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Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Nov 2, 2011
    70
    As a game, The Secret of the Unicorn sports a decent campaign and a great "secondary" mode; as a tie-in, it really captures the spirit of both the movie and the comics: the result is a good fix for the Tintin fans.
  2. Nov 3, 2011
    63
    If you can't get enough of Tintin and his friends and if you don't really have much experience with video games, it's worth considering. Keep the short play time in mind.
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    60
    Tintin is a tie-in platform that follows the adventures of the French journalist. The formula sits in a dangerous middle: platforming is complex even for the more experienced players, but the enemies don't have a well crafted AI, resulting in a mixed experience, not fully suitable neither for the younger players nor for the hardcore market.
  4. Nov 9, 2011
    65
    The Adventures of Tintin – The secret of the Unicorn is an average title, with a quite entertaining gameplay but some undeniable flaws, from its short main story to the excessive easiness. Still it's recommendable, providing a funny experience.
  5. Dec 15, 2011
    60
    The Adventures of Tintin is merely the sum of its parts; decent platforming, good music and a sizeable amount of gameplay don't ever quite gel into a satisfying whole. There's potential for a better game in here, but it'll have to wait until the inevitable sequel.
  6. Dec 7, 2011
    37
    The game chugs harder than Captain Haddock at a distillery. [Dec 2011, p.75]
  7. Oct 31, 2011
    40
    This 3DS version has the merit of offering more or less the same experience than the HD versions (minus the voice-overs, and a lesser visual prowess); but it also inherits its shortcomings. A repetitive gameplay, very short lifespan, and underwhelming action sequences.
  8. Jan 17, 2012
    70
    Ubisoft has done the unexpected, delivering an extremely solid movie tie-in with The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. This solid platform adventure on Nintendo 3DS proves to be great fun throughout, despite its brevity, with pleasing extras and a great two-player race element.

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