Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 12 out of 13
  1. The game is around 20 hours long for the average gamer, and the game has three varying difficulty settings, making the game a cake walk or an all out nightmare.
  2. We applaud the return to nature, but outside of a few icky moments there really is nothing to recommend Necro-Nesia. Go throw a spider at someone; it's a whole lot more fun. [JPN Import; Mar 2007, p.52]
  3. If you love giant bugs and the whole saving the damsel in distress and don't mind shoddy graphics, dismal sound, and repetitive gameplay, give it a shot. But you've been warned.
  4. Escape From Bug Island could very easily be a long-lost Dreamcast title, with hastily-added motion controls. Were that the case, I think I’d rather it had stayed lost; I can’t even imagine anyone enjoying this.
  5. 40
    You'll want to escape the entire dated, clumsily pieced together affair, which plays and looks like a last generation survival horror game developed by an inexperienced studio.
  6. A hollow experience that can’t even deliver on its admittedly hokey premise with some mindless bug-bashing fun. The controls are awkward, methodical, and frustrating, while the visuals are a big step back, even by the standards of last generation’s hardware.
  7. It’s a boring ugly game with complicated controls and a B-Flick storyline. Who can’t wait for the US release!? [JPN Import]
  8. Escape from Bug Island is a dismal reminder of the low points of survival horror's past.
  9. Stiff controls and sloppy collision detection certainly don't help matters, nor do the truly atrocious production values. [July 2007, p.94]
  10. While the game is utterly terrible, it has that B-Movie sentiment to it that does make you laugh at just how horribly bad it is.
  11. With terrible graphics, boring game objectives, frustrating, at best, controls, and mind-numbing character interaction, Escape from Bug Island sets a new low point for Wii games and video games in general.
  12. And the game's twist will excite only fans of backtracking, who, as far as I know, don't actually exist. [July 2007, p.83]
  13. 20
    Bug Island fails and frustrates so thoroughly throughout its 10-plus-hour playtime that its greatest feat may be fooling someone into finishing it who isn't paid to do so. It's easily the Wii's worst showing yet.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 7 out of 13
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    I was hoping for a good game, but it ended up being crap! The controls, the graphics and the storyline were all horrible! Disappointed!
  2. Nov 13, 2011
    Escape from Bug Island does have a very long, but boring story with many fragments to collect. It will take around twenty hours to complete, but you're not going to have fun doing it. Half way through they recycle previous levels and throw in harder enemies and objectives. Cutscenes are extremely poor, I've seen better on Nintendo 64 with zero physics, bad voice acting, clipping issues, and boring animations. Music and audio isn't much better, there are about three music tracks and they loop over and over again. The bugs sound like I would imagine. They did at least attempt to include poor quality sound it the remote. Bottom line it's a waste of time and money. Escape from this crappy game! Full Review »
  3. Mar 14, 2011
    This game,starting from the bottom,Is terrible.The graphics while not at best,are still along with that of Dreamcast even.I don't know how any review for this game can go past a 4.If you are a cheesy,bad acting,terrible storyline lover.Then you will Love this game.From the start of the game I could tell it was going to be **** only thing I consider good is the Music in some points.The map is **** characters are **** has no real plot.It's like a B horror movie Fail.I'm glad it was cheap,cause if this wasn't I swear I would sue the **** gamestop. Full Review »