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  • Summary: Play against the computer or up to 3 of your friends in That Trivia Game! Featuring over 1,000 up-to-date questions to test your knowledge of 20 different categories for hours of fun for the whole family! With 24 character combinations and four challenging rounds per game, That Trivia Game is more exciting each time you play! Available exclusively on the PlayStation4 system. Video output in Full HD 1080p requires 1080p native display. Expand
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. 70
    A fine recreation of trivia with a real focus on the questions, That Trivia Game is best enjoyed with friends as its limited additional content and modes will struggle to sustain the interest of a lone player.
  2. Aug 6, 2014
    65
    The core mechanics of the game are pretty solid, but unfortunately That Trivia Game lacks the presentation and the multiplayer required to be enjoyable in the long term.
  3. Jun 18, 2014
    30
    The effort put into the questions and answers is stellar and something that will have people flocking to this game like a tasty cake but, sadly, the cake has no icing, no sprinkles, or even external goodies to make it long lasting.
  4. Jul 4, 2014
    20
    That Trivia Game is a poor game show title with very little appeal and even less replay value. Indeed, the title’s few redeeming features are overshadowed by poor presentation and a seriously unfair scoring system.
  5. Apr 27, 2014
    0
    Here’s a question for you to ponder: what recently released downloadable PS4 title should you pass on by all means necessary? The answer is… That Trivia Game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Apr 25, 2014
    9
    Probably the best trivia game I have played, and certainly the most addictive. Just keep wanting to play more and more. It's funny, the graphics are good, characters are great, game play is fun, questions are very well sorted and I actually learned a lot of really cool stuff. Great value at $9.95 Expand
  2. Apr 25, 2014
    9
    This is really addictive! Also, I enjoy the art style (for sure its a bit simple, but it has character). If you like Quiz/Trivia games, give it a try. Support independent Art! Expand
  3. Apr 25, 2014
    9
    Very Addictive game play, couldn't stop playing. I like the question variety. The last round gives me a chance to beat my wife who is the trivia master. Well worth the price I paid for a fun evening at home. Will definitely play again. Expand
  4. May 5, 2014
    7
    Trivia games are an often underrepresented genre in the gaming marketplace. With so few players in the market it’s refreshing to see another option released at a much more casual-friendly price point. That Trivia Game is the PS4′s first foray into the trivia genre and it does so at the very reasonable $9.99 price.

    When it comes to trivia games, the primary concern is that there won’t be enough questions to avoid regulary repeating questions. On this front, That Trivia Game passed with flying colors. Throughout all my playthroughs, I never once saw a repeated question. Nothing makes a newcomer to a trivia game feel as disadvantaged as realizing that the people you are playing against have already memorized the answers from previous playthroughs. With numerous categories for players to choose from each round you would have to play for a very long time to get to the point where you had played through the games over 1,000 questions. The questions are up to date, with Game of Thrones even getting a nod, and nicely walk that balance between being too easy and insanely obscure. The average person should be able to get most of the questions right, but still get stumped occasionally.

    The game allows you to choose between four characters to play as, with multiple colored outfits for each one. You also get to choose your buzzer sound, which is very reminiscent of Buzz Quiz TV’s startup options. The action takes place over four rounds with different game types for each. They are all pretty standard fare, but the ability to choose a category provides some much needed variety. The game could have benefited from the option to play a short or a long game mode as the four rounds seems a bit short most of the time.

    The game’s announcer manages to avoid becoming annoying in spite of some repetitious phrases. He even manages to get the occasional laugh with an out of the blue funny comment. I wouldn’t consider him a high point of the game but I have experienced much worse trivia announcers from similar offerings on the PS3.

    My major gripe with the game is the complete lack of online multiplayer. While it is probably more fun to play with friends and family on your couch anyway, that doesn’t help much when you are home alone. The game’s computer opponent does do an admirable job of rubber banding to stay within your score range without being frustratingly hard to beat, but it still would have been nice to be able to play against friends online.

    The games graphics are nothing to write home about; as is typical of the trivia genre. There was one major graphical decision that I found particularly annoying as I was playing though. Before each round, the view of the contestants is shown from slightly further away and is intentionally blurry. Your view clears up as it zooms in, but the effect made it seem like there was a problem with the TV rather than that you were just naturally getting a clearer view the closer you got. It only lasts a couple of seconds but it is long enough to be noticeable.

    Ultimately, That Trivia Game succeeds in providing a fun time for you and up to three of your friends at an affordable price. Personally, this is the first game that my wife would play with me on the PS4, so that’s a win in my book. Anytime a game can bring family members together for a good old-fashioned battle of the minds, that is a worthwhile endeavor.
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  5. Aug 17, 2014
    7
    Surprised how many bad reviews this game is getting. I personally don't mind it, however sometimes the AI can be either too smart or too dumb. And the trophies are kinda stupid (one was glitched for a couple of months). It's only like, what $15? I'd say buy it (or wait till there's a sale, though that might take a while). Expand
  6. Jul 8, 2014
    5
    An Average game with lots of problems. The host is just abysmal and the graphics are god awful. On the other end the gameplay is very fun but it won't last very long. There are quite a bit of topics to chose but not enough game options and only 4 rounds in the actual game. You can play the game in local multiplayer which I haven't tried yet but overall not a bad game but I wouldn't recommend the game if it's over $8. Luckily if you have playstation plus it's 50% of which I think you should give it a try but don't expect too much from it. Expand
  7. Apr 28, 2014
    4
    I might be too picky but this game has its good moments and its AWFUL moments.

    The good:
    - Some of the questions are actually pretty well
    thought of. (Most trivia games have the same old questions with just different wording) this one does some new and exciting ones.
    - There's lots of questions (i've not had a repeat yet but haven't played enough of it probably...)
    - Has trophies!

    Bad:
    - The host is very creepy looking
    - Graphics aren't good at all...
    - The round where you have to hit the person's name (as names faded in and out) that is the answer to the question is a terrible game, IMO.
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