Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. 40
    Wii Sports bowling alone is better than Celebrity Sports Showdown and 10 sequels. The game fails on all fronts, delivering a poorly executed selection of mini-games and 10 celebrities whose likenesses are carelessly brought to the screen void of color and commentary.
  2. It's just a shame the presentation is so rubbish. The characters are horrible to look at and the environments are ugly. At least the games are quite good fun, in a limited sort of way, and the selection isn't bad.
  3. Celebrity Sports Showdown is exactly what I loved about Deca Sports and then they fixed what I said was wrong in that review. Makes you think that your voice really does have an impact and if you just say what you really feel you can get the game that you want.
  4. It may be worth a punt if you have recently bought a Wii, own four Wiimotes and are looking to show the unWiinitiated what the console is all about; however, if you're an avid Wii gamer then there are plenty of other games out there that will prove to be money better spent.
  5. However most of them need work--partially because they're not great fun to begin with, and partially because the controls aren't as solid as they should be. [Dec 2008, p.104]
  6. With £17.99, you could buy a bucket of paint, throw it all over your bedroom walls and watch it dry. For a game packed with so many so-called “celebrities”, Celebrity Sports Showdown is a big non-event.
  7. A good collection of minigames everyone will enjoy. If you like to play together with friends, Celebrity Sports Showdown is definitely your game!
  8. How this utterly random jumble of ideas even got off the drawing board is beyond us. [Christmas 2008, p.102]
  9. This shatters the glass ceiling for ludicrous minigame compilations. [Jan 2009, p.70]
  10. This is a collection of mini games where EA has focused on ten celebrities instead of the actual gameplay, and it shows. A total of twelve mini games grow dreary after only one run and not even a gathering of friends is enough make this game passable. Back to the drawing board EA.
  11. 30
    Celebrity Sports Showdown is not the worst game on the Wii, but its not a long way off. Only the SouthPeak Interactive crime against humanity Pool Party stands out as much worse than this, but by a lot narrower margin than any game should.
  12. A fun game to play with a group of friends and a worthy contender to Wii Sports.
User Score
4.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JimF.
    Oct 23, 2008
    8
    Wow, this is actually a really cool game! Don't listen to the critics, there are a ton of fun minigames in this one. Cool graphics and sound...and fun to match up celebrities and create your own celebrity deathmatches. Wicked! Full Review »