Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. Oct 30, 2011
    80
    The Secret Of The Unicorn is an extremely successful tie-in to what is a controversial film.
  2. Dec 6, 2011
    78
    The 2D platforming is clever, the co-op game separates itself from the main game in an interesting way, and the Kinect implementation works well, even if it is just the typical minigame addition. Ubisoft has succeeded in making a fun complement to the upcoming Spielberg film that young fans should appreciate.
  3. Oct 28, 2011
    75
    It lacks on the visuals side, especially after the other movie tie-ins Ubisoft got us to, but it sports a charismatic cast and solid gameplay. An enjoyable game, recommended to newcomers and fans of the belgian character, children and grown-ups.
  4. Dec 13, 2011
    74
    Far from perfect, and its simple gameplay and (mostly) shallow puzzles aren't going to entertain one for long. Still, it's an extremely solid movie tie-in and a mostly seamless platforming experience, with polish where it counts.
  5. Nov 10, 2011
    74
    Ubisoft Montpellier did an excellent job with The Adventures of Tintin. The game is simple but very fun to play, and delivers some very nice moments. What a pity it's so easy to beat.
  6. Nov 9, 2011
    72
    Tintin is a good game, although in a very complicated time of the year. With dozens of other titles in the shelves, a movie-based game may be secondary for most gamers, and that is a shame, because this is a very interesting game, although far from perfect.
  7. Nov 7, 2011
    71
    The Adventures of Tintin is very much a product created to sell more units and promote the film but its co-op side manages to shine. If you can forget about the poor vehicle sections or you just want a fun co-op experience with your kid, you could fare a lot worse than Tintin.
  8. Jan 3, 2012
    70
    Its Beyond Good & Evil pedigree elevates it above the standard movie tie-in, but Tintin's still a bit too simplistic for hardcore adventurers.
  9. Dec 13, 2011
    70
    The overall experience is reminiscent of something you may have loved on the Super NES or Sega Genesis. Young gamers should find it appealing especially if they liked the movie, but even the low price tag can't quite muster a bang for your buck.
  10. 70
    Despite its simplicity, Tintin feels like it's telling you an engaging story. [Issue#79, p.87]
  11. Nov 2, 2011
    70
    The Adventures of Tintin is an excellent game for the casual gamers out there. The graphics don't look amazing and the gameplay could have been a bit more difficult, but the varied missions and good comedic timing make up for that.
  12. Oct 31, 2011
    70
    Experienced gamers will find little challenge from the game, but it is a game to be experienced with the family and seeing a child's astonishment at what is happening on screen will make a purchase very worthwhile and in all honesty should be a great way to introduce young children to the world of Tintin.
  13. Oct 27, 2011
    70
    The Adventures of Tintin may not be a fantastic game, but as licensed games go it's far more than decent. The different modes and variety in gameplay do not always reach the same level of quality, but the majority of it is a lot of fun to play for kids and adults alike.
  14. Oct 25, 2011
    70
    The story mode is rather short, and can comfortably be beaten within 5 hours, but the coop mode adds a considerable amount of length to the game.
  15. Oct 24, 2011
    70
    A surprisingly clever use of the licence, that maintains the charming whimsy of the books and marries it to one of the best 2D platformers of the year.
  16. Oct 20, 2011
    70
    It's not perfect, perhaps, and the whole thing feels pretty slight, but The Secret of the Unicorn's clever and deeply charming - a Tintin game for everybody, and not just the super-fans.
  17. Dec 22, 2011
    69
    We can safely say that this video game adaptation of the popular blockbuster is better than some might expect, but it still has some rough edges to smooth out before we can truly call it a great game.
  18. Dec 28, 2011
    68
    Spielberg and Jackson aren't wrong, Tintin is a great story that is a blast to play, especially as a 2D platformer.
  19. 65
    There's no denying Tintin's engaging personality. From slick effects and slapstick animations (you can actually trip enemies with banana peels) to solid voice-acting, it immerses you in its world, even with the lackluster gameplay.
  20. Dec 9, 2011
    65
    Tintin only has itself to blame for its shortcomings: for every exciting moment there's a turgid interlude which drags the overall experience down.
  21. Oct 25, 2011
    65
    TinTin may be basic and one of the easiest games I've played in some years, but it's certainly a cracker of a game for children and gives them something to get their teeth into with its cute visuals.
  22. Dec 12, 2011
    60
    Even though it has its flaws, The Adventures of Tintin never veers from decent to awful, and Ubisoft Montpelier deserves credit for creating a rare wonder - a movie-spinoff that doesn't completely suck.
  23. Dec 11, 2011
    60
    A game for children in every sense. It's too easy for experienced gamers, and suffers from imprecise camera and controls. Younger Tintin fans might enjoy it though.
  24. Dec 1, 2011
    60
    While it might be bought for the kids, it'll be enjoyed by everyone. [Christmas 2011, p.122]
  25. Nov 7, 2011
    60
    For the majority of Tintin's adventure you'll be happy to kill time hopping and skipping across its gorgeous stages, but unlike the contours of Hergé's timeless stories, there's no hidden treasure to be found beneath its dazzling veneer.
  26. Oct 27, 2011
    60
    Ubisoft Montreal has paid close attention to both the Tintin licence and its target market, meaning the game actually just about works. The action is hugely linear and the level design basic, yet the campaign is also engaging to play through, mixing platforming, combat and vehicle sections in a reasonably decent narrative.
  27. Dec 8, 2011
    56
    Despite decent production values and three distinct play modes, The Adventures of Tintin is a disappointment for those expecting a grand, absorbing adventure in the spirit of Indiana Jones. The final product feels rushed.
  28. Nov 15, 2011
    56
    Hardcore fans may enjoy The Adventures of Tintin while it lasts but unfortunately that will not be very long, and the time never feels overly well spent either. The main game is shockingly short but at least that will free you up to go and play something with a little more depth and entertainment.
  29. Dec 27, 2011
    50
    This blend of charm and frustration is the central ingredient in Tintin, obscuring what could have been a great game.
  30. Nov 11, 2011
    50
    The film managed to capture the spirit of the beloved comics and this game tries to do the same with some decent results. The problem here is the constant repetition, the lack of content and the fact that the main campaign lasts for -roughly- 4 hours.
  31. Nov 1, 2011
    50
    One of the easiest game you'll ever play this year, The Adventures of TinTin is certainly tailored for young children, but on the market there are far better games, like Toy Story 3 or Cars 2.
  32. Oct 28, 2011
    50
    The Adventures of Tintin is a dull and repetitive platformer that does no justice to the exciting exploits of its titular character.
  33. Oct 20, 2011
    50
    A disappointment but perhaps my expectations should have been lower in the first place. It's short and lacking in gameplay depth, but has moments where you'll be fooled into thinking it's all right. Visually it at least has style if not technical excellence, but underneath is a fairly typical licensed title.
  34. Functional, uninspiring tie-in. [Christmas 2011, p.109]
  35. Dec 9, 2011
    25
    I understand that the game is meant for a younger audience, but there are quite literally hundreds of other titles out there that provide a far more enjoyable experience.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 29, 2013
    6
    The Adventures of Tintin is a unique platformer where you mostly just punch just about everyone you meet. It also features an offline co-op mode, where you have to work together to get through some strange and sometimes confusing levels. But the problem with this game is that the story mode is too short and the whole game is far too easy, which is a shame, because it could have been a really good game. Full Review »
  2. Aug 5, 2013
    6
    The game The Adventures of Tintin delivers a really interesting but simple gameplay. While playing the game I never found it getting boring. Personally, I also liked the whole idea of how you have to use a ball or a banana peel to break enemies with armors or umbrellas. But, it is really easy. I believe if the game got a bit harder towards the end, the game would have been a complete success. But, overall it is not a bad game to try. Full Review »