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 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2,307 game reviews
    • 30 Metascore
    • 27 Critic Score
    Mentally handicapped enemies, repetitive mission objectives, and some of the least-intentionally humorous dialogue ever. [July 2003, p.110]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If you want a taste of the gritty underground fight scene depicted in the movie "Fight Club," you'd be better off paying somebody 50 bucks to beat you to a bloody pulp than wasting money on this game. It's unpolished, unfinished, and just plain bad. [Holiday 2004, p.102]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Larry's surreal brand of dong-and-fart humor lost me somewhere between the fifth date-rape joke and the gay-bar sing-along...The meat of the game - the cheesy, lowbrow funny business - goes limp in mere minutes. [Dec 2004, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Mind-boggling travesty. [Jan 2002, p.231]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Larry's surreal brand of dong-and-fart humor lost me somewhere between the fifth date-rape joke and the gay-bar sing-along...The meat of the game - the cheesy, lowbrow funny business - goes limp in mere minutes. [Dec 2004, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    If you want a taste of the gritty underground fight scene depicted in the movie "Fight Club," you'd be better off paying somebody 50 bucks to beat you to a bloody pulp than wasting money on this game. It's unpolished, unfinished, and just plain bad. [Holiday 2004, p.102]
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Too frustrating to be fun. [June 2002, p.114]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 43 Metascore
    • 23 Critic Score
    Fantastically unfun. [July 2005, p.118]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 38 Metascore
    • 22 Critic Score
    It's one of the worst games I've ever played. [July 2002, p.128]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 22 Critic Score
    It's pure boredom harnessed in cartridge form. [Feb 2004, p.128]
    • 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
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    While the fanciful racetracks are cute, they don't redeem the atrocious racing and so-bad-it's-good-oh-wait-it's-just-bad dialogue. [Dec 2004, p.170]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Regis’s few spunky chime-ins will severely disappoint his extremist fans, as well as nauseate everyone else with how much they sound like assembly-line verbal by-product. [Sept 2001, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Combine this lame gameplay with gaudy graphics, wretched acting and a mercifully short quest, and you've got one of the worst Xbox titles to date. [Oct 2002, p.204]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 33 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Shrek is full of dull, poorly constructed rip-offs that get recycled several times. You'll be utterly bored after a few minutes with these creepy diversions. [Feb 2003, p.158]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    One of the worst looking games to come out this year. [Feb 2006, p.110]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 25 Metascore
    • 18 Critic Score
    The graphics are a mess, the special moves are unresponsive, the animation is less fluid than a flip book, and the combat lacks strategic incentive. [June 2003, p.114]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 22 Metascore
    • 17 Critic Score
    It'd be a bit better with a saner control scheme, but as it is, Drake is an exercise in frustration and repeated death. [Jan 2004, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 64 Metascore
    • 17 Critic Score
    We’re talking gameplay that swings wildly from being overly simplistic (with brain teasers that couldn’t tease a 1-year-old) to being frustratingly directionless and unintuitive. [Sept 2001, p.145]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 41 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    The only button you really need to know about is on the back of your console and it's pretty much impossible to press it too soon. [Feb 2004, p.114]
    • 29 Metascore
    • 15 Critic Score
    I think this is the most unplayable game I've ever encountered... and I've played some real crap. [June 2003, p.112]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 48 Metascore
    • 8 Critic Score
    Or, if you're a life-hating masochist, you can waste $40 on The Guy Game, spend countless hours answering dumb trivia questions - and guessing if vapid skanks can answer dumb trivia questions (usually not) - and then...maybe see breasts. [Nov 2004, p.128]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 47 Metascore
    • 8 Critic Score
    Or, if you're a life-hating masochist, you can waste $40 on The Guy Game, spend countless hours answering dumb trivia questions - and guessing if vapid skanks can answer dumb trivia questions (usually not) - and then...maybe see breasts. [Nov 2004, p.128]
    • 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
    • 28 Metascore
    • 5 Critic Score
    An abysmal failure. [Jan 2005, p.143]
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