• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Feb 5, 2008
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 5 out of 6

There are no positive critic reviews yet.

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. EmmaB
    Dec 28, 2009
    6
    I think the reviews are a little unfair. There's no real storyline, and it is very limited, but it is alright. My favourite part of the I think the reviews are a little unfair. There's no real storyline, and it is very limited, but it is alright. My favourite part of the game is the care aspect. I'm 13, and have been around horses for a large part of my life. It is brilliant that, for once, you can do more than muck out, groom and pick out hooves. You can bandage your horses legs, nail on shoes, feed and water your horse, clean his teeth and much more. Yet, the riding isn't so good. There are competitions and challenges. The challenges (there are 6, which is no where near enough to keep a child occupied) include show jumping, cross country (as it's called, but it has show jumps so it's jump cross) and an odd game they call horseball where you push balls through goals with your horses forelegs. The competitions are a little better, with proper show jumping courses and cross country with boring, log fences, and the 'track' competitions, where you have to memorise movements and draw them with your stylus. I haven't finished all the competitions, as I got bored with them, but I am very near. You can also buy clothes for your rider and tack for your horse. The tack can help your horse in certain parts of riding, which I thought was quite clever yet slightly unoriginal (as with all of the game). As this game is aimed towards young, horse mad girls, I think the tack and clothing lacks colour and interesting patterns to liven it up a little. Alright, it's a rather boring game, but the care part is unique in that it is the nearest to what you would actually expect from the day to day care of your own horse, with a lot, lot more unnessercary, but good, parts. It will keep a young horse lover interested for a little while, and maybe longer if, like me, they are determined to complete the whole game. Give the game a chance, it's not the best but it is still ok! Full Review »
  2. LeeA
    Jul 4, 2008
    10
    I love this game. It is so fun and i also own a real horse. actully 2. i love them. this game is so worth it!!!
  3. AnneG
    Jan 10, 2009
    4
    We're so disappointed! Not at all what we expected. Painfully redundant. Virtually the same courses over and over again. Even We're so disappointed! Not at all what we expected. Painfully redundant. Virtually the same courses over and over again. Even Farnam's now antiquated "3-day eventing" game incorporated ways to extend play with dressage and cross country events and horse care. The graphics and sounds of this game are pretty cool, comparatively speaking. But that only goes so far. After just a few plays, it becomes very boring. In addition, it drove us nuts that it adds "penalties" for failing to jump in the middle of the jump in the jumper classes. Faiilng to jump in the middle has no bearing on a jumper class. Jumping is about sailing over your fences at top speed from whatever angle shortens the distance, without knocking down a rail. If they're going to try to sell a game to horse people, they need to get a horse person involved in the design. Two thumbs down. Full Review »