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GF Rating
6.1

1075 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Pretty good for all the games

posted by unseth (LEESBURG, VA) Nov 20, 2009

Member since Dec 2005

26 out of 26 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

As an older gamer, I really like this. I had been going back and forth with the idea of buying individual games on xbox marketplace, but decided to wait for this pack.

I'm glad I did, and I ended up buying it. For a fraction of the cost of buying each game individually you get all the classic games for a low price.

Battleship, Sorry!, Sorry! Sliders, Scrabble, Boggle, Yahtzee, and Connect 4.

The setup is well done where all games are kept in an easy to access place. You can play 1-4 players locally or online. The only game I hadn't played as a kid was Sorry! Sliders and that game has become one of my favorites. My wife and I play a different game almost every night.

Now you might think you'd get bored of the simpler games like Battleship and Connect 4, but they've done a great job of adding different twists to each game that you just simply can't do with the normal board edition.

For instance in Connect 4 you can play "power chips" which randomly gives you a chip that will be a bomb and blow up other chips, or knock out a whole column, or freeze a column, etc. In battleship they added modes to shoot multiple times, add decoys, etc. In Yahtzee they add wild cards; Boggle they add modes that switch letters after you make a match, etc.

Every game has multiple modes and you can customize them all. The AI isn't even half bad if you're playing solo. All the games are very well done and I'm very impressed by this as an entire package. You can even earn trophies and awards to customize the way the room looks when you're playing.

Achievement lovers will also not be disappointed as this set offers 1400 points, and non are really that difficult especially if you like the game.

I highly recommend this set to anyone who is a fan of even just one or two of these games.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

fun game

posted by GoochKing (EDWARDSVILLE, PA) Dec 23, 2009

Member since Dec 2009

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

took me 5 days of off and on to 1400/1400 all the achievement point all of the games are fun and i personally think battleship was the most fun IMO. not really a game to buy unless its 15-20 bucks new just rent it play it and ship it back.

nick r

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GF Rating
7

Good

decent, but not as fun as the actual board games

posted by tsoharley (ADELANTO, CA) Dec 2, 2010

Member since Nov 2010

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

STORY - Obviously, with this being a collection of classic board games, there was never the intention to tell a story so in the end a score here is pretty much useless. However, the features and nostalgia factor warrant a rating. There are seven games on disc (Scrabble, Sorry!, Sorry! Sliders, Yahtzee, Boggle, Battleship, and Connect 4), with three others (Pictureka, Jenga, and Connect 4x4) available as DLC. Each game includes fun and interesting variations of the standard rules, by use of power ups and whatnot, that would only be possible through a video game. Though each game is enjoyable at first, nothing can compare to sitting around the kitchen table into the late hours with friends and family. Here you're kind of on your own unless you can actually find someone online who won't quit as soon as you take the lead.

SOUND - Though the sound of dice and game pieces hitting the board are genuine enough, I don't imagine audio was ever a focus here. It simply serves its purpose. Mr. Potato Head doesn't have a lot to say other than the celebratory "WOOHOO!" or "YEAH!" and the music is very 80s.

VISUALS - Again, everything looks convincing enough when compared to the originals. This game isn't going to push your console to the limit, but naturally that isn't its intent. Each game offers unlockables for decorating your game room but after a few minutes of this you'll have seen all there is to see and move on.

CONTROLS - Other than a few hiccups when playing Sorry!, the controls work exactly as they should and are easy enough to figure out for anyone.

STORY - 7
SOUND - 7
VISUALS - 7
CONTROLS - 7

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