- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
Theres not a movie worth its salt, particularly not a CGI kids movie that would dare walk the merchandising catwalk without a video game adaptation. The problem is most of them arent very good and despite some fun moments Open Season doesnt really do much to stand out from the crowd. Whats annoying is that Boog actually has a number of interesting abilities, like throwing skunks as stun grenades and squirrels as nut firing gun turrets, but by the time youve unlocked them all its almost the end of the game. This means for most of the time youre just carrying out dull fetch quests, which is fine for fans of the movie but wont be for everyone else.
Most exciting moment:
The most enjoyable sections of the game all revolve around impromptu chase sequences, with mine cart races, mountaintop escapes and a white water rapids ride down a river on the remains of an outside toilet.
Since you ask:
Another highlight of the game is a number of fun unlockable mini-games, including such unlikely tasks as competitive flower picking and log rolling, which you can also play in four-player mode with friends.
The bottom line:
One for fans of the movie only.- HARRISON DENT
Team up with a cast of crazy critters, unleashing your animal instincts in Open Season, the game a riotous romp in the great outdoors in which a rowdy brood of forest animals turns the tables on a bunch of unsuspecting hunters.
When a domesticated grizzly named Boog gets lured into leaving the creature comforts of home by a fast-talking mule deer named Elliott, he finds himself lost in the woods just three days before hunting season begins. Forced to "rough it" in the great outdoors, Boog goes native, rallying all the forest animals to take back their home and send the hunters packing.
Take a walk on the wild side in this outrageous adventure based on Open Season the movie.