- OS:Windows XP SP3/Vista/7
- Memory:2+ GB RAM
- Graphics:256+ MB
- Hard Drive:1+ GB HD space
- Graphics:512+ MB
Scrabble review. Word-lovers addiction of all time.
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Scrabble is a classic board game well-known and highly popular worldwide. The essence of the game - to compose words from alphabetic tiles and to score the most points. The player must have such skills as observation and knowledge of the language.
The computer version of the game was developed by Hasbro, in collaboration with EA. It resembles a classic scrabble game, so you will enjoy playing if you are a scrabble fan. You can play online with your friends or other people, or yourself offline.
Graphics — 4/5
Of course, such games as Scrabble are not meant to astonish players with superb graphics. Nevertheless, they have to be eye-pleasing and elegantly executed. In case of Scrabble, the design imitates usual game board, and it is made perfectly. Switch between Classic board, Modern board, and good old Legacy board in Settings menu. You can also choose from different tiles style. So the design is adjustable right for your needs.
Gameplay — 5/5
The essence of Scrabble in its digital version remains the same as a classical one. The goal is to create words from random letters given to you.
With built-in enhancements, you won't need to run to your bookshelf looking for the dictionary and thumbing through its sheets. The dictionary is already there. Type the word you intend to use to check its spelling and meaning. Sometimes your semantic intuition can help you enhance your active lexicon.
The built-in adviser will help you get through complications. It will rate your decision and tell you whether it is possible to get a higher score with a longer word. It is advisable to use it often as it helps you both improve your results and upgrade your lexicon.
There is also a small but useful tool called Shuffle. With its help, you will see the different possible combinations of letters. Use it with no limitations like you would with your real tiles.
There is also a mode called “Play with Friends.” It requires access to social services and lets you authorize with your Facebook account. Thus you get an opportunity to challenge with friends. The informal communication is also possible in this mode.
If no one of your friends is available for the game, then Random Opponent is what you need. The system will select a random opponent from Facebook Scrabble community or Origin users to play with. Anyway, all these features require Internet access. Even if you play in Single Play mode when you compete against an AI with adjustable intelligence level.
As you play, you get different achievements like start ten games, invite a friend, score a necessary sum, and get rewarded for them. All your victories and results can be shared through social media.
Controls — 4.5/5
Everything is simple as ABC with the game controls. All you can do in the game is dragging letters onto the game board. The how-to lesson you will find in the tutorial.
If you wish, you can change sounds and music volume in Settings, as well as edit your profile. That is all you need for playing, and there is nothing to adjust.
Replay Value — 5/5
Scrabble is the kind of game that needs your intellectual skills and helps to boost them while playing. Replay value will depend on your mood, on your opponent, on your lexicon base, and your wish to upgrade it. If you like it at all, you'll feel tired of it no sooner than you run out of words.
It is the Scrabble, that good old Scrabble which you can play wherever and whenever you want with any opponent possible. The game possibilities are almost unlimited as the number of words in the language.
EA Scrabble is an almost perfect digital realization of well-known and loved by everyone classic board game. Don't miss a chance to have fun and boost your vocabulary skills with this game.
Pros : Classical Scrabble rules and design
Social services integrated
Cons : Few languages available
Network required for most modes and advanced features
Replay Value 5.0