Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs DS

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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. Aug 26, 2011
    8
    Personally, I think this is better than the real Pokemon games. Without the infuriating levelling up. But it is WAY too easy. Completed it in 9 days (play time after final mission 28 hours) which was a bit of a disappointment. Still, a great game and I would recommend a purchase!
  2. Dec 31, 2010
    9
    As far as DS games go, this one is very good. The graphics are beautiful, the animation was well done, (Just look at the Buneary) and it has many features you wouldn't expect if you played the other Pokemon Ranger Games.

    The "Capturing" is engaging in a unique way, it may not seem like much at first but soon you will be circling your problems away and debating where to use that Pokemon
    As far as DS games go, this one is very good. The graphics are beautiful, the animation was well done, (Just look at the Buneary) and it has many features you wouldn't expect if you played the other Pokemon Ranger Games.

    The "Capturing" is engaging in a unique way, it may not seem like much at first but soon you will be circling your problems away and debating where to use that Pokemon Assist for the best results. The story was interesting, but a bit cliche at times admittedly.

    I will have to give this game a 9/10.
    Kudos HAL Laboratories.
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  3. Jan 18, 2017
    10
    One of the best DS games. Good music, fun puzzles and gameplay, and a compelling story. The multiplayer is great, and the best part is other than one mission, every multiplayer mission can be played single player too. Although the game is a bit short and somewhat repetitive, that was never a big issue. Especially since there is quite a bit of post game in the form of extra quests, catchingOne of the best DS games. Good music, fun puzzles and gameplay, and a compelling story. The multiplayer is great, and the best part is other than one mission, every multiplayer mission can be played single player too. Although the game is a bit short and somewhat repetitive, that was never a big issue. Especially since there is quite a bit of post game in the form of extra quests, catching them all (which is actually conceivable to achieve unlike the main series Pokemon games), the aforementioned multiplayer, and getting an S rank on every Pokemon capture. Overall, this game is one of the best DS games I have ever played and has a good story, fun gameplay, decent graphics, good music, and doesn't get old even after plays through it three times. Expand

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#22 Most Discussed DS Game of 2010
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#35 Most Shared DS Game of 2010
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Mar 27, 2011
    80
    If you need a good Pokémon adventure to fill in the time away from Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, this fits the bill nicely.
  2. Jan 31, 2011
    72
    It's got the plot of Pokemon, but the battle system needs bolstering to achieve greatness.
  3. Jan 12, 2011
    60
    A decent Pokemon game with cute graphics, but way too easy and with sluggish controls.