Parents' Guide to

Buzz! Quiz TV

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Game show sim lets users create their own quizzes.

Game PlayStation 3 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+
We just love this game...we feel that it is educational & interesting. We feel that it is also perfect for upper teens & young adults. Thank you. Phyllis & Jim Florian [email protected]

This title has:

Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educational value
Great messages
age 7+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

The most exciting new feature in Quiz TV is the ability to make and share your own quizzes with the rest of the world. Players compose questions on their PCs using a form found at, then anyone playing the game on their PlayStation 3 can access it from the game menu. There is some chaff -- poorly written quizzes with occasional factual errors -- but the overall quality of user generated content is quite impressive and spans a wide range of topics, from European football to the Star Wars films to famous advertising slogans. Of course, user content always comes with the potential for abuse, but we have yet to find purposefully offensive material. Plus, players have the ability to report anything they deem inappropriate.

The other big innovation is online play. The Buzz! games are always most entertaining when played against other people, but sometimes there's just no one else in the house with whom a person can play. That's where Quiz TV's simple "sofa vs. sofa" mode comes in. It leads four networked players through several fast paced rounds of questions, and can be a real hoot. Everything else is pretty similar to what players have seen before in Buzz! games for the PlayStation 2, just with the spiffier presentation and cleaner graphics you'd expect of a PlayStation 3 title. But that's still enough to make Buzz! Quiz TV one of the best, most well-rounded quiz games around.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: September 23, 2008
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: T for Alcohol Reference, Mild Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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