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  • Summary: Based on James Cameron's film, the game takes you deep into the heart of Pandora, an alien planet that is beyond imagination. Gamers encounter the Na'vi, Pandora's indigenous people and discover creatures and other wildlife the likes of which have never been seen in the world of video gamesBased on James Cameron's film, the game takes you deep into the heart of Pandora, an alien planet that is beyond imagination. Gamers encounter the Na'vi, Pandora's indigenous people and discover creatures and other wildlife the likes of which have never been seen in the world of video games before. When conflict erupts between the RDA Corporation, a space-faring consortium in search of valuable resources, and the Na'vi, players find themselves thrust into a fight for the heart of a planet and the fate of a civilization. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 62
  2. Negative: 6 out of 62
  1. I really enjoyed the combat especially on the Na’vi side. The multiplayer was cool with its well designed levels and various modes.
  2. I recommend this one only for fans of the movie—and only after the price is cut in half.
  3. Like the movie, AVATAR is an ambitious game, mixing elements from varying genres with the ultimate goal of delivering a one-of-a-kind experience. Sadly, the game fails to find its own identity, barely managing to keep up interest and landing just north of the boring line. On the bright side, compared to other movie videogame adaptations like Wanted: Weapons of Fate or X-Men Origins: Wolverine, James Cameron’s AVATAR: The Videogame isn’t too shabby.
  4. James Cameron's Avatar: The Game is graphically stunning… if seen in 3D. Otherwise its graphics are just very good, like most next-gen games nowadays… Other than that, its gameplay is affected by quite a few gameplay shortcomings – including a very annoying camera. Just another tie-in.
  5. 60
    James Cameron's Avatar: The Game had everything it needed to be a great game, but a poor execution leaves us with a bloated fetch quest.
  6. In the end, Avatar: The Game joins a long list of misguided movie-turned-video games.
  7. If this game is any indication as to the quality of the movie, then it's safe to say that this is one trip to the theater that you do not need to take.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Stardert
    Jan 2, 2010
    10
    I liked the film very much and this game gave me one more chance to enjoy the world of Avatar. The graphics are quite good, Pandora is really I liked the film very much and this game gave me one more chance to enjoy the world of Avatar. The graphics are quite good, Pandora is really beautiful. Gameplay is similar to Lost Planet and some other games but it didn't bore me, I enjoyed the plot as well. So, if you liked the movie you just are to try this game out. Enjoy this outstanding wold! Expand
  2. JohnW
    Dec 2, 2009
    10
    I think this game is actually great as iti is so refreshing compared to other first person shooters. The world is sick and the way the game I think this game is actually great as iti is so refreshing compared to other first person shooters. The world is sick and the way the game immerses you into it is clever. Playing as a Navi is very cool ! + a fun multiplayer ?? This game is must have. Expand
  3. JeffA
    Dec 12, 2009
    9
    The gameplay is solid and the graphics are gorgeous. Contrary to what the professionals say the story is quite compelling. Quests are a The gameplay is solid and the graphics are gorgeous. Contrary to what the professionals say the story is quite compelling. Quests are a little repetitive but not boring. A sniper rifle would have been nice and a larger more open ended maps would have provided that little bit extra to carry this game into 10 territory. Expand
  4. CraigH
    Dec 5, 2009
    8
    The reviewers got it wrong.... this is a fun game with extremely pretty graphics. I found exploring Pandora to be thoroughly engrossing. The reviewers got it wrong.... this is a fun game with extremely pretty graphics. I found exploring Pandora to be thoroughly engrossing. It's not supposed to be a Modern Warfare 2 beater and it HAS piqued my interest in seeing the movie now. Give it a chance... movie tie-in games of this quality do not come along often. Expand
  5. Mike
    Dec 12, 2009
    7
    The planet Pandora is beautiful. The player character works ok. sometimes it gets clumsy on xbox 360. I finished the RDA campaign and now The planet Pandora is beautiful. The player character works ok. sometimes it gets clumsy on xbox 360. I finished the RDA campaign and now I'm working on the Na'vi campaign. I also liked the Pandorapeida feature. Lot's of sci fi and science mixed together. Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2013
    6
    For me this game is just average but does capture Cameron's vision quite well and the multiplayer is decent for a few days but after a whileFor me this game is just average but does capture Cameron's vision quite well and the multiplayer is decent for a few days but after a while it just loses its touch...but at least the multiplayer is unique in a way and doesn't straight out copy the standard multiplayer formula Expand
  7. Sep 25, 2011
    0
    I first played though choosing the human side first, and truth be told, beside flying the helicopters, it was very fun. I would have given theI first played though choosing the human side first, and truth be told, beside flying the helicopters, it was very fun. I would have given the game a 7 at that point. My only real complaint was the moronic control system for the helicopters. At the moment I'm two hours into the Navi side of the game, and I'm ready to rip the disc from my xbox and toss it in the garbage disposal. The Navi side is almost unplayable. Too much climbing, overpowered enemies (clubs and arrow vs. machine gun, you spend allot of time dead as a Navi), confusing missions, and if I fall off a ledge and die one more time due to the screwed up third person view. You can't zoom in or out on the map or mini map, so at one point I missed a turn and spent 45 minutes climbing around on those stupid cliffs unable to find the path to my target. The Navi development team spent all their time and budget on flying the lizards (which again suffers from a weird control system, but is cool once you get the hang of it) and ignore the rest of the game play. Like I said, I had scored this game a 7, but now it gets a ZERO! Do. Not. Buy. This. Game Expand

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