Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. A great first Wallace and Gromit episode that will entertain all who play and even watch it.
  2. I'm sure kids will appreciate the interactive cartoon nature of the game, and parents can feel safe leaving their kids to the family-friendly misadventures of Wallace and Gromit.
  3. An excellent start to the planned four-part series. It manages to capture everything that makes the Wallace and Gromit animated shorts so endearing, expanding it to the adventure game genre. Seeing it's just a two- to four-hour long slice of a bigger, fully priced pie, we cannot wait to see what craziness is in store for the folks at West Wallaby Street in the future episodes.
  4. It feels a lot like what the Wallace & Gromit short films do: compact movies that make up for in quality what they lack in run time.
  5. 80
    The look, feel, and sound of the animated features have been recreated here almost perfectly, with the exception of an erratic framerate.
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    A cracking effort that has everything under control, taking no liberties so far as quality is concerned. [Issue#46, p.100]
  7. Despite its fairly short length, it’s a brilliantly developed title with a script full of the typical Wallace and Gromit humour.
  8. The story is engrossing and adults, as well as young children, will most likely love this XBLA game and its contents.
  9. Fright of the Bumble Bees is an interesting start to the series and should be evident that the following three episodes will satisfy adventure gamers. This game is not strictly for fans of the series and may end up turning some people into one. Hardcore adventure gamers might not find this game to be much of a challenge, but people looking for a game that will entertain them or their family members for a few hours will certainly enjoy the puzzles and humor from start to finish.
  10. This mild-mannered adventure neatly captures the whimsical charm of Wallace & Gromit.
  11. Fans of Wallace & Gromit have no excuse not to pick up this wonderful adventure game from Telltale Games.
  12. Confounding puzzles aside, “Fright of the Bumblebees” functions nicely as an adventure game for just about any audience or age group. The humor is varied, the gameplay is accessible, and the challenge is substantial without being frustrating.
  13. Wallace & Grommit's Grand Adventures starts off on the right foot with Fright of the Bumblebees. Gamers who watch every episode will get the same feeling while playing this game. Add some entertaining puzzles and a friendly price tag and you know that Telltale has made yet another great adventure.
  14. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Not overly ambitious, but rather charming. [June 2009, p.94]
  15. The sense of humor and expression known in the series are there. For fans of the series this is certainly not the most sophisticated adventure, but the world of Wallace & Gromit is well reproduced by the adventure and you’ll will find here a lovely and appealing experience.
  16. Perhaps not a grand day out, but a pleasant way to spend teatime.
  17. Official Xbox Magazine
    Feels a bit too easy, too slight. [June 2009, p.78]
  18. Game crippling glitch aside, “Fright of the Bumblebees” is a strong entry into this new series of four adventures.
  19. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    A thoroughly tedious adventure with weak jokes and puzzles made hard through length not smarts. [July 2009, p.103]

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