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Planet 51: The Game

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
48
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Wii
53
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Xbox 360
56
2.9
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Description

Planet 51: The Game is an action driving game, with some sandbox play, that can be described as Grand Theft Auto for kids. It is based on the animated movie with the same name. You will play as Lem (the young green alien), Charles 'Chuck' Baker (the stranded astronaut) or R.O.V.E.R. (the mechanical probe), in their joint effort to help the astronaut in getting back to the Earth.

The game has three acts, divided in 40 missions. You'll have to race, crash the cars, escape from the villains, find hidden rocks, transport goods, mow the lawn, etc. Throughout the course of the game, you can unlock rewards and gain achievements by completing missions in a set amount of time or without breaking the car, finding all the secret comic pages, performing jumps through billboards, etc.

The game supports multiplayer action in crashing cars and races, for 2 to 4 players, depending on the platform.

Screenshots

Planet 51: The Game Xbox 360 Inside Skiff's comic book store
Planet 51: The Game Xbox 360 Chuck following R.O.V.E.R. through the back alley.
Planet 51: The Game Xbox 360 Racing in the canals
Planet 51: The Game Xbox 360 Taking the gorilla to the circus

Alternate Titles

  • "Planete 51: Le Jeu" -- French title
  • "Planet 51: Il Videogioco" -- Italian title
  • "Planet 51: Het Spel" -- Dutch title
  • "Planet 51: El Videojuego" -- Spanish title
  • "Planet 51: Das Spiel" -- German title

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The Press Says

Cheat Code Central Wii 2009 3.5 out of 5 70
GamingXP Xbox 360 Nov 26, 2009 68 out of 100 68
Gamezone (Germany) Wii Nov 20, 2009 6.3 out of 10 63
Mundo Gamers Xbox 360 Nov 27, 2009 6 out of 10 60
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Jan 04, 2010 55 out of 100 55
IGN PlayStation 3 Dec 02, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 06, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 50
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 2009 2.5 out of 5 50
4Players.de Wii Nov 17, 2009 39 out of 100 39
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Nov 17, 2009 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

Only the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions use the UnrealEngine3 and AGEIA PhysX. The Wii version uses an in-house 3D engine and Havok respectively.
Contributed to by vEK (1848)