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  • Summary: Enter the world of Nickelodeon's newest adventure and bring the Barnyard movie to life. Battle the coyote invaders, tee up for a game of golf, target the bull's-eye with your flying chicken and race downhill on your speedy bike. Players can explore a fully interactive, 3-D world and prove they have what it takes to be the biggest party animal of them all. Replayable action-packed games based on the wild antics of Otis. Open-world gameplay through areas seen in the movie. Unique controller functions - steering cars, swinging golf clubs, throwing darts, shooting a tomato gun at coyotes, and more. Up-rez'd graphics including 60 fps, progressive scan, and widescreen support. All-new mini-games and customization options. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. The motion-sensitive controls work very well and the graphical upgrade is appreciated.
  2. Really a pretty fun game. Worth a rental at least. If you've got a kid, it's probably worth buying, especially if they enjoyed the movie.
  3. A great game for the little one in your life, and you might have some fun with it, too.
  4. Ultimately, Barnyard is an easy, mildly entertaining grab bag of minigames and missions. Kids will undoubtedly enjoy the game and their parents will find themselves sucked into numerous minigames as well.
  5. A strangely compelling, if completely non-essential, diversion for adults and definitely a recommended rental for the youngsters.
  6. If the Wii controls had been more responsive and a bit easier to understand when navigating menus, more activities and incentive to explore the sprawling environments had been included and the sound was more varied, then Barnyard would have scored higher.
  7. Unfortunately, due to the boring missions and the slow moving character and pace, I would pass on Barnyard.

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  1. DaveW.
    Jan 25, 2007
    3
    Too easy and some of the mini game controls just don't work or work intermittently. I would spend money elsewhere - luckily I rented first.