Parents' Guide to

X-Men: The Official Game

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Mutants have never been so boring -- tweens OK.

Game Windows 2006
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Too bad this uninspired game gets bogged down in repetitive action. Players will tire of marching through sterile levels, facing the same sort of obstacles again and again (such as Wolverine's endless slashing though enemy soldiers).

The game's presentation is also dull. A few of the cut scenes use colorful comic panels, but more often the story is advanced in a kind of movie/comic book hybrid: voice-overs (contributed by the stars of the movie, including Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart) on top of lifeless stills drawn in a realistic style. Even the varied environments -- which include Japanese gardens, secret laboratories, and the Brooklyn Bridge -- are quiet and empty.

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