Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. If you've ever enjoyed a puzzle game, you'll dig it, and when it makes you smarter, just consider that a nice bonus.
  2. There are no cheesy touch-screen mini-games here either; just solid gameplay. It is the perfect pick-up-and-play title for any book worms this Holiday.
  3. It's a very addicting puzler that rewards you for strategy as well as your vocabulary. [Dec 2007, p.157]
  4. Usually, it's a pretty safe bet that a DS version of a Flash game isn't a good deal. However, WordJong has some new features and comes in at a great budget price.
  5. WordJong is a modest game, a simple puzzle game that does only one thing ... but does it very well.
  6. Overall, WordJong is a pretty addictive game. And even though it is a budget title, there is plenty here to keep players word-smithing for a long time.
  7. 75
    The game's got a very addictive nature, and there's a good amount of different modes (including two player battle mode) to keep things interesting. It's just a bit of a bummer that the programmers don't wean certain players (i.e. the older casual crowd) into its gameplay mechanics with a tutorial mode.
  8. Mahjong plus Scrabble equals fun for vocabulary buffs.
  9. For those who haven't taken the New York Times Crossword puzzle out of their handheld in six months.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. DonaldO'Brien
    Feb 22, 2008
    10
    For a crossword fan, this is an ideal supplement. Good fun, seemingly endless puzzles.
  2. DallasP.
    Jan 14, 2008
    10
    A perfect puzzle game. If you like Mahjong and Boggle, then this a game you will enjoy. IGN's comment about a lack of a tutorial is a joke as the game is about as simple as you can get anyone can figure it out. Full Review »
  3. DuckeeD.
    Dec 12, 2007
    9
    Quite addictive. However the dictionary is not as extensive as the dictionary found in other games of this genre. Words such as January and June are not valid words. Other than the dictionary size this is a great title. Full Review »