Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
Buy On
  1. It’s lacking in customization options, but there’s still a good deal of content to partake in. The episode-style campaign is an absolute pleasure and will no doubt please fans of the show.
  2. 70
    Without a doubt one of the most surprising games of the year. If you're a fan of the show or the Desperate Housewives television show then the game comes highly recommended.
  3. Overall, this is a pleasant surprise best suited to gaming newcomers and fans of the show.
  4. 65
    The fact that it's practically Sims 2 with Desperate Housewives textures, voice acting, and character likeness, hardly makes it appealing. The super-simple controls, drama-filled thematic scenes, and $19.99 price point may appeal to the casual gamer, but hardcore gamers should stray far away.
  5. Desperate Housewives isn't much of a game, but it does a pretty good job of telling an original, interactive soap opera story in the quirky tone of the hit show.
  6. 60
    Desperate Housewives: The Game is cheapened, slightly, by rampant product placement. Every time your character washes her hands or throws a dark load into the washer, you're exposed to the name of some corporate sponsor.
  7. PC Zone UK
    53
    The shallowness of the gameplay quickly starts to show through the cracks. [May 2007, p.69]
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. IndreSss
    Aug 29, 2007
    10
    It's good game - nice voices, intresting.
  2. JoeW.
    Jan 4, 2007
    3
    This game was NOT what I expected. Advertisements, silly system requirements, and a wannabe Sim feel to it. And really, I installed The Sims This game was NOT what I expected. Advertisements, silly system requirements, and a wannabe Sim feel to it. And really, I installed The Sims 2 in my computer- very high-end graphics, and it was slow and very stuttery, when I have an HP pavilion that isn't even 3 years old. This game was not worth my money. Full Review »
  3. PRay
    Dec 30, 2006
    3
    Mearly have to do what the computer tells you to do, here there and back again. Boring, controlled game play that won't have you coming Mearly have to do what the computer tells you to do, here there and back again. Boring, controlled game play that won't have you coming back for more. Full Review »