• Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Feb 1, 2006
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Platformer lovers who are also fans of the license are likely to get a kick out of Curious George for the short time that it lasts, and I don't think anyone can discount the game's beautiful presentation, but in the end I think going with a weekend rental is about all that most gamers will get out of this.
  2. For a game based on a movie (based on a set of children's stories), Curious George is more than adequate. While it stumbles here and there in terms of gameplay, the game will nonetheless appeal to those younger players with an itch to play as an animated monkey.
  3. Platformer lovers who are also fans of the license are likely to get a kick out of Curious George, and I don’t think anyone can discount the game’s beautiful presentation, but in the end I think sticking with a weekend rental is the best way to go.
  4. Curious George may be squarely aimed at a younger audience, but even they will likely tire of its overly repetitive minigames and extremely simplistic platforming.
  5. 55
    The gameplay can be hard and imbalanced, and while the design seems fitting for its demographic, strange gameplay issues (such as a flawed double jump) will make the experience very frustrating for young gamers.
  6. Curious George has none of the double-layered humour of other animated films. Likewise, the game only works if you're under six. [Oct 2006, p.88]
  7. I will never fault a game for not being violent but that doesn't mean it should be void of fun. Even Curios George himself wouldn't find much interest in this game should ever come across it - and as we all know, he's exceptionally curious.
  8. This isn't a terribly complicated or in-depth game, and adults are likely to find it a little short and a little simplistic. But it captures some of the innocent fun of the books and is almost certainly in the style of the movie, incorporating some clips from the film.
  9. When you win Curious George, the game just ends. No celebration. No fanfare. It's as if the creators are acknowledging that nothing much has been accomplished.
  10. For a game featuring a carefree monkey, this is linear and boring. [Oct 2006, p.84]
  11. A dreadful camera. [Oct 2006, p.86]
  12. If it featured a character aimed at kids a few years older it would probably score higher, but a game that so woefully misunderstands its audience should only be purchased by those with precocious offspring or vast reserves of patience.
  13. Gamestyle can see the appeal that Curious George may have for very young gamers who are fans of the film or television series, but anyone else (or children who have grown up with gaming) will become bored very quickly.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 24, 2013
    6
    Man this was a old game, I remember how boring and poor it was but that's not there fault due to older gen system. it was barley play ableMan this was a old game, I remember how boring and poor it was but that's not there fault due to older gen system. it was barley play able unless your younger and are just starting. Im sure if you still have this game save it for your kids because you wont get like any of your money back for it. Full Review »
  2. Nov 24, 2013
    4
    Decent game but I would not suggest buying it.. Perfect game for kids they will love the experience of playing a monkey and causing troubleDecent game but I would not suggest buying it.. Perfect game for kids they will love the experience of playing a monkey and causing trouble around town. Full Review »