Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 38
  2. Negative: 12 out of 38
  1. The cut-scenes, however, deserve special mention. They are performed not with CGI movies or even with the in-game engine, but with absurdly primitive flash movies that use cardboard cut-outs of the characters.
  2. Unless you despise the X-Men movies and simply want more ammo that can be used to insult your friends, I strongly advise that you avoid this game like you would a French kissing toad. [July 2006, p.104]
  3. Like many games of this style, there is some vague, half-guilty pleasure in the mechanical repetitiveness of the game's combat. But ultimately, X-Men is in the time-honored tradition of licensed games -- rushed, derivative, and well worth avoiding.
  4. 40
    Perhaps the worst offense of all would have to be Wolverine. Not only has Z-Axis managed to take everyone's favorite adamantium-infused Canadian wildman and turn him into possibly the most boring hero ever, they've pinned a sizable majority of the action upon playing as him. Boring, you say? Yes.
  5. Combat is dull and repetitive, mostly requiring players to repeat the same button combination over and over again.
  6. As it is, X-Men: The Official Game is "officially" a horse's turd of an experience that's approximately as painful as Wolverine's claws inadvertently sliding out while he's wiping his arse.
  7. The play-style variety may be decent--and you get to upgrade abilities--but each character's level sets grow horribly repetitive and pointless, with stingy checkpoint placement compounding the frustration [July 2006, p.91]
  8. X-Men: The Official Game is pretty awful. [July 2006, p.71]
  9. Had The Official Game provided a consistent overall challenge, it would have been bearable, if unexciting. But it hasn't, and it isn't. [July 2006, p.88]
  10. When accurately describing videogames, we tend to use the word 'dross' rarely, but this particular X-Men title has forced the word from us in a spectacular fashion. [July 2006, p.130]
  11. 30
    The idea of giving the player three fairly unique characters to play as is good one, but the game design verges on plain stupid at times.
  12. Almost everything about this movie cash-in is cheap and incompetent, from the short, forgettable levels to the poor control system to the hand-crampingly repetitive action.
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Feb 15, 2011
    7
    X-Men: The Official Game takes place between the second and third movie, it's a pretty good game with pretty good controls, a good story, and some fun gameplay, ultimately an enjoyable game, the only bad parts are the Ice Man levels which are bad do to poor controls, all in all if you like the X-Men and the movies you'll enjoy this game. Full Review »
  2. Elijah
    May 25, 2006
    4
    X-Men: The Official Game is crap quite simply. It was obviosly thrown togethor in a hurry in the hopes of scoring some easy money for dedicated X-Men fans like me. Well i wouldn't pay 5$ for this game. The graphics are bland and the gameplay is as generic as it gets. With wolverine it's nothing more than hack n slash the entire way through. With nightcrawler it's more of a bore the teleportation feature really isn't special and isn't much fun either. Iceman is the worst of the three, gliding around on ice and putting out fires isn't very endearing. The story is somewhat interesting but it is hard to keep playing through the mess of the game to get the juicy comic book style sequences. So X-Men fans beware! This game is barely worth a rental and you'll have to have some perserverance to get through the whole game. Good luck. Full Review »
  3. BarryH.
    May 17, 2006
    8
    Game graphics and storyboard is acceptable. The lengh of the game is short. Overall, This game is satisfactory.