The Polar Express GameCube

Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
Buy On
  1. The fact that the developers were able to incorporate so many different gameplay styles into the game and making them seem completely fitting and natural is a nice accomplishment.
  2. Nintendo Power
    58
    The game's quick pacing ensures that you'll never be bored. [Jan 2005, p.138]
  3. A definite case of a game rushed to meet the movie’s release. Blue Tongue incorporated several styles of play, but these are blemished by the imperceptive control scheme.
  4. Just don't come running back to us if little Johnny decides he hates you and moves out aged six when he finds this under his Christmas tree.
  5. 35
    This is a kid's game. It's also a bad kid's game. And there's really no getting around that.
  6. An ugly collection of poorly conceived minigames, The Polar Express is a failure by the standards of any medium.
  7. 20
    This half-assed movie tie-in is so crummy even the dimmest kid on the short bus won't be taken in.

Awards & Rankings

79
38
#38 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
27
#27 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
4.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jul 29, 2016
    5
    This game gets hated and there is a lot of reasons why cause this game lacks a lot and doesn't make me enjoy almost a lot of moments of theThis game gets hated and there is a lot of reasons why cause this game lacks a lot and doesn't make me enjoy almost a lot of moments of the game but the game is alright. Full Review »
  2. May 22, 2015
    3
    I rented this game a long time ago (why, I do not know) and, well, it's far from enjoable. Should I even bother detailing why? Let's just say,I rented this game a long time ago (why, I do not know) and, well, it's far from enjoable. Should I even bother detailing why? Let's just say, even though it's already obvious, don't bother playing this game evenif you're a little kid because it's a complete waste of time where the best part is a snowball fight towards the beginning. Full Review »
  3. BrockV.
    Jan 11, 2005
    10
    A joyous romp! Here comes the mini-games! HaQ!