Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 44
  2. Negative: 14 out of 44
  1. Had The Official Game provided a consistent overall challenge, it would have been bearable, if unexciting. But it hasn’t, and it isn’t. [July 2006, p.88]
  2. The play-style variety may be decent--and you get to upgrade abilities--but each character's level sets grow horribly repetitive and pointless, with stingy checkpoint placement compounding the frustration [July 2006, p.91]
  3. Unless you despise the X-Men movies and simply want more ammo that can be used to insult your friends, I strongly advise that you avoid this game like you would a French kissing toad. [July 2006, p.104]
  4. This caught-between-generations game manages to just barely clear graphical obstacles and shallow depth by introducing some simple, fun game mechanics.
  5. 45
    Thanks to some horribly generic gameplay and uninspired combat, it ends up continuing the disappointing trend of movie license video games.
  6. When accurately describing videogames, we tend to use the word ‘dross’ rarely, but this particular X-Men title has forced the word from us in a spectacular fashion. [July 2006, p.130]
  7. 40
    Perhaps the worst offense of all would have to be Wolverine. Not only has Z-Axis managed to take everyone's favorite adamantium-infused Canadian wildman and turn him into possibly the most boring hero ever, they've pinned a sizable majority of the action upon playing as him. Boring, you say? Yes.
  8. While the voice work is fine, the whole thing just comes off as so low rent, it’s hard to take it seriously. It’s a shame too because the filler story isn’t that bad.
  9. As it is, X-Men: The Official Game is “officially” a horse’s turd of an experience that’s approximately as painful as Wolverine’s claws inadvertently sliding out while he’s wiping his arse.
  10. Uninspired action, laughable cinematics and repetitive action make this the summer blockbuster tie-in to avoid. [July 2006, p.88]
  11. X-Men: The Official Game is pretty awful. [July 2006, p.71]
  12. 32
    This game is ass; don't buy it. Don't even rent it. [Issue 141, p.106]
  13. The idea of giving the player three fairly unique characters to play as is good one, but the game design verges on plain stupid at times.
  14. Like many games of this style, there is some vague, half-guilty pleasure in the mechanical repetitiveness of the game's combat. But ultimately, X-Men is in the time-honored tradition of licensed games -- rushed, derivative, and well worth avoiding.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Apr 2, 2014
    6
    This game is definitely not a perfect one, but its gameplay variety and original voice cast keeps it from being bad.
    Variety is due to the
    selection of characters, who have different style of playing, but brawling gets a little flat after a while. Most of the levels are not made of lined up areas, but big, or mediocre arenas , where the entire level takes place, giving a game sometime a ring-fight tone, which makes some levels uninteresting and boring. For fans of the x-men universe, this game is a solid "go for it" , for those , who really just want this game for some action, leave it... Full Review »
  2. ???
    Jun 18, 2006
    5
    Very good.
  3. CollinD.
    Jun 6, 2006
    6
    I loved the game! But they sould have spent more time on the move clips. but i would still buy it because i love X-Men.