Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
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  1. WALL-E is a fun character and film, but while the game explores more of the movie's universe, the gameplay doesn't explore anything by familiar ground.
  2. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    70
    The characters will win your heart. [Issue#25, p.74]
  3. While the main platforming gameplay in WALL-E for the Wii is solid and fun, it's really not good for more than a single playthrough and a collecting run.
  4. Games Master UK
    64
    Fans of the film - and those after a traditional platformer - will overlook it being average. [Sept 2008, p.73]
  5. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    62
    Simple and effective, but it could have done with some more focused gameplay to make it really shine. [Sept 2008, p.94]
  6. Wall-E is overflowing with charm, but the simple gameplay makes the experience fall flat.
  7. WALL-E for the Wii is definitely not a bad game; however it just doesn't stand out in a market where you have to be good to be appreciated.
  8. Wall-E on Wii isn’t a terrible game, but it feels like a rushed one. Developer Heavy Iron Studios has some good ideas here, but the poor graphics (particularly the frame rate) and sketchy sound really hold back the overall package.
  9. If you are a fan of the WALL-E film and don’t mind a somewhat easy and repetitive experience, this game should be right up your alley.
  10. Nintendo Gamer
    54
    Doesn't make great use of the Wii controls and EVE can be a sod to fly around. [Oct 2008, p.70]
  11. I personally preferred the standard controls found on the PS2, PS3, and 360 to the Wii controls, which felt a bit too imprecise to work effectively.
  12. Ultimately WALL-E the film deserves better than this licensed release, which has been formed using an off the shelf formula.
  13. WALL-E is a very repetitive platform game that does not make for a good one on the Wii system with its inherent lack of camera control and just repetitive puzzles.
  14. 40
    With tons of visual issues, a horrible camera and gameplay that isn't particularly striking or innovative, Wall-E does a disservice to the little robot that falls in love. It's even worse on the Wii, where the graphical problems makes this title look terrible and saps any enthusiasm you might have for the game.
  15. 40
    A pile of uninspired, by-the-numbers gameplay and missed opportunities.
  16. Game Informer
    40
    It’s been awhile since I played a game that butchered so many of the basics of gameplay and design. [Sept 2008, p.103]
  17. Yet another Movie tie-in falls victim to an evident lack of effort or ambition from it's developer and so ends up being nothing more than the latest in a long line of crudely cobbled together cash-ins that are an insult to gaming itself.
  18. 16
    WALL-E is a particular sad movie tie-in failure, because Pixar, the company behind the film, is known for projects that appeal to multiple age groups. By contrast, the WALL-E game holds virtually no appeal to anyone.

Awards & Rankings

71
#71 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
User Score
4.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Feb 16, 2018
    10
    mummy bot me this gam when I was only 3 years old now that I am 10 mummy alows me on the intenet were I can write about the master peece thatmummy bot me this gam when I was only 3 years old now that I am 10 mummy alows me on the intenet were I can write about the master peece that is wall E for the wii just herd that it is on ps3 I will buy on the ps3 and the ps2 and the xbox 360 and the ds and the psp and on the computer and I will play it on all of them to find out wich is the best one Full Review »
  2. Dec 1, 2010
    2
    yargh. File this under the category of hack game based on a great movie. If you played this and haven't seen the movie, DO NOT take this gameyargh. File this under the category of hack game based on a great movie. If you played this and haven't seen the movie, DO NOT take this game as a fair reperesentation of the movie at all. This simply blows and the movie is amazing. I don't know why I bothered playing all the way through, I hated this. Full Review »
  3. DonKelley
    Nov 23, 2008
    9
    Excellent game, getting really into it now, part way through the eva levels now (but Iactually preferred the wall-e levels, all good though)Excellent game, getting really into it now, part way through the eva levels now (but Iactually preferred the wall-e levels, all good though) and it's very clever, really well drawn and honestly lives up to the movie very well. WAY better than the reviews made me think it would be.

    As usual this proves to me that online and magazine reviews are typically crap and some of the best games out there don't get good recognition. This is a real sleeper, great hidden gem of a game. I prefer it to some of the other wii games I own that have much better ratings...

    Cheers
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