Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. Jan 29, 2011
    46
    Maddeningly obtuse design more often than not makes Spare Parts an exercise in irritation rather than fun.
  2. Jan 26, 2011
    45
    Imprecise controls and repetitive gameplay hampers this downloadable cooperative adventure.
  3. Jan 25, 2011
    45
    Spare Parts is a game with a fun premise and solid ideas, but the execution of that premise and those ideas are, at best, entirely muddled.
  4. Feb 22, 2011
    40
    Spare Parts feels like a movie license game without a movie, and not even the interesting things - like co-op and Simon Pegg's voice - manage to brighten up this bland and uninspiring affair.
  5. 40
    It pains me to speak so harshly about a product that has the delightful Simon Pegg attached, but Spare Parts is down there with Yaris as one of the worst XBLA has to offer.
  6. 40
    Unless you have loot and robot fetishes, there's little reason to go here. [March 2011, p.81]
  7. Jan 26, 2011
    40
    Call it Ratchet and Crank-lite if you want, but that's giving Spare Parts a bit too much credit. You are looking at about 3 to 4 hours of play time, most of which is reliant on monotonous combat.
  8. Jan 25, 2011
    40
    It's a short and rather insipid slog that simply doesn't have the charm or ambition to compensate for its wonkier aspects.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 26, 2011
    8
    DISCLAIMER:This is numbered at 8 for children, my kids (5, 6, 7) have been playing this game non-stop, they love the characters and it hasDISCLAIMER:This is numbered at 8 for children, my kids (5, 6, 7) have been playing this game non-stop, they love the characters and it has tons of replay value. They have been playing it for over 8 hours and their friends love watching them. The only other game they have played this long are the Legos series games. If you do not have a Wii this is one of the best bets for you kids if they have played all of the legos games Full Review »