X-Men: The Official Game DS


Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
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  1. Nintendo Power
    Magneto fans will be attracted to the DS version of Activision's "back-story" game that leads into the new X-Men movie, since the Master of Magnetism is a playable character only on the DS. [July 2006, p.95]
  2. While the use of the control scheme is innovative, X-Men: The Official Game is a pretty uninteresting experience.
  3. X-Men fans would do better to stick with the "Legends" games. If you absolutely need some mutants on the go, however, you could certainly do worse.
  4. Nintendo Gamer
    Fairly unexceptional. [Aug 2006, p.67]
  5. Unfortunately the gameplay is linear, repetitive, and boring after the first two or three levels. The chugging graphics engine is also in need of a major overhaul before we see another DS game try to use it. Play if you must, but real console-owning X-Men fans would be better off with any other version than this.
  6. 57
    The game starts out impressive in the sense that it strays from trying to simply be a basic action game for DS gamers, but it just gets far too repetitive and disjointed way early in the level structure.
  7. 55
    Unfortunately the end result becomes way too dull long before it should and it results in a game that really could have used a few more months on the design floor.
  8. But it's all so damn repetitive, you'll be too bored to see this through.
  9. X-Men attempts to bring something new to the table with an interesting control scheme, but doesn't follow through with any sort of unique gameplay.
  10. X-Men: The Official Game just isn't fun at all.
  11. A repetitive, bland game that also happens to be the worst use of a license I've ever seen.
  12. X-Men: the Official Game for DS is the same licensing travesty we’ve seen so many times before.
  13. The DS version of X-Men tries too hard to take advantage of the DS’s touch screen, and this is where it fails. The play control is unique but tiring.
  14. The DS version of X-Men misuses its characters, controls poorly, and is otherwise utterly generic.
  15. Granted, the targeting system is pretty unique to this kind of game, but thanks to it being fairly unresponsive, especially when things really heat up on screen, it ends up being completely derogatory.
  16. While some will simply love this game because it is X-Men, if you're looking for a game that's fast moving and innovative, this is not the game for you.
  17. Games Master UK
    We've found free games on the internet better than this. [Aug 2006, p.82]

Awards & Rankings

#75 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. sully
    May 25, 2006
    The game isn't that good, i mean in the ds version you can play as magneto which is kinda cool but there isn't enough action. I The game isn't that good, i mean in the ds version you can play as magneto which is kinda cool but there isn't enough action. I mean all you do in the game is use the stlyus to point at enemies to attack them. I wouldn't recomend you getting the game at least for ds, save your money for a better game. Full Review »