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Game Review Assignment

Due Date: 6/21

Note: This is an optional assignment that you can complete in partial fulfillment of the A or B contracts.

If you are not familiar with the style and format of game reviews, I suggest that you take a look at the following sites.

Here are a few salient features of video game reviews:

  • review current games (released this year)
  • indicate the platform on which the game is played (e.g. xBox, PS, iPhone, PC, etc.)
  • describe the game without spoilers
  • consider a range of qualities (graphics and sound, storyline, characters, playability, replay value, etc.)
  • summarize their findings

If you are going to do a review, you will need to have access to, and play, some recent game. That doesn’t require you to lay down $60 for new console game. You can choose a cheap or free phone game instead.

As stated in the syllabus, your review should be a minimum of 1000 words. You should post it to this website in the “game reviews” category.


About Alex Reid

Associate Professor and Director of Composition in the English Department at the University at Buffalo


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