• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2004
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. 70
    The biggest advantage to picking up the classic board game for PS2 is the online play. Getting a game started is simple enough and there are no noticeable technical problems.
  2. So the big question is, "Does Trivial Pursuit Unhinged improve upon the actual Trivial Pursuit experience?" The answer is a resounding "No."...That there are far fewer questions in Unhinged than in your average Genus Edition doesn't help.
  3. It seems obvious to me that the videogame version lost some of its excitement in the translation. Whatever the developers added to compensate just doesn't work.
  4. The worst thing about this title is that there are no dowloadable questions, so you can run out fast. I also don't know why they didn't make use of all the different Trivial Pursuit editions out there. [Aug 2004, p.96]
  5. 60
    Won't hold up to extended play anyway because of the too-small question set. It's a shame; it's a well put-together game otherwise.
  6. In fact, all the graphics are dire. Every board consists of the same layout and there's not much effort injected in the classic mode board at all.
  7. The general lack of thought and polish is obvious in almost every aspect.
  8. Unhinged's ultimate downfall, however, is that there is no digital opponent when you play alone - apparently, it was decided that offering online play was enough. Since half the fun of games like these is actually beating someone, the lack of A.I. is disappointing. [June 2004, p.88]
  9. Lives up to the name of Trivial Pursuit in every way except for it's limited question bank. It's a glaring flaw that's hard to overlook. Flash and Unhinged modes are fun and provide a fresh take on the game, but repeated questions will take the wind out of any game's sails.
  10. If the game really interests you, go ahead and get it. You probably won’t be disappointed and it even has online play, though goodness knows why as you’ll be lucky to find an opponent.
  11. If there’s a chronic cheat in the family, then the automated die-rolling and question-reading features offered by the game may be just what you’re looking for. If not, then dust off the box containing the real game and choose a category.
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  1. Oct 26, 2013
    7
    As board games and trivial games go its good, and multiplayer can be good too overall it's a good game, that can be addicting at times. Also the tower game is pretty fun. Full Review »