Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 11 out of 16
  1. Despite the descriptive accuracy of its title, Word Puzzle is too shallow to satisfy fans of word puzzles.
  2. If you’re a casual gamer and you're looking for some word search puzzles then maybe you could pick this up. It really doesn’t improve on the original and considering the original is paper and pen that’s quite shocking.
  3. Word Puzzle does a good job in presenting this kind of contest on the Xbox 360, but it also seems to be proof that perhaps not everything that can be done with pen and paper should make the leap to an electronic form; nor does the addition of arcade-like elements to a basic word game necessarily make it more compelling.
  4. If the game was a bit cheaper and clocked in at something like 400 points instead, it might be a bit easier to recommend – but for 800 points Word Puzzle will definitely need some more content released to stay afloat.
  5. There isn't much more to say about Word Puzzle. It is your Sunday newspaper's word search with a little extra incentive and competitive play thrown, but the gameplay isn't as good.
  6. Maybe there is a very small demographic of people who love Egyptian-themed music and are obsessive-compulsive enough to only want to play one type of puzzle endlessly. If so, then Word Puzzle was made for them. Otherwise, save your points, save your time, and save yourself the headache.
  7. Word Puzzle for Xbox Live should be avoided, simply because you will typically find more enjoyment from the pen and paper variety.
  8. See, as the puzzles get bigger, you're actually forced to scroll them onto the screen, which will slow you down even more. Save your $10 for something more worthwhile. This isn't even a decent time-waster.
  9. About as much effort was put into making this game fun as was put into coming up with a creative title. Why anyone would pay for this is the real puzzle....
  10. Word Puzzle is an annoying, lazy, and boring game, and gets a definitely do not buy from me.
  11. Pointless, rubbish. [Issue 28, p.118]
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. JC
    Mar 12, 2008
    Don't expect groundbreaking, but this is simple fun, more so when competing with a friend.
  2. BobP.
    Nov 27, 2007
    I had high hopes for this game because it was new & different...but I find that after the first few sessions, I don't want to keep playing it.