Summary: We're not sure what took so long for Tokyo Jungle to be localized ( we first played it at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show ), but it's finally here and it's every bit as silly and hilarious as we had hoped it would be. This action/survival game, set in post-apocalyptic Tokyo, stars all the animals that survived when the humans disappeared, with a fuzzy little Pomeranian puppy being the game's banner character.
Excerpt: Who does not like cute dogs and adorable kittens? Surely, everybody does, but in Tokyo jungle you will see them doing not-so-cute tasks. Tokyo Jungle is a different yet creative game. If I had to define it, I would say is a combat-rpg-strategy game with a little bit of platforming. The game is based on this fictional world where humanity has vanished and the animals have taken over the cities - in this case Tokyo.
Excerpt: Tokyo Jungle definitely has a lot of charm. As odd as the concept for the game is, most of it seems to flow pretty well. The game provides itself with enough challenge, and the plethora of things to unlock is enough to keep someone busy for a long time.
Conclusion: The odd premise of Tokyo Jungle is only augmented by the adrenaline rush of survival and the peculiarity of its systems and rules. It can certainly get repetitive and unlocking everything is a bear, but its random nature can often have you shouting at the screen in moments of panic and surprise.
Summary: A very unique experience, even though it did make me think of Metal Gear Solid at times. I’m glad it came out and I’m glad I played it. If you are up for something new, you could do a lot worse.
Excerpt: Tokyo Jungle is one of those titles that fuel the preconception that Japanese games trend towards the bizarre. Animals battle for territory, food and their lives in a post-human Tokyo. Lions scheme with hyenas to overthrow a rival pride. Packs of beagles and flocks of chicks come up against hippos and chimpanzees. Even extinction finds its efforts reversed. The game's Tokyo isn't quite a jungle, but it's getting there.
Review: Tokyo Jungle Mobile is too little game for Playstation Vita
17 October 2012
Excerpt: Tokyo Jungle Mobile walks a fine line between feeling like a competent, bite-sized version of the original Tokyo Jungle and feeling more like a Tiger handheld port of a much better game. In fact, this grid-based version, with its four-way movement and static backgrounds, could totally work as a cheap LCD game sold at Toys "R" Us. It would probably be the best Tiger handheld ever made, but it would still be a watered-down version of a home console experience.
Review: "Tokyo Jungle" Is One Of The Best PS3 Games You Haven't Played Yet
4 October 2012
Excerpt: Sitting at the dog park, watching my 22-pound mutt roll around with all the other lovable little idiots, I occasionally wonder what would happen if my fellow humans and I suddenly disappeared. Would he ever escape this chain-link arena? Would he try to make it back home? When hunger gnawed at his belly, would he be the first to turn on his fellow canines?