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  • Summary: The console version of Trivial Pursuit brings the party to the living room TV allowing players to customize the experience with several ways to play. Players can connect with friends in classic Trivial Pursuit mode, hone their knowledge with the single player mode, and gather their buddiesThe console version of Trivial Pursuit brings the party to the living room TV allowing players to customize the experience with several ways to play. Players can connect with friends in classic Trivial Pursuit mode, hone their knowledge with the single player mode, and gather their buddies and bet on their brains with the high stakes mode where every answer counts. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. While Scene It? & Buzz! have delivered the first taste of serious trivia games on consoles, Trivial Pursuit pushes the whole concept further by offering the most complete and challenging videogame based of a board game on the market as of now. Yes, even if the game doesn’t support online play, it remains a great game.
  2. 78
    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. The lack of online can't be forgiven, however.
  3. A must-have for fans of the board game. The promise of future DLC is invigorating and the sheer amount of content out of the box is already impressive enough.
  4. This game has a high replay value, looks good, several modes that twist the original game in fun ways, and manages to be a fun experience without doing anything terribly mind-blowing.
  5. The price point is simply too high for what feels like a substandard product, and there are too games out there that are simply more feature-complete to justify spending more than the price of the board game on this version.
  6. Skip all that and go straight to the Facts & Friends mode, a madcap battle where you share one wheel and take turns competing for wedges. It’s too complicated to fully explain here, but there’s betting, mini-games, cool power-ups, and a duel-to-the death finish. It essentially modernizes Trivial Pursuit in an ingenious way, and it’s really the only reason to spend an excessive $40 for this game now, instead of waiting for the inevitable Xbox Live Arcade version.
  7. A cerebral classic with the cerebral removed. A truly trivial pursuit - buy the real game. [June 2009, p.77]

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  1. Oct 14, 2010
    7
    Enjoyable game but disappointing that no xbox live support other that extra downloadable questions and leader boards. would have been nice toEnjoyable game but disappointing that no xbox live support other that extra downloadable questions and leader boards. would have been nice to play other people but the beat the board is a good mode of play. Expand
  2. TDow
    Jul 22, 2009
    7
    You can tell from what M Wal says is that he's not very familiar with the whole concept of board games on consoles. Avatars?! It hasYou can tell from what M Wal says is that he's not very familiar with the whole concept of board games on consoles. Avatars?! It has nothing to do with avatars. The game is good fun and pretty easy achievements. Better than scene it, but the animations do get tedious. Expand
  3. MWal
    Jun 6, 2009
    5
    A lot more content then we expected, only come across a few repeats while playing it at least once a week but the questions are routinely A lot more content then we expected, only come across a few repeats while playing it at least once a week but the questions are routinely mis-filed - a question on "History" was asking a "Geography" question. A lot of the sports are about international sports - we're Americans, let stick to American sports and leisure please. My wife inadvertantly chose a non-pleasing avator but there is apparently no way to change it - the "manual" provides no help. And the fancy graphics are fine to being but annoying after the third time yet there is no way to turn them off. Poor production value, poor user interface, dubious questions, poor Quality Assurance - I don't think we'll be buy another product from this group. Expand