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Survivor - the game where you are supposed to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast your opposition to win the cold hard cash - but that’s the TV show.
In the Adventure mode of this version of Survivor, your task is simple: you start off with two tribes of eight contestants, you pick one as your tribe, then win as many of the 24 mini games in this compilation to boot off the other tribe.
There’s a bit of strategy here; each of the eight contestants performs better in three of the 24 mini games, so when a mini game comes up, you pick the contestant who is skilled in that mini game.
Some mini games give you an advantage on the next mini game, while others (called Immunity Challenges) give your team immunity from losing a member.
After an Immunity Challenge, you (or the AI) votes off a member of the losing squad. If you lose all eight of your members, the game is over and you have to start over from your last save spot - or from the beginning.
But if you are able to vote off all the members of the other tribe, you win the game.
This mode can be played single player or by groups of 2 or 4 players who can be on the same tribe or opposite tribes.
Also, you can play any mini game that you unlock during the Adventure Mode by yourself or with up to three other players.
So how are these mini games? Well, they are mixed; the shooting games are fun, but simple. Some mini games have controls that are not well explained (Acrobats Race, Take a Deep Breath), and some I found not fun at all (Pole Challenge, Collecting Water).
But the biggest problem here is that this game doesn’t have the survival feel of the TV show; it’s go straight from games to Tribal Council back to the games. If you want to experience the drama that’s the TV show, then watch it on TV.
Survivor: the game is just another average mini game compilation. SKIP IT.
2 short; no social game; bad graphics; +bal. board
posted by cfb (CHICAGO, IL) Mar 1, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
I finished the game in under 1 hour.
I was expecting play similar to the game. No social game or alliances; all it is is a series of 1on1 challenges Until you eliminate everyone on the other team.
Graphics are horrible.
There is definately a lot of variety in the challenges and some are cool, but some are too basic. It is also cool that you have option to use balance board.