Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
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  1. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is lackluster nearly across the board with nothing new or unique.
  2. GI Joe Rise of Cobra is a classic, addictive formula plagued by technical issues and a boring story that won't stay out of the pure simple action. Graphical bugs, stiff controls and a short campaign spoil a game that could have been as simple and fun as the guilty pleasure movie it was based on.
  3. This game is almost as ugly and unpolished as it's console counterparts. It just happens to be the lesser of the five or six evils.
  4. 40
    With better character abilities, less (make that way less) story sequences and improved multiplayer options, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra could've been a movie tie-in to be proud of. Instead, it deserves a dishonorable discharge.
  5. Difficult to navigate maps, poor collision detection, and boorish level design leads this to be a game to pass on in the end.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    It's not worth your time and money. [Nov 2009, p.72]
  7. You'd be better off ignoring G.I. Joe on the DS entirely and just seeing the movie instead, which I understand is awesome. The game, obviously, does not follow suit.
  8. The combination of a dull story, repetitive gameplay, drab environments and no innovation to speak of is a recipe for disaster in my opinion.

Awards & Rankings

#74 Most Shared DS Game of 2009

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