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EyeToy Play: Astro Zoo review

The cold reaches of space will warm your heart


  • Seeing your face squished in a helmet
  • Flailing about in space
  • Goofiness will make you smile


  • A lot of recycled minigames
  • Won't sustain your interest for long
  • Will take away your dignity

Dec 10, 2007

The novelty should have worn off EyeToy games. The device has been around a few years now and we should be over the thrill of seeing ourselves on TV, and the pleasure of flailing our arms around. We%26rsquo;re not, though, as it takes a cold heart to play games like Astro Zoo and not start giggling.

Just the sight of your face squished into a tiny space helmet was enough to set us off, but there are loads of moments in this collection of space-themed minigames - such as intergalactic sheep-shearing and space-squirrel patting - that strip you of your dignity and force you to enjoy yourself. Of course, just like most party games there%26rsquo;s no real substance to the gameplay, and many of the challenges are just repainted versions from previous EyeToy games, but for hour-long blasts this has the power to entertain anyone - from giddy eight-year-olds to wizened cynics. Just make sure you give yourself plenty of room and the right sort of play pals.

More Info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionWatching ourselves flailing about just doesn't seem to get old.
US censor rating
UK censor rating3+
Alternative namesEyeToy Play: Astro Zoo
Release date: (US), 2 November 2007 (UK)
Available platforms:PS2
Genre:Other Games/Compilations
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