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Average Player Score Based on 18522 ratings
8.6
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Score Breakdown Based on 18522 ratings
  1. 10 (5080)
  2. 9 (7329)
  3. 8 (4488)
  4. 7 (925)
  5. 6 (227)
  6. 5 (120)
  7. 4 (45)
  8. 3 (43)
  9. 2 (43)
  10. 1 (222)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:8.5

    Same old but good old.

    The Pokemon series has always did and sold well. This one is no exception. Pokemon Emerald is actually a upgrade of ruby and sapphire rather than being a totally new game. The game have almost enough upgrades to ensure a... Read Full Review

    15 of 17 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald Version

  • Review Score:10

    Pokemon Ruby is the action packed handheld RPG you need to play.

    Pokemon has expanded since 1995, and since then, it's been 2nd to Mario as the most popular. Actually, it's doing better then Mario commercially, since Mario came on consoles in 1985, but Pokemon came 10 years later. ... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.4

    This game can only be improved on in tiny little ways. Its nearly perfect. Its graphics are nice for the GBA, its sound is pretty good, lots of Pokemon to catch *I'v got 57 captured as of now, i need to get up to 200*, l... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.8

    Not quite what I hoped for, but not bad!

    Pokemon has been a long running franchise, ever since its release of Red and Blue on the gameboy. Ever since then, I've had my hands on every pokemon game that GameFreak happens to come out with. With the release of Poke... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.4

    Great

    Pokemon Ruby version is a wonderful addition to the pokemon universe. There are many more pokemon, around 200, and also many many of the originals that appear in this game. You start out in the region of Hoenn, and trave... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    This is the best pokemon game ever, probably as far as pokemon games will get.

    Pokemon Ruby is the best GBA pokemon game ever. Not just because of its singular graphics, sound, and gameplay but because of its solid storyline and never-boring sequence. You want a pokemon that's really worth your mon... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    The most stragetive game of all GBA games. Bring it on!

    Pokémon Ruby is a game you have to think about when you fight with it, and it's not only fight pokémon but resolve a problem. Pokémon Ruby is 1 of the most sold games of GBA because of his graphics and the storyline. Bu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    The Pokemon Series goes way back, this is the newest game in a long time, and is exceptionally more challenging.

    Pokemon: Ruby Version is the newest Pokemon game in a long time, and the graphics show it. This release is the first Pokemon game to be released on the GameBoy Advanced, along with its Sapphire Version sibling. Most of ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5

    The 3rd generation of Pokemon sets out what it is meant to do

    Pokemon has always been a huge success,and let again here's another excellent Pokemon game,based on Hoenn, the 3rd generation of Pokemon. Gameplay:In this game you can play as a boy or girl so it is fair,because in pr... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    Another just improved pokemon game.

    This is another game just like the other pokemon games, but it doesn't mean that is boring; is another great pokemon game. The problem is that you won't find anything really new (but the two on two battle system). Anywa... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    fun but gets boring

    The Ruby version is just like the saphire version except different pokemon can be found like always. there are lots of new pokemon to collect and level up. if you played the previous versions then you'd probably enjoy th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful