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  • Summary: Do you have the wits to come out on top in this exclusive PlayLink quiz game? Test your pop culture and entertainment knowledge from the '80s, '90s, '00s and 2010s, in a fun, accessible and madcap game show which uses your smart device as the controller.

    Up to six of you can go
    Do you have the wits to come out on top in this exclusive PlayLink quiz game? Test your pop culture and entertainment knowledge from the '80s, '90s, '00s and 2010s, in a fun, accessible and madcap game show which uses your smart device as the controller.

    Up to six of you can go head-to-head, with thousands of unique questions, a variety of themed environments and eight unique characters to choose from. From '80s Gamer Girl to Hip Hop Guy, there are plenty of retro-styled personalities to meet in your quest to scale the Pyramid of Knowledge.

    Get the edge on your opponents with brand new Power Plays which let you lock your foes' screens, zip up their answers, and more. And with four new touch screen challenges, you have the chance to mix things up in a time-based score attack mode.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 13, 2018
    80
    One of the best quiz games of the generation is back with more questions and mini games. If you enjoyed the previous one, doesn’t miss it out.
  2. Nov 13, 2018
    75
    Knowledge is Power: Decades is a fun trivia game that, like its predecessor, wasn’t meant to be a longterm experience. It serves its purpose, brings some fun trivia (sometimes difficult trivia) to the forefront, and delivers a bit more variety when it comes to special moves in the game. It doesn’t try to change things too much from what made it work the first time around, so don’t expect something drastically different.
  3. Nov 27, 2018
    75
    Better than its predecessor, mainly because this newest iteration lacks the technical issues that made the previous one such a chore to play. There's not much innovation to speak of, though.
  4. May 16, 2019
    60
    As a stand-alone title, Knowledge is Power: Decades is fine. The mechanics taken from the first game still hold up well enough, and the small improvements give the game some more depth, such as the ability to remove power-ups and the new modes that remove trivia questions or challenge rounds. The easy and straightforward questions and the small selection of available decades make this feel like it should be DLC instead of a full-fledged game. Decades is a better purchase if you didn't pick up the first game, as owners of that are better off waiting for a big sale before adding this to the rotation.
  5. Nov 14, 2018
    51
    If Knowledge is Power: Decades featured interesting and challenging questions and more steadily-paced gameplay then it would have been a solid trivia game. Instead, it plays it way too safe and the end result offers nothing more than a standard quiz show.
  6. Nov 13, 2018
    50
    Knowledge Is Power: Decades is still the solid quiz game that its predecessor was, but other than that it's hard to argue a case for its existence. The visual style is fun and appealing, but the format is still too light on questions and there's not much in this year's edition that wasn't already in the original. It certainly does its job, but not much else.
  7. Nov 18, 2018
    50
    Knowledge is Power: Decades is how not to do a sequel. The premise is still fun, but should only be purchased if you can't get access to the original.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Nov 19, 2018
    10
    This is a cool little game to start a party, especially if it's a family party and you don't have that many topics ideas. It makes peopleThis is a cool little game to start a party, especially if it's a family party and you don't have that many topics ideas. It makes people cheer up and get in the mood, which is brilliant. It's also slightly addictive. I love the little app challenge option, that's well fun way to get people to play it. I also like how there's more characters and power plays than the previous one, it also feels snappier which is good. The art is funky and quirky so it's just a pleasure to look at it. Definitely great value for the price! Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2018
    4
    I was really excited about this game because we had lot of fun with friends in first game but i am so disappointed. There are too littleI was really excited about this game because we had lot of fun with friends in first game but i am so disappointed. There are too little categories, almost no improvements and even my local language is missing, however it was included in first game. New "power-ups" and "power-downs" and new special tasks are quite nice but still to little. This is really more like full-price DLC than brand new game. Exact type of game you will wait to show in PS+ monthly games. Expand
  3. Nov 25, 2018
    4
    I like the new power plays, different challenges and quality of life improvements, and the fact you can choose different play modes. Would beI like the new power plays, different challenges and quality of life improvements, and the fact you can choose different play modes. Would be nice to get it added as an update to the first release.

    What i don't like is the lack of all those interesting subjects from the first part. It feels like the Decades was made for people with knowledge limited to whatever is on their mainstream tv channels and whatever the radio station gossip is. Where are all those nature, science, technology, sports and cooking questions? Very disappointing.
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