Wet PlayStation 3

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 61 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 61
  2. Negative: 2 out of 61
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  1. WET has taken the third person shooter genre and turned it completely on its head – not for everyone, but I loved every last second of it. Tarantino would be proud.
  2. Wet takes action games to a completely new stylish level!
  3. I am sure the “Grindhouse” graphics and audio will annoy some people to death, those brave enough to see the games beauty behind the rough graphic filters, rock-a-billy music and blood n’ guts gameplay will find much entertainment in this game. Certainly one of the few new gaming franchises that are a true must buy this summer. Rubi and WET totally rock.
  4. Artistically, however, the game is one of the most interesting and most well-done games of the past decade. While other games have taken on the idea of a game emulating a certain type of film, Wet is the first to truly embrace it.
  5. Wet is a very good game that any fan of shooters will enjoy.
  6. 80
    WET has the all important X-factor. Despite all the negatives, WET is a thoroughly good game since the style and combat carry the game to the end.
  7. WET is an aquired taste, and while some gamers will love to splash around in this off beat amusement of campy action, others will simply shake their heads.
  8. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    80
    The atmosphere is top notch, and the game bristles with a raw energy that is a joy to behold. The art direction is excellent, particularly in Rage Mode, and the soundtrack is one of the best we’ve heard. It’s unfortunate the gameplay can be a little repetitive and dying is just plain annoying. [Nov 2009, p.78]
  9. WET is a very stylish third person shooter which does not try to take itself too seriously at any point.
  10. The game most certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste but third person shooter fans will definitely want to take a look and get WET with Rubi.
  11. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    80
    Frantic action shooter combines Max Payne with Prince of Persia in a grindhouse style. If you were uncertain what a blood ballet means, Wet is the answer. [Oct 2009]
  12. 79
    Wet is exactly what it claims to be and nothing more. The action is intense, repetitive and predictable, but it is also highly entertaining.
  13. Stranglehold with a "tarantinian" twist. Good for old gamers and hard boiled fans.
  14. It’s not polished enough to hang with the games that inspired it – the action gets messy to the point of frustration far too often, and the level designs are rudimentary to say the least – but if you’re looking for a weekend sugar-rush you could do much ­worse.
  15. Though there is a certain roughness to the action, Wet is still a raucously entertaining adventure.
  16. WET is successful in translating the feel of a b-movie to a videogame format, and it is what it sets out to be -- a fun, gore-soaked, action-packed good time. If you're on the prowl for the popcorn flick of gaming, look no further that WET.
  17. WET had a chance to set a new bar for third-person action games, but it never has all its components working together at once to make a perfect package. Perhaps the best thing I can say about this game, other than the fact that I enjoyed it in spite of its shortcomings, is that I’m really looking forward to a sequel.
  18. It’s a classic rainy day rental and in that capacity, as an unpretentious shoot-em-up, it works just fine.
  19. All in all, Wet is a fun game, though it's marred by a terrible camera aiming system and the occasional stiff-feeling actions.
  20. If you can look past the repetitiveness of the arena battles and the sometimes clunky controls of the acrobatics, WET is definitely worth giving a go even if just for its visual and gameplay uniqueness, not to mention its kick ass soundtrack.
  21. Like the films from which it draws inspiration, WET is an unapologetically sordid exercise in blood, sex, and rock ‘n roll, a made-for-popcorn slab of flawed-but-fun action gaming. And that’s more than enough for me.
  22. One cinematic pulp action extraveganza starring a take-no-prisoners potty-mouthed pistol, comin’ up! A2M hit the bullseye with WET succeeding where others have failed by not overthinking the gameplay and letting the action and stylization do the talking.
  23. I won't try to say WET is a perfect game or even a truly great one, but when it's hitting properly, it feels good.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Jan 21, 2016
    6
    Wet was always appealing to me, due to its grindhouse's style that could belong in a Tarantino movie. Unfortunately I'll quickly explain whyWet was always appealing to me, due to its grindhouse's style that could belong in a Tarantino movie. Unfortunately I'll quickly explain why this game has been a deception.

    First technically the game is pretty bad with outdated graphics for a 2009 game, very long loading time and even some framerate drops.The IA of the enemies is okay but won't be much of a challenge neither The art direction of the game deserved better,

    Now concerning the gameplay the first minutes are very fun, you're introduce to different moves, sword fight, etc... But you get nothing new during the rest of the game, well yes you'll have new skills and weapons, but they really are not useful and you'll finish the game using only your pistols, your sword and the same 3 moves (killing enemies without moves is just boring) and the game is still very easy, it's almost impossible to die because of the enemies, no the most probable ways to die during the game is during jumps and that's mostly because the camera is faulty and the jumps will fail if you jump one foot too soon or late you die. The "bosses" are all the same and once again very easy. There's a few enjoyable moment like "rage mode" or some QTE sequence, but they are too scarce to prevailed over the rest of the game.

    The story is, like you'd expected, pretty over the top with B-rank dialogues that you might love or hate depending on your tastes. However it will only last 6 hours which was way too short and the ending is obviously rushed (there's even one lieutenant of the bad guy that disappeared), they clearly cut some part of the game to get it out on scheduled.

    In conclusion the game fails in its game design it should have either work more on its looks and add more QTE's and sequences other than arena's fight. Or having a top notch gameplay that requires skills and less repetitive. In both case they should have at least finish the game properly. The six hours that the game last weren't bad and I liked the first half of it, but the repetitiveness of the gameplay killed this fun and at the end it was boring. Advisable only to grindhouse fans at a very low price.
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  2. Dec 21, 2010
    6
    Third person shooter that does a stellar job mimicking 70's trash movies and featuring one of the coolest heroines ever. Armed with dualThird person shooter that does a stellar job mimicking 70's trash movies and featuring one of the coolest heroines ever. Armed with dual revolvers, a katana, and bullet time whenever she performs acrobatic moves, Rubi Malone shoots and slices thugs like none other. Too bad she only does it for about seven hours and suffers from countless sudden deaths due to failed jumps, slides, or quicktime events. Full Review »
  3. Mar 13, 2012
    9
    I am MAJORLY surprised to see that the critics liked this game more than the users! On my You Tube Christian gaming channel, Gaming 4 Jesus (I am MAJORLY surprised to see that the critics liked this game more than the users! On my You Tube Christian gaming channel, Gaming 4 Jesus ( http://www.youtube.com/Gaming4Jesus ), I gave this game a 8.5. Being that Metacritic does not allow half scores, I think the game is worth a 9 on here. At the time, this game broke the mold as far as Quinton Tarantino-type wit, obnoxiousness, and rough charm. Plus, how could anyone NOT love Eliza Dushku's voice performance! It was a bit cliche, sure! But she pulled it all off BRILLIANTLY! By the way, I cordially invite anyone reading this to visit my channel (referral above). I hope you will sometime enjoy this game as much as I did! Full Review »