Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Park and his team’s creative modelling skills make the films magical, but in replacing them with computer graphics this game delivers pretty average fare. That said, its cartoon visuals and helpful prompts should keep younger children amused for hours.
  2. Compared to most movie-inspired games, this one is certainly in with the best of the bunch.
  3. One of the best movie tie-ins you'll play. [Nov 2006, p.135]
  4. 78
    There doesn’t appear to be much depth here, but there is a lot of fun to be had in replaying certain challenges to beat your previous times, so you get more out of it if you dig a little deeper into this seemingly shallow pool.
  5. Vastly superior to nearly every single movie-based video game I’ve personally played throughout the entire year. That being said, the game still doesn’t have what it takes to compete with the big boys of the action/platform genre.
  6. The co-op gameplay is what makes this game special, and while there are enough bugs and hitches in the co-op mechanic to ensure players will be annoyed a little on their way to the fun, it's still a worthwhile experience.
  7. Saves your rainy day. The game is sometimes a little confusing when there is no way of knowing what to do next. [Dec 2005]
  8. Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit isn't a bad game by any means, but it brings nothing new to the genre.
  9. I was surprised at how much content there was as I expected it to be very quick and easy, catering to its target market. However, it has a lot of meat to it.
  10. Younger fans of the license or movie will definitely enjoy it since the developer was able to capture the style of the series so well. Older gamers will probably not get a lot of mileage out of the game since the core gameplay is so simplistic, but it should be just enough for younger fans.
  11. A slightly suspect tempo and structure of the game leaves it feeling less enthralling then it could have been, whilst repetition sinks in to ensure this is one game best played in short burst; however these are small complaints over what is a thoroughly entertaining adaptation of a hilarious film.
  12. Not brilliant, but it's a competent licensed title that should appeal to hardcore W&G fans. [Nov 2005, p.149]
  13. It is like a beautifully handmade plasticine set with cameras lined up, musical and vocal talent at the ready - and then Arnold Schwarzenegger stands on it, comes up with a cheesy one-liner and ruins the whole experience.
  14. A delightful movie game that's sure to satisfy. [Nov p.92]
  15. Better than most licensed properties, Cure of the Were-Rabbit has plenty of charm, but it's short of variety where it counts, and doesn't quite capture the feel of the humor from the source material.
  16. It also has a lot of the repetitious gameplay issues that dragged those games down after a few hours of play.
  17. The game looks and sound great. The town has great detail and an elaborate layout that makes each new place look different but still seem to be part of the same setting.
  18. This is an average-at-best game, better than many for kids and Wallace & Gromit fans should at least give it a look, but there’s nothing here that you can’t live without.
  19. The gameplay is not the most involved or varied we’ve ever seen, but as far as movie tie-in’s go it’s one of the best.
  20. In the end, W & G does what it set out to do, and in that, respect is a very solid title.
  21. 65
    Does a good job of capturing the feel of the movie. What it doesn't do is provide engaging gameplay for older gamers.
  22. Never quite captures enough of Wallace and Gromit's charm to overcome these problems over its 16-20 hours. [Dec 2005, p.108]
  23. Frustrating, when things like camera angles get in your way the game starts to loose any fun that you may have been having.
  24. 65
    The game follows the movie closely and looks superb.
  25. It's a good effort, but it's just not worth more than bargain bin prices.
  26. The cute claymation couple look and sound pretty good in this mission-based platformer, but the gameplay isn't all that compelling.
  27. The auto-target feature for the bungun is way too helpful and intrusive. The double-jump looks and feels absolutely wrong. Most of all, the overall game is just a little too unchallenging, a little bit rote, and a little too, well, immature.
  28. 60
    This game isn't going to win any awards for originality or complexity, but if you're after a non linear child's game that is based on the movie then you'll be pleased to know that this game is actually a fairly decent title, which left me very surprised.
  29. A decent adventure title for younger gamers, but don't expect it to please the masses.
  30. A decent way for kids to kill some time, though be warned that they may be asking you for help. [Jan 2006, p.101]
  31. A snoozer. Dull combat, no innovative puzzles, no thought-provoking gameplay – nothing that a gamer of any age could possibly love. It's a disappointment and should be avoided like every other bland movie game released.
  32. It has straightforward puzzles, cute rabbits, an unsual-for-its-kind multi-character dynamic, and lovely brassy music. I know I'd have loved this when I was a kid. For a while. Probably.
User Score
2.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    7
    A pretty good game, amazing that you got to go around the wallace and gromit world and that you can talk and perfrom tasks for them too. AnA pretty good game, amazing that you got to go around the wallace and gromit world and that you can talk and perfrom tasks for them too. An interesting game with a touch of humor and horror (MOSTLY HUMOR). Full Review »
  2. StuartR.
    Jun 2, 2006
    10
    Excellent. Our 6 year old son absolutely loves this game and keeps him entertained for hours. Gameplay is very easy and the ability to roam Excellent. Our 6 year old son absolutely loves this game and keeps him entertained for hours. Gameplay is very easy and the ability to roam around the world of W&G is a delight in inself. The biggest problem is getting him off it after 6 months! Full Review »
  3. TomF.
    Feb 8, 2006
    4
    Very difficult game for childrens and very hardly to get forward.