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Celebrity Sports Showdown review

Creepy enough to be fun? No


  • Certainly "different"
  • May be funny to some
  • One fun minigame


  • Pointless premise
  • Almost entirely worthless games
  • About as low-brow as it gets

Things to see before you die: the crumbling sphinxes of Egypt, the ever-dwindling Barrier Reef, Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas trying her hand at the medieval Scottish sport of curling. Okay, not the last one. Only a brain infected with stupid syndrome would consider pairing such a perverse combination. It’s like looking out of your window and seeing bitchy pop-mogul Simon Cowell collecting rubbish. And yet EA have decided that a mismatch of obscure sports and minor American celebs is just what the public needs.

Unless you absolutely have to see Sugar Ray Leonard battering Avril Lavigne’s face with a pugil stick we’d suggest leaving this game off your Xmas list. Having said that, there was one minigame that proved a guilty pleasure. Air Racers had us whizzing through floating rings in a zippy little jet. It reminded us of that last race against Wizpig in Diddy Kong Racing, only this time with motion control.

Dec 8, 2008

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DescriptionEven more odious than the cover image alone can prepare you for, this incredibly disposable experience is worth no one's time or money.
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Release date23 October 2008 (US), (UK)