Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
Buy On
  1. A much deeper, more involving story, packed with lots of secrets and more combat, Wayward is a sequel than many games should look up to as the right way to follow up a successful title.
  2. 84
    A huge improvement over its predecessor. Being surrounded by a pack of creatures that want to tear the flesh from your bones doesn't get much better than this.
  3. A truly entertaining and addictive gruesome action game and a perfect sequel to the original.
  4. 82
    Dig down even deeper that you'll truly begin to appreciate what benefits it has to offer -- an incredibly challenging Nightmare setting, solid character designs, intelligent controls, and old-fashioned arcade shooting and slashing to name but a few of them.
  5. 80
    It's a pleasingly solid sequel, and doesn't leave the inexperienced out in the cold.
  6. If you have one of the other games in the series, and you're not a die-hard Hunter: The Reckoning fan, you probably don't need this game. Unless you feel the need to play through a different story, you'll pretty much have the same experience as you did with the other games, but with worse graphics.
  7. 80
    It blends the genre lines seamlessly in a fast-paced game that is both fun and challenging. The new story line and gameplay improvements will appeal to fans of the original and it also does a good job of bringing newcomers up to speed.
  8. PSM Magazine
    80
    High Voltage retooled everything in response to fan requests, and it shows. This game rocks. [Sept 2003, p.40]
  9. It's disappointing to have a game that shows so much promise, and yet could have been so much more.
  10. 75
    The fact is, since you never get to control the camera angles, every time you pass a certain spot in the game you are viewing it from a different angle. What I am getting at is, you never get any sense of where you are in any given area because you’re always given a different angle to view it from.
  11. My only real complaints are that the game is too easy, too short, doesn’t have enough players, and doesn’t let you fight nearly the same amount of walking dead as in the first one.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. RichB.
    Oct 2, 2003
    9
    Great game. Thought it was way too easy at first, but curve goes way up after the werewolf. Don't go back to milk continues, and you Great game. Thought it was way too easy at first, but curve goes way up after the werewolf. Don't go back to milk continues, and you have a very good, and difficult game to master! Full Review »
  2. TREYF.
    Sep 27, 2003
    10
    This game is the bomb just like the first one but, I'm stuck on The Tower level the first one where you get through the thing that This game is the bomb just like the first one but, I'm stuck on The Tower level the first one where you get through the thing that shines and injures you when you walk into it. Full Review »
  3. PeanutHappy
    Sep 10, 2003
    10
    One of the funniest and most innovative games I've seen since GTA3!!!!!!!!!! IT's all blood gushing fun!!!!