The Polar Express PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2004
  • Also On: PC

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
Buy On
  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. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    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. I managed to complete it within 2 hours, and had more continues at the end of the game than I had before I started.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    It's a shell of what might be a new Christmas classic which is, in one way, sad but the fact that the movie may be around for along time may tempt a developer to do this game justice in the future.
  6. 35
    This is a kid's game. It's also a bad kid's game. And there's really no getting around that.
  7. An ugly collection of poorly conceived minigames, The Polar Express is a failure by the standards of any medium.
  8. It has so many flaws, combined with the short span of the game, makes for one that would be near impossible to recommend.
  9. 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.
  10. 20
    This half-assed movie tie-in is so crummy even the dimmest kid on the short bus won't be taken in.

Awards & Rankings

#49 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. JohnM.
    Dec 12, 2004
    Not worthy of even the most hardcore movie fans!!!