Trivia or Die is one of the better trivia games on the XBox Live Indie Games service in a few very important ways. First, the questions are interesting. Second, the answers are fair – none of this “Here are 4 slightly different numbers to choose from” garbage. Third, if you go to the Options menu and turn off the Insults, the game is pretty fast paced.
With that said, the game is not perfect. The themes aren’t really very well integrated into the game – it’s trying to be both a bad Japanese game show and a Save the World through trivia game and neither theme is developed very well. There aren’t a lot of questions – in about 30-40 minutes of play, we saw a few repeats. Oh and if you’re not American, be warned that one of the question categories is US trivia.
However, when all things are said and done, Trivia or Die really is noticeably better than the vast majority of XBLIG trivia games, so if you’ve got an evening free with a couple of friends, feel like some trivia, and have an extra dollar, it’s not a bad choice.