Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 6 out of 26
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  1. I have to admit, I am totally captivated by BH. What I was going to dismiss as "just another kiddie game" has turned into a visually stunning and highly entertaining video game for young and old alike.
  2. Games Master UK
    One for the younger players maybe, but it's wonderfully put together. [Christmas 2006, p.88]
  3. 79
    A very entertaining licensed game, it has a ton of replay value, and it’s a no-brainer for younger action/adventure fans. In that way, it’s a success.
  4. As an acquaintance of mine once said, this game takes away the blood and gore that makes most shooting games cool, but replaces it all with robots, which are equally cool.
  5. The LEGO elements are just as fun as ever, and the advent of the masks provides solid variety.
  6. Play Magazine
    There's a cavern in here reserved for viewing your stockpile, along with enough mini-games to keep you busy until the 720 comes out. [Dec. 2006, p.76]
  7. There’s a lot of fun to be had in Bionicle Heroes, and the price is definitely right, but ultimately this is a game you should be picking up for your kid brother for Christmas, and not for yourself. It’s a game that’s great at what it does, but put against the Gears of Wars of the world, doesn’t pass muster.
  8. For all the eleven-year-olds whose lives revolve around the popular LEGO franchise, a game of good versus evil has been carefully crafted just for you. If you aren't eleven, and are daring enough to look past the clumsiness of this title, then you'll unearth a short, fast passed, relentless shooter with easy achievements.
  9. Official Xbox Magazine
    It's probably the game Hobbes' buddy Calvin would have designed had he ever grown up, although it's far too repetitious and simply not challenging enough for grown-ups. [Jan. 2007, p.76]
  10. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    Besides the poor camera angle, it's easy to play and is challenging enough to hold your attention for an enjoyable and borderline addictive experience. [Issue 18, p.87]
  11. If you were a massive fan of the Lego Star Wars games then by all means check out Bionicle Heroes - to a very large degree it looks like the same game, and as such you'll get the same kind of grinding enjoyment out of mining all the levels for booty.
  12. This game is beyond easy to where anyone with any gaming knowledge will be able to beat it in no time with very little challenge.
  13. The flaws of the game really stand out to make this feel like a lifeless and incomplete experience.
  14. This game is definitely aimed at the young and inexperienced player. Serious gamers need not apply.
  15. Bionicle Heroes looks good, and has a decent license backing it, but completely fails to capture the magic that made the LEGO Star Wars games a hit. What you get instead is an average, boring shooter that’s only worth playing if you have a deep love for the source material.
  16. Not even the allure of shiny robots with guns for arms can liven up this mind-numbingly simplistic and repetitive over-the-shoulder shooter.
  17. Bionicle Heroes does little to make a name for itself, with repetitive and overly simplistic gameplay, and some rather uninspiring visuals.
  18. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Obscure, irritating and redeemed a little only by its addictiveness and the variety of the Bionicles that you control. [Christmas 2006, p.98]
  19. I’ve enjoyed playing BIONICLE Heroes for the sheer fact that it’s uncomplicated, easy to get into and a lot of fun. However on a negative I can’t help but feel the net could have been widened to include levels of difficulty for more seasoned players and perhaps more levels and objectives other than the same repeated sequences throughout the game.
  20. 50
    A poorly executed game that could’ve been much more memorable if it had followed a similar path to Lego Star Wars.
  21. I cannot recommend this game for adults, kids, or even a rental, unless you plan to find humour in a so bad it's good kind of way.
  22. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Basically, Bionicle Heroes completely fails to engage us on any level. [Issue 14, p.84]
  23. 40
    There’s a ton of unlockable mini-games, items, explosions, and levels. It’s hard to find shooters aimed at kids, so on that level, Bionicle is an ok choice. Older gamers, however, will want to pass this one by.
  24. There's no fun to be had here, no matter your age. Even for a bargain price, you'd do good to stay away from this one.
  25. The game looks good, but is let down by a poor camera control system and the music is simply woeful.
  26. So once again, Traveler's Tales gets the Lego right, only this time they screw up everything but.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 6 out of 23
  1. Sep 19, 2015
    What is this lime green abomination of a game!? Where's our great lord Solek? The T*nm*nian Empire are making Solek-hating games now!? Don'tWhat is this lime green abomination of a game!? Where's our great lord Solek? The T*nm*nian Empire are making Solek-hating games now!? Don't corrupt yourself with this T*nm*nian game that hates the great Solek! Zero for you! Full Review »
  2. Sep 19, 2015
    This game offends the great white and grey lord Solek with it's lime green colors. Also where is Solek? Oh... I get it now... It's justThis game offends the great white and grey lord Solek with it's lime green colors. Also where is Solek? Oh... I get it now... It's just another game produced by the evil T*nm*nian empire... For followers of Solek, please don't corrupt your holy white and grey colors with this evil game. Full Review »
  3. ChrisD.
    Dec 5, 2007
    This game was actually really fun, so I don't understand all the hate for the game.