Skylanders Giants PlayStation 3

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 18, 2012
    92
    I really cannot praise Skylanders: Giants enough. Last year's beginnings were just that, a launch pad for what was to become one of the most sought after collectibles of the 2011 holiday season. With tons of new and exciting things to do, new figures to collect, and the ability to use your previous Skylanders, it feels like someone finally got everything right when creating a sequel.
  2. Oct 19, 2012
    90
    Skylanders: Giants makes the beloved franchise bigger than ever. There are more Skylanders, bigger Skylanders and more game content than ever. While it doesn't do anything to break the mold, it's a really good game for children and parents alike.
  3. Nov 15, 2012
    85
    Besides being accessible to just about all ages -- my 4-year old had no problems, though he finished Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes without much help so maybe that's not the best yardstick to measure "accessible" -- it's inoffensive, provides a middlin' challenge, and it's fun to watch and play (if it comes down to it.
  4. Nov 19, 2012
    84
    Skylanders: Giants is basically the same game as one year ago but improved in small but meaningful ways. It's still the best family game around and the quality of the optional figures is really high.
  5. Nov 4, 2012
    83
    If your kids loved the original Skylanders game, than they will love this new incarnation of the series as Giants adds new characters, abilities and worlds to this franchise. With almost flawless gameplay, a great control system and some really decent looking action figures, there's very little to complain about this game.
  6. Just like the LEGO games, this is a great game to play with your kids. Especially if you're a gaming parent yourself, because it feels like you're sharing your passion with your offspring. Buying new dolls for the game, however, just feels like you're being ripped off. [December 2012, p.79]
  7. 80
    Skylanders Giants is a genial product and clearly set up to feed the desire to collect.
  8. Nov 6, 2012
    80
    A great sequel, which successfully expands the universe created in its predecessor. Visually, Skylanders Giants isn't that impressive though.
  9. Oct 18, 2012
    80
    While it has its share of bugs and is qualitatively a mere expansion of the original in many ways, Skylanders Giants is still a full-blown sequel, featuring more Skylanders, more in-game collectibles, and larger and arguably more robust levels (albeit fewer) than the original. If more Skylanders is what you're after, this is what you've been looking for.
  10. Oct 18, 2012
    80
    A far better game than it will probably be given credit for, and a good sequel that tries to add depth to the gameplay and even more variety to the characters.
  11. Oct 18, 2012
    80
    Only supporting two players and no online play still feel like misses, as does the inability to jump. The package, as a whole, doesn't push the genre or the Skylanders universe in radical ways, but the additions are welcome and ultimately great fun.
  12. Jan 2, 2013
    78
    It's more of the same Skylanders gameplay, which is probably just fine with Skylanders obsessed pre-teens.
  13. Nov 12, 2012
    78
    There's very little in this game to find offensive, and kids will go crazy for all the cool new characters to learn and experience, and build on the fun that was had in the first title.
  14. Nov 15, 2012
    77
    Skylanders: Giants is pretty much the same stuff as last year. The new giants are fun, but are not nearly powerful enough to justify their price tag. Still decent fun, just without the flair of freshness the original had. [Dec 2012]

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