Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 80
    I have seldom awarded a game a higher overall score than it earned in the 'gameplay' category, but Jedi Alliance is one rare example whose production values actually counterbalance some of the gameplay shortcomings.
  2. The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance is an impressive feat on DS, and it’s also an entertaining, often thrilling adventure. Though the gameplay has a few minor issues and it doesn’t tread any new ground, the presentation ties everything together to make for an experience that shouldn’t be missed by fans of this seminal, science-fiction franchise.
  3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance provides everything required for highly polished Star Wars experience, but there's not quite enough depth for a real Jedi adventure.
  4. 70
    The 3D graphics may be blocky, but the clean design ensures that you'll always know what's going on. There are also plenty of bonuses to unlock ranging from concept art to character models to cheats.
  5. If you sleep on Star Wars sheets, give it a try. If not, pretend it doesn’t exist – just like the animated movie.
  6. For atmosphere and an authentic Star Wars feel (Clone Wars or otherwise), Jedi Alliance does a good fan service. The gameplay elements aren’t very imaginative or even especially enjoyable when taken in isolation, but overall there are enough different challenges spread out across each level that it’s much less of an issue than in might have been.
  7. The story is also new and not half bad, revolving around the theft of a shipment of lightsaber crystals and a shadowy cabal of force-using goth mommas called the Nightsisters.
  8. Most of the game's problems have to do with the action elements. [Holiday 2008, p.86]
  9. 60
    Despite having a strong story, solid visuals and great implementation of voiced dialogue, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance ultimately falls short in gameplay.
  10. There's very little actual game. [Feb 2009, p.77]
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 22, 2013
    5
    Personally, I do not understand why people like this game so much. All I saw from this game was one big mixed bag. I think that it isPersonally, I do not understand why people like this game so much. All I saw from this game was one big mixed bag. I think that it is slightly better than Star Wars the Clone Wars Adventures, but not better than Lightsaber Duels. Let me just start by saying if you are looking for a video game with excellent gameplay, you will not find it here. The controls are terrible. You have no choice but to use the stylus in order to play. This was the worst part of the entire game. The stylus controls just suck because they are so imprecise. It makes moving your character much more complicated than it needs to be. Not to mention, it allows you to cheat during combat by using twin stylus' to fight. I discovered that you can use twin stylus' and have the advantage every time during combat. I don't remember ever losing a fight without using dual stylus'. Along with this, there are a bunch of really boring levels starring C-3PO and R2-D2. These levels are easily the worst part of an already abysmal title. Also the graphics are also significantly inferior compared to Lightsaber Duals, but it is a handheld game, so I will cut it some slack. The sound, is decent at best. It does mimic the sounds of Star Wars pretty well. I think that it is better than Adventures because it does have a much better story. This one probably has the best story out of all the Clone Wars games. However, I still think Lightsaber Duels is slightly better because it does not have the gameplay flaws that this game has. Along with this, the graphics and sound are also far better. Full Review »
  2. JohnWilliam
    Nov 28, 2008
    10
    Picked up this game for my 12 year old son and he loves it. He's a huge fan of the Clone Wars TV show and this game captures the spiritPicked up this game for my 12 year old son and he loves it. He's a huge fan of the Clone Wars TV show and this game captures the spirit of the show perfectly. If you have a young Star Wars fan on your family (or a young at heart Star Wars fan) this is a game you will love! Full Review »
  3. NathanW.
    Nov 13, 2008
    8
    The settings look great and the control scheme is simple to pickup & play. There are also plenty of unlockable to make up for the slightly The settings look great and the control scheme is simple to pickup & play. There are also plenty of unlockable to make up for the slightly short story. The animated cutscenes are great to watch! Full Review »