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  • Summary: The first video game based on the hugely popular Family Guy TV show, the Family Guy game will feature the same outrageous humor all the fans know and love. Play through three stories that intersect in typical Family Guy fashion. Play as the loveable Peter, the diabolical Stewie and the charismatic Brian. Visit familiar locations around Quahog and interact with many beloved characters from the show. Funny and unique combination of combat, stealth and puzzle-solving gameplay. Take part in the jokes, parodies and sarcasm as though you were part of the show. [2K games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 35
  2. Negative: 17 out of 35
  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. 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.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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]
  5. 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.
  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.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 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 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? Expand
  2. BenW.
    Oct 22, 2006
    9
    They did a great job making the game look like the show. It is stupid, but funny at the same time. If you a fan, then get this game.
  3. JordanG.
    Oct 18, 2006
    8
    It might be pretty stupid and it might be repetitive but its really addictive and maintains that Family Guy humor and great voice acting.
  4. Jan 21, 2012
    8
    Hilarious game. It feels like I'm playing an episode of the show. It has standard video game stuff, but with a family guy theme. It's worth at least one playthrough. Expand
  5. OliverW.
    Oct 20, 2006
    7
    The graphics are choppy, the animation mediocre, VERY repetitive. But has good humour content and is very fun to play despite its many flaws.
  6. 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 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. Collapse