Disaster: Day of Crisis Wii

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
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  1. The woeful AI and a few clumsy sections detract from what's otherwise a really enjoyable arcade-style experience. But it looks and sounds great and there are enough unlockables to warrant a second and third playthrough.
  2. An interesting story, an outstanding cinematographic style and a good variety of genres like exploration, shooting or driving. These are the key ingredients of Disaster: Day of Crisis, a very enjoyable videogame very suitable for gamers looking for one of the best action games in Wii.
  3. After a long development time, Monolith has been able to offer a great adventure that makes a really convincing use of Wii controls. The game offers an impressive amount of situations, asking for different movements in each occasion which enriches the gameplay and makes it unique. Unfortunately, visuals are not on par with its quality and the scenarios are too linear and lack variety.
  4. 80
    Like the disaster movies it takes inspiration from though, Day of Crisis is ultimately more than the sum of its parts. When it works, it’s a relentless, thrilling assault on your senses; a huge grin of game. And when it doesn’t, when it starts to wobble precariously on its own flimsy parts, it’s still compulsive in its creativity, inexplicable in its uniqueness and, most importantly, one thoroughly fun ride.
  5. 80
    Day of Crisis is truly a fantastic pastiche of all the disaster movies currently out there, mixing cliché after cliché together, yet managing to just about tie all of its differing gameplay elements together to make one hell of a satisfying package that Wii owners should really not be without.
  6. If you’re after something dramatic that makes good use of Wii controls, Disaster is well worth a look.
  7. A fairly standard Hollywood-style game-movie crossover, but it’ll entertain those after some Wii drama.
  8. 75
    Disaster: Day of Crisis has a lot of different gameplay mechanics which provide a pleasant and unique experience to players.

Awards & Rankings

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#51 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2010
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#34 Most Shared Wii Game of 2010
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. SamJ
    Apr 13, 2009
    10
    Definitely a 10/10 The "official" reviews for this game were pathetic, i want whoever said an epic story based around terrorist attacks and Definitely a 10/10 The "official" reviews for this game were pathetic, i want whoever said an epic story based around terrorist attacks and natural disasters was hilarious to be ditched in the middle of a hurricane for him to see just how funny it is. The variation in gameplay is no way confusing, unless you have severe brain problems, as it is clear as day on how you do everything, driving, shooting, platforming, CPR, this game has the lot, but it all happens so naturally with clear instructions on how to do everything, it's just brilliant. Along with a pretty cool shooting gallery to unlock new weapons. Graphics? I have no idea how they are "lackluster" in some scenes I thought some characters were rel people, my friend got killed because he stopped to watch some of this game's beautiful graphics in action as a building collapsed, this game is just simply beautiful graphics-wise. I have no idea why the reviewers are giving this masterpiece a low score, they're probably nintendo haters or something, which I kinda think is pathetic, just buy this game, fi ish it, and see just how right these reviewers are. It's a shame that we cannot trust the majority of gaming critics on what game is good and what games are bad. Such as the "epic" 2 hour session of jumping through holes in portal. Full Review »
  2. TomR
    Feb 21, 2009
    9
    Don't bother with the low scoring reviews! a great game and you can pick it up for £20 in the UK --> a STEAL! the storys really Don't bother with the low scoring reviews! a great game and you can pick it up for £20 in the UK --> a STEAL! the storys really good, cheesy but is still good, especially if you like American TV shows such as 24 *Warning uses the word Dammit a lot* lol the actions great, the stupid AI never once became apparent to me, an average gamer, maybe if yuo are a review company and spent a lot of time looking really close but really, just playing you dont notice!!! the graphics are really good, especially for wii ---> the weather effects are fantastic!! Full Review »
  3. CharlD.
    Nov 26, 2008
    9
    Disaster: Day of Crisis sets a new precedent for 3rd party action titles on the Nintendo Wii. Overall, the game is a joy to play, and it Disaster: Day of Crisis sets a new precedent for 3rd party action titles on the Nintendo Wii. Overall, the game is a joy to play, and it proved to be a real time eater especially when you try and achieve S class scores for each level and unlock all the bonus content. It is arcadey and a bit silly at times, but there Full Review »