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
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An epic adventure that is among the best N64 games. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA4 is a traditional crime story through and through, with a script that rarely strays from its purpose, a pitch-perfect supporting cast, and an expert combination of in-game storytelling and crafted cut-scenes. [June 2008, p.80]
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    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    GTA4 is a traditional crime story through and through, with a script that rarely strays from its purpose, a pitch-perfect supporting cast, and an expert combination of in-game storytelling and crafted cut-scenes. [June 2008, p.80]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Where series like "Zelda" are starting to stagnate, Mario continues to innovate and impress. [Jan 2008, p.84]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Neversoft must have made a deal with the devil, because this series refuses to cool down. [Dec 2001, p.246]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    If "GoldenEye" is a bull's-eye, Perfect Dark hits somewhere in the lungs. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The visuals are untouchable, the gameplay is tight, and the mood is hauntingly captivating. It is simply mind-blowing on so many different levels. [Jan 2003, p.184]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    GTA3 gives you the freedom to do enough to fill 10 games. [Jan 2002, p.206]
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    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game has me totally mesmerized…[It] engages your intellect on a whole different level. [Jan 2002, p.224]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This is a beautiful-looking game. This is a beautiful-sounding game. And this is a beautifully designed game with a story and atmosphere that sticks with you long after you've emerged. [Oct 2007, p.96]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Truly classic, late '90s college dorm room staple, and Rare's finest moment. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    I don't care how sky-high your expectations are, RE4 will blow them away again and again. 2005's Game of the Year might have come out just 11 days into it. [March 2005, p.130]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The Orange Box is the greatest quantity of quality gaming ever...Even at $60, this box is value-priced to the point of philanthropy. [Dec 2007, p.124]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The spectacular sequel that confirmed the hatred gamers felt for Paul. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    From 30-foot-tall bosses down to the tiny embroidery on Ada's dress, the overall design and attention to detail is among the best in any game. Which really could be said for almost every aspect of RE4-don't miss this game.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    "[Expletive], the animation is incredible!" (Mark)... Wind Waker's core gameplay is the best the series has ever had. (Shane)... The world is so perfectly realized that everything just fits. (Gregg) [Apr 2003, p.122]
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    • 96 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The first installment in the best racing-game series of all time. [Jan 2004, p.188]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 96 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It’s infinitely more polished, more playable, more replayable, better-looking, and just plain fun to run around and play than most anything else out there. [Jan 2002, p.212]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Holy f***ing s***. (Sorry...I'm swearing a lot more now because of San Andreas.) I can't wrap my head around how much stuff is packed into this one disc. It's grand, it's ambitious, and funny as this may sound, it's legendary. [Dan Hsu]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    As big as "GTA3" is, Vice City dwarfs it in almost every way. (Greg) ... The graphical improvements are subtle but effective. (Che) ... An instant classic. (Milkman)[Dec 2002, p.204]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Yes, it's the most charming game I've ever played, and it's one of the most enjoyable. [Dec 2008, p.72]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    This game has taken over my entire life. [Sept 2001, p.142]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    From the huge gameplay twist early on, to taking down a giant walking tank, to way late in the game when you team up with certain...teammates, all the way to an end that'll leave you with the same breathless feeling you had when you first watched "The Empire Strikes Back"...moments like these turn a fun game into a monumental experience.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    "Four Swords" is the most fun I've ever had with a four-player GBA game. [Jan 2003, p.212]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Link's second N64 adventure is a little different, but that's why we love it. [Jan 2004, p.189]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Twilight Princess is a rarity: a game that spans 60 hours and never once feels boring. Between the immaculate gameplay, the devious puzzles, and the gripping story, it's simply the best Zelda ever. And that's saying a lot. [Jan 2007, p.56]
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    • 95 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Madden's gameplay amazes, but it's EA's delivery that throws the knockout punch. [Sept 2002, p.148]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 94 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Yet another outstanding FF sequel, this time with a return to its roots. [Jan 2004, p.188]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 94 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    The game's goals are so diverse, you can't help but come back for more, if only to see what outrageous challenges await you next. [Dec 2002, p.226]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 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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