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Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Giving you a multi-genre gaming experience in one title is innovative, and Atari really shines with the progressive steps they have taken to improve upon the tried and true formula of platform games.
  2. It’s very well-made; it just fits too well into its mold: the middle-of-the-road move conversion.
  3. Let's just slap a score and a verdict on the bottom here and we can all forget the game ever happened.
  4. The PS2 version is even better than the DS version, as it should be.
  5. I was pleasantly surprised with Arthur and the Invisibles. It steals acrobatic fighting and platforming elements from "Price of Persia" and contextual button pressing finishers from "God of War."
  6. Hitting numerous switches, pushing blocks and battling easy opponents gets old fast. Arthur's definitely better than most movie licensed video games, but not by much.
  7. Accomplished if unsurprising, and beter than we expected it to be. [Mar 2007, p.78]
  8. Because of its high production values, fans of the movie will undoubtedly enjoy this movie tie-in, but the epic scope of the adventure is hampered by the unoriginal gameplay.
  9. If nothing more, this mostly broken game exists purely as a way to cash-in on the latest CG snoozer not starring anthropomorphic animals. At least the packaging has glitter on it. Really, it does.
  10. The game is relatively short, but still is a delight for the eyes. The story is familiar but presented very well, and has broad appeal – just like the characters.
  11. 75
    Arthur and the Invisibles does a fine job of blending different gameplay styles. It packs plenty of action and puzzles, as well as a high degree of polish throughout.
  12. A platformer with promise, but it makes the gamer work far too hard for the few moments of magic that it provides. [Feb 2007, p.68]
  13. 65
    It just gets repetitive from time to time and suffers from average graphics and annoying British accents.
  14. As movie games go it's rare that we get anything original, so Arthur and the Invisibles is a welcome commodity even if the movie is getting unjustly hammered by critics. [Feb 2007, p.38]
  15. 39
    An insufferably boring platformer unworthy of attention. [Issue #150, p.91]
  16. To make matters worse, the game has some spotty A.I., repetitive combat, and some irritating portions that can be made even more so by the camera. [Mar 2007, p.86]
  17. The actual amount of fun you'll have playing is as miniscule as the Invisibles themselves. An adult-difficulty kids game that makes you swear like an OAP? No, thanks.
  18. A really engrossing game that is only let down by the lack of pace. [Mar 2007, p.70]
  19. Good graphics and intelligent level design help to make this a worthy enough companion to Arthur's elaborate adventures on the big screen.
  20. An enjoyable mix of puzzles and platforms, Arthur & The Invisibles is better than perhaps expected, thanks to that level of variety. Certainly one for fans of the animated movie to go through as they wait for Arthur to arrive on DVD in a few months time.
  21. A combat sequence here, an elaborate puzzle there - Arthur earns no originality merit, but damn if it doesn't come together well. Just bare through those first 10 minutes.
  22. The title remains mediocre in most categories, and there really isn't anything remarkable here.

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