Buzz! Brain of the UK review

Still managing to be relevant

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Especially fun with two or more players

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    Massively likeable tone

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    Hilarious pie fight round


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    Some mildly cringe-worthy one-liners

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    A few dodgy questions

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    Limited target audience

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Buzz’s enthusiastic quizmaster is back with a whole sack full of new questions and some mildly cringe-worthy one-liners. As with SingStar, we’d assumed that downloadable content for the first PS3 game would make further releases unnecessary, but there are bound to be those who just want to pick up an easy new instalment. And they’ll be pleased with what they get for their money.

Above screenshot taken from PS3 version

Because feeble quips aside, Brain of the UK is another massively likeable and varied quiz experience that’s especially fun with two or more players. Some of the questions could do with a little more polish – there are a few dodgy inclusions – but its fine use of video and audio, quirky characters and hilarious pie fight round make it a clear winner.

Apr 27, 2009

More info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionEven with some cringe-worthy one-liners, the game still manages to be good multiplayer fun.
Franchise nameBuzz!
UK franchise nameBuzz!
US censor rating"",""
UK censor rating"12+","12+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)