Game

Garfield

Based on the syndicated comic strip of the same name, Garfield follows the eponymous curmudgeonly cat as he tries to clean up the house before his owner comes home.

Overview

Garfield (not to be confused with the unreleased Atari 2600 game and the 2011 mobile game of the same name) is a 3D third-person action-adventure game developed by The Code Monkeys and published by Hip for the PlayStation 2, exclusively in Europe, on November 19, 2004. It was later ported to the PC and released on May 17, 2005 in both Europe and North America.

The first 3D game based on the comic strip of the same name, Garfield has players controlling the eponymous orange tabby cat of the same name as he runs around the house and uses a vacuum cleaner to clean up the house before his owner Jon Arbuckle comes home (lest he gets put on a diet).

Gameplay

Players control the eponymous feline Garfield and his attempts to clean up his owner Jon's house before Jon gets home from grocery shopping. The game is a loose, open-ended adventure game where Garfield must reach and collect various misplaced items around the house and put them back in their correct locations. This is done with the use of a vacuum cleaner, "sucking" up items and "blowing" them back into their correct spots.

Players are limited to a few rooms initially, but after fully restoring one room the player is given a key to a new room. Most of the early unlocked rooms are on the ground floor, moving to the first floor and then finally outside, the attic and the basement. Players can also collect puzzle pieces for an in-game puzzle, as well as partake in several mini-games which will net rewards such as house items and more puzzle pieces. The game has a generous time limit.

The game also features an in-game "classic video game" cartridge, which once restored to its proper place can be played. It's a Columns-esque puzzle game.