• Publisher: PopCap
  • Release Date: Dec 20, 2006
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It's essentially Scrabble for the videogame generation, with mundane numerical scores replaced by hitpoints and flashy animated attacks, wrapped up in a cute and funny package. You'd have to be a serious logophobe not to love it.
  2. One perfectly formed, endlessly absorbing, regularly amusing word game. If you're looking for some brainial stimulation, find logic puzzles like Sudoku and Slitherlink a trifle soulless, and have a nasty 'untreatable' case of leprosy or beriberi, then I really can't recommend Bookworm Adventures enough.
  3. Hardcore Gamer
    90
    There's a lot of depth to Bookworm Adventures, with many small, extraneous details adding to the charm and fun. [June 2007, p.68]
  4. PC Gamer UK
    79
    Sweet as a kitten, and improving your personal lexicon. [Feb 2007, p.81]
  5. 70
    The game encourages you to dig deep into your vocabulary and create powerful attacks. It’s surprisingly engaging and when coupled with strategic elements such as Gem Tiles, and can also be quite challenging. To keep things fresh there are also a variety of mini-games on offer. A must for casual gamers.
  6. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    You'll get your dozen hours of fun out of Bookworm Adventures, but you'll want to go back to "Bookworm" for more serious wordplay. [Mar 2007, p.70]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Dec 31, 2018
    10
    The game is a perfect masterpiece. There is no game that can produce as much joy as playing this game.
  2. May 24, 2012
    8
    Though it does have some minor flaws, it is still a solid word game that is perfect for children who wants to improve their spelling skills.Though it does have some minor flaws, it is still a solid word game that is perfect for children who wants to improve their spelling skills. This is not for adults though. Full Review »
  3. Apr 25, 2011
    10
    This game is not for everyone. Already from the title you should be able to tell it is a word game. If you don't enjoy things like scrabbleThis game is not for everyone. Already from the title you should be able to tell it is a word game. If you don't enjoy things like scrabble then you won't enjoy this game. It's as simple as that. For those of you who do enjoy words, then this game is a hilarious and entertaining way to brush up on your English skills, but have it still feel like you're playing a real game. Full Review »