Parents' Guide to

Buzz! Quiz World

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun trivia game has questions suitable for teens and adults.

Game PlayStation 3 2009
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Like most of the games in the Buzz! franchise, Quiz World can be a lot of fun played with friends and family. The intuitive Buzz controllers make it a cinch for anyone with an opposable thumb to pick up and play, and the questions, which cover a broad swath of common knowledge ranging from sports and movies to history and music, shouldn’t prove too taxing for anyone in their teens or older. The user-generated content is just the sugar on top, even if their implementation doesn’t feel significantly different from the user-made quizzes we saw in last year’s game.

The only real concern is whether there’s enough new content to make it a worthwhile purchase for those who own Buzz: Quiz TV. We think so, but with a caveat. The play modes and features may feel familiar, but there are over 5,000 new questions. If you’re starting to run into repeats playing its predecessor, then buying this sequel makes sense. Otherwise, you’ll likely have just as much fun continuing to play the game you already own.

Online interaction: Players can compete with others online, but there is no communication between players, making it a safe multiplayer experience. Unfortunately, there were very few players engaged in online matches at the time of this writing, two days post-release. Also, players can compose their own quizzes using an Internet-connected PC and submit them for other players to download. These quizzes may contain inappropriate content, but they are vetted by both the community and developer staff to ensure their suitability.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: November 10, 2009
  • Genre: Party
  • ESRB rating: T for Drug Reference, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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