Metascore
40

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 14 out of 21
  1. Emergency Mayhem throws some wacky tasks our way as we race to reduce mayhem but really reducing panic has never felt so repetitive.
  2. The single-player experience can be completed in a few hours, and the painful minigames give you good reason to skip the multiplayer.
  3. 53
    However if you are a fan of classic arcade driving games like Sega's aforementioned cabbie title then you may want to check Mayhem out. It can definitely entertain even if only for minutes at a time.
  4. The frantic pace of the Emergency Mayhem serves up a level of enjoyment, but the initial shine and excitement wears off pretty quickly.
  5. 50
    Emergency Mayhem is a me-too Crazy Taxi clone with some added Wii waggle minis. If you can live with that -- and the game's lackluster graphical presentation -- you will find a fast-paced, arcde-style driving game here.
  6. While I like its charm and the gameplay is satisfactory, the game is just far too repetitive and short.
  7. If you're after more than ten minutes of distraction, look somewhere else. [May 2008, p.90]
  8. Welcome to Migraine City, population you. [June 2008, p.54]
  9. The overall feeling given by Emergency Mayhem is that of a game that tries entirely too hard to mimic the most successful title in this genre, and fails rather badly on all counts.
  10. Without the fitting visuals, this would be unbearable. [May 2008, p.84]
  11. It may be one of the best of its breed, but that's like saying smallpox is the best communicable disease. [Issue#22, p.74]
  12. All is not lost however, as, parents, the game is a perfect tool to buy for your kids—to threaten them with if they fail to do their chores.
  13. The game is extremely easy to finish in a single afternoon. Not that you should play it, mind you. There are far better choices out there than Emergency Mayhem.
  14. Inevitably, it's the mini-games that really muff things up though.
  15. There’s just nothing here of any real value. Boring, unresponsive, tedious, repetitive mini-games loosely tied together with boring, unresponsive, tedious, repetitive driving sequences.
  16. 30
    Emergency Mayhem features poor driving and very average mini games - this is a title that is worth avoiding.
  17. Emergency Mayhem is an example of how not to make a minigame collection.
  18. To work though the course of the game takes a few hours at most on the middle difficulty. That is, if you have even moderate gaming experience. For kids - in other words, not Teens - it takes a little more time and they're much more forgiving of the game's repetitiveness.
  19. 25
    Playing the same boring minigames over and over again in each stage (sometimes five or six times, without deviation), coupled with simple driving tasks and a lack of significant variation between missions make this a joyless grind with little reward.
  20. A terrible Wii-based Crazy Taxi clone.
User Score
4.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 12, 2014
    10
    Love it to pieces. All I ever wanted was to become an part of the action of the emergency services! and the Wii has delivered this! Love it! A recommended piece of gold. 10/10 Full Review »