Metascore
26

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 8 out of 8
Buy On
  1. AceGamez
    40
    Kids aren't going to want to rescue the bad guys of the movie, kids want to explore the factory, swim in the chocolate lakes and hijack cars.
  2. 35
    The whole game feels rushed. The graphics are very poor and the characters besides the Oompa Loompas really don’t look like their movie counterparts.
  3. Atrocious. And not "atrociously good fun" either. Simply atrocious. It's like biting into an Oh Henry and discovering that it is indeed, a big fat solid chunk of stanky human dung and undigested peanuts.
  4. The ominous Willy Wonka himself, whether it was intended or not, looks and sounds disturbingly like Michael Jackson, and his army of Oompa Loompa slaves are no longer the orange-skinned and green-haired midgets we know and love. [PC Zone]
  5. This game is terrible in every area, with unresponsive controls, choppy graphics, and uninteresting minigames that look and feel a lot like the free Java/Flash games available on the Web.
  6. PC Gamer
    22
    With little satisfying gameplay to back it up, Charlie's $30 price tag borders on insult. [Nov 2005, p.80]
  7. The controls are awful, the camera is beyond appalling, the graphics are hideous, the environments are bare, the gameplay is unbearably repetitive and the whole thing is an utter chore to play.
  8. Computer Games Magazine
    20
    Like Veruca Salt, this game should be dumped down the garbage chute. [Nov 2005, p.79]
User Score
2.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 14 out of 19
  1. flyawayaway
    Sep 4, 2005
    0
    After an hour of this you'll develop a hunger to play a GAME.
  2. Jul 11, 2013
    0
    Dear god! What is this....... what god-forsaken hole did you crawl out of, you horrible abomination of a game! This game should be cast outDear god! What is this....... what god-forsaken hole did you crawl out of, you horrible abomination of a game! This game should be cast out into the depths of hell! Full Review »
  3. Jan 23, 2013
    0
    DEFINITELY not a game. Just a prequel to a good movie and a government experiment gone wrong. You will have much more fun playing a bad userDEFINITELY not a game. Just a prequel to a good movie and a government experiment gone wrong. You will have much more fun playing a bad user created level in Little Big Plant than this. Full Review »