Buzz!: Pop Quiz review

The buzz is fading

Pros

  • New round types
  • Cosmetic tweaks
  • 5000 questions

Cons

  • Confusing cover songs
  • No fun solo
  • No significant improvements

This is the ninth Buzz and aside from a few cosmetic tweaks - plus new round types like Wall of Sound, Name that Band and Name that Tune - everything is as you’d expect. Buzz! Pop Quiz uses Sony’s clever controllers to answer (one of 5000) multiple choice questions, but this time they’re focused around pop music from the early ’90s to the present day; from Robbie Williams, to Shakira, to the Foo Fighters.

One of the oddest inclusions, though, is the almost indecipherable cover versions. This makes answering questions that little bit harder, as your brain works double-time to work out what the hell each song is meant to be. And while Buzz is supposed to be a party game for four, there isn’t much fun to be had if you’re playing on your lonesome. The solo mode lasts about two rounds and we noticed repeated questions after a couple of plays. It’s great for stoking up fond memories of ‘90s dance tunes and a decent stop-gap before the PS3 version hits, but it’s all a bit samey.

Mar 14, 2008

More Info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionThe latest in the Buzz! series delivers more of the same, this time focusing on 90s pop music.
Franchise nameBuzz!
UK franchise nameBuzz!
PlatformPS2
UK censor rating12+
Release date (US), 14 March 2008 (UK)

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Hi, I’m Nathan. You may remember me from such websites as, erm, this one circa 2011. Been hustling in games for over a decade and write for Official PlayStation, Official Xbox, Gamesmaster and more.
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