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 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War 2
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2305 game reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Offers less gameplay than the first and lacks the ingenuity and novelty. [Feb 2002, p.154]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    If you can stay on your bike long enough to appreciate it, MGP2’s excellent weather effects and pervasive sense of speed will immerse you in its cutthroat reality. [Mar 2002, p.138]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Controlling three characters simultaneously is a breeze, and the complex combo system makes trouncing enemies fun. [Feb 2002, p.156]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 61 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    NC is too shallow to be an RPG and too complicated to be a quick-fix good time...highly repetitive. [Mar 2002, p.144]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While this hectic pace isn't realistic, it does make your palms sweat. [Apr 2002, p.143]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Although ZF does a great job of sucking you into a world of squad-based heavy metal warfare, I can’t recommend it to anyone but hardcore Gundam fans. [Feb 2002, p.154]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The game boasts some delightful hi-resolution 1080 Snowboarding on-crack graphics, and a fantastic create-a-player mode. [Mar 2002, p.139]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Another cool feature is the adrenaline button, which lets you control the intensity of your special moves and dunks. [Mar 2002, p.140]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The 2K2 [computer opponents], however, can light it up with more ferocity than a pit bull at a beef jerky convention. [Mar 2002, p.138]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The great A.I. and lightning-fast game speed pulls off an uncommon balance of realistic football with an arcade edge. [Mar 2002, p.144]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Where’s the freaking Dynasty mode? [Mar 2002, p.138]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
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    It’s the first shooter I’ve played that’s demanded not just my reflexes, but also my intuition. A trip worth taking. [Feb 2002, p.156]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 44 Metascore
    • 28 Critic Score
    The whole damn experience is like watching your dad perform Who Let the Dogs Out? – you want it out of your line of sight as quickly as possible. [Mar 2002, p.135]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Repetitive mission-based gameplay risks players preemptively abandoning ship. [Mar 2002, p.142]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Lamentably, this FFT doppelganger actually reminds me more of Tactics Ogre, and that’s a stop back for the genre. [Feb 2002, p.168]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Edging out its PS2 brother with enhanced graphics and a new mini-scenario, SH2:RD is the definitive version of Konami’s foggy frightfest. [Jan 2002, p.230]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    All Wizardry really has to offer is a lengthy maze. You're going to be trudging through the labyrinth 'till your hair turns gray. [Feb 2002, p.158]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 58 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    If someone handed you a lightsaber, I bet you, like me, would want to rip a lot of things a new poopchute with it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the Ginsu simulator I was hoping for. [Feb 2002, p.168]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 39 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Should be plenty fun for the very young ones in your family. [Mar 2002, p.141]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Bursting with an ingenuity cure for jaded RPG gamers, JC2 inspires the sleeping role-play addict to awaken. [Feb 2002, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 92 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    All those glorious graphics are just gravy, as the lovable characters and compelling story provide the true heart of FFX. [Feb 2002, p.150]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    You'll still have to deal with irritating load times and janky collision detection problems (it's easy to get your car stuck on objects and buildings). [Mar 2002, p.141]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 53 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    When it comes to graphics, it still almost looks like an N64 game…It’s worth renting QB Club 2002 just to play these mini-games. [Mar 2002, p.141]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Overall, BoF exemplifies hand-held role-playing done right. [Dec 2001, p.264]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 7 Critic Score
    If a circus train wreck was ever more accurately embodied in digital format, I haven't seen it...It's a steaming pile of bloody dog krap. [Mar 2002, p.146]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    After the novelty wars off, the gameplay can get monotonous. [Feb 2002, p.166]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 73 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The game's "Judgement Ring" is the best solution yet for adding timing to RPG battles. [Feb 2002, p.156]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Aside from porn stars, no one likes sloppy seconds. But that’s what Majesco is shamelessly serving up with this effortless rehash. [Feb 2002, p.158]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Once Bullet Time’s novelty wears off, you’re left with a repetitive shooter, blasting the same species of enemy over and over. [Feb 2002, p.158]
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