Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Daily Radar
    A brilliant puzzle game with a truly unique feel and gameplay mechanic.
  6. Straight-forward, fun, and original gaming.
  7. 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.
  8. A lot more work than fun. When I play it for long stretches, I feel like I deserve a nap on a bale of hay.
  9. Who'd have thought you could have this much fun with barnyard animals.
  10. Hell...the levels are fun, as well as the bonus levels, but when the game ends there is a very empty feeling. If not more levels included there should at least be a level editor.
  11. While the innovative game mechanics are challenging and fun at first, they quickly become frustrating where precise or fast control is needed.
  12. 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.
  13. The awkwardness of the gameplay aspects greatly diminish an otherwise fine product.
  14. Part of the pleasure in playing Sheep is just experiencing its originality and sense of humor.
  15. 76
    Tricky levels keep the difficulty level high, though one run through the game should be enough for anybody.
  16. PC Gamer
    Definitely not a classic, but it's a fun way to kill time - and sheep. [Feb 2001, p.54]
  17. Those of you who like wacky and lighthearted gaming will be pleased.
  18. 40
    Sheep's target audience is the casual gamer who's going to fall for the cutesy box art and admittedly well-done intro FMV. But, unfortunately, they're probably going to come away disappointed and frustrated as well.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. JasperK.
    Feb 6, 2007
    This game is just plain fun to play even if you are not a small kid. The concept alone is worth the four dollars I paid for it.
  2. MafiaGuy
    Nov 3, 2003
    If I were a small kid, I would have give it a perfect 10.