Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. The action gets fast and frantic, and that's what keeps you interested and engrossed.
  2. An impressively fun merger of colorful undersea graphics and gameplay standards from the arcade's yesteryears make this one-player treat a name that's hard to stop nibbling on. [Jun 2006, p.62]
  3. It does seem a little pricey for single-player filet feasting, but it's also very addictive.
  4. A rare breed of game that anyone can pick up and play. [Issue#6, p.120]
  5. The game is relatively easy, and even with the additional challenges that pop up in each round, most will have no problem breezing through the game. Still, the experience is fun while it lasts.
  6. Feeding Frenzy is an easy going and stress free game that is perfect for wasting some time.
  7. 70
    Overall, FF is a nice little diversion that is fun to play in little 10 to 15 minute spurts. The only way I can recommend Feeding Frenzy for its $10 asking price is if you really like these addictive little gobble fests.
  8. 66
    With such simplistic mechanics, meager challenge and lack of game modes, it's difficult to recommend spending your Microsoft Points on this one. It's got a sense of humor for sure, but in the face of many more robust and engaging XBLA titles, Feeding Frenzy falls short.
  9. Eat your heart out in this undersea action game, in which you guide a fish around as it swallows up anything smaller. Fun, simple gameplay makes this one a fine if brief diversion.
  10. It's a hard one to call; the childlike simplicity and design will be gobbled up by a lot of people, but this reviewer isn't one of them and I know my editor isn't either!
  11. 60
    It’s definitely a fun game for a couple of hours, but after that you’re probably done with it.
  12. There are three great hours here of simple underwater fish munching fun. [Issue #16, p.77]
  13. As full as the ocean can be, this ocean is a little shallow - it’s more like a tide pool. The gameplay is there for the most part, but it’s just a little too generic and mundane to excite most people.
  14. A fun game that could have been a very good one had there been multiplayer modes, an extra difficulty level and more challenge.
  15. Feeding Frenzy looks nice, plays simple, but has very little variety.
  16. Microsoft's Live Arcade offerings are generally well worth the asking price, but Feeding Frenzy, sadly, isn't one of them.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Feb 22, 2012
    In Feeding Frenzy, you play as a magic fish. Our silent protagonist has seen both the cruelty that the ocean can offer but also the peril. In his wide, white eyes we see his longing for something more. He was not born to be but a small fish. He was born for greatness, for the wanton pleasures that could never be given to a fish such as he. Then one autumn night, the kind of night where the wind listens to the earth and the earth to it, the fish had a thought: "I'm going to eat my friends. I'm going to eat them all." And he did. Soon he became the biggest fish of all. The rest of the seabed called him Uncle Bigfish McEatsfriends. He was never an uncle. During the day, he commanded small fish, once his comrades, in the war against the Hell Trouts of the Red Sea. By night, he engaged in unspeakable acts of debauchery (bass to mouth) with Hell Trout prisoners. Truly, he had become an instrument of the fish god of evil SatanFish. One crisp morning, he caught sight of the tail of a fish, the largest he had ever seen. "It's bigger even than me" he said with his mouth. Wasting no time, he devoured the tail of the fish along with the rest of it and he was never seen again.....................He ate himself! Come on! Full Review »
  2. Sep 29, 2011
    Repetitive and dull, this game isn't bad but the only reason you'd play it is if you got it with the XBLA Compilation Disc. Certinaly better than a number of arcade games, but not the best. Full Review »
  3. WejR.
    Feb 14, 2006
    fun, addictive, and not a bad way to spend the Microsoft points if you want a simple little game for killing time.