1UP's Patrick Klepek writes:
"For almost four hours last week, I became convinced there was no way to finish Beowulf. With 61 percent of the game under my belt, understanding the game mechanics wasn't an issue, yet everything came to a grinding halt when one particular objective -- protecting a wooden cross -- became impossible. I even e-mailed our reviews editor to say there was nothing more I could do. A late-night stroke of luck created safe passage to the next area, but luck is the only reason it happened."
"But the worst part? Beowulf features a minigame that rewards players for not having sex with Grendel's mother, played by a near-nude Angelina Jolie in the movie, for as long as humanly possible. That's just wrong."