Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
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  1. A big mix of somewhat clumsy gameplay and great use of the environmental conditions of the land of Narnia.
  2. The storybook charm of Narnia quickly fades away, leaving a fairly average game that doesn't do much to complement the movie.
  3. Just when you reach your breaking point the game changes up just enough to make you continue.
  4. 72
    The combat system is diverse enough to keep players interested, but is plagued with nagging issues on the most basic of levels. Control simply needs to be tighter, and the overall speed should have been turned up a few notches.
  5. There are some satisfying moments in the game, but it is so generic and bland that probably only fans of the story will find it very entertaining.
  6. It is better than most movie-to-game translations but it still lacks significant polish. There are just too many annoying things in this game that can’t be ignored.
  7. Those who aren’t fans of mindlessly pressing a button to gain another level will be better off with another game this holiday season.
  8. netjak
    For every new innovation, solid gameplay design, and visual accomplishment, there’s another half-hour of gameplay that seems just like the last.
  9. Nintendo Power
    If you don't find monotonous dungeon-hacking, you'll find the RPG elements and use of the DS's features rewarding. [Jan 2006, p.115]
  10. It would almost be a extraordinary game to play if only it weren't for the game's bouncy difficulty levels, slightly sluggish gameplay when groups of enemies are present and the requirement of all players having separate game cards.
  11. 50
    Chronicles of Narnia presents a few neat ideas that should be used in future games from this genre, but there are far too many issues that out weigh the good.
  12. When all is said and done, Narnia for the DS isn't a bad game, there's just little outstanding about it.

Awards & Rankings

#53 Most Discussed DS Game of 2005
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. ChrisC.
    Jan 9, 2006
    I love this game but the worst part is when yo have to get into the last two dungeons but other than that it is awesome.