Wrath Unleashed PlayStation 2


Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
Buy On
  1. 70
    The game's main "problem" is that it badly needs four players. I say "problem" because that's only a problem if you don't have three friends to play with.
  2. While it may be a fun little jaunt with the appearance of a clever strategy/action game, if you attempt to play it that way you soon find out that it is fundamentally broken. A lesson from history, one hopes.
  3. It fuses a boring turn-based strategy game with a lackluster one-on-one fighter...In short, two half-assed components combine to make...well, you do the math. [March 2004, p.114]
  4. The graphics are dull, the combat is clunky, and the pacing is incredibly slow. [Mar 2004, p.107]
  5. Some very interesting ideas are buried under a tide of sloppy coding and bad game design.
  6. Its aspects of action, while moderately engaging, are wholly unbalanced; in addition, the elements of strategy are watered-down for ease of play.
  7. Not ideal on every level, but it's good enough on all of them so that it should provide an entertaining experience and a decent amount of replay value for those who enjoy equal parts methodical strategy and button-mashing mayhem.
  8. The fighting controls seem very sluggish, and even the faster style creatures seem to move as slow as the bigger ones which kind of makes them lose the competitive edge.
  9. Playboy
    Curvy goddesses and armies of flaming unicorns make this strategy game feel like something between "Risk" and a "Spinal Tap" concert. [Mar 2004, p.39]
  10. PSM Magazine
    A shallow mix of strategy and slapping, cursed by long loading times, WU falters a bit but staggers back by keeping the core tenets of its lineage intact. [Mar 2004, p.39]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. MeTwo
    Feb 20, 2004
    This game rox-sox! It's Advanced Wars meets Soul Calibur!
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 20, 2005
    This game may not really be as bad as 1. But it certainly deserves a 1 when compared to one of my favorite PS games: The Unholy War. The This game may not really be as bad as 1. But it certainly deserves a 1 when compared to one of my favorite PS games: The Unholy War. The following game elements are all much better in The Unholy War: * battlegournd variety * creature variety * gameplay Compared to The Unholy War, Wrath Unleashed is flat, flat, flat. None of the pieces fly - not meaningfully. Some of them "hover", which is, for the purposes of combat, not that different from walking. Their combat moves are also pretty much all the same. There is pretty much only one battle ground - in different colors. The Unholy War had wonderfully different battleground design. The graphics are also difficult to make out, which is frustrating. Perhaps they are better on an HDTV. But on my normal TV everything is so small. Very disappointing. Full Review »
  3. ANonymous
    Feb 10, 2004
    Avoid this game like ebola.