Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 9 out of 27
  1. 45
    Players would be better off waiting until the show comes around again to spend that sort of money on sideshow games.
  2. 40
    Carnival Games may look cute, but it doesn't translate into gameplay you'll come back to, and in the end, is just a novelty Wii game that wears out it's welcome way too fast to be worth any price.
  3. Unless fumbling your way through half-baked minigames to win some virtual stuffed animals sounds like fun to you, you're better off leaving this overpriced collection on the shelf.
  4. Carnival Funfair Games ruins an idea that makes perfect sense with a flawed technical implementation that removes every enjoyment one could have, becoming a monotonous experience.
  5. 40
    Carnival Games is ok in short bursts, but much like the real-world games they are based on, they really aren’t that much fun to play more than once or twice. Wii Sports has more depth.
  6. Game play is a plodding, methodical chore, whose only rewards are unlocking another mediocre game or dressing your character more outlandishly. You never really get that feeling of accomplishment or frantic happiness that marks some of the better mini-game offerings for the Wii.
  7. 45
    There are fun moments to be had - I’ll give the game that much - but you’ll have to wade through a sea of mediocrity if you want to find them. And in the end, it just isn’t worth the effort.
  8. While the game can be played solo or with four friends with tons of unlockables to find and acquire, the game just feels old after even a short time with it.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 8 out of 29
  1. Oct 19, 2010
    5
    At first the game feels like a lot of fun, you can play classic carnival games right in your house! Sadly, there isn't enough to keep youAt first the game feels like a lot of fun, you can play classic carnival games right in your house! Sadly, there isn't enough to keep you coming back for long and most of the games simple don't work very well. There are much worse party games on the Wii, but this one is far from being fun. Full Review »
  2. Feb 27, 2015
    6
    Brought memories of me being back in the carnival as a little kid. But the game looks really bad, I felt like I was playing a PS1 game or something...
  3. Sep 30, 2014
    3
    This game is garbage. It's so lame and boring. The mini games suck and the game is extremely ugly. I kinda just want to punch the charactersThis game is garbage. It's so lame and boring. The mini games suck and the game is extremely ugly. I kinda just want to punch the characters right in their ugly faces.There's not much else to say really. Full Review »