There are two excellent gameplay modes wrapped within Toy Story 3: The Videogame's colourful box of fun. You're introduced to the first with a spectacular breakneck ride across a canyon and on a runaway train. Stepping into the cowboy boots of Sheriff Woody, your introduction to Toy Story 3 is a platform adventure where you have to defeat Evil Dr. Porkchop and his destructive spaceship.
It's a dazzling opening that sets the tone perfectly, mirrored by the latter levels where you also control Buzz Lightyear and Jessie the cowgirl, to complete themed adventures which test your agility, judgement and ability to accurately fire projectiles (such as little softball toys or lasers) at varied plastic, wooden and felt-made foes.
The second part of Toy Story 3: The Videogame is where you create your own tale of toy wonder rather than following the narrative path of the films. Woody's Roundup Toy Box mode throws you into an open world where you're the sheriff of a new town filled with toys living there. By picking Woody, Buzz or Jessie, your job is to roam through the settlement completing quests for your townsfolk and making the place as nice to live in as possible.
So, what's first on the list, sheriff? Do you decorate the town hall in new colours? What about rounding up some sneaky, thieving bandits and throwing them into jail? Maybe you want to introduce some new citizens into the town and give them some fresh clothing and hairstyles. You can also buy new buildings and accessories, some of which alter the town in unpredictable and entertaining ways.
There's so much to do and enjoy that you don't even have to take part in the missions - you can just take a stroll around your town and interact with the toys there, playing with colourful goo to change the size of objects and people, taking a ride on Bullseye, finding new areas, painting buildings, taking pictures to post on the town's billboards and playing one of the many mini-games available. A helpful hint system means you'll never be stuck on what your next move should be, while the considerate learning curve makes the game ideal for kids and adults alike.
Like any good toy, Toy Story 3: The Videogame rewards exploration, experimentation and imagination - and with such a massive range of activities to enjoy there's always something to keep you happy, to infinity... and beyond.