Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 12 out of 16
  1. 50
    The Wii controls add a thin veil to make you feel like you're not just mashing A the entire time, but you are. This game is literally you punching as your favorite member of the Fantastic Four for hours on end.
  2. Every aspect of the game is categorically bad; the story is tough to follow, the graphics are lousy, and the gameplay is so contrived and repetitive that it's unlikely anyone will garner much enjoyment from the game, no matter how low their standards are for being entertained.
  3. If you would like to play as the Fantastic Four but in a good game, play Marvel's Ultimate Alliance.
  4. 20
    There is a special level of Video Game Hell reserved for ROTSS. Simply by existing, it has made the world that much less fun. It's the videogame equivalent of watching your dog being run over, with worse production values.
  5. A poorly put-together game that suffers from incompetent AI, terrible graphics, mistimed sound effects, repetitive level design, and button-smashing combat.
  6. Really, with the Wii controller and nunchuck the game becomes even more tedious.
  7. I am not going to lie to you, I got so bored playing this game by myself that I didn’t finish it.
  8. The game follows a simple beat 'em up formula that will keep you entertained for awhile, but it lacks so much of the depth and creativity that we expect from the comics and movies.
  9. 40
    This is a simply another lame attempt to attract young fans and unknowing parents to buy something based on the license. Rise of the Silver Surfer has all the gameplay value of a bad Streets of Rage clone.
  10. Some decent ideas do fight there way to the surface. [Aug 2007, p.68]
  11. Really, The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a mess and a frighteningly terrible video game.
  12. It's what a bag of roast beef crisps is to a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. [Sept 2007, p.90]
  13. Tiresome nonsense. [Sept 2007, p.40]
  14. Still, it’s a solid rental and a good way to spend some time having a bit of fun. If you really want to kick ass as the Fantastic 4, go play Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.
  15. It borrows so heavily from the format of "Marvel Ultimate Alliance" that you’ll likely be hard pressed to find anyone who won’t tell you to simply play that game instead. Considering all the bad movie games we’ve seen in the past year, saying that this is one of the worst should really mean something.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. OliverC.
    Jul 11, 2007
    Nice effects, but the game is really boring. Enemies come, you kill them, you move on until more enemies come.
  2. EthanR.
    Jun 27, 2007
    You guys below don't know how to rate a game. This was the most repetitive game i've ever played. Each level is identical! No new You guys below don't know how to rate a game. This was the most repetitive game i've ever played. Each level is identical! No new details or anything. The whole game is hurting endless waves of enemies. I mean they should've added a chase level with the surfer or something but nope! This was an awful game with even worse graphics! It was short too! It lasted like an hour! Full Review »
  3. GeoffreyC.
    Jun 18, 2007
    Passable graphics, strong effects, clunky interface. Will keep the young ones happy, group attacks are fun.