Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Wii


Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
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  1. Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is an enjoyable game, especially for casual Wii owners.
  2. 57
    Indiana Jones and the Staff of kings is an average action adventure completely ruined by annoying controls. It remains fun to swing around with Indy and his whip, tackling opponents along the way. The levels are also varied enough, giving you some satisfaction. Best of all is actually the addition of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, a game that every self-respecting gamer needs to play.
  3. The Staff of Kings certainly has all the ingredients for a cracking action-adventure, but somewhere along the line the team ended up making arguably the most forgettable Indiana Jones game to date.
  4. Try again Indy! This is one of the worst game ever dedicated to his iconic character.
  5. Only approach this game if you intend to play Fate of Atlantis. Staff of Kings hardly finds the Indiana Jones pulse.
  6. GamePro
    Still, it's an enjoyable way to waste away the weekend, especially for casual Wii owners who are looking for a challenge; hardcore gamers, on the other hand, will scoff at the games' puzzles' but as long as you don't go in expecting the second coming of The Last Crusade, you'll be fine. [July 2009, p.80]
  7. In spite of a few strange design choices, The Staff of Kings offers a surprisingly good Indy-experience. The game is diverse, fun to play and authentic and even comes with the classic Fate of Atlantis.
  8. The world could really use an awesome Indiana Jones game. Sadly, Staff of Kings is not it.
  9. Games Master UK
    Seems to forget Indy's also a teacher. All the action, none of the smarts. [Aug 2009, p.66]
  10. 50
    Staff of Kings is an odd game because it has so much going for it, including fun level designs, great variety, and a wealth of unlockables, but the end experience is inescapably marred by stupidly implemented motion controls on Wii.
  11. The Indiana Jones-movies were great, the LEGO-installment was fun, but The Staff of Kings disappoints. Visually and gameplay-wise it is pretty mediocre and the adventure is rather short. The Co-op tries to make up, but is also to short. Nope, we'd rather see the old movies than playing this!
  12. Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings offers a new adventure of biblical proportions, carried out by the most famous archaeologist of all time. Unfortunately, the Wii's control systeml is a little untrustworthy as usual. A very nice extra in the form of The Fate of Atlantis, a legendary graphic adventure, becomes the main reason to play the game.
  13. This is by turns frustrating, fun, exciting, dull, a technical achievement and a bit of a mess, but it's the most authentic Indy game yet.
  14. With clunky controls that would have worked great with a little more attention, sub-par graphics, and unsatisfying puzzle solving that can leave you frustrated, Staff of Kings tries very hard to disappoint its players.
  15. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    It's scrappy, inconsistent and boasts over-used motion controls, but there is some fun to be had here. [Aug 2009, p.86]
  16. 70
    A flawed but enjoyable experience for Indy fans. Much like the last film really.
  17. 50
    Considering the wealth of amazing movie content spawned by the creative powers at LucasFilm, it still boggles the mind that LucasArts is seemingly incapable of crafting a truly worthy gaming offshoot that encapsulates the wonder and excitement of Indiana Jones or the star-gazing imagination of Star Wars.
  18. The game is marred by badly implemented controls, poor design and a highly forgettable plot.
  19. 68
    Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings is a pity, because although it has very interesting aspects, the final result is not as good as it should have been.
  20. Staff of Kings tries to do so many things that it fails to nail any of them. The combat is clumsy, the adventuring is dull, the shooting is uninspired and the presentation is severely lacking.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    This game is mediocre in everything from graphics to gameplay. It is difficult to play because it is not easy to use the motion controls toThis game is mediocre in everything from graphics to gameplay. It is difficult to play because it is not easy to use the motion controls to attack. Some parts also require you to use objects in your surroundings to fight and it is difficult to do just that. Full Review »
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    It's very disappointing that every attempt at a decent Indiana Jones game has failed, and this game is no different but even worse thanIt's very disappointing that every attempt at a decent Indiana Jones game has failed, and this game is no different but even worse than previous attempts. This game looked so promising at first for the interesting gunplay mechanics and the idea that you could pretty much use everything as a weapon. None of the game works. The gunplay is actually generic, a failure, and is never a challenge. The combat system is hard because it barely works and is hard to control. There is even a multiplayer mode where Indiana Jones and hi father have to work together in a completely separate adventure which, too, isn't fun at all. The vehicles are hard to control and the game is so generic it is nearing the unplayable line. The game doesn't even have the Indiana Jones charm. The only thing fun about this game is that it includes the classic Indiana Jones Atlantis game that still stands out among other games (like this one). Its a shame, but be warned that game is generic, hard to control, and repetitive. Full Review »
  3. nickk
    Jan 21, 2010
    I really enjoyed this game! can not understand the bad reviews. OK its not a masterpiece but its quie enjoyable!