Kw-logo-smaller

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: GC, PC, PS2 & Xbox Game Review

Get the scoop on the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory video game for PS2, Gamecube and Xbox!
Courtesy of 2K Games

The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie has arrived so, of course, there's a video game based on it! Gamers on the Gamecube, Playstation 2 and Xbox can twiddle their thumbs at it. But, is this game fun or foul? Check out our review for the 411.

What's up in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Game?

You get to play as Charlie Bucket, the Golden Ticket Winner, as you go on the grand tour of Willy Wonka's famous factory. But, it's up to you to order the Oompa-Loompas around to fix all the problems the other kids cause.

Sugary Sweetness in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Game

The candy isn't the best part of this game - it's the kids' chattering. All the voice actors from the movie, except Johnny Depp, are back and do the voices of the kids, which is great. It's also cool to be able to order the Oompa-Loompas around.

What's Bitter in the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Game?

This game has so many problems it hurts. The biggest one is that the controls feel like they've been dipped in mud and smacked with a hammer a few times. It's frustrating to control the Ooompa-Loompas and they don't even do any of the awesome singing and dancing from the movie! If you do manage to get the controls working, the game is really short too.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Fun Factor

Low, really low. It sounds cool and it's almost a [kwlink]good game[/kwlink], but it falls apart into a horribly awkward mess. Don't bother with it unless you're a huge fan of the movie.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Thumbs Up:

  • Easy to learn to play.
  • Music and voices are great.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Thumbs Down:

  • The controls are horrible.
  • No Oompa-Loompa singing and dancing.
  • The Ooompa-Loompas are dumber than mud.
Related Stories:

readers voted!

Comments

there are 0 comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1122666708015

What's Your Fave Candy?

  • Bubble gum.
  • Chocolate bars.
  • Sour candies.
  • Jelly beans.

related stories

Enter Wonka's Loss for Lyrics contest by September 21, 2008 for a chance to win a recording sessi...
Micro_chocolate-micro
Johnny Depp stars as Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's rendition of the Roald Dahl book, Charlie and th...
Travel through the amazing and colorful world of Willy Wonka in the Charlie and the Chocolate Fac...

Games in the forums

-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in Forum Games:
Hannah
reply 27 minutes
GlimmeringSky16
Noah
reply 28 minutes
hugebear
hugebear posted in Forum Games:
Eden
reply 41 minutes
-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in Forum Games:
Chase
reply about 1 hour
-Gwen42--
-Gwen42-- posted in Forum Games:
Isaac
reply about 1 hour

play online games

Valantine-day-crossword-thumb

Valentine's Day is almost here! Time for candy, hearts, flowers, love and, of co...

Goodgameempire-thumb

Goodgame Empire is a great strategy title by Goodgame Studios. Build your own ca...

Black-history-month-crossword-pre

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the amazing contributions of African ...

Big-farm-thumb

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

Candy-cash-thumb

Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

_thumb_100x100

Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

Frostbox_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...