Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 7, 2013
    90
    The Wii U edition doesn't have any new features that makes it much better than others, but just enough to make an already great game even better on this new console.
  2. 90
    With no way for Skylanders veterans to dive into the Wii U version without buying the Starter Kit, the best bet may be to stick with whatever system you've been using and wait until the next year's version to consider jumping to Wii U. Skylanders Giants is excellent, and the Wii U version is a fine port, but until the near-field communication technology on the GamePad is used in the game, this version is unfortunately hampered.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 24, 2013
    10
    This game is great! I hear a lot of reviews about it being for children but as an adult I can say I enjoy it as much as any other game. With less time in my day available to sink into playing a video games I don't really want to spend 50 hours a week trying to beat something. Skylanders lets me come home, put a guy on a portal, and have some fun. The learning curve is low as the characters only have a handful of moves to use. There puzzles throughout the game that range from very simple to slightly challenging depending on if you're trying to get a perfect score or just beat it. If you're worried about it being "too easy" put the game on hard. You can't just close your eyes and mash buttons to beat it, you will have to actually try to avoid attacks. Even as giants your health is not infinite :). Worth picking up, collecting the little guys may just become an addicting hobby! Full Review »
  2. Mar 31, 2013
    9
    Great fun for kids and parents! The portal with the characters you can put on it is an awesome idea. The graphics are simple but pretty cute and super smooth. The game play in the story mode is pretty cool and full of nice role playing elements. Full Review »