• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Mar 2, 2004
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Fans of the cartoons will be happy to know that the game contains everything from the originals, including voices and bad jokes.
  2. There's much less action or platforming and it's all about solving the puzzles on your own time.
  3. For Scooby Doo fans, this is the best made game based on the license by a long shot. Though the gameplay itself is relatively simple and boring at times, the interesting storyline and episode-like game progression is pure bliss for Scooby fanatics.
  4. From the cheesy plot and dialogue, to the levels that are set out as individual episodes of the show, even the constant snacking - it's all in there.
  5. A cheap and cheerful outing that'll please kids but it's doubtful anyone over Nickelodeon age will have the motivation to see it through to the conclusion.
  6. My enjoyment quickly turned into boredom as I restarted at a certain save point over and over again, due to my "scare" power meter running out every time a ghost ran over me after escaping from my attempted Tome catching.
  7. An excellent game for little kids but won’t provide much excitement for others. The gameplay is very simplified, and the action gets repetitive quickly.
  8. It represents the cartoon remarkably well and with excellent authenticity. However, behind all the gloss and polish lurks the shadow of a game that shows little novelty in today's already swamped third person action adventure market.
  9. Fans of the cartoon will probably enjoy this short romp with Mystery Inc. as will young children. Cynical adults and those with a distinct aversion to laugh tracks should stay far away.
  10. Parents whose kids have Scooby-Doo hot on the brain from the movie can safely rent this one, or not, without worry of missing much.
  11. 55
    The authenticity lends a certain charm to the title that almost makes you want to play it, but then you realize how unexciting the actual game is. Fetch quests have never been a successful way to captivate audiences.
  12. Scooby Doo: Mystery Mayhem might be enjoyable for a young audience who expects little as far as challenge. I would expect however that even they would lose interest quickly.
  13. So boring that you only have to play it for a couple minutes to figure out that you have already played the whole extent of the game.
  14. Control is touchy and moves are limited, but the game has great atmosphere. [May 2004, p.121]
  15. During my playtime, my emotions always registered somewhere between mildly annoyed and just plain bored. [May 2004, p.94]
  16. 40
    The game gets points for presentation but falls short when it comes to gameplay.
  17. But unless your mommy tucks you into your Scooby-Doo bed sheets at night, you probably won’t be entirely satisfied.
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  1. JoshuaF.
    Jun 20, 2004
    9
    This game will appeal even to non-fans. Good graphics. Awsome gameplay. You play through the first five episodes of the original cartoon. This game will appeal even to non-fans. Good graphics. Awsome gameplay. You play through the first five episodes of the original cartoon. While doing so, you find and collect clues, scooby snacks(health), keys, and other items to help you.I may not put it into a real perspective, but trust me, it's hilarious and enjoyable to anyone. The only downside is it's kind of short. Full Review »