• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: May 27, 2008
Metascore
41

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Emergency Heroes is a lazy and repetitive open-world driving game that will bore even the younger audience that it's aimed at.
  2. If you're the parent of a five year-old boy, you can sit them in front of Emergency Heroes and leave the room, confident it's less graphically violent than an episode of The Archers. Just be aware that for anyone over five, it's also less thrilling.
  3. Emergency Heroes is a game that does show some glimpses of hope of what it could have been, but when all the parts are taken together it just doesn’t manage to cut it.
  4. Borderline shovelware -- but without that $20 price tag. I'd encourage you strongly to stay away from this game -- as a racing game, it has very little to offer. Cruising the city gets old quickly, and the multiplayer mode is about as exciting as the rest of the single-player game.
  5. And that was the kicker, after a game full of repetition, and boredom, a glitch was the final deal breaker. Here's hoping someone can come up with a competent emergency services game.
  6. 33
    It's the wide-ranging lack of polish that really damns Emergency Heroes to a forgettable existence, as the player vehicles have all the floaty steering and shaky physics of a shovelware budget title (but with twice the price tag), and I even managed to crash the game by falling through the ground during one mission.
  7. Are you a parent of a child who wants to be a fireman, rescuer or policeman and you don’t like it at all? Let him or her play Emergency Heroes and your problems become history. [Aug 2008]
  8. The game's instant appeal fades quickly. It's cheap but not particularly cheerful. [July 2008, p.86]
  9. More suited to a younger audience. It wears thin after a while, but cheap thrills can easily tempt you back. [Issue#25, p.77]
  10. Our emergency and rescue heroes deserve better than this.
  11. Emergency Heroes feels very rushed since there's just not much to it. The entire game took me approximately four hours from start to finish, and that’s four hours too many for something as generic and repetitive as this.
  12. 40
    Emergency Heroes is a below average game that is ultimately far too dull to be enjoyable.
User Score
4.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Apr 20, 2011
    5
    i didnt particularily like this game there is almost nothing to do once you beat the story line and it has an ending you can totally see coming from a mile away and the other play modes arent even that fun even if you are playing with a friend i am glad i didnt waste money on this and i got it for free because you can beat it and be done with it in one sitting if you really want to but it is hard to do that because after a little bit you cant play anymore because it just becomes a chore. the controls are hard and the steering is crap this game was defenatly ment for the younger generation but im not even sure they would find it fun. if you really want to play this rent it dont waste money on it Full Review »
  2. StephenM.
    Jun 26, 2008
    1
    I see hardly anything good in this game. Driving is hard because handling is horrible, and once you get the hand of it, it's over. It's a very short game. Full Review »
  3. RichardK.
    Jun 16, 2008
    9
    Not a bad game at all, from reading the press reviews it looks like they have failed to realize that the game is aimed at kids. I bought it for my son after he read the review in Pokemon world magazine and he loves it. They gave it a 9/10. I'm gonna give it the same for the fun he has been having playing it. Full Review »