Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

46

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0%

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65 / 100
Oct 5, 2020

If you were looking to find a perfect replica of the Netflix series complete with an original storyline you won’t find that here. Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia is plenty good fun if viewed as a standalone title but it’s hard not to compare it to the Netflix series and find it underwhelming. Now as a pre-teen or teen, Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia is worth a playthrough for sure, especially with friends. As an adult, however, it’s probably not going to hold your attention very long; maybe just skip this one.

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2 / 10
Oct 1, 2020

It didn't have to be this way. WayForward has worked minor miracles with licensed fare before – see Aliens: Infestation and The Mummy Demastered. But this is work for hire of the most rotten kind, showing total contempt for the fans it hopes to lure in with a bright, likeable licence. Trollhunters is one of the less enjoyable things to happen to us this year. Given what a year it's been, that is quite a feat.

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4 / 10
Oct 8, 2020

Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia's gameplay is okay, its visuals are fine and its story is either a mess or passively engaging depending on your level of interest in its source material, which all makes for a game that should be skipped unless you're insanely desperate for another form of media from the Trollhunter universe.

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3.5 / 5.0
Sep 28, 2020

Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia is a fun, but flawed action-platformer that may deliver a lot of thrills for fans of the series, but lacks enough substance to be a must-buy for those coming in cold.

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3.5 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

Unless you're a young child or a massive Trollhunters fan, avoid this boring, unoriginal game at all costs

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3.5 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2020

Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia, like many other games that are adopted from movies and tv series, is a weak title made to take financial advantage of the Trollhunter name. Not recommended even to the fans of the series.

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5 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

But Trollhunters lacks the polish and finesse of Shantae. Like the majority of TV or movie tie-in games, it ultimately feels a bit soulless and hollow.

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5.2 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

You might enjoy Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia if you're a fan of the show but even if you are, there's no denying just how unchallenging and unrefined of an experience it is. Here's hoping that a much better Trollhunters game is made down the road.

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4 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2020

Trollhunters: Defenders of Arcadia is generally an unforgettable experience, devoid of any precision; A title that, if it were not for the few positive points, we would have considered its experience harmful! This game can be fun and entertaining for fans of Trollhunters for a few hours at best, but we certainly do not recommend the experience to other gamers.

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4 / 10
Oct 8, 2020

A series as imaginative and as entertaining as Trollhunters deserved a better tie-in video game. Defenders of Arcadia has a few enjoyable moments and it certainly looks the part but uninspired combat, tired level design and a story which feels more like a TV clip show than a cohesive narrative means it falls well short of fan expectations.

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