Charlie and the Chocolate Factory GameCube

Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 12 out of 16
Buy On
  1. When a game is as derivative and uninspired as this one, a rotten camera is just another nail in its coffin. Unfortunately, the film franchise graveyard won't let these monsters die.
  2. The fetch-questing gets old fast, but the game ties in closely with the film in graphics, sound, and atmosphere. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is tailor-made for a younger group, and keeping that in mind, the game does what it's set out to do.
  3. It follows the beloved storyline with a wonderful cinematic flair, top-notch audio design, colorful yet simple graphics and a basic set of gameplay mechanics. However, a lacking of innovation and overall gameplay and graphical polish stunt the game's full potential and leave it as a just-above-average title only fans of the material and/or genre will find any value in.
  4. The game is beaten rather quickly, and somehow lacks the inventive touches that the film itself possesses. Still, it could've been worse. "Oompa Loompa DDR," anyone?

Awards & Rankings

#53 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
3.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Jun 9, 2016
    3
    Graphics look so ugly. Controls are as bad as Link & the Faces of Evil. The levels are so annoying and repetitive. God this game....do not buyGraphics look so ugly. Controls are as bad as Link & the Faces of Evil. The levels are so annoying and repetitive. God this game....do not buy it at all... Full Review »
  2. AndrewC.
    Aug 27, 2005
    8
    I'm no video game expert, but my 6- and 3-year old boys and I had a great time with this game on our GameCube. This is a figure-it-out I'm no video game expert, but my 6- and 3-year old boys and I had a great time with this game on our GameCube. This is a figure-it-out type of game, and the "a-ha" moments gave them a lot of satisfaction. Full Review »
  3. RyanM.
    Aug 13, 2005
    4
    Another infamous example of how a movie game is rushed onto shelves and placed into homes before the game is even ready. The game feels like Another infamous example of how a movie game is rushed onto shelves and placed into homes before the game is even ready. The game feels like its missing a core premise. Is it the gameplay? A little bit of that. graphics? there lame, but not the biggest complaint. My patience has almost run out, where we constantly are getting these movie games, and for the majority of them, there below average to terrible. This game has really know reason to exist, except for the fact that it is a blatant milking of a popular movie. Nothing stellar here in any meaning of the word, and when your playing this you'll just miss the magic of the movie and the entertainment of thousands of other far superior games. Full Review »