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Guinness World Records: The Videogame review

Dedication's what you need...

Pros

  • A bunch of games
  • Not horribly buggy
  • Appeals to obsessives

Cons

  • Shallow
  • shallow games
  • Ugly to look at
  • Uninspired controls

We feel a Guinness award for %26lsquo;longest sustained eye abuse%26rsquo; is due. Dear old Guinness Book of Records %26ndash; that venerable bible of inanity %26ndash; churned out every year just in time for the Christmas holidays. If you know who owns the largest collection of airplane sick bags in the world, you%26rsquo;ve probably got a Guinness tome gathering dust at home. And if you%26rsquo;ve got the book, you may well be considering buying the game.

Well, here%26rsquo;s a tip: don%26rsquo;t. It%26rsquo;s not very good. The idea is to navigate the globe, smashing world records in the various countries you%26rsquo;ll visit %26ndash; records that include flinging cow-pats and eating planes. The games are so shallow that you%26rsquo;ll have zero desire to return once completed. Flick the remote to head-butt a watermelon, shake the Nunchuck to chew some cockroaches%26hellip; you get the idea. If you love your facts, stick with the book.

Dec 8, 2008

More Info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionNo one ever said breaking a world record would be fun, and no one will EVER say playing minigames based on records is fun either after this game.
PlatformWii, DS
US censor ratingEveryone, Everyone
UK censor rating3+, 3+
Release date:11 November 2008 (US), 7 November 2008 (UK)
Available platforms:Wii
Genre:Other Games/Compilations
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