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  • Summary: Rango The Video Game invites players to continue on Rango's journey through new adventures inspired by the movie.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Apr 25, 2011
    92
    Rango is one of those rare movie games that is actually good. Actually it's fantastic! It also doesn't require you to have seen the film or know anything about these characters. Rango is just as charming as Gex or Abe (from Oddworld) and he stars in one of the best action-platformers of this generation. If you have kids or just want to feel like one for a couple days, Rango is a must-own title.
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    80
    Overall, Rango for the Xbox 360 is one of the better, if not the best, movie based titles released this year. Whether it be platforming sequences, frantic third person shooter chaos, simple puzzle solving elements or stealth sequences where you are avoiding detection, Rango is an entertaining game for young and older fans of the tiny chameleon. While the lack of a cooperative mode and some wonky camera controls are disappointments, the overall Rango package is still very good and is a must buy for those who enjoyed the movie.
  3. Mar 14, 2011
    75
    Ultimately, Rango's another example of how to do a licensed property justice. Rather than simply rehash the movie's story, EA and Paramount are giving players a new adventure to experience. It's a little on the short side – and even then it starts to get repetitive near the end – but it's definitely one of the better tie-ins I've played over the years.
  4. Mar 16, 2011
    70
    Rango isn't a revolutionary action-platform release, but it is a legitimately well-made title built in the mold of the some of the genre's best, and it genuinely engaged us throughout much of the adventure. Sadly, it doesn't last for long.
  5. May 8, 2011
    68
    It's really rather good. [June 2011, p.89]
  6. Mar 14, 2011
    64
    In terms of controls, fun, and general wackiness, Rango reminded me of the old Spyro the Dragon games, except not as refined. It's a sub-Spyro game, but again, for a game that was based off a movie, it is quite good.
  7. Pretty, vacant. How 18 months' development could result in a game so trite is beyond us. [May 2011, p.101]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 8, 2011
    10
    Awesome game! So much fun going through all the whacky levels. The gameplay is tights, the visuals are beautiful the sound and music are an auditory delight. I especially loved the section where your hitting golf balls into Giant Lars face!
    A real treat for the whole family.
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  2. Mar 22, 2011
    6
    Nothing exceptional, while fun this game does not range outside the bounders of standard. If you are a fan of the movie you will smile and have similar feelings. Just do not expect to be WOWed in any way. Expand