Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. May 23, 2011
    85
    It's the best game on the 3DS I've ever played and the mix of LEGO and Pirates of the Caribbean, the gameplay, the atmosphere and the story is nearly perfect. If you like Pirates of the Caribbean, then this one is a no-brainer.
  2. May 27, 2011
    80
    This is a fun and well-built adventure which knows how to use the 3D effect. A good start for licensed games on the system, providing a very enjoyable experience, although with no multiplayer.
  3. May 11, 2011
    80
    The 3D really is a big addition in this case, as well, allowing you to see environments more clearly and complete jumps that would otherwise be much more difficult. And with the small number of 3DS games on the market right now, you could certainly do worse than LEGO Pirates.
  4. A nice take on the Pirates films, but it's too simplistic for seasoned gamers.
  5. Jul 13, 2011
    75
    Lego Pirates of the Caribbean on the 3DS does a solid job of showcasing how fun Lego games can be.
  6. Jul 13, 2011
    75
    There's nothing in here that transforms the LEGO experience for the better or worse, but it may be the best Pirates of the Caribbean game produced thus far.
  7. 75
    A fun, if incredibly easy, single-player action game for the Nintendo 3DS which actually makes good use of the 3D. If you are looking for a fun diversion on your new handheld, it's a game that may very well fit the bill.
  8. Jun 13, 2011
    70
    Repetitive, well-worn gameplay. [June 2011, p.62]
  9. May 24, 2011
    70
    Whilst LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game has some fantastic ideas included that help make it appeal to all audiences, at the same time there is far too much retreading of old ground during the adventure and the overall challenge is considerably lacking, thus relegating this to a 'rent first' type of game.
  10. May 23, 2011
    70
    I fully realize this is for the younger gamer that enjoys more collection/customization, but I expected just a bit more action in this game like I experienced in the console versions. The modifications and cuts from the bigger console versions really made a difference, as there is just a bit more 'dull' in the 3DS version. It's still fun, but not as fun as it could be.
  11. May 20, 2011
    70
    An enjoyable addition to the series and a fun experience. The level design and lack of difficulty make this particularly suitable for less experienced or casual gamers while potentially disenchanting seasoned players.
  12. May 16, 2011
    70
    As far as film tie-ins go, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is easily one of the better ones, but it's doesn't compare so well to the other Lego tie-ins.
  13. 60
    In general, this portable version of Pirates of the Caribbean is a good game, full of memorable moments for those who know the movies, with even some references loaded with humor. Although it has plenty of incentive to prolong the game, the adventure is too short, and essentially devoid of challenge.
  14. Jun 1, 2011
    60
    As expected, it's a fun game for children, but the problem is that the formula begins to show its age and the experience is too limited.
  15. May 11, 2011
    60
    Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is cute, colorful, and boring.
  16. May 23, 2011
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 26, 2011
    8
    The game is actually pretty good, a noticeable improvement in graphics, gameplay, and sound over Lego Star Wars III, which I also own. LookingThe game is actually pretty good, a noticeable improvement in graphics, gameplay, and sound over Lego Star Wars III, which I also own. Looking forward to Harry Potter on the 3DS this fall! Full Review »
  2. May 17, 2011
    8
    Seriously, one of the most surprising games on the 3DS. Also surprising, how good the subtle 3D works. It makes the graphics look better thanSeriously, one of the most surprising games on the 3DS. Also surprising, how good the subtle 3D works. It makes the graphics look better than PS2 and even the gameplay is just as smooth. It's very easy though when it comes to combat, but this isn't a hack n slash, it's about exploration, and the free play sure as all lets you do that. If youre into exploration in platformers, get this game. Only negative being that it's very easy. Full Review »
  3. May 14, 2011
    7
    I never thought Iâ