Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Night At the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian would have been easily recommendable if it were a downloadable game with a decent pricetag. As it stands, it’s merely a solid rental unless you’re an absolute fanatic for all things Ben Stiller.
  2. Night at the Museum is one of the few movie tie-ins to be more entertaining than the film it’s based upon, but it’s short length, lack of difficulty, and nonexistent replayability will keep it from spinning in your 360 for very long.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    60
    A solid choice for couch time with the kids. [July 2009, p.84]
  4. 60
    I'm all for games that are well built and don't overstay their welcome but the length of this game is horribly short.
  5. There’s no doubt that Night at the Museum 2 will satisfy the needs of the younger fans of the two films.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 12, 2011
    8
    Not likely to be star in anyone's "Top 10 games of 2009" list, Night at the Museum 2 (the video game) is a solid, straightforward, platformNot likely to be star in anyone's "Top 10 games of 2009" list, Night at the Museum 2 (the video game) is a solid, straightforward, platform game particularly suited to the 7 to 10 age group. The game's museum environments are scattered with audiologs with information on natural history from dinosaurs to space flight. Each log is short enough to keep my 7 and 5 year olds interested, and they break up the action nicely. There's no combat, per se, there's puzzles to defeat the enemies, and there's platforming to spice things up a bit too. Add in a load of item collecting, and a plot that *sort of* follows the movie, and there's a nice solid game in here. I've given in 8, but you can add or take away a point if you're under 10, or in your teens, respectively.... Full Review »