Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
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  1. netjak
    71
    The idea behind Elite Beat Agents is one of the best I've seen. The story is told with near-perfect timing, and the engine itself is solid. However, the song choice is incredibly spotty, and the multiplayer modes are a disappointment.
  2. The Americanized version has lost something in translation, but for those who don't know any better; Elite Beat Agents delivers a fresh portable gaming experience with far-reaching appeal.
  3. A one of a kind game that is original and fun.
  4. Edge Magazine
    70
    It's the music that's important here, and Elite Beat Agents delivers. [Jan 2007, p.86]
  5. Something always felt a little off when using the touch screen. I just don’t think this kind of touch interface is well suited to the rhythm game genre. After awhile I actually did start to enjoy myself a little, but Nintendo was never able to convince me that the game works well.

Awards & Rankings

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#4 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
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#10 Most Shared DS Game of 2006
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 128 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 128
  1. Sep 28, 2013
    7
    This was a very fun and quirky game, but unfortunately it was sometimes a bit finnicky with the controls, which made it very hard at someThis was a very fun and quirky game, but unfortunately it was sometimes a bit finnicky with the controls, which made it very hard at some points for a rhythm game that requires precision. Some of the songs were sub-par compared to the others, and a few would be rather dated now. I would still recommend picking up this game if you hadn't, as it's now easily found for just a couple bucks.
    Art: 8
    Music: 8
    Story: 7
    Gameplay: 7
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  2. FinnW.
    May 25, 2007
    1
    Ouendan was brilliant. This, somehow, is exactly the same game made completely dire.
  3. Jul 8, 2018
    8
    Me encanta la música, que es lo único del juego, es una obra maestra .