Ju-on: The Grudge Wii

User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 34
  2. Negative: 14 out of 34
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  1. Feb 24, 2014
    4
    Good Haunted house simulator. I play this on halloween since I think I'm too old to trick-or-treat. The walk control slow and is bad for people who are impatient. The scare meter you see for the end of the game seems not to work very well.
  2. Dec 26, 2015
    3
    I was bizarrely compelled to own this game, knowing nothing of it beyond the mediocrity that is the film franchise. What I got was one of the most tedious, lazily designed, content lacking games I've ever played. The only fun you can get out of this game is through how humorously poor the story and logic is. The controls are frustratingly unresponsive - you don't use an analog stick - youI was bizarrely compelled to own this game, knowing nothing of it beyond the mediocrity that is the film franchise. What I got was one of the most tedious, lazily designed, content lacking games I've ever played. The only fun you can get out of this game is through how humorously poor the story and logic is. The controls are frustratingly unresponsive - you don't use an analog stick - you just look wherever you aim your Wii-mote and walk by pressing "B." Furthermore, the pace your character walks is agonizingly slow - perhaps to make up for small size of each of the episodes; there are only five - the fifth of which is only accessible if you get all the collectibles from each map. Not a difficult process, but it's retreading tedious ground over and over - each level constituting a significant amount of retracing steps to get key items in order to progress. It's a terrible game that's honestly worth the experience simply for the unintentional hilarity. It's obviously not worth the money - unless you can find it for a few bucks (which is probably not the case - I found my copy for about $30 - which is painfully overpriced), but if you come across it and find yourself able to play it, gather some friends and enjoy the frustration together. Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2011
    2
    I'll give the game some credit for having a couple of jump scares (only works when you have your lights off), however the EXTREMELY slow pacing, frustrating controls and predictable moments really ruins the experience with Ju-on: The Grudge. If you like haunted house simulation gameplay, this might be your kind of game, though it seems less scary if you're retrying a level again. II'll give the game some credit for having a couple of jump scares (only works when you have your lights off), however the EXTREMELY slow pacing, frustrating controls and predictable moments really ruins the experience with Ju-on: The Grudge. If you like haunted house simulation gameplay, this might be your kind of game, though it seems less scary if you're retrying a level again. I recommend renting Ju-on: the Grudge and playing it with friends first. Hardcore single playing gamers will definitely get bored from this game right away. Expand
  4. Dec 4, 2014
    0
    The worst controls i have ever seen in a game... jump scares that wouldn't even scare a baby, I don't know why people are giving this game 4 and over score because it is just horrible. i would avoid this game for the sake of your life.
  5. Feb 26, 2016
    0
    Some of the positive reviews for this game are clearly suspect. The only thing more pathetic than professional game sites being paid for positive reviews of crappy AAA titles would be individual collectors and online resellers making false positive reviews of equally crappy lesser budget titles. The reason they do this is because the games are somewhat rare and they are trying to keepSome of the positive reviews for this game are clearly suspect. The only thing more pathetic than professional game sites being paid for positive reviews of crappy AAA titles would be individual collectors and online resellers making false positive reviews of equally crappy lesser budget titles. The reason they do this is because the games are somewhat rare and they are trying to keep the value inflated to lure in the sucker collectors who just have to have every rare game collecting dust on their shelves, no matter whether the game is actually any good. These suspect positive reviews seem to be happening a lot lately with some of the "rare gem" type games on Metacritic. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#8 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 32
  2. Negative: 20 out of 32
  1. The corpse of survival horror gets another beating with gameplay as intangible as its ghostly antagonists.
  2. For these reasons, like a horror film, you’ll play it once then never play it again because you know what is coming and it is not scary the second time round. Therefore, I’d recommend you rent it rather than buy it.
  3. For those of you that care, I've gone through an eighth of a liter of scotch since starting this review. And I'm certain that the number of brain cells I've killed is only a small fraction of the number that committed suicide from being exposed to Ju-On. They were lucky.