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  • Summary: In this inspiring adventure based on The Polar Express movie, players will take an extraordinary ride through eight exciting chapters. A mysterious Conductor shepherds players aboard the train, and onto a journey to meet Santa Claus at the North Pole. Along they way, they will meet memorable characters from the film including the Girl Know-it-All, Lonely Boy, the Hobo, Smokey & Steamer and the Elves. Gameplay rewards those who believe. All aboard! Experience mini-games, solve puzzles and search for lost presents. Enjoy special EyeToy games. Explore massive 3-D environments including the North Pole and The Polar Express. [THQ] Expand
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  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. $10-30 per hour is probably the worst deal I have ever seen in a high-profile video game, and I amazed that THQ put it out with so little substance.
  2. The game's simplicity makes this a questionable choice for anyone over 8, but young kids will likely enjoy it. [Jan 2005, p.106]
  3. If you're older than 12, you have no business playing this game.
  4. 35
    This is a kid's game. It's also a bad kid's game. And there's really no getting around that.
  5. An ugly collection of poorly conceived minigames, The Polar Express is a failure by the standards of any medium.
  6. It has so many flaws, combined with the short span of the game, makes for one that would be near impossible to recommend.
  7. A very below-average affair that never really rises to the wonders of its license, riding on its mean-spirited and pointless mini games. Skip this if you want to have a Merry Christmas.

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  1. JohnM.
    Dec 12, 2004
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    Not worthy of even the most hardcore movie fans!!!