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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: 2nd Edition (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

The suspense and game rules are successfully recreated in this excellent Game Show Dragoon (89) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 3.2


The Press Says

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Game 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.
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Daily 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.
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Gaming 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.
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Gamezone (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.
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GameStar (Germany)
Den Unterhaltungswert der Fernsehsendung erreicht die PC-Variante natürlich nicht. Trotz magerer Grafik spielt man das Quiz jedoch gern immer mal wieder.
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PC 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.
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PC 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.
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Absolute 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.
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Game 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.
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Jeuxvideo.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.
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Eurogamer.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.