Whilst it is undeniable that Peggle and Bejeweled 2 are essential if you are a fan of the puzzle genre, it is equally apparent that the other two titles that share disc space with those bad-boys are completely inferior by comparison. And that is why, even at a budget price, the first volume of PopCap Hits presents a false economy.
Those without access to Xbox LIVE and other avenues aside, the four titles on display are also available elsewhere, on other platforms, for a comparitively cheaper price. There will be more volumes in this series on offer in the coming months, including some other minor classics that can be bracketed in with the superior duo of corkers enthused about here. Even with that in mind, caution should be taken and if you are a child of the internet age, perhaps try selecting the cream of the crop as standalone purchases rather than picking up this or any future releases. 5/10