Video Games: Play, Design, Disrupt - ★★★★☆ - Until February 24, 2019


For those who play them and those who haven’t a clue, this exhibition is fun and informative. The exhibition reveals the wide variety of video games from the ethereal and meditative “Journey” to the old standard run/shoot/fight game updated into experiences like “Bloodborne”. There is lots to see and learn here about the development and design of games that have become a new branch of the arts. The breadth and scope of different games is fascinating, and the show addresses some of the major critiques leveled at these pastimes: violence, male centric, only for kids. There is also some fun interactive spoofs of the games. Bravo to the V&A for recognizing this design revolution and presenting it in a fascinating exhibition.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆★ 

COST: £18 (Concessions available)
Want to save on tickets? See our Tips page.

WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until February 24, 2019
Mon - Thu, Sat & Sun: 10 am - 5:45 pm. Fri: 10 am - 10 pm
Victoria & Albert Museum, Room 39 and the North Court
Nearest tube: South Kensington

Latest Reviews

Slipped: Cinderella... Rebooted! - Royal Vauxhall Tavern - ★★★★ - Until January 8, 2020

The Match Box, Omnibus Theatre - ★★★★ - Until November 17, 2019

Stop Kiss, Above The Stag Theatre - ★★★★ - Until November 30, 2019

Afterglow, Waterloo East Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until December 6, 2019

All's Well That Ends Well, Jermyn Street Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until November 30, 2019

Sinatra: Raw, Wilton's Music Hall - ★★★★★ - Until November 2, 2019

Orphée, London Coliseum - ★★★★★ - Until November 29, 2019

Soho Cinders, Charing Cross Theatre - ★★★★ - Until December 21, 2019

Reputation, The Other Palace - ★★★★ - Until November 14, 2019

The Mikado, London Coliseum - ★★★★ - Until November 30, 2019

The City Life Magazine. Reviews and Ratings.