Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
Buy On
  1. 70
    What's most impressive is the way a lot of humor is injected into the actual gameplay.
  2. What other video game could provide a "Sexy Party" mini-event, an oversexed neighbor finding joy from a laser, or the almighty Peter Griffin pummeling all comers, including women and children?
  3. A fun game and is well worth playing through. Unfortunately, you can play through the game in less than eight hours. While brief, most of the game plays fairly well and the quirky characters and jokes will have you laughing out loud at times.
  4. The game has its moments, but in the end it feels like watching a second-rate episode.
  5. Though it gets the show's style of humor down pat, Family Guy is derailed by frustrating and uninteresting gameplay.
  6. It's disappointing to see such a popular license be used in such a generic game. There's nothing here that makes the game worth owning, with the voice work sadly being the game's most impressive feature.
  7. Family Guy feels divorced from the quality of its TV show inspiration; although funny, the game play is shallow and poorly realized. Next!
  8. As a game Family Guy is average at best. If you've never seen the cartoon, you won't get it. If you love the show then your patience will be tried by the mediocre gameplay. Either way, be prepared to have your willpower tested. [Jan 2007, p.124]
  9. 60
    It's no sexy party in the gameplay department, but it's no smoked meat log, either.
  10. Though voiced and scripted by the people behind the TV show, the game is lightweight, and its quirky navigation and control issues make it one for serious fans only.
  11. I'll give the Stewie segments a 70, the Peter segments a 60, and the Brian stealth missions a 50. Averaged out the game would get a generous 60, but I'll give it a one point demerit for the lameness of the mini-games.
  12. The game, however, is a complete disaster, and is just barely playable. The content is definitely worth seeing, but you'll have to trudge through gaming hell to see it.
  13. The game might look great, but the gameplay is seriously lacking. Five years ago, Family Guy might have made a wave in the gaming world; today it makes hardly a ripple.
  14. AceGamez
    50
    Lots of people will buy this because it is the Family Guy game. Lots of people will be disappointed. Some won't be, but these are the people who bought the Knight Rider game and then went out and bought the sequel. Don't be one of those people.

Awards & Rankings

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#24 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jul 26, 2016
    8
    In metascore I would give this an 81 but all this hate is kinda unreasonable. The game is fun and the 2 player is very fun and veryIn metascore I would give this an 81 but all this hate is kinda unreasonable. The game is fun and the 2 player is very fun and very entertaining. This game does have flaws though. Full Review »
  2. ChrisN.
    Jan 11, 2007
    1
    I choose a one because I played it at my friend's house and I found it to be quite boring. It's boring because it doesn't have I choose a one because I played it at my friend's house and I found it to be quite boring. It's boring because it doesn't have a lot of choices and that's my review. Full Review »
  3. AlexT.
    Dec 28, 2006
    7
    7.5 is what I think actually. My friend gave it to me for my birthday, as we're both huge fans of the show, I didnt blow 30 bucks on it. 7.5 is what I think actually. My friend gave it to me for my birthday, as we're both huge fans of the show, I didnt blow 30 bucks on it. Stewie's levels are decent fun, Brian's levels are terrible but can be good(the first newstation level was actually prettty good.) Peters are actually not too shabby. Thing is, pretty much every character made an appearance, from the evil monkey (!!!) to Helen Keller, EVERYBODY. The game is incredibly funny. Hardcore fans, buy. Normal fans, rent. Everyone else, no. Just no. P.S yes, you can fight as Peter in his prostitute outfit and as Rufus Griffin. But there are no new abilities in those outfits. Full Review »