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86 (2000)
"Stupid sheeps from outer space" in völlig verrücktem Leveldesign das Erbe der Lemminge ist gefunden. Nur das bewährte Schäfchen-Zählen zum Einschlafen hat nach diesem Game leider ausgedient wegen Lachattacken. Für zwischendurch sehr zu empfehlen!
WindowsPC Gamer Brasil (Mar, 2001)
Parece um sonho, você quer dormir e começa a contar "ovelhinhas", mas é a mais pura realidade. Estamos passando por sérios problemas, nossas ovelhas, simplesmente, estão à solta correndo por perigosos labirintos. Sheep é o único game lançado, ultimamente, que conta com rebanhos de ovelhas como personagens protagonistas. Umas coisinhas bonitinhas e fofinhas que, com certeza, dão muito trabalho aos seus pastores.
WindowsGamezilla (Feb 02, 2001)
Sheep is the kind of fun, quirky puzzle game that doesn’t come along often. Fun and addictive, this one will keep you playing for hours. It’s been a long time since I’ve found a puzzle game I enjoyed as much as Lemmings, but Empire has a winner here. So grab your Shepherd’s crook, boot up, and get ready to herd -- the Sheep are waiting.

WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) (Nov 13, 2000)
Sheep is al bij al een zeer smakelijk en origineel spel dat je vele uren plezier zal opleveren en dat in het niet zo populaire puzzelgenre zeker een absolute hoogvlieger kan worden.
WindowsGamer's Pulse (Jan 07, 2001)
So what has Sheep got going for it in the end? Firstly, it's an extremely original game. Never before has the player been able to assume the unlikely role of a heroic shepherd (at least as far as I know of). Secondly, the simple gameplay is easy to get into, but tough to master, practically insuring addiction. Finally, it's backed by some decent graphics and sound, with no technical problems. In the end, this puzzler will leave many gamers challenged for quite some time, and is probably worth the investment for puzzle fans.
WindowsPC Player (Germany) (Nov, 2000)
Ehrlich, das Spiel ist so knuddelig, dass Sie einfach lieben müssen. Oder hassen. Aber selbst dann könnten Sie noch Ihren Schabernack treiben, weil sich die Schafe ja auch in Millionen heimtückische Fallen locken lassen - ich kenne da zum Beispiel eine nette Dame von Empire, die das mit Begeisterung tut. Allerdings mag die Steuerung dem einen oder anderen den Spaß verderben: Ich persönlich komme zwar ganz gut zurecht, aber ein schneller Rundumtest in der Redaktion zeigte, dass einige Mitbürger doch so ihre Probleme mit Richtung und Dosierung haben. Na ja, mir egal - ich finde immer den schnellsten Weg zur Hammelkeule!
PlayStationVideo Games (Dec, 2000)
Das Schaf ich nie! Mit Sheep ist Empire ein wunderbarer Vertreter der Marke "Einfach zu erlernen - schwer zu meistern" gelungen. Es ist fast schon unglaublich, wie viele abgedrehte Ideen die Entwickler im Spiel untergebracht haben. Kaum meint man, die Mistviecher im Griff zu haben, sieht man sich vor eine neue, scheinbar unlösbare Aufgabe gestellt. Neben den genial designten Leveln ist es vor allem das störrische und grenzenlos dumme Verhalten der Schafe, das mich an den Bildschirm fesselte. Selten habe ich mich so oft dabei ertappt, wie ich den Screen anbrüllte, nur um die Viecher von einer weiteren Dummheit abzuhalten. Auch wenn Grafik und Sound eher zweckmäßig als beeindruckend sind, passt die Darstellung perfekt zu dem Titel und erfüllt dank guter Übersichtlichkeit völlig ihren Zweck. Wer auf knifflige Puzzle-/Geschicklichkeitsspiele steht, kommt an dieser Schafshatz nicht vorbei.
MacintoshAbout This Particular Macintosh (May, 2002)
Sheep is a cute, fun, entertaining game. It has only a few controls, so it doesn’t take too long to learn, but the many different levels provide increasing challenges.
MacintoshmacHOME (2001)
But Sheep gives a quick way to get into the game, appeals to gamers of different ages, and has a light tone that makes it entertaining. It may not keep you occupied for hours, but Sheep does create a fun distraction.
PlayStationPSX Nation (Jan 03, 2001)
While it may not be a game that everyone would admit to playing, at least with it's cute looks, the gameplay is very original to the point of it being unique on the system. That's something hard to say on a console with over seven hundred games. It has it's dark elements as well but for the most part this is a heart warming game that is charming to the point of love. It's great in small doses but may wear a bit thin when taking double shots.
WindowsAll Game Guide (2000)
Overall, Sheep is an impressive package, not only in that it delivers a highly addictive and well-executed game, but also because the premise is simple, well thought out and executed flawlessly. Many puzzle games have a way of entrapping its audience, but Sheep has a way of luring, trapping and enslaving its players.
WindowsAbsolute Games ( (Nov 13, 2000)
Тешу себя надеждой, что из вышенаписанного вам понятно — речь идет о необычной (что редко в наше время), красочной (что приятно), аркадной (это кому как) игре. Не нужно напрягать свой мозг — необходимы только хорошая мышка, чистый коврик и ловкость рук. Однообразность аркадной сути удачно разбавляется как антуражем уровней, так и юмористическими видеовставками, достойными роликов из Z. Любите необычные аркады? Recommended by SLY.
WindowsComputer Games Magazine (Dec 18, 2000)
The control issue is a relatively minor problem that doesn't detract (much) from the overall game experience. While Sheep isn't a good choice for the die-hard fragger on your shopping list, puzzle fans, Monty Python lovers, bad punsters, and anyone with fond memories of Lemmings will find hours of challenging fun within this appealingly ridiculous game.
WindowsActionTrip (Dec 08, 2000)
Sheep is a becoming and fun game. It can irritate you when trying to solve the same level 20-30 times in a row, but the funny little sheep are always there to give you a good laugh and make you think harder about saving that flock.
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com (Nov 02, 2001)
What a fresh approach to gaming Sheep takes; rather than kill, the purpose of the game is to preserve. If this doesn't sound interesting, trust me; there's plenty in this game to keep you challenged. The action may grow redundant, but so does running around space stations with bio-sludge rifles picking up armor thigh pads. And hey, classics like Pac Man, Space Invaders and Asuka & Asuka were monotonous, and look how addictive they were.
WindowsPower Unlimited (Jan, 2001)
Sheep is een even frustrerende als verslavende puzzelgame. Hou je van dit soort games dan moet je deze zeker een keer gecheckt hebben.
WindowsPC Joker (Dec, 2000)
Rundum empfehlenswert ist hingegen das unterhaltsame Treiben an sich: Ist der Beschützerinstinkt erst geweckt, wird man nicht eher ruhen, bis die herzzerreißend blökenden Schmusetierchen im Schweße des Angesichts ins Happy End gehetzt sind. Die tierischste Actionknobelei seit dem Klassiker Lemmings!
PlayStationGameSpot (Nov 30, 2000)
Quite fun in its execution with a good two-player mode and the ability to replay each level to attain near perfect scores and increasingly higher rankings, Sheep offers a lot of bang for your puzzle-game buck.
WindowsGame Informer Magazine (Feb, 2001)
heep is a great game for 15-minute stints. Your goal is to herd sheep, who tend to cluster together in a flock and move away from you whenever you get close. Unfortunately, around just about every bend lies certain death for your bewilderingly stupid charges in the forms of electrified objects, and a host of crushing and cutting hazards. You can pick up some items along the way like a boombox that causes your flock to follow, rather than run from you, or a piece of candy that draws their attention. Overall, I found the game to be fairly entertaining, but the process of actually herding the ship by chasing them down can be a frustrating form of control at times. Of course, that’s the inherent challenge to the game, but it can be aggravating nonetheless. I’m sure this game will find its niche with Worms and Lemmings, but it’s not really quite up to par with these games. At best Sheep makes for a pleasant, if brief, diversion.
75 (Dec 05, 2000)
Sheep. Un jeu au nom évocateur et au principe très simple : vous devez guider un troupeau de moutons vers un camion qui symbolise la fin du niveau, tout en évitant les embûches qui entravent votre progression. Malgré la faiblesse de sa réalisation, ce titre pourrait, grâce à son concept très accrocheur, rendre accro tous ceux qui auront la chance d'y goûter.
75 (Nov 14, 2000)
Sheep propose en fin de compte de s'amuser sans se prendre au sérieux en présentant un scénario à peine croyable tant il paraît ridicule, des personnages absolument stupides et un principe de jeu qui aurait pu paraître très largement dispensable. L'ensemble devient alors un délice tant ce soft est rempli de bonne humeur et d'humour. On parvient rapidement à se prendre au jeu et à vouloir très vite passer au niveau suivant. Trop vite peut-être...
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Dec, 2000)
Empire beweist mit der spritzigen Schafhatz, dass Reaktionstests immer noch Laune machen. Neben einer Prise Knobelei verlangt Sheep vor allem eine sichere Hand, um angesichts der aberwitzigen Gemeinheiten die Ruhe zu bewahren. Wiederholtes Scheitern tut der Motivation keinen Abbruch; auf jeden Wutanfall Marke »Keyboards Tod« folgt garantiert der sofortige »Diesmal schaff ich’s!«-Neustart. Schade, dass die Steuerung die Präzisionsarbeit erschwert. Mit der Maus ist’s zu schwammig, auf der Tastatur lässt sich das Lauftempo nur umständlich regeln. Sehr lang ist das Spielvergnügen zudem nicht; engagierte Spieler haben nach einem Wochenende alle Schäfchen ins Trockene gebracht. Wer seine Fingerfertigkeit trainieren will, ist dennoch gut bedient.
WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Dec, 2000)
Bei Sheep müssen Sie tapfer sein, die Zähne zusammenbeißen und dabei leise vor sich hinmurmeln: "Es ist nur ein Spiel". Selten hat mich ein Kurzweil-Spielchcen derart gepackt, wobei ich stets zwischen Nervenzusammenbruch und Begeisterungssturm hin und her schwankte.
WindowsGry OnLine (Apr 04, 2001)
Gra jest bardzo wciągająca. Dzieje się tak dzięki oryginalnemu pomysłowi na scenariusz i znakomitemu wykonaniu. Sheep jest bardzo dynamiczną grą. Nie ma czasu na wytchnienie i nigdy nie powiewa nudą, bez przerwy coś się dzieje, więc nie ma czasu na odpoczynek. Odpoczywać możecie między poziomami lub, kiedy wyłączycie komputer, a zapewniam, że przy tej grze będzie się to zdarzało bardzo rzadko. Dzięki zróżnicowaniu stopnia trudności na pewno może stać się grą familijną i zgromadzić przed monitorem rodzinę wspólnie przeżywającą przygody swych nowych pupilków, jakimi jestem pewien, staną się tytułowe owce.
PlayStationAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Apr 04, 2001)
While many elements of its presentation are mired in mediocrity, the addictive puzzles and well-structured difficulty system should be enough to ensure that Sheep is a worthwhile purchase for most PlayStation owners. Fans of the Lemmings series will certainly appreciate the humorous single-mindedness of the sheep, while less fanatic puzzlers will enjoy the pick up and play system that’s easy to learn, but hard to master. Graphically, the game puts together a reasonable showing, but the audible experience leaves much to be desired. Those only looking to see the system’s capabilities pushed further than ever before should shy away from this humble presentation. The rest of us, however, should enjoy Sheep immensely for a while and then return to it every so often as a fun diversion that clearly strays from the flock of everyday console gaming.
70 (UK) (Jan 11, 2001)
Sheep is certainly one of the most .. unusual games of recent years, and while the actual shepherding is rather repetitive, there is usually enough going on to keep you interested and amused. The constant changes in scenery and obstacles also help to lift the tedium of endlessly chasing sheep around brighly coloured mazes, and while the game is best handled in small doses it is addictive enough to keep you coming back for more. If you're looking for something completely different, Sheep is well worth a look. Silly but fun.
MacintoshMacworld (May 01, 2002)
With adorable graphics, a bouncy soundtrack, and fairly simple game play, Sheep is suitable for the whole family--but don't think that just because it's cute it's an easy game. Many of the puzzles are maddeningly difficult. Luckily, you can save the game between levels, so you can stop the game and start where you left off if you get particularly stumped.
WindowsGame Informer Magazine (Feb, 2001)
Sheep is a funny concept that’s interesting for about half an hour. Then suddenly you start getting a sadistic satisfaction by seeing the sheep you’re herding run headlong into a threshing machine.
MacintoshMac Gamer (Dec 28, 2001)
Don't be deceived by Sheep's appearance, it can be a very difficult game. If you enjoy a challenge once in a while and have the patience to deal with Sheep's tendency to crash on some machines, and some of its smaller quirks, you will probably enjoy Sheep; I did. Hopefully Feral will get a patch out the door soon to address some of the stability issues, and once that happens, I'll be a pretty happy camper.
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG) (Apr 14, 2002)
The most important aspect of a game is simply its playability. To be honest, Sheep is not a game that I would personally choose to play for long periods of time. It's not a bad game, but it's definitely not targeted at hardcore gamers. It seems to be designed for a younger audience; the content is non-offensive and the characters and cut scenes seem geared toward this age group.
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Dec 29, 2000)
Leuk tussendoortje misschien voor sommige gamers maar de meesten zullen dit niet interessant vinden.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault) (Jan 09, 2001)
Sheep has some really neat design ideas — with a potential far greater than Lemmings — but in their execution they have largely fallen flat. The type of gamer who will be most attracted to the adorable, non-violent gameplay will in all likelihood be mostly unable to progress very far through the worlds without throwing something at the computer screen. Those who love strategy or puzzle offerings because of the ability to do some sophisticated problem solving will be turned off by the rigid time limits and the repetitiveness and lack of depth in the dilemmas presented. I cannot help, though, finding a lot about Sheep that I really like despite its failings, including the sometimes brilliant hazards and the constantly appealing design of the environments. Nonetheless, despite this product’s rather long gestation, one can only hope that this sheep will not be cloned without some significant genetic improvement.
PlayStationSuper Play (Sweden) (Feb, 2001)
Spelets verkliga forte är helt klart det annorlunda spelupplägget. Man kunde självklart ha tagit konceptet längre, men jag vill ge en enloge till Empire och alla andra spelföretag som vågar satsa på något mer udda. Det är så branchen utvecklas. Sheep bör i alla fall finnas i din spelsamling om du har tröttnat på löpande band-produktioner.
WindowsFiringSquad (Jan 09, 2001)
Ok, now in all seriousness. This game is pretty decent if you have ten minutes you want to kill. It's not something you'll drop your very life to play. In fact, you might not even play it after the first 10 minutes. Treat it a bit like Life-Savers bowling. You don't play it all the time, in fact most of you have never even heard of it. But when you have that chunk of time you don't know how to waste, you waste it there. I had some good fun wasting time and seeing the little fluff balls get stomped, flattened and charred. Then the game gets boring, as the gameplay is rather tiresome. The game isn't as challenging as most cute puzzle games. After the first level you already know what you are going to be doing through the rest of the game. The only redeeming factor being that the sheep look really swooby.
WindowsGamekult (Nov 13, 2000)
Sheep part d'une bonne idée, inspirée de la série Lemmings : mener un troupeau de moutons au bout de niveaux bourrés de pièges et obstacles plus drôles les uns que les autres. Rapidement, hélas, l'intérêt de jeu - essentiellement basé sur la cocasserie des situations et les animations et graphismes délirants - s'émousse, notamment à cause de niveaux à l'architecture trop confuse. Passé le plaisir inavouable de faire des méchouis à grande échelle, on se lasse rapidement, même si la première heure de jeu nous fait bêler de plaisir.