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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 Taking the gorilla to the circus
Planet 51: The Game Xbox 360 Chuck following R.O.V.E.R. through the back alley.
Planet 51: The Game Xbox 360 Inside Skiff's comic book store
Planet 51: The Game Xbox 360 Driving through the city with the close camera

Promo Images

Planet 51: The Game Screenshot
Planet 51: The Game Screenshot
Planet 51: The Game Screenshot
Planet 51: The Game Screenshot

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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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central Wii 2009 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Xbox 360 Dec 07, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GamingXP Xbox 360 Nov 26, 2009 68 out of 100 68
Gamezone (Germany) Wii Nov 20, 2009 6.3 out of 10 63
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) PlayStation 3 Dec 22, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Feb 08, 2010 5.3 out of 10 53
IGN PlayStation 3 Dec 02, 2009 5 out of 10 50
SEGA-Portal.de PlayStation 3 Dec 03, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Jan 29, 2010 9 out of 20 45
4Players.de Wii Nov 17, 2009 39 out of 100 39

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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.
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