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Family Guy Video Game!

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
53
2.8
PSP
53
2.8
Xbox
55
1.5
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Description

The Griffin family from Fox's animated TV series makes its way to video gaming for the first time.

In this action-adventure, which runs like an episode from the show, players control Peter, Brian and Stewie through various goals and adventures.

After being hit on the head by a satellite dish, Peter wakes up in a hospital believing that Mr. Belvedere (from the 1980's sitcom) has kidnapped his family, and everyone in town is an accomplice. Peter makes his way through town beating up anyone who gets in his path, in a side-scrolling beat-em-up fighting mode.

Brian is falsely accused of impregnating Carter Pewterschmidt's prized racing dog Seabreeze. Brian must escape the police station without being seen and collect evidence proving that he is not the father. Brian's game mode relies heavily on stealth/espionage gameplay.

Stewie's battle against his half-brother Bertram continues as Stewie must destroy everything in his path to infiltrate a hospital and the inside of Peter in order to find Bertram's lair and stop him from taking over the world. Stewie's adventure takes place as a platformer action game with shooting elements.

Much like the show, there are segues which translate into mini-games that will yield power-ups for each mission if completed successfully.

Screenshots

Family Guy Video Game! PSP All video cuts from the show are in 4:3 aspect ratio.
Family Guy Video Game! PSP Another Peter mini-game. Here you repeat music pitches from the nearby cabin.
Family Guy Video Game! PSP The Brian Griffin portion of game is based on stealth. You must get to different objects without being seen by other characters.
Family Guy Video Game! PSP Stewie Griffin can fly using balloons but no too far as they tend to burst.

Alternate Titles

  • "Padre de Familia" -- Spanish title
  • "Les Griffin" -- French title

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User Reviews

What the hell...what is this!? PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25282)
A surprisingly decent game. PSP Joel Mitchell (8)

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic PSP Nov 21, 2006 B 75
1UP Xbox Oct 23, 2006 7 out of 10 70
TotalPlayStation PSP Oct 25, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
4Players.de PSP Feb 11, 2007 58 out of 100 58
Meristation PlayStation 2 Jan 27, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
Daily Game PSP Nov 06, 2006 5 out of 10 50
GameLemon PlayStation 2 Feb 23, 2007 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Dec 16, 2006 C 50
IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 24, 2006 4.1 out of 10 41
Games Radar PSP Oct 26, 2006 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Gags

  • In Peter's first fighting stage, Peter can see God hanging out by the church in the background. If Peter tries to punch out God, he is struck down by lightening and killed instantly.
  • The line in Peter's stage in which he talked to Brian about the episode of Mr. Belvedere in which he sat on his own nuts was also referenced on a David Letterman Top 10 that was hosted by a cartoon Peter back in 2006 which was #6: "This is the best moment in television since Mr. Belvedere sat on his own nuts and fainted".
Information also contributed by Big John WV

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