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  • Summary: When a housing development intrudes on their woodland habitat and an opossum is kidnapped by an evil exterminator, three wise-cracking rodents and one very neurotic reptile invade the 'burbs in a quest to rescue their friend. Battle the exterminator and his army of mind-controlled mammals,When a housing development intrudes on their woodland habitat and an opossum is kidnapped by an evil exterminator, three wise-cracking rodents and one very neurotic reptile invade the 'burbs in a quest to rescue their friend. Battle the exterminator and his army of mind-controlled mammals, and save the forest (and your own hide) from the world’s peskiest critter-man. [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. The mixture of action, stealth, and minigames will keep your attention for the game’s direction. The solid gameplay is made better because of the excellent presentation.
  2. This is a game that mom or dad can feel safe buying for their child to play.
  3. It won’t win any awards for originality, but with quality visuals, outstanding voice acting, and challenging gameplay, Over the Hedge is guaranteed to entertain and delight young and old alike, and should make the perfect companion piece to the upcoming film.
  4. Lastly, the main game isn't all that long, coming in at about five or six hours. In a way, that's a good thing, as I can't imagine the game lasting much longer without things starting to get a bit old, plus the multiplayer and mini-games will probably add a few more hours to the mix for younger gamers. Still, it's something to be aware of, especially if one is considering spending $40 on the title.
  5. A few unique touches are overshadowed by crushingly dull gameplay in this perfunctory animated movie tie-in.
  6. 50
    Over the Hedge has exactly what you’d expect the typical movie-licensed video game to have: unoriginal, repetitive gameplay that’s obviously cashing in on a movie which had much more work put into it.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 15, 2014
    10
    This is the game that inspired me to become a pro gamer. Easily the greatest game ever created and flawless in every aspect. The biggestThis is the game that inspired me to become a pro gamer. Easily the greatest game ever created and flawless in every aspect. The biggest surprise of the title comes from the fact that Cory is indeed in the house Expand
  2. 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 madeTo 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. Collapse

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#61 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006