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  • Summary: From snowcapped mountains to the bright lights of a bustling cityscape, Go Vacation gives gamers the option to take part in heated street races, relaxing scuba diving excursions and pulse-pounding skydiving sessions and more—all accessed by actually visiting each location in-game instead of simply choosing them from a menu. With support for a whole suite of Wii hardware accessories, including the Wii Balance Board™, the Wii Zapper™ and Wii MotionPlus™, every activity offers a fun and natural control scheme that allows gamers to easily jump in and play. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Nov 5, 2011
    85
    A really enjoyable game, with direct, simple yet universal fun for everyone, which increases with the number of players. There have been a lot of games like this on the Wii, but this Namco Bandai one is one of the best.
  2. A quality collection of mini-games that should appeal more to single-player fans.
  3. Oct 21, 2011
    75
    The collection of games are all pretty varied, and tie in well with each resort.
  4. Oct 18, 2011
    65
    Go Vacation is a shallow, kid-friendly minigame collection with nice open spaces and overly simplistic games.
  5. Nov 12, 2011
    58
    As a mini-game compilation, Go Vacation falls short of the standard set by Wii Sports Resort due to its middling selection of activities and its frustrating motion controls; as a sandbox game, however, it fares significantly better, offering up four expansive resorts to explore and a myriad of collectibles to find. While its extensive use of gesture commands nearly ruins the entire experience, there is still quite a bit of fun to be had with the title, particularly if you have a companion to share it with.
  6. Dec 9, 2011
    50
    Another mini-game collection designed for young children and families. With Go Vacation, Namco Bandai tried to make something different, but they forgot one main ingredient in the recipe: the fun.
  7. Nov 17, 2011
    20
    When I played Go Vacation I heard the ticking clock of my life, eating up the hours as I struggled with the pointless mini-games. You can avoid this. For me it's too late.

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  1. Nov 17, 2012
    10
    A perfectly enjoyable games for small kids - my daugher (8) and son (5) love exploring the resorts, riding horses, driving cars, skate- and snowboarding with the simple controls and enjoyable and varied scenery. While some of the mini-games are less than perfect, that does not matter: if you have (medium) small children they will love this, and they can quickly play without any need for supervision. My kids have played this more than all our other Wii games put together. Expand