Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
  1. Lots of swearing as you protect a world that hates and fears you. [Aug 2006, p.85]
  2. A solo Nightcrawler game could rock, but this team effort is cash-in gibberish. [July 2006, p.100]
  3. I need Professor X to wipe the memory of this game from my brain. [Aug 2006, p.85]
  4. Like many games of this style, there is some vague, half-guilty pleasure in the mechanical repetitiveness of the game's combat. But ultimately, X-Men is in the time-honored tradition of licensed games -- rushed, derivative, and well worth avoiding.
  5. As it is, X-Men: The Official Game is “officially” a horse’s turd of an experience that’s approximately as painful as Wolverine’s claws inadvertently sliding out while he’s wiping his arse.
  6. X-Men: The Official Game is pretty awful. [July 2006, p.71]
  7. Had The Official Game provided a consistent overall challenge, it would have been bearable, if unexciting. But it hasn’t, and it isn’t. [July 2006, p.88]
  8. When accurately describing videogames, we tend to use the word ‘dross’ rarely, but this particular X-Men title has forced the word from us in a spectacular fashion. [July 2006, p.130]
  9. The idea of giving the player three fairly unique characters to play as is good one, but the game design verges on plain stupid at times.
  10. Almost everything about this movie cash-in is cheap and incompetent, from the short, forgettable levels to the poor control system to the hand-crampingly repetitive action.
  11. There's virtually no effort made to adapt the controls to a PC, so make sure you've got a gamepad handy. Although the far better alternative is to just have a better game handy. [Oct. 2006, p.75]

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