Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. This game is not the worst game that I have every played. However, it’s a pretty average type of game and is very short, too. For the price, it isn’t a good choice for kids, as there isn’t much replay value despite the mini-games.
  2. The elements of a charming Nancy Drew tale are here, but the game is far too short and too problematic to be recommendable.
  3. I found myself extremely bored by the oversimplified gameplay and poor technical aspects.
  4. 40
    As a game, Nancy Drew on the DS is a train wreck. The real puzzle here is how this game got this far with nobody bothering to put in any real gameplay.
  5. 40
    We realize that Mystery of the Clue Bender Society is made for younger players, but most kids today are computer literate at increasingly younger ages. Don't insult them with a gift of self-solving puzzles and the overall poor reincarnation of a literature legend.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. ChrisD
    Sep 22, 2009
    With puzzle titles like Professor Layton being released it was insulting to even the youngest gamer to see this hold-your-hand "puzzle" game. Mindless to the point where navigating the map involved more thought process than the puzzles did. A waste of money and a waste of time. Full Review »
  2. AaronN
    Aug 23, 2008
    This could have been successful if they actually followed the books and not the Dumb stark debacle that is the movie. But in anyway it's still garbage. Full Review »