Muppets Party Cruise PlayStation 2

Metascore
61

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
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  1. AceGamez
    90
    The best party title on the PS2 and has a superb likeness to The Muppet Show, making it a fine purchase for anyone with a thing for cuddly comedy.
  2. The game is not much fun from a single-player perspective, but it can be incredibly entertaining if you are playing with friends.
  3. It's not a bad game, but its no "Mario Party."
  4. It can have its moments, but a lack of action and exciting mini-games can make Muppet Party Cruise drag on like a bad party.
  5. For three decades pop culture has ingrained the voices of these central characters into our lives and to have them not sounding like expected is a disappointment.
  6. The value is placed in the sale price, not in the replay, and after two hours you’ll most likely be done with everything.
  7. Brings a fresh look to the party game scene with its unique brand of strategy and absence of plumbers, but it doesn’t have much of a life span. At $20, though, the frog, pig, chickens and things are better than you think.
  8. If it only comes off the shelf once in a while, or for small children, it's a much better deal than other party games out there going for $50.
  9. 56
    If there’s one game you buy this year, make sure it’s not this one. Don’t even bother picking it up in a shop to view the screens on the back.
  10. For every minigame that plays acceptably, there are three or four that have no redeeming value whatsoever. Control is consistently imprecise and occasionally mystifying, and none of the games approach any semblance of complexity.
  11. Party games need to be quickfire, easy to play and impossible to put down, and this is the exact opposite - slow, irritating to play and tedious in the extreme.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 12, 2015
    10
    I have played every party game on every system since the original PlayStation came out. In my opinion Muppet Party Cruise is by far the best.I have played every party game on every system since the original PlayStation came out. In my opinion Muppet Party Cruise is by far the best. This is one of the most underrated games of all time.

    The various mini games are accessed by playing a mini game in which the players wander around the cruise ship opening doors. This is the weakest part of the game but still fun - most reviews of the game focus on this element. The mini games are all incredibly different from one another and vary in worth from pleasantly distracting to phenomenal.

    Good:
    Beach Speeders
    Crustacean Crush
    Cannon Fodder
    Outta Gas
    Pigsty Party
    Rhythm Mayhem
    Slippery When Wet
    Stage Fright
    Tug 'O War
    Food Fight
    Natural Disaster
    Scuba Driving

    GREAT:
    Dune Buggies
    Looney Unicycles
    Stinky Cheese
    Aeroplane Island
    Asteroid Belt
    Power Boatin'
    Sling Ball (AKA Precision Painter)
    Lights Out
    Fish Flingers
    Gumball Drops
    Spinball

    PHENOMENAL: Each deserves to be a stand alone game
    Bunsen's Burners
    Shuffle Chalk
    Speed Bingo
    Chemical Imbalance
    Short Circuit
    Too Cool
    Ticklin' The Ivories

    Any of the phenomenal mini-games would certainly have sold better than Muppet Party Cruise if they were sold alone. This one title has more creative and well balanced games in this one title than have appeared on X-Box arcade in the last two years.
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  2. adrayadray
    Jan 11, 2004
    10
    Well, hmm where shall i start...
    THIS GAME IS THE WORST DAMN GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED!
    WHY THE HELL WOULD A COMPANY ACTUALLY MAKE A STUPID
    Well, hmm where shall i start...
    THIS GAME IS THE WORST DAMN GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED!

    WHY THE HELL WOULD A COMPANY ACTUALLY MAKE A STUPID RETARDED GAME LIKE THIS? the muppets....who EVER liked them? please? who ACTUALLY likes some stupid puppets dancing around all joyfully....i think ill give this piece of crap a perfect score!!! yay
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