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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: 2nd Edition

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
47
1.6
PlayStation 2
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Macintosh
58
4.3

User Reviews

The suspense and game rules are successfully recreated in this excellent Game Show Windows Dragoon (91)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Macintosh 1 4.3
PlayStation 3 1.6
PlayStation 2 Awaiting 1 votes...
Windows 3 3.2
Combined MobyScore 7 2.7


The Press Says

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90
WindowsGame Vortex
Basically, if you have ever said 'I could do that' or 'You dummy, it's D, not A!' then pick up this game and give it a whirl. Fans of the show are sure to enjoy the game. If you have the 1st Edition, then you already know what to expect. Snag Millionaire: 2nd Edition for a whole new group of brain teasers.
75
WindowsDaily Radar
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is TV gold -- pure serialized human drama, with plenty of money on the line. Buena Vista Software (AKA Disney) moved quickly to publish a cheapo home version of the game back in November and this follow-up with a new set questions follows right on its heels. The PC version of Millionaire, running on the same engine that powers "You Don't Know Jack," is half homage to the show and half no-frills trivia game. There may be no money on the line, but the game is well produced so that as the questions get tougher and the "stakes" get higher, the game actually manages to create some cheap thrills. At $15, cheap thrills are good enough.
75
WindowsGaming Entertainment Monthly
While being nit picky at the game, in general this gets a hearty thumbs up recommendation for any fan of the TV show. This has double the amount of the actual questions with less repetitiveness as the original. It captures some of the best parts of the TV show into this CD-ROM game and allows you to recreate the action over and over again in the privacy of your own home. While no one has ever become a millionaire playing this game, it sure is fun pretending you could be one.
72
PlayStationGamezone (Germany)
Mit Wer Wird Millionär 2. Edition veröffentlicht EIDOS Interactive endlich den legitimen und langerwarteten Nachfolger des erfolgreichen Quiz-Games Wer Wird Millionär. Über 750.000 Quiz-Begeisterte holten sich bereits den ersten Teil der 1:1 Umsetzung der wohl beliebtesten deutschen Quiz-Show auf den PC und die PlayStation. Die zweite Edition wurde nun vollkommen überarbeitet und bietet den Fans nicht nur über 1000 neue und exklusive Fragen, sondern auch viele neue Features.
72
WindowsGamezone (Germany)
Wer Wird Millionär 2. Edition ist das ideale Spiel für alle, die schon immer einmal erleben wollten, wie es ist, wenn einem die berühmte Millionenfrage gestellt wird.
70
MacintoshMac Ledge
Millionaire 2nd Edition is a good representation of the TV show, but how does it hold up as a game? It's a pretty good trivia game, but there are many things I thought could have been improved. The interface is weak, and the game play is limited. There are many people who would buy this game simply because they are either huge Regis fans or the TV show's fans. Others might stay away from it simply because of the fact that Regis is the host of the game. Nevertheless, I believe that Millionaire 2nd Edition is more of a way to market the show than to serve as a genuine trivia game.
70
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Den Unterhaltungswert der Fernsehsendung erreicht die PC-Variante natürlich nicht. Trotz magerer Grafik spielt man das Quiz jedoch gern immer mal wieder.
69
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Über 1000 Fragen sind wieder enthalten, die vor allem im Mehrspielermodus (hier wird rundenweise gespielt) Laune machen. Im Einzelspielermodus ist Wer wird Millionär? hingegen nur eines von vielen Quizspielen, das sich vor allem durch den knackigen Schwierigkeitsgrad auszeichnet.
65
PlayStationGame Informer Magazine
But people will soon discover that this game, like its PC counterpart, moves at a snail's pace and the questions often repeat - so often in fact, that by the third day of playing, about half the question in a run were repeats. Even with its drawbacks Millionaire is fun; just don't expect too much.
60
MacintoshMac Addict
In the end, the mark of a good game is that you want to play until it drives you insane. On that front, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire succeeds in a big way.
60
MacintoshAll Game Guide
I am impressed, however, with the depth of the game as there are tons of questions and even more sound bytes. Enthusiasts of the game will be able to play for quite some time. Furthermore, adding to the fun is the leader board (to check overall or nightly standings) and multi-player options, enabling you to play a "fastest finger" game right in your own living room.
59
WindowsPC Zone
So, in conclusion, this is exactly what I thought it would be. Good fun, but in essence a Christmas cash cow for Eidos and Celador, with minimal effort on either side and guaranteed sales of several hundred million units. And you get to pretend to be a television contestant for a bit. That's it. My parents always said that life wasn't fair and now I'm convinced.
50
MacintoshMacworld
But aside from a few nice touches, Millionaire falls flat. If multiple players want to take on Regis, for example, they have to crowd around the keyboard. And although the game's graphics nicely re-create Millionaire's futuristic set, the empty chairs become a little boring. As a result, Millionaire doesn't hold up well with repeated play
50
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
Millionaire 2 is not a bad game, but falls a little short of an unreserved recommendation. The difficulty of its questions (both too easy and hard at inappropriate times), sporadic and undecipherable asking of whether something is your final answer, and its horrible excuse for a multiplayer game, makes Millionaire a little less than a good game. Even if it’s the case in reality, a game like this shouldn’t feel like it was rushed out the door, and that’s what these problems seem to indicate.
50
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
И напоследок хочу от всего сердца пожелать вам не загружать себя проблемами. Мудрые люди не зря говорили — не в деньгах счастье. И не верьте циникам, утверждающим, что в их количестве. Куда большее удовольствие может принести сама игра, а не выигранные купюры. А чтобы сыграть, как я уже говорил, миллионов не нужно. Так что удачи в расширении собственного кругозора. Он, так или иначе, пригодится.
48
WindowsGame Over Online
You know what Reege, I think I'll stop here instead. I'll take my $100 and go grab a few beers because I'm just not having much fun.
42
PlayStationGameSpot
In the end, all computerized trivia games come down to one thing: the number of questions. Who Wants to be A Millionaire doesn't have a terribly large bank of questions to choose from, and you'll probably start to recognize a few questions after only three or four sessions.
40
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Une seconde édition qui n'a d'autre raison d'être que de permettre à l'éditeur d'engendrer des bénéfices faciles sur le dos du grand public forcément attiré par le nom du jeu. La version PS2 s'en sort un peu mieux que les autres en proposant un doublage vocal des questions et la présence du modèle 3D de Jean-Pierre Foucault, mais les nouveautés s'arrêtent là. L'ajout du millier de questions inédites ne justifie en rien l'achat de cette nouvelle mouture.
40
PlayStationCheat Code Central
Considering that no matter how smart you really are, you won't actually win anything except for the nod of approval from silent and angry Player 2. In that case may we recommend playing You Don't Know Jack, also developed by JellyVision, which has better questions, more life and is a great party game to play with a few people. WWTBAM may be a great show, but it just doesn't translate well to the home. Honestly though, I would have been a little more lenient with the PSX version if the price had been $20.00. If you are reading this, you obviously own a computer, so save some cash and buy the PC version. As for this game, rental only.
40
PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Une seconde édition qui n'a d'autre raison d'être que de permettre à l'éditeur d'engendrer des bénéfices faciles sur le dos du grand public forcément attiré par le nom du jeu. L'ajout du millier de questions inédites ne justifie en rien l'achat de cette nouvelle mouture.
40
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Une seconde édition qui n'a d'autre raison d'être que de permettre à l'éditeur d'engendrer des bénéfices faciles sur le dos du grand public forcément attiré par le nom du jeu. L'ajout du millier de questions inédites ne justifie en rien l'achat de cette nouvelle mouture.
30
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
No right-minded individual needs convincing how sick and wrong it is to ask £30 for what is essentially a mission-pack for the first edition, and especially when it offers so little more. I'm sure it's going to sell well anyway, and Eidos know they're going to get away with it. It's daylight robbery but while the cow's there, they may as well milk it.
20
PlayStationElectric Playground
Where Hasbro and a few other game companies have mastered the art of transferring tried and true board games and family entertainment games into video games by adding spicy animations and an affable interface (see Monopoly or Risk), Buena Vista (Disney) has merely pasted trivia questions onto a rudimentary, bare boner graphics display accompanied by that trademark dramatic trill and gothic elevator music that has no business on my PSX… the GameBoy, maybe… a free Java based web site, sure. But $40 for a clunky trivia game? On the damn-near-obsolete PlayStation? Who wants to be an idiot?
10
PlayStation 2Consoles Plus
Franchement, c'est un jeu sans l'être. On se demande qui va l'acheter. Le pire, c'est qu'à la rédaction on s'est bien amusés avec pendant 20 minutes.