Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Dec 10, 2012
    Rise of the Guardians isn't entirely unpleasant, but even if you're looking for a co-op game that's safe for the whole family, you can find better options on the market.
  2. Dec 17, 2012
    It sports the charismatic characters from the movie, but lacks in variety and player satisfaction. Avoidable.
  3. Dec 20, 2012
    The curse of the license strikes again. The action reminds me of Gauntlet and actually the Guardians stay as shallow and monotonous as the retro classic. No challenge and no variety make it difficult to appreciate the colorful art design.
  4. Dec 6, 2012
    A game mainly intended for a young audience. Those who saw the movie and wanted to play the video game adaptation of it will be disappointed for sure. Although it has some enjoyable environments and levels, its repetitive objectives and missions will discourage anyone from continued play.
  5. Jan 25, 2013
    Overall, Rise of the Guardians doesn't bring anything new or exciting to the table. While the game's difficulty level is at a decent standard for younger gamers and the implementation of the upgrade system has been done well, there's not enough in the overall package to justify purchasing the game. This is one to avoid.
  6. Feb 25, 2013
    Sadly lacking in depth, so much so in fact that you can literally play most of it with your eyes closed.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Jan 27, 2013
    Sails beneath already low expectations. [Jan 2013, p.91]
  8. Dec 17, 2012
    The younger ones may even feel captivated for some time but they should not endure something so boring for long.
  9. Dec 12, 2012
    The developers deserve praise for creating a different kind of movie game, and the kids can have fun with it for a short while. Sadly it still quickly becomes incredibly boring from the lack of any challenge what so ever.
  10. Dec 6, 2012
    Do you enjoy reading a book and unlocking Achievements at the same time? Rise of the Guardians is the game for you. It lacks variation, finesse and any kind of challenge. If you enjoy the movie, stay clear. Actually, if you enjoy video games at all: stay clear.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Dec 8, 2015
    Very boring and repetitive . Only play for easy achievements and even then it isn't worth the hours of top down button mashing with tacked onVery boring and repetitive . Only play for easy achievements and even then it isn't worth the hours of top down button mashing with tacked on powers and rpg leveling. Full Review »