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The Spiderwick Chronicles

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PlayStation 2
65
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Xbox 360
61
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Windows
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Description

The Spiderwick Chronicles is based off of the film by the same name. In this version, the player takes control of the Grace siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory, each with their own strengths abilities as well as Thimbletack the Brownie who's small size can explore small passages on the Spiderwick mansion.

The gameplay consists of exploring the estate with their characters in a series of quests looking for ordinary items such as hose nozzles, solving puzzles, fighting mythical creatures such as trolls and goblins with novel weapons distinctive to each character such as slingshots, baseball bats, and squirt guns filled with vinegar. The player can also acquire special abilities and replenish health by capturing fairies using a fairy net that are scattered throughout the stages.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Спайдервик. Хроники" -- Russian spelling
  • "Les Chroniques De Spiderwick" -- French title
  • "Kronika rodu Spiderwicků" -- Czech title
  • "Die Geheimnisse der Spiderwicks" -- German title
  • "A Spiderwick Krónikák" -- Hungarian title
  • "As Crônicas de Spiderwick" -- Brazilian title

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The Press Says

Christ Centered Game Reviews PlayStation 2 May 10, 2008 87.5 out of 100 88
videogamer.com PlayStation 2 Apr 22, 2008 8 out of 10 80
NintendoWorldReport Wii Apr 23, 2008 7 out of 10 70
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Mar 15, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Mar 13, 2008 7 out of 10 70
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) PlayStation 2 Mar 30, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Jolt (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 21, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Revolution Wii Feb 15, 2008 C- 42
Games Radar Wii Feb 27, 2008 4 out of 10 40
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Feb 12, 2008 4 out of 10 40

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