Barnyard

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7.1
good
 
CRITICS SCORE
6.3
(11 ratings)
GAMER SCORE
7.9
(46 ratings)

Game Overview

Based on Paramount Pictures' and Nickelodeon Movies' theatrical release, this adventure game offers a humorous look at how farm animals really live when humans are not around. Players start as the new cow on the block and work their way though challenges in a fully rendered 3D world to prove they are the biggest party animal of all.

The Good

Immerses players in the movie's skewed world, Refreshing open-ended design, Dozens of minigames and helper missions, Lots of visual and auditory detail, Genuinely charming.

The Bad

Minigames aren't really unique or challenging, Not enough spoken dialogue.

The Bottom Line

Based on Paramount Pictures' and Nickelodeon Movies' theatrical release, this adventure game offers a humorous look at how farm animals really live when humans are not around. Players start as the new cow on the block and work their way though challenges in a fully rendered 3D world to prove they are the biggest party animal of all.

Expert Reviews

GameSpot review logo
71/100
score

The open-ended design is a breath of fresh air, while the overall presentation lives up to the movie's skewed style and humor.

GameZone review logo
71/100
score

It is open-ended, has humor, and looks visually pleasing. Before you buy it though, make sure you watch the movie.

IGN review logo
67/100
score

With a ton of mini-games (half of which are available out of the box. Nice), a huge free-roaming environment, tons of mini-quests and open-ended gameplay, Barnyard manages to pull off its design quite nicely. Having said that, the game still suffers from

Game Specs

Memory
28 blocks

 

Modes
Full Mission Single-Player, Mini-Games, Story

 

ESRB Game Ratings

ESRB Rating of "E10+"
This game is Rated: Everyone +10
Content is most suitable for children ages 10 and up. This game may contain cartoons or fantasy characters and some language, violence or suggestive themes.
Content Descriptors:
Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief
 
Game Info
Platform:Nintendo Gamecube
Release Date:8/1/2006
Publisher:THQ
Developer:Blue Tongue
Genre:Action
ESRB Rating:E10+
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Game Quality Ratings
Overall
7.1
Gameplay
7.2
Graphics
7.4
Sound
6.1
Concept
7.3
Difficulty: Easy
OVERALL
7.1/10
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