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Time to Party! After Raquelle accidentally switches the helpful house butler "Closet" to "Party Game" mode, Barbie and her friends must party and play their way through the Dreamhouse to switch Closet back to "Normal" mode.
Release Date: Nov 19, 2013
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Time to Party!
After Raquelle accidentally switches the helpful house butler "Closet" to "Party Game" mode, Barbie and her friends must party and play their way through the Dreamhouse to switch Closet back to "Normal" mode.

  • Featuring the characters and world from the Barbie™ Life in the Dreamhouse web series, where you can play as one of your favorite characters
  • Play a variety of mini-games from fashion to dancing, pet grooming and accessorizing
  • Customize characters in today’s latest fashions, as well as with styles from the show
  • Explore the Dreamhouse and collect photos to display on the Barbie Inspiration wall

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6800 or ATI Radeon x1950 or better with 256MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
2,257 of 2,410 people (94%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
4.9 hrs on record
Makes me want to do meth and become a lesbian

10/10
Posted: June 2nd, 2014
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219 of 237 people (92%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
53.9 hrs on record
"Like Skyrim with guns."

-IGN

10/10
Posted: June 6th, 2014
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103 of 113 people (91%) found this review helpful
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8 reviews
1,586.9 hrs on record
There are some ruthless, cruel, challenging, post-apocalyptic, undead, 'run for your life' games out there. Killing Floor, Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil Revelations and Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army are games that leave you unsettled. Part of what makes them so good, is their ability to lull you into a false sense of security and then the zombies swoop without warning. Barbie Dreamhouse Party however, should not be considered one of them.....it is far, far scarier! Yes!...you read it right...Barbie Nightmarehouse Party is another level of horror. It leaves you in a panic, trying to anticipate when and where the monsters will attack. Be afraid, be very afraid!

Why is it so scary:

* Well for starters, the walls are pink!...PINK! That colour is evil!

* The horse, Tawny, has makeup on. MAKEUP! Why is a horse wearing makeup? Tawny must be an evil creature, masking undead scales, underneath that camouflage, ready to attack, when you least expect it. Zombie games do that; they ambush you when you're not looking. I'm watching you, odd-toed ungulate mammal!

* The game has karaoke dance events! What sorcery is this? While you partake in these activities, I suspect the zombies are roused from their sleep, by this ceremonial dance, and are preparing to attack from their hidden dark alcoves. Be ready for them!

* You don't get chainsaws, rocket launchers, m99's or aa12's to defend yourself. If/when things get nasty, you get combs, hairbrushes, and nail files for weapons. Make sure you get to the hairdryer first, because that's the closest thing you'll find resembling a gun.

* Barbie's closet is endless! That is sorcery for sure, because closets are not endless. It is well known that zombies jump out of closets too. It's always a closet...but an endless closet is mind-bogglingly formidable! It might mean...(pause)...ENDLESS ZOMBIES? Stay away from the closets!


Now some might argue that I've been playing zombie games for way too long and it has warped my perception. I'll admit that I'm still yet to trigger the horde of monsters, but I've only played for roughly 1000 hours. Trust me however, because I have experience with zombie games and Barbie will transform into the giant boss monster you'll have to fight at the end (probably the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man). Watch her closely, because when she approaches you about the subject of glitter, the final battle is likely to begin! Good luck!


P.S. Post-apocalyptic horror aside, this game is well packaged and professionally done. At the time of purchase, I considered it to be overpriced, but it was new. I'm sure that will change over time. I bought it, despite it's cost, because humour is great value when it's priceless!
Posted: March 28th, 2014
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67 of 78 people (86%) found this review helpful
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41 reviews
333.6 hrs on record
This is one of the most unique games I have played in a long time. When the computerized closet decided to take control of the house and lock everyone inside I expected Barbie and Friends to get their shotguns and battle monsters. Instead, they competed in a dance-off runway competition. When Barbie and Friends had to groom pets and horses I expected these creatures to be at least zombies, but no; they just stood there.

Basically a platform-puzzle game that is aimed at some type of audience somewhere. For the gamer that likes Left for Dead this might not be their cup of tea, but I am sure the game designers had some target market in mind.

I give it a 10 for the bold and uncompromising decision the game designers made to keep the game focused on their target market (where ever they are) and not try and sully this game with elements to appeal to the general audience.
Posted: January 18th, 2014
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
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0.3 hrs on record
comparison with chivalry: medieval warfare

style and presentation

Barbie™ Dreamhouse Party™ - a striking and appealing visual style, Barbie mixes pleasing pastel colours with liberal use of shiny and glowing textures with sharply cut character models. 8/10

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - whilst certainly not bad by contempary standards, the unreal technology powering this title has occasional texture problems. unfortunately running at its maximum settings causes me fps problems and unneccesary features like motion blur and bloom sometimes give the impression that it's just trying too hard. 6/10

gameplay and skill ceiling

Barbie™ Dreamhouse Party™ - such is the ease in which you can just jump into this title, there is no need for any sort of tutorial. the controls are intuitively mapped and the helpful hints guide you into your first few adventures in Barbie's mansion. Before long you feel like a seasoned pro, and the constant visual reinforcements really build the sense of reward for a job well done. Variable difficulty settings let you find your level until you're ready to "step it up" and show your true mettle! 9/10

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - Initially possessing a reasonably high skill ceiling, the june/july "♥♥♥♥patch" of 2013 reduced the gameplay in chivalry to a frustrating, clunky slugfest. dying to an opponent pre-patch was usually as the result of skillful moves from your opponent, or of costly mistakes on your part. deaths post-patch can be seemingly random, which add to a sense of frustation at being defeated when not doing anything technically wrong. Coupled with glaringly broken mechanics (such as the ridiculous vanguard charge) and numerous balance issues, this is probably the weakest aspect of the game overall. 3/10

customisation

Barbie™ Dreamhouse Party™ - as the challenges in each area of the house are completed, new items are added to the already generous array of items in which you can bedeck our heroine out. Adding further layers of polish to this wonderful visual presentation, it could be argued that the customisation options are the real tour de force in this epic journey. 10/10

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - originally heralded as an exciting new aspect to this game, there is nothing technically wrong with torn banner's offering here - there are a range of colours and several helmet types to choose from. progressive patches have reduced the number of options in this department though, and the miserly offering of customisable items in comparison to Barbie (no necklaces, wrist bangles or even boots) can't be ignored. In addition to this, the true crime in this area is that the developers have focused on releasing new hat types (which cost money, naturally) instead of addressing the gameplay problems there are seemingly apparent to everyone but their own coders. 6/10

Overall

Barbie™ Dreamhouse Party™ - intitially having fairly low expectations, i was blown away by the sheer ambition of this game and i was constantly surprised along the way. recommended to young barbie fans and grizzled gaming veterans alike, this pruchase will certainly not be one that you regret. 9/10

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare - upon release, and for a few months afterwards, this truly was a game that had heart-stopping potential and required a dynamic skillset to truly excel at. Unfortunately the state it is in right now is simply depressing. unfortunately, its management by a "developer" that is seemingly unwilling or (more probably) unable to make the correct decisions necessary to return this game to a playable state is simply criminal. Playing barbie for 30 mins felt like a mouthful of cupcakes and stardust; playing chiv for 30 mins feels like an unanesthetised root canal. 3/10
Posted: January 20th, 2014
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