Metascore
22

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 13 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    20
    "The Game" feels pretty artificial.
  2. Where "The Game" botches its "Game" plan, though, is in writing punch lines that are much too broad, and in casting men who are more convincing in their roles and relationships than the women.
  3. "The Game" lacks the relationships that made "Girlfriends" a qualified UPN hit and the comedy to make it much of anything for The CW.
  4. 10
    This new CW series cranks out brash jokes that evaporate upon hitting the air, winds them into situations where women submit to their men, and leaves no aftertaste when it's gone. It's on TV, but it's never truly on.
  5. 37
    It just isn't funny. At all. Ever.
  6. "The Game" commits all the sins you can imagine in a poorly conceived sitcom. It goes for laughs and sap, the world's most dangerous and noxious combination. It's also not funny, believable, interesting or... inspired.
  7. 40
    Mowry herself is charming and capable, and Wendy Raquel Robinson has some fine moments as the mother-manager, but it’s clear that “The Game” is to be played on the surface of these potentially interesting lives.
  8. 10
    A hollow imitation of a sitcom.
  9. The network may have a new name, but it's presenting the same old desperate, low-budget foolishness.
  10. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    10
    A groaner from beginning to end.
  11. Despite the lethargic story and jokes that rarely elicit more than polite chuckles from the studio audience, "Game" is not without potential.
  12. Unfortunately, it doesn't come close to matching [Girlfriends'] appeal.
  13. 25
    "The Game" is such a predictable drag, it's hard to keep your eyes on it. It's like watching traffic or a catnap or a Bunsen burner.
  14. A light-as-a-feather new sitcom.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 103 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 75
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 75
  3. Negative: 5 out of 75
  1. AudiamJ
    Dec 11, 2006
    1
    This show is not interesting or funny. I think this show should be cancled. CW is off to a bad start with this show because it's garbage.
  2. Jan 23, 2012
    10
    amazing show! so happy they brought it back. it has romance drama and comedy , you eventually get attached to the characters.. i can watch it over and over again all day long! Full Review »
  3. DarnayL
    Sep 8, 2009
    10
    I love this show.OMG! it's the only show that i can watch re runs of over and over. I can relate, and hey we don't have too many black shows to watch as it is. BRING THIS SHOW BACK PLEASE, if not the station that it's already on then BET do something quick please. Full Review »