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  • Summary: The Da Vinci Code game is based on the "The Da Vinci Code" film by director Ron Howard, which is based on Dan Brown's novel -- the best-selling novel of all time which has spent more than two years on the New York Times best-seller list. It has also been translated into 42 languages. To date, there are more than 38.6 million copies of the novel in print, averaging more than two million copies sold each month. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 34
  2. Negative: 13 out of 34
  1. 83
    There's about ten hours of play, much of which is an explanation of the plot, while the rest is a pedestrian and pretty boring romp in terms of game play mechanics, meaning that in the end you'll probably just want to complete the game for completing its sake.
  2. If you're a newcomer to the phenomenon of all this Jesus-themed, impossible code-breaking malarkey you'll find parts of The Da Vinci Code pretty bloody annoying. However, you'll find more to like as you explore, especially if you enjoyed Broken Sword.
  3. The puzzles are the meat of the gameplay, but it feels the need to make you kill time between puzzles by sneaking past idiots or beating the snot out of invalids.
  4. 50
    So then, another Hollywood movie, and another so-so game based on it. The Da Vinci Code has the right heritage but unfortunately suffers from the same disease as many of its ilk - it has been rushed to meet a release date without receiving the kind of polish that could have made a great game out of the subject matter.
  5. 48
    It doesn't offer enough puzzle variety for serious adventure fans, and the combat will irritate or bore most action aficionados.
  6. The overall impression is of a game that's both bravely and badly designed, and weighted towards the latter. [July 2006, p.84]
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. May 6, 2012
    If you have a great movie, not problem, the big problem is do a game of an impossible movie to translate for the games, The Da Vinci Code is an excellent example. The novel and the movie are incredible, but the game is really boring, silence, with good graphics, but the rest is awful. Expand

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