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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

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  • Summary: Step inside the magical world of Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory. Based on the feature film directed by Tim Burton and the classic Roald Dahl book, the game allows players to explore deep inside the factory and play the beloved story as Charlie Bucket. Find a Golden Ticket and, alongStep inside the magical world of Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory. Based on the feature film directed by Tim Burton and the classic Roald Dahl book, the game allows players to explore deep inside the factory and play the beloved story as Charlie Bucket. Find a Golden Ticket and, along with four other children, win a personal tour of Willy Wonka's factory guided by the notorious and reclusive candy-maker himself. Embark on a fantastic adventure exploring the many extraordinary environments of the factory, including some from the book that do not appear in the film. Discover what happens after the other children, greed-driven and unrestrained, wreak havoc throughout the factory. Then save the chocolate factory from their destruction by solving mystifying puzzles and using inventive candy powers. By helping the Oompa-Loompas and restoring order to the factory, Charlie can earn the respect of Willy Wonka and win an unexpected prize. Acquire incredible abilities by using fantastic new candies in order to save the factory. Stop the "rotten" children from causing chaos and destruction throughout the candy factory. Repair huge, bizarre candy-making machines by solving puzzles and enlisting the help of the Oompa-Loompas. Explore numerous rooms and environments inside Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. [Global Star] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 19 out of 21
  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. With all of the gameplay and control issues, the game simply isn’t any fun.
  3. Started with brilliant presentation and gameplay and deteriorated from that point on. Although the novel twist of trying to save the ‘bad’ kids does add something for fans of the book, they’ll be advised to rent this title before the sugar sweet memories turn into a sour aftertaste after shelling out for this lacklustre platformer.
  4. AceGamez
    40
    Kids aren't going to want to rescue the bad guys of the movie, kids want to explore the factory, swim in the chocolate lakes and hijack cars.
  5. 30
    As I painfully maneuvered my Charlie from room to room, I grew more and more desperate in my attempt to find redeeming qualities in the game.
  6. The game play is too repetitive and a combination of poor controls and poor visuals make it frustrating to complete the levels. It's hard to imagine many people, whatever their ages, having the supreme patience to actually sit through more than a few hours of this game.
  7. So to sum up – it looks like a homebrew net Yaroze demo, sounds worse than a knackered monophonic mobile phone with the Crazy Frog ring tone on it, moves with all the fluidity and beauty of a giraffe trying to control a pedalo and is so shatteringly tedious and yawn-inducing you could mistakenly think you’ve contracted narcolepsy while playing it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. PeteS.
    Aug 17, 2005
    10
    This game has bad graphics terrible gameplay but johnny depp is hot so that works.
  2. KavveenK.
    Jul 28, 2005
    10
    I love chocolates........ Chocolates for free I love chocolates........ Chocolates for you and me!!!!
  3. YeWorma
    Aug 4, 2005
    10
    Yeah! Who doesn't love Chocalate? And my game came packed with a free chocolate bar inside! Wonderful!
  4. Thinkablefire
    Jul 6, 2005
    5
    Yet another game based on a movie. This game should be rented before bought. If you ever played "The Series Of Unfortunate Events" than you Yet another game based on a movie. This game should be rented before bought. If you ever played "The Series Of Unfortunate Events" than you know what the style of this game is. It does feature some interesting things within the game like the creepy umpaloompa. in all the game is ok. Expand
  5. BonbonAliano
    Aug 6, 2005
    5
    Better than the GBA version. But the game is BAD.
  6. 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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  7. RobertoL.
    Sep 7, 2005
    1
    So mind-numbingly boring, that I actually died.

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#79 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005