This tiresome bunch of feathered troublemakers is not giving any peace. Stop this hostile destruction from these rampaging roosters in Arcade mode, or fight against the clock in Classic mode in three difficulty levels.
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Mixed (160 reviews) - 58% of the 160 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2003

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“Chicken Shoot means great fun for both hardcore and casual gamers and is definitely good value for money (I can't say that for all the games which come out in stores...).”
90 – XabreGamers

“The graphics feature beautifully painted backdrops and about 10.000 hysterical hand-drawn animations. There’s also fantastic barnyard music that stays with you long after you play and humorous squawking effects. ChickenShoot Demo was rated by Avault as Top Shareware of the year!”

“Brilliant visuals and tonal presentation, the variety of different objects, as well as the different game modes and many funny ideas make the game worth to give it a try.”
80 – PC Spielemagazin

About This Game

This tiresome bunch of feathered troublemakers is not giving any peace. Stop this hostile destruction from these rampaging roosters in Arcade mode, or fight against the clock in Classic mode in three difficulty levels. Six fabulous landscapes (in Chicken Shoot 1) and another seven landscapes (in Chicken Shoot 2) enchant the player again and again revealing new secrets and gimmicks every time. Punctuated with loads of original sound effects and underscored with idyllic music both parts will amuse not only the lone player, but the whole family with its variety of comic chicken animations, unique surprises and hilarious, raucous chicken noises.

Invite and join forces with the like-minded for a spell of joint poultry plucking in a network, or on the Internet. Alternatively, stalk them alone and achieve the ultimate high score to secure first place on the international online scoreboard.

The Gold Edition contains both: Chicken Shoot 1 and Chicken Shoot 2


CHICKEN SHOOT is a Classic Fun Shooter with adventure elements. You don't have to think too much... just blow the chickens away. In each mission you can collect a number of items and receive many extra points for different actions. So it’s easy - especially throughout the first levels - to score lots of points, but the levels increase in difficulty from mission to mission, eventually becoming a real challenge with a huge hook. The implementation of numerous and varied gimmicks - individually designed for each level - offers the player many hours of exciting gameplay.


  • About 25.000 hand-drawn chicken animations (in Chicken Shoot 1 and Chicken Shoot 2)
  • 2 exciting single player modes: Arcade and Classic
  • Three difficulty levels for casual and for "hardcore gamers"
  • 6 (Chicken Shoot 1) resp. 7 (ChickenS hoot 2) various levels
  • 6 various weapons with a different shooting range
  • Fascinating landscapes with lots of funny gimmicks
  • Single player mode with online high score list
  • Multiplayer Mode for up to 4 players over LAN and Internet

System Requirements

    • OS: Wiindows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Single Core CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible with 16 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and Keyboard
    • OS: Wiindows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Single Core CPU 1.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible with 32 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 350 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and Keyboard
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115 of 164 people (70%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2014
This has to be up there on my list of top 10 games I have ever played. As I shot the chickens as is instructed in the title I began to question all authority and the semblance of the person I really am. Why was I illing these chickens? Was it because the game ordered me to? Does commiting a mass genocide against chickens to get a high score seem morally right? These tough questions are a deciding factor in this game being a philisophical eureka. 10/10
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99 of 160 people (62%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
Best 69 cents I ever spent. 10/10 would not play ever again.
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
I love this game! It reminds me of the old Light Gun Games in arcades back in the day lol KInda a mix between Duck Hunt and Virtua Cop (Just with ducks) just minus the Light Gun lol
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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
9 years ago, I was trapped in an abandoned factory for 3 weeks straight. There was very little light and almost no food or water. I discovered two things that helped me power through this time in my life. A cheap desktop from 2004, and a copy of Chicken Shoot Gold on CD-ROM. Using the manual powered generator I found in the basement of the factory, I did nothing but play Chicken Shoot Gold until I was rescued by the missing persons detectives. Playing it now brings a warm sentiment to my heart that I cannot obtain anywhere else. I think of the struggles I have faced and how I know I can power through them, no matter how hopeless it seems. It all comes back to me with this game. I would rate it 10/10.
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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2015
Not much different to a free flash game I played 15 years ago.

The second time I run the game it forgot I had played it before, which apart from forgetting settings and high scores, meant I had to retype the CD key, which was particulary annoying as it wont paste properly and the Steam overlay doesn't work with this game.

I haven't played the second one and am in no rush to.
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91 of 164 people (55%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2013
Why did I do this.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2015
game of the day 26/12/2004
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2015
Chicken Shoot Gold consist of two games, Chicken Shoot and Chicken Shoot 2. They are similar to each other, could say that CS2 is more of mission pack. Anyway, they came out around in 2003, developed by some Toontraxx and published by TopWare. They come from the era of shareware games, mind it, and seem to ride on Moorhuhn/CrazyChicken success, both being shooting gallery where you just shoot at many chickens.
Actually, as I found out from a friend, original name of this polish series was "Kurka Wodna". And what you see as Chicken Shoot Gold is combination of the second and the third game. The first game isn't all that known, but you can YouTube gameplay out. It's quite primitive.
It also for whatever reason was ported to GBA, DS and Wii (in 2007!). Which is way past the intented audience of bored office workers. Reviewers weren't afraid to dumb the game on those platforms. PC version seems to be the best anyway.

Technically it's as-is. For 2003 game. Which means low-resolution in forced full-screen which will go "we smoke everyday" if you alt-tab. No Steam Overlay. Nope, no widescreen. You can only increase resolution up to 800x600, but it will just increase in-game space. Meaning that you will see more. Which affects gameplay, making it harder, as eggs thrown at you will hit you only if they will be on screen.
Also, it doesn't usually remember CD-Key and scores, so check Steam guides to find out how to fix that.

Also, nope, Internet multiplayer doesn't work. It can't "connect to host". Local seem to function up to server browser, but you know, I don't have friend nearby with computer with local net to connect by to check this out. Not 2000 anymore.

And so it begins, you got two games, with 5 usual levels in the first CS and 6 exotic levels in the second. Then you choose one of the two modes to play. Classic is score based, you worry less about being hit by egg and more about not accidently hitting other non-chicken living beings. With weird exclusions to both rules. Like owl-looking ones, who are too gross, I guess. Just try to get enough score in time to go to the next level. And arcade mode, where you got usual lifebar and have to avoid eggs by either shooting them down or scrolling away.

After which you are shown intro where a farmer of sorts will wake up and starts shooting chickens who were eating spilled seeds of sorts, instead of trying to lock them back. After which chickens will suddenly learn how to fly away. And then you will murder all the chickens by getting even more disturbed, whether young or old. Which gets a bit wicked when you find out that some don't just fall over, but turn into angels.

And well, really, it is what it is. Shareware-age moorhuhn-clone "me too". Albeit it has more content that Moohruhn in levels. And you can get more weapons to use and such. Final boss. This stuff isn't easy. Both games also have secret levels that I couldn't find how to get to.

But really, it ain't Virtua Cop. Or House of the Dead on Steam. It doesn't have much going on outside of shooting gallery. Just some chickens, some throw eggs, and interactive level objects you can shoot mostly for score. In all honesty, I wasn't sure whether to recommend it or not. It didn't ♥♥♥♥ me off, so I guess it's good if you know what you are getting.
Nowdays no one is going to play them past hour anyway. And owch my fingers on right hand.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
Short version: 73%
Chicken Shoot Gold/2 won’t revolutionise the light gun shoot ‘em up genre and they probably won’t entertain you for more than 20 minutes, but they are perfect to just whip up a simple little game to pass the time when you feel a bit tired or lazy.
They are also exceptionally great to keep little kids occupied. Trust me, it has been proven numerous types, your little brother/sister or your young child can sit in front of it for hours on end while you will be free to do anything. Especially if you show them there are more levels so they can play with a goal to progress.

Long version:
Chicken Shoot Gold and Chicken Shoot 2 are actually cash-in games that rode the success of Moorhuhn (Crazy Chicken), a franchise that lasted 10 years and 30 games. Apparently Germans really like to shoot chickens around the turn of the millennium; during that time you could find dozens of these themed (usually cartoonish) shoot ‘em ups on the internet and on gaming magazine CDs.

Chicken Shoot’s primary selling point is the hand-drawn graphics, and I have to admit, they look good even in 2014 on a full HD monitor. While the game itself is simple as a stick (you get a gun, you shoot chicken, you reload, then shoot more chicken), the small details can really add a few layers to it here and there.
For example all levels (there are five of them in the first one, six in the second, plus an end boss screen in both) feature hidden bonuses you can shoot for additional points: shooting a mine cart into an abandoned mine, blowing off the top hat of a snowman and so on; this also emulates Moorhuhn’s crazy level secrets. And these are just a few of the Easter eggs you can find in the game– apart from those the chicken throw in your face of course.

Yes: the games have several levels. Most people who try the games out will never notice that, because you either need to kill all chicken (Arcade) or get to 2500/3500 points/level (Classic) to advance to the next stage.
And yes, there is actually an end boss in both games, and in the second one beating the Chicken King can be a really difficult task. So… good luck if you try it.
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 13, 2015
Chicken Shoot Gold consists of two games: Chicken Shoot 1 & 2 but both are basically the same.

It does not take a genius to know what this game is about. Shoot all the chickens to score points. You can also shoot objects (dynamite, bombs..) and other animals (birds, whales , sharks) some give you more points than others but you can also get score reductions for shooting the wrong animals (although I did not figure out how this works because you get points reducted for killing crows but not for whales....). You can also pick up several powerups and different weapons to help you in your mission.

The game pretty much looks and feels like a free browser game. You use your mouse to aim/reload and graphically the game looks OK (for a 2003 game).

Overall it's fun for a few minutes but nowadays these kind of games should be free on a browser game site. For that reason I can not recommend this game, especially for the price of 7 bucks.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: October 21
Product received for free
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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 6
nice cartoon graphics,
no brain relaxed gameplay,
look like sort of
Serios Sam for begginers..
to me seems that chicken shoot 2 is better,so take a look for yourself,
play and compare..
Game worth to give it a try for brilliant visuals in cartoon style!
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0.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
imagine, call of duty, battlefield, cs-go and chickens and you have yourself chicken shoot gold.
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BatMan | Trading
2.4 hrs
Posted: July 26
CALL OF DUTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2.1 hrs
Posted: June 5
The revenge for Link!!!
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0.3 hrs
Posted: May 1
In the year 2020, humanity is at a lose. Terrorism has taken over much of Europe and Asia, and they are on the march for America. War rages on, and in the next three years, nuclear war broke out. Everyone had to evacuate to Sweeden. Unfortunantly, not everyone made it, but around 3,000 did. They were the last. For hundreds of years people lived in peace in Sweeden. No one knew the REAL side affects of nuclear warfare. They turned into chickens. And they were aggresive. They attacked. Millions of chickens attacked, and the small milita of people had to defend themselfs. War broke out again. Family members had to kill each other, because once you were bitten by one, the radiation would turn you into a chicken. You play as one of the last survivors of this war, and you must defend yourself and your family from the radiation infected chickens.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: April 24

This game is unplayable and the controls were unresposive. Not worth anything.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: April 20
Terrible game.
Buy it anyway.
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3.0 hrs
Posted: March 28
Don't mind the small resolutions. Don't mind this annoying need of cdkey at begin, which can be fixed anyway. Don't mind that it doesn't have pretty much a story. It's just a simple game. Simple and fun.

I remember when years ago I played it many times. Got it from some gaming magazine and it was fun. I loved to play it around Easter - it was my yearly tradition to play it when there was Easter coming up. I probably wasn't the only one who did that. It was really hard game - I mean, how can you avoid all those eggs? How do you beat the first or second level, it's impossible! After some time I forgot about this game and didn't even wanted to look around for CDs, only to install a game that I would play for short time. In 2014 I got Chicken Shoot Gold from some bundle but also I didn't feel like playing it. Now, in 2016, I wanted to relive some of memories. Nostalgia trips from time to time aren't a bad thing. I played for some time and I was surprised how easy it is. While playing it for the first time after so many years I got rather good score and beat more levels then earlier in every try. It was fun to discover something new when it wasn't really possible as kid. Chicken Shoot Gold reminded me once again what gaming should be like - it's fun to play a game which have a good story, and same goes for graphics and new ideas but sometimes you don't need all of this and something simple, like getting rid off chickens in this case, can be really enjoyable too.

There is only one thing I'm not sure about - price. While for me, I would probably buy it at full price if there wasn't a bundle with it but for new players, for somebody who never heard and never played it, it's way too big price for content it offer. If there will be some promo, and you enjoy simple AND I MEAN IT, really simple games when everything you could brag about is your highscore - grab it.
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0.1 hrs
Posted: March 28
This is the best RPG game I've ever played! I sure do love the upgrades you can buy to your sword! So many possibilities!
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