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. It's a decent rental, in the same way that a softcore flick about aliens coming to earth to learn the ways of love is fun once, but there's no real longevity to any one part of the game.
  2. 70
    What's most impressive is the way a lot of humor is injected into the actual gameplay.
  3. If you're a fan of the show and you're naturally collecting the whole series on DVD, I think you'll be happy when you add this to your collection. But the Family Guy game works more as a piece of Family Guy memorabilia, rather than a game.
  4. Though it gets the show's style of humor down pat, Family Guy is derailed by frustrating and uninteresting gameplay.
  5. Family Guy won't last you very long - maybe 4-6 hours - but for the most part, the ever-changing palette of gameplay styles and top-notch Griffin comedy remains appealing throughout.
  6. The game, however, is a complete disaster, and is just barely playable. The content is definitely worth seeing, but you’ll have to trudge through gaming hell to see it.
  7. It is sad that Family Guy isn't a better game. It feels rushed and not fine tuned to make it really shine.
  8. 60
    It's no sexy party in the gameplay department, but it's no smoked meat log, either.
  9. 65
    But, in trying to recreate the magic of the series, the game dies on the toilet with recycled gags, rehashed plot premises and repetitive gameplay; this is despite solid scripting and voice work from Seth MacFarlane and company.
  10. The game is resplendent with in-jokes from the series, and a ridiculous amount of content from the series is present in some form. The trick is to see past the occasional frustration, and simplistic gameplay.
  11. The humour does little more than raise the game's entertainment value from below average to average.
  12. AceGamez
    50
    Lots of people will buy this because it is the Family Guy game. Lots of people will be disappointed. Some won't be, but these are the people who bought the Knight Rider game and then went out and bought the sequel. Don't be one of those people.
  13. A fun game and is well worth playing through. Unfortunately, you can play through the game in less than eight hours. While brief, most of the game plays fairly well and the quirky characters and jokes will have you laughing out loud at times.
  14. If you like the "Family Guy" TV show and you're willing to tolerate sub-par gameplay if the writing's good enough, go grab Xenosaga II, and go ahead and snag Family Guy while you're at the shop. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
  15. Family Guy feels divorced from the quality of its TV show inspiration; although funny, the game play is shallow and poorly realized. Next!
  16. I reward the game for its outstanding creativity and its fun game play. Unfortunately, its downfalls brought the game to a crash.
  17. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    Trouble is, the designers seem to be unaware of the fact that occasionally the player may die and be forced to restart an area...and listen to the same, unskippable, longwinded intro each time. [Jan. 2007, p.86]
  18. Though voiced and scripted by the people behind the TV show, the game is lightweight, and its quirky navigation and control issues make it one for serious fans only.

Awards & Rankings

#63 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 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 »