Light and funny action adventure based on a popular movie.

User Rating: 7.5 | DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda X360
Kung Fu Panda follows the movie of the same name while taking some liberties in storytelling. The end result is a linear third person action game with bright graphics. Come and relax with Po and friends!

Story is divided to 13 short chapters. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to play through the game on Normal difficulty. For this reason I recommend you to start playing with the hardest Dragon Warrior difficulty. Each chapter can be played again when once completed and there are numerous checkpoints along the way. Everything is made in a child-friendly manner.

As the name Kung Fu Panda implies there's lots of combat. Combinations are simple and attacks are inspired by the movie. It's all simple, but it works great. Between fights there are some platforming bits and God of War style quick time events. If you have ever played games like Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Blade or Prince of Persia you should have no problem getting into the game. Only bad thing in gameplay and controls is the camera, which sometimes gets in the way, but luckily it doesn't happen that often.

Graphics are closely the same as in the movie, which is to say very good. Character models are great and environments are, while static, still pretty to look at. Sound design is almost straight from the movie, but unfortunately only Po's father Mr. Ping has the same voice actor as in the movie. In short Kung Fu Panda looks and sounds just like you would expect, if you are willing to forget that there's only one voice actor from the movie.

Kung Fu Panda is a great way to enjoy a game that is not trying to tell a serious story and is not trying to be a challenging experience. Check your bargain bin and watch the movie one more time.