Tokyo Jungle PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2012
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 60 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 60
  2. Negative: 3 out of 60
  1. Sep 26, 2012
    73
    Tokyo Jungle is as crazy, weird, bizarre and unique as you've ever dreamed. The game has some rough edges and can be a little monotonous at times. Yet Tokyo Jungle is without a doubt an unique game that can't be missed. It's not everyday you get the chance as a gamer to make your pet dog the king of the jungle.
  2. Nov 19, 2012
    72
    Tokyo Jungle is a great idea taken down by a dull and repetitive gameplay that shows its limits just after a couple of hours.
  3. 70
    Tokyo Jungle may feel more than bizarre but it's surprisingly playable – you can hardly find any other sandbox game where animals fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic environment. [Nov 2012]
  4. Anyone craving a fresh take on the stealth-action genre should sniff this one out. [Dec 2012, p.83]
  5. Oct 15, 2012
    70
    One of the most original games of today brings the unique gaming system into the post-apocalyptic adventure from the animals perspective. Even though it is one of the worst looking PlayStation 3 titles, from the gamer perspective it delivers.
  6. 70
    Tokyo Jungle is a bizarre and improbable game that can only be understood in light of the patterns of Japanese production.
  7. Sep 26, 2012
    70
    Animals take over as humanity bites the dust. Survival of the fittest is the only rule and it works perfectly in Tokyo Jungle. The gameplay however is too simple at times and can get a bit superficial. Without a proper finishing touch this game does not make it past the average level.
  8. Sep 25, 2012
    70
    Tokyo Jungle is a game of many small errors, PS2-level graphics and a fighting system that lacks depth come to mind most prominently. Still, I wouldn't want to miss the experience. Where else can you sent a group of cats with pink beanie hats to fight a towering elephant?
  9. Sep 25, 2012
    70
    With an entire ark full of animals on offer and a chapter-based story mode to dive into as well, there's a constantly evolving roster to play around with. It might be bonkers in its concept, but in execution Tokyo Jungle is solid, addictive and best of all, different.
  10. Sep 17, 2012
    70
    The apocalypse has come and only animals remain. Choose one of many different animal races to hunt, breed and survive. There is a ton of unlockables, but the gameplay feels unpolished and gets repetitive after a while.
  11. Sep 14, 2012
    70
    Tokyo Jungle is an interesting wild-life simulator in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, void of humans. Choosing one of the many animal races available, the race is on to take over territories, form a flock and survive the dangers of the urban jungle. It's a nice concept that unfortunately falls a bit flat due to its inherent repetitiveness – eat food, procreate, eat more food, take over more territories. But in smaller doses, it will deliver unique and interesting experiences.
  12. Sep 14, 2012
    70
    And if this animalistic chaos all sounds a little too weird, consider this: strip away the surface strangeness, and you're left with a surprisingly identifiable tale of a mammal negotiating the pits and pitfalls of the concrete jungle, constantly worrying about sex and death as they try to make their way in a hyena-eat-elephant world. Well, at least until the velociraptors arrive.
  13. The initial selection of Pomeranian and deer does offer a nice contrast of aggressive carnivore and stealthy grazer, but you're grinding challenges for a while before you branch out to the cool stuff. And in a game in which you can fight a cow with a dinosaur, that's a crime.
  14. Sep 14, 2012
    70
    Not the silly novelty it might sound like but one of the most enjoyably addictive and cleverly original action stealth games on the PlayStation 3.
  15. Sep 14, 2012
    70
    Tokyo Jungle should be praised for its originality, even though it isn't a consistently engaging experience. If you're willing to suffer the slog of survival through testing environments and even more testing game design you'll be rewarded with a 70-year dynasty of beagles. If you don't have such patience, you might find that your mutt barely makes it to his first birthday.
  16. Sep 13, 2012
    70
    Tokyo Jungle is something unique that has a lot of potential but manages to fall short in a lot of areas. Replacing the looping music with a decent ambient track would've helped sell the setting and variation in gameplay for different animals would have given you a reason to pick one over another.
  17. Sep 13, 2012
    70
    I sank plenty of hours into Tokyo Jungle, and still want to play more. I'm just not sure why, as the repetitious gameplay limits the amount of fun I've had with it. Still, if you're looking for something off the beaten path – or just want to see a bunch of animals doing it – Tokyo Jungle provides a modest amount of entertainment.
  18. Sep 17, 2012
    65
    If developer Crispy's! goal was to create a highly evolved form of Tamagotchi – albeit with less poop - it has succeeded.
  19. Sep 17, 2012
    65
    I'd recommend Tokyo Jungle to anyone looking for an utterly unique take on the post-apocalyptic theme. It's the sort of game that can get overwhelming if you play it all in one weekend, but if you jump into it every now and then you'll find yourself repeatedly enamoured with the world.
  20. Sep 25, 2012
    60
    Despite some poor design choices and sub-par graphics, Tokyo Jungle is an oddly addictive game that exudes charm. Each survival attempt feels unique thanks to a steady stream of unlockable animals, new challenges and hidden areas. Stranger than anything we've played this year, Tokyo Jungle is a unique title which, while not without its flaws, is wildly entertaining and well worth a download.
  21. Sep 25, 2012
    50
    I wouldn't say that Tokyo Jungle is a must play title by any means, but for just $15 I'd say it's almost worth it just to play one of the strangest games the PSN has to offer.
  22. Sep 18, 2012
    50
    Tokyo Jungle's great concept and good sense of humor end up being little more than lipstick on a pig.
  23. Sep 13, 2012
    50
    This concept is undeniably evocative and cool; unfortunately, the game isn't especially fun to play.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Sep 29, 2012
    10
    This is one of those rare gems that, for all its minor imperfections, is just so damn fun and unique that I can't help but love it and keepThis is one of those rare gems that, for all its minor imperfections, is just so damn fun and unique that I can't help but love it and keep coming back for more. Descriptions really don't do this game justice, in fact, they might confuse you even more, but the core of the game is a survival action RPG - with animals. You roam the overgrown human-less city as one of many types of animals, fight and breed and equip them for better survival. There are unlockable story modes for different animals, but the real fun is in survival mode, where you see how far you can take a species up the ranks and brave all the other animals and environmental hazzards for generations. Chicks, dogs, bears, lions, elephans, cows, ostriches and many more.

    It's tough to rate a game that has nothing relatively close to compare it to, so I've based my rating on the fun factor and amount of content. You could make some minor improvements, but nothing worth up to 10% of the score, in my opinion - a perfect 10. Go play this game.
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  2. Sep 25, 2012
    7
    It's an OK game that you will ponder and embrace for only a little time. Interesting gameplay mechanics, nice "stoyline" for each animal butIt's an OK game that you will ponder and embrace for only a little time. Interesting gameplay mechanics, nice "stoyline" for each animal but also containing embarrassingly dull and old graphics with strange controls and just plain weird story. Full Review »
  3. Sep 30, 2012
    9
    Tokyo Jungle delivers well on gameplay, replayability, and awkwardness. Tokyo Jungle will bring you hours of fun right from the start. JustTokyo Jungle delivers well on gameplay, replayability, and awkwardness. Tokyo Jungle will bring you hours of fun right from the start. Just right after the tutorial I started playing for over 3 hours! As awkward as the game is it really does a good job at it. You must hunt other animals, perform acts of cannibalism, mate, own territory, and avoid conflicts with animals stronger then you. A game like this is surely going to be avoided by many though due to it's strange aura but do NOT walk away! Tokyo Jungle will keep you in place to make sure you keep trying to unlock over the +50 different animals you can play as and it's strange story. Tokyo Jungle also offers split screen multiplayer for you and a friend to see who can dominate the jungles of Tokyo. Don't miss out on this marvelous game as you'll probably never see anything like it again. Full Review »