Are some games more about luck than skill?

Everyone gets lucky in games. Whether it's afluke knife throw (opens in new tab)in Modern Warfare 2 or a foul that goes unpunished in FIFA, there's almost always the chance that something 'lucky' will happen in a game.

But are some games actually based on luck? Are you ever truly in control of your destiny? Can anyone ever really be good at Peggle? After we fell out of love with one massive game in a big way, we decided it's time to take a look…

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.