Conclusion: To summarize, though there are still significant shortcomings, the game has improved notably over the 2008 edition. It's the best Darts game around, and fans of the sport should enjoy it. PDC 2009 hits the shelves in Europe on May 29th.
Excerpt: History lesson, kids: PDC World Championship Darts started its career back in the tail end of 2006 modestly, spawning low-key versions on the humble PS2 and PC, to a quizzically good reception that left a lot of people baffled. I won’t pretend it was a world-changing event, but it showed that playing darts on a home console could be done well and actually offered you, the lazy couch-bound slob, yet another excuse to put off having that long overdue shower and wandering...
Excerpt: There are certain simulation games that make you think “What’s the point? You might as well go out and do the real thing.” Before even receiving my review copy, I wondered this to myself. It’s not even the first of its kind, there was also a 2008 edition and I thought for Rebellion Studios to develop a sequel, there better be a good reason or two. As you can imagine, there’s not an awful lot to a darts-simulation game.
Pros: Fairly accurate portrayal of dart-throwing, Commentary from Sid Waddell adds realism, Many multiplayer party games
Cons: Gets boring quickly, No online modes, Unlikely to tempt gamers who aren’t fans of darts