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  • Summary: In this adventure based on the Polar Express movie, you'll take a magical ride through eight chapters. A mysterious conductor shepherds you aboard a train to meet Santa Claus at the North Pole. Along the way, you'll meet all your favorite characters from the film, including the Girl Know-it-All, Lonely Boy, the Hobo, Smokey & Steamer, and the Elves. Experience minigames, solve puzzles, and search for lost presents as you explore expansive environments. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  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. 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. BrockV.
    Jan 11, 2005
    10
    A joyous romp! Here comes the mini-games! HaQ!
  2. HollisH.
    Jan 11, 2005
    10
    Wonderful fun! I think I loved it!
  3. JoeJoe
    Dec 15, 2004
    0
    This game is great.