Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. Spectrobes is a suicidal endeavour by Disney, a fool-hardy exercise in boardroom cynicism resulting in little more than a way below par, under-funded attempt to cash in on Pokémon’s “Gotta catch ‘em all” legacy. Of what little enjoyment there is still left inside the DS cartridge, it’s left for the obsessive gamers who can stand the constant fruitless searching, endless digging, piss-poor combat, the rarity of finding something new, the barely existent storyline and even the feeble character designs.
  2. 42
    While filled with numerous, excellent ideas, the mish-mash handling of the development destroyed the potential.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. GeorgeSully
    Aug 26, 2008
    This game is great. Even though you are spending most of your time digging up fossils it's pretty darn good. It's perfect for any yu-gi-oh or pokemon lovers (even though I think that yu-gi-oh is crap).If you are looking for a new game to get then buy spectrobes if you have already purchased all of the pokemon games. Full Review »
  2. JoeG.
    Mar 11, 2007
    The game is really fun the game battling is awesome and digging for the fossils the game is somewhat like pokemon but not really if it was supposed to be like pokemon it is the best version they will probably never make a game like this in the pokemon style that will be better so the creator of the game did a really good job. i think that this game was the best DS game I have ever played I have trouble trying to put the game down so if you are buying a DS game Spectrobes is a good game to get. BUY Spectrobes NOW. Full Review »