• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2007
Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. TMNT does only 2 things--platforming and fighting--but it does them so right that the replayability is off the charts. [Apr 2007, p.38]
  2. The best Turtles game in years, which admittedly is kind of like saying you just got the best punch in the gut you’ve had in years. Nonetheless, TMNT entertains pretty consistently, delivering fast-paced thrills but almost no genuine challenge.
  3. A sprawling platform brawler with a few frustrating sections, but there's plenty of fun to be had with your little green pals. [Apr 2007, p.82]
  4. 70
    If you judge TMNT on its own merits as a platform-hopper with a dash of semi-imaginative combat thrown in, then it's a fine game.
  5. A rare triumph for movie tie-ins, full of fast-paced fun and some sweet ninja action. [June 2007, p.84]
  6. Fun but extremely basic. There is lots of speedy platforming coupled with a simple beat-'em-up fighting style, which makes for a brief but mostly unsatisfying experience.
  7. TMNT seems to have been rushed out to support the movie’s release. The result is an uninspired action game with a shattered plot line and boring fights. The acrobatic sections have their moments, and the co-operation of the turtles holds some promise. [Apr 2007]
  8. TMNT has some legitimately neat platforming sequences, but it's more frustrating than a kid-oriented game ought to be, and the combat is completely brain-dead.
  9. If you’re a fan of the series, it’s definitely worth looking into. If you’re looking for a new platforming experience with some action thrown in with a non-human character, try checking out ‘The Legend of Kay’ at your local retailer. You’ll find it more enjoyable in the long run.
  10. It should provide an entertaining ninja experience for the under 10 market but in doing so can't be recommended to more experienced gamers. If you're old enough to remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on pre-32-Bit hardware, you'll sadly fall into the latter category.
  11. A lightweight but enjoyable outing. Comparatively high praise in the world of PS2 movie tie-ins. [June 2007, p.109]
  12. 60
    TMNT doesn't. With no co-operative mode available, single-button combat, and straightforward level design, all you're left with are some nice animations and decent platforming that just don't carry the weight.
  13. As expected, the combat is simplistic, the humor hokey, and the difficulty...well, let's just say you can't really die. [June 2007, p.84]
  14. 60
    TMNT provides some fairly fun ninja-style leaping around, but it's hampered by boring combat and annoying jumping puzzles that further suffer from control issues.
  15. Unimaginative level design, creaky collision detection and an overall lack of polish hold it back. Shame. [May 2007, p.78]
  16. A multiplayer game that required the turtles to co-ordinate their efforts and powers could have rocked so much harder. For that matter, so could a camera that chose better angles and thus caused to fewer missed jumps due to misjudged distances.
  17. 40
    Generic platforming. [Issue#153, p.68]
  18. It was radioactive ooze that spawned the Turtles, but it's your brain that will turn to ooze trying to get some decent entertainment out of this sludgy beat 'em up.
  19. A shameless cash-in that could have been so much better with a little more thought. [May 2007, p.74]
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. SimonG.
    Oct 21, 2007
    7
    Sure the game is linear. Sure there a no fighting upgrades, really! No Multiplayer. Not much collectibles. No destructible environments. And Sure the game is linear. Sure there a no fighting upgrades, really! No Multiplayer. Not much collectibles. No destructible environments. And a confusing storyline. In fact, let Full Review »
  2. PaulH.
    Mar 21, 2007
    1
    This game is not what I was expecting. They did not fully use the POP engine and the combo system is really horrible. FMV's are also This game is not what I was expecting. They did not fully use the POP engine and the combo system is really horrible. FMV's are also choppy. the constant chattering of the off-screen characters is annoying and you will more than likely just block them out. they could have done so much more with this. I hope the movie is better. Full Review »