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Doctor Who: Top Trumps review

Call a doctor - this game is dead


  • Top Trumps foundation
  • Special powers
  • Dr. Who!


  • Dr. Who = card game?
  • Way too much left to chance
  • Uninspired graphics and music

The flaw in trying to turn a game of chance into a videogame is just that. It%26rsquo;s a game of chance. And nothing is more insulting than watching the computer draw an endless succession of winning statistics. Even when you think you%26rsquo;re near victory, the buggering AI will suddenly hit a ten-card streak. It%26rsquo;s not even slightly entertaining.

Sure, Top Trumps tries to jazz things up by introducing special powers such as Name Scan, Energize (boosts a random stat by 25%) and Transporter (swaps to your next card), but they%26rsquo;re all as pointless as a chocolate welding iron. There are also minigames, such as Hi/Lo and Memory Matrix, but unless you%26rsquo;re a huge fan of Dr. Who, they%26rsquo;re just exercises in randomised futility. The only way you%26rsquo;ll find this worthwhile is if you were to view it as a test of how long you can endure the tiresomely looped theme tune. Probably not very long, we guess.

Jun 4, 2008

More Info

DescriptionCBBC's Doctor Who meets the time-honored British card game of Top Trumps. Let the card cliches and exterminate references ensue.
PlatformPC, DS, PS2
US censor ratingRating Pending
UK censor ratingRating Pending