James Cameron's Avatar: The Game Wii

User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 9 out of 14
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  1. Sep 14, 2011
    3
    Talk about a huge disappointment! In case you're wondering what I mean, this game was originally meant to be good. The developers of this game said that this game was going to be one of the few movie games that wouldn't stink! This was in an issue of Nintendo Power. Then, the very next issue, the review came. This is what they thought of it, "Despite its claims to the contrary, AvatarTalk about a huge disappointment! In case you're wondering what I mean, this game was originally meant to be good. The developers of this game said that this game was going to be one of the few movie games that wouldn't stink! This was in an issue of Nintendo Power. Then, the very next issue, the review came. This is what they thought of it, "Despite its claims to the contrary, Avatar the Game is exactly what we've come to expect from a movie game. In other words, it's completely mediocre". They gave this game a five out of ten. I however, disagree with them. I think it's far worse! I played this game over at a friend's house, and I thought it totally stunk! We played this game in multiplayer where player two has no choice but to follow the first player, which is very boring. This game is very redundant too. All you do is go through forest until you come across a human base. Then you have to sabotage it. There are also flying stages, but those are just as redundant. The camera angles are what really kill this game however. The angles will cause the death of you more time than not! It's especially bad in multiplayer. Fans of the movie had better stick to the movie because this game totally stinks!!! Collapse
  2. RM
    Jan 21, 2010
    3
    Pros: decent visuals, interesting talent tree system Cons: repetitive gameplay, levels, and enemies, finicky controls, limited ability to interact with world and make decisions about where to go, what moves to make, etc., dull storyline, terrible camera angles, and extremely crippled multiplayer due mainly to the bad camera.
  3. Oct 15, 2011
    4
    the game brings nothing new. not a single bit of it hasn't already been done better. shame, because it was based on such a good movie.
  4. [anonymous]
    Dec 15, 2009
    8
    This games graphics are great and pleasant atmosphere.
  5. Mar 28, 2017
    6
    I bought this game second hand for practically nothing. I had read the reviews and didn't hold out much hope. I actually quite enjoyed this game. It did get a bit repetitive but I think the graphics are actually pretty good and navigating through the trees/jungle was also quite fun. I like this game in small doses. I'll play a mission or two, save and call it quits for another day. ThisI bought this game second hand for practically nothing. I had read the reviews and didn't hold out much hope. I actually quite enjoyed this game. It did get a bit repetitive but I think the graphics are actually pretty good and navigating through the trees/jungle was also quite fun. I like this game in small doses. I'll play a mission or two, save and call it quits for another day. This way it stays fresh and I didn't get fed up with the same enemies/tactics/story. It's not my favourite game, but for a casual gamer it's far better and more enjoyable than most of the reviews on here would suggest! I do agree that it doesn't offer much incentive to ever replay! Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2011
    3
    Talk about a huge disappointment! In case you're wondering what I mean, this game was originally meant to be good. The developers of this game said that this game was going to be one of the few movie games that wouldn't stink! This was in an issue of Nintendo Power. Then, the very next issue, the review came. This is what they thought of it, "Despite its claims to the contrary, AvatarTalk about a huge disappointment! In case you're wondering what I mean, this game was originally meant to be good. The developers of this game said that this game was going to be one of the few movie games that wouldn't stink! This was in an issue of Nintendo Power. Then, the very next issue, the review came. This is what they thought of it, "Despite its claims to the contrary, Avatar the Game is exactly what we've come to expect from a movie game. In other words, it's completely mediocre". They gave this game a five out of ten. I however, disagree with them. I think it's far worse! I played this game over at a friend's house, and I thought it totally stunk! We played this game in multiplayer where player two has no choice but to follow the first player, which is very boring. This game is very redundant too. All you do is go through forest until you come across a human base. Then you have to sabotage it. There are also flying stages, but those are just as redundant. The camera angles are what really kill this game however. The angles will cause the death of you more time than not! It's especially bad in multiplayer. Fans of the movie had better stick to the movie because this game totally stinks!!! Collapse

Awards & Rankings

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#62 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
56
#56 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. It's not as if there's an intriguing plot to motivate you to soldier through, either. Nothing is explained.
  2. 59
    It’s a solid action game, but on the flipside, the storytelling is the pits, the framerate staggers, the co-op two player is sloppy at best…
  3. 77
    James Cameron's Avatar: The Game for Wii is mostly a teaser for the movie or an extra for after you’ve seen that movie. It’s not a great game, but doesn’t disappoint either. The atmosphere on Pandora and the rage against the intruders carry this title. If you don’t mind a rather low pace in your game, then you might as well ignore the repetition in the Wii Remote-swinging.