Zathura Xbox

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  • Summary: The intergalactic journey begins when a mysterious board game thrusts the house of two young brothers, Walter and Danny, into outer space. Battle deadly aliens, menacing robots and other celestial hazards in this space journey filled with action-packed adventure!
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 8 out of 15
  1. Regardless of the fact that it is a kids game, Zathura really doesn't do anything more than create bad frame rate issues and a straining time on anyone.
  2. The puzzles aren't overly challenging, the enemies don't pose much of a fight, and the overall experience is lacking some much needed "punch". Not the worst movie to game translation, just uninspired and clearly looking for a payday.
  3. AceGamez
    Zathura isn't a particularly bad title; it just lacks anything that puts it above most other recent releases.
  4. This is a short, tired, and ineffectual piece of work that is best left forgotten.
  5. It is rushed, cheap looking, repetitive and gets old fast, and for the price it's not worth it.
  6. Couple all these problems and shortcomings with the fact that the game can probably be beaten in less than five hours for even the most inexperienced of gamers and you have a game that should've started out as a budget title.
  7. Playing Zathura is like being force-fed Saddam Hussein's skid-marked underpants. And we find that kind of thing really upsetting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. TomM.
    Oct 28, 2005
    Awesome game!!!
  2. JohnB.
    Nov 29, 2005
    Feels like they rushed to get this one out. Little boring to play.

Awards & Rankings

#21 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2005