Brain Challenge DS

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
Buy On
  1. These minor quibbles never prevent the game from being fun, though.
  2. 70
    Brain Challenge is a polished and entertaining game that solidly achieves its objective of testing your cognitive abilities.
  3. AceGamez
    60
    It does everything its competitors do, plus a little more on the side, with a decent amount of polish and enough charm to keep those who want to coming back for more, day after day after day.
  4. It never feels more than throwaway fun. And while it never claimed to be anything to the contrary, its blatant copying of the Brain Training formula and the lack of innovation that results don't do it any favours.
  5. There are more than enough brainteasers to keep you unlocking new ones, but it's aesthetically sterile and only fun if you play it for a few mere minutes a day.

Awards & Rankings

#57 Most Discussed DS Game of 2008
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. PatrickR.
    Jan 30, 2008
    9
    A much preferred game over the Brain Age series due to depth and variety of challenges. Also, one can pick up Brain Challenge and tickle A much preferred game over the Brain Age series due to depth and variety of challenges. Also, one can pick up Brain Challenge and tickle their gray matter any time, unlike Brain Age which locks a puzzle out once it's been done for the day. I will however give the edge to the Brain Age digital host, Dr. Kawashima, over Brain Challenge's slightly creepy and zombie-like ones. Full Review »
  2. SteveM.
    Jan 23, 2008
    9
    This game might be more like an 8.8 than a 9, but I bought it for my girlfriend and she loves it. What I did play of it seems to be extremely This game might be more like an 8.8 than a 9, but I bought it for my girlfriend and she loves it. What I did play of it seems to be extremely addictive and actually totally fun. Whether you are learning anything or not, it's fun, and that's what games were designed for. Full Review »
  3. Tompo
    Jan 15, 2008
    10
    Good game, entertaining and rewarding, both on mobile and there.