Metascore
29

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 15 out of 16
  1. 16
    The visuals aren't just crude, they're abysmal -- plenty of PlayStation 2 games offer graphics that outclass what's on display here. And in terms of pure content, this game offers so unbelievably little -- you can trudge through the whole thing in roughly two hours -- that it's nearly incomprehensible that this sits on the same shelf (with the same asking price, no less) as "Devil May Cry 4."
  2. With its incredibly short play time, lack of any reason to play through more than once, horrific camera, and just overall feeling of being rushed to the market, Jumper: Griffin's Story is unlikely to make anyone glad for the experience.
  3. Jumper fails on all fronts; animation, sound, level design, control, combat, storytelling, balancing, item management...all of it. It can also be completed in approximately two hours.
  4. All signs point to Jumper: Griffin's Story being a by-the-numbers, quickly assembled cash-in, but selecting poor, early-gen original Xbox brawlers as the template was a grave mistake. Those games at least made us chuckle; Jumper only makes us wince.
  5. There could have been a lot of innovative aspects, but in the end, it’s too repetitive. With not challenging the gamers, Jumper’s only redeeming factor is the easy-to-earn achievement points.
  6. 49
    This is the epitomy of a movie tie-in hack job. Low production values, monotonous gameplay, and lackluster visuals make this a story you can jump past.
  7. One of the worst games on the console.
  8. Jumper is a typical movie tie in game, in that it follows the tried and trusted formula of being completely rubbish, something we all come to expect.
  9. It's painfully repetitive, and though you play as anti-hero Griffin, the added backstory just isn't that interesting. [May 2008, p.72]
  10. Overall, the gameplay is stale and the presentation is below average.
  11. Jumper's redeeming quality is its overwhelmingly easy Achievement Points. Be warned, however, this is no Avatar; you will have to play through the game to get all of them, perhaps even twice.
  12. There are simply no redeeming features to justify recommending Griffin's Story, even for people who are inexplicably fans of the movie.
  13. The worst game on 360 and of this generation, Jumper's perfect only in its failure. [June 2008, p.81]
  14. Awful camera angles completely ruin the interesting battle system, almost non-existent and overall poor sound effects make it better played on mute and the graphics simply confuse me as to what decade it is.
User Score
3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. May 11, 2012
    2
    Ill keep this short and sweet. This is a extremely low quality title that you can beat in one sitting. It has terrible visuals, gameplay and offers no challenge. The only reason one might seek to rent this game is the easy achievement factor. Full Review »
  2. May 17, 2012
    1
    Truly awful game. There are a ton of bad games based off of movies but this is one of the worst. Do not play this game at all unless you like truly awful games. It's not even worth it for the achievements. Full Review »