Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 90
    What's not to love? You have your gunfights, barroom brawls, horse rides, train rides, bank robberies and a cute girl to inspire you. This game allows you to beat the bad guys, save the town and ride off into the sunset with your girl.
  2. The game is witty; the game is fun - yet a little too short. Just like after finishing Runaway I felt that there could have been more to do, more to see and more to laugh about. Still: the Westerner is a great game and if you like adventures and are desperate for new brain food don’t hesitate to be on the look out for this game.
  3. Kudos to Revistronic for keeping the genre alive and a big thanks to The Adventure Company for bringing this game to America where we can all have a taste of the Old West.
  4. Revistronic missed all sorts of opportunities for humor in the game, and so Wanted ends up being pleasant and occasionally funny, but it’s hardly a knee-slapper.
  5. A fairly polished and comical game. It's too bad it didn't emulate "Toy Story" a little more, though, and provide a better plot and stellar acting. [Holiday 2004, p.98]
  6. The light hearted silliness of Fenimore Fillmore’s antics is a welcome addition to the genre. The gag reel is tops and I wouldn’t mind a sequel one bit.
  7. This game is a light-hearted romp through the old wild west. I happily played it through with a smile on my face and the occasional good chuckle at a playful anachronism or a witty remark. A lot of work has gone into making the characters fun and larger than life.
  8. Wanted is the definition of average. Fans of both adventure games and westerns may want to look into it, but I'd advise all others to steer clear.
  9. It's impossible to dislike, despite its flaws. [Jan 2005, p.63]
  10. 67
    It had the story, humor and graphics worthy of a Monkey Island sequel. Unfortunately, the game included several tedious and repetitive tasks, as well as a very frustrating arcade sequence, all of which managed to destroy the joy of playing and negated all good that the game offered.
  11. Suffers from some major problems--juvenile writing, a lame ending, a clunky camera and interface, some ill-conceived puzzles and action sequences, and major bugs, among other things. Still, fans of old-school adventures who can put up with a lot of problems should find the game reasonably entertaining.
  12. 65
    The oversights involved in not allowing cut-scenes and dialogues to be skipped and allowing many bugs to slip through take this game down a few notches.
  13. The U.S. version uses some over-the-top acting that borders on being agitating.
  14. The graphics, characters, cinematics and other high points are unfortunately pulled down by an over-reliance on busy work gameplay and a shortage of fun challenges. The end result is a great game that might have been.
  15. It's just another in the crowd of well-meaning but ultimately pointless games that offer more tedium than entertainment. [Jan 2005, p.83]
  16. Could have been a really good game—one of the best of the year—despite some of its flaws. But the twitch requirements and the insult sword — errrr… sarsaparilla duels, combined to cast a deathly pallor over the entire experience.
  17. 50
    The only reason you'd buy Wanted is in a (possibly misguided) attempt to support The Adventure Company with your game-buying dollars. Which is fine, of course, but if any TAC game is skippable, this is definitely the one.
  18. 50
    Unfortunately, desktop crashes, the need for money and carrots, some annoying sound effects, and a few frustrating puzzles mar what could have been one of the better adventure games to come out in years.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. GregH.
    Dec 6, 2005
    2
    A very good racing game for the DS :-)
  2. JamesM.
    Oct 23, 2004
    10
    I haven't seen any better AG in 2004....yet!
  3. ii
    Oct 7, 2004
    10
    Fenimore is my hero but I dream with Rhianon.