Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 11 out of 16
  1. This is a short, tired, and ineffectual piece of work that is best left forgotten.
  2. It is rushed, cheap looking, repetitive and gets old fast, and for the price it’s not worth it.
  3. I can’t really say I enjoyed anything about this game. It is completely normal for a franchise title, anything based on a film or TV property, and although I wish it weren’t true, I can’t recommend this game to anyone.
  4. Unfortunately Zathura plays like it was won in a car boot sale. Avoid.
  5. It actually plunges past mediocrity into outright craptitude.
  6. 34
    The laughable A.I., boring level design, pedestrian graphics, and tattered story make this a game that should be avoided by young and old alike.
  7. To me, I wouldn’t even leave this game in the basement, as you never know who may find it.
  8. Those in search of family-friendly thrills should pick up the last "Sly" game instead. [Mar 2006, p.85]
  9. Kids have done this all before over and over again in more distinct and sleeker settings. Besides the cool runaway Robot sequences there's nothing that's challenging, innovative or eye-catching about Zathura.
  10. Blocky, awkward and creatively broken, Zathura is another lazy, cut-price movie tie-in that just isn't worth getting involved in. [Apr 2006, p.73]
  11. An utter disgrace. It’s tedious, blatantly made on a zero budget with zero effort, and consequently is about as much fun as spending a day transcribing random pages from the phone book.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 28, 2011
    I didn't like the game very much but there was some cool stuff in it! The Creature animations were pretty good. Two of the boss fights were interesting as well. Full Review »