GameInformer reviews The Golden Compass for PS3, 360 and Wii. They give 3.25/10 to PS3, 360 and 7/10 Wii version while all 3 have the same review and description:
"The alethiometer (also known as the Golden Compass) is a truth-telling apparatus. This device's perplexing design usually requires years of trial and error before a person can learn how to use it properly. Even if you held this mystical gadget in your hands for the first time, and asked it "Is The Golden Compass game worth playing?", its hands would spin vigorously, then one would stop on an icon of a skull, the second would land on a dagger, and the third would highlight a new icon that materializes from the ether showing a picture of a grave that reads "Here rests a fool who played bad games.""