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  • Summary: In AFRIKA, players step into the role of a freelance photographer exploring a brand new conservation area. They'll document the wildlife and photograph incredible sights such as a titanic clash between hippopotamuses, a pride of lions watching over its playful cubs, and a cheetah's lightning-fast chase as it runs down its prey! All of the game's animals and environments are rendered in photorealistic detail
    with animals that move, behave, and interact with each other just like their real-world counterparts. The photography in the game is as meticulously modeled as the animals themselves; players will need to learn from the game's innovative photo-grading system and compose their photographs with the eye of a professional photographer if they want to earn top dollar. The money they earn can be used to purchase new licensed lenses, cameras, and safari equipment. If players are good enough, they just might find their photograph on the cover of National Geographic. [Natsume]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. If you like the setting, then you will not be disappointed by Afrika. Relaxing as it is, we could watch the savannah‘s inhabitants for hours, so Afrika scores extra points for its atmosphere.
  2. Worth a look for something unique but hippo-watching slower missions can frustrate. [Feb 2009, p.79]
  3. It's beautiful and soothing. [Nov 2009, p.76]
  4. An intriguing game, dedicated to nature lovers and photographer would-be. Unfortunately, some graphical issues spoil the atmosphere.
  5. 70
    Hakuna Matata is a unique title and as such will no doubt attract a cult following. There is a lot to offer those who can find the required time and patience required to gain the best from it.
  6. 67
    Originally, the biggest problem I had with Afrika was that there wasn't more of a narrative. I like having the freedom to explore beautiful virtual worlds, but I also appreciate some story to bring it together. But as the game progressed, I felt that maybe a game like this doesn't need a bunch of drama attached -- a picture is worth a thousand words.
  7. 35
    Afrika is a mess. It's not a broken game, but it definitely isn't a fully functioning one. It's limited in its scope, it doesn't look good, it's not fun to play, and I could go on. This one is a miss that America probably could've done without.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. LarsH
    Jan 4, 2010
    9
    It's a relaxing game that is very different from all my other games this gen. My wife loves exploring and finding new animals. It's a lot of fun to experience Afrika with her. That's not something I can do with many other games. Expand
  2. Dec 31, 2010
    9
    It's a really great game for people, who love animals. I want a second part of it :) I love photographing but I cant go to Afrika. Why dont you like it? :< Expand
  3. ChrisD
    Oct 8, 2009
    8
    If this game is reviewed as such, then that review shouldn't be trusted (ahem... IGN...) For me, this is a chance to relax after work without having to twitch my thumbs and throw the controller.. It's a simulation in relaxation and should be reviewed as such! That said, I thought the animal models were gorgeous and the backgrounds felt true to an Afrikan setting. In a PS3 world where you can sink a hundred hours into a mediocre game, it's nice to have a more casual and idyllic offering every once in a while! Expand
  4. scotta
    Dec 18, 2009
    8
    so peaceful and relaxing, ign and the othes who complain about it being broken are rong, this 'games' fine as it is, more ground detail would have been nice but all in all its about the critters, no guns no blood now war, perfect to wind down and relax, animal modeling is well done and the camera work is good all in all buy it if you want something different Collapse
  5. Jun 7, 2012
    6
    Ok, we meet Viva Piñata of Xbox 360, and the game is funny, pretty, and colorful, now SONY intent repeat the succesful of Microsoft with Afrika, but what happen? The game is BORING. Afrika have great graphics, really cool, the animals look awesome, but the problem comes with the gameplay, is very repetitive, and boring. Sony (or best say Natsume) can do a better thing, but with this regular intent the game fail. Expand
  6. JustinQR
    Sep 24, 2009
    4
    NOT what I expected - and not in a good way. Limited freedom, animals looking like cardboard cutouts of themselves - the hype was way too exaggerated for this title. Expand
  7. JohnP
    Nov 7, 2009
    0
    Some of the worst graphics this gen, there's nothing to do, absolute crap game. Worst than Superman 64, believe me.

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