Build-A-Bear Workshop DS

Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
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  1. 85
    Another fantastic offering from the Game Factory and one that parents won't want to miss. Be it for a girl or boy, the title has something to offer everyone and doesn't get old as quickly as most games geared for the juvenile set. There is always something to unlock or something to do with your furry friend.
  2. 80
    Build-A-Bear Workshop is a unique and innovative title that executes what it sets out to do marvelously. The interface is simple yet intuitive, the visuals are bright and appealing, and the premise is simply too cute for words. If you have a young one who loves the idea of creating their own fuzzy friend there is no reason to pass this one up.
  3. Although not exactly a gaming masterpiece, Build-A-Bear Workshop does exactly what it sets out to do, make for a simple enjoyable experience for the young people in your life.
  4. 75
    For young children, this will be a whole lot of fun and will be greatly enjoyed. Letting kids create their own virtual Teddy Bear and customizing it to their own style will really bring a smile to a young child's face.
  5. The first downfall of Build-a-Bear Workshop is that there's no spoken instructions.
  6. While the easiness of the mini-games and the theme may be more geared towards younger gamers, Build-A-Bear is a surprisingly fun virtual pet game that will appeal to the six and under demographic.
  7. Just right for little girls, but not for anyone else.
  8. Build a Bear Workshop captures the magic of actually building the bear, but after that the game mostly falls flat.
  9. There is a slight cuteness factor in Build-a-Bear Workshop, but it doesn't approach what kids would get out of a trip to the store.
  10. Nintendo Gamer
    50
    It's a rather cute create-a-friend-to-play-minigames-with cart, sadly it's just a little short on the games. [June 2008, p.71]
  11. Build-A-Bear is a fantastic idea, but that idea best left in the real world. This virtual version of it is a wasted effort.
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. LillianM.
    Feb 15, 2008
    10
    This is the best game for kids to play. The people who don't like this game are idiots. This game has even more better things than the This is the best game for kids to play. The people who don't like this game are idiots. This game has even more better things than the store. You will love this game and if you don't you're a idiot. Got it?! Full Review »