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

Camden Fringe: Shards, The Camden People's Theatre - ★★★★★ - August 15 - 18, 2019

Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse - ★★★★☆ - Until August 31, 2019

The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde, Jack Studio Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until September 28, 2019

Towards Zero, The Mill at Sonning - ★★★★★ - Until September 28, 2019

Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre - ★★★★☆ - Until April 26, 2020

Amsterdam, Orange Tree Theatre - ★★★★☆ - Until October 12, 2019

Camden Fringe: Puttana, Etcetera Theatre / Hen & Chickens Theatre - ★★★☆☆ - Until August 25, 2019

Camden Fringe: Celia Delaney is... Angelic? - The Bill Murray - ★★★☆☆ - Until August 19, 2019

Camden Fringe: U Are What U Wear, Etcetera Theatre - ★★★☆☆ - Until August 19, 2019

The Crown Dual, Wilton's Music Hall - ★★★★☆ - Until September 14, 2019

The City Life Magazine. Reviews and Ratings.