Trivial Pursuit Review
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Trivial Pursuit box art
System: X360, PS3, Wii, PS2 Review Rating Legend
Dev: Electronic Arts 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Electronic Arts 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: March 10, 2009 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-4 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

Clear the Board mode is just for those who are lonely and feel like playing Trivial Pursuit on their own. It's still pretty fun to play though. The goal is to clear the board by answering questions correctly. Each time you do, the space you were at will be blocked. Also, you get multipliers by answering multiple questions correctly in a consecutive fashion. At the end, your score will be sent to the leaderboards so you can compare your brains with those of other players.

Trivial Pursuit screenshot

No matter what mode you play, the game generates stats under your profile, and these can be compared with other gamers' profiles. This is a cool way to find out what subjects you excel at and which ones you need to cram for. Downloadable content will also expand the value, but it comes at a price. However, I was surprised the game doesn't offer online play against other Trivial Pursuit aficionados. I played Buzz! Quiz TV in the past and it offered a very competitive online mode, so I thought that would be a must from now on. It's definitely something this title is missing, even if everything else is good.

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The conclusion is simple. If you enjoy Trivial Pursuit, this title is a must-have in your collection. Everyone, gamers and non-gamers, know how to play it and will be entertained with it. In addition, it comes packed with several language options. However, if you're considering other trivia titles, this is still a good option, but games like Smarty Pants are fun too.

By Maria Montoro
CCC Site Director

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.9
Graphics
Stylish graphics make this game very attractive. The presentation is cool, with funny animations when you move your token.
4.0
Control
Selecting the answers is easy, and so is moving around the board. No problem here.
3.6
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Background music is nice but not particularly engaging. Same with the commentator.
3.8

Play Value
It's Trivial Pursuit, and you can play it alone or with your friends. If you like the board game, you should be able to enjoy this one. There's no online play!

3.8
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Challenge your friends with the original Trivial Pursuit game.
  • Earn extra points by guessing whether your friends know the answer in Facts & Friends mode.
  • Track your best categories over time with your custom Trivial Pursuit profile.


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