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 5.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Gears of War 2
Lowest review score: 5 Ping Pals
Score distribution:
2305 game reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    A Zelda: Wind Waker–esque cartoony graphics style would have been perfect for Jack, who, now that he's 3D, looks kind of like Jay Leno or John Kerry what with his freakishly long chin. And the cut-scenes—often the only good part of a licensed game like this—are embarrassing. [May 2004, p.89]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It's a direct port of a 3-year-old Japanese Sega Dreamcast game, and, well...it shows. Try it if you're brave; you just might like it. [Aug 2003, p.118]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If you're a role-playing freak who hasn't given this series a shot, I'm comin' to take your nerd card. [Jan 2009, p.88]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's still quite a good game--I just wonder why it feels like a step back from the previous trology. [Jan 2009, p.69]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It's still quite a good game--I just wonder why it feels like a step back from the previous trology. [Jan 2009, p.69]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Underworld is an excursion worth taking for fans of low-impact, low-commitment adventuring; I just wanted more. [Jan 2009, p.71]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Kickoff does a great job of satiating my hunger for old-school videogame football--a yearning I didn't even know I had. [Dec 2008, p.84]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    L4D is one zombie apocalypse I completely and utterly embrace. [Jan 2009, p.84]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The outstanding music and the tension of pursuit make this a first-person experience like few others. [Dec 2008, p.65]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The outstanding music and the tension of pursuit make this a first-person experience like few others. [Dec 2008, p.65]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 79 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    This is one game that everyone should be playing long after it comes out, both online and off. [Dec 2008, p.83]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The campaign's quick-paced action and violent nature will entice any FPS fan. [Jan 2009, p.75]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Tearing into Gears 2 is a treat--this blood-soaked sequel offers a smorgasbord of sadistically entertaining content. [Dec 2008, p.78]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But EndWar's biggest flaw? Insane micromanagement. [Dec 2008, p.68]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    But EndWar's biggest flaw? Insane micromanagement. [Dec 2008, p.68]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 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]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 93 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Still, it's the kind of hugely ambitious game that doesn't come around very often. [Dec 2008, p.69]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    An improvement in every possible way over the original MotorStorm, this is what we all knew the original could be. [Dec 2008, p.76]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 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]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    Fable II is the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for folks who hated(and liked, too)the latter. [Dec 2008, p.80]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, despite the tedious travel periods, Far Cry 2 features some truly gorgeous environments, (mostly) satisfying combat, and a lengthy, entertaining campaign. [Dec 2008, p.66]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, despite the tedious travel periods, Far Cry 2 features some truly gorgeous environments, (mostly) satisfying combat, and a lengthy, entertaining campaign. [Dec 2008, p.66]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 63 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Wii Music's biggest downfall, oddly, is its music. [Dec 2008, p.64]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, Saints 2 evolves the genre with its character creator and the ability to play the entire game cooperatively online. [Dec 2008, p.74]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Still, Saints 2 evolves the genre with its character creator and the ability to play the entire game cooperatively online. [Dec 2008, p.74]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 89 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a fun, beautiful, and intense alien-zombie game wrapped around a mediocre sci-fi horror center. [Dec 2008, p.70]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 88 Metascore
    • 78 Critic Score
    It's a fun, beautiful, and intense alien-zombie game wrapped around a mediocre sci-fi horror center. [Dec 2008, p.70]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 70 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    While it doesn't top Silent Hill 2 or 3, I'll still be proud to add it to my collection. [Nov 2008, p.72]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 78 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, beneath that striking detail, Shake It! plays exactly like Wario Land 4(GBA). [Nov 2008, p.68]
    • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • 71 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    An ambitious--yet ultimately dissatisfying--effort. [Oct 2008, p.82]
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