Scene It? Box Office Smash review

  • Good quality film clips
  • Sacks of questions
  • Many previous issues ironed out
  • Functional rather than spectacular
  • Some of last year's niggles remain
  • Playing solo doesn't cut it

Another Christmas, another quiz game. Scene It?’s 2007 leap from board game to virtual toy wasn’t quite up to Buzz’s often lofty standards, but marked a promising foray into the genre for Microsoft nonetheless. Now that it’s backed up by casual titles Lips and You’re in the Movies the movie quiz’s second outing is a much stronger prospect than before.

For the most part it’s been a case of righting the wrongs. Branching out into Xbox Live multiplayer territory is the biggest new feature, letting you participate in a battle of wits against three other players from across the globe. It’s ideal for when playing solo just doesn’t cut it, although Scene It?’s greatest appeal is definitely when there are four people crowded around one television set.

But Live multiplayer and DLC additions aside, Box Office Smash is more than just a new set of questions. Old games have been rejigged to cater for less-knowledgeable gamers (such as giving people multiple guesses in the date-ordering round), and more custom options lets players create quizzes of all shapes and sizes. It’s the reboot Scene It? needed, and we couldn’t be happier. Now commission a music quiz please, Microsoft.

Dec 3, 2008

More Info

Release date: Oct 28 2008 - Xbox 360 (US)
Nov 14 2008 - Xbox 360 (UK)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360
Genre: Other Games/Compilations
Published by: Microsoft
Developed by: Screenlife Games, Krome Studios
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Crude Humor, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol, Use of Tobacco, Violence, Mild Language
PEGI Rating:


  • mjmont92 - December 7, 2008 9:49 p.m.

    My mom actually bought this game, she has always been a fan of the scene it board games. This game is a great party game, but ONLY a party game, playing alone, is horribly boring. Fun game, great idea, love the hand held buzzer type thing. Don't play alone, or at least don't admit to it.
  • Dominator2112 - December 5, 2008 3:43 a.m.


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