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

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
    I definitely feel like if you own a PS3, then you owe it to yourself to check out Tokyo Jungle. It's a game that is almost literally a diamond in the rough, with some so-so visuals and lackluster presentation that doesn't instantly grab the casual observer, but if you manage to sit down with the game for a half hour or so, I think you'll find yourself hooked.
  2. Hyper Magazine
    Oct 8, 2012
    Because you've always wanted to play a game in which a pack of beagles fight a gorilla. And then get eaten by a cheetah. [Nov 2012, p.76]
  3. Oct 8, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is easily one of the best games this fall season, and is going to be cropping up in gaming conversations for years to come.
  4. Oct 8, 2012
    We're also pleased that Sony has released it digitally in the west at a reduced price point; while it might indicate a lack of faith in Tokyo Jungle's commercial potential (which is a fair point - this is the kind of quirky game that would sink at physical retail), it means that it should reach as wide an audience as possible - and it certainly deserves to. It's definitely not lacking in bite.
  5. Oct 2, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is utterly ridiculous but wholly unique, blending challenging gameplay with goofy trappings. Putting a track suit on a housecat to increase its attack stat is a pretty silly thing to do, but the kind of attention to detail you'll need if you want to survive in the urban chaos. The mixture of absurd and serious is addictive and surprising.
  6. Sep 25, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is a celebration of classic games, with their ridiculous plots, repetitive tasks, excessive violence and all. It pulls off the impressive and nigh-on impossible trick of being an original homage. Also it lets you set a giraffe on a bear.
  7. Sep 17, 2012
    For all its rough edges, Tokyo Jungle is one of the year's most exciting games, a work of such originality and clear vision that you end up sort of hoping that a sequel never gets greenlit.
  8. Sep 13, 2012
    The lack of polish in some areas and questionable design decisions in others can overshadow Tokyo Jungle's moments of brilliance. As I finished the story, however, I realized I couldn't stop smiling: It knows how absurd it is, but it doesn't care. The developers takes the ridiculous concept and runs with it all the way, mainstream tastes be damned. That's something you really have to admire.
  9. Sep 14, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is rough around the edges and mad as a box of spaniels with hammers glued to them, but you know what? It's actually good. We did not expect that – we expected throwaway silliness, not a game we actually want to play between sessions on all the other games that are out or coming out oh god there's too many games to play.
  10. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Nov 12, 2012
    Ever played as a zebra roaming the post-apocalyptic streets of Tokyo? And if you have, did that zebra wear a hat? It did? Now you're just being a smartass. Tokyo Jungle might just be the most the original game of the year. And the most addictive. [November 2012, p.92]
  11. Games Master UK
    Oct 24, 2012
    Quite a simple game, enlivened to no end by pure silliness and huge breadth of content. [Dec 2012, p.85]
  12. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 10, 2012
    Truth is, Tokyo Jungle is addictive as hell, and there's a heap of pride to be felt from outwitting enemies like a Solid Snake gazelle. And you'll positively beam when you defy commonsense by using a beagle to tear the throat out of a sleeping lion. Throw in rad co-op multiplayer, and this simple-looking PSN title will have you shagging, mauling, or "graduating from bovine university" for ages to come. [November 2012, p76]
  13. Oct 2, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle has the addicting gameplay to complement this rare animal takeover premise.
  14. Oct 1, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is bold, well-designed, and very funny. One can't imagine Tokyo Jungle coming from anywhere but Japan, and it's a case where such a statement is an enormous compliment.
  15. Sep 26, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is exactly the sort of unconventional project that I live for, so it's easy to forgive its issues; the low-end production values, two extremely ill-conceived stealth missions that don't suit the mechanics, and a few boss fights that were more frustrating than fun. Although irritating, none were dealbreakers-just be prepared to restart a few missions here and there.
  16. Sep 26, 2012
    There are dozens of animals to try out and level up, a deeper than expected strategy to maximize your end score, and a ton of replay value for only fifteen bucks.
  17. Sep 24, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is a weird game, but one that shows enthusiasm and passion. Its survival gameplay and scoring mechanics work well in solo play, the two player mode is less convincing. The loads of species to play introduce a very nice variety to explore.
  18. Sep 18, 2012
    Through its constantly shifting challenges, Tokyo Jungle shepherds you to the best of its content without forcing your way. It invites you to explore, collect, fight, or ignore all of these impulses at your own leisure. Whatever path you choose, under whatever animal's guise, something strange and wonderful is waiting.
  19. Sep 18, 2012
    Despite its tongue-in-cheek nature, Tokyo Jungle is a superb game. It feels quite unlike anything else (the best description of it would be a stealth-action-survival-RPG), it's laugh-out-loud funny and incredibly moreish.
  20. Sep 14, 2012
    The latest Japan Studio work is a very special title that accompanies the player with a particular progression, at the cost of achieving moments of monotony. A title definitely recommended for those looking for a game outside the box.
  21. Sep 14, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is an unique and crazy experience that can be appreciated not only by the fans of Japanese games but by everyone.
  22. Sep 13, 2012
    That the lead character is a Pomeranian in a baseball cap ceases to be an issue once the compelling gameplay hooks you. Even when you're randomly eaten by a surprising tiger eight generations into an animal's lineage, you'll still be watching a tiger eat a pomeranian in a baseball cap. And that's brilliant.
  23. Sep 13, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle might be bizarre, different and even a little bit whacky, but it's also a lot of fun. It's a truly different game; you've never played anything like it. And in a gaming industry full of the same old thing, this very fact should intrigue you.
  24. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 13, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is certainly a different kind of survival adventure. Too bad it's also quite repetitive. Fun in small doses. [Oct 2012
  25. Sep 13, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is not a wonder of digital distribution, but it is, indeed, unique. Absurd, unfair, fun, unexpected and different. We missed more situations and events, as well as a better combat system, but if you're tired of playing the same kind of games over and over, this adventure is made for you.
  26. Oct 10, 2012
    It takes a while to notice that behind all absurdity and craziness hides an interesting fight for survival.
  27. Sep 27, 2012
    I really can't recommend this game enough. It is definitely fresh and interesting, making it yet another notch in Sony's stellar downloadable lineup. It runs smoothly with minimal glitches, and the controls are simple enough that even a casual gamer can pick them up quickly. It's great to play by yourself or with a friend, and the game is quite addicting with the amount of content to unlock, keeping you coming back for more and more.
  28. Sep 19, 2012
    The odd premise of Tokyo Jungle is only augmented by the adrenaline rush of survival and the peculiarity of its systems and rules. It can certainly get repetitive and unlocking everything is a bear, but its random nature can often have you shouting at the screen in moments of panic and surprise.
  29. Oct 1, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle delivers on a highly unique premise. It's an extremely enjoyable experience, even if mediocre visuals and repetitive gameplay keep it from becoming an instant classic.
  30. 75
    Tokyo Jungle is a refreshing game with a unique setting. It doesn't stay exciting forever, but there's a lot of fun to be had.
  31. Sep 14, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is not the typical adventure game you might expect: it has great ideas and an engaging playability, but it lacks polish and suffers from a very basic graphic department.
  32. Sep 14, 2012
    Tokyo Jungle is not what you could expect it to be: a survival that takes a different approach from the usual zombie post-apocalyptic world. It has what it takes to become one of the most bizarre adventures we've found on PSN, making worth the chance to buy it. At least give it a try. It deserves it.
  33. Sep 13, 2012
    While a bit shallow, it's an insane idea done really well. If nothing else, it's worth your cash just to see your fantasy animal match-ups go down. Really, you haven't lived until you've seen a pack of puppies take down an alligator.
  34. Sep 11, 2012
    For those who doubted its success, Tokyo Jungle appears to be a great survival title on PS3. With chihuahuas, lions, and even raptors to play with, players will be pleased every second to star as the potential animal king of a post-apocalyptic Tokyo. Moreover with its great game length, and its intuitive gameplay mechanics, Tokyo Jungle proposes an exotic journey, despite a disappointing graphical experience.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 95
  2. Negative: 5 out of 95
  1. Sep 29, 2012
    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
    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
    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 »