Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 8 out of 12
  1. 90
    This game was meant to be played with four players instead of two, but considering how much fun you get for the price, you shouldn't be deterred from buying it.
  2. It's at times a blissful experience, and at times a total joy, but at others it's frustrating, and shallow.
  3. Bliss Island is about as uninspired as mini-game compilations get, with a flavourless selection of challenges and a half-hearted attempt at adding charm and character.
  4. As a free Flash game, Bliss Island would be mildly entertaining, but in light of Live Arcade's more engaging offerings, it just doesn't cut it here. [June 2008, p.81]
  5. An unoriginal set of mini-games, terrible story and dead multiplayer makes Bliss Island one where you would build a raft and sail off soon as possible without ever looking back.
  6. What's good is lifted, what's new is paper-thin. [Issue#32, p.118]
  7. A conversation so watered down it's hard to find where the good game has gone. [June 2008, p.96]
  8. 35
    If Bliss Island were a website of free flash games, it would be worthwhile as a distraction. Paying for it is not a good idea.
  9. This frustrating collection of minigames is an insult to vacations, holidays, and every other blissful experience.
  10. A weak plot, a subpar multiplayer and a relatively boring collection of games all add up make Bliss Island one place from which gamers will be eager to get rescued.
  11. So in essence, Bliss Island lacks the incentive to get involved enough with the game to beat it in its entirety.
  12. It’s squarely aimed at children yet a frustrating change in difficulty for each game will see you trying or just turning the game off after loosing a few lives.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JohnM
    Mar 26, 2008
    7
    Okay, these so called professionals all base the game on the plot, uhh, just playing the demo or watching the trailer will immeadiatly tellOkay, these so called professionals all base the game on the plot, uhh, just playing the demo or watching the trailer will immeadiatly tell you this game isnt about plot, the reason i like this game iscause it is a casual game where you can feel like you can finish it, you know carrying on through the adventure mode little by little, its not meant for the hardcore, while more gameplay mechanics would of been nice (just using the stick and a button is definatly over used) but the real reason this game is fun, the price, its just £3 ($5) and considering a hell of alot of worse games cost more than double this on live arcade you could do alot worse, the only thing blocking this from an 8 is the online community is dead, unfortunatly! Full Review »