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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2305 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I like that in 06's franchise mode each NHL team has its own objectives - be the Wings and anything short of Canada's Holy Grail is a disappointment. [Oct 2005, p.114]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Aside from the high-shine gloss, though, a few extra pursuers in the cop chases are about all that differentiates this version from the current-gen game. My main beefs--the repetitive race events and not-very-challenging cop chases (especially earlier in the game)--are still here.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you've played one sci-fi shooter, you've played 'em all. Nothing echoes this sentiment quite like Pariah, a story-driven shooter that never really comes together as a satisfying package. [June 2005, p.104]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I find the core game to be a lot of thumb-flattening fun--it's just no "Top Spin 2." [Apr 2007, p.84]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    What's great about Wright is that, unlike most other games, it really gets you thinking critically, and not just within the rules of the game. [Nov 2005, p.160]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    3D fighters didn't feature amputations before this inspired samu-riot. [Jan 2004, p.188]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    This game is hellaciously hard. So much so that I can't even think of the words to describe how difficult Shinobi becomes halfway through. [Dec 2002, p.220]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Daxter isn't the best platformer you'll ever play, but on a system where the genre is so often done poorly, it manages to stand out. Definitely worth a play, whether you're a fan of the series or not.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Marble mania ought to be the final test for any aspiring surgeon due to its requirement for a steady hand and a high level of patience. [Apr 2007, p.79]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The camera doesn't swing around fast enough after a change of possession, causing some turnovers and missed fast-break opportunities. Plus, the dynasty mode, slam-dunk contest, and three-point shoot-out have all basically gone untouched.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As anyone who's played "Darkstalkers" on the handheld can attest to, the PSP's stock D-pad simply isn't up to the task of a 2D fighting game with all its traditional "fireball" and "dragon punch" motions. [Mar 2006, p.113]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    But in the end, Rabbids feels more like a Wii-mote demo than a full game--not enough flesh on the bone. [Jan. 2007, p.66]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Too much force and not enough finesse - that's the problem with EA's puck offering. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for getting' physical, but not when it comes at the cost of disrupting the natural flow of hockey. [Oct 2003, p.138]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    You have to give credit to the brilliant blockhead who forced this awesome yet fundamentally bizarro idea on LucasArts. [Oct. 2006, p.111]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I like that in 06's franchise mode each NHL team has its own objectives - be the Wings and anything short of Canada's Holy Grail is a disappointment. [Oct 2005, p.114]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Sleek graphics and a fast start can't mask what's an entertaining but ultimately disposable diversion. [Feb. 2007, p.90]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Gritty and unforgiving, Max will make your Game Boy bleed fun - if you can stand the pain. [Feb 2004, p.129]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Too much force and not enough finesse - that's the problem with EA's puck offering. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for getting' physical, but not when it comes at the cost of disrupting the natural flow of hockey. [Oct 2003, p.138]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Abbyss defaults to basic roleplaying conventions too often to be unique, but it's hard to hate this well-rounded, classic RPG. [Dec. 2006, p.142]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 92 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    I never had so much fun NOT playing a game. You see, whether you share one GBA or link several up, you don't get to do anything when it's not your turn. [Oct 2001, p.156]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Rogue Trooper, I thank you for the important lesson you've taught me about judging a game by its cover art: That's now onlt accurate 99% of the time. [June 2006, p.111]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's "Pong" on steroids, with lifelike graphics, technically deep controls, and awesome sound effects - I love hearing my player's feed shuffle on the court and that satisfying thwop of a well-hit ball. [Nov 2005, p.154]
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    As for Tiger's mechanics, arthritics beware. If my backswing was jittery, I swung before I intended to--which is frustrating, as the maddening result is a dink instead of a dive. [Apr 2007, p.83]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The camera doesn't swing around fast enough after a change of possession, causing some turnovers and missed fast-break opportunities. Plus, the dynasty mode, slam-dunk contest, and three-point shoot-out have all basically gone untouched.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    It's not really a title to play for extended periods but instead something to dip into for five minutes at a time. [Nov 2007, p.112]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The tactical elements are simple and elegantly implemented, and despite being shockingly linear, it's a beautifully paced experience that provides some genuinely exciting battles. [May 2005, p.134]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    While the fantastic Worms formula stays intact here, it becomes infinitely more difficult to gauge distances, wind, and all that in 3D. For that reason alone, I can't recommend this one over its 2D predecessors. [Apr 2004, p.116]
    • 65 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Why must Neo Contra be so short? I want to see more giant plant-things with baby heads and talking dogs wearing Kaiser helmets. [Holiday 2004, p.117]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Only the not-as-awesome-as-they-could-have-been graphics stump this patched-up Stuntman. [Sept 2007, p.88]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    The character art is so good, I forgot about the graphics. More importantly, the gameplay is gripping. [Holiday 2004, p.126]