Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
  1. 79
    A very entertaining licensed game, it has a ton of replay value, and it’s a no-brainer for younger action/adventure fans. In that way, it’s a success.
  2. Not even the allure of shiny robots with guns for arms can liven up this mind-numbingly simplistic and repetitive over-the-shoulder shooter.
  3. This game is beyond easy to where anyone with any gaming knowledge will be able to beat it in no time with very little challenge.
  4. This game is definitely aimed at the young and inexperienced player. Serious gamers need not apply.
  5. If you were a massive fan of the Lego Star Wars games then by all means check out Bionicle Heroes - to a very large degree it looks like the same game, and as such you'll get the same kind of grinding enjoyment out of mining all the levels for booty.
  6. As an acquaintance of mine once said, this game takes away the blood and gore that makes most shooting games cool, but replaces it all with robots, which are equally cool.
  7. One for the younger players maybe, but it's wonderfully put together. [Christmas 2006, p.88]
  8. I have to admit, I am totally captivated by BH. What I was going to dismiss as "just another kiddie game" has turned into a visually stunning and highly entertaining video game for young and old alike.
  9. 40
    There’s a ton of unlockable mini-games, items, explosions, and levels. It’s hard to find shooters aimed at kids, so on that level, Bionicle is an ok choice. Older gamers, however, will want to pass this one by.
  10. It's probably the game Hobbes' buddy Calvin would have designed had he ever grown up, although it's far too repetitious and simply not challenging enough for grown-ups. [Jan. 2007, p.76]
  11. Bionicle Heroes does little to make a name for itself, with repetitive and overly simplistic gameplay, and some rather uninspiring visuals.
  12. There's a cavern in here reserved for viewing your stockpile, along with enough mini-games to keep you busy until the 720 comes out. [Dec. 2006, p.76]
  13. The flaws of the game really stand out to make this feel like a lifeless and incomplete experience.
  14. 50
    A poorly executed game that could’ve been much more memorable if it had followed a similar path to Lego Star Wars.
  15. Bionicle Heroes looks good, and has a decent license backing it, but completely fails to capture the magic that made the LEGO Star Wars games a hit. What you get instead is an average, boring shooter that’s only worth playing if you have a deep love for the source material.
  16. So once again, Traveler's Tales gets the Lego right, only this time they screw up everything but.
  17. Obscure, irritating and redeemed a little only by its addictiveness and the variety of the Bionicles that you control. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
  18. The LEGO elements are just as fun as ever, and the advent of the masks provides solid variety.
  19. Basically, Bionicle Heroes completely fails to engage us on any level. [Issue 14, p.84]
  20. There’s a lot of fun to be had in Bionicle Heroes, and the price is definitely right, but ultimately this is a game you should be picking up for your kid brother for Christmas, and not for yourself. It’s a game that’s great at what it does, but put against the Gears of Wars of the world, doesn’t pass muster.
  21. There's no fun to be had here, no matter your age. Even for a bargain price, you'd do good to stay away from this one.
  22. I cannot recommend this game for adults, kids, or even a rental, unless you plan to find humour in a so bad it's good kind of way.
  23. The game looks good, but is let down by a poor camera control system and the music is simply woeful.
  24. I’ve enjoyed playing BIONICLE Heroes for the sheer fact that it’s uncomplicated, easy to get into and a lot of fun. However on a negative I can’t help but feel the net could have been widened to include levels of difficulty for more seasoned players and perhaps more levels and objectives other than the same repeated sequences throughout the game.
  25. For all the eleven-year-olds whose lives revolve around the popular LEGO franchise, a game of good versus evil has been carefully crafted just for you. If you aren't eleven, and are daring enough to look past the clumsiness of this title, then you'll unearth a short, fast passed, relentless shooter with easy achievements.
  26. Besides the poor camera angle, it's easy to play and is challenging enough to hold your attention for an enjoyable and borderline addictive experience. [Issue 18, p.87]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. ChrisD.
    Dec 5, 2007
    This game was actually really fun, so I don't understand all the hate for the game.
  2. May 7, 2011
    I bought this game because I love the lego games so much so i thought "Ok i like lego games so I'll buy this."

    It is good fun, the levels
    I bought this game because I love the lego games so much so i thought "Ok i like lego games so I'll buy this."

    It is good fun, the levels are nice and easy to play.

    The characters are created very good.

    Overall good game

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  3. G.
    Jun 19, 2008
    Lego has really surprised everyone with their hit games. Now, their moving out of the cutesy games and into the hard-hitting shooter genre.Lego has really surprised everyone with their hit games. Now, their moving out of the cutesy games and into the hard-hitting shooter genre. And they don't do that bad. Firstly, those of you who seem to think gaming was created for adults... No it actually wasn't. This game is a great move by Lego to get slightly older kids into games. And Heroes isn't half bad. The graphics are decent, and the enviroments are beautiful. The characters are varied, with each having their strengths and weaknesses. On the other hand, the story isn't as easy to follow as Lego Star Wars, and the Hero Mode is a little too easy to achieve. But those aren't big downsides. Those of you who thought lego made a mistake with this game, you are very, very wrong indeed. Full Review »