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  • Summary: (Currently available in the UK/EU only) Go head-to-head with the greatest PDC Champions and be part of the year’s most fierce console Championship with PDC World Championship Darts 2008. Starring even more Champions, the full line up of electrifying tournaments, exceptional graphic enhancements, even more play modes and additional formats - PDC World Championship Darts is back for 2008. The first ten to be announced include Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, the greatest player ever to throw a dart, winning his 13th World Championship title in 2006. Raymond ‘The Man’ van Barneveld, the current World Champion who defeated Taylor in the greatest ever final in January 2007. Also starring in the game are Colin ‘Jaws’ Lloyd, the number one player in the world in 2004 and 2005, winning two major titles along the way, Peter ‘One Dart’ Manley, double World Champion John ‘Darth Maple’ Part from Canada and the ever-popular Wayne “Hawaii 501” Mardle. [Oxygen Games] Expand
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  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. It's a decent darts game and the Wii Remote adds a certain degree of realism to the proceedings. Unfortunately, the atmosphere is more local pub than Ally Pally. [Apr 2008, p.82]
  2. Although PDC 2008 will undoubtedly have darts fans jockeying to the oche, the fun will probably be relatively short-lived for everybody else. With no Mii options and limited Party modes, it's also hard to imagine PDC World Championship Darts 2008 appealing to the Wii Sports crowd. Nevertheless, at least it finally makes a darts videogame seem ever so slightly less pointless.
  3. 69
    The result of this attention to detail and commitment to develop an ongoing Wii version of the game is a great little experience. If you have even a slight inkling towards darts and a smattering of patience to persevere for a few hours with the controls you will find a lot of fun here.
  4. Despite the dreadful audio PDC Darts World Championship is a good darts simulation. With a few minor problems with the controls and a few uninspiring graphics the game will keep many occupied for many hours.
  5. Best for darts fans with spare money. Has potential that will hopefully be worked on for next year.
  6. So far, so 1/10! But, despite the control issues, the awful production values and the Create-a-player mode being the most stripped down and useless creation tool I’ve ever seen (there aren’t even any stats to give your player), PDC still has that ‘something’ that makes it worthy of more than that.
  7. 20
    This game is complete and total crap.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. EricB.
    Feb 5, 2008
    Better than darts in the pub - cos you are still allowed to smoke in your own home.(for now)
  2. JockyW.
    Jan 22, 2008
    Best game of darts to be had outside the pub.
  3. AlanC.
    Feb 19, 2008
    If your a darts fan this is great fun, although the control is difficult trying to hold the wiimote like a dart, wish someone would create a dart like wiimote would be really realistic then. Expand
  4. JonasA.
    May 8, 2008
    just seems game play is weak. there is many things this game lacks