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P4 – Analysis of a Computer Game

You have been commissioned to write a critical article on a chosen category of game for a games magazine.

You will:

  • Select appropriate games for analysis
  • Play games critically, taking notes
  • Analyse genre characteristics
  • Analyse narrative structures
  • Analyse representation of characters
  • Write article
You can choose any game you like. Preferably a game you are currently playing at home. Make sure it is a game with lots of content and which you feel confident about going into plenty of detail about. The game chosen needs to have a strong narrative.
Include the following:
  • Analysis of the game – Graphics, sound, selection/construction of content, codes and conventions
  • Narrative Structure  – Who, what, where, when and how? Why do you think the story is good or bad? Link – Article is talking about film but relates to game story too.
  • Representation of Characters – Who are the main characters?. Are they represented positively or negatively? Are they stereotypes?
  • Define the audience/Target demographic.  Who is the game aimed at?
  • How is that audience addressed
  • The chosen games genre analysed – Has the genre changed over the years?  What do we expect from the genre and does the game deliver.


  1. Dan Danaher

    Daniel Danaher

  2. Anonymous
    Charlie long “ive posted this 3 times it doesn’t seem to be working…”

  3. Anonymous

    Charlie long submitted April 7th

  4. Anonymous

    Charlie long submitted on April 7th

  5. Anonymous

    5th attempt at submitting my work. originally submitted on the 7th

  6. charlie long

    6th attempt at submitting my work

  7. Charlie long

    Hello James I emailed you that I had an issue the other day and wasn’t able to post a link, I am trying once again to post the link, originally posted on the 7th of april

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