EyePet PSP

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
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  1. Play UK
    Nov 30, 2010
    77
    Enough to keep players entertained for a couple of hours at a time. [Issue#199, p.94]
  2. Jan 19, 2011
    70
    In conclusion, EyePet PSP is a mini version of the PS3 version and for the most part, it actually works, however some of the augmented reality games are a little lacklustre and does require some additional space.
  3. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Jan 6, 2011
    70
    Granted some activities are overly simplistic and repetitive and load times verge on annoying, but there always seems to be another unique EyePet interaction to explore and a seemingly endless parade of customization item to unlock. [Jan 2011, p.87]
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 24, 2010
    70
    Captures almost all the charm of its full-sized counterpart. [Christmas 2010]
  5. 70
    The game's appeal will quickly wear thin for older, more mature gamers, as the game's lack of a 'goal' besides keeping your pet happy. For those looking for the ultimate virtual pet experience for their children on the PSP, EyePet is their answer.
  6. Dec 20, 2010
    65
    In summary, while I love the PSP Camera, EyePet is simply not the best implementation of the technology. Gamers who want to see the technology implemented in a manner that is actually enjoyable would be better off checking out inviZimals.
  7. Nov 24, 2010
    65
    EyePet, the PS3 alternative to virtual pet games such Nintendogs, makes the leap to PSP with the help of the Go! Cam. Now the youngest of the house can play wherever they are, in a game that lacks some options present in the original version.
  8. Nov 29, 2010
    64
    It's unfortunate as EyePet could be a great portable title, especially for the younger crowd. But the limitations of the technology itself plus the dated hardware leave it more of an irritating experience than a lovable one.
  9. Dec 10, 2010
    61
    EyePet on the PSP is actually a pretty nice game. A lot of the bad working elements of the PS3 version around the camera are solved and it's perfect for the younger gamer. The gameplay is more button orientated and less camera and that's a shame, because the game is made for the camera.
  10. Dec 30, 2010
    60
    EyePet was a good idea in home consoles, but its adaptation to PSP lacks a lot of polish, although they have tried to port it faithfully.
  11. Jan 5, 2011
    53
    It's cute, its mini games are okay at best, but if you're planning to play it longer, it just can't deliver. Only recommendable for young kids.
  12. Nov 25, 2010
    50
    While cute and colourful, the PSP version of Sony's EyePet lacks content and really isn't portable.
  13. Nov 11, 2010
    50
    Due to the limiting nature of the EyePet, it's hard to recommend to anyone without the capacity to sit in one place and play their PSP at countertop.
  14. Nov 9, 2010
    50
    The PSP version of EyePet lacks the main appeal of the PS3 version, which was being able to interact with your pet using your own hands and see him respond. By taking that away, the game is now no different than any other pet sim out there.
  15. Nov 23, 2010
    48
    The novelty will wear off quickly. This is more of a platformer than a virtual pet game.
  16. Dec 20, 2010
    42
    Even though the EyePet offers a lovable virtual pet, it just doesn't cut it in the real world.
  17. Nov 29, 2010
    40
    EyePet on PSP is cute, sure, but there isn't much you can do with it aside from simple, boring mini-games and unimaginative augmented reality gimmicks.
  18. Nov 29, 2010
    40
    Sure, the augmented reality brings something unusual to the game. Feeding your pet, play with it, check its health, etc. does have something magical to it, especially with the familiar backgrounds of your own home. But beyond this initial amazement, the not-so deep activities, the technical limitations of the PSP's camera, and the annoying loading times will tarnish the fun you can get in the long run. That's why the PS3 version remains so much better.
  19. Nov 20, 2010
    40
    The PSP-version of EyePet could have been a good game. Instead, it is a crippled one, with a small collection of uninteresting mini-games.

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