Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 65
    Code Lyoko is great for fans of the show, since the stories are taken right from it, but for everyone else that isn't familiar with the cartoon it may not be wise for them to virtualize.
  2. Younger fans of the show will likely enjoy watching the story gradually unfold as they constantly use the characters' superpowers to fight monsters in Lyoko's virtual world. However, the game's sluggish pace, repetitive combat, and straightforward puzzles guarantee that older or experienced players will lose interest long before the story reaches its conclusion.
  3. Code Lyoko’s players are likely to be split in two: those who enjoy both portions of the game and those who only enjoy the 3D half. Regardless of your expected preference, this game is worth a look.
  4. As a game, Code Lyoko really nails the fact that it emanates from a cartoon. It remains true to its heritage with sound effects, the soundtrack, cutscenes, and storylines taken directly from the series. Some of the animation is a little stiff, and the text can be a little heady, but fans of the series will enjoy being able to participate in the same action and adventure as their cartoon heroes.
  5. The combat is challenging - you'll need to upgrade each fighter, purchase combos and experiment on enemies to find what moves they're weak against. The special powers, on the other hand, are kind of a bore with onscreen icons showing where they can be used to achieve obvious results.
  6. 70
    DS gamers looking for a fresh take on narrative and storytelling should definitely give this game a look, but be warned it is very text heavy. The blend of the two genres is a mixed bag.
  7. The action is smooth, but in this advanced age of 3D gaming there's no excuse for not being able to fight and move at the same time. [Aug 2007, p.88]
  8. So what did it need besides a miracle? Depth. Lots of depth.
  9. Code Lyoko does a lot of different things and offers a decently long quest, and fans of the show will appreciate how faithfully the source material was recreated. That said, some fine tuning is definitely needed to make the two play styles feel more balanced, especially in regards to difficulty.
  10. Overall, Code Lyoko is one of the better cartoon-based games I've played lately.
  11. 70
    Code Lyoko might not be the longest game you'll ever play, but if you've got a child or teen who is interested in the series, they might find some longevity in the title.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Oct 29, 2010
    its not my favorite DS game, but it has some perfect visuals and its so much fun.