Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 78
    Trivial Pursuit is a surprisingly fun and well put-together version of the classic board game of the same name. A couple new modes add variety to the rules we've been playing with for most of our lives, and the console-specific tricks, like picking spots on a map and the use of images, is great.
  2. There are plenty of good trivia questions, but this is a flawed port of the classic board game.
  3. If you enjoy Trivial Pursuit, this title is a must-have in your collection.
  4. On consoles it's only really for addicts. [May 2009, p.84]
  5. Trivial Pursuit is a potentially good game that's been brought down by some pretty major flaws.
  6. EA’s conversion of the classic board game is entertaining and offers some great multiplayer action. The developer has intelligently implemented new, inventive game types, which bring with them fresh rules to a game we’ve been playing for years.
  7. Trivia buffs will have a fun time with this one, even if it isn't too different from the original board game. [May 2009, p.87]
  8. It's hamstrung by a presentation problem - i.e., you can't read the questions. [June 2009, p.60]
  9. With thousands of questions across six categories, and the option to purchase downloadable packs on the cheap, this version of Trivial Pursuit won't get old anytime soon. You'll love the game's format, thanks to a multiple-choice set-up, jumping player pieces and single and multiplayer modes.
  10. A fun game for a very short period. With no extra question packs this game does get stale quickly. Stick to the board game on this one.
  11. Trivial Pursuit is fun as a board game but as a digital game it doesn’t sport the same intense feeling of victory. It’s you against the game, not you against your competition and with that comes an apparent lack of intensity and fun. TP should be enjoyed around a table with friends and family, not in front of the TV.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 18, 2010
    Love this game. Definitely a fun "background game" at parties. Fact or Friends mode is sweet! Overall, this was a solid purchase and a lot of fun to play through. Full Review »
  2. Oct 24, 2010
    This game is extremely poorly made. Though it is not one of the worst games I have ever played, I rate it a 2 because the difficulty associated with making a game like this is virtually nonexistent -- i.e. all it takes is putting up some halfway decent questions (which presumably the folks at Trivial Pursuit shouldn't have trouble with) and putting up some halfway passable graphics.

    What we have instead is a game with incredibly vague and irrelevant questions and atrocious graphics that are impossible to see.

    Regarding the former criticism, I play a fair amount of trivia games and have played several trivia games off of many systems, anywhere from IRC text to jeopardy on NES (heh) to several trivia games on PS3/wii. The question selection in this game is unbelievably poor. The art and literature section, for instance, includes strictly questions about literature produced in the past 15 years. Some of the works have never even grazed the NY Times bestseller list, which is completely disastrous when considering the fact that this is a game about general knowledge that your average person should more or less have a chance at answering. In my case, I consider myself very well-versed in general knowledge and trivia and was able to confidently answer about 20% of the questions. I have no idea what they are thinking.

    Regarding the second point about the graphics being hard to see, we don't have a fantastic TV - a 28" CRT - but the questions are very difficult to see on our TV. I am frequently squinting and getting closer to the TV to make out questions - a problem which I have never had with another trivia game (or really any game involving text, honestly).
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  3. Aug 20, 2010
    I rate this game a 6.5/10. The user display and instructions are easy enough to follow, but there are a few drawbacks. The background music is pulsating, horrible, and combined with the comments of the guy who bothers you when you miss a question brings the game down a few notches to say the least. The graphics are simple, allright, but seem a little inappropriate sometimes in terms of the guys reactions to playing the game. The questions in general are good and informative. Full Review »