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Sydney 2000 (PS1) review – 60 Second Gamer 16

The official video game for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney gave us 12 events and the ability to both name our olympian (with a name like BAP) and choose their country. It’s the little things that count. But unlike Konami’s own unofficial series, Sydney 2000 doesn’t hold up quite as well. Graphically it’s less impressive, …

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty (PS3) review – 60 Second Gamer 15

In an alternate history, the Nazis invade America. Thankfully you are a blue collar construction worker who happens to be extremely handy with a gun and hand to hand combat. It’s a lucky turn of events seeing as the invading army lands right on top of you. What are the chances of that happening, eh? …

The Flintstones: Bedrock Racing (PS2) – 60 Second Gamer 14

Welcome to Bedrock, a hotbed of racing since the stone age. Maybe. The game offers 12 characters and 12 tracks to race around. Quite a substantial number, you might think. Nope. Tracks and courses are unlocked by collecting all 8 dinosaur eggs per track and getting a top 3 finish. By collecting the two dinosaur …

International Track and Field (PS1) review – 60 Second Gamer 13

After their Track and Field games achieved success in the 1980s, Konami resurrected the series in 3D on the PS1. This is International Track and Field. Oh yes. While it lacks any long term replay value in single player, there is much to be said for the multiplayer side of the game. This is where …

50 Cent: Bulletproof (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer 12

Have you ever wanted to be a hip hop superstar, but lacked the bling, gold teeth and thug life attitude to do it? Then fear not! Because 50 Cent: Bulletproof might just be the game you’re looking for. Unless, you know, you don’t want to be a hip hop superstar. If that’s the case then …

The Sum Of All Fears (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer Ep11

How do you make a tense action thriller, starring Ben Affleck, translate to a first person video game? Not like this, that’s for certain. He doesn’t even show up, the lazy so and so. What else did he have going on in 2002? Not much. Controlling a surprisingly out of breath squad of three (just …

Naughty Bear (PS3) review – 60 Second Gamer Episode 10

On paper Naughty Bear is a good idea. A cuddly toy bear, spurned by the other bears around him, goes on a kill crazy rampage to teach them a lesson. The reality is somewhat less impressive. I know – sad faces all round. Your role is of course to kill everybody before they can either …

Mr Bean (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer 09

This will come as a surprise to our regular viewers, but the *Mr Bean* game on PS2, released by Blast Entertainment, isn’t that bad. I know, I was surprised too. Based on the animated Mr Bean TV series, you must save Teddy who has been kidnapped. Working your way through a number of garden-themed platforming …

Knight Rider 2 (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer Episode 08

So Michael Knight and KITT are back in Knight Rider: The Game 2 (or Knight Rider 2 to keep things simple) for another, quite possibly unwanted sequel. Reprising much of the story from Davilex’s first game, you must work your way through a story and, indeed, a game, that have had almost no effort put into …

Smarties Meltdown (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer Episode 07

In a change from our usual focus, this week’s game is one that, surprisingly, isn’t too bad. You are Blue, a blue Smartie who is given a power suit and the job of rescuing all the other Smarties that have been kidnapped by the evil Dr Sour Sweet. Your power suit lets you collect a …

Knight Rider (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer Episode 06

Knight Rider was a smash hit in the 1980s. This game came out in 2006. Before the 2008 reboot, but admittedly following several rather poor attempts at relaunching the franchise in the 90s. Looking back, what was it with the PS2 and the many, many developers that bought up the licences for well known properties? …

Charlotte’s Web (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer Episode 05

If previous knowledge and experience is anything to go by, Charlotte’s Web was probably thrown together in a 6-8 week window for a very small amount of money. And it shows. You play as Wilbur (the pig), Charlotte (the spider) and Templeton (the rat) across 19 mini games set on the Zuckerman Farm. Wilbur is …

Let’s Make A Soccer Team! (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer Episode 04

Somewhere along the way, Football Manager got it right. Finely balancing what is, essentially, a number of spreadsheets, and making them entertaining. At the same time, Let’s Make A Soccer Team resolutely fails in its effort to convert the beautiful game to the RPG sphere. Your role is to act as club chairman. This explains …

Dr Dolittle (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer Episode 03

Want another game by Blast! Entertainment? Then you are clearly a glutton for punishment. On looking at the cover this 2006 PS2 release looks to be a tie in to the Eddie Murphy film where he stars as Dr Dolittle, that chap who can talk to animals and cure their suspiciously human ailments. . But …

Little Britain (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer Episode 02

Let us summarise the Little Britain video game for you. It’s genuinely bad, one barely worthy of the world of video games. Seven mini games and some arbitrary challenges just to give you something to do. That’s because those seven mini games can take about half an hour to work through once you get used …

Crash n Burn (PS2) review – 60 Second Gamer Episode 01

Welcome to the start of brand new, honest to Grud 2016 60 Second Gamer! We start with perhaps a less well known game, Crash N Burn. This was published by Eidos on the PS2 way back in 2004. In many ways it’s a Burnout clone. There’s fast paced racing action, lots of crashing and plenty of …