Skylanders Trap Team
Summary: Skylanders Trap Team is a welcome addition to the toys-to-life franchise with its introduction of a new trapping mechanic and new figures, all of which critics agree is fun for fans new and old
Top Critic Average
Loads of great characters and the return of Skystones make Trap Team one of the best games in the Skylanders series.
The gimmick is great, and playing as a villain works extremely well, but as a game this doesn't play as fair or as fun as previous instalments.
Skylanders Trap Team refreshes the toys-to-life magic with new portal tech, charming characters, and engaging gameplay that any gamer can enjoy.
The biggest and most enjoyable entry in the series. It's great for single player or co-op sessions
Fun villains and a joyful campaign make Trap Team another delightful entry into the Skylanders series.
Trap Team will give your kids a crash course in gaming basics — and you'll get an enjoyable and surprisingly deep game to play with a wide range of age groups.
With more personality than ever before and a narrow focus on the new toys, it's the perfect time to play a perfect platformer without being overwhelmed by years of toy releases.
While not without its questionable qualities — expect to pay $120 to get something approaching an optimal play experience — Skylanders: Trap Team continues the series' tradition of catering to kids by treating them with respect. And the new trapping gimmick more than justifies itself through the flexibility it offers... not to mention the amusing and diverse role it gives the game's villains.
While I never really connected with the trap mechanic or the new Trap Master toys, Skylanders: Trap Team is still a well-oiled machine. On newer consoles it looks fantastic, the action gameplay is still exciting, and the charm is still there. I just hope that Activision and its ilk have more interesting concepts in mind for the next iteration.
With a more intuitive – not to mention, convenient – core gimmick, Skylanders' fourth instalment is a solid outing for the series, dispelling fears that the Activision power seller is succumbing to fatigue. For fans, it's yet another all-round improvement, but Trap Team also serves as a perfect entry point for newcomers.