Metascore
20

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 10 out of 13
  1. If you want a quick fix of Deal or No Deal on the go and you can overlook the dodgy graphics, the limited amount of Noel's speech and the fact it's just one five-minute game with some padding with the 'find the mug in the box' and Forfeit mode sections, then you'll enjoy this.
  2. You lose if you buy Deal or No Deal, no matter how many times the game may say otherwise.
  3. Deal or No Deal is proof TV shows don't always make a good video game. Or even a mediocre one. This is simply terrible – there's not a single redeeming feature in this whole sorry affair.
  4. You’ll wonder why you bought this game when you could just be picking random numbers out of a hat. When you see this title on the shelf of your local retailer, if you’re smarter than a fifth grader your final answer will be “No Deal.”
  5. In conclusion, Deal or No Deal is an interesting twist on the original TV show with the inclusion of a variety of mini-games that although are quite forced still shakes things up for the player as the game does not just become a number picking or gambling game.
  6. The title's design is too flawed to recommend it for purchase, so make a deal with yourself and avoid buying this game.
  7. Deal or No Deal is simply one of the most dull and short-lived videogames of all time, barely fit for mobile phones let alone the mighty DS.
  8. This is officially the lowest scored game in my entire career of reviewing games; the good news is that no matter what I review next, it can't be any worse.
  9. 15
    It's a boring, pointless, annoying game that is fundamentally broken and thus rendered completely absurd, much like Howie Mandel himself. To top it off, the game isn't even budget priced, making it an even worse deal.
  10. A $30 game about winning fake money by picking random numbers is awful to begin with, but a completely broken version of said game is another story altogether.
  11. Save yourself the trouble and just say "No Deal".
  12. This is the kind of beast your mum wold describe to get you back in the house before curfew. [Oct 2007, p.77]
  13. Just as bad as the TV show...if not worse. [Issue#17, p.92]
User Score
1.7

Overwhelming dislike- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 12 out of 13
  1. Aug 1, 2013
    2
    Deal or no Deal is a sad enough tv show to watch. As a game, it's abysmal. People look like cardboard cutouts, and sound is awful and samey. But you haven't even scraped the surface with that. See, if you enjoy picking numbers out of boxes, Deal or no Deal is for you. Anyone with half a brain could make a deal or no deal game without electronics. There's also a board game out of deal or no deal. Its existence on consoles is absolutely pointless. In addition to the main game, there are other modes barely worth mentioning. They're supposed to be extras, but in realoty the best extra would be for this game to burn. If someone tries to sell this to you, whatever the price, even if it's free, say no deal. Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2012
    0
    Five minutes of gameplay, $20 wasted I feel ashamed to have bought this game, doesn't deserve to be called crap the list keeps going longer and longer, with the terrible graphics(beating Mario Kart ds in this category) 0.1/10 Full Review »
  3. Feb 4, 2012
    2
    The title's design is too flawed to recommend it for purchase, so make a deal with yourself and avoid buying this game. Deal or No Deal is simply one of the most dull and short-lived videogames of all time, barely fit for mobile phones let alone the mighty DS. Deal or No Deal: That is the question. No Deal: That is the answer. This game shouldn't have been thought of. The concept doesn't even help: it's about a game show where you pick briefcases with low numbers, no skill at all, it's just luck. Full Review »