"The Game," an early 80's release by rock and roll royalty Queen reveals quite a few sides of the band, but all of those sides are sprinkled with a perfect layer of ironically combined subject matter and all-out classic rock-n-roll. For instance, there are the obligatory ballads, both rough and playfully gentle, expressing life and romance ('Save Me,' 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love,' and the unexplainable but truly wonderful 'Don't Try Suicide'). Then, there are the high schooler's anthems (their biggest hit 'Another One Bites the Dust,' and the grand 'Play the Game'), as Queen were always the anthem perfectors of their day. And there are also the head-scratchers, like the poignant 'Sail Away Sister (The Sister I Never Had)' and 'Dragon Attack.'
"The Game" reveals a peak point of Queen's horizons, and while it doesn't stray very far from the sound they were famous for at that time, it gives fans a slight preview of some of their other 80's material, while not giving away too much.