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Chicken Run

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
60
3.6
PlayStation
70
3.2
Windows
55
3.2

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Platform Votes Score
Dreamcast 6 3.6
PlayStation 5 3.2
Windows 5 3.2
Combined MobyScore 16 3.3


The Press Says

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87
PlayStationPSX Extreme
Chicken Run for Playstation is a visually inspired game, it features gameplay that almost feels like Solid Snake (no, not me) was the director behind the incredible product, and let me finish off by saying that the voice acting nothing short of perfection. Chicken Run is really a must have title for the Playstation, it may be the last great adventure game you play on the console.
84
PlayStationPower Unlimited
Sterkste punt van Chicken Run is de humor. Een adventure in de vorm van Metal Gear Solid met kippen in de hoofdrol zegt volgens mij al genoeg.
74
DreamcastDa Gameboyz
Chicken Run is a game that had a lot of promise, but fell a little bit short in the final product. Developer Blitz Games did succeed in bringing a stellar claymation movie into the realm of a 3-D polygon world. Add to this mix a Metal Gear like stealth gameplay and you have a possible hit on your hands. But, unfortunately average sound, extremely short gameplay and lack of a multiplayer keeps this from being all it could have been. I recommend giving this game a try though. The joystick is up.
73
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
Although Chicken Run has the makings of a great game I found the incessant tracking back and forth across previously covered ground soon become boring. I also noticed that when one of the guards discovered my wayward chicken they could be shaken off easily by simply dodging into one of the many ‘loading’ doors scattered around the farm. This meant that rather than using the sneak button I began running around out in the open like a headless chicken just to hurry the game along, which kind of ruined the objective. Chicken Run is not a bad game as such; it just struggled to hold my attention after the first few levels.
71
WindowsIGN
Released with the fanfare of a new Yanni album, this title will likely exit stores as quietly as it tiptoed in. And while the masses won't mourn its passing, those in search of a fun, short-lived action adventure cum platform game should. Flawed in many ways, though entertaining in a smidgen more, Chicken Run deserves a better fate than languishing in bargain bin purgatory. Were ports of console products this plausible as a whole, people wouldn't see so many publishers vacating exclusively for greener pastures. Quoth the disappointed editorial staff, "Damn...so much for that rotten egg pun you had to know was coming."
70
PlayStation4Players.de
Gute -wenn auch abgekupferte Ideen- werden leider durch fehlende Abwechslung und abnehmende Atmosphäre zunichte gemacht. Chicken Run ist beileibe kein schlechtes Spiel. Doch wenn man so offensichtlich von einem Megahit inspiriert wird, bleibt der Vergleich mit dem Vorbild nicht aus. Und da ziehen die rennenden Hennen zwangsläufig den Kürzeren. Nett, schöne Präsentation, Adventure-Elemente: Eigentlich Garanten für ein unterhaltsames Spiel. Aber irgendwie wird man das Gefühl nicht los, dass irgendwas im Spiel fehlt: Der eigene Stil. Und den braucht man, um aus dem gehobenen Mittelmaß hervorzustechen.
70
PlayStationIGN
Chicken Run, then, is a very well-presented movie adaptation that leaves something to be desired as a game. Its good ideas (the stuff it got from Metal Gear) are balanced by some elements that aren't quite so fresh and interesting - I may be spending an awful lot of time hassling the developers for taking all these concepts, but the fact of the matter is that they might have actually gotten a better game if they took even more from MGS. Originality is good, but quality will get you farther in the long run, regardless of where it came from.
70
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Voor echte fans van de film en volwassenen die de humor terug hopen te vinden is dit game eerder een lichte afleiding, maar voor kinderen garandeert het uren en uren spelplezier.
70
PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Un titre qui reprend à merveille l'univers dément de Chicken Run. Le jeu fait preuve de beaucoup d'originalité, avec un gameplay qui parodie agréablement celui de Metal Gear Solid, mais qui souffre d'un problème de caméra assez gênant. Un titre assez sympathique qui ravira tous ceux qui ont adoré le film.
67
DreamcastVideo Games
Eins zu eins das Gleiche. Ich muss mich wiederholen: In Chicken Run steckt zwar, auch wegen der tollen Vorlage, einiges Potential, das allerdings nicht optimal genutzt wurde. Etwas mehr Abwechslung bei den einzelnen Locations und mehr Einsatzmöglichkeiten der gefundenen Items hätten da schon einiges bewirkt. Denn die netten Zwischenspiele und auch die witzigen Dialoge mit toller Sprachausgabe machen zu Beginn Lust auf mehr. So kann ich Chicken Run nur denjenigen empfehlen, die MGS 2 überhaupt nicht mehr erwarten können und nach jedem noch so kleinen Strohalm greifen.
67
PlayStationVideo Games
Als Aardman- und MGS-Fan kann ich dieser Filmversoftung einiges abgewinnen. Durch die nette Aufmachung wird der Plastilin-Flair der Vorlage sehr gut eingefangen, auch das Hide'n'Sneak-Prinzip wurde ansprechend umgesetzt. Sehr witzig: Gefundene Items könnt ihr während eurer Ausflüge einsetzen und euch beispielsweise unter einem Stiefel verstecken, mit einem Kinderwagen Gegenstände verschieben oder mit der Schere Seile durchschneiden - leider wird dieses Gameplay-Element viel zu selten genutzt. Kein Spiel für jedermann, Tüftler sollten trotzdem mal reinschauen.
65
DreamcastJeuxvideo.com
Un jeu à licence qui pêche cruellement par son manque de gameplay. Dommage car le scénario et même le principe du jeu le prédisposait à être un très bon titre.
63
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Enkel de kleinsten zullen hier plezier aan beleven, voor een ervaren gamer is het spel te gemakkelijk en te beperkt.
60
PlayStationEurogamer.net (UK)
Comparisons to Metal Gear Solid are unjust, Chicken Run doesn't attempt to poach Konami's golden egg. It borrows ideas, but the 'Chicken Gear Solid' tagline doesn't do justice to what is a perfectly serviceable and for the most part enjoyable game. The PSone is being pitched as a children's console and young'uns who have seen the film will probably gain great enjoyment taking on the challenge of helping Ginger and her friends escape in what could be termed a launch game for the newly refined and retargetted console. While older kids will be clamoring to play with Tina's ample charms as titles like DOA2 launch the PSone's bigger brother this Christmas, those of us with a little childhood innocence about us will find the charm of the game outweighing its shortcomings for the few hours it lasts. Nothing demanding, something perhaps to ponder over for the time it takes the Christmas turkey to go down, certainly something to occupy the kids for the snooze that comes afterwards.
60
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Ironically. running is the drawback in CHICKEN RUN. When going from room to room, the poor camera angles make it difficult to see your enemies. This makes the on-screen radar unfairly crucial to spotting items and dogs as you roam past the fences and searchlights. Short and easy once you know where everything is, CHICKEN RUN loses its appeal quickly. But it will keep your little cousins busy ii you ever have to babysit.
60
DreamcastGame Informer Magazine
Promising, no? Unfortunately, the buggy camera and tedious gameplay drag this game down into the ranks of the ordinary. You often can’t see your foes onscreen, so you must spend all your time looking at the radar. The problem-solving aspects of the game are pretty basic; the missions wouldn’t last more than five or ten minutes if you didn’t have to spend so much time playing hide-and-seek. After a while, I was tired of Chicken Run’s slight charms, and could only think of what might have been.
60
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Chicken Run souffre donc d'un manque d'ergonomie évident dû aux problèmes de caméras, et aux nombreux autres défauts de gameplay. C'est d'autant plus dommage que l'idée de base était excellente et le concept du jeu basé sur la furtivité efficace. Cette version PC n'apporte donc pas grand-chose, et souffre des mêmes défauts que les versions consoles. Certains le trouveront génial, d'autres ne pourront pas lui pardonner ses défauts de gameplay, mais personne ne restera indifférent. Une expérience qui vaut tout de même la peine d'être tentée, si vous avez un minimum d'humour et de curiosité.
57
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Das clevere Geflügel von Chicken Run ziehe ich jedem Moorhuhn vor - aber das hat nicht viel zu sagen. In dem skurrilen Szenario fühlen sich Kenner der Filmvorlage gleich heimisch. Der Spielprinzip-Klau ist genial gedacht, aber recht schlampig gemacht. Dieses "Metal Huhn Solid" leidet an Kamera- und KI-Probleme, die Wachhunde sind zu schnell und unberechenbar. Mit ihrer konsoligen Steuerung und fader Technik ist die PC-Version nicht gerade das Gelbe vom Ei. Da lachen vielleicht die Hühner, aber die spielerische Qualität ist nur für Chicken-Run-Fans akzeptabel.
53
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Leider ist auch die PC-Konvertierung des Konsolen- Spiels missglückt: Die Grafik wirkt schwach, und trotz voreingestellter Tastatursteuerung zeigt das Programm ständig Joypad-Knöpfe an.
53
PlayStationGameSpot
While those who are fans of the film might find some redeeming quality in Chicken Run, most should definitely avoid it. While it may have been aimed at a younger audience, the game mechanics aren't necessarily simple enough for the kids to grasp easily and subsequently enjoy fully. The various minigames that dot the disc are often amusing, but the game's questionable mechanics detract from its overall quality. Which is sad, as Chicken Run could have been a fun, if derivative, game.
52
DreamcastGameSpot
While those who are fans of the film might find some redeeming quality in Chicken Run, most should definitely avoid it. While it may have been aimed at a younger audience, the game mechanics aren't necessarily simple enough for the kids to grasp easily and subsequently enjoy fully. The various minigames that dot the disc are often amusing, but the game's questionable mechanics detract from its overall quality. Which is sad, as Chicken Run could have been a fun, if pleasantly derivative, game.
51
WindowsGameSpot
Ultimately, Chicken Run is a game best suited for children. While the film has wonderfully dry humor that's often geared toward the adults in the audience, the game just isn't funny. The high spirits of the film are largely absent, and the characters are mere shadows of their big-screen counterparts. The gameplay in Chicken Run can be fun, if not particularly involving nor challenging, and kids should have a good time with it. Unfortunately, neither experienced gamers nor fans of the film will find much in the game beyond a quick, light diversion.
50
DreamcastGame Informer Magazine
Chicken Run was an entertaining movie – so was Fast Times At Ridgemont High – but that doesn’t automatically make it turn into a good game. Certainly, the graphics in this game are nice, but it’s disappointing that they are just polygonal characters, not claymation like the movie. The overall goal of the game is to complete these funny little quests to try and escape the chicken coop, but the execution just leaves a little to be desired. The overhead view doesn’t make for interesting gameplay, and it offers little variation and gets old fast. I found myself bored with this one pretty quickly, I don’t even think it’s worth a rental, just a passing “hehe, yeah that movie was funny – can’t believe they made a game.”
50
WindowsComputer Games Magazine
Ostensibly, Chicken Run is aimed at kids. Will kids like it? Who knows? Kids aren't known for their great taste. At its best, it's kind of a simulation of watching the movie. Unlike simulations of, say, piloting a rocket ship to Venus, though, you can actually just go rent the movie, have a better time, and save yourself twenty-seven bucks in the process.
50
DreamcastOfficial Dreamcast Magazine (U.S.)
For every aspect we like about Chicken Run, there seems to be a negative just waiting in the (erm) wings.
40
WindowsGamekult
Chicken Run est un jeu moyen qui se termine en une journée. Difficile du coup de lui pardonner des graphismes hérités de la PlayStation et des niveaux qui sont bien trop répétitifs. Le côté recherche d'objets lasse très rapidement, d'autant plus que les niveaux sont petits et moches. Un portage hâtif doté de grosses lacunes tant techniques que ludiques.
40
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
First and foremost, it's actually rather well done, and more importantly, it's entertaining. The consistently silly atmosphere that so giddily pervaded the movie remains equally ridiculous here, keeping the proceedings at a highly goofy and off-the-wall level. Even more surprising is its use of Metal Gear Solid as a template for the core gameplay, with wanderlusting poultry replacing Solid Snake as the aspiring sneak. It's a delightfully bizarre concept, and one that could have been truly great, if it wasn't for the overriding simplicity that almost instantly gears this title towards children. The all-too-forgiving AI, the no-brainer puzzles, the watered-down adventure elements and straightforward mini-games combine to create an experience that'll only last a scant three hours for experienced players, which is nearly unforgivable when you consider its $29.99 price tag.
35
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Wenn Hennen rennen, ist das Kinopublikum verzückt und der PC-Spieler bestürzt. Die Flucht aus dem Hühner-Knast verkommt zur freudlosen Hatz nach Gegenständen, die ein McGyver-Verschnitt zu Ausbruchsutensilien verwurstet. Wer sich beim Sammeln des Krams von den herumstreunenden Kötern beißen lässt, wird schnurstracks zum Levelanfang teleportiert und steht mit leeren Händen da.