Humanity's time is over and the animals rule the Earth. TOKYO JUNGLE on PlayStation 3 puts you in control of a variety of creatures such as beagles and lions, all looking to survive in this wild frontier where tooth, claw and cunning rule the roost. In an excellent tutorial, you learn the basics of fighting, stalking prey, hiding from predators, securing territory and mating to ensure your lineage lives on.
These tasks have a layer of depth which makes TOKYO JUNGLE both engaging and enjoyable. Battles aren't just a matter of hammering the buttons on your wireless controller - only well timed strikes can earn you quick, clean kills. Startle or only wound your prey and you can swiftly find yourself fighting against a pack rather than just one frightened animal. Strategy is the key to winning any battle, whether it's timing a counter-attack or knowing when to run.
Likewise, if you want to outlast the basic 15-year lifespan of your animal, securing territory and finding a suitable mate is a must. A poor choice could result in your animal developing fleas, while other candidates require you to reach a certain rank before they'll follow you.
To stay alive, make sure you pick your fights and mates carefully. And don't eat every bit of food you come across - save something that you can come back to during a lean spell or if you're exploring new territory and need to backtrack. Make good use of the gift boxes littered on the streets as they contain food, handy items and useful costumes which can enhance your abilities, making your animal tougher and more durable.
Original and entertaining, TOKYO JUNGLE is an unforgettable PS3 game. Everything is the enemy and survival at any cost is the only rule that you need obey.