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. 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.
  14. The worst game on 360 and of this generation, Jumper's perfect only in its failure. [June 2008, p.81]
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. May 11, 2012
    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. JamesK.
    Apr 28, 2008
    Best Game Ever
  3. GioD
    Apr 5, 2008
    WOW...what a pile of *#!@* this is. The ONLY redeeming factor to this pathetic rush job of a movie tie-in are the INSANELY EASY ACHIEVEMENT POINTS you get for playing it. I'm talking EASY. I'm not joking when i say that by the end of the 1ST level i already had 450 points. 450 POINTS ON THE 1ST LEVEL!!! And that level is only 10-15 minutes TOPS. As for the graphics? They can pass EASILY for a PS2/1st Generation Xbox game, the music and voice acting are YAWN INDUCING, story sucks much MUCH ass, and the controls are actually ok, didnt have a problem with them. I feel so bad for anyone who paid $60 for this, i paid $20 and let me tell you that its barely worth that much. If you want to boost your gamerscore incredibly fast then look no further, on that aspect it rates a phenominal 10, everything else...well...its pretty much sh*t on a disc. Full Review »