• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2004
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: In this inspiring adventure based on The Polar Express movie, players will take an extraordinary ride through eight exciting chapters. A mysterious Conductor shepherds players aboard the train, and onto a journey to meet Santa Claus at the North Pole. Along they way, they will meet memorableIn this inspiring adventure based on The Polar Express movie, players will take an extraordinary ride through eight exciting chapters. A mysterious Conductor shepherds players aboard the train, and onto a journey to meet Santa Claus at the North Pole. Along they way, they will meet memorable characters from the film including the Girl Know-it-All, Lonely Boy, the Hobo, Smokey & Steamer and the Elves. Gameplay rewards those who believe. All aboard! Experience mini-games, solve puzzles and search for lost presents. Enjoy special EyeToy games. Explore massive 3-D environments including the North Pole and The Polar Express. [THQ] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. $10-30 per hour is probably the worst deal I have ever seen in a high-profile video game, and I amazed that THQ put it out with so little substance.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    The game's simplicity makes this a questionable choice for anyone over 8, but young kids will likely enjoy it. [Jan 2005, p.106]
  3. If you're older than 12, you have no business playing this game.
  4. 35
    This is a kid's game. It's also a bad kid's game. And there's really no getting around that.
  5. An ugly collection of poorly conceived minigames, The Polar Express is a failure by the standards of any medium.
  6. It has so many flaws, combined with the short span of the game, makes for one that would be near impossible to recommend.
  7. 20
    This half-assed movie tie-in is so crummy even the dimmest kid on the short bus won't be taken in.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Apr 23, 2017
    10
    I don't know why this game gets hate. To me, it earns a LOT of nostalgia points. Beside that, the game plays well in my opinion. To me, it'sI don't know why this game gets hate. To me, it earns a LOT of nostalgia points. Beside that, the game plays well in my opinion. To me, it's just a memorable game. Expand
  2. JohnM.
    Dec 12, 2004
    1
    Not worthy of even the most hardcore movie fans!!!
  3. Jul 12, 2019
    1
    sorry, was not a big fan of this one!

    you want my suggestion? don't play it.

Awards & Rankings

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#67 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004