Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 44
  2. Negative: 6 out of 44
  1. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game shows that you can spend too much money on looks, and not enough on story, controls or gameplay. All the parts are there, but they're not just connected in a coherent fashion.
  2. The trailers may make the film look like a live action Halo but the game plays nowhere near as well.
  3. Well crafted, but quite mediocre and repetitive gameplay. Hopefully the movie is a lot better than this, otherwise Cameron's knee-deep in sh.t.
  4. Avatar: The Game is ambitious enough, but ambition alone doesn’t make a good game, something James Cameron doesn’t seem to realize. With wonky gameplay mechanics, a boring story and an overall lack of polish, this game is just another film crossover gone wrong.
  5. 40
    The basic gameplay of Avatar is so fundamentally flawed that even those few bright spots would only set you up for disappointment. Because, despite the guiding hand of Cameron, Avatar is ultimately just another big-name movie game that doesn't fulfill its early promise.
  6. 40
    Simply a rather dull experience, which could be the worst thing you could say for any piece of entertainment. From my time with it, James Cameron's Avatar: The Video Game only furthers the point, rather than dispels it, that the movie-to-video game genre is as treacherous as the planet of Pandora itself.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Dec 19, 2011
    7
    Well, Avatar was a good movie, but the game was pushed out way too early. The game had great potential, but you always know what's gonna happen with Ubisoft. I expected this game to be a freeroam RPG game with many quests, gear and enemies, but no, I was disappointed. You should just rent this game or try at friend's. You really can't give a score on this game. You either like it or not. Full Review »
  2. Dec 11, 2010
    9
    For the first 20 minutes of gameplay, I tried so hard to like it, but failed. But after picking it up again and putting a few hours into it, i found i very enjoyable, ESPECIALLY for a movie-based game. This may not be the best 3rd person shooter, or even xclose to the best RPG, but if you want a game that you'll get six or seven hours of singleplayer linear MMO-ing, and maybe even a multiplayer match, this game is a good choice. Full Review »