Buzz! The Mega Quiz PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 30, 2007
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
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  1. AceGamez
    90
    The best Buzz! game to date.
  2. Would your parties be better with a quiz show to add to your Karaoke marathon? If so, Buzz: The Mega Quiz is the one for you.
  3. 80
    Buzz! The Mega Quiz is a great game for anyone looking for a video game trivia fix or just searching for a fun party game. The assortment of questions is quite diverse and while there is some repetition early on, the game maintains freshness for quite some time.
  4. Trivia isn't for everyone, but this game is well executed, and I would like to see them tackle some other genres.
  5. There's absolutely no doubt that The Mega Quiz is the strongest instalment in the Buzz franchise to date...arguably the first time that the balance of questions, rounds and presentation has been so close to perfection.
  6. Buzz! The Mega Quiz might not be the best thing for hosting a trivia tournament, but it can be a lot of fun with a group of friends at parties or family gatherings.
  7. Games Master UK
    75
    It's getting a bit tired now, but this is a decent installment. [May 2007, p.85]
  8. Question: What is a fun trivia game with cool controllers that's fun to play in groups? Answer: Buzz! The Mega Quiz.
  9. 80
    If you're looking for a fun party game for PS2 and you haven't made the leap to HD, Buzz! The Mega Quiz is a great time-waster for you and your friends.
  10. For those who are tired of the same old-same old when it comes to trivia board games at parties, Buzz! The Mega Quiz makes an interesting change of pace.
  11. Sony – why did it take you so long to bring us this great series?
  12. 80
    It's easy to get into, there are enough topics so that everyone can have a chance, you can customize what rounds come up, and you get your own buzzer. That's awesome, and the whole package is just $40. If you have a bunch of trivia junkies in your crew, this one's a winner.
  13. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    Not as educational as the upcoming "Buzz! Schools," but Mega is a packet of guaranteed rainy-day entertainment. [Apr 2007, p.90]
  14. 80
    Buzz!: The Mega Quiz is the best Buzz title yet. With several difficulty levels and a wide range of round types it's a game that's guaranteed to be a crowd favourite for a long time.
  15. Buzz! The Mega Quiz is definitely worth the $40. The game is a perfect complement to SingStar and the Guitar Hero games, and makes the PS2 quite a party machine.
  16. A good game show comes down to a handful of things; a good way of equalizing all players regardless of skill (but still allowing those that are most knowledgeable to have some advantage), good question variety, engaging modes or rounds and a presentation that wraps it all up. Buzz! has all of these in spades.
  17. Just about as good as the series is going to get on the PlayStation 2. If you want a game that the entire family can enjoy no matter their prior exposure to video games, The Mega Quiz will be perfect.

Awards & Rankings

#30 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 30, 2015
    8
    Buzz is the perfect multi-player party game series. The games are played with buzzers: controllers designed specifically for the game thatBuzz is the perfect multi-player party game series. The games are played with buzzers: controllers designed specifically for the game that consist of four coloured answer buttons and a big red buzzer.

    Buzz! The Mega Quiz contains questions about general knowledge and is therefore more accessible to the casual player who has no specific knowledge about sports, movies or music.

    The game is very fun to play with a few friends or family members. Although the host of the show is kind of annoying sometimes and the music is so loud that you can hardly understand the questions, I highly recommend this game if you have other people to play with.
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  2. Jun 6, 2015
    9
    If you are looking for a game with a ton of fun, then you will go for this game. There are nice questions and topics, funny animations, andIf you are looking for a game with a ton of fun, then you will go for this game. There are nice questions and topics, funny animations, and addictive! If you have some friends to play with, then you will be even more addictive.

    Have much fun with this game!
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  3. JaneDoe
    Jan 3, 2009
    10
    Despite a "creepy" animated host (the mime character is creepy too) and sometimes obnoxious sound effects (the old lady character's songDespite a "creepy" animated host (the mime character is creepy too) and sometimes obnoxious sound effects (the old lady character's song "Doing rather well, oh, I'm doing rather well" is the worst), this game is actually really fun. Funny, too, and there is such a wide range of question topics that it will keep everybody happy. The unique round types (such as Pie Fight and Point Stealer) are very fun. Even the grand prizes (my brother got a snow leopard) and the smaller trophies such as fastest answers, highest correct answer percentage, etc. will leave no player disappointed. Easy to set up, too! Full Review »