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40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 13 out of 17
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  1. This title is for children who would or have enjoyed Pullman's novels, and likewise the movie adapted from the first book of the trilogy. Based upon this reasonable criteria, The Golden Compass is a good game and deserves a score commensurate with that determination - the largest demerit here is that the game has only niche appeal, even for some kids without a taste for "His Dark Materials."
  2. Despite its uninspired gameplay, the simple tasks and challenges may appeal to a younger audience, especially those that've seen the film. But if you're part of the "+" demographic in The Golden Compass' "E10+" rating, then you'll likely be bored soon after Iorek's opening wolf-whuppin' battle sequence.
  3. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    50
    As in many of these cases, if you liked the movie you’ll probably enjoy revisiting the story and characters. But that doesn’t make it a good game. [Jan 2008]
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    If this were a PS2 game, we'd still consider the graphics a bitter letdown. [Feb 2008, p.98]
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. DanishAbdullah
    Feb 10, 2008
    0
    This game should not exist because it brings total shame to video games. All the people that like this game are kids and won't grow up ifThis game should not exist because it brings total shame to video games. All the people that like this game are kids and won't grow up if they continue playing this horrible game.When my little bro bought this game, I yelled at him for wasting his money on a game that got such low ratings. No body I know would enjoy this. This game is one of the most horrible games I ever played. This game was more worse than the movie. Full Review »
  2. AliL.
    Dec 29, 2007
    6
    The Golden Compass may not be "hard" or what most gamers would want to play. But it is a good game, at least to me. Its far from the bet game The Golden Compass may not be "hard" or what most gamers would want to play. But it is a good game, at least to me. Its far from the bet game I've played, though the graphics, again to me, are pretty good. It for people who want an easy game to play where they don't have to think much. Full Review »