Metascore
35

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 19 out of 21
Buy On
  1. It follows the beloved storyline with a wonderful cinematic flair, top-notch audio design, colorful yet simple graphics and a basic set of gameplay mechanics. However, a lacking of innovation and overall gameplay and graphical polish stunt the game’s full potential and leave it as a just-above-average title only fans of the material and/or genre will find any value in.
  2. Charlie and the Boring Factory. It's hard to make a fun game based around these kinds of properties, but that doesn't justify bad gameplay, or a lack thereof.

Awards & Rankings

#78 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#95 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
User Score
4.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Mar 26, 2015
    3
    This game seems to intentionally want to be hard to play. It has multiple levels that are exactly the same, with no way around them, and hasThis game seems to intentionally want to be hard to play. It has multiple levels that are exactly the same, with no way around them, and has other parts that would be fairly workable if the cameras were in sensible spots. They aren't, so you can't see where you are trying to jump, then they shift mid-way through your action, so what was a right move is now a wrong move, you fell, haha try again. And again. And again. I got tired of trying to get us past everything.
    It's just not fun.
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  2. Feb 22, 2015
    2
    Don't ever consider buying this game like I did. Movie-to-game never works and it shows in this "game". Graphics are **** Gameplay is ****Don't ever consider buying this game like I did. Movie-to-game never works and it shows in this "game". Graphics are **** Gameplay is **** Everything is **** Do NOT buy this crap. Full Review »
  3. BenF.
    Apr 17, 2006
    6
    This game has very short length, but good acting and music. It is not too bad of a game. I consider it an average game. If you liked the This game has very short length, but good acting and music. It is not too bad of a game. I consider it an average game. If you liked the movie, you may end up wanting it. Rent it first. Full Review »