Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Shows an obvious fondness by the game’s creators for classic videogames, but that’s not really represented in the gameplay, which has sadly run its course here.
  2. It’s still a little shallow in the gameplay department, but right down to the closing credits, it’s a lovingly thorough ode to retro games, and an amusing final adventure with some of the most colorful, acerbic, and silly characters you’ll ever virtually meet. If you can appreciate those things, then consider this game more than worthy of its pixels.

Awards & Rankings

15
98
#98 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
57
#57 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 5, 2012
    8
    Great game, superior to the last one, way superior. It's witty humor and unique gameplay has returned with an update, and it uses it well. AGreat game, superior to the last one, way superior. It's witty humor and unique gameplay has returned with an update, and it uses it well. A great and well told follow up with a 'cliffhanger ending'. It is easily the second best in the series behind the second. Full Review »
  2. JacobR
    Jul 30, 2009
    8
    I am a huge fan of Homestarrunner.com, so of course, I am LOVING these games. Episode 5 was my favorite in the series for a few reasons. Its I am a huge fan of Homestarrunner.com, so of course, I am LOVING these games. Episode 5 was my favorite in the series for a few reasons. Its little inside refrences and jokes were hilarious, and The story and fluidity were the best yet. The only bad parts was some of the logic was hard to figure out, and many puzzles I had to look up to finish. The story and the trademark H*R humor made this game a winner. Full Review »