Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 75
    A lengthy puzzle platformer that hearkens back to the simpler days of 16-bit gaming. Younger players, in particular, will enjoy the lighthearted humor and simple challenges.
  2. Ancients of Ooga is a playful but imperfect puzzle platformer with a difficulty curve that makes it best suited for novice players.
  3. It is hardly a bad game by any means, but its limited appeal will only interest long-time fans of the genre or younger kids looking to experience something different.
  4. With its twisted humour and mutated style lending a pleasantly Oddworld vibe to proceedings, this is a crafted effort for those of us with a tendency to mutter that they don't make 'em like they used to. Apparently they do.
  5. Its best moments make it well worth sampling. Just don't be surprised if it somehow feels like less than a meal despite its 10-hour playtime. [Aug 2010, p.83]
  6. 70
    Ancients of Ooga's winning moments are playful and charming, but its low points will put you to sleep.
  7. 75
    Ancients of Ooga gives a unique twist to the platform genre but loses a lot of it's magic due to it's repetitive gameplay. The co-op is a let-down but this shouldn't stop platform fans from buying the game.
  8. Okay for kids, but they could do much better. [Sept 2010, p.101]
  9. If you're looking for a fun and interesting puzzle-based platform game for your 360, Ancient of Ooga is a worthy option. The combat and sometimes unnecessary tutorials might bring it down a notch but thankfully, its concept and quick-play feel more than makes up for those short-comings. Again, if you are in need of some enjoyment after a long day in the sun, you can't go wrong with this one.
  10. Without that imaginative hook, this is just a game about men in silly hats jumping around. [Issue#60, p.106]
  11. While it is clearly a nice game, Ancients of Ooga doesn't really do anything interesting enough to get beyond being a nice game into being a must have.
  12. Ancients of Ooga is a game with a great premise, promising gameworld/mythology, and fun/unique gameplay. However, the repetitive nature of the levels/puzzles and the lack of any real complex puzzles make this otherwise great title tedious at times.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Jan 17, 2012
    A fun little puzzle/platformer that shouldn't be missed. Fans of the sleeper Live title Cloning Clyde will want to check this one out. Graphics are good, but run a little framey. Still, the puzzle based gameplay wins it over. I simply love how you can take over other characters mid-games to solve puzzles. Full Review »
  2. Aug 28, 2010
    The fact that game has no meaning and stupid
    The tradition of the Crash, but in a very stupid
    Do not advise buying one ... And sounds which
    have no meaning and fees as if it will not understand anything ?! Full Review »