Viva Pinata is a customizable, social and spontaneous game that invites players of all ages and skills to explore an immersive world where they are challenged to create and maintain a living garden ecosystem that grows in real time. Beginning with a few basic tools, players build and take control of their environment to attract and host more than 60 species of wild pinata, utilizing hundreds of customizable elements to create their very own distinctively unique thriving paradise.


"Viva Pinata" gameplay continues to evolve with new content available via the Xbox Live service and the ability to play, trade and interact with more than 2 million gamers via the online service.


  • The "Viva Piñata" gameplay experience presents a customizable, social and spontaneous world in which gamers play an absolutely crucial role. The "Viva Piñata" world is an evolving paradise teeming with fantastic living piñata creatures and vibrant plant life, all determined by the player's choices and actions. "Viva Piñata" boasts the following qualities:
  • Your world. Your choice of contents will determine which of the piñata species are attracted to your world, since they all have individual requirements. Sowing grass, digging ponds, planting flowers and growing trees all affect which of the unique piñatas you will see. It's not just about plants, either; there is a whole range of ornaments and structures that could be decisive. Your reward for creating an appealing paradise is to watch the piñatas visit and eventually reside there, which is wherethe fun really starts.
  • Your piñatas. Once you have resident piñatas, you can begin to personalize your loyal community. Piñatas can be individually named and given their own personally designed tag to put on display as a declaration of their home turf. And the customization doesn't end there. You can make the colorful critters more distinctive by customizing them with all kinds of costumes and accessories.
  • The "Viva Piñata" community is a rewarding place to be, whether you remain within the boundaries of your own world or venture out into the real world or your friend's piñata world via Xbox Live, the first and only global, unified online console games service.
  • Interact with the piñatas. Getting to know and understand the personalities and requirements of your piñatas is essential if you want them to stay happy and thrive. Make your world their ideal paradise, and they'll want to raise a family and expand your community.
  • Interact with the characters. Players decide how much help they want from the local guides, shopkeepers and work force. Go it alone or get them involved — you choose.
  • Interact with other players online. Via the Xbox Live online community, players can contact other gamers to lend a hand, lay down a competitive challenge or trade items.
  • It's happening outside. It's not just new piñata species that are drawn to your world; untamed sour piñatas with bad attitudes and troublemaking ruffians do their worst to spoil your creation and must be dealt with.
  • It's happening inside. Maintaining harmony within a growing community isn't always easy when rivalries, illness, injuries and even candy-spilling fights occur. If players turn their backs, who knows what their piñatas will do?

PC Hardware Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2/Vista®
  • 1.8GHz equivalent or higher processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 10GB available hard disk space
  • NVIDIA 5900, ATI 9600 or greater video card
  • Sound card, speakers or headphones for audio
  • Mouse

User Reviews


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Feb 28, 11 4:46pm
added 25 new concept art
Aug 15, 10 11:33am
I Go Back To It Every Now And Then :) VivaPinata
Gem Love Wist
Feb 6, 10 5:34am
a great game VivaPinata
May 29, 09 2:53am
Better than the sequel. Addicting. VivaPinata
Mar 29, 09 9:34am
i didnt think i would, but i loved this game! its fun for all! VivaPinata
harley o
Oct 12, 08 10:27pm
not selling VivaPinata
Jun 30, 08 10:08am
I love how you raise the pinatas and gain experience! VivaPinata
Apr 17, 08 5:17pm
cba to VivaPinata
Mar 24, 08 12:46am
its not as bad as i thought it was VivaPinata
Aug 6, 07 12:59pm
added 11 new screenshots
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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Nov 6, 2007 (PC)
    • Nov 9, 2006 (XBOX360)
  • Japan: Jan 11, 2007
  • Europe: Dec 1, 2006
  • Australia: Nov 30, 2006
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