Bionicle Heroes PC

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
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  1. It's just a shame that the blocky menu system and overly generous built-in aim-assist smack of console pandering, because otherwise, this is a very competent piece of programming.
  2. Not even the allure of shiny robots with guns for arms can liven up this mind-numbingly simplistic and repetitive over-the-shoulder shooter.
  3. Bionicle Heroes looks good, and has a decent license backing it, but completely fails to capture the magic that made the LEGO Star Wars games a hit. What you get instead is an average, boring shooter that’s only worth playing if you have a deep love for the source material.
  4. PC Gamer
    78
    Despite these small issues, BIONICLE Heroes is a successful extension of the buildable toy line that delivers an enjoyable gaming experience for kids of all ages. [Feb. 2007, p.76]
  5. PC Gamer UK
    62
    Fails to match "Lego Star Wars" for charm. [Jan 2007, p.98]
  6. Give the dev team props for the look of the game, but detract points from the score for the repetition and lack of substantial game elements, like puzzles and story.
  7. As a straight-up action platform game that eschews depth for adrenaline, Bionicle Heroes nominally succeeds.
  8. This game is definitely aimed at the young and inexperienced player. Serious gamers need not apply.
  9. I cannot recommend this game for adults, kids, or even a rental, unless you plan to find humour in a so bad it's good kind of way.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 9, 2015
    8
    I absolutely love this game. The level design is amazing, it is comical(though at times it can be annoying) and is very fun. You also get aI absolutely love this game. The level design is amazing, it is comical(though at times it can be annoying) and is very fun. You also get a great satisfaction destroying hordes of enemies and then getting into hero mode. Though the gameplay is rather repetitive, it never gets boring because it is constantly throwing new stuff at you. Each boss is unique and even without talking have a personality. It does have a few flaws like the auto lock on which usually isn't a problem. It can make it hard to snipe though. I think it would also be okay if they added jumping. It would also be nice if the game was a bit more challenging. I've completed the game many times with never even dying. Also it's weird to hear the female toa Hahli with a man's voice. Full Review »
  2. JonathanSpecter
    Mar 30, 2007
    8
    Here's another game that was bizarrely reviewed in harsh fashion by Gamespot, where if it's not a big-name title or a the consoleHere's another game that was bizarrely reviewed in harsh fashion by Gamespot, where if it's not a big-name title or a the console version, it's going to get ripped a new one. Clearly, CLEARLY this title is aimed at a younger audience and features a very reasonable price to boot, yet it wasn't deep enough or worth the valuable time of the GS reviewer who must be (apparently) making a grand an hour if this game wasn't worth his efforts or a good score.
    The game features great graphics, zero bugs, tons of unlocks, lots of on-screen action, a variety of settings, solid sound design, and excellently captures the toy series it's based off of. Does the fact that it's easier (since it IS aimed at the younger audience) and some repetition equate to a full 48% off the score? Makes you wonder about the rest of their reviews, doesn't it? Hmm...
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  3. BillR.
    Nov 20, 2006
    10
    Great action-adventure gameplay. My kids (12 and 10) and I are totally hooked on the game. A nice departure from Lego Star Wars-style play, Great action-adventure gameplay. My kids (12 and 10) and I are totally hooked on the game. A nice departure from Lego Star Wars-style play, Bionicle Heroes uses an "over-the-shoulder" 3rd-person view, similar to Gears of War that works really well for this game. Other big benefits: great support for next-gen PC graphics cards with Shader Model 3 support such as on GeForce 7 and new 8 Series running a super-high widescreen resolutions makes the special effects and experience a million times better than Xbox 360 or other consoles. Full Review »