Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. This formulaic title just has very little to offer. It’s certainly a pale copy of whatever the movie has going for it, minus the star power, plot, humor and soul.
  2. Even for kids, Over the Hedge is absurdly frustrating with its busted camera and indoctrinating logo-storm.
  3. 40
    Kids who loved the movie will like the game. Everybody else will be bored to tears.
  4. It's stuff like this that gives games featuring licensed cartoon characters such a terrible reputation. [Aug 2006, p.85]
  5. Over The Hedge's quality ranges from decidedly below average to outright terrible, and you can almost hear the executives at DreamWorks and Activision trying to squeeze every cent out of the license instead of making an entertaining game.
  6. I debated not even mentioning that the game has a nicely implemented two-player mode (if you're flying solo, you can switch between characters with a shoulder button press) because I didn't want a parent thinking, "oh, hey, I can play this game with my kid." No, no you can't, and nobody should be forced to even try.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. KeenanSullivan
    Jun 8, 2009
    8
    To my surprise, this game was actually quite fun to play. There's a ton of different missions and minigames to play. The developers made the environments destructible which adds even more fun to this title. Where this game truly shines however is when you're playing with a friend, then it's a total blast to play. Unfortunately the game is marred by a camera that is troublesome at times and sometimes it can get repetitive. But as a whole, this game is a great buy for kids and even for hardened gamers. At least give it a look. Full Review »