Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. There's a large number of puzzles, keycard scenarios, platform jumping, etc, etc. For some this has become old-hat, but I think theres still fun to be found here.
  2. Excellent progression and flow are at hand; detonations, interactive environments, timing platforms, memory and action puzzles, pattern-based obstacles, killer bosses, gut-busting 3D movies, excellent level design, spot-on visuals, a vivid soundtrack. [Sept 2003, p.69]
  3. The attention to detail evident in the presentation will please fans and provide a number of chuckles, however it's doubtful whether that much amusement comes from the actual game.
  4. If you are looking for the next best platform game then you will likely want to skip this one or possibly rent it if your curiosity gets the best of you. Diehard fans of the show will turn a blind eye to these issues and simply enjoy the game for what it is - an interactive episode.
  5. 70
    Fans of the show will love the game, even with the frustration factor as high as it is.
  6. 67
    Of its many weaknesses, ranging across the board from unoriginal gameplay to poor collision detection to shoddy controls, to a distinct lack of polish in both playability and graphic finesse, the game is short.
  7. The great presentation and audio is what really keeps the game alive. If only the developers would have taken more time and attention to detail in some of the gameplay physics, level design, or graphics this game could have been a contender.
  8. Worth checking out, if only as a rental, just to bust a gut over the hilarious cut-scenes. Fans of the show will find a lot to like here but those looking for something fun to play will want to look elsewhere.
  9. Full of character and charm, but lacking any major challenge. You won't be disappointed, but you won't be pushed to your gaming limits either...and if Bender's adventures had taken up a more substantial portion of the game, then we'd have been looking at a four-star review for sure. [Xbox Gamer]
  10. Suffers from average gameplay and a few flaws in the mechanics. It's not the most fun game if you consider that it includes all the patent action/platforming elements with few surprises, but the storyline may make things a lot easier to take.
  11. 60
    It's the non-descript gameplay between [the cut scenes] that bogs Futurama down. The unbalanced and tedious action will try your patience.
  12. It's too bad that clunky controls and eh game play stay forever buried in a time lock of dull sloppiness.
  13. If you're just looking for a goofy, mindless, let's-waste-some-time type of fun then you'll enjoy Futurama.
  14. Attempts at creativity here fall flat... It's standard prime-time fluff. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.93]
  15. A cynical and at times deeply boring game to play. As a platformer, it won't have Naughty Dog barking [groan] or keep Insomniac up all night.
  16. All the belly laughs in the world can't save such a shameful game. Perhaps it's a lack of pace, or the fact that the puzzles seem more of a chore than a challenge, that makes Futurama such a tame title.
  17. A mighty bleak way to spend quality time with the future's most loveable cast of screw-ups. [Oct 2003, p.84]
  18. Unless you're a rabid fan who simply has to be in contact with all things Futurama, this game is playable enough to warrant a rental but little else.
  19. Played it, beat it, forgot it... Oh, and it has the worst unlockable secret ever - an art gallery of the load screens...that's right, the ones burned into your memory during the long load times. Gee, thanks. [Oct 2003, p.139]
  20. For die-hard fans of the series, I'd suggest renting Futurama if you feel the urge to see your favorite characters in new situations. For the rest of the gaming audience, a suicide booth might be a bit more fun than putting up with this tedious game.
  21. 30
    There's a code you can enter to unlock all the FMVs so you can just rent it for a day, input the code, and then return it. Don't say Alkaiser never did nothing for his peoples.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Jan 3, 2012
    10
    FUTURAMA Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!