• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2005
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. You'd be hard pressed to find better cartoon fodder. [Oct 2005, p.68]
  2. As a game it’s fairly average, but the presentation is top notch.
  3. Scooby-Doo Unmasked doesn’t re-invent the 3D platform-gaming genre but is a fun-filled, if not short, game that will make please fans of the cartoon.
  4. Unmasked surely won’t blow anyone away, however THQ and developer A2M have produced a fun and accessible title here that uses its license to near flawless effects, and they deserve a lot of credit.
  5. Better than you'd expect, Scooby-Doo! Unmasked is an enjoyable slice of cartoon gaming that's boosted by fresh, creative flair. [Christmas 2005, p.118]
  6. Sure, it’s nothing groundbreaking or even all that original, but it is good, solid platforming, a loving tribute to the original material, and best of all, a lot of fun.
  7. The game’s soundtrack has that typical upbeat music found in so many kid-marketed games. Though it is slightly repetitive and a bit annoying after a while, it does fit the game well.
  8. 69
    The best videogame adaptation of the famous cartoon series yet, but it's far from perfect. The title doesn't bring much new to the table. Its fundamentally basic platforming mechanics have all been done before -- and better.
  9. Certainly the most accomplished version from the Scooby franchise to date. It might be based on familiar platforming territory but it doesn’t stop this particular outing from being as fresh and enjoyable as the first episode in 1969. That is of course, if you do not expect that much.
  10. Nothing special - you won't find many original ideas or much variation between levels here, and it's all over a bit too quickly. But if you're looking to buy a game that will entertain a Scooby fan who just wants to play the cartoon, or a younger gamer who just wants some simple running, jumping and collecting to get on with, this will do the trick.
  11. Scooby-Doo introduces some nifty ideas, like the changing disguises, but fails to build on its fundamentals to take the franchise to the next level.
  12. Plays better than the last Scooby game, but it's still far from prime time. [Nov 2005, p.84]
  13. 60
    Very similar to its predecessors, that is that it isn't exactly challenging and it won't remain a memorable game, but whilst it lasts it is a decent kids game, and that's who 90% of the audience playing the game will be.
  14. No technical marvel, it’s incredibly easy, the graphics are only so-so, it ends far too soon, and there’s no reason to ever play it again once you’re finished. That said, if you’re a fan of the previous Scooby-Doo games, you’ll like this one too.
  15. As a game, it's nothing special--just a mediocre platformer stuffed with all of the usual platforming elements. In terms of storytelling and presentation, however, Unmasked grabs the imagination and delights the senses easily as much as a feature-length version of the cartoon show would.
  16. Parents could confidently buy this for their children, safe in the knowledge that the content is suitable as well as enjoyable.
  17. Solid graphics and a great story don't make up for a lack of content. Would be a steal at bargain-bin prices, though. [Jan 2006, p.101]
  18. The story lacks depth, the same way the cartoon did, and when you have such a run-of-the-mill platform game you really need an engaging story.

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