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The Golden Compass- PS3

The Golden Compass- PS3
alaScore 65

13 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of The Golden Compass- PS3. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the controls. The action is also appreciated, but comments are divided on the story. Many are negative about the gameplay.

graphics, action, controls


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the The Golden Compass- PS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Elisa Di Fiore (

The Golden Compass


It's not the worst game based on a movie, but it's close.

The Daemon and the Alethiometer gameplay add little excitement to a tedious game

Slow and repetitive gameplay; bad voice acting and cut-scene audio; no camera control

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Scott Alan Marriott (

The Golden Compass


Based on Philip Pullman's best-selling novel and New Line Cinema's theatrical interpretation, The Golden Compass follows the story of 11-year-old Lyra Belacqua, who leaves behind the familiar trappings of her boarding school to embark on an epic adventure

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The Golden Compass Review


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...

Lyra's demon is the highlight of the action

Ridiculously simplistic gameplay ; Flawed mechanics ; Visual tearing is abundant

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.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Tom Ramsbottom (

The Golden Compass


Following the successful film adaptation of the Harry Potter books, producers quickly turned their attention to other children's fantasy novels in a bid to follow the dollar signs. They didn't have to look far to find the highly popular His Dark...

Good adaptation, with easy to use controls ; Nice details (ice makes you slide around) ; Good voice work from Richards ; Makes you use your head ; You can use the alethiometer

Dodgy accents for supporting characters ; Younger kids might struggle with harder puzzles

The Golden Compass strikes just the right balance between youthful arctic adventure and strategy puzzle solver. Fans of the book will probably be much happier with the game compared to the film.

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The Golden Compass for PS3 Fails to Wow Me. (Around Epinions In 80 Days Entry#8)


I love bargain hunting. I suppose that a fair amount of people out there just love to spend their money, but not me, I like to find a deal. Not too very long ago, my husband purchased for us a Playstation Three (PS3), which we intended to mostly use ...

decent graphics and voice-overs, easy controls, keeps with the storyline

no room to really play, beats player over the head with simplistic and boring tasks

Feb, 2010

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It's Paradise For Reckless Driving - Burnout Paradise


It seems that someone flipped the switch on EA's two major racing franchises. After a few years of open-world adventures, Need for Speed Pro Street took the series back to menu-driven progression. On the other hand, Burnout, a stubborn holdover of the ...

Large, but not too large open world, crazy sense of speed

Some dull new modes, no in-race restart option, some cars are uncontrollable by humans

Mar, 2008

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Take Me Down To The Paradise City...


Despite negative reviews (I'm looking at you, jrhigh34) this is really an awesome game. Awesome enough to have won the "Best Racing Game" award of 2007, and to get a couple "Editor's Choice" reviews, from the Playstation Magazine, Gamepro, and probably...

Awesome cars, graphics, sound (especially in HDMI), and just plain fun

No restart event option, but that's probably because it has no menus

Feb, 2008

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The old game blazes a new trail, with barely a wrong turn on the way


The first thing that hits you is how sprawling Paradise’s map seems. Then you realise you can drive from one end to the other in only about four minutes, and around its entire circumference in about ten, and it’s a little disheartening. But then you ...



Jan, 2008

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More of a kiddies game


This game is definatley more for the kids than adults. I have read the books but yet to see the film which I have been told barely relates to the books. The game is good, the graphics aren't good considering all PS3 games are meant to have amazing...

Apr, 2008

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The Golden Disaster


The graphics are nowhere near good enough, the game is not challenging enough. The only saving grace is the game's originality. Only play if you are a big fan of the franchise.

Feb, 2008