Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
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  1. Although it is in every way a simplistic take on often-recycled game concepts and mechanics, Where the Wild Things Are is still an enjoyable platform adventure that will keep many players - children and adults alike - interested until the end.
  2. Lovely animated monsters and many different adventures will entertain for some hours – especially kids. The story as well as the different parts of the island that wait to be discovered will not allow you to get bored.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine
    There's just enough payoff to keep fans trekking through, but it's a shame that this marvelous license wasn't treated better. [Holiday 2009, p.79]
  4. Although the platforming isn't bad, the lack of replay value and small visual problems take away from the overall adventure. However, if you've got kids or you're a fan of Spike Jonze's film, you might be up for some Rumpus.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Where the mild things are. [Feb 2010, p.111]
  6. X-ONE Magazine UK
    It never raises its excitement levels above 'pleasant' or 'slightly dull," but Where The Wild Things Are remains a solid enough movie game. [Issue#55, p.93]
  7. 47
    Considering the fact that Where the Wild Things Are offers nothing in the way of exciting platforming or combat, and it doesn't even run all that well, I'd avoid this one altogether.
  8. There is just so little content and the levels are so repetitive that Wild Things spends its cache of charm in the first few minutes, and once its gone, you'll be left asking yourself one question: When did the Wild Rumpus get so boring?
  9. Griptonite doesn't seem to understand Maurice Sendak's wonderful book or Spike Jonze's amazing movie. This is just a typical movie license game aimed at kids with parents who doesn't know better.

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