Skylanders Giants Wii

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
Buy On
  1. Nov 9, 2012
    70
    Skylanders Giants is essentially more of the same. Developer Toys for Bob has added more characters, collectibles, and mini games to the already solid offering of the original title, but if you were expecting the giants themselves to make a significant impact on the gameplay, you might be a little disappointed. Still, the lengthy campaign is fun while it lasts, and gathering Soul Gems, leveling up your figures, and grabbing hats is as addictive as ever.
  2. The gotta buy 'em all mentality is as ferociously addictive as ever, but the delightful characters deserve a more imaginative, better made game. [Christmas 2012, p.108]
  3. Nov 20, 2012
    67
    Ultimately, Skylanders: Giants isn't going to convert many gamers my age as I think we might be a little too cynical for a game that's so blatant in its "pay-to-play" model.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2012
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Nov 12, 2012
    1
    Well I bought this game thinking that it could be fun. While the game is somewhat decent, it really bothers me that Activision keeps pushingWell I bought this game thinking that it could be fun. While the game is somewhat decent, it really bothers me that Activision keeps pushing people to buy a whole bunch of plastic junk. It's essentially "physical dlc" and ends up costing you even more. So to get the full package, you have to spend hundreds of dollars on this single game. That is just despicable. Full Review »
  2. Dec 29, 2012
    4
    Different toys and characters but otherwise more of the same. Fun, but very easy and somewhat disappointing. There are less levels and veryDifferent toys and characters but otherwise more of the same. Fun, but very easy and somewhat disappointing. There are less levels and very easy puzzles, compared to the first Skylanders game, so much so that my 7yo (not a big gamer at all) completed it with his cousins over 3 days and asked 'was that it?'. Pales in comparison to Lego Batman 2 for depth of play and lasting enjoyment - which we both still enjoy playing together months later. Full Review »
  3. Jan 19, 2015
    4
    Horrible game worst in the whole franchise by far.

    Pros -Big giants take a lot of damage Cons -Weak story -horrible graphics
    Horrible game worst in the whole franchise by far.

    Pros
    -Big giants take a lot of damage

    Cons
    -Weak story
    -horrible graphics
    -repudiative
    -boring story

    Lets face it, don't buy this game...
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