Planet 51 (2009) – 4/10 open-world action racing movie game review

Cast / crew
Original Conception: Ignacio Pérez Dolset
Original Conception: José Manuel García Franco
Game Director: José Manuel García Franco
Producer: Gabriel Ortas

Planet 51 (2009)

Teengaer Lem is happily going about his business – earning a bit of money, taking photos, racing and, erm, collecting cars and bikes and lawnmowers – when a human lands on his planet and causes chaos.


What’s most annoying about this bland open-world action racing game is that I really want an open-world game where you go around being nice and helping people and don’t go around unavoidably running them over and murdering them and having horrible language hurled at you and insane decisions foisted upon you. I like that you can’t car-jack but that the driver gives you a lift. I like that you can mow people’s lawns. I like that you can deliver newspapers and cars and clean the circus and round up stray dogs. But I also want it to be fun; it must be fun. This isn’t, not even a bit, and the poor production values, broken cut-scenes, half-told story, unresponsive controls, invisible walls, and inherited ugly character design doesn’t help.

This game contains violence.

Classified 7+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 7 or over.

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