The Haunted Mansion PlayStation 2


Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. While The Haunted Mansion can not be classified as a children’s game, it does have a genial, yet spooky feel about it and is easily accessible by both novice and veteran gamers.
  2. 80
    Has great production values, is "spiritually" faithful to the look and feel of the famed Disney attraction, and is a very good action/puzzler to boot.
  3. Zeke is a cool character and the gameplay is enjoyable enough for a good weekend of gameplay.
  4. PSM Magazine
    Aficionados will even recognize specific details and fixtures from the "real" Haunted Mansion in this pleasing, spiritually faithful reincarnation. [Holiday 2003, p.46]
  5. It's imaginative, it controls well, and the puzzles are solid and challenging without being repetitive. It's simply that a basic weakness in the engine makes The Haunted Mansion a far more frustrating experience than it really needs to be.
  6. If you simply need a game to continue the style of titles such as "Grabbed by the Ghoulies" then The Haunted Mansion will definitely suffice, but don't expect the same level of graphics quality or gameplay.
  7. 74
    It’s very enjoyable the whole way through and the puzzles are extremely well designed and varied, some being simple and some requiring quite a bit of thinking.
  8. Weekly Famitsu
    7 / 7 / 7 / 8 - 29 [Vol 803; 7 May 2004]
  9. The game expertly blends physical—mostly platforming—challenges with cerebral puzzles and, in the process, keeps players guessing throughout.
  10. Between its overall solid presentation, and its gameplay that keeps you guessing, this is one game that's worth taking a look at.
  11. 70
    The game does a pretty decent job of retaining the style and spirit of the license without sacrificing on control mechanics or puzzle cleverness. For these reasons, parents looking for a safe, enjoyable title to play with their kids may find TDK's game a worthy selection.
  12. Fun fluff- here one minute, gone the next, but there was some fun had along the way. Some very cool puzzles are worth playing the game for, but this is not one I would voluntarily own.
  13. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    If you enjoy puzzle solving and are looking for a way to kill an afternoon, there are worse ways you could spend your time. [Feb 2004, p.102]
  14. There was rich promise here, but High Voltage has dropped the ball with its sloppy approach to the combat.
  15. Edge Magazine
    From bedrooms containing clever and mysterious moving panels to a 'Land of the Giants'-style pool challenge, each section delivers something new and exciting to motivate deeper exploration. [Apr 2004, p.110]
  16. Tragically, Haunted Mansion is mercilessly short, and combined with the singular solution to each room ensures a frustrating experience, especially as it's so completely linear.
  17. Play Magazine
    The story is way overdone and weighs down the gameplay..., and convoluted specifics of progression are unnecessary given the game's linear structure. [Nov 2003, p.93]

Awards & Rankings

#89 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. AshleeP.
    Feb 1, 2008
    Awesome game! I love the ride at DL and DW and recognized alot of the scenes from the ride! The movie was stupid luckily nothing from it is Awesome game! I love the ride at DL and DW and recognized alot of the scenes from the ride! The movie was stupid luckily nothing from it is in the game. Graphics are excellent! I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves the ride and Disney! Full Review »
  2. DanielS.
    Oct 31, 2003
    This game is awesome! For fans of the ride, it doesn't get any better. I don't think the Play Magazine guys played the game very long.
  3. JamieJ.
    Oct 20, 2003
    This game is pretty cool but, some parts are hard to figure out. Also, the graphics are alot better than I thought they would be.