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Scooby-Doo!: Unmasked

Scooby-Doo!: Unmasked PlayStation 2 Title screen.

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MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
65
2.7
PlayStation 2
67
4.0
Xbox
61
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Platform Votes Score
GameCube 1 2.7
PlayStation 2 2 4.0
Xbox Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 3 3.6


The Press Says

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79
XboxJolt (UK)
In the end the game doesn’t do anything particularly new or impressive, but it definitely merits a look if you’re keen on the cartoons.
79
GameCubeJolt (UK)
In the end the game doesn’t do anything particularly new or impressive, but it definitely merits a look if you’re keen on the cartoons.
79
PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
One of my abiding childhood memories is sitting in front of the television with a plate of orange iced cupcakes, watching Scooby-Doo. I was sick after, but that had more to do with the cupcakes than Scoobs. Like most children in the seventies, I was pretty much obsessed with the cartoon show, even though it stuck to a rigid formula. Each week the gang would visit a haunted house or amusement park, Shaggy and Scooby would bumble around, bumping into ghosts and eating Scooby snacks, Velma would lose her glasses and then the villain would be unmasked and mutter “I would’ve gotten away with it if it wasn’t for you meddling kids.”
77
GameCubeGamingTrend
A2M has succeeded where others have failed by nicely realizing the upbeat world of Scooby-Doo and 'those meddlesome kids' of Mystery, Inc. Fans of the series will probably love this and kids will enjoy the style and simplicity of the gameplay. Still, there are a few things that make me wonder how good the game could have been with a little more time devoted to adding more variation and leveraging some of the core concepts better. Either way, it is a solid effort that my kids are having a blast with.
73
PlayStation 2GameZone
I remember, just like anyone at my age, getting up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons. One of those cartoons was Scooby-Doo and it was always entertaining because of wacky cast of characters and plots. Well, as I grew older my appreciation for Scooby-Doo didn’t grow with me. With my son growing up I thought maybe he might take an interest in Scooby-Doo, but so far this hasn’t happened. Disney characters/movies and Sesame Street rule my house; everything else falls by the wayside.
70
PlayStation 2Console Obsession
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked is a fun and decent platform game, which may be pretty lazy in design and a little lacking in variety, but it does get the job done. Jumping across holes and obsessively collecting things just never seems to get old, some would say that platforming is as timeless as Scooby himself.
70
XboxTeamXbox
Whether gamers purchase or rent this title boils down to their love of the Doo. Die-hard fans of the show will purchase to relive their favorite characters in this adventure time and time again, but for everyone else, this equates to a perfect rental. A platforming experience (which doesn’t pop up very often on the Xbox), that puts to use the Scooby Doo license in a fun and engaging title. Challenging enough for younger gamers, and entertaining enough for the old timers, Scooby Doo! Unmasked has a little something for everyone. Certainly not the best title in its genre, but a solid attempt.
70
XboxPGNx Media
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked will definitely please younger fans of the cartoon. Older players will be able to get through the game in an hour or two, hardly worth the money for the game. Younger players should take considerably longer and will probably enjoying the presentation.
70
GameCubePGNx Media
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked will definitely please younger fans of the cartoon. Older players will be able to get through the game in an hour or two, hardly worth the money for the game. Younger players should take considerably longer and will probably enjoying the presentation.
70
GameCubeGameZone
This is the best Scooby Doo game yet, and as such, deserves a look from fans of the show. Kids will enjoy it, but probably won’t play it again after finishing the first time, which may not take very long. Best for fans and younger players.
70
PlayStation 2PGNx Media
Young fans of the cartoon have something to look forward to. Scooby-Doo! Unmasked doesn’t try to change the rules of platforming in any way. The game is satisfied with meeting the requirements and trying to successful in doing so. Young fans of the series will find a lot to like in the game since it is so faithful to its source material though.
69
XboxIGN
Scooby-Doo! Unmasked is the best videogame adaptation of the famous cartoon series yet, but it's far from perfect. The title doesn't bring much new to the table. Its fundamentally basic platforming mechanics have all been done before -- and better, and its occasional mechanical oversights may prove troublesome for its target audience. That noted, simplistic or not, moving Scooby about the environments and platforming is still fun enough and the title's unique costume element definitely breaks up the monotony. Add in the fact that A2M has mostly nailed the style and humor of the cartoon series and we think that most die-hard Scooby fans will be pleased with the end experience, even if it is shallow.
69
GameCubeIGN
Scooby-Doo, where are you? Long-time pal and hungry sidekick Shaggy has asked that very question more times than we could count, but kids across America needn't think about the answer. Since the cartoon series rose to popularity in the early 70s, Scooby-Doo has been just about everywhere. The iconic character has in the 35 years since his inception appeared in nearly 20 different cartoon revivals spanning some 320-plus episodes. And due in part to a hit live-action movie and in large to the dedication of both kids and adults alike, Scooby doesn't appear to be going anywhere. Except, that is, to the latest videogame platforms. Publisher THQ has throughout this generation worked with studios to bring new iterations of Scooby-based videogames to consoles and while these efforts have mostly met with mixed critical results, kids continue to lap them up all the same.
69
PlayStation 2IGN
Scooby-Doo, where are you? Long-time pal and hungry sidekick Shaggy has asked that very question more times than we could count, but kids across America needn't think about the answer. Since the cartoon series rose to popularity in the early 70s, Scooby-Doo has been just about everywhere. The iconic character has in the 35 years since his inception appeared in nearly 20 different cartoon revivals spanning some 320-plus episodes. And due in part to a hit live-action movie and in large to the dedication of both kids and adults alike, Scooby doesn't appear to be going anywhere. Except, that is, to the latest videogame platforms. Publisher THQ has throughout this generation worked with studios to bring new iterations of Scooby-based videogames to consoles and while these efforts have mostly met with mixed critical results, kids continue to lap them up all the same.
65
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Le chien le plus peureux du monde audiovisuel continue d'amuser la galerie derrière le petit écran, mais sa prestation sur consoles a toujours du mal à convaincre. Ce nouvel épisode ne souffre pas de défauts majeurs, mais il aura du mal à se faire une place dans une catégorie dominée par des titres autrement plus impressionnants. Un jeu qui se destine donc surtout aux jeunes fans de Scooby-Doo qui ne prennent la manette que de façon occasionnelle.
65
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Le chien le plus peureux du monde audiovisuel continue d'amuser la galerie derrière le petit écran, mais sa prestation sur consoles a toujours du mal à convaincre. Ce nouvel épisode ne souffre pas de défauts majeurs, mais il aura du mal à se faire une place dans une catégorie dominée par des titres autrement plus impressionnants. Un jeu qui se destine donc surtout aux jeunes fans de Scooby-Doo qui ne prennent la manette que de façon occasionnelle.
65
PlayStation 2IC-Games
Scooby-Doo Unmasked is certainly the most accomplished version from the Scooby franchise to date. It might be based on familiar platforming territory but it doesn’t stop this particular outing from being as fresh and enjoyable as the first episode in 1969. That is of course, if you do not expect that much.
65
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Le chien le plus peureux du monde audiovisuel continue d'amuser la galerie derrière le petit écran, mais sa prestation sur consoles a toujours du mal à convaincre. Ce nouvel épisode ne souffre pas de défauts majeurs, mais il aura du mal à se faire une place dans une catégorie dominée par des titres autrement plus impressionnants. Un jeu qui se destine donc surtout aux jeunes fans de Scooby-Doo qui ne prennent la manette que de façon occasionnelle.
65
XboxGameZone
Falling short in a number of things that could have very well made this one a really great platform game, Scooby-Doo! Unmasked is still the best Scooby game released thus far. It’s storytelling and style are straight from the cartoon and that’s a good thing but the platform elements have been done so much better than this. Here’s hoping the next one will be the one fans of everyone’s favorite pooch have been waiting for.
61
GameCubeGame Freaks 365
Basically, what we're left with is a short but fun platformer. I was able to get through a little under half of the game in the three hours I've spent playing it, so I can't imagine the game will take the average platformer fan much more than six or seven hours to beat completely, and there is little if any reason to play it again after you beat it unless you missed something, so it lacks replay value. It is fun while it lasts though, and the Scooby-Doo universe is very well implemented making this game recommendable for at least a rental to Scooby-Doo fans, if not a purchase, since the game launched with a $30 price tag.
60
XboxDeeko
So what have we deciphered with all the clues we found? Scooby Doo: Unmasked is a wonderful cartoon posing as a so-so platformer. Longtime fans of the series will have a good time regardless of all its shortcomings, for that alone will get you through; for the more hardcore player out there, though, it's best to leave this mystery unsolved and say farewell to this equivalent of a midnight snack. The folks at THQ would have had a surefire hit on their hands if it wasn't for us meddling reviewers.
60
PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK)
All in all, Scooby-Doo! Unmasked is nothing special - you won't find many original ideas or much variation between levels here, and it's all over a bit too quickly. But if you're looking to buy a game that will entertain a Scooby fan who just wants to play the cartoon, or a younger gamer who just wants some simple running, jumping and collecting to get on with, this will do the trick.
59
XboxXBox Evolved
Scooby-Doo Unmasked! Is the perfect title to rent if you are a younger gamer. You can get through it on a weekend, and have a pretty satisfying and rewarding time playing it. Despite the cheaper price of the game at retail though, I wouldn’t recommend buying this unless you are a collector, or if you as a younger gamer, or you as a parent really want the game.
59
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Scooby and the gang at Mystery, Inc. are back, and are getting ready to visit Fred’s cousin Jed. But when they arrive at the Monstrous Fright and Magic special effects company, Jed is nowhere to be found. The company’s top-secret formula of Mubber (allowing the Monstrous Fright and Magic to create the world’s most realistic costumes) also disappears, and Jed is the prime suspect. It’s up to Scooby and the gang to clear Jed’s name, and solve the mystery.
57
XboxGameSpot
All told, Scooby-Doo! Unmasked isn't much of a game, but it is a decent way to interact with a feature-length Scooby-Doo story.
57
GameCubeGameSpot
All told, Scooby-Doo! Unmasked isn't much of a game, but it is a decent way to interact with a feature-length Scooby-Doo story.
57
PlayStation 2GameSpot
The average player probably won't get much out of Scooby-Doo! Unmasked, but younger players and fans of the cartoon will definitely want to give it a look. As a game, it's nothing special--just a mediocre platformer stuffed with all of the usual platforming elements. In terms of storytelling and presentation, however, Unmasked grabs the imagination and delights the senses easily as much as a feature-length version of the cartoon show would.
50
GameCubeThe Video Game Critic
Though not terribly interesting, Unmasked is still quite playable thanks to its responsive controls, forgiving gameplay, and fine camera system. Even when faced with a harrowing set of obstacles, you'll usually whiz right through them without breaking a sweat. Occasionally you're treated to a special stage, including a wild ride down an underground river. The game's voice acting is very good, and pleasant jazzy tunes play in the background. You can save your progress at any time from the pause menu. Scooby Doo Unmasked doesn't do a lot, but if you're looking for a light-hearted, easy platform game, this should do the trick.
50
GameCubeAceGamez
Despite being lacklustre, Scooby-Doo! Unmasked does have redeeming features that make it playable. Parents could confidently buy this for their children, safe in the knowledge that the content is suitable as well as enjoyable. If that's what the developers set out to achieve, then they can be proud of the job they have done. However, the most successful games sell across the board and no doubt that THQ and A2M where aiming for that also and they would of got away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling kids!
50
XboxAceGamez
Despite being lacklustre, Scooby-Doo! Unmasked does have redeeming features that make it playable. Parents could confidently buy this for their children, safe in the knowledge that the content is suitable as well as enjoyable. If that's what the developers set out to achieve, then they can be proud of the job they have done. However, the most successful games sell across the board and no doubt that THQ and A2M where aiming for that also and they would of got away with it too, if it weren't for those meddling kids!
25
XboxGaming Age
I hate to conclude on such a sour note, but I just don't see how this game will have anything to offer any particular audience. Neither game in horrible in any one aspect, but they're just not games you should feel compelled to own or even rent. If you do happen to be a major fan then you'll want it because it has the name, but not because that's about it.