Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings Wii

User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
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  1. Nov 8, 2011
    5
    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 to attack. Some parts also require you to use objects in your surroundings to fight and it is difficult to do just that.
  2. Oct 20, 2010
    4
    It'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 aIt'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. Collapse
  3. nickk
    Jan 21, 2010
    8
    I really enjoyed this game! can not understand the bad reviews. OK its not a masterpiece but its quie enjoyable!
  4. DaveS
    Jan 15, 2010
    7
    This game is definitely worth buying for Indy fans, but an average experience for people looking for a fun adventure game. The fighting system is fun and uses the Wii controls to their fullest. Indy has three different punches and can whip enemies and objects and also can pick up and throw or whack enemies with objects. Controls were annoying mainly for one action sequence (the airplane This game is definitely worth buying for Indy fans, but an average experience for people looking for a fun adventure game. The fighting system is fun and uses the Wii controls to their fullest. Indy has three different punches and can whip enemies and objects and also can pick up and throw or whack enemies with objects. Controls were annoying mainly for one action sequence (the airplane sequence). Puzzles are fairly simple (such as moving a block over a pressure plate) but become more interesting as the game progresses (such as moving various blocks, whipping objects and using environmental objects in various combinations). The game story is original, but similar to the Indy movies of the past, complete with the Nazi nuisance and the femme fatale. Graphics are decent, middle-of-the road, but nothing compared to the graphics of Mass Effect or Modern Warfare for the 360. Music is like those from the movies. Voice acting sounds like Harrison Ford; not sure if it is him or a sound-alike. The game comes with a port of a classic Indy game, Fate of Atlantis, which came out 17 years ago and is still fairly fun if you can forgive the poor graphics. I experienced some glitches in which the game froze completely and when I should have died but the game continued. Expand
  5. jasonh.
    Jan 10, 2010
    6
    I'm about half way through, and had to stop playing. The game is plagued by irritating controls and glitches. Some of the game is extremely entertaining, such as the brawling and the shoot outs. What's left though is a tedius trek through a world made up of invisible ledges and impassible waist high boulders. In other words, though the game is very linear, the next step may I'm about half way through, and had to stop playing. The game is plagued by irritating controls and glitches. Some of the game is extremely entertaining, such as the brawling and the shoot outs. What's left though is a tedius trek through a world made up of invisible ledges and impassible waist high boulders. In other words, though the game is very linear, the next step may become confusing. Oh yeah, and the camera angle can get frusterating. Expand
  6. CP
    Jun 18, 2009
    8
    The worst thing about this game is that you cannot skip cinematic, or the intro credits. very big mistake, very annoying. Graphics are inconsistent, but when they're good, they're brilliant. Don't believe what they say about the motion controls. Fight sequences are great fun if you take the time to learn how to fight properly, tactically. if you just waggle then The worst thing about this game is that you cannot skip cinematic, or the intro credits. very big mistake, very annoying. Graphics are inconsistent, but when they're good, they're brilliant. Don't believe what they say about the motion controls. Fight sequences are great fun if you take the time to learn how to fight properly, tactically. if you just waggle then there's no way you'll enjoy the fights. Greatindy experience. I recommend playing it on hard though. Expand
  7. MattF
    Jun 13, 2009
    7
    The Good Location variety and detail Shooting portions are awesome Fighting is really good with a little practice Sound effects and score The Bad Ledge deaths Save Points Cannot skip intros and tutorials Waggling to avoid death is cheap The Notable Storyline is not painful like Crystal Skull Multiplayer is fun and easy, great bonus Fate of Atlantis is cool Overall it is a really fun game The Good Location variety and detail Shooting portions are awesome Fighting is really good with a little practice Sound effects and score The Bad Ledge deaths Save Points Cannot skip intros and tutorials Waggling to avoid death is cheap The Notable Storyline is not painful like Crystal Skull Multiplayer is fun and easy, great bonus Fate of Atlantis is cool Overall it is a really fun game for Indy fans Expand
  8. WaylonW
    Jun 12, 2009
    8
    great game. Graphics looks a little too blurry at times, but the controls are solid and the game like's to throw different things at you like holding the wiimote like a joystick to fly a plane. Game's a lot of fun to play. Haven't tried MP yet, but it looks to be fun. Oh yeah Indiana Jones: The Fate of Atlantis is included for FREE in this game. That alone makes this a great game. Graphics looks a little too blurry at times, but the controls are solid and the game like's to throw different things at you like holding the wiimote like a joystick to fly a plane. Game's a lot of fun to play. Haven't tried MP yet, but it looks to be fun. Oh yeah Indiana Jones: The Fate of Atlantis is included for FREE in this game. That alone makes this a great buy. Two great Indy games in one. Expand
  9. RussC
    Jun 12, 2009
    7
    I don't know what scores mean, the real test was wanting to play through the game, and it delivers on that front. Visually it was fun to look at, with great locations that really deliver the Indy spirit home. Environmental fighting was great fun, and the motion controls worked suprisingly well (just don't expect hooks to work until you get the hang of it). Great rental I don't know what scores mean, the real test was wanting to play through the game, and it delivers on that front. Visually it was fun to look at, with great locations that really deliver the Indy spirit home. Environmental fighting was great fun, and the motion controls worked suprisingly well (just don't expect hooks to work until you get the hang of it). Great rental play-through for single-player, co-op is pretty meh as it removes the fighting and replaces cinematic cut-scenes with comic-book styled drawings. Expand
  10. Oct 20, 2010
    0
    It'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 aIt'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. Collapse

Awards & Rankings

#42 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#65 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. Nintendo Power
    75
    Ultimately enjoyable, with some nice gameplay variety and good sound-alike voice acting. [July 2009, p.85]
  2. GamePro
    70
    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]
  3. Only approach this game if you intend to play Fate of Atlantis. Staff of Kings hardly finds the Indiana Jones pulse.