- Publisher: Activision
- Release Date: Jun 3, 2008
- Also On: PC, Xbox 360
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Other than the horrible fiasco with the graphics it is hard not to tell everyone to get this game right now.
With solid gameplay and a great presentation, Kung Fu Panda is easy to recommend to fans of the movie or parents looking to entertain their kids with a robust yet accessible action platformer.
While the loss of online multiplayer hurts, there is a great deal to like here.
This is one of the better movie-to-game conversions I have ever had the opportunity to play. Even though it is on the easy side, children and adults will enjoy the story and the various challenges that will await them.
Kung Fu Panda is definitely one of the better movie-inspired games I've played. The combat system as well as the puzzle-platforming style of the game work well together, and the whole game is fun to play.
It looks and sounds good, it flows well, it has enough variety so it’s not too repetitive, and anybody can pick it up and play, even though there is a decent amount of depth.
From beginning to end, it’s an entertaining mix of bracing combat, polished platforming, and a good dollop of humor.
Panda Kung Fu is a fun game that shows very good attention to level design and creative game making. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy this one folks because it will appeal to a wide audience.
Kung Fu Panda the game will entertain you or your kids, which is more than you can say for most games in general, let alone ones based on a summer film.
The game feels like it was a labor of love, and in the end it delivers a short-but-sweet little adventure that does both the movie and the target audience justice.
The only thing that is better than a good game, is a game that everyone expects will be bad, and turns out to be pretty good after all. Kung Fu Panda is such a game, which offers a fun, easy going experience coupled with some action, some platforming, and even a few role-playing elements.
Kung Fu Panda is a brief romp, but one that will keep young gamers interested from start to finish. Heck, maybe they’ll even play through it a second or third time. Just remember, the title won’t do much for anybody that would consider themselves a regular gamer.
The lack of variety is actually a good thing. In an area of game development where being overly ambitious can destroy you, developer Luxoflux has instead created a smart, focused, and (most importantly) polished effort that should delight young fans of the film.
Here's a good example of how to translate an animation movie to a videogame.
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 16 out of 24
Mixed: 5 out of 24
Negative: 3 out of 24
Jun 12, 2022"Kung Fu Panda is definitely one of the better movie-inspired games I've played. It was my favorite childhood game, The combat system as well"Kung Fu Panda is definitely one of the better movie-inspired games I've played. It was my favorite childhood game, The combat system as well as the puzzle-platforming style of the game work well together, and the whole game is fun to play."… Full Review »
Nov 17, 2015Kung Fu Panda
A decent Tie In
Kung Fu Panda is an adventure platform game based off of the kung Fu panda movie, I haven’t seen it so I don’tKung Fu Panda
A decent Tie In
Kung Fu Panda is an adventure platform game based off of the kung Fu panda movie, I haven’t seen it so I don’t know how well it lines up, it’s rare to get a complete story in a tie in game, but going into this game knowing absolutely nothing about the movie, I found the games story to be complete with a satisfying ending,
The actual game is pretty good too, not great, but a little above average.
Every level starts out with jack black setting the tone, and then it goes into a pretty good cut scene with great voice acting, and then you get into the actual game.
This is a beat em up God of War style Adventure game, you go around every level and defeat everything standing in your way.
Combat is fairly simple, and thanks to enemies dropping food frequently, you’ll never die in combat… its possible, but you just won’t. All levels feel different and all contain an optional objective. Sadly completing these optional objectives seem to give no reward, so they are as optional as they come.
There are golden coins though that can be spent on health and combat upgrades.
There are 13 levels in this game, and you’ll play as a handful of the different main character about half of these levels contain a boss and aren’t exclusive to Po.
The bosses are super simply and vary from doge to quick time event god of war style, or just straight up combat battle.
Levels are also very short.
Not many will take you longer than 10 15 minutes. You can complete this game easily in 2 to 3 hours.
Combat isn’t impressive, neither is the length, but they aren’t the worst part about this game.
The worst part and also the best part is the platforming.
The 3D platforming sections were easily my favorite part of the games, you’ll be hopping in the clouds, across lily pads, swinging from tree branches, but the platforming is insanely stiff ultimately making it feel unsatisfying.
While I can appreciate it being there and what we got is better than nothing, this game would’ve been even better in my mind with more fluent controls.
And while you’re exploring the levels in Kung Fu panda you can collect these special green coins that unlock multiplayer levels.
The multiplayer isn’t the greatest ever, but the option is there for up to 4 players to play a very cheap version of super smash bros.
While Kung Fu Panda won’t occupy anyone for too long, the time that you do spend with it, is fun and worthwhile for fans of the movie.
For what it is
overall: 7/10… Full Review »
Jan 29, 2012Horrible game. Looks dated. Boring and feels rushed. Don't know why they felt like taking more effort in the Xbox version, especially when PS3Horrible game. Looks dated. Boring and feels rushed. Don't know why they felt like taking more effort in the Xbox version, especially when PS3 has playstation move.… Full Review »