Feeding Frenzy - Xbox Live Arcade review

The nightmarish blood-sport of the food chain ... gets fun!

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Aquatic trivia with each level

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    Cute character design

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    Super simple concept


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    Short single-player game

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    No online play

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    Damn lantern fish

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As with just about every Xbox Live Arcade game available (except maybe Wik: Fable of Souls), Feeding Frenzy is an exercise in basic game design. Stripped down to core elements, Feeding Frenzy challenges you to do two things: eat fish smaller than you and avoid getting eaten by bigger fish. While you're chomping and evading other chompers, you can pick up all kinds of little under-sea doodads, like score-boosting starfish or extra lives and the like.

Where Feeding Frenzy will devour your heart is the positively darling animations that put a friendly, cuddly face on the horrors of life in the wild. Crunch down on your fellow fish, and a little word balloon pops up with comic sound effects like "GULP!" and "YUM!" ... it's hilarious. Add to that the satisfaction of growing into a titanic trawler of the ocean, scarfing up giants of the sea like sharks, and you've got an entrancing yet totally casual game.

More info

DescriptionChomp on any fish smaller than you in an effort to chew your way to the top of the food chain.
Platform"Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)