Hit the road again
The original Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? was the first title in the long running and amazingly popular edutainment series that has seen countless numbers of players roaming the world, venturing into space and even travelling through time in search of the master criminal. This updated version of the groundbreaking original retains the same basic gameplay as the other games but has been given a loving coat of paint in the form of updated graphics and sound, as well as some fancy new locations to explore, so whether you're a newcomer to the series or an old fan, there's much to enjoy here. The game requires players to step into the shoes of a new detective who has been charged with tracking down the nefarious Ms. Sandiego and her criminal associates. This takes you all around the world, following leads, questioning witnesses and learning various interesting facts about the different countries that you visit. Once you feel you have gathered enough information about the current suspect, you have to get a warrant for their arrest issued but don't get it wrong, or the real crooks will justbe back on the streets in a heartbeat. The gameplay hasn't changed much since the original but it remains as compelling and educational as ever, and roaming around the world to such locations as Kathmandu, Tokyo and Singapore is enjoyable stuff. The big attraction here is the updated visuals and sound and they certainly bring a lot to the game, as the original is looking more than a bit dated now. If you are a fan of the series, this is a must play and if you're a newcomer, this is probably the best version to start with, so be sure to check it out.