Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge review

Tisn't the reason to be jolly


  • Does the movie justice
  • Burton-esque level designs
  • Plenty of extra


  • See "Soul Robber"
  • The simplistic puzzles
  • Lackluster combat

We’d almost forgotten about Tim Burton’s beautifully dark, animated kook-fest. In fact, it’s been such a long time, we were thinking this would be a festive stress management sim where the wrapping paper keeps tearing and Argos stops selling batteries. But the game brought it all flooding back: unhinged characters, spookily twisted environments and a tendency for breaking out into foot-tapping song. On the surface, it’s a great use of the license.

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DescriptionNot a total Grinch, but you have to put up with the irritation in order to see the game's good side.
PlatformPS2, Xbox
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
Release date11 October 2005 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)