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 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2,305 game reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Online play, a much-improved franchise mode, and the integration of the ESPN license dot the i's in an already great series. [Dec 2002, p.204]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It might not look too hot, but F-Zero X is one hell of a racer. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 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]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The difficulty curve is perfect. Can't win a particular race? No problem. Take a practice run to look for shortcuts or shell out some prize money to upgrade your character, and you'll be right back on the road to snowboarding superstardom.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The technology works perfectly - spinning your GBA around feels utterly alien yet supremely fun. [Apr 2005, p.135]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It’s amazing that the now two-year-old engine is still kicking butt…Only if you don’t own a DC or a PS should you buy this. [Sept 2001, p.147]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the unexpected-surprise department comes Rayman 2, an outstanding platformer. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Blows the doors off anything that came before it. [Nov 2002, p.283]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Features unparalleled depth in terms of character customization and on-field tactical arrangment. Plus, FFTA doesn't drown in its own complexity and impenetrable plot. [Oct 2003, p.166]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's rare to find a racer that's so easy to pick up and play - and so immediately addictnig. It's not a serious sim, but you'll be too busy enjoying yourself to care. [July 2004, p.102]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Until the developers master the riddle of team A.I. (players here don't always respond properly in certain situations), work remains undone. Even so, this year's model is great.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like most games with "Mario" in the title, it's good stuff. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Massively addictive gameplay. Intricate move sets, responsive control, and creative characters (all three newcomers are keepers) make SC3 a tough beast to put down, especially once you and your buddies graduate to high-level play.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Tweaks to gameplay, visuals, and controls make this action-packed sequel a winner. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A necessary part of any adventure gamer’s balanced breakfast…Masterful storytelling and superb graphics. [Sept 2001, p.144]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There is so much to Golden Sun that I can't help but fall head over heels for it. Every aspect of the game is soaked through with quality. [Jan 2002, p.233]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    There has never been a computer opponent that is this cunning. It even plays smarter than most of my buddies, and perhaps more importantly, it doesn’t whine after a loss. [Dec 2001, p.250]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Top Spin's control is wonderfully simple... With an incredibly deep Career mode and online opponents, all that's missing from this glorious package is mixed doubles matches. [Dec 2003, p.228]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Take the time to savor Odin Sphere--they don't make too many like it anymore. [July 2007, p.92]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You won't find a better offroad racing simulation anywhere. [Jan 2003, p.194]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only is Future a great game, it's the best yet on PS3, arguably the best-looking game ever, and an absolute pinnacle of fun. [Dec 2007, p.112]
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    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A staggering sports sim worthy of praise, with spectacular graphics, depth, and gameplay. [Apr 2003, p.116]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A graphical powerhouse... My only gripe: Some levels are outrageously difficult. [Jan 2003, p.206]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's still one of the best platformers ever, now perfectly ported to GBA...a true classic. [Mar 2002, p.145]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From its lively outdoor backdrops to the striking architecture found in its cities and dungeons, this PS2 title will even please--at least visually--those with next-gen FF firmly on the brain. [Nov. 2006, p.126]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    As for total newcomers, welcome to what is, in my opinion, the most fun, fully 3D fighter on the market. [Sept 2008, p.76]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    As for total newcomers, welcome to what is, in my opinion, the most fun, fully 3D fighter on the market. [Sept 2008, p.76]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Square's first entry in the strategy-RPG genre. Uneven, but a classic. [Jan 2004, p.188]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An extremely popular anime-style role-playing game of epic proportions. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Representing this summer's European tourney, UEFA impresses in many ways: shimmering presentation, engaging game modes, and tweaks to problems that hurt "FIFA 08". [June 2008, p.78]
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