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Chicken Run (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.2

The Press Says

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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, " much for that rotten egg pun you had to know was coming."
GameSpot (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.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Enkel de kleinsten zullen hier plezier aan beleven, voor een ervaren gamer is het spel te gemakkelijk en te beperkt.
Computer 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.
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.
PC 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.
GameStar (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.
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.
Computer 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.
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.
Adrenaline 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.
PC 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.