Superman Returns DS

Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 7 out of 8
Buy On
  1. 53
    There are some solid gaming moments here, but the glitches and flaws in the design are too large here to ignore.
  2. While it’s not the worst Superman game ever made, it’s still not anything any sane person would want to play. If you need a Superman fix, go rent the DVD instead.
  3. It's less to do with being the Man of Steel, more a rusty version of the tin man – because this is a game without a heart.
  4. 29
    It is a title with a dull, repetitive level structure, unforgivably long loading times, lazy cutscenes, a generic musical score and perhaps most damningly, another game blighted by the continuing curse of sub-standard Superman videogames.
  5. Superman Returns for the DS is a terrible game for numerous reasons.
  6. Quite frankly, Superman Returns on the DS is abysmal. If you consider paying for it, or even asking for it for Christmas, you deserve to have a huge slab of radioactive green Kryptonite enter the Earth's atmosphere and smack you right on the head.
  7. Nintendo Gamer
    20
    The mini missions are klunky beyond belief with extremely shoddy animation, and they almost always have to be completed in a stupidly short length of time for enjoyment - and that's it. Ideal for morons with low expectations. [Feb 2007, p.82]
  8. The game is short, damn short. It can be finished in about an hour or so, and once you have sussed out the way the simple 'strategy' part works, all further enjoyment can only be derived from the main missions, which I'm sure you'll realise by now, can't save this Superman.

Awards & Rankings

#46 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
User Score
4.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. easuxindustrydestroyers
    Nov 22, 2006
    0
    This is about the worst game ive ever played.
  2. Oct 8, 2011
    2
    i bought this game thinking id like it, but $&%# no!!! i liked the graphics, this games not TOO bad, but pretty bad. the villain battles ii bought this game thinking id like it, but $&%# no!!! i liked the graphics, this games not TOO bad, but pretty bad. the villain battles i hated, because all you do is bress buttons. those parts seemed alot like dancing sequences in dance dance revolution. i would recomend this game to suerman fans, but not for people looking for a really good kickass superhero game. two words: F**KIN TERRIBLE!!!! Full Review »
  3. LarryH.
    Aug 1, 2007
    6
    It's great for Superman fans. I do believe it's the first Superman game with unlockable comic covers. But this game is definitly It's great for Superman fans. I do believe it's the first Superman game with unlockable comic covers. But this game is definitly for the Superman elite fans like myself. Full Review »