Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 42
  2. Negative: 6 out of 42
  1. One of the stupidest, most disappointing games of all time. [Dec 2003, p.175]
  2. Gameplaywise, this is a disaster. [Jan 2004, p.154]
  3. The 4½ hours I spent on Ghoulies (yes, I played through the entire game), I’m starting to wonder if the Rare I truly loved is gone for good.
  4. Ghoulies goes whole hog on its graphics and half-asses everything else. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.90]
  5. 16
    A boring, repetitive snoozefest that can't decide if it's for kids or adults. [Jan 2004, p.64]
  6. The sick part about Grabbed by the Ghoulies is the marketing, oft marketed as “From the Creators of Banjo Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country”, and Rare has proved before you can make tons of great games without a few duds along the way.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Dec 23, 2011
    This may be a tad bias of a score for this game but whatever. This was my second favorite Xbox game. For kids who aren't ape about graphics, or gameplay (or story for that matter), this game is hours of fun. It was the first game where I really got to interact with just about every non background piece of the environment and beat stuff to a pulp with it! If your just looking for something to pass the time, not an Illiad of gaming, this is a great buy. Full Review »