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 4.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War 2
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2,307 game reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    08 is the best hockey game in years. [Oct 2007, p.87]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Lara Croft came and third-person 3D action-adventures haven't been the same since. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A strategy role-playing game where the timing and placement of attacks means everything. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    As expected, the control is perfect. Samus' myriad movies activate with precision and ease - all games should feel this good. [Jan 2003, p.214]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the freshest, most lovingly crafted side-scrollers that still plays well to this day. [Dec 2002, p.272]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It's very different from anything out there. I've never seen a game as frenetic, fast-paced, or absolutely hilarious as this. [June 2003, p.132]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    You can't ignore Zero Mission's artful graphics, haunting soundtrack, and brilliantly balanced gameplay. This is a must-have for all GBA owners. [March 2004, p.128]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The frame rate has also been improved upon over NHL 2002 on the PS2, and runs as smooth as Michael Jordan’s newly shaved head.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Going from mouse and keyboard to gamepad is always a hairy transition, but developer Valve did it perfectly--HL2 controls extremely well with the Xbox pad.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    EA's improved everything in this game, from graphics to putting to new arcade modes that help pass the time. There's just no better golf game out there. [Oct 2003, p.136]
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The speed is staggering, and the smashes spectacular...Burnout 3 blows the doors off its predecessors with bliteringly fast online play, a massive single-player mode lousy with unlockables, and all the right gameplay tweaks. [Oct 2004, p.100]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    [Chris]: Madden just plays better than "ESPN." There. I said it. [Bryan]: No, Chris - It plays a LOT better. And and I'm not just talking about the improved defensive play (especially in the secondary) and, with a quick tap on the new Hit Stick, the bone-jarring tackles. It's how Madden replicates the style of play of actual NFL squads. [Sept 2004, p.94]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The option to equalize the stats of both teams in an online contest stands out as particularly brilliant. Not that most of it isn't already brilliant. Because it is. [Aug 2004, p.100]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    But the move to Xbox feels like more of a formality-you don't really notice the slightly nicer environments, and if ever a game didn't need custom soundtracks, this is the one.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Thankfully, EA has addressed my biggest complaint with last year's addition of NCAA: the visuals. Everything has been touched up. [Aug 2005, p.111]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Sounds stupid, I know. But once you start playing, you won't be able to stop. [Oct 2002, p.196]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Not only do the backgrounds look amazing, but their realism combined with the confining effects of fixed camera angles makes this the scariest RE of all. [June 2002, p.116]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    An absolutely phenomenal experience... GameCube desperately needed a title like this. [Feb 2003, p.151]
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    EA's improved everything in this game, from graphics to putting to new arcade modes that help pass the time. There's just no better golf game out there. [Oct 2003, p.136]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    [Chris]: Madden just plays better than "ESPN." There. I said it. [Bryan]: No, Chris - It plays a LOT better. And and I'm not just talking about the improved defensive play (especially in the secondary) and, with a quick tap on the new Hit Stick, the bone-jarring tackles. It's how Madden replicates the style of play of actual NFL squads. [Sept 2004, p.94]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The option to equalize the stats of both teams in an online contest stands out as particularly brilliant. Not that most of it isn't already brilliant. Because it is. [Aug 2004, p.100]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Based on the classic "Tetris Attack," Pokemon Puzzle League is a highly addictive substance. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An improvement in every possible way over the original MotorStorm, this is what we all knew the original could be. [Dec 2008, p.76]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A racer in the vein of "San Francisco Rush," with tons of shortcuts. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A very pretty reprise of the original Star Fox story, but with new stuff. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You really can’t go wrong with this finale to a LucasArts legacy, so be sure not to miss the boat. [Aug 2001, p.111]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you compare HH to the rest of this year's baseball crop, there's no contest:... High Heat triumphs by focusing squarely on gameplay. [Apr 2003, p.111]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A necessary part of any adventure gamer’s balanced breakfast…Masterful storytelling and superb graphics. [Sept 2001, p.144]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I was utterly addicted the moment I started playing Hitman 2. [Dec 2002, p.204]