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Guinness World Records: The Videogame review

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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 ‘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

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
UK censor rating3+
Release date11 November 2008 (US), 7 November 2008 (UK)
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