Deadly Creatures Wii

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Feb 9, 2009
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 45
  2. Negative: 1 out of 45
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  1. For gamers looking for something different on the Wii, this might be the ticket – provided that you’re willing to cope with the unpolished mechanics.
  2. The combat and motion controls are less than perfect, but the level design and cinematic storytelling really steal the show. Deadly Creatures offers a rare perspective that's very entertaining, if only for a brief time.
  3. As a tech demo, Deadly Creatures is an impressive piece of work, but as a game, it is merely average. For every good idea, there's something that holds back the game and prevents it from really shining.
  4. Games Master UK
    56
    Fighting insects is an interesting if niche concept. But Deadly Creatures doesn't pull it off. [Apr 2009, p.75]
  5. games(TM)
    60
    While it may only just escape mediocrity, Deadly Creatures is entertaining enough to keep you playing until the end. [Mar 2009, p.122]
  6. This actual action is not rendered with nearly half the imagination or proficiency as the premise offers – and six hours of Remote-induced carpal tunnel syndrome and grim boss-battling overstay their welcome. [Mar 2009, p.91]
  7. 60
    For Wii owners looking for something a little more adult, Deadly Creatures satisfies your sadistic cravings for carnage and blood, but lacks the polish to make it a keeper for any collection.
  8. Had Rainbow managed to solve a few of the combat problems and tidied up the presentation (and squeeze in a better story) THQ would have had one of the console's best games on its hands. For that reason it's a shame we've ended up with just an extremely competent and enjoyable one.
  9. It's a different style of gameplay with very different protagonists and antagonists than gamers are used to. This is really what we need to see more of on the Wii though, and despite the flaws it's definitely worth checking out if you want to try something new.
  10. Impressively original, and wonderfully grotesque, arachnid sim that's just a little short on gameplay.
  11. I give them double credit for doing it on the Wii—to attempt something that so clearly stands out from the piles of waggle-tastic, brightly-colored shovelware was a bold move, indeed. Although Deadly Creatures might not be entirely successful, I would call it a success. Rat
  12. Rainbow Studios has made an strange game, a particularly bizarre one. It's an intriguing game that suffers from a lack of a deeper storyline. Its graphics are enough to make this game comfortable for any kind of player who is willing to discover a new way of understanding the greatness of Nature.
  13. There hasn’t been a game since Mister Mosquito that has played with the idea of an insect-sized protagonist and pulled it off so well.
  14. It's almost funny how seriously the game takes itself, but if you're looking for something out of the ordinary, this trip through the underground provides just enough of everything to be worth playing.
  15. You'll see interesting sights, but this doesn't capitalise on the ick factor or the thrill of seeing our world through a fresh set(s) of eyes.
  16. Great character models, professional voice acting and initially enjoyable combat can’t make up for the other graphical and design mistakes.
  17. Make no mistake, it hardly comes close in terms of quality to the most vaunted titles of the console, but then again, addictive, joyful games for the Wii have been so thin on the ground of late that Deadly Creatures is bound - and perhaps deserves - to make some kind of an impact.
  18. 70
    Deadly Creatures is an interesting concept that is commendable from a technical point of view, and is only let down by a few niggles.
  19. The visuals and treasure-hunter plot (and the role that the tarantula and scorpion will play in it) hold just enough intrigue to keep you playing, but as a whole, it’s more a chore than an adventure.

Awards & Rankings

#55 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#92 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 13, 2016
    7
    Deadly Creature is based on an unique idea, play a "real" spider or scorpion, first things first the graphics are pretty good for a Wii gameDeadly Creature is based on an unique idea, play a "real" spider or scorpion, first things first the graphics are pretty good for a Wii game specially all the creatures that move in a realistic way but the game is also too dark, even with the light set at its maximum on the screen there was still corners I couldn't see a thing.

    The story is surprisingly well told and provide some continuity to the levels with a very good ending, but don't expect something that will shake you up either, you don't want to buy this game for the story. Especially because the game is very short, approximately 7 hours to finish it and even there you'll revisit some locations.

    Now concerning the gameplay, the two creatures have different style with the scorpion that is more like a tank while the spider would be a rogue if we described them as in a RPG, the controls are responsive and the combos are easy to do. Unfortunately the camera is a little flawed, especially when climbing on walls and can be annoying during combat.

    In conclusion the game is an interesting but very short and repetitive experience that doesn't shine neither from its story or gameplay and therefore I would not advice it for everybody, but if the concept appeals to you then you should have a try as it is in no way broken and will provide some fun.
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  2. LarryL.
    Mar 14, 2009
    10
    This is one of the most creative, intelligent, aestheticlly pleasing and captivating video games I've ever seen. It's one of the This is one of the most creative, intelligent, aestheticlly pleasing and captivating video games I've ever seen. It's one of the best video games to have ever been released! Full Review »
  3. Sep 2, 2011
    6
    Deadly Creatures, is certainly trying to be different, making youm play as a spider and a scorpion is a novel enough twist, and the world isDeadly Creatures, is certainly trying to be different, making youm play as a spider and a scorpion is a novel enough twist, and the world is well realised. But, underneath this, DC is just an average beat 'em up with clunky-ish platofrming, just one that does something different, which allows it to stand out against samey movie tie-ins. And, for the lower price since it's fairly old now, it's worth picking up for a game-starved Wii-owner. Full Review »