The Weakest Link (video game)

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Weakest Link
The Weakest Link PSX.jpg
Developer(s)Traveller's Tales
Publisher(s)Activision
Platform(s)PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2
ReleasePlayStation, Microsoft Windows
  • EU: 28 September 2001
  • NA: 2 October 2001
PlayStation 2
  • EU: 2 November 2001
Genre(s)Edutainment
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

The Weakest Link is an edutainment video game based on the television show of the same name, developed by Traveller's Tales, published by Activision and distributed by BBC Multimedia, for the PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows platforms. Anne Robinson, the television show's real-life host, features in the game throughout gameplay and recorded footage, beginning with the opening speech, at the beginning of each round, and during each round's voting stage.

The rating for the game on the covers is "3+" in game ratings certification.

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay consists of choosing specially-created characters, and the game can be played either with a second player or against the CPU. Players can choose the difficulty of questions for each game, as well as whether to play from the beginning or from a particular round with selected CPU characters. Players can also "bend the rules", changing the settings to whatever they would like to play, including questions, the difficulty of CPU players and more.

The money tree is as follows:

Question Price
Championship
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
7 £2,500 £10,000 £30,000 £125,000
6 £1,750 £7,000 £21,000 £87,500
5 £1,000 £4,000 £12,000 £50,000
4 £500 £2,000 £6,000 £25,000
3 £250 £1,000 £3,000 £12,500
2 £100 £400 £1,200 £5,000
1 £50 £200 £600 £2,500

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCPSPS2
AllGame1.5/5 stars[1]2.5/5 stars[2]N/A
EGMN/A7/10[4]N/A
Eurogamer6/10[5]N/AN/A
Game InformerN/A7/10[6]N/A
Game RevolutionD+[7]N/AN/A
GameSpot4.4/10[8]N/AN/A
GameZone6/10[9]N/AN/A
IGN3.5/10[10]N/AN/A
OPM (UK)N/AN/A4/10[12]
OPM (US)N/A3.5/5 stars[11]N/A
PC Gamer (US)73%[13]N/AN/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings55%[14]75%[15]63%[16]
Metacritic47/100[17]63/100[18]N/A

The PlayStation version received "mixed" reviews, while the PC version received "generally unfavorable reviews", according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[17][18]

IGN criticized the PC version's gameplay for slow pace and the graphics by stating they were "drab".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Jon. "The Weakest Link (PC) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 2014-11-14. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  2. ^ Miller, Skyler. "The Weakest Link (PS) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 2014-11-14. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  3. ^ Jongewaard, Dana (February 2002). "The Weakest Link" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 211. Ziff Davis. p. 99. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  4. ^ EGM staff (January 2002). "The Weakest Link". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 150. Ziff Davis. p. 232.
  5. ^ Taylor, Martin (2001-10-24). "[The] Weakest Link (PC)". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  6. ^ "The Weakest Link". Game Informer. No. 105. GameStop. January 2002. p. 88.
  7. ^ Nash, Joe (November 2001). "The Weakest Link Review (PC)". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  8. ^ Poole, Stephen (2001-10-18). "The Weakest Link Review (PC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  9. ^ Lafferty, Michael (2001-10-14). "The Weakest Link - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2007-12-08. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  10. ^ a b Sulic, Ivan (2001-10-22). "The Weakest Link (PC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
  11. ^ "The Weakest Link". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. December 2001. p. 175.
  12. ^ "The Weakest Link (PS2)". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine. Future plc. 2002.
  13. ^ Smith, Rob (December 2001). "The Weakest Link". PC Gamer. Future US. p. 68. Archived from the original on 2006-03-15. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  14. ^ "The Weakest Link for PC". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  15. ^ "The Weakest Line for PlayStation". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  16. ^ "The Weakest Link for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  17. ^ a b "The Weakest Link Critic Reviews for PC". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-08-21.
  18. ^ a b "The Weakest Link Critic Reviews for PlayStation". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2013-08-21.

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