Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
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  1. Cheat Code Central
    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.
  2. 70
    Fans of the show will love the game, even with the frustration factor as high as it is.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    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]
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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]
  9. 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.
  10. 60
    It's the non-descript gameplay between [the cut scenes] that bogs Futurama down. The unbalanced and tedious action will try your patience.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. It's too bad that clunky controls and eh game play stay forever buried in a time lock of dull sloppiness.
  14. netjak
    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.
  15. Official Xbox Magazine
    A mighty bleak way to spend quality time with the future's most loveable cast of screw-ups. [Oct 2003, p.84]
  16. Play Magazine
    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]
  17. If you're just looking for a goofy, mindless, let's-waste-some-time type of fun then you'll enjoy Futurama.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Xbox Nation Magazine
    Attempts at creativity here fall flat... It's standard prime-time fluff. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.93]

Awards & Rankings

#63 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
#45 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Jan 3, 2012
    FUTURAMA Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Jul 28, 2014
    Woah. This game is one of the best 3D platformers to date, with hilarious characters and level design, awesome weapons and a HUGE difficultyWoah. This game is one of the best 3D platformers to date, with hilarious characters and level design, awesome weapons and a HUGE difficulty factor. Why most people don't like this game I'll never know. The variety is great, explore deserts and caves in search of chrystals as Bender, as Fry you can blast mutants to their doom, put robots out of action in a giant chicken walker and platform in puzzle based levels, Lila's levels mostly focus on puzzle, although some serious challenges combat-wise can come up early in the game too. There are many other awesome background characters, enemies and the evil "MOM" to defeat, and areas to explore. Buy this game, you'll love it! Full Review »
  3. GioD.
    Jan 19, 2008
    Personally, i really dont know why the game recieved low to average reviews, as i enjoyed the game very very much. As far as licensed games Personally, i really dont know why the game recieved low to average reviews, as i enjoyed the game very very much. As far as licensed games go Futurama is definately 1 of the better 1's and i think Unique Developements Studios did a bang up job. Its litteraly a "new/lost" episode of the show with TONS of cinematics that tell the story. Voice actors are all present and do a fantastic job delivering the lines, the story for the game is worthy of it being a regular episode and the graphics, while not the greatest definately fit the tone of the tv show. Great game, and if ur a fan of the show, u'll appreciate it even more. Full Review »