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By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Whimsical, innovative puzzler with a bit of naughty humor.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

flock!? I am ten!

yes i want to play It right now!

This title has:

Too much violence
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 17+

lets play

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Flock! has a truly innovative aesthetic. Its environments, composed largely of what look to be pieces of fabric stitched together, draw inspiration from recent titles like LittleBigPlanet and Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Meanwhile, the terrific soundtrack manages the tricky feat of melding Men in Black-style otherworldly ditties with folksy acoustic guitar. And if Flock!'s look and feel doesn't grab you, its cleverly accessible puzzles probably will. The first few require players to do little more than move a thumbstick to maneuver their flying saucers over flat fields, but before you know it you'll be contending with springboards, mud, tractor beams, locked gates, and bails of hay. Indeed, things become challenging enough that gold rankings will be few and far between in the game's later puzzles.

The only thing keeping Flock! from achieving truly great puzzle game status is that you can never turn off the beam of light that herds the animals. If you've accidentally herded your flock too far in one direction you'll need to detour around the animals and give them a wide berth, or the beam will cause the livestock to run off in all directions. Other than this one, unfortunately vexing problem, Flock! is fantastic.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release date: April 8, 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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