• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2006
Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. 40
    Alex Rider: Stormbreaker for the Nintendo DS had the potential of being a younger-skewing Tomb Raider design, but it looks like an ambitious design was cut down before it could reach its potential.
  2. Sadly, with all the game’s flaws I wouldn’t consider even mentioning this game to fans of the book or the movie.
  3. There are a lot of good ideas in Alex Rider: Stormbreaker, but the main game is too clumsy for us to recommend it.
  4. Lackluster design elements (poor textures, collision issues), repetitive gameplay, and tacked-on concepts all equate to one spy adventure best left classified.
  5. Cool gadgets don't excuse the fact that most of this game is bland and repetitive stuff. [Sept 2006, p.68]
  6. If Stormbreaker came out about 15-20 years ago it might actually be considered a mediocre game. As it is, it ranks very highly on my list of 'worst games ever played.'
  7. But the basic gameplay is flawed in every way, especially during the unresponsive fight sequences. [Oct. 2006, p.92]
  8. 70
    The game mechanics really do show infinite promise, and even with this first attempt there is some dumb fun to be had – except it takes no more than five hours to complete the game 100%. Yes it is simple, short, easy, shallow and a movie tie-in. But I enjoyed it.
  9. A solid action game for the Nintendo DS. Even if you're not a fan of the film you will have fun running around beating up dudes, sneaking around, and various other espionage type activities.
  10. A superlative use of the DS's capacity. Kids who like the movie are bound to love it, but the movie license may turn off gamers who would otherwise enjoy it.
  11. In the hands of some more creativity (and maybe less time constrictions that most movie-based video games have), this could have been something worth a second look. As it is, this game should be judo-chopped immediately to the bargain bin.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 26, 2015
    4
    This game makes me sad, As its based of the OK movie that was spawned by an amazing book series that generations of kids enjoy.
    For one the
    This game makes me sad, As its based of the OK movie that was spawned by an amazing book series that generations of kids enjoy.
    For one the game is short and repetitive with minigames that try to prolong the games play time.
    Second the graphics are appalling even for the DS.
    On a brighter note It bares some relevance to the Books and games but they are to simplified to be enjoyed I rate it 4/10
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  2. Emem22
    Jan 11, 2007
    8
    This game was easy, and it did only take 5 hours os so to complete but it was very enjoyable and kept me playing until i completed it. Nice This game was easy, and it did only take 5 hours os so to complete but it was very enjoyable and kept me playing until i completed it. Nice work, next time lets have a little bit longer though. Kids will love it. Full Review »