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
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  1. While I certainly find myself wishing the developers would fix the problems with the game and incorporate more of the pen-and-paper game's RPG elements, it's still a game that I look back on with more fond memories than bad ones.
  2. Assuming you have friends then you're in for an average time too. Are these levels atmospheric or just murky? Murky.
  3. Tries hard to bring the mythology of the White Wolf universe to the PS2 after a successful run on the Xbox, but unfortunately these days, endless hordes that fall to melee combat and a few rounds from a chosen weapon just don’t have legs if they’re not accompanied by some kind of presentation, and with all the richness of the White Wolf background, it’s a shame that there isn’t more of a real story taking place in Wayward.
  4. The frustrating combat system needs an overhaul, and players need to be rewarded more for their combat efforts.
  5. A decent multiplayer game that you and a friend can probably enjoy spending a few hours of your time with.
  6. If you're interested in action, without too many adventure strings attached, Wayward is worth taking a look at, but it's also a short enough game that you could easily get by with a rental instead.
  7. Cheat Code Central
    70
    It's a decent little game but without a four-player mode it's only half as fun as it could be.
  8. I think this can be a fun but addictive arcade shooter, and with a horror theme, easy controls, and guns galore, it will not be overlooked.
  9. May contain a high replay value (for some), but in the end that was not even enough to keep me playing. The uninspired and flawed game play hurts this title in the long run.
  10. Game Informer
    63
    The camera often becomes a liability, especially in areas where you can't zoom out. Character advancement is bare-bones, which hurts replay. [Sept 2003, p.107]
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    57
    Wayward needs something to keep it interesting, like stronger melee weapons to discover or moves to learn. [Sept 2003, p.117]
  12. 70
    It's as mindless as they come, and combing over the uninspired levels looking for needles in haystacks isn’t particularly fun, but if you're looking for a PS2 meatgrinder of a game, Wayward’s a top candidate.
  13. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    Even worse, fixed camera angles prohibit exploration of the wide-open environments, leading to five-minute levels that frustratingly take 30 because you can't find that one newspaper kiosk to destroy to find the item you need. [Sept 2003, p.97]
  14. Play Magazine
    50
    The levels require a lot of unnecessary exploration, setting up missions of collection and inevitable labored backtracking; add a strike for boring objectives that have you scouring confusing areas for far too long. [Oct 2003, p.71]
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  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!!!!