inducing framerates should be a thing of the past. [Nov 2001, p.206]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 55 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    Playing Boomstick is more excruciating than having your sphincter sewn shut and being force-fed prunes. [Shawn, July 2003, p.118]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 51 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    The players look horrible in comparison to Madden and NFL 2K2, and they move more sluggishly than Oprah after brunch. [Feb 2002, p.154]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 34 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    The completely screwed-up camera, noticeable lack of sound effects, and gameplay bugs make it obvious no one working on this game cared about it - why should you? [Sept 2004, p.104]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 34 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    Sorry, B-Man, you went from hero to a big zero. [Sept. 2006, p.97]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 37 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    And the game's twist will excite only fans of backtracking, who, as far as I know, don't actually exist. [July 2007, p.83]
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    • 30 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    Mentally handicapped enemies, repetitive mission objectives, and some of the least-intentionally humorous dialogue ever. [July 2003, p.110]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If you want a taste of the gritty underground fight scene depicted in the movie "Fight Club," you'd be better off paying somebody 50 bucks to beat you to a bloody pulp than wasting money on this game. It's unpolished, unfinished, and just plain bad. [Holiday 2004, p.102]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Larry's surreal brand of dong-and-fart humor lost me somewhere between the fifth date-rape joke and the gay-bar sing-along...The meat of the game - the cheesy, lowbrow funny business - goes limp in mere minutes. [Dec 2004, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Mind-boggling travesty. [Jan 2002, p.231]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Larry's surreal brand of dong-and-fart humor lost me somewhere between the fifth date-rape joke and the gay-bar sing-along...The meat of the game - the cheesy, lowbrow funny business - goes limp in mere minutes. [Dec 2004, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If you want a taste of the gritty underground fight scene depicted in the movie "Fight Club," you'd be better off paying somebody 50 bucks to beat you to a bloody pulp than wasting money on this game. It's unpolished, unfinished, and just plain bad. [Holiday 2004, p.102]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Too frustrating to be fun. [June 2002, p.114]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    Fantastically unfun. [July 2005, p.118]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 38 Metascore
    • 22 Critic Score
    It's one of the worst games I've ever played. [July 2002, p.128]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 22 Critic Score
    It's pure boredom harnessed in cartridge form. [Feb 2004, p.128]
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Aside from porn stars, no one likes sloppy seconds. But that’s what Majesco is shamelessly serving up with this effortless rehash. [Feb 2002, p.158]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    While the fanciful racetracks are cute, they don't redeem the atrocious racing and so-bad-it's-good-oh-wait-it's-just-bad dialogue. [Dec 2004, p.170]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 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
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Combine this lame gameplay with gaudy graphics, wretched acting and a mercifully short quest, and you've got one of the worst Xbox titles to date. [Oct 2002, p.204]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Shrek is full of dull, poorly constructed rip-offs that get recycled several times. You'll be utterly bored after a few minutes with these creepy diversions. [Feb 2003, p.158]
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