Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge Image

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  • Summary: Based on the 1993 award-winning animated movie, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas continues the story of Jack Skellington, Oogie Boogie and other familiar favorites in a whole new gaming adventure. The game expands the depth of the environments and characters first introduced in the movie and brings to life a brand new adventure. The Nightmare Before Christmas is an action adventure game where players assume the role of Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who must help reclaim the town from the mischievous Oogie Boogie and his henchmen. The game incorporates faithful depictions of the original characters, beautifully rendered visuals, fun exploration and engaging gameplay elements to provide an exciting new experience for players. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. This adventure looks great, its landscape dominated by crooked buildings and brooding grey skies; navigating Jack is simple and the characters are all well realised. A perfect children’s game.
  2. The frequent backtracking gets annoying, but given that Oogie's Revenge is like Devil May Cry and was developed by Capcom, it still manages to provide a memorable experience.
  3. 7 / 8 / 7 / 7 - 29 [Oct 2004]
  4. Unless you really enjoyed watching The Nightmare Before Christmas, there are plenty of other action adventure games with much more value.
  5. I really wanted to like Oogie’s Revenge more than I did. The Soul Robber was fun to use, and the game did a great job of recreating Tim Burton’s vision. However, the constant backtracking, poor camera, and repetition make it hard to justify anything more than a rental.
  6. 60
    The only problem is, it doesn't take long for combat to feel repetitive, because all non-boss enemies are dealt with in the same way -- whip, whip, whip, grab, swing, toss, repeat.
  7. While it captures the sweet essence of the film from so long ago, it fails to motivate with its stale gameplay.

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  1. DamienT.
    Nov 2, 2005
    Simply beautiful, but I'm a huge fan....
  2. DanB.
    Mar 1, 2006
    Nice graphics and reworkings of original songs was good, chracters and places stay faithful to the film, worth getting if you are a tim burton fan. my only complaint jack moves ssssooooooo slow. Collapse
  3. JonR.
    Nov 14, 2005
    The characters and settings remain pretty close to the movie. Graphics are sweet and the game play is pretty good. The only thing i dont like about this game is not being able to control the view. Expand
  4. maxkkeogh
    Apr 4, 2008
    Capcom have done a truly brilliant job with Oogie's Revenge. They have truly captured the whimsically dark and quirky look of the film, as well as nailing the ghoulish character's bittersweet innoence absoluetly spot on. The music and voice talent truly feel like a sequel to the movie, and Capcom have truly captured Burton's formula in this one.

    I took the ten away because of the game being very close to Devil May Cry's combat system, and that the storyline was a tad predictable considering where the film leaft off. also, because the game can get mildly cobfusing at points too.

    Overall, a near-on perfect movie tie-in video game replica of Burton's hit movie.