|System: X360, PS3, Wii, PS2||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Electronic Arts||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Electronic Arts||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: March 10, 2009||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-4||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Everyone||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
Clear the Board mode is just for those who are lonely and feel like playing Trivial Pursuit on their own. It's still pretty fun to play though. The goal is to clear the board by answering questions correctly. Each time you do, the space you were at will be blocked. Also, you get multipliers by answering multiple questions correctly in a consecutive fashion. At the end, your score will be sent to the leaderboards so you can compare your brains with those of other players.
No matter what mode you play, the game generates stats under your profile, and these can be compared with other gamers' profiles. This is a cool way to find out what subjects you excel at and which ones you need to cram for. Downloadable content will also expand the value, but it comes at a price. However, I was surprised the game doesn't offer online play against other Trivial Pursuit aficionados. I played Buzz! Quiz TV in the past and it offered a very competitive online mode, so I thought that would be a must from now on. It's definitely something this title is missing, even if everything else is good.
The conclusion is simple. If you enjoy Trivial Pursuit, this title is a must-have in your collection. Everyone, gamers and non-gamers, know how to play it and will be entertained with it. In addition, it comes packed with several language options. If you're considering other trivia titles, this is still a good option, but first try to figure out if you're up for the classic, six-category formula. You might prefer to go for just movies, in which case the Scene It! games are also a very good option, as they include videos as well and not just static images, text, or maps.
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