The Weakest Link
Genre Puzzle -> Board Games
Today's Rank 0
Date N/A
Publisher Activision
Date 2001-09-28
Publisher Activision
United Kingdom 
Retail Box ArtIt's got the music. It's got the format. It's even got the ice-cold host herself, Anne Robinson. But perhaps surprisingly, what Activision's game of The Weakest Link also has is plenty of entertainment value. The game closely mirrors the format of the hit BBC quiz show it's based on; players answer questions, bank money, and at the end of each round vote off the weakest player. You answer questions by selecting the appropriate multiple choice response (and only the initials of the various options are revealed at first to make it a bit tougher), and naturally enough aim to win as much virtual cash as possible.It's good fun too, moving on at a fair pace, albeit interspersed by some overly laborious cut-scenes and scripted responses that become tiring very quickly. Due to the huge number of questions in the game--over 100,000--you're also left with Anne asking things such as "Which of these is the correct answer?", rather than the more personal touch of Eidos' Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. Yet this is still undeniably strong entertainment, with some interesting options to help prolong the game's life. Oh, and multiplayer (with up to seven players supported) is a hoot. Which all means that if you're looking for a new game for the family to play, this is a stronger title than you might expect. Just don't let Anne scare you off... --Simon Brew
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