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Viva Piñata (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and graphics. The usability and gameplay also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the controls and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Viva Piñata (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Viva Pi?ata (Xbox 360)


It's been nearly two years since Rare first released Viva Pi?ata, an interesting little title that took the best from the sim genre, sandbox gameplay, virtual pets and (to a lesser extent) role-playing games, and crammed it all inside some living,...

This review was based on a review copy of the game provided by the publisher.

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Viva Piñata


I love playing games but unfortunately my girlfriend isn't quite so keen, so surely there must be some way to grab her acceptance, some game that will draw her into my world. Thankfully I didn't even have to solve the problem myself as Rare and some...

A charming game that is a lot of fun once you get into it, backed up by wonderful visuals and an entertaining score it’s hard to see why this has failed to live up to expectations. It’s not going to be for everyone but with a little time you'll soon...

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Viva Piñata


When you think about a piñata, you probably remember at least one point in your childhood when you were blindfolded and armed with a piece of wood, trying in vain to dispatch your papier-mâché foe to snag the delicious treasures within. Rare's newest...

With addictive gameplay, varied achievements that despite a real lack of difficulty, help to keep the player engrossed in seeing more of the game, topped with unbeatable charm, Viva Piñata is definitely a fun title for people of all ages. Though it...


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Viva Piñata


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Viva Pinata


Ever since its release back in 2005, critics have complained that the Xbox 360's video game line-up has been somewhat one-sided. With an emphasis on action, first-person shooters and online fare, Microsoft's next-generation console has been a favorite...

It may look like a kid's game, but Viva Piñata features more than enough action and strategy to keep even the biggest action gamer addicted for hours on end. Don't feel embarrassed buying it, this is one game you won't regret putting next to Gears of...

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Viva Pi-ata


Filled with candy. And fun.

With a variety of options available to players, none of them forced, Viva Piata is almost the video game equivalent of playing with a set of Legos. The possibilities practically endless, players are free to tackle whatever aspect of the game they so...

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Viva Pinata - Xbox 360 review at Thunderbolt Games


I've often argued that videogames are about relaxation, taking our focus off the things going on around us and letting our minds explore a fantasy world whereby we can relax and do pretty much anything we want to. Admittedly, I didn't mention anything...

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Viva Pi?ata Review


Rare's animal wrangling simulation is a unique experience that the whole family can enjoy.

So is Viva Pi?ata really a kids game? To quote my old man - yes and no. Underneath the veneer of chocolate covered coins, colorful paper and candy filled cuteness, Viva Pi?ata is a game that adults can really sink their teeth into. The game is a lot of...

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Viva Pinata (Xbox 360) Review


Break open the fun!

Viva Pinata is probably the most unique game I have played all year. It’s fun, bright, and quirky. I highly suggest that fans of Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon check this game out, because it’s that type of gameplay that brings people coming back to...


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Viva Piñata - Xbox 360


Sitting beside my Xbox 360 I have two games that I've been waiting to play for a long time, Gears of War and Rainbow 6: Vegas. These are two AAA titles that both offer superb single player campaigns and engaging online warfare; so why have I been...

Inventive addictive gameplay, Loads of rewards, Challenging, Those pi-atas are just so cute., Inventive addictive gameplay, Loads of rewards, Challenging, Those pi-atas are just so cute.

Pinatas don't always move when you tell them to, Mini-games are boring and easy, Can be overwhelming., Pinatas don't always move when you tell them to, Mini-games are boring and easy, Can be overwhelming.

This overwhelming aspect of Viva Piñata sometimes led to frustration, but only because I ended up caring so much about the welfare of my piñatas and the garden that I had so carefully constructed. It's disappointing when you see one of the sour piñatas...