Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 61 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 61
  2. Negative: 0 out of 61
  1. BOOM BLOX is so simple and its appeal so universal that we're hard pressed to think of another Wii game that can so effectively bring a room together... [it's] one of the most gratifying jump-in-and-play games you can get on the Nintendo Wii.
  2. 100
    Boom Blox delivers so much content, that it would be hard not to find something to love in this title. Give it a try. What looks to be rather simple is actually complex and will keep you playing for hours.
  3. 100
    Boom Blox may not be the best Wii game, depending on your proclivities, but it's definitely the best use of the Wii yet. It's immensely accessible, wonderfully tactile, and stands as one of the best treatments of gaming in a 3D space.
  4. Hit me over the head like a ton of virtual bricks. [July 2008, p.74]
  5. 95
    Needless to say Boom Blox gets my highest praise not because of its masterly delivery, clever controls or intriguing levels but because it makes me and my family genuinely enjoy playing it together.
  6. Hats off to EA for taking a simple concept and turning it into a must-have title for the Wii; it's fun, addictive, and thanks to its flexibility holds mass appeal.
  7. Boom Blox offers robust creation tools that let players construct their own puzzles and levels, then share them online.
  8. If you are looking for a strong single player puzzler or a multiplayer party game—this should definitely be on your short list.
  9. Boom Blox is brilliant alone, fantastic with friends, a superb addition to the puzzle genre and a game that will make you glad you own a Wii. Here's hoping it's only the first of its kind.
  10. In the end, Boom Blox is an example of what can be done with the Wii Remote and that the so called "casual games" that are hated by many can be a fantastic experience. A fantastic puzzler.
  11. Boom Blox is the type of game that innocently eats up time, with you playing with a smile on your face until you realise you've been sat in the same position all evening.
  12. Although its simplistic set-up and weird rectangular-shaped animals appear decidedly kitschy, Boom Blox is one of the Nintendo Wii's best third-party games, a work of genius from the collaborative efforts of EA and Steven Spielberg.
  13. Boom Blox is a fantastic game. The puzzler can certainly be called a classic in it's genre. The puzzels are diverse, challenging and are fun to play. The smoothness of the controls and the the physics of the buildings are something which we have never seen before.
  14. No game is perfect, but that said, this is as close as a non-Nintendo game has come in a long while. It's most definitely worth the purchase, as it'll keep you entertained for many, many hours.
  15. 90
    A true gem amongst a lot of bile in the Wii's software library.
  16. Boom Blox is a great puzzle game that manages to entertain with simple means. The controls are fun and intuitive enough for anyone to be able to pick up and play the game. Despite the simple gameplay it never grows old or monotonous. Add the ability to build your own levels and you get a long lasting and greatly entertaining game for you and your friends.
  17. Spielberg's inspiration for Boom Blox came from his pondering on "creation and destruction," and what came of it is one of the most engaging and visceral games on Wii to date.
  18. The upshot is one of the best Wii games yet.
  19. When all is said and done, Boom Blox is one of the best examples of a casual title that can cater to multiple kinds of gamers: hardcore, pick-up-and-play and even children.
  20. Boom Blox is the type of game Wii was designed for.
  21. 90
    Boom Blox might not be the blockbuster, cinematic video game that many -- including myself -- expected from the mind of Spielberg, but that doesn't make it any less fun.
  22. I was not one that thought Steven Spielberg’s first outing was going to be a stellar one, but boy did he and EA prove me wrong.
  23. A very addicting puzzle game where you solve different physics-based block puzzles. The Wii controls work great in this game and everything feels very natural. The game has hundreds of levels and a very easy-to-use editor, so you can create your own levels after you have completed the game. Maybe the best part of the game is the multiplayer which has lots of different options and game modes that will keep you interested for a long time. The worst part of the game is the shooting levels that just are not very fun to play. [June 2008]
  24. Great fun for pretty much everyone, hardcore and casual gamers included. [July 2008, p.88]
  25. I'd have never thought anyone would ever make a game which combined the tactile joy of knocking down block towers with the ingenious design of a puzzle game, but Boom Blox manages it: it's fun, accessible, intense, and mentally stimulating all at once.
  26. 90
    It's also a perfect game for the entire family, being deep enough for adults to appreciate and visceral enough for kids to get a huge kick out of.
  27. The perfect game for the Wii. A few people may be put off by the puzzle aspect of the game but it is really worth it.
  28. When it comes down to it, Boom Blox is a game that has a great, simple gameplay concept that's executed very well to become one of the premiere third-party games on the Wii, especially when looking at your multiplayer options outside of the games that Nintendo has made which tend to come to mind first for multiplayer gaming.
  29. The best puzzle game on Wii and one of the most satisfying things we've played in ages. Smashing stuff is good. Very good. [July 2008, p.54]
  30. Whilst Boom Blox may look childish, it will appeal to audiences of all ages.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Sep 12, 2013
    9
    I really like Boom Blox, I spent many hours playing it and never got tired of it. I really like that this game can let you build and customize your own levels. Score: 4/5. Full Review »
  2. Dec 25, 2011
    6
    It feels like it could be some sort of flash game, with such simple minigames as aim your wiimote and shoot things, Jenga, and throw balls at things. The multiplayer could have been so much more (that's what I bought it for.) By no means is it UNplayable, just not a 9/10 like the ratings say. I wouldn't pay more than $10 for it. Full Review »
  3. May 25, 2011
    9
    This game is very fun to play by yourself or with a friend or family member. I was surprised by the graphics and the physics overall. I did notice, however, some minor aiming issues. When I aimed at a block and threw, it didn't respond to my throw, even though I was holding down B. Full Review »