Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 42
  2. Negative: 9 out of 42
Buy On
  1. The wide range of minigames almost guarantees everyone will find at least something they like in the title, and I’ve yet to find anyone who didn’t get a thrill out of the game’s fast paced racing.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine
    75
    Party's certainly not as deep as its predecessor, but it features some of the most engaging mini-games on 360 to date. [Holiday 2007, p.80]
  3. Viva Pinata: Party Animals is a fun family game that might be a little too easy and repetitive for adult gamers, but the kids will love it especially when you play it with them.
  4. While the game is billed as a dreaded party game (usually hit-or-miss), Viva Piñata Party Animals is able to blend the beauty of Piñata Island and it’s original cast a characters into a playable game that is both entertaining and fun to play in a group.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. MichaelBarnes
    Dec 30, 2008
    3
    This game came bundled with an extra wireless controller, and our store was actually out of solo controllers, so we threw in the extra $5 andThis game came bundled with an extra wireless controller, and our store was actually out of solo controllers, so we threw in the extra $5 and came home with "Party Animals." My wife and I played this game once, and we were not particularly enthused. it reminds me of a less involved, less skill-intensive Mario Kart Racing, with small, sometimes annoying challenges thrown in the middle. For small children and families, who don't need much excuse (as in graphics, or depth of game play) to gather together in competitive play, it might be a fine addition (if you get it for $5 with an extra controller!). Otherwise, if you get stuck with it, go to the nearest [Insert Game Store Here] and try to get $5 or $10 toward a real game! Full Review »
  2. BobP.
    Nov 27, 2007
    7
    Generally quite fun to play with my child, but the mini-games start to get repetitive. One saving grace is the fact that tries to keep the Generally quite fun to play with my child, but the mini-games start to get repetitive. One saving grace is the fact that tries to keep the competition even...thus allowing someone who gets off to a bad start to get back in the game. Full Review »