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Score Breakdown Based on 2260 ratings
  1. 10 (1502)
  2. 9 (542)
  3. 8 (130)
  4. 7 (36)
  5. 6 (13)
  6. 5 (7)
  7. 4 (5)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (6)
  10. 1 (17)

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  • User Rating:10

    Played this game about two years after it came out, it's the gold standard (or 10 scale) that I rate all other games by.

    There's really not much I can say... they haven't really invented the words to describe earthbound. With its abundance of crazy hippies, its diverse towns and cities, and the greatest unique party of allies ever, this g... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4

    SNES has some of the greatest RPGs around. This is one of them.

    You know what's funny? I've beaten this game about 4-5 times now and I still don't know how to pronounce Giygas. To the people who read this, look up in a Nintendo dictionary and find me the pronunciation, will ya? O... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    A decent RPG, even by today's standards.

    Most people know 'Ness' just as that guy from 'Super Smash Bros.' who can throw an assortment of psychic attacks at his enemies, but not many people know much about him other than that. As you may have guessed, Ness is ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.9

    The greatest game you have never played.

    1st off I don't like rpg's at all, I find them wierd and boring with lame repetitive fight scenes. I came across a copy of earthbound recently about a month ago, and the rest was history. The game from the get go leaves ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7

    "I love this game!" - says the guy who isn't an RPG gamer

    Seriously, I like video games. But I don't like/play RPGs. To me, they take too much time. I like fighting, action, and sports games. But the wildcard to me is weird, interesting games. When my friend lent me his copy of... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4

    a +10 to RPG addiction

    Although Zelda did much for my long term addiction into gaming, it was the release of Earthbound that got me eternally hooked. When this game first hit the shelves I was still messing around with Mega Man X or lame games... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    This has to be the greatest RPG ever created.

    Honestly in my opinion, this is the best RPG. Why? Well because the story line is amazing and it all builds up to a amazing ending. The music in this game is also amazing, it blends in great with the situation your in. T... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Earthbound review

    Earthbound is an RPG game released in 1995, detailing the adventure of a boy named Ness and his 3 best friends in an attempt to save the world from the evil alien Giygas, known as "The Universal Cosmic Destroyer". Th... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Earthbound lets loose a fury of funny and never slips up.

    Mother 1, the precursor to Mother 2, known as EarthBound outside of Japan, was sadly never released in North America or any other country other than Japan. The game was actually fully translated into English and even had... Read Full Review

    7 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    This is as of may 2004, the greatist game to ever be released in the United States. The gameplay is amazing with character progress, battle systems, unique characters, tons of items, amazing storyline, a there is plenty ... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful