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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 143 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 143

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  1. Apr 6, 2013
    6
    “Type the word sword. Now type the word crow. Now type the word dog.”

    I preferred the original DS version, its puzzles weren’t so leading. This game is literally just screens full of people who want you to give them fairly specific items. You can try to spice it up by making a ‘cutlass’ or a ‘gargantuan crow’, but when the fun is derived from not playing the game to win, there’s a
    “Type the word sword. Now type the word crow. Now type the word dog.”

    I preferred the original DS version, its puzzles weren’t so leading. This game is literally just screens full of people who want you to give them fairly specific items. You can try to spice it up by making a ‘cutlass’ or a ‘gargantuan crow’, but when the fun is derived from not playing the game to win, there’s a problem.

    But it’s still fun to be able to spawn a starving hobo next to an edible cthulu.
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    Jul 7, 2013
    6
    The concept behind this game (just type something and that something will appear!!) is awesome but the actual game suffers from a major flaw: if you type something slightly different from what devs intended you to type during that very specific puzzle... you get an error because that something doesn't exist in the game. What?
  3. Dec 3, 2013
    6
    Scribblenauts is an interesting and unique idea that offers fun for an hour or so but it quickly becomes repetitive. The same items are used over and over again throughout the game which dampens the player creativity. The gameplay really isn't gameplay at all since you're pretty much faced with a puzzle in the form of a sentence and you simply bring out your notebook and type out what youScribblenauts is an interesting and unique idea that offers fun for an hour or so but it quickly becomes repetitive. The same items are used over and over again throughout the game which dampens the player creativity. The gameplay really isn't gameplay at all since you're pretty much faced with a puzzle in the form of a sentence and you simply bring out your notebook and type out what you think the answer to the puzzle will be. that answer is then created in the game so you can visualize it. This gets boring after a couple hours, fortunately the game has a really good soundtrack to help take your mind off the repetitiveness as you mull your way through the game. Expand
  4. Apr 8, 2014
    5
    fun for a while, but becomes stale and boring as you continue. Could have been better with a better story and more use of the creative gameplay. Wasted potential right here.
  5. Jul 21, 2013
    7
    A solid game, but a letdown after it showed so much potential. The game starts off fantastic when your discovering all sorts of crazy ways to solve the puzzles. The first letdown is that this game is mainly comprised of puzzles that require no thought. The game becomes a slow and repetitive fairly fast because of this. For kids the game would be fantastic but anyone older this isn't great.A solid game, but a letdown after it showed so much potential. The game starts off fantastic when your discovering all sorts of crazy ways to solve the puzzles. The first letdown is that this game is mainly comprised of puzzles that require no thought. The game becomes a slow and repetitive fairly fast because of this. For kids the game would be fantastic but anyone older this isn't great. The steam version has workshop support which is fantastic as it means copyrighted content such as characters from movies and other games can be sneaked in. The game looks great also with crisp and clear graphics, even if the animation is basic. Overall I still had fun in scribblenauts unlimited but I still feel that super scribblenauts is superior. Expand
  6. Jun 10, 2014
    6
    Mejor gestionado que el juego de DS pero sigue sin acabar de explotar todo su potencial, al final se sigue transformando en un laboratorio loco de ideas y pruebas de quién puede con quién, lo que no es malo. Vale la pena probarlo y a los pequeños les encanta.
  7. May 12, 2015
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Mar 6, 2013
    60
    Overall, the game is fun but I’d definitely recommend playing in small chunks.
  2. Mar 4, 2013
    76
    Can occasionally drag, but is a mostly funny and intelligent puzzler that may improve your lexicon to boot.
  3. Mar 1, 2013
    70
    Get comfortable and grab a dictionary: word-wizard Maxwell is out on a quest to save lives. Don’t expect an innovative sequel, Scribblenauts Unlimited is the improved version of a known concept.