• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 2006
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. It's a prime example of the modern brand-endemic video game, focus-tested to death and then some. Whether you hold that against it or not is an individual decision. [Nov. 2006, p.83]
  2. For the game's younger target audience there is a fun, easy going action-RPG and light-hearted storyline waiting to be discovered in Avatar: The Last Airbender, and one that lasts at least a good six to eight hours with plenty of optional side quests, mini-games and unlockable content.
  3. Older gamers will be able to figure their way around the harder boss battles if they are so inclined while the younger ones may get frustrated and move on.
  4. Stripped of its license, Avatar would be easily dismissed as yet another run of the mill hack-and-slash action RPG, but given the game's at least competent portrayal of the series, this is certainly a game that fans of the television show could enjoy, gripes notwithstanding.
  5. The bottom line is that diehard Avatar fans will probably be disappointed with the superficial storyline that lacks the charm of the original show, and newcomers will have trouble finding interest in the loosely tied-together missions.
  6. Avatar shows flashes of brilliance at first, but sadly those don't last long enough to sustain the entire game. [Jan. 2007, p.88]
  7. Boss battles can be incredibly frustrating at times, which contrasts sharply with the rest of the combat, and the overall tone of the game just doesn't quite match the same sort of cheery reverence that the original show offers. Again, it's not a bad game, it's just barely more than average, unfortunately.
  8. Avatar: The Last Airbender had the potential to be an enjoyable game for both children and adults but most of that potential went untapped, and the extremely repetitive and tedious gameplay isn't likely to appeal to either audience.
  9. While somewhat faithful to the cartoon, Avatar: The Last Airbender for the PS2 fails to capture the true essence of the show’s characters in a game that’s short and uninspiring.
  10. Fairly empty, bland adventuring for kids. One for fans only. [May 2007, p.85]
  11. 51
    Unlike the fun and entertaining television show, the game falls well short of greatness. As a straightforward beat-'em-up, the title seems to have the right formula, including solid control and a surprisingly intuitive character upgrade system.
  12. Its simplicity is its strength wehn you start playing, but quickly becomes a weakness due to lack of spark and variety. [Mar 2007, p.102]
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. NielsR
    Dec 23, 2008
    10
    O my god this game is so f*cking awesome, If you don't buy this game you really miss an important part of your life! it is IMPOSSIBLE to make the game ANY better. I wish I had more than 1 copy so I could play it two at a time. I am very anxious for the next release, I cannot wait until the sequel comes out, O my god it's SO good! BEST_GAME_EVER! Full Review »
  2. CE
    Sep 19, 2007
    10
    Yo, I ain't even played the game, but I have got something to say to travis. You annoy me and you have a spelling mistake, you typed board, when it is supposed to say bored, there you go, you criticise a game, that has mostly good reviews, and say everything in a negative way, then I criticise you in saying that you are probably a dumb cunt who wanks over Azula in the show, and probably can't get to sleep at night because you keep thinking about how you will critisize other games in more negative ways, and hopefully one day you will get shot in the head. Good day to all the happy people who aren't as sad as this knob head Full Review »
  3. JustinS.
    Jan 18, 2007
    7
    Avatar is an ok game but not the best. It has good graphics and so on but the game is a big letdown because its so short and I agree with Tyler the bosses are really not good. Full Review »