The Guy Game Reviews (PlayStation 2)
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PGNx Media (Sep 02, 2004)
The Guy Game succeeds at pleasing its intended audience (the older teenage male, which I very happily fall in). As a trivia game, the questions are varied enough to keep things interesting and the breast parade never feels pushed or clearly added for marketing reasons. In fact, it seems that the guys over at Top Heavy Studios really enjoyed making the game as the whole atmosphere of The Guy Game is top-notch. Whether that is the appropriate atmosphere for you is something for you to decide.
IGN (Aug 30, 2004)
The game itself is solid, simple and fun. It's better than decent as a single-player game, but it definitely excels as a party mixer. It's also excellent the first few times around, and can fade very quickly after that. I could see people buying this and having like three or four weekends of fun with it, and then discarding it forever. It appears its destiny is perhaps as a GREAT rental. Your choice of course, depending on how desperate you are to see titty. I suspect, however, that if you this game succeeds, you'll start seeing one each year.
Game Over Online (Sep 30, 2004)
The game does randomize the layout to these answers so it’s not a simple matter of rote button pressing, but even that isn’t enough to solve the two greatest problems the title holds: First, the novelty of playing the game is sure to wear off after a while, especially considering the limited number of episodes. It’s possible to go through every single episode in a weekend, which doesn’t speak volumes about returning to this game time and time again. Second, while the single player game is adequate, this game is much better as a party title with plenty of alcohol. The mechanics of the game are suited completely towards inebriated college kids or young twenty-somethings who want to mix their drinking with a little nudity. Otherwise, this title will probably remain relegated to the niche category of controversial games that warrant a rental merely to see what the fuss is all about.
GameSpot (Sep 01, 2004)
The Guy Game is aimed at a pretty specific audience. If you're a fan of trivia games but not a fan of cursing and some topless girls, then the game isn't for you. If you're looking for something more risqué than some occasionally exposed breasts, then get out of the game section and head to your video store's back room. But if you're up for a little bit of trivia with a dirty sense of humor and you have three like-minded friends, The Guy Game won't let you down.
Game Chronicles (Sep 21, 2004)
Just remember that a game like this is really offensive to girlfriends, wives, sister and mothers, and while your Dad might want to elbow up next to you at the controller, I really wouldn’t recommend it – because, well, that’s kinda creepy and all.
GameZone (Oct 10, 2004)
A random guy from a behind the scenes video says right to the camera, “This game’s going to be better than Grand Theft Auto.” Sorry, dude, you were wrong. The Guy Game isn’t absolutely terrible; it just has an extremely limited audience. The trivia part of the game is pretty fun, the Ballz games are simple but competitive, and the drinking games are well integrated. The boobs are an added bonus, and nice to see, but if all you want is the boobs don’t buy this game - if you’re old enough to buy this game, you’re old enough to buy pornography. If you’re looking for a fun party game to play with a bunch of horny guys this is a good choice.
PSX Extreme (Sep 07, 2004)
Which makes me wonder just what target audience Gathering is going for with this product. Most adults can find cheaper and better ways to see naked women, and even drunk frat boys have more sense than this, so who does that leave? Personally, I think many teenage boys under 18 are going to seek out this game for the nudity and shock value associated with it. An "M" rating sure didn't stop young teens from playing Grand Theft Auto or SOCOM, and it won't prevent them from seeing the bouncing boobs featured in The Guy Game. That's a shame, not because I feel teenagers shouldn't be allowed to watch dumb women take their tops off, but because they'll end up buying a crappy game to do so.
Game Informer Magazine (Oct, 2004)
Now, I like nudity as much as the next guy, but this is just sad. The point is to slog through some basic trivia in order to earn a glimpse at some topless sorority sisters. Both the player and the girls are asked a trivia question. If they get it wrong, they must flash their breasts, and if you get it right, your points fill up a meter that unlocks an uncensored view of the nudity. Here’s the problem: If you’re old enough to buy this game, you’re old enough to buy Girls Gone Wild, subscribe to Cinemax, or just rent some soft-core skin flicks, all of which offer more nudity with less effort. The Guy Game is touted as a fun time for a bunch of dudes to sit around and ogle some boobies, but it’s just not. If you’re seriously interested in this "game," you’re probably a loser who’s embarrassed to buy porn, and way too chicken to actually talk to a real girl.
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) (Aug, 2006)
Finally, a videogame that makes frat boys drink beer. With any luck, a game that makes fat kids eat cheeseburgers can't be far behind. The Guy Game is a drinking game in a quiz-show format. Except you're guessing what drunk girls will pick as the answer. The ultimate prize for winning? You get to see some boobs. This is the greatest breakthrough in gaming history.
Armchair Empire, The (Nov 01, 2004)
There is nothing – absolutely nothing – in The Guy Game that is a positive feature, outside of the breasts. I am almost entirely sure some fundamentalist church, sponsored this game in an attempt to lure young horny teenage guys with lustful sirens and instead being rewarded with pain, terribly unfunny pain. I'm not even trying to be pretentious and say that I'm above seeing topless girls - I'm just saying that they should maybe make a fun, energetic game around it and not this zombifying romp of displeasure.
GameSpy (Sep 08, 2004)
At least BMX XXX, the other console game with boobies, had gameplay in addition to breasts. Female anatomy is the only real saving grace for The Guy Game -- if you can call it a saving grace. Unless you have some Greek letters emblazoned on your sweatshirt or are on double-secret probation by the Dean, you need not waste your time with The Guy Game.
1UP (Sep 10, 2004)
So the Guy Game's main audience, people who like pawing at themselves in front of their TV, will be disappointed. And the psuedo-intellectuals and censorship wusses who pretend dick jokes aren't funny could not find a better argument than this. If you're thinking of trying it out anyway, take my advice: for half the price and ten times the product, you can order videos that don't require you to blunder your way through the world's crappiest game show. The Guy Game made me feel like I was 12 years old trying to stay awake while Shannon Tweed untangled a web of deception for an hour and a half, hoping the cable guide wasn't lying when it said "Adult Situations, Brief Nudity."