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’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’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.
UK censor rating3+
Alternative namesEyeToy Play: Astro Zoo
Release date (US), 2 November 2007 (UK)