Over the Hedge Xbox


Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
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  1. A solid title that truly is "fun for the whole family."
  2. It won't win any awards for originality, but with quality visuals, outstanding voice acting, and challenging gameplay, Over the Hedge is guaranteed to entertain and delight young and old alike, and should make the perfect companion piece to the upcoming film.
  3. More mature gamers will find themselves a little underwhelmed, but on its own it's a nice looking, nice sounding, and fairly fun title.
  4. 70
    Over the Hedge features good co-operative action based off a movie that's sure to gather many fans. It's an excellent game for parents to play with their kids after seeing the movie.
  5. It's almost a no-brainer that kids who enjoy the movie will enjoy the game. It does a great job capturing the feel and the look.
  6. The humor and style of the film translate well here and are helpful in filling the gaps where the simplistic gameplay and rushed mini-game mode fall short.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Over the Hedge isn't anywhere near perfect, but it's still reasonably entertaining and not quite bad enough to be dismissed as a 'cash-in' (aren't most games made for cash?). [Aug 2006, p.62]
  8. 65
    Over the Hedge is entertaining enough to hold its own, and that is a victory in itself.
  9. Games Master UK
    A fun experience only let down by its repetitiveness. [Aug 2006, p.61]
  10. Better than a fair amount of licensed games out there, Over the Hedge still falls a bit short of what can be considered a good game.
  11. 60
    The game isn't particularly original, creative, or inspired, but for fans of the movie and parents looking for an entertaining, if harmless division for their kids, this is a good choice.
  12. If there's one true complaint we could lodge against Over The Hedge, it's the game's real lack of camera control.
  13. A few unique touches are overshadowed by crushingly dull gameplay in this perfunctory animated movie tie-in.
  14. Games such as "Shrek 2," "Madagascar," and even "Scooby-Doo! Unmasked" all contain some level of camera control, and are therefore better choices than Over the Hedge when selecting a kid's title to enjoy with your littler one.
  15. Official Xbox Magazine
    Despite having tons of unlockable content, the game will hold little thrills for annyone above age 12, and even kids will finish the thing before the weekend is up. [Aug 2006, p.78]
  16. Nothing but a mediocre button masher with weak combos, boring platform gameplay, frustrating mechanics, and minigames you'll only enjoy if you're evil enough to force a friend to play along.
  17. An average title, for an above average movie; which should come as no surprise.

Awards & Rankings

#68 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
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  1. Dec 15, 2014
    This game is probably the best game of all time. I dont know how anyone could rate it any less than 9. Great graphics, super awesomeThis game is probably the best game of all time. I dont know how anyone could rate it any less than 9. Great graphics, super awesome storyline, time well spent playing the best game of all time. Cory in the house for life Full Review »