Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
Buy On
  1. While the controls might not be a perfect as they could be, just the fact that you can swing your arms like a real pirate gives the Wii version a ton more mileage than the button mashing console versions.
  2. 65
    At no time during our adventure we’re our minds collectively blown, but there were certainly high points during the game, making it worthy for a rental or used purchase.
  3. Another licensed movie game of lackluster quality and play-value. Although being true to the feel of the films, the gameplay is dreary and the control scheme is unrefined.
  4. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    61
    Between the dog-eared visuals and repetitive gameplay, it's only just bearable. Shame, really. [Aug 2007, p.98]
  5. The gameplay is shallow, monotonous, and straight forward while remaining fun. I wouldn’t dip into my treasure chest and spend my loot on Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, but I can easily recommend it as a rental.
  6. AceGamez
    60
    The characters and scenes have a wonderful resemblance to the movies, while the soundtrack adds more authenticity, all of which will be appreciated by fans of the film trilogy. However, with repetitive, linear gameplay and very limited sword-fighting action, even fans of the film will struggle to really enjoy the gameplay and if you haven't seen the films then At World's End definitely won't fulfil your expectations for an action game.
  7. With some authentic music and almost-decent graphics, this game is good enough to fool your kids into thinking it's a worthwhile Pirates of the Caribbean experience. But for anyone looking for a good action/pirate game that stands on its own, this is definitely one to be avoided.
  8. Nintendo Gamer
    58
    The safety of brand outweighs the desire to innovate. Sword fighting doesn't work with the remote. [Aug 2007, p.47]
  9. The dull, repetitive combat and uninspired mission structure prevent At World's End from being much fun.
  10. While it does take advantage of the Wii remote to good effect, there is not enough variety in the game play to make for a swashbuckling experience.
  11. Poor execution dystroyed this game, with a little polish and better design work this could have been a really fun game.
  12. But when all the parts are added up, this is just another on a long list of licensed games that fail to actually get past the low standards set for the genre.
  13. Nintendo Power
    45
    But what should be At World's End greatest asset--the combat and the use of the Wii remote--quickly turns into its greatest failing, resulting in an overall experience mired in tedium. [July 2007, p.94]
  14. 42
    Heed our advice now, be yee a Pirates of the Caribbean fan or nay, and steer clear of this scurvy-infested wreck of a game.
  15. 40
    Despite what high-school productions of Macbeth may illustrate, swordfighting is actually pretty hard work. So is making a good movie-based video game. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End for Wii fails at both of these tasks, and leaves you with a metaphorical pain in the neck and an all-too-real pain in the shoulder.
  16. Playing through the best parts of At World's End and its prequel provide minimal enjoyment, but the sloppy controls make the game nastier than one of Davy Jones' henchmen.
  17. 30
    If At World's End had standard combat controls, it wouldn't be a great game, but it'd be solidly mediocre. As it is, it's just no fun to play. Even the biggest Pirates fan will quickly grow tired and toss in their "Dead Man's Chest" DVD to watch while they place an ice pack on their shoulder.

Awards & Rankings

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#62 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2007
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#29 Most Shared Wii Game of 2007
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. May 27, 2012
    6
    An okay game, the controls get repetitive after a while of course, but the game is fun the first playthrough. After that there's little pointAn okay game, the controls get repetitive after a while of course, but the game is fun the first playthrough. After that there's little point in continuing to play it. Full Review »
  2. PeterH.
    Jan 27, 2008
    10
    For anyone who is a fan of the movies, this game has everything you could want. Action packed battles, clever stunts, witty remarks from a For anyone who is a fan of the movies, this game has everything you could want. Action packed battles, clever stunts, witty remarks from a highly convincing Captain Jack Sparrow, and furiously fun controls. The missions stay true to the films, as well as revealing many unseen parts of the plot, maintaining the feel of an adventure and suprise. The game features plenty of humour (even during the sword fights!), which provides the perfect atmosphere. A must have! 11/10. Full Review »
  3. JakeS.
    Dec 25, 2007
    5
    Gets Very boring and you get tired of standing there and waving the nunchuck around.