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Score Breakdown Based on 839 ratings
  1. 10 (111)
  2. 9 (34)
  3. 8 (32)
  4. 7 (46)
  5. 6 (72)
  6. 5 (77)
  7. 4 (81)
  8. 3 (79)
  9. 2 (85)
  10. 1 (222)

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  • User Rating 1.5

    Straight back to the shops for me - not my idea of a good game.

    Rated on August 08, 2009 by Mattg7lc

    Well, where to begin? Put it this way, this game tries helplessly to be the old traditional Harry Potter games which we all love - but fails. The only reason I bought this game was because of the pr...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1.5

    Just another rubbish film spin-off game which has no decent qualities.

    Rated on May 27, 2008 by fencingbean

    The Good: Any ideas???! The Bad: Button pressing and remote pressing sequences take up pratically the whole game. Dreadful Value. Bad camera angels. Bit babyish. Very repetitive tasks...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2

    Pullman, you might want to stay inside for a while.

    Rated on December 12, 2007 by Cupcake117

    First of all this game gives the book a bad name, though I found the book unimpresive. STORY The story is very weak, overall not long enough. It does not follow the book the way that it should. It...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5

    The Golden Compass? In game form? As good as that idea sounds, the game fails at being anything but a mediocre cash-in

    Rated on December 13, 2007 by oneshotskye

    Ever since the release of the Harry Potter series, Oxford has become associated more with magical children than late hours at the Bodleian. And maybe it's because I didn't attend the illustrious Exet...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    Beware: This game has no real ending and is more often frustrating than fun.

    Rated on December 28, 2007 by angelwings1818

    I wanted to play the game to kill boredom and de-stress some. It wasn't worth it. PROS: -Graphics are realistic, though not as smooth as would be hoped. -Great voice acting. -Cinematics from ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

    It's unbearable to see a good book turn into a crap game.

    Rated on December 29, 2007 by benleslie5

    First it was called Northen Lights then when they were making the film they changed the name to The Golden Compass. If you have read the book you'll know most of the charcters like Lyra, Pan, Roger o...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6

    Off in too many directions

    Rated on January 04, 2008 by stinkfinger724

    Okay, it is a Video Game based off of a movie. But not just anymovie, but a Kids Movie. What's not to love about it? Well, the controls. Think Prince of Persia, just more suckier. On the positive s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    Horrible graphics,broken controls and tedious gameplay. DO NOT PLAY!!!

    Rated on April 12, 2009 by Death_Reunited

    When my gran got this for me (as they do) I knew it would be terrible, but I didnt think it would be this bad.The end of the game serves as the game's tutorial and the first level.You play as a polar ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1

    This is an annoying game that makes me to quit playing.

    Rated on February 14, 2008 by ray_bk

    The trailer seems good but the actual gameplay is disappointing. The game cannot be saved on demand. I must play for dozens of minutes before it is auto-saved. But, I never notice when it is auto-sav...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2

    Umm, good job my PS3 is near my Bed.<br /> Cause im gonna fall asleep if I play this any longer :\

    Rated on March 05, 2008 by Frantii

    I got this game with my PS3 Bundle (there was a choice of either this or Ratatouille so, you know lol), anyway, im just glad I got UNCHARTED aswell. The Golden Compass. What can I say? Bad graphics, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.