Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. 30
    With a simplistic, weak story that will only entertain young children and drab, tedious gameplay that only young children could overlook, Spectrobes: Origins is a game that should only be played by kids, and even then, any Pokémon game will provide them with three times the content at three times the quality.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 6, 2011
    9
    I was blown away by how good the game was. I love how the main character is in the battles and how the cinemas actually have voices and areI was blown away by how good the game was. I love how the main character is in the battles and how the cinemas actually have voices and are acted out. The new spectrobes are very cool and the spectrobe that you ride to go faster is awsome (warning, you might get addicted and thus don't search for minerals/spectrobes as often). the only reason i said 9 instead of 10, was because even though the main character gets cool diverse weapons, the spectrobes don't do as much in battle as they used to unless there is a second player. Don't get me wrong, the weapons are cool, but spectrobes 2 for ds was going strong with combat. This combat is more fluid and fun, just less spectrobe action than i hoped for. Full Review »
  2. SteveW.
    Aug 21, 2009
    10
    Pretty nearly perfect to me. my young kids, my younger girlfriend and I all love this game. 2 days and it's already our favorite Wii experience.
  3. DonK.
    Aug 20, 2009
    9
    Far better than I expected. This, ghostbusters and Water Warfare are the only true local 2 player fps games for the wii. They all came out Far better than I expected. This, ghostbusters and Water Warfare are the only true local 2 player fps games for the wii. They all came out within a few days of each other and are all very very good games. Just scratching the surface of this one but loving it already! Full Review »