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Guinness World Records: The Videogame review

AT A GLANCE
  • A bunch of games
  • Not horribly buggy
  • Appeals to obsessives
  • Shallow, shallow games
  • Ugly to look at
  • Uninspired controls

We feel a Guinness award for ‘longest sustained eye abuse’ is due. Dear old Guinness Book of Records – that venerable bible of inanity – 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’ve probably got a Guinness tome gathering dust at home. And if you’ve got the book, you may well be considering buying the game.

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

Dec 8, 2008

More Info

Release date: Nov 11 2008 - Wii, DS (US)
Nov 07 2008 - Wii, DS (UK)
Available Platforms: Wii, DS
Genre: Other Games/Compilations
Published by: Warner Brothers
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Comic Mischief
PEGI Rating:
3+

3 comments

  • Moosebomber - December 10, 2008 3:34 a.m.

    lolwut jar-head? but these games make for marketing are just awful. THEY ARE MAKING A SOLJA BOY GAME FOR CHRISTS SAKE! the company has yet to be announced.
  • jar-head - December 9, 2008 9:16 p.m.

    and thats why Mario Kart 64 Wins Again......
  • Thunda474 - December 21, 2008 12:47 a.m.

    I have this game and it is brilliant - me and my kids play it all the time - it is easily one of the best minigame compilations out there and the majority of minigames in are great fun - you will always find a few minigames that don't appeal in a compilation - as long as most are good fun then you can't argue. The reviewer seems to be missing the point - I think the games have to be 'shallow' and quick so young kids can play them and so you're not waiting around for yout turn for ages. I've read other reviews which give a much more level headed appraisal of its good and bad points and Eurogamer have even called it the best minigame compilation on the Wii which is praise indeed. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/guinness-world-records-the-videogame-review

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