Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. It's easy to pick up, good fun to play and features some impressive battle scenes which - storyline aside - must be the biggest draw of the movie.
  2. As movie tie-in games go, this is actually rather good. It flows well, is visually impressive and maintains sufficient pace and excitement to keep the young player tuned in for many hours.
  3. 69
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is one of the few licensed games that I am not ashamed to recommend, especially to fans of the series.
  4. But what I will say is that if you're a gamer who has had a bad experience with, or you just don't enjoy the simplicity of movie based titles, and are questioning on whether this is any different to other run of the mills, then keep looking, this game won't change your mind.
  5. The gameplay is "Lego"-game-like; the attention to detail, broad appeal and polish isn't. [Sept 2008, p.68]
  6. 63
    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian would be a good game to let any young fan of the movie try his or her hand at, but it's too simplistic for most core gamers to find enjoyable.
  7. The swordplay is simple, and dreadfully dull. [July 2008, p.86]
  8. Prince Caspian isn't really bad, like many other movie tie-ins, but it does have some major flaws such as the camera and reptitiveness which really let it down.
  9. It's not entirely run-of-the-mill. [Aug 2008, p.85]
  10. Two-player drop-in co-op plus some fun and undemanding levels. The kids will love this and adults could easily kill an hour or so. [Issue#36, p.96]
  11. Maybe kids will get some enjoyment out of it, but anyone over 12-14 years old should probably just skip it. We all know movie tie-ins are generally rushed and second-rate, but from my experience, this one takes the cake!
  12. A slightly above average romp on home consoles that won't be too challenging for the age group of 13 and above.
  13. The main problem is the lack of depth. The only good thing is the large-scale battles with little slowdown. The camera also insists on showing the most useless positions.
  14. Prince Caspian combines simplistic gameplay with a confusing narrative for an action adventure that unfortunately isn't as good as the movie on which it's based.
  15. Prince Caspian's contrived charms don't run especially deep, but they present just enough middling excitement to make it worth playing for younger teenaged fans of the film. [Aug 2008, p.75]
  16. Prince Caspian is sure fun for any fan or gamer under the age of 13 as it requires no central thinking to complete, but older gamers will find this game’s bland combat too dull to even consider a try.
  17. With simplistic puzzles and lack of any real ‘epic’ battles, this is one game you can miss.
  18. The eternal fight between good and evil – but this time there is no winner.
  19. With very little progress since the last Narnia, even huge fans will want a price cut. [Sept 2008, p.83]
  20. Prince Caspian is clearly aimed at the younger players, but even those demand a better game nowadays.
  21. There are just too many exasperating issues with controls and lighting that keep me from recommending it.
  22. Unless you are an absolute die-hard Narni-ite, this game belongs as far away from your 360 as humanly possible.
  23. At first, this might strike you as a decent movie tie-in. Take a gander under the hood and you'll find abhorrent camera angles, an incomprehensible plot and catastrophic AI. This is a poor effort of a game and you'll do better to just watch the movie instead.
  24. 16
    The only reason that Prince Caspian doesn't utterly fail is that it does feature the occasionally interesting puzzle. However, figuring out a clever, well-thought-out solution only made the otherwise forced and repetitive nature of the rest of the game seem that much worse by comparison.

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