Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 89
    If you like "Tetris" or were fortunate enough to have played "Tetris Attack" you'll love this new take on the series.
  2. Those who've already played "Tetris Attack" may want to take a pass on this as well, as the addition of the 3D mode and the Pokémon license aren't enough to justify this purchase.
  3. 80
    Even though it's yet another take on Tetris, Pokemon Puzzle League has enough game modes to give it extra depth, and learning the art of advanced chains and combos will take a long time.
  4. There's plenty of differing modes of play so even the most jaded gamer can find something to like in this package. It comes, highly recommended!
  5. "Tetris Attack" has been dipped into a big vat of melted Pokemon goo, creating a shell of backgrounds and music that's now called Pokemon Puzzle League.
  6. Based on the classic "Tetris Attack," Pokemon Puzzle League is a highly addictive substance. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  7. The variety of game modes is there, the cool Pokemon license is there, the excellent effort of NST is there, but the core of the game-- the gameplay-- just doesn't have that certain piece of magic and accessibility that separates the Tetrises from the wannabes.
  8. By far one of the best games that I have played this year.
  9. Far from being the cash-in we'd all expected, this is one of the best puzzlers money can buy. Excellent stuff indeed.
  10. A ton of alternative playing options (two-player versus, puzzles, timed play, and more), and hidden characters to unlock, so the game never gets boring.
  11. Everything about the game is fun and everything about the production value says quality.
  12. There could be a bit more variety to the sound clips, but it doesn't matter much--after the fourth or fifth time you hear "Pi-ka-chu!" you'll be pushed to the brink of madness anyway.
  13. It takes Tetris Attack and offers so little in the way of new material that it redefines the word "shameless."
  14. Should puzzle fans give Puzzle League a whirl, even if they don't dig on Pokemon? Hell, yeah.
  15. No Pokémon fans should even consider a purchase or a rent. This game is just a sick grab for your cash. I'm so ashamed.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Aug 30, 2013
    8
    Tetris on steroids, Pok√©mon Snap is a one-dimensional RPG in a wonderland of puzzlement. Despite the trivial and rather niche gameplay, it is addictive in offering a variety of play styles. Remaining fresh through each new advancement, the game maintains a outflow of entertainment simply through stacking and matching blocks! Full Review »
  2. GavenP.
    Jun 9, 2005
    10
    its my favorite game and you can even get super hard as a difficultyso i gave it a10.
  3. Chelsey
    Jul 2, 2003
    9
    The games and puzzles are so much fun!