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  • Summary: Welcome to the yard where the world of Nickelodeon's Barnyard movie will come to life. Players start off as the 'new cow on the block,' form alliances with fellow animals, taking on challenges and sporting competitions, protecting the farm from coyote invaders, and doing lots of goofing off on the side. Players will be able to explore a fully interactive, 3D world and prove that they have what it takes to be the biggest party animal of all. Interact with your favorite Barnyard characters from the movie as you form alliances, join teams, go on quests and play mini-games. Competitive and co-operative multi-player mini-game action for up to four players. Free-form gameplay through areas like Walnut Woods, Dankweed Pond and the Barnyard itself. Environment and gameplay change as nights and days of the week pass on the farm. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. A grand collection of inspired mini-games.
  2. The open-ended design is a breath of fresh air, while the overall presentation lives up to the movie's skewed style and humor.
  3. The open ended gameplay, the mini games and a mobile phone to call my own all contribute to a good time, especially if you've seen me in the film beforehand.
  4. While Barnyard has a few shining points such as the bike and Sharp Squirter, it just isn't entertaining enough to account for a purchase, unless you have children who are really, really into the movie.
  5. An easy, mildly entertaining grab bag of minigames and missions. Young kids will still undoubtedly enjoy the game, and their parents will find themselves sucked into numerous minigames as well.
  6. This may be one of the few games with nearly identical gameplay as its GBA cousin. It won't knock your socks off, but kids who are nuts about the movie might get a kick out of it.
  7. 40
    Quaint graphics, recognizable characters, easy gameplay, and many mini-games give Barnyard some staying power with its target audience. For older gamers, the game is entirely standard and boring.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 24, 2013
    10
    This video is awesome, I loved playing this! I wish there were way more levels in it so I can continue to play for as long as I like!

    I
    remember when I first got this game at GameStop! That was such a good experience... Expand
  2. Tamara
    Jun 17, 2007
    10
    Fun for adults who aren't into really violent games and fun for kids too!
  3. AJ
    Dec 25, 2006
    9
    My son loved this game, fun and entertaining.
  4. DavS.
    Oct 7, 2008
    9
    This is a great game. Fast, funny, some of the mini-games are challenging. I'm 28 and testing this game out, and it didn't bore me at all. The only weird part is male cows shooting milk, but...it is what it is! Expand
  5. Oct 26, 2013
    7
    Most minigames are fun to play and exploring the area is interesting too, and it somehow follows the movie exactly. I also get determined to get a star in every minigame. Expand
  6. Emily
    Sep 13, 2006
    6
    Fun but challenging.