Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
Buy On
  1. 74
    If you're a Harvey Birdman fanatic -- or just a casual fan like myself -- you should probably pick up this game. Sure, it isn't terribly long and it isn't too challenging, but it is a really funny and an engaging play.
  2. Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law isn’t the game that will create a resurgence in PS2 gaming. Instead we get a typical point-and-click type of game with a zany cast of characters that will please die-hard fans of the television show.
  3. For $30 it's not a bank breaker, and is an acceptable cost, but don't expect anymore than 4-6 hours worth out of the game. Hopefully a sequel offers more bang for the buck.
  4. It nails the show's insanely enjoyable brand of humor, but can't quite pull out a gameplay design to match.
  5. This game is entertaining, although it contains barely any "real" gameplay. Great for a trip, or a rental on a lazy day.
  6. Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law will appeal to fans of the Cartoon Network show, but those not enamored of the humor and art style will probably end up bored.
  7. 60
    Harvey Birdman's big problem, however, is length. The five cases will take you a few hours to get through, at best.
  8. PSM3 Magazine UK
    58
    A great idea poorly delivered. [Apr 2008, p.70]
  9. Either way, at a measly four hours or less, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is barely an okay rental.
  10. 55
    Gameplay aside, in a lighthearted adventure like this, the biggest crime is not being consistently funny...an offense of which Harvey Birdman is regrettably guilty.
  11. The problem with Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law for the PSP is that … it isn't a game. It's actually five new episodes of the show, only you occasionally get to make a choice about Harvey's next action.
  12. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law flies in the face of habeus corpus, holding a funny animated series hostage to a smattering of bad jokes and non-existent gameplay.
  13. The mark below is an average of the 10 for the script/animation and the 1 for the game design. If you need more Birdman, you'll suffer to get to the superb stories.
  14. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    50
    Most people will be put off by the shallow gameplay. [Apr 2008, p.106]

Awards & Rankings

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#20 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. NSlashque
    Apr 6, 2008
    10
    Supurb; old characters return, new characters are introduced, good times are had by all. Some people will accuse the game of beingSupurb; old characters return, new characters are introduced, good times are had by all. Some people will accuse the game of being 'linear', but all adventure style games are linear (this isn't GTA [Grand Trial Attorney?]) and Harvey's game puts in plenty of dialogue choices and extra content to make replaying cases worthwhile. Highly recommended for true fans. Full Review »
  2. GioD.
    Jan 12, 2008
    8
    I'm a HUGE fan of the show n i would have to say that the game definately turned out very well. Developed by High Voltage, who have done I'm a HUGE fan of the show n i would have to say that the game definately turned out very well. Developed by High Voltage, who have done alot of cartoon network games, Harvey Birdman is LITTERALLY 5 new cartoon episodes/cases that u interact with, alot like P.Wright but with the hilarity n absurdity of Birdman. Production values r phenominal, voice actors all present except 4 Stephen Colbert (bummer). If ur a fan of da show or like da P.Wright games, give Birdman a whirl. Full Review »
  3. MarkM.
    Jan 12, 2008
    10
    It makes you feel like part of the show. You have to be a fan of the show to be a fan of this game though. Otherwise, you won't understand it.