Oct 16, 2006
Whether you think it's the ruin of Western civilization or a Catcher in the Rye for the videogame generation, there's a far more pressing question about Bully: is it worth the $40? That depends. If you're any kind of fan of hand-to-hand ass-kickings, open-ended gameplay and standing up for the little guy, then the answer is a big, meaty "yes" to the face.
Mixing equal parts free-form exploration, childish pranks and bare-knuckle violence, Bully is the story of Jimmy Hopkins, a
When you start up a new racing game, what's the first thing to do? If the answer is crash the cars, then Burnout is the only game you need. With gameplay that encourages dangerous driving, Takedown, the third and best in the series, is the best action racer on any console. It's packed with high-tension contests and spectacular crashes. Michael Bay should be jealous. You'll be
This is a weird Burnout. Its like Burnout: Year Zero, or Burnout Returns, a kind of re-imagining of the series that ignores the more recent developments. Lots of the innovations introduced in 2005s Burnout: Revenge have been dumped, modes have been dropped, and features last seen in Burnout 2 have been brought back in as replacements. So what we were expecting to be a half-assed rehash of recycled tracks is, in fact, a right awesome Burnout game - and the perfect end to the games career on
If you had a Scalextric set as a kid, you’ll understand the appeal of Buzz! Junior Ace Racers. That’s not to say you’ll want to play it, mind you, because this game is pitched quite firmly at the sort of age group that’s only just learnt how to stop dribbling down their chins.
Nov 8, 2007
While the full-sized Buzz! games are quiz contests, the only question this collection of 25 mini-games for four players asks is, "How do you want to torture your monkey today?" And despite the fact that we're grown men with arguably grown-up lives, we've found that we like it almost as much. The key, we have to confess, is a little something called sadism.
On the surface, Jungle Party is an innocent kiddie game - and on that level, it works beautifully. The little ones will love
Dec 6, 2007
Continuing in the same vein as RoboJam and Jungle Party, Monster Rumble is a collection of party games that utilize the Buzz controllers for robust button-bashing rather than testing your reflexes in a quiz show format. As the title suggests the theme here is ‘monsters, specifically cartoony ones - so as not to give the kids nightmares - and the presentation is suitably energetic and enthusiastic. The minigames, however, are of an inconsistent quality. Some are genuinely
Like its predecessor Buzz Junior: Jungle Party, Publisher Sony's Buzz! Junior: RoboJam is a kiddie-focused collection of two dozen minigames, tied together with a loose story - in this case, some sort of "basic training meets a juvenile detention center"-style competition. Like its predecessor, it's played by one-to-four players using the Buzz! controllers - meaty pads with four rectangular buttons and one gigantic red "buzzer" which lights up
We here at GamesRadar believe that Rock Band is the finest multiplayer game on the planet. However, Buzz! Hollwood Quiz might very well be the best party game on the planet. It's instantly understandable. It supports a whopping eight players. There are 5000 questions, which should last you awhile. The subject matter is movies - possibly the most accessible subject on Earth - and the controllers have exactly five huge buttons, each of which is a
Nov 2, 2007
With game show style and support for up to eight players at once, Buzz! The Mega Quiz is designed first and foremost as a party game. The overcaffeinated, muppet-looking host and his Vanna White-like sidekick rattle off questions that most everyone should have at least a shot at knowing, and the only folks likely to have trouble operating the custom controllers - which have one giant red button and four smaller rectangular ones that correspond to the possible answers onscreen - are
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