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 LittleBigPlanet
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2,305 game reviews
    • 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]
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    • 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]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Fantastic game, but who can forget the terrible intro and dialogue? [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Single-player's certainly the game's weakness, but the multiplayer excelence more than makes up for it. [Jan 2009, p.81]
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    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It takes sound football strategy and patience to be successful, so when you finally beat the game on All-Pro mode, you know you’ve accomplished something big. [Feb 2002, p.164]
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    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Crazy-wack dialogue aside, DMC is absolutely electrifying. Savor every hardcore bite. [Dec 2001, p.240]
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    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    From start to finish, Canvas is packed with beautiful graphics, awesome level designs, and compelling gameplay. Boss battles are cool and unique, and the minigames and bonus options are worth unlocking--really!
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's monotonous, mundane, and frightfully addictive - just the way I like 'em. [Jan 2004, p.132]
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Aside from the bitchin' new modes, Guitar Hero II is essentially the same game with new songs. [Dec. 2006, p.134]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Burnout Revenge is hard to rate. On almost every level, it's superior to Burnout 3, yet it lacks the impact of that game, which had so many pieces come together to create arguably the best arcade-racing experience ever.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's like playing witih explosive-laden Tonka trucks, with no mess to clean up afterwards. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Nearly every gameplay element seems finely tuned. [Dec 2001, p.244]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Visually, it’s a dead heat between the GameCube and PS2 versions, but both look fantastic, so who cares? [Jan 2002, p.202]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's amazing how well Bully nails a huge assortment of activities. Everything, from midway games to English class, is fun. [Dec. 2006, p.146]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Those realistic touches finally makes this the game we knew next-gen Madden could be, burying all memories of target-video snafus. [Oct 2007, p.90]
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    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Sega stuck to the fundamentals, such as great control, gameplay and graphics. The result: a baseball game that sucked me into the action right after the first pitch. [July 2002, p.124]
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    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's your plane's incredibly fluid feel that turbo boosts the fun here into the stratosphere. [Jan 2004, p.148]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    FFV Advance may seem the least of the trio, but don't be put off by its simple graphics or the fact that it's on the GBA--it's one of the series' best, and this is a better-than-perfect port. [Jan. 2007, p.111]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The first attempt to bring the Belmonts to 3D was, for its time, an excellent one. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The A.I. is even brainier than before (teams now put extra pressure on the goal when trailing and sit back with the ball when ahead), the shooting controls are less sensitive - a good thing - and the visuals are finally comparable to FIFA's.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What surprised me most, though, were the incredible, lush visuals. [Jan 2003, p.180]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Those realistic touches finally makes this the game we knew next-gen Madden could be, burying all memories of target-video snafus. [Oct 2007, p.90]
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    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A better game than "THUG", and in turn is the most finely polished extreme-sports game ever released...However, the degree to which it improved doesn't match the jump seen from "Tony 4" to "THUG", something fans should know before taking the plunge. [Dec 2004, p.144]
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    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    As much as I adore the gameplay, the story is by far the best reason to take this case. [Apr 2008, p.81]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's the expanded portfolio of vehicles and strategic subtleties and wealth of new commanding officer combos that really make this game sing... Result? Super-addictive strategy gaming. [Sept 2005, p.118]
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    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    For the second consecutive year, it leaves the competition slack-jawed and two steps behind with its finesse game. Aside from being the best looking of the latest hockey titles, it's also the most realistic. [Oct 2003, p.138]
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    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    It's monotonous, mundane, and frightfully addictive - just the way I like 'em. [Jan 2004, p.132]
    • 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
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    What makes this game such a wonderful and hellacious journey into the heart of warfare is its ability to let chaos reign. [May 2005, p.122]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The thing that really impresses me about Legends is the way the developers managed to translate the breakneck pace of "Burnout 3" to a handheld. [Nov 2005, p.154]
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