Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 34
  2. Negative: 13 out of 34
  1. The actors (not from the film cast) sound utterly bored throughout their lengthy speeches; the only thing that trumps the highly questionable French accents is a guy who actually says "woof woof" on behalf of a virtual dog.
  2. 48
    It doesn't offer enough puzzle variety for serious adventure fans, and the combat will irritate or bore most action aficionados.
  3. 40
    The game's poor presentation and frustrating combat system make the mystery behind The Da Vinci Code one that most gamers would be better off leaving unsolved.
  4. My recommendation is that you don't purchase this game unless you are bald, for you are sure to pull out all of your hair in frustration.
  5. The overall impression is of a game that's both bravely and badly designed, and weighted towards the latter. [July 2006, p.84]
  6. Leonardo's inventions were elegant creations, but the clumsy Da Vinci Code game isn't one of them. [Aug 2006, p.82]
  7. 30
    It earns disdain on its own merits. The videogame of the movie of the book -- it's not a surprise that this ended badly, it's just disappointing.
  8. Quite possibly one of the worst videogame movie adaptations out there.
  9. And while the game generally looks and sounds just fine, you'll come away thinking about the interminably dull dialogue passages and unconvincing characters.
  10. 40
    A middling action/adventure, The DaVinci Code has some interesting elements and puzzles, but tries too hard to be a jack of all trades. The presentation is mediocre, the combat extraneous and out of place, and the levels uninspired. The puzzles and teamwork elements are the high point, but overall, this is yet another forgettable attempt to cash in on a popular franchise.
  11. As it tries to please a broad audience, The Da Vinci Code offers too many failed ideas instead of sticking with the areas it gets right.
  12. But the other aspects – animation, dialogue, acting, environments, and fighting – are too poorly produced and out of place to ignore.
  13. Except for a few clever puzzles, a strong story, and a handful of pretty pictures, this licensed mess is mostly a failure.
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. Spartan234
    Aug 1, 2006
    1
    Yet another awful movie-licensed game -- it's not like The Da Vinci Code would make a good game, anyways; the subject matter is best suited for cinema. In addition to the bad gameplay, The Da Vinci Code is also a buggy mess and has some of the worst combat ever seen in an action/adventure game. The AI for the security guards is so bad that you can just play this like a run-'n-gun shooter and forget the stealth elements. Full Review »
  2. xamox
    Jul 6, 2006
    3
    quite boring and the puzzles aren't very intutive.
  3. BrianK.
    May 19, 2006
    1
    Like watching a badly animated movie of the plot of the book, minus the characterization or action. Occasionally you get to move around a few steps. Seriously, I'd imagine a colonoscopy to be more fun. Full Review »