PDC World Championship Darts Review: Throw Darts

Grab your pints and get ready to get competitive in PDC World Championship Darts which has finally arrived for the Xbox 360.

PDC World Championship Darts by Oxygen games has finally come to the Xbox 360 after its huge success on the Playstation 2 and Nintendo Wii and has had a face lift in graphics sense. With the Xbox’s power boosting it up the levels. The first glimpse of the game that you get is the intro of course, which gives a glimpse of in game and real footage of world champs playing darts. This gives you a rather brief smell of what you’re going in to.

The main menu is a piece of cake to get through. No challenging options that piss you off before you even get in to the game due to it all being set out in a single drop and not all over the place.

When choosing your player you are given a choice of 16 World class players to choose from, so you will be thinking a while of who to use. But if none of them take your fancy, then you always have the option to create your own dart throwing champ.

The Create A Player menu leaves no stone unturned if you have your heart set on making that soon to be pro to look just like you. They have all bases covered from the face type all the way up to how you throw the dart, and there’s a male or female option as well which is ideal if you lady’s of the darts world are playing.

This game’s smooth flowing graphics are essential and the facial expressions which you notice if you throw your darts badly or if you do well in your turns. The one thing the developers have not missed is the thing that makes darts what it is and that’s the environment and the crowd. With their cheers or even insults in a couple of digs at the way you play, it really adds to the effect of the game over all.

The controls are pretty simple to use. The aiming system throws you off a bit at first but after a few games you will have it sorted and know where to aim and how hard to throw.

Across the way, you will also notice that you have two commentators that don’t miss a thing as you’re taking your go and will always stick in the very British insult or compliment you which gives you a kick up the back side and makes you knuckle in to prove them your better than that.

There is also unlockable achievements as in any other 360 game but with PDC you are able to unlock achievements for doing bad or good, so everyone is a winner. This game gets highly addictive the more you play it and sees you falling in to more and more of a competition with the computer or with a friend if you want to play multiplayer or you could even play against some other people with your skill type or even a higher skill type with the online multiplayer option. But all in all if you like darts then you will like this game, but if your more of a FPS player, then just stick to your FPS games.

David Jeffers is a former writer for WhatIfGaming and one of the most prominent writers you will find out there. He loves anime, and everything video games and loves chances to discover new and interesting worlds in the interactivity from the games we play today, given that the game does a good job of doing that of course.

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