Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
Buy On
  1. That's the big thing this title has going for it. It's fun to experience this amazing world, and if there was something focused on during the game design it was making sure that the world was a good place to go play in.
  2. The secrets, however, are well worth collecting. You can unlock stills from the movie set to music, production photos, and even "story time with Count Olaf".
  3. Very linear, which may cut down on replayability. The look, feel and general style of the game makes for an entertaining game experience that will leave you smiling.
  4. It’s one of the best children-oriented titles to arrive in years.
  5. Despite an interesting story and what should have been a solid puzzle solving game engine, it just turns out to be too easy and to be honest a little on the boring side for me.
  6. The gameplay is pretty undemanding but fundamentally sound; the different characters manage the spice the game up a bit, as well. The game would be rated higher if the length was a touch longer; it clocks in at just over 5 hours.
  7. The storybook presentation is truly wondrous and the way that the scenes appear as if they are being drawn solely for the gamer really reaches out and touches something inside in a great way.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Jul 10, 2012
    5
    It's a strange game, definitely. It's some fun if you're a child, but not really much of a challenge, not really much replay value here. ThatIt's a strange game, definitely. It's some fun if you're a child, but not really much of a challenge, not really much replay value here. That piano level is fun though. Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2014
    2
    A very linear platform game. You have 3 characters and you can switch between them. The whole presmise of the game is to encounter an obstacleA very linear platform game. You have 3 characters and you can switch between them. The whole presmise of the game is to encounter an obstacle in front of an important item, then one of the kids comes up with an idea using different obscure household items as a new invention to get around the obstacle to get their item. It's this pattern all the way through. They use voice acting directly from the movie. I got tired of it relatively quickly. This game wasn't for me Full Review »
  3. Feb 23, 2012
    0
    This game is just awful, it took me one hour to beat this game 100% and that included collecting all the puzzle pieces. do not buy this game.This game is just awful, it took me one hour to beat this game 100% and that included collecting all the puzzle pieces. do not buy this game. the only thing they did well is tell the story of the movie and the books but overall it's not worth the money Full Review »