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 5.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2,305 game reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Add to that the experience and reward system, 16 maps out of the box, and the party system, and COD4 delivers a knockout one-two single and multiplayer shooter punch. [Holiday 2007, p.71]
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    • 93 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]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    08 is the best hockey game in years. [Oct 2007, p.87]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    One of the most wicked arcade-racing games I've ever played. [Nov 2002, p.284]
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    • 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]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The rock-solid gamelay has been tuned to perfection and no other game sweats the details like this. [Jan 2003, p.176]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    08 is the best hockey game in years. [Oct 2007, p.87]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 94 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Add to that the experience and reward system, 16 maps out of the box, and the party system, and COD4 delivers a knockout one-two single and multiplayer shooter punch. [Holiday 2007, p.71]
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    • 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]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 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]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    "Guitar Hero" is still the way to go for lone wolves, but if you have the space, the manpower, and the means($170), Rock Band unquestionably, unequivocally rocks. [Jan 2008, p.92]
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    • 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]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Lara Croft came and third-person 3D action-adventures haven't been the same since. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    No other game comes anywhere close to replicating what it feels like to lay down two streaks of rubber in a '69 GT40 when the green flag drops, or hit 200 mph on the back straight at Le Sarthe. There are few games that can draw you in so completely that you forget you're playing a game in the first place, and this is one of them.
    • 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]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This new portable Metal Gear installment finally gives us the tactical espionage action we expect from an MGS title...and a whole lot more. [Feb. 2007, p.98]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 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]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The final, and best reason to play SOCOM II: it's incredibly addictive online multiplayer game... The new maps rock like nobody's business, and deeper setup options (sniper rifles only, no explosives, that sort of thing), add even more variety. [Dec 2003, p.206]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 87 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    A huge selection of new minimissions allows for more time playing as famed series stud Solid Snake, and they further exploit "MGS2"'s strongest suit: the gameplay. [Apr 2003, p.111]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    "Guitar Hero" is still the way to go for lone wolves, but if you have the space, the manpower, and the means($170), Rock Band unquestionably, unequivocally rocks. [Jan 2008, p.92]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    This game bursts with one brilliant design decision after another - including a Gamebreaker power-up system that is, finally, perfect. [Mar 2007, p.86]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Almost every deviation X-2 takes from the established Final Fantasy norm has paid off. [Jan 2004, p.136]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A racer in the vein of "San Francisco Rush," with tons of shortcuts. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 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]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A very pretty reprise of the original Star Fox story, but with new stuff. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While "Live" has made great strides this year, 2K3 is so far ahead of the curve, it's astounding. [Dec 2002, p.236]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Great controls. Solid game design...Tony 3 has more personality, movies and creative stages than you know what to do with. [Apr 2002, p.146]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even though you get more varied action from a "Metal Gear Solid," what's here is so well designed, I remained jaw-dropped impressed from start to finish. [June 2003, p.126]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A remake of the original RPG on Sega CD with a metric ton of bonus material.
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