Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. There's no doubt that playing Earthworm Jim with updated graphics and game modes is a treat. Even though I had a lot of fun reliving my younger days, the game shows its age, and despite all the additions made in both the single and multi-player, I have a hard time recommending this game to newcomers.
  2. Though its fundamentals are starting to show their age, Earthworm Jim HD was really satisfying to knock out.
  3. 70
    Earthworm Jim is not the superhero we used to adore as a child any more. This remake has almost nothing new to offer and is not innovative enough to bring Earthworm Jim back to his former glory.
  4. 70
    For those of you that understand the limitations of the original Earthworm Jim and just want to relive the quirky fun, Earthworm Jim HD is a good investment. But for those of you that have never played it before, beware that the game's fun and goofy personality comes at a price.
  5. Earthworm Jim HD is just as weird and frustrating as its Sega Genesis inspiration.
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    60
    As childhood shattering as it may be, the whole package is likely to leave you rather cold. [Issue#61, p.105]
  7. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    60
    Jim has aged gracefully but was never as good as everyone thought it was back in 1994. [Sept 2010, p.121]
  8. A near perfect update to what remains a game with far more style than substance, nice new graphics or not.
  9. 58
    It's difficult to ignore some of the more frustrating moments.
  10. Though Earthworm Jim HD has wonderful graphics and is fairly inexpensive, it suffers from a lot of control problems that will make you want it to borrow back into the ground it came from.
  11. A well-done graphical update that stays true to the classic platformer. Sadly, the original game isn't very good, and the update doesn't change that. Co-op is a nice addition, though.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Mar 9, 2018
    6
    This game was ok. I love the cartoon, but I just couldn't get into the games as much. This version is better, but only due to having a saveThis game was ok. I love the cartoon, but I just couldn't get into the games as much. This version is better, but only due to having a save feature, and the graphics were improved a bit. Full Review »
  2. Jan 4, 2017
    9
    the 90's was a weird time, that's for sure. Probably due to the likes of Ren and Stimpy or Beavis and Butt-head. But the weirdest of 'em allthe 90's was a weird time, that's for sure. Probably due to the likes of Ren and Stimpy or Beavis and Butt-head. But the weirdest of 'em all was definitely Earthworm jim. Does this HD remake update the original for newer generations? in a word, f*ck yes. The graphics have been built from the ground up and might even rival the upcoming Sonic Mania in terms of looks. The music has been redone as well, and feels right at home on the old 360. As for new features, it has Xbox live trophies, two of which are PAINFULLY hard to obtain, and online multiplayer not unlike New Super Mario Bros. Wii's chaotic excuse for multiplayer. This remake is a solid update which those that played the original might wanna check out. But Completionists beware, two of the Xbox trophies are obscenely hard to get. Full Review »
  3. Apr 15, 2015
    9
    Definitely a classic that no old school gamer would miss. Great game and it works good on the both Xbox 360 and PS3.

    As would Earthworm Jim
    Definitely a classic that no old school gamer would miss. Great game and it works good on the both Xbox 360 and PS3.

    As would Earthworm Jim himself say: Groovy!
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