Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
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  1. Planet 51 is a decent attempt at a movie based game, its main problem though is that it is just no fun.
  2. 55
    Children under 10 who dig the movie will get some decent entertainment out of what is essential GTA for kids. However, the uneven difficulty, technical issues and uninspired story keep this game from being anything other than passable entertainment.
  3. Planet 51 just doesn’t deliver. The entire production feels bare and a little watered down, and the technical hang-ups continue to persist throughout the game.
  4. Whether it's the floaty and complicated vehicle handling, the confused radar, the repetitive nature of the missions, or the random and surprising difficulty spikes, Planet 51 gives players (especially younger ones) a multitude of good reasons to stay away.
  5. 50
    Planet 51: The Game isn’t a bad licensed game, really, but something far worse: it’s a boring game.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Like a dry cracker for dinner, this is very bland, very boring, and not much fun at all. [Jan 2010, p.75]
  7. The movie might be quite funny and entertaining, but the game isn’t. A ludicrously multiplayer mode, similar missions, technical mistakes and long loading times – and there are still more negative things in it.
  8. An open-world game for kids, Planet 51: The Game doesn't have a lot of very serious problems, but being very dull and uninspired is of course the biggest flaw in itself.
  9. Sadly, Planet 51 is a classic bad tie in; despite its young target, the title misses the point, and even if you loved the movie you won't be compelled by the boring gameplay.
  10. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Think twice before exploring this planet. [Jan 2010, p.83]
  11. With dull events, terrible lip synching in the cut scenes, short story and just not enough to do for a sandbox game the few fun vehicle parts just aren’t enough. If you have some small children who enjoyed the film it’s probably worth picking up just to keep them quiet for a bit, but for anyone else it just isn’t worth it.

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