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 19, 2012
    80
    Skylanders Giants is, at its core, a child-friendly dungeon crawler with simplistic smash-everything gameplay, but what elevates it is its understanding of its market. There's plenty of variety to keep kids entertained and loads of things to collect, all wrapped in an appealing package – and the toy aspect is still a stroke of genius, an undeniably cool idea that speaks directly to kids and big kids alike. If you or a younger member of your family is a fan of the series, this could be another expensive Christmas.
  2. Nintendo Power
    Nov 11, 2012
    80
    In addition to the Giants. features such as the Skystones minigame and puzzles you have to solve to unlock certain doors help prevent the game from becoming too repetitive. [Nov 2012, p.78]
  3. 95
    Skylanders Giants is a fantastic game regardless of your desire to shell out money for additional characters. Whether you have three figures or 48, this well-designed game is worth the time of kids and adults alike. Don't scoff at its concept; you shouldn't miss one of the best Gauntlet-esque games in years.
  4. Nov 5, 2012
    86
    Activision does almost everything right and delivers a nearly perfect sequel. Skylanders Giants offers an enormous amount of content while all the great things the predecessors offered are imbued or originally found again.
  5. Oct 23, 2012
    80
    For parents, this is a sure-fire hit. For Gamers, keep an open mind. There is something under the cuddly hood. For Gamer parents, don't pass this up.

Awards & Rankings

#5 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2012
#9 Most Shared Wii Game of 2012
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 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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