Mixed or average reviews - based on 61 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. A movie-based game that is well done and relatively problem free? X-Men Origins: Wolverine is definitely one of the more pleasant surprises of the year.
  2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine might not be the most original title, but what it does it does very, very well.
  3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a superb action game especially for fans of the character. This is the Wolverine game that fans have been waiting for. It’s not incredibly varied and a lesser game would have suffered because of this but Wolverine is just incredibly fun.
  4. Have you ever been rewarded for ripping 250 guys in half with your bare hands? You will be while playing this game, and if that's not reason enough to buy it, then I really don't know what is.
  5. A very good slash 'em up -adventure. It's pretty and faithful to the original character i.e. extremely brutal and bloody. There's some minor why can't I go there -type problems, though. [May 2009]
  6. There's seldom a dull moment in this game, and when one arises it's intentional. Raven completely outdid themselves with this game, delivering one of the best Marvel games yet to ship.
  7. At the end of the day, X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a very good game that features action, adventure and fighting all under the auspice of Wolverine.
  8. While X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not a perfect game, Raven can easily lay claim to having created the best game ever starring Wolverine.
  9. 83
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not a game for everyone; you have to have a strong stomach, you have to like hack and slash games and you have to know the story of Wolverine to fully appreciate it.
  10. Razor sharp combat and a mature nature makes for an excellent superhero slash-'em-up. [June 2009, p.72]
  11. If this had been just a couple of hours longer and had the option to kill Gambit, I’d say this was a shoe-in for game of the year.
  12. I'd say it's a perfect rental, considering the run time of about 6-8 hours, and definitely worth picking up once a price drop kicks in.
  13. Rapidly pressing the same buttons to slaughter similar looking bad guys eventually grows repetitive, and the game chugs when the bigger monsters hit the screen, but overall, you'll enjoy carving evildoers like lunch meat and battling familiar foes from the comic books and this week's film.
  14. This tears your skin off! Fast gameplay, customisable upgrades and lots of style – despite the repetitive action, Wolverine definitely is the best game incarnation of our favorite super-hero.
  15. The game may lose steam as it goes, but the excellent combat still makes it worth the price of admission.
  16. It’s obvious from the beginning that this game isn’t trying to do anything new or terribly innovative. Origins does action, and does it well.
  17. Raven Software acts as the gamers super-hero by developing one of the best comic book gaming experiences in recent memory.
  18. Origins is a fun game with great story and visuals, perfect for fans of Wolverine, hack and slash gameplay or a shirtless Hugh Jackman.
  19. This is a good example of how to bring a movie to consoles. In terms of gameplay, it's quite solid. Visually, it fulfills with honor. Raven Software has proven it can bring Marvel licenses to a good end.
  20. Surprisingly lengthy and gruesomely entertaining. [July 2009, p.76]
  21. 78
    The story is convoluted, the bosses are boring and the whole experience isn't that deep, but this game sure is fun.
  22. This game is repetitive. You start out consistently having a blast, but towards the middle of it you realize that some stages drag on for way too damn long.
  23. 78
    For a movie tie-in game, X-Men Origins: Wolverine has a surprisingly long 13+ hour playing time.
  24. The game is definitely fun, but the repetitiveness and poor quality steal some thunder.
  25. X-Men Origins: Wolverine delivers exceptionally on a very simple concept: an M Rated slice and dice adventure starring Wolverine that follows the plot of the movie. It never claims to be anything deeper than that, and in a way, that’s why it succeeds.
  26. Good news for the Hack and Slash lovers. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a fantastic brawler. On the graphic and audio side the videogame does nice work, but it's in the gameplay area where the new Raven effort shines above those hundreds of forgettable movie adaptations.
  27. Wolverine is all about blood, gore and violence. The rest is plain and simple.
  28. 77
    Loads of blood and body parts are flying around from the beginning until the end of the game. Despite the errors, the game looks very decent and plays fine. Before you know it, you're playing for hours and don't want to stop. This game is a must have for every action gamer!
  29. X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Uncaged Edition rises above the normal sanitized superhero games we typically expect from the genre.
  30. While X-Men Origins: Wolverine has some nice features, it ultimately can’t shake its mediocre gameplay.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Mar 16, 2012
    Best game based on a movie this gen.. Ignore the stupid reviews from critics, go watch some gameplays and see for yourself, its an amazing game, one of the best hack N slash games this gen, truly underrated Full Review »
  2. JeffreyB
    Oct 4, 2009
    So much fun! A great hack 'n' slash game. There's a little bit of thinking in it, but mostly, you get to be Wolverine! If you like Wolverine, you have to try this! Full Review »
  3. alexm
    May 3, 2009
    Ok, so u may think that 10 is a bit ott, but man i love hack n slash adventure games, and this really is as close to god of war as we're gonna get for now. the violence in this game is astounding, and the graphics are pretty damn good for a rushed tie-in game, only real glitch i found was his dogtags that seem to jitter about all over the place for no apparent reason, lol. also, i don't understand why the 360 version has a higher metascore, after perusing the reviews there are a few non console specific reviews that are only applied to the 360's metascore, which are higher, and the ps3 page has some non specific reviews which are low and not applied to the 360 version, which is odd, have a look metacritic moderators, i swear its not right! Full Review »