Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jan 25, 2012
    A lighthearted story and smart Kinect integration make Haunt a captivating all-ages adventure.
  2. Feb 1, 2012
    Haunt is a little nice game for Kinect. For its price, it deserves you and your family's time and attention. We hope you are not shy about walking for some hours in your living room.
  3. Jan 23, 2012
    There's no getting away from the fact that Haunt is a slight experience, but it's also very charming and a game that is carefully crafted to work with both the Kinect controller and its intended young audience. Not a game you'll keep coming back to, but for parents it's still worth the 800 Microsoft Point asking price for the short but sweet entertainment it offers.
  4. Feb 3, 2012
    Ultimately, Haunt for Xbox Live Arcade is a good game for everyone. It is an approachable game that uses Kinect to create an experience to be enjoyed mostly by children, or at least with children. Its only issues are some problems with motion detection.
  5. Games Master UK
    Mar 14, 2012
    Simple, spooky fun but a stumble in the right direction for Kinect. [Apr 2012, p.85]
  6. Feb 9, 2012
    This is the exact type of game Microsoft should be pushing for the Kinect. If you've got one, it's absolutely worth the 800msp price of admission.
  7. Jan 21, 2012
    Haunt has right to exist only as a Kid Game. Colored phantoms and animated armors are the only "scary things" that you could find in the game.
  8. Jan 30, 2012
    Haunt is a fun game, dedicated, however, only to a young audience.
  9. games(TM)
    Feb 28, 2012
    Charming and engaging. [Issue#119, p.118]
  10. Feb 8, 2012
    Gesture recognition is loose and forgiving, and it makes no attempt to suggest Kinect's genuinely interpreting every movement. Instead, each manoeuvre feels like the empty-handed equivalent of pushing a button – albeit a button that tends to idle a little before it triggers anything.
  11. 80
    The game's arguably a bit short (though it is $10), and some of the ghost encounters are marred by attack prompts that aren't always recognized. But if you have the patience (and the health reserves) to endure a few irritating battles, you'll find Haunt worth the visit.
  12. Jan 23, 2012
    Family friendly survival horror with a quietly ambitious, and largely successful, attempt to get the most out of Kinect.
  13. Feb 1, 2012
    Haunt is a surprisingly solid Kinect spook, which uses the hardware in a clever and accurate way to pilot the player through a haunted mansion. Fights, puzzles and story deliver, although more of everything would be desirable.
  14. 80
    Kids will obviously adore it, but if you've ever enjoyed inching through Disneyland's campy haunted house, you'll be equally at home in Haunt.
  15. Hyper Magazine
    Apr 12, 2012
    Short on challenge but high on charm. [May 2012, p.71]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 2, 2012
    Other interesting game for Kinect, I think that the first great titles start to appear, this game, or Double Fine Happy Action Theater, HauntOther interesting game for Kinect, I think that the first great titles start to appear, this game, or Double Fine Happy Action Theater, Haunt is like a horror film for kids, like the Monster House type, and the gameplay is awesome, the story is really funny and atractive, the graphics are colorful. Obviusly have some problems, but is great watching the simple form that the kids have a funny game. Haunt is a really big entertainment, awesome, easy, and addictive. All the Kinect games need be like Haunt, (ejem- Rise of Nightmares-ejem). Full Review »
  2. Dec 19, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Excellent game, really liked it. There is a game in which the person is afraid to play, but it was well placed to get the items during gambling. I recommend to everyone. Full Review »