• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2004
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. 65
    It nails the feel of the movie and boasts varied gameplay, not to mention features damn funny voiceovers. Unfortunately, sloppy control and tired gameplay muddles the experience.
  2. The game doesn't buck the trend of mediocrity, offering a fairly unremarkable experience that puts you through the motions of the film's plot without capturing any of its essence.
  3. A repetitive beat-'em-up and on-foot racing game rolled into one. The Incredibles game isn't as incredible as the film.
  4. I might have recommended this simplistic formula for younger gamers except for the fact that encounters with Omnidroid are some of the most tedious and unforgiving bouts I've ever fought. [Jan 2005, p.118]
  5. 70
    And while the game never quite reaches "Incredible" levels, it's still a good enough game to warrant checking out if you enjoyed the movie. Just don't expect to have to spend much time with it.
  6. The thrill of taking control of the family in action is soon soured by some nasty control and camera glitches, but youngsters who can't get enough of seeing Mrs Incredible stretch herself around won't really care about the finer points of directional play.
  7. As a standard third-person action-platformer, there's nothing substantially wrong with THQ's take on The Incredibles, but neither is there anything original.
  8. With a great audio/visual style, but lackluster mechanics and replay value, only true fans of the movie need apply.
  9. If you liked the movie, you'll probably like the game, as it's a near-perfect blend of classic gameplay with the production values and design of the film.
  10. 40
    The greatest crime depicted in the game isn't Syndrome's machinations, but the speed with which the lame design renders dull action out of such cool characters.
  11. The gameplay is rarely exciting, quite repetitive and often very frustrating; never a good combination.
  12. The graphics look great and feel slick, giving you the ability to flesh out some of the film's more memorable sequences. [Jan 2005, p.70]
  13. The Incredibles game had some great material to work with, but the energy and humor that really made the movie great just isn't there - out-of-context voice clips and poorly connected cut-scenes certainly don't add anything. [Jan 2005, p.132]
  14. A decent game to play if you're obsessed with the adventures of the family Parr, but it could have used a lot more polish and whimsy where it counts.
  15. These Incredibles are just average.
  16. Disney and Pixar have a cash cow phenomenon on their hands that is well deserved. This is what makes the game’s mediocrity all the more infuriating. Aside from the authentic look of the title, and perhaps also the jazzy and bombastic tunes, The Incredibles disappoints on every other level.
  17. An incredibly cynical attempt to cash in on a familiar and potentially rich license.
  18. There are far better games out there (without a licence attached) that will yield far broader smiles.
  19. Don't be too put off by the T-rating, if you're fine with your kids seeing the movie, the game is safe. [Jan 2005, p.105]
  20. An average tie-in that's not without its merits, and one that will appeal to fans of the film and a younger audience. Jaded older gamers however will find very little to sustain your interest.
  21. Illogical puzzles dominate the game's second half. You may not even understand what you did in order to move on. [Jan 2005, p.70]
  22. It would have been nice to have stronger gameplay elements but the graphics and audio help to save The Incredibles from an unpleasant experience.
  23. The Incredibles will still be an adequate Christmas present to go with the branded action figures, books and random merchandise that children will be finding under their vastly over-decorated artificial trees, even if marginally more effort goes into making a Happy Meal.
  24. A pretty good platform game, but it really offers nothing new to the market.
  25. Fantastic movie meets mediocre game and equals... a mediocre game with solid visuals and little else.
  26. A very pretty-sounding and good-looking shell of a cash cow for THQ and Pixar to make a few bucks off of the movie’s popularity. Sorry gang, no sale!
  27. Definitely aimed at the younger audiences, The Incredibles is an adequate but unremarkable action game on its own. The license certainly does help thanks to Pixar's unique charm and the game includes a variety of movie footage and trailers to please fans of the film.
  28. It's an average beat 'em up that I'm sure fans of the movie will enjoy for a weekend rental.
  29. Another game based on a blockbuster movie, The Incredibles is an entertaining family offering with plenty of variety, but lacks the polish of the spectacular new film.
  30. On the audio side the game has done an excellent job of bringing the individual personalities of the characters from the movie into the game with good voice acting and dialogue.
  31. 60
    In fact, the game is almost as dull as listening to NPR (almost), but since it's so mercifully short, the credits will be rolling before you realize just how little fun you're having.
  32. While the level design is fairly basic, the levels are huge and offer some great moments and decent challenges for all ages.
  33. Mr. Incredible has the power, but Elastigirl has the cooler moves. It’s like you can kill them in your own style.
  34. There are genuinely funny moments and the soundtrack and voiceovers are some of the best I've heard in a game for a long time, but that doesn't stop the action from being hackneyed and predictable.
  35. The problem is the blatantly obvious lack of effort that went into this game.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 11, 2011
    6
    Very entertaining for a few moments, the thrill wont last too much but is worth it. And giving the opportunity to play all the characters make a great variation and good shake. Too mixed, since, is one at a time, see the movie. Full Review »
  2. Jan 9, 2011
    6
    It was good but I didn't exactly play it every day.