The Guy Game is an adult video game for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC consoles. Presented in a trivia gameshow style supporting up to four players, it consists of 20 episodes containing about 1,000 questions.
After every question there is video footage (shot during Spring Break on South Padre Island) of host Matt Sadler giving the same question to young females in bikinis (referred to as "hotties"). If they answer incorrectly, they are required to show their breasts. Before they give their answers, the footage is paused and the player is asked to guess whether the hotties answered correctly or not. In the "TitWitz" portions of the game, the player is told that they were wrong, and asked to guess what wrong answer they gave. The more times you are able to correctly predict the outcome, the higher the "Flash-O-Meter" raises, and more nudity is shown. At first, the breasts are obscured by a Guy Game logo (Soft and Squishy), then digitally blurred (Sorta Chubby), and finally uncensored (Super Stiff). Once you reach the uncensored level, the episode can be played again with no visual censorship of nudity. As the game progresses, the players are ranked by scored as President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Asshole. Also included are the "Ballz" minigames which can give players extra points during an episode. Before the game, each player chooses a female avatar (called cheerleaders) to represent them. Based on how often the player correctly guesses the outcome of each hottie response, the more clothes the cheerleader removes. At the end of the episode, a short video montage is shown of the player ranked as President's cheerleader.
Many other rules can be enabled, most inspired by drinking games.
The game achieved some notoriety four months after its release when a suit was brought against Top Heavy Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Gathering Of Developers by one of the female contestants who revealed that she was only 17 at the time that she was filmed topless for The Guy Game. A Travis County judge granted a temporary restraining order prohibiting Microsoft, Sony, and others from selling any game that contained the girl's image, voice, and name. Despite this, new and used copies of this game can still be found in many stores and online. On November 27, 2007, a backwards compatibility update enabled the Xbox version to be played on Xbox 360.
After the lawsuit, Top Heavy released a DVD of the original footage with extras entitled "The Guy Game: Game Over", but it was only available online through its website. Top Heavy eventually closed shop, so the DVD is no longer available for purchase through the company.
The game received mixed reviews from critics, ranging from a 7.7 (IGN) to a 0.83 (Electronic Gaming Monthly, averaged across three reviews).
- The Guy Game at MobyGames
- The Guy Game at IGN
- The Guy Game at GameSpot
- The original Austin American-Statesman Article, December 2004
- Topheavy files appeal - Austin Chronicle, February 2005
- Texas Court of Appeals uphold injunction and rejects all appeals - Media Law Reporter, August 2005
- November '07 Xbox 360 backwards compatibility update