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Scene It? Box Office Smash review

Smoothed out lumps, plus Live support


  • 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?%26rsquo;s 2007 leap from board game to virtual toy wasn%26rsquo;t quite up to Buzz%26rsquo;s often lofty standards, but marked a promising foray into the genre for Microsoft nonetheless. Now that it%26rsquo;s backed up by casual titles Lips and You%26rsquo;re in the Movies the movie quiz%26rsquo;s second outing is a much stronger prospect than before.

For the most part it%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;s ideal for when playing solo just doesn%26rsquo;t cut it, although Scene It?%26rsquo;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%26rsquo;s the reboot Scene It? needed, and we couldn%26rsquo;t be happier. Now commission a music quiz please, Microsoft.

Dec 3, 2008

More Info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionWhile a few small problems persist, Smash fixes many of the issues of the first Scene It? game, making a fun time for all.
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingTeen
UK censor rating12+
Release date28 October 2008 (US), 14 November 2008 (UK)