Celebrity Sports Showdown review

  • Certainly "different"
  • May be funny to some
  • One fun minigame
  • Pointless premise
  • Almost entirely worthless games
  • About as low-brow as it gets

Things to see before you die: the crumbling sphinxes of Egypt, the ever-dwindling Barrier Reef, Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas trying her hand at the medieval Scottish sport of curling. Okay, not the last one. Only a brain infected with stupid syndrome would consider pairing such a perverse combination. It’s like looking out of your window and seeing bitchy pop-mogul Simon Cowell collecting rubbish. And yet EA have decided that a mismatch of obscure sports and minor American celebs is just what the public needs.

Unless you absolutely have to see Sugar Ray Leonard battering Avril Lavigne’s face with a pugil stick we’d suggest leaving this game off your Xmas list. Having said that, there was one minigame that proved a guilty pleasure. Air Racers had us whizzing through floating rings in a zippy little jet. It reminded us of that last race against Wizpig in Diddy Kong Racing, only this time with motion control.

Dec 8, 2008

More Info

Release date: Oct 23 2008 - Wii (US)
Available Platforms: Wii
Genre: Sports
Published by: Electronic Arts
Developed by: EA Canada
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Mild Cartoon Violence
PEGI Rating:


  • kanucksfan - December 9, 2008 8:21 p.m.

    First They need to stop making these games
  • Romination - December 29, 2008 4:36 p.m.

    WHAT!? Kanuck, you're mad! My dream of finally making Fergie do curling is FINALLY REALIZED!

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