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 Grand Theft Auto IV
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2,307 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    This is the best hoops game I've ever played. [Apr 2002, p.141]
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A graphical powerhouse... My only gripe: Some levels are outrageously difficult. [Jan 2003, p.206]
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's easily the best all-around basketball game on the market this year. [Dec 2002, p.250]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You won't find a better offroad racing simulation anywhere. [Jan 2003, p.194]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Voice chat makes this, by far, the best version of an already amazing experience. [July 2003, p.116]
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can't recommend this game enough. [Nov 2002, p.300]
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Still excellent despite the fact that its biggest innovation really amounts to an unnecessary step in the passing game. I'm more impressed by the little tweaks--precision passing, smart routes, the "truck stick" for those Jerome Bettis moments--that improve the overall experience.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite the difficulty, it's almost impossible to put Rogue Leader down, and that's the sign of a truly great game. [Dec 2001, p.258]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A thinking man's hoops game that looks (the lay-ups and fadeaways are sweet) and plays better than any other. [May 2002, p.112]
    • 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]
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most immersive NASCAR title ever on any console...The ultimate mix of speed, beauty, gameplay and worthwhile extras. [Nov 2002, p.306]
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Seriously, random villagers in this game have more character than major players in other RPGs, and certain moments are literally laugh-out-loud funny. [Dec 2004, p.168]
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Quotation forthcoming. [Sept 2005]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    DKR looks better than "Mario Kart," but it's a little too cutesy for us. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    As fun as the original Excitebike (8-bit Nintendo), and it even has a custom track editor. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • 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]
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    From the unexpected-surprise department comes Rayman 2, an outstanding platformer. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Like most games with "Mario" in the title, it's good stuff. [Jan 2004, p.189]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 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]
    • 79 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]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Parity's finally come to Madden multiplayer, though - the new difficulty-balancing feature works great, and it allows me to finally play competitive games against better players. [Sept 2008, p.80]