Family Guy PlayStation 2

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 35
  2. Negative: 17 out of 35
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  1. With such a drastic difference in features and entertainment value between Stewie and the rest of his kin, one wonders why he didn't just get his own game. As it stands, you'll have to play through some pretty irritating nonsense just to get to the good stuff, and it's just not worth the effort.
  2. You wouldn't think it possible, but cartoon games have an even worse track record than film adaptations. South Park, Futurama, The Simpsons - all have debased themselves thoroughly when making the leap from telly to joypad. And yet even by those low standards, Family Guy is a pretty desperate experience.
  3. Family Guy tries to appeal to everyone by having three different genres in one short game and it fails miserably.
  4. Skip this one and check out Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story instead.
  5. 41
    It's repetitive, boring and even frustrating way more often than it should be.
  6. 40
    Sort of like a dorky teenager going through an identity crisis: it wants to be cool like all the other kids, but it hasn't quite figured out what it is about them that made them cool in the first place. The game isn't severely broken in any major way, but I can't bring myself to recommend it to even the most hardcore Family Guy fan.
  7. 20
    If you are a fan of the series, you would need to have never played any other games over the last ten years for this to come across as impressive.
  8. 40
    Exactly what I expected it to be -- a perfectly mediocre game with a few good jokes and not a whole lot of gameplay.
  9. Most of the action is aggravating, but Brian's stealth missions are intolerable. In several of his levels, you have to steer him away from trees, or he'll lose control and make you wait while he takes a whiz.
  10. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    30
    This awful game liberally spits in the face of every Family Guy enthusiast, even with its budget price tag. [Christmas 2006, p.100]
  11. Games Master UK
    49
    Technically polished and full of character, but as a game it's horribly frustrating. [Christmas 2006, p.70]
  12. PSM3 Magazine UK
    43
    You could suffer in the hope of a smirk or you could just buy the DVDs. Giggity-goo! Etc. [Christmas 2006, p.80]
  13. PSM Magazine
    40
    The controls are frustrating, the gameplay is mercilessly repetitious and even the humor gets old after a few hours. [Jan 2007, p.88]
  14. Nothing new for fans of the series and nothing that appeals to gamers, a game that had room for so much potential, sadly falls short in reality.
  15. There are the seeds of a good Family Guy-based game here, but they're buried under some extremely repetitive and annoying gameplay.
  16. Just plain dreadful...There was only ever a faint hope it wouldn’t be as bad as "The Simpsons Skateboarding" or that "Futurama" game, but it is.
  17. I already suffered through the X-Men game this summer, so I figured Family Guy comedy would give the formula a much-needed lift. Clearly I’ve been betrayed, suckered into the same damn thing, and now I’m just frustrated. Family Guy has come very far in reproducing the TV experience, but doesn’t get the same ratings.

Awards & Rankings

#65 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. EliG.
    Oct 24, 2006
    2
    Family Guy is one of the worst games of the year. The in game graphics are passable at past and the cutscenes are terrible looking. The Family Guy is one of the worst games of the year. The in game graphics are passable at past and the cutscenes are terrible looking. The gameplay is repetive and boring and the I didn't laugh once! The jokes are literally ripped out of previous Family Guy eps and thrown in. I haven't found on redeeming factor for this piece of **** game. I'm a huge Family Guy fan but this game just flat out blows. Full Review »
  2. AnonymousMC
    Oct 17, 2006
    10
    This is just to better average out the first user vote. I can't believe someone who has -never- played the game thinks that they areThis is just to better average out the first user vote. I can't believe someone who has -never- played the game thinks that they are -somehow- qualified to provide a review of the title. Tell me, sir, are you able to live your life in God Mode? Is that how you've gained your omniscience? Full Review »
  3. Aug 15, 2015
    5
    I like the humour that the game incorporates, as it wouldn't be family guy without it. The graphics are okay but could be better. Can be aI like the humour that the game incorporates, as it wouldn't be family guy without it. The graphics are okay but could be better. Can be a little frustrating at times as the controls aren't all that brilliant either. Full Review »