Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. While somewhat interesting in parts, most players will be only marginally amused by the effort, while those who grew up on the source material will be more inclined to come away feeling sadly disappointed.
  2. 71
    Children might not be too critical of the game's smaller blemishes such as the mind numbing collecting of coins and an often unfair camera that is completely fixed in position.
  3. Game Informer
    65
    As the game wears on, the simple pleasures of the gameplay fade, and the incredibly frustrating boss battles mount in aggravation, leaving us with nothing more than another unsatisfying licensed game. [Dec 2005, p.159]
  4. 70
    An enjoyable if unremarkable cooperative action-adventure title.
  5. The game looks and plays just fine, and stays true to the theme of the film, but fails to really bring anything new to the experience.
  6. This console and PC trip through the Wardrobe is a mostly run-of-the-mill action adventure that might hold some measure of appeal to fans of the film, but not so much anyone else.
  7. Narnia makes for a decent adventure title on both systems, but it fails to do anything new or astounding. The game is also on the short and easy side, even with some of the unlockable extras.
  8. Those who aren't fans of mindlessly pressing a button to gain another level will be better off with another game this holiday season.
  9. Nintendo Power
    55
    Movie footage is so embedded that it feels like you're not even playing a gmae half the time. [Jan 2006, p.115]
  10. On paper, Narnia could have been so much more, but the predictable and often annoying gameplay mechanics, combined with unpolished presentations and weak sound effects take away from the overall experience.
  11. The main problem with the level design, and you've heard me say this about many other games, is that the strictly linear missions want you to complete specific objectives without usually telling you what those objectives are.

Awards & Rankings

#64 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
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  1. ShelbieN.
    Dec 29, 2005
    6
    its an okay game cause at parts it was confusing. Also you really couldn't play with just 1 player so if ur an only child and your its an okay game cause at parts it was confusing. Also you really couldn't play with just 1 player so if ur an only child and your parents are busy than don't get this game, lucky for me I have a brother. Full Review »