Game details

Game:
The Golden Compass
AKA
Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Adventure
Release Date (US):
December 4th, 2007
Release Date (UK):
November 30th, 2007
Players:
1
Online Players:
N/A
Developers:
Shiny Entertainment
Publisher:
SEGA
Rating:
E10+ [Everyone 10+]
PSU Rank:
344 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
277 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360, PC, PS2, PSP, Wii, and DS

About The Golden Compass

Players assume the role of a young girl named Lyra as she travels through the frozen wastes of the North in an attempt to rescue a friend kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as The Gobblers. Travelling with her are an armored polar bear and her pet demon Pantalaimon (Pan). Together, they must use a magical golden compass and other items to explore the land and fight their way through confrontations in order to help Lyra's friend.

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1.5
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Summary

If the PS3 had a recycling bin, this would offer the perfect fit. Avoid it regardless whether or not you are a fan of the movie.

We like

  • Lyra's demon is the highlight of the action

We dislike

  • Ridiculously simplistic gameplay
  • Flawed mechanics
  • Visual tearing is abundant

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It’s not often in the life of a gamer that he comes across a title that not only impresses him but also captivates him completely. Golden Compass isn’t one of those titles. That’s not exactly surprising considering it is a movie to game adaptation. We all know those types of games rarely live up to any degree of mediocrity let alone the movie itself, and this one is no exception. Golden Compass tries to f...

The Golden Compass Features

  • PSU Interview: The Golden Compass

    The Golden Compass game is an adaptation of the novel and the movie. You play as Lyra, and together with your polar bears and companian Pantalaimon, you must use the magical compass to find your way through the mysterious world and rescue your friend from The Gobblers. PSU was given the chance to i...

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