World Championship Paintball Review
World Championship Paintball box art
System: PS2 Review Rating Legend
Dev: THQ 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: THQ 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Jan. 7, 2008 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-2 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

This game is definitely geared towards online multiplayer, with leader-board and voice chat support. With focus on its online play, it unfortunately features no offline multiplayer settings. Offline you can only play two-player, which again shows the sloppiness of World Championship Paintball. Also, because this game is so crappy, you may have a hard time finding enough people who want to play at any given hour.

World Championship Paintball screenshot

While many people are turned off by the idea of a first-person shooter paintball game when they could just play an FPS with real guns and bullets instead, World Championship Paintball has a certain lighthearted atmosphere about it that real shooting games don't have. This may also be a good alternative for children or for parents who don't want their kids playing violent shooting games. Paintballs don't kill - though they can leave some nasty welts.

There is something about this game that just feels completely outdated. This is extremely disappointing for a PS2 game, and I think perhaps it was simply rushed. Perhaps a PS3 version is in the works, which would explain why it was rushed, but for consumers who can't afford a PS3 right now, THQ could at least concentrate on releasing quality PS2 games.

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It seems the best part about this game is possibly the price. For a very humble $19.99 asking price (you can't even get two meals at Quizno's for that!) you pretty much get what you pay for. Depending on your budget, it may actually be worth the gamble.

By Pete Richards
CCC Freelance Writer

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
1.9
Graphics
Angular Graphics Look Outdated and Far Below Expectations of THQ or the PS2.
2.0
Control
Glitchy Player Movement and Disappointing AI.
2.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Boring, Repetitive Music and Voice Work.
2.0
Play Value
May Provide An Alternative For More Violent FPS, But It Gets Boring Fast.
2.0
Overall Rating - Poor
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Compete to win in an extensive series of international paintball competitions.
  • Prove your superiority in 6 different styles of match play including Tournament, 1 Hit 1 Kill, Castle Siege, and more.
  • Select from over 20 indoor and outdoor playing fields or use the Playfield builder to create an infinite variety.
  • Immerse yourself in realistic paintball action with a full range of movements: run, jump, crouch, lean, crawl and dive.
  • Equip your team with 160+ pieces of gear, including markers, barrels, loaders, goggles, shoes, gloves, and more.


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