Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
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  1. The game is not spectacular but looks and plays well enough to keep the players entertained, and it doesn't entail much frustration, unlike other games of the family action / adventure genre.
  2. The Spiderwick Chronicles won’t appeal to anyone. This game is primarily aimed at the younger crowd, the fans of the film and the books. If you don’t fit in one of these categories, then you should look elsewhere.
  3. And so it’s difficult to recommend The Spiderwick Chronicles. It’s not an awful game, but it’s nowhere near a good game either.
  4. Sometimes simplistic gameplay can make for a really fun game. This is not one of those times.
  5. Play (Poland)
    Not your typical movie franchise - this one is actually quite decent. It has quests, secrets, simple yet satisfactory combat and scenes from the movie, but everything looks just a bit too much last year. [May 2008]
  6. PC Gamer UK
    All you expect from a film tie-in, if ever so slightly better. [June 2008, p.81]
  7. Spiderwick Chronicles does offer a few hours of enjoyment, but I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone over the age of 13.
  8. Be prepared to fight off a lot of generic goblins with all your might. It’ll only take about six or so hours to speed through The Spiderwick Chronicles.

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