Buzz! Master Quiz PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2008

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
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  1. It's fun to pick up and play whenever you have a moment, but with the lowered production values you might have just as much fun with a mobile trivia game.
  2. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Buzz! Master Quiz is a title that anyone interested in portable party games should consider, whether you're a parent needing a diversion for the kids in the car or a PSP owner looking to flex your trivia muscles. [Dec 2008, p.88]
  3. Still, Buzz! Master Quiz is the perfect title for a quick subway ride, or if you're the type of person who likes to play a video game for a few minutes before falling asleep.
  4. While far from the best entry in the Buzz series, Master Quiz is an easy game to recommend. It’s fast, fun, full of excellent questions (and lots of ’em) and has a great all around feel. Lots of game modes keep the basic "answer a question for points" formula fresh throughout, and with medals, trophies and actual progression it actually feels like more than a shallow game show.
  5. 78
    Trivia fans who find themselves constantly on the go or at least ready for some portable action every now and again should pick this one up.
  6. Buzz! Master Quiz is a pretty good trivia game that somehow feels right at home on the PSP.
  7. If you are a big trivial game guru then Buzz! Master Quiz is a must have for you to play anytime or anywhere. Just don't expect an abundance of online competition.
  8. The developers at Relentless Software have put a huge effort into ensuring the franchise gets a worthy portable version. It isn't going to set the world on fire, but as far as hand-held quiz shows go, this has to be at the top of the list.
  9. The solo mode mechanics are more fun than the remainder, but it's still entertaining with friends.
  10. As a single-player game, Master Quiz just doesn’t cut it but there’s multiplayer fun to be had for those who enjoy a fun game show title fit for the PSP.
  11. So while Buzz! Master Quiz isn't quite my preferred version of the series; it's still a really decent outing, and first attempt, on the PSP. There are a decent variety of quiz types available, along with a great selection of actual questions, and a solid amount of content to keep a player busy for a while.
  12. For short spurts Buzz! Master Quiz on the PSP can be entertaining and fun.
  13. As fun as it is in short bursts, it's nowhere near as complete and enjoyable as one of the home console games when played with friends.
  14. 70
    It might not be worth playing if you have a console copy of BUZZ! in your home, but for long road trips or prolonged ventures outside the house, it’s definitely worth looking into.
  15. 70
    Much like its PS2 and PS3 siblings Buzz Master Quiz isn't going to appeal if you don't like quiz games and played on your own it becomes dull quickly. But, the enjoyable multiplayer modes make it the ideal travel game and while it's not the ultimate handheld quiz it does the job well enough while we wait for something better.
  16. 70
    The trivia well could have run deeper but you won't find another portable party quite like Master Quiz.
  17. Buzz! Master Quiz is a modest, safe approximation of the console games.
  18. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Despite the low(ish) price, this is far from a no-brainer. [Oct 2008, p.79]
  19. 65
    As far as quiz games on the go are concerned, Buzz! Master Quiz is a solid effort for the PSP.
  20. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    A logical addiction to the PSP library, Master Quiz is, although, less multiplayer-friendly than the other titles of the series. Even so, it can improve if you have friends with the game, because the console sharing option doesn’t work so well. Unfortunately, the single player is also very limited. [Sept 2008]
  21. 60
    Ultimately, our main issue with Buzz! Master Quiz is that it's an almost completely redundant package. Solo mode isn't substantial enough to maintain your interest for long and multiplayer options are so peculiarly arranged that the real meat of the series is pretty much lost.
  22. Limited multiplayer options and a decidedly shallow single-player side weigh down trivia king Buzz's portable debut.
  23. It feels almost wrong to give such a polished game a downbeat review but there's no avoiding the fact that Buzz! Master Quiz is a case of concept and hardware being lamentably mismatched.
  24. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Recommended for the popular and TV-less. [Oct 2008, p.103]
  25. AceGamez
    An exceptionally well-produced game. The presentation is immaculate, and it looks and feels like Buzz! on the surface. The only problem is that this isn't a Buzz! game; without the buzzers, it feels tedious in multiplayer, which is the death for a multiplayer-based game.
  26. Buzz Master Quiz is not much of a quiz show and is far to easy for quiz masters. Even those looking for a casual trivia game will only get a few hours of fun out of it. You're best off simply taking a pass on this one.
  27. It might go some way to negating the slightly impersonal feeling of Master Quiz, too. The format is always fun and yet, as polished as the presentation is, this PSP version is a little bit Every Second Counts to the PS3's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
  28. This latest entry in the Buzz-series brings us fun quiz-based entertainment, wrapped in a simple and intuitive interface. A nice feature is the ability to enjoy a game of multiplayer even if you only have one PSP to pass around. The one major flaw here is the content, or lack of it to be specific. You'll easily blast through all of the questions in one evening, drastically reducing the lasting appeal of this title.
  29. I definitely enjoyed answering questions on the go, but clearly this isn't the way it to put it all together. That's not to say that Buzz can't eventually be a great portable game, but it needs a lot of work to get to that point!
  30. When a succesfull game is ported to a different platform it doesn't necessarily means that it's going to work. Especially with a game like the Buzz! series. Ment to be a party game, there is not mucht left to party on a PSP when you're all by yourself. And handing over your PSP in the multiplayer modus isn't going to fix that. This Buzz is going out with a sizzle.
  31. 40
    That said, a slicker presentation, better multiplayer, more question variety and the ability to download question packs for a small fee could've made this the next great game show.

Awards & Rankings

#22 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
User Score

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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 23, 2012
    It is a solid trivia game. The trivia questions are pretty good. But the overall environment of the game is a little bit boring. Because ofIt is a solid trivia game. The trivia questions are pretty good. But the overall environment of the game is a little bit boring. Because of that, sometimes I'm getting tired of playing this game. It's a good game but "Buzz! Quiz World" is better than this one. Full Review »
  2. JamesD
    Dec 28, 2009
    Master Quiz is a solid and enjoyable Buzz entry but there is a sufficient lack of game types and the presentational aspects are lacking like Master Quiz is a solid and enjoyable Buzz entry but there is a sufficient lack of game types and the presentational aspects are lacking like the bland sense of atmosphere of being a quiz show Full Review »
  3. MihaiR.
    Nov 5, 2008
    It is fun to play in the beginning but after a while you get tired of it. Though it kept me a few good hours hooked.