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Over the Hedge

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
65
3.3
GameCube
60
3.2
PlayStation 2
58
2.3

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 1 3.2
PlayStation 2 2 2.3
Windows 1 3.3
Xbox 1 3.3
Combined MobyScore 5 2.9


The Press Says

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83
GameCubePGNx Media
Over the Hedge shows that Activision has managed to make the perfect formula for licensed games. The mixture of action, stealth, and minigames will keep your attention for the game’s direction. The solid gameplay is made better because of the excellent presentation. The visuals are remarkably similar and the audio surprises you. Overall, this game is easily commendable.
83
XboxPGNx Media
Over the Hedge shows that Activision has managed to make the perfect formula for licensed games. The mixture of action, stealth, and minigames will keep your attention for the game’s direction. The solid gameplay is made better because of the excellent presentation. The visuals are remarkably similar and the audio surprises you. Overall, this game is easily commendable.
83
WindowsPGNx Media
Over the Hedge shows that Activision has managed to make the perfect formula for licensed games. The mixture of action, stealth, and minigames will keep your attention for the game’s direction. The solid gameplay is made better because of the excellent presentation. The visuals are remarkably similar and the audio surprises you. Overall, this game is easily commendable.
83
PlayStation 2PGNx Media
Over the Hedge shows that Activision has managed to make the perfect formula for licensed games. The mixture of action, stealth, and minigames will keep your attention for the game’s direction. The solid gameplay is made better because of the excellent presentation. The visuals are remarkably similar and the audio surprises you. Overall, this game is easily commendable.
80
GameCubeGaming Nexus
All in all I liked this game. Its fun, its simple, and kids will like it. While it lacks the portable entertainment value of the GBA version, so does it also lack the tears of frustration that can result with kids who don't deal well with unresponsive controls. I enjoyed playing it, even as a grown-up.
76
GameCubeMag'64
Dank der spielerischen Abwechslung sowie der variantenreichen Ziele im Spiel, erhält der Gamecube-Ableger die Krone der "Ab durch die Hecke"-Hitparade. Trotz der linearen Levels ist das Geschehen immer wieder erfrischend, der Kooperativ-Modus eine gelungene Sache, die zukünftig in allen Spielen Standard sein sollte! Schöne Grafiken sowie eine außerordentliche Synchronisation sorgen für eine gelungene Spielstimmung. Zwar ist der Umfang nicht der größte, trotzdem werden auch ältere Spieler ein gelungenes Spiel Ihr Eigen nennen dürfen. Jungspunde sollten sowieso zugreifen!
75
GameCubeN-Zone
Auch wenn im Kino Ice Age 2 klar die Nase vorn haben dürfte, macht Ab durch die Hecke auf dem GC eine etwas bessere Figur. Vor allem der Zweispieler-Modus ist ein deutlicher Pluspunkt und natürlich die Original-Synchonsprecher des Streifes. Eine gelungene Filmumsetzung!
75
WindowsPC Powerplay
Auch meinen Lieblingssnack für Zwischendurch mag ich gemischt - deswegen gefällt mir die Abwechslung in Ab durch die Hecke sehr gut. Mal hüpfen, mal prügeln, mal schnell reagieren - und da die einzelnen Teile recht kurz sind, kommt auch keine Langeweile auf. Schade um die versaubeutelte Kameraführung - es regt mich einfach auf, wenn Verne schon fast außerhalb des Bildschirms oder hinter großen Objekten auf die Nager eindrischt, und ich rein gar nichts sehe. Auch die teilweise mangelhafte KI der computergesteuerten Helden tribt mich zur Raserei: Warum kann mein Kumpel nicht weniger aktiv sein und muss ständig die Fallen auslösen? Bei Die Unglaublichen 2 hat das besser funktioniert. So komme ich nie zu einem perfekten Missionsabschluss.
75
WindowsGaming Nexus
The hedge. A block of bush between animal and human worlds. Insanity beyond animal minds.

Verne the turtle and his family [Hammy the squirrel, Stella the Skunk and other cute creatures] awake after a long winter nap to see their forest divided by a huge hedge. You play as Hammy, Stella, Verne, and people-smart RJ to defeat the human traps.
73
WindowsGamigo
Wer Spiele wie Findet Nemo oder Madagascar mag wird sich auch bei Ab durch die Hecke wohl fühlen. Die niedliche Prügelaction mit den verschiedenen Extras, die niedliche Grafik, die verschiedenen Umgebungen und Gegner, sowie vor allem die aus dem Film bekannten Charaktere bieten jüngeren Spielern und jung gebliebenen Zockern einen spaßigen Ausflug in die Welt hinter der Hecke.
73
XboxGame Captain
Ab durch die Hecke ist eine solide Filmumsetzung für Kinder und Junggebliebene, ohne besondere Highlights im Gameplay, aber mit sympathischer Präsentation, kooperativem Zwei-Spieler-Modus und netten Extras rund um die diebischen Tierchen.
73
PlayStation 2Game Captain
Ab durch die Hecke ist eine solide Filmumsetzung für Kinder und Junggebliebene, ohne besondere Highlights im Gameplay, aber mit sympathischer Präsentation, kooperativem Zwei-Spieler-Modus und netten Extras rund um die diebischen Tierchen.
73
WindowsGame Captain
Ab durch die Hecke ist eine solide Filmumsetzung für Kinder und Junggebliebene, ohne besondere Highlights im Gameplay, aber mit sympathischer Präsentation, kooperativem Zwei-Spieler-Modus und netten Extras rund um die diebischen Tierchen.
71
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Als de humor van de film je aanspreekt en je bovendien houdt van grootschalige vernieling, is dit best een aangenaam spel. Het boeit echter niet lang genoeg om boven de middelmaat uit te stijgen.
70
XboxGameswelt
'Ab durch die Hecke' ist ein leicht verdauliches Action-Adventure, das durchaus Spaß macht, aber auch mit einigen Macken zu kämpfen hat.
70
GameCubeGameswelt
'Ab durch die Hecke' ist ein leicht verdauliches Action-Adventure, das durchaus Spaß macht, aber auch mit einigen Macken zu kämpfen hat.
70
PlayStation 2Gameswelt
Ab durch die Hecke' ist ein leicht verdauliches Action-Adventure, das durchaus Spaß macht, aber auch mit einigen Macken zu kämpfen hat.
70
GameCubeGamers.at
Wer seinem Kind bzw. seinen Kindern in der Sommerpause etwas anderes gönnen möchte als GTA, Prey oder Hitman, darf sich darüber freuen, dass Activision die passende Lösung parat hat: Ab durch die Hecke, das Spiel zum Film, ist zwar keine Innovation, setzt aber das klassische Spielprinzip des Jump'n'Runs auf gelungene Weise um und bietet dank Ab durch die Hecke-Setting auch den richtigen Flair. Auch die eingeladenen Freunde aus der Volksschule dürfen mitspielen, dank Kooperativmodus. Für die jüngeren unter uns also bestens geeignet, den alten Hasen kann ich empfehlen sich den unterhaltsamen Kinofilm zu Gemüte zu ziehen.
70
WindowsGameswelt
'Ab durch die Hecke' ist ein leicht verdauliches Action-Adventure, das durchaus Spaß macht, aber auch mit einigen Macken zu kämpfen hat. Fans des Films dürfen zugreifen.
70
XboxAceGamez
Over The Hedge is a very solid title, especially considering the slew of movie tie-ins it competes with - which all come off as looking very lackluster and limited when compared to this. It's also perfect if you're simply looking for any kids game. There are better options out there for the youngsters, such as Kao The Kangaroo, but the variety of moves, use of character likeness from the film, mini-games and overall presentation will surely please any little one or fan of the flick. If you're part of the older audience just looking for a good platform game then Over The Hedge is far from the best, but then again it isn't trying to be the absolute be-all-end-all platform action game. It sets out to create an entertaining game that compliments the film whilst keeping the attention of youngsters and in that respect it does phenomenally.
70
PlayStation 2AceGamez
Over The Hedge is a very solid title, especially considering the slew of movie tie-ins it competes with - which all come off as looking very lackluster and limited when compared to this. It's also perfect if you're simply looking for any kids game. There are better options out there for the youngsters, such as Kao The Kangaroo, but the variety of moves, use of character likeness from the film, mini-games and overall presentation will surely please any little one or fan of the flick. If you're part of the older audience just looking for a good platform game then Over The Hedge is far from the best, but then again it isn't trying to be the absolute be-all-end-all platform action game. It sets out to create an entertaining game that compliments the film whilst keeping the attention of youngsters and in that respect it does phenomenally.
70
WindowsAceGamez
Over The Hedge is a very solid title, especially considering the slew of movie tie-ins it competes with - which all come off as looking very lackluster and limited when compared to this. It's also perfect if you're simply looking for any kids game. There are better options out there for the youngsters, such as Kao The Kangaroo, but the variety of moves, use of character likeness from the film, mini-games and overall presentation will surely please any little one or fan of the flick. If you're part of the older audience just looking for a good platform game then Over The Hedge is far from the best, but then again it isn't trying to be the absolute be-all-end-all platform action game. It sets out to create an entertaining game that compliments the film whilst keeping the attention of youngsters and in that respect it does phenomenally.
68
WindowsCheat Code Central
As a total package, Over the Hedge is an adequate title that aims to please its core audience and nothing more. By following the typical license-game recipe, the developers have managed to make a title that is passable by industry standards but worthy of the fan following. The humor and style of the film translate well here and are helpful in filling the gaps where the simplistic gameplay and rushed mini-game mode fall short.
68
PlayStation 2Gamigo
Ach ist das schade! Wieder einmal dürfen wir uns nur an einem durchschnittlichen Vertreter im Bereich der Lizenzspiele erfreuen. Man wird während der ganzen Spielzeit nie das Gefühl ganz los, dass man mit etwas mehr Zeit, einen durchaus packenden Vertreter im Jump & Run-Genre hätte auf die Beine stellen können. Vielleicht sollte mal jemand den Verantwortlichen sagen, dass es nicht nur Kino sondern gut 6 Monate später auch den DVD-Release gibt.
68
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Kein Animationsfilm ohne passendes Jump&Run. Ab durch die Hecke ist da keine Ausnahme. Darin hüpfen und prügeln Sie sich alleine oder zusammen mit einem kumpel durch die Story des Films. Leveldesign und Abwechslung sind auf hohem Niveau, die feste Kamera und der teils derbe Schwierigkeitsgrad jedoch nicht.
66
WindowsKrawall Gaming Network
„Ab durch die Hecke“ richtet sich in erster Linie an jüngere Spieler, die von den sympathischen Charakteren des Films nicht genug bekommen können. Zahlreiche Minispiele und Extras (Filme, Comics, Musik) bieten Abwechslung von der Futtersuche. Leider ist die technische Umsetzung nur Mittelmaß und die Gesamtspieldauer der Missionen für ältere Spieler zu kurz.
65
GameCubeWorth Playing
Over the Hedge is based upon the Dreamworks CG-animated film of the same name, which was recently released to positive reviews and a second-place finish to "The Da Vinci Code." The film follows the exploits of RJ the raccoon, Verne the turtle, Stella the skunk, and Hammy the squirrel as they fight off the suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating. Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, and Steve Carell lend their voices to the film, and Ben Folds provided several original tracks to the soundtrack. I have yet to see the film, though I have heard that the narrative does a so-so job of appealing to both adults and children.
65
WindowsGameZone
Marketer's Law: For every animated feature made for TV or theater, there must be a game to accompany its release or success. The game's inspiration (ie: the movie version) may take years to design and complete, but the game itself usually takes a fraction of that time to be ready for the public. Factual or not, that's the way they almost always feel. There are exceptions, but Activision's Over the Hedge isn't one of them. Far from terrible, it just does not inspire you to keep coming back for more, which is a key component to a game's longevity.
65
WindowsIGN
So when it all comes down to it, is Over the Hedge a success despite a few shortcomings in gameplay and presentation? Yes. In fact, looking at pure entertainment value for a younger license like this, Over the Hedge falls just under Ice Age 2: The Meltdown as a game we aren’t ashamed to pass on to our younger family members. The gameplay is simple enough for anyone to get into while still allowing for the necessary depth for older gamers, the experience is well-rounded with great extra content but is hurt – much like nearly every licensed game in existence – by the confusingly “necessary” need for rushed mini-games. With a series like this, we’ll most likely see multiple games pour in (just look at Shrek).
65
XboxIGN
So when it all comes down to it, is Over the Hedge a success despite a few shortcomings in gameplay and presentation? Yes. In fact, looking at pure entertainment value for a younger license like this, Over the Hedge falls just under Ice Age 2: The Meltdown as a game we aren’t ashamed to pass on to our younger family members. The gameplay is simple enough for anyone to get into while still allowing for the necessary depth for older gamers, the experience is well-rounded with great extra content but is hurt – much like nearly every licensed game in existence – by the confusingly “necessary” need for rushed mini-games. With a series like this, we’ll most likely see multiple games pour in (just look at Shrek).
65
PlayStation 2IGN
So when it all comes down to it, is Over the Hedge a success despite a few shortcomings in gameplay and presentation? Yes. In fact, looking at pure entertainment value for a younger license like this, Over the Hedge falls just under Ice Age 2: The Meltdown as a game we aren’t ashamed to pass on to our younger family members. The gameplay is simple enough for anyone to get into while still allowing for the necessary depth for older gamers, the experience is well-rounded with great extra content but is hurt – much like nearly every licensed game in existence – by the confusingly “necessary” need for rushed mini-games. With a series like this, we’ll most likely see multiple games pour in (just look at Shrek).
61
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Das Spiel zum Kinofilm ist nicht schlecht, sondern langweilig: Richie, Verne, Hammy und Stella, alles freche Tiere aus dem Wald, sausen ein bisschen leidenschaftslos durch 30 winzige Levels und stibitzen die Nahrung der Menschen. Es ist jeweils ein Zweierteam unterwegs, von dem der Computer einen Part übernimmt, sofern Sie keine Freunde haben.
60
GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
While definitely not the sort of game that makes you spaz when you hear about it, Over the Hedge does deliver on the goal of all movie games. That is, to not be a complete pile of garbage. It does have its issues, but at least it doesn't suffer the fate of Shrek 2.
60
PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
No fim das contas, "Over the Hedge" mostra ser um jogo com algum atrativo, que vai além do carisma dos personagens. Trata-se de uma vitória para uma categoria de game - a de vindos de filmes - estigmatizada pela baixa qualidade. É voltado para jogadores de todas as idades. Disponível para PC, GameCube, PlayStation e Xbox, além de adaptações para portáteis, a versão para computador é a única lançada no Brasil em português.
60
XboxKombo.com
Over the Hedge is another in a long line of licensed titles that have released alongside a movie by the same name. There are some moments where it’s evident that Activision put some real effort into Over the Hedge, but it still feels under-polished on several fronts. Younger gamers and parents should be able to get a fair amount of enjoyment out of the game with their kids, but it’s not really meant for a wide audience. Over the Hedge isn’t great, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction when it comes to dealing with a children’s movie license.
60
GameCubeKombo.com
Over the Hedge is another in a long line of licensed titles that have released alongside a movie by the same name. There are some moments where it’s evident that Activision put some real effort into Over the Hedge, but it still feels under-polished on several fronts. Younger gamers and parents should be able to get a fair amount of enjoyment out of the game with their kids, but it’s not really meant for a wide audience. Over the Hedge isn’t great, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction when it comes to dealing with a children’s movie license.
60
PlayStation 2EL33TONLINE
Even though the game is quite simple in its design and gameplay, it is well executed, and fun to play. It makes a change from the intense games which dominate the gaming industry of late, and its simplicity is what makes it a winner.
60
PlayStation 2Video Game Talk
If you have a child that enjoyed the film you may want to consider picking this one up. The characters are cute and the gameplay is very accessible, which are key components in a kid's game. I wouldn't expect it to last them incredibly long because it does get tiring very quickly. Over the Hedge is definitely a better than average children's movie to game endeavor. It at least deserves a rental unless the gamer in question absolutely loved the flick.
60
WindowsUOL Jogos
No fim das contas, "Os Sem-Floresta" mostra ser um jogo com algum atrativo, que vai além do carisma dos personagens. Trata-se de uma vitória para uma categoria de game - a de vindos de filmes - estigmatizada pela baixa qualidade. É voltado para jogadores de todas as idades. Disponível para PC, GameCube, PlayStation e Xbox, além de adaptações para portáteis, a versão para computador é a única lançada no Brasil com título em português.
60
PlayStation 2GBase - The Gamer's Base
Und wieder einmal beschert uns der Spielemarkt einen Titel, der passend zu einem gleichnamigen Kinofilm für Spielspass sorgen soll. Dieses Ziel wird aber leider nur bedingt erfüllt, denn wirklich Spass können an Ab durch die Hecke nur Kinder haben. Für jeden Teenager oder Erwachsenen sind die Missionen zu einfach und auf Dauer zu monoton. Besonders schade ist, dass Spiel und Film nur lieblos nebeneinander entwickelt wurden. Anders ist es jedenfalls nicht zu erklären, warum für das Spiel nicht auf mehr Material aus dem Film zurückgegriffen wurde.
60
WindowsGBase - The Gamer's Base
Und wieder einmal beschert uns der Spielemarkt einen Titel, der passend zu einem gleichnamigen Kinofilm für Spielspass sorgen soll. Dieses Ziel wird aber leider nur bedingt erfüllt, denn wirklich Spass können an Ab durch die Hecke nur Kinder haben. Für jeden Teenager oder Erwachsenen sind die Missionen zu einfach und auf Dauer zu monoton. Besonders schade ist, dass Spiel und Film nur lieblos nebeneinander entwickelt wurden. Anders ist es jedenfalls nicht zu erklären, warum für das Spiel nicht auf mehr Material aus dem Film zurückgegriffen wurde.
60
WindowsPC Action
Es ist ja trotz ungünstiger Kameraperspektiven ganz süß, dieses Spiel zum Film, und Kinder mögen ihren Spaß daran haben. Weil sie mit possierlichen Fellknäueln durch eine bonbonbunte Welt hoppeln und bösen Roboter-Viechern in die Fresse hauen dürfen. Doch wer den Kinostreifen nicht kennt, fragt sich zeitweise doch dies: Hä?
60
XboxG4 TV: X-Play
A solid movie tie-in, Over the Hedge brings younger gamers a nice mix of different play styles, fun team-based gameplay, and lots of missions. The game isn’t particularly original, creative, or inspired, but for fans of the movie and parents looking for an entertaining, if harmless division for their kids, this is a good choice.
60
PlayStation 2G4 TV: X-Play
A solid movie tie-in, Over the Hedge brings younger gamers a nice mix of different play styles, fun team-based gameplay, and lots of missions. The game isn’t particularly original, creative, or inspired, but for fans of the movie and parents looking for an entertaining, if harmless division for their kids, this is a good choice.
60
GameCubeG4 TV: X-Play
A solid movie tie-in, Over the Hedge brings younger gamers a nice mix of different play styles, fun team-based gameplay, and lots of missions. The game isn’t particularly original, creative, or inspired, but for fans of the movie and parents looking for an entertaining, if harmless division for their kids, this is a good choice.
60
PlayStation 2GameDaily
Over the Hedge isn't nearly as bad as its status as a movie tie-in would suggest. True, it has some issues, chiefly a problematic camera system and some annoyingly difficult points, but thankfully these problems only crop up sporadically. For the most part, Over the Hedge is a surprisingly quality platformer that fans of the film will enjoy, but given its short length, one that's easily conquered within a rental period.
60
XboxGameDaily
Only a miniute review score was given.
56
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Door alle monotonie in dit game zal je dit spel langer bijblijven als een marketingmiskleun ten dan als een aangename game-ervaring. Het is zeker geen draak van een game, maar het is koud, mechanisch, saai en heeft niets van de fun die de film uitstraalt.
56
GameCubeGameSpot
We can't speak on the quality of the film Over the Hedge, since it's not in theaters yet, but the game Over the Hedge doesn't really inspire much interest in the property. The PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC versions of Over the Hedge are mostly identical and are saddled with the usual quirks of their respective platforms--expect more jaggies on the PS2, awkward controls on the PC, and so on--though no one version is so different that we can really recommend it. This isn't an aggressively bad game, it's mostly just boring.
56
XboxGameSpot
We can't speak on the quality of the film Over the Hedge, since it's not in theaters yet, but the game Over the Hedge doesn't really inspire much interest in the property. The PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC versions of Over the Hedge are mostly identical and are saddled with the usual quirks of their respective platforms--expect more jaggies on the PS2, awkward controls on the PC, and so on--though no one version is so different that we can really recommend it. This isn't an aggressively bad game, it's mostly just boring.
56
WindowsGameSpot
We can't speak on the quality of the film Over the Hedge, since it's not in theaters yet, but the game Over the Hedge doesn't really inspire much interest in the property. The PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC versions of Over the Hedge are mostly identical and are saddled with the usual quirks of their respective platforms--expect more jaggies on the PS2, awkward controls on the PC, and so on--though no one version is so different that we can really recommend it. This isn't an aggressively bad game, it's mostly just boring.
56
PlayStation 2GameSpot
We can't speak on the quality of the film Over the Hedge, since it's not in theaters yet, but the game Over the Hedge doesn't really inspire much interest in the property. The PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC versions of Over the Hedge are mostly identical and are saddled with the usual quirks of their respective platforms--expect more jaggies on the PS2, awkward controls on the PC, and so on--though no one version is so different that we can really recommend it. This isn't an aggressively bad game, it's mostly just boring.
52
XboxLooki
Und wieder einmal zeigt ein Videogame, wie es nicht geht. Ab durch die Hecke wurde im Zuge der großen PR-Kampagne zum Film mit der heißen Nadel gestrickt und wirkt selbst für jüngere Spieler so interessant, wie die Hornhaut auf einem Schildkrötenpanzer. Dann doch lieber keine Umsetzung oder endlich einmal etwas wirklich Neues im Genre.
50
XboxXBox Evolved
“Over the Hedge” for Xbox is an average title, for an above average movie; which should come as no surprise. Parents who haven’t already bought the game, that are thinking of giving their kids something to tide them over until the DVD release may find this to be a great selection, especially since it can probably be found at bargain prices, but for the rest of you, I suggest you pass.
50
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Nos Voisins les Hommes a tout de l'adaptation de film d'animation en jeu vidéo qui n'a pas demandé un gros effort aux développeurs. Une réalisation moyenne, un gameplay défaillant, des problèmes de caméra et un scénario auquel on a du mal à accrocher si on n'a pas déjà vu le dessin animé avant de jouer. Bref, ce n'est pas la joie et seul le mode deux joueurs sauve un tant soit peu le titre de la déchéance totale.
50
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
Nos Voisins les Hommes a tout de l'adaptation de film d'animation en jeu vidéo qui n'a pas demandé un gros effort aux développeurs. Une réalisation moyenne, un gameplay défaillant, des problèmes de caméra et un scénario auquel on a du mal à accrocher si on n'a pas déjà vu le dessin animé avant de jouer. Bref, ce n'est pas la joie et seul le mode deux joueurs sauve un tant soit peu le titre de la déchéance totale.
50
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Nos Voisins les Hommes a tout de l'adaptation de film d'animation en jeu vidéo qui n'a pas demandé un gros effort aux développeurs. Une réalisation moyenne, un gameplay défaillant, des problèmes de caméra et un scénario auquel on a du mal à accrocher si on n'a pas déjà vu le dessin animé avant de jouer. Bref, ce n'est pas la joie et seul le mode deux joueurs sauve un tant soit peu le titre de la déchéance totale.
50
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Nos Voisins les Hommes a tout de l'adaptation de film d'animation en jeu vidéo qui n'a pas demandé un gros effort aux développeurs. Une réalisation moyenne, un gameplay défaillant, des problèmes de caméra et un scénario auquel on a du mal à accrocher si on n'a pas déjà vu le dessin animé avant de jouer. Bref, ce n'est pas la joie et seul le mode deux joueurs sauve un tant soit peu le titre de la déchéance totale.
43
GameCubeNintendojo
The GameCube version of Over the Hedge can only be recommended to very young gamers. And even this is questionable. While there are, quite unfortunately, far worse movie-to-game adaptations out there, there are also much better ones, some that even appeal to people of all ages (LEGO Star Wars, anyone??). The loads of available extras, such as clips from the movie, a comic, and wire-frame-to-finalized character model animations might whet the appetites of hardcore fans of the movie. But these added bonuses do not alone warrant a purchase of the game. The multiplayer elements allow for parents and their kids to play together, but both will probably get tired of the repetitive gameplay rather quickly. You’re much better off letting your kids get out in the sun and play catch, or any other of the wide range of physical activities that are far more entertaining than Over the Hedge on GameCube. It is summer, after all. Save the time, money, and brain cells and tan that pasty skin of yours!
42
XboxLawrence
Over the Hedge doesn't really offer anything new or particularly entertaining for the experienced and/or older gamer. However, it's far better than I'd expect considering it's aimed at kids and based on a film. If you're a huge fan of the movie or a young gamer who wants a good two-player experience, picking up this title wouldn't be a bad decision by any means.
42
PlayStation 2Lawrence
Over the Hedge doesn't really offer anything new or particularly entertaining for the experienced and/or older gamer. However, it's far better than I'd expect considering it's aimed at kids and based on a film. If you're a huge fan of the movie or a young gamer who wants a good two-player experience, picking up this title wouldn't be a bad decision by any means.
42
GameCubeLawrence
Over the Hedge doesn't really offer anything new or particularly entertaining for the experienced and/or older gamer. However, it's far better than I'd expect considering it's aimed at kids and based on a film. If you're a huge fan of the movie or a young gamer who wants a good two-player experience, picking up this title wouldn't be a bad decision by any means.
40
PlayStation 2GamerDad
The end result is that the Over the Hedge game is fit for, at best, a rental, and that's only if your kids simply must try it out.
40
XboxGames Radar
Even for kids, Over the Hedge is absurdly frustrating with its busted camera and indoctrinating logo-storm. Granted, playing with a friend makes this game a little more tolerable, but not for very long. Like most games based on "highly anticipated feature films," Over the Hedge hardly tries to be a game as much as it attempts to be a vehicle for delivering maximum merchandising. Uninspiring gameplay and negligible story cause this game to descend into barely passable status... and they never let you fly the remote control airplane, which is just inexcusable.
40
PlayStation 2Games Radar
Even for kids, Over the Hedge is absurdly frustrating with its busted camera and indoctrinating logo-storm. Granted, playing with a friend makes this game a little more tolerable, but not for very long. Like most games based on "highly anticipated feature films," Over the Hedge hardly tries to be a game as much as it attempts to be a vehicle for delivering maximum merchandising. Uninspiring gameplay and negligible story cause this game to descend into barely passable status... and they never let you fly the remote control airplane, which is just inexcusable.
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GameCubeGames Radar
Even for kids, Over the Hedge is absurdly frustrating with its busted camera and indoctrinating logo-storm. Granted, playing with a friend makes this game a little more tolerable, but not for very long. Like most games based on "highly anticipated feature films," Over the Hedge hardly tries to be a game as much as it attempts to be a vehicle for delivering maximum merchandising. Uninspiring gameplay and negligible story cause this game to descend into barely passable status... and they never let you fly the remote control airplane, which is just inexcusable.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
This formulaic title just has very little to offer. It’s certainly a pale copy of whatever the movie has going for it, minus the star power, plot, humor and soul. And unfortunately they’re going to keep making these things because enough people will buy it just because of the license. Parents, don’t get me wrong - with 35 levels and three unlockable mini-games, this game will indeed get your children out of your hair for several hours more than the movie. And with the co-op mode, it can even distract two of them at the same time. But hey, your kids deserve better than animal criminals. How about getting them an evil puppy instead?
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XboxGame Revolution
This formulaic title just has very little to offer. It’s certainly a pale copy of whatever the movie has going for it, minus the star power, plot, humor and soul. And unfortunately they’re going to keep making these things because enough people will buy it just because of the license. Parents, don’t get me wrong - with 35 levels and three unlockable mini-games, this game will indeed get your children out of your hair for several hours more than the movie. And with the co-op mode, it can even distract two of them at the same time. But hey, your kids deserve better than animal criminals. How about getting them an evil puppy instead?
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GameCubeGame Revolution
This formulaic title just has very little to offer. It’s certainly a pale copy of whatever the movie has going for it, minus the star power, plot, humor and soul. And unfortunately they’re going to keep making these things because enough people will buy it just because of the license. Parents, don’t get me wrong - with 35 levels and three unlockable mini-games, this game will indeed get your children out of your hair for several hours more than the movie. And with the co-op mode, it can even distract two of them at the same time. But hey, your kids deserve better than animal criminals. How about getting them an evil puppy instead?
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WindowsFZ
På andra sidan häcken är ett mediokert spel, med en del bra och inspirerande idéer, men långt ifrån många nog för att räcka till ens hälften av spelet. Co-operativläget är ett förtjusande koncept, men för många upprepningar och hemska strider gör att spelglädjen inte infinner sig längre än sekunder. När det dessutom finns alternativ som också bygger på filmlicenser (ja, jag pekar på dig, Lego Star Wars) känns På andra sidan häcken färglöst och ointressant, även för den yngre målgruppen.