Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team DS

Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
Buy On
  1. I’m confident that you’ll eventually grow weary of the repetitious dungeon crawling.
  2. 40
    Being a hardcore Pokemaniac, it really hurts to see yet another Pokemon game succumb to mediocrity.
  3. Game Informer
    30
    Simply put, this game is bad and I hate it. [Nov. 2006, p.140]
  4. The game is a rapidly wearisome, dull dungeon crawling adventure with repetitive maps, dialogue and gameplay.
  5. Blue Rescue Team lacks most of the content that made Pokemon so popular in the first place. Instead, it features the ancient failings of Roguelike games, including dungeon restarts, level grinding and no versus play. Frankly, we’d rather catch a cold.

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
#2 Most Shared DS Game of 2006
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Jun 20, 2013
    10
    A great game! A wide variety of Pokemon that you can have on your team, a fun story, fun side-stories, lots of places to explore! It'sA great game! A wide variety of Pokemon that you can have on your team, a fun story, fun side-stories, lots of places to explore! It's challenging enough to keep you busy and entertained, but not so challenging that you get angry and frustrated and give up. I honestly cannot think of any ways this game could have been made better. Heavily recommended! Full Review »
  2. Oct 22, 2012
    10
    This game is an experience and a damn amazing one. The dungeons do get monotonous while replaying the game, but seriously Gamespot? You can doThis game is an experience and a damn amazing one. The dungeons do get monotonous while replaying the game, but seriously Gamespot? You can do better than that. The story is this game's highlight. While you can agree with McDumbass and make two accounts to hate on this game and it's story, it's easily the most compelling storyline Pokémon has offered, still unmatched by its sequel. If you'd rather have improved gameplay and a predictable story then I recommend its sequel, Explorers of Sky. If you agree that story makes an RPG of this caliber, then this game is for you. Full Review »
  3. Christian
    Sep 7, 2006
    10
    This game is the game that all Pokemon lovers where waiting for.