PC Game -- Over the Hedge

If your brood is still clamouring for more of their favourite characters after seeing Over the Hedge the movie (RJ the raccoon, Verne the turtle, Hammy the squirrel and Stella the skunk), then this game will give them just that - and hopefully buy you a bit of quiet time as well.

You can play as any of the four key characters, taking them through 38 game levels that will see you rescuing friends, planning food heists and avoiding the attentions of the movie's major bad guys; Dwayne the exterminator and Vincent the bear. While the playable characters have different attacks, there's no huge difference in gameplay between any of them, and the game also includes the inevitable "unlockables", like different hats, mini games, scenes from the movie, music tracks and cartoons.

There's a considerable amount of hitting things with various weapons (golf clubs, hockey sticks, spades etc.) and eating junk food like pizza and nachos, which may not be to every parent's taste, but the humour is far from offensive and no blood is ever spilt. In fact, much of the time, you're releasing Dwayne's unwitting captives from their electronic slavery.

But you can't expect too much from Over the Hedge. Level design is a bit basic, and the camera control can be absolutely atrocious at times.

Click here to view screenshot 1, and here to view screenshot 2.

Verdict: A slightly above-average result for a kids' movie tie-in. The graphics are cute and the humour is occasionally funny, but the gameplay can be repetitive and sometimes made impossible by appalling camera angles.
Score: 3/5
Publisher: Activision
URL: www.overthehedgegame.com/
Price: $30 (PC), $50-$80 (Console)

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Laurence Grayson

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Imou: At home with security

Modern living is all about functionality and security for everybody from the very young to the very old. With Imou anybody can enjoy smart life – the solution is at their fingertips.

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?