MadWorld Wii

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Mar 10, 2009
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 180 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 180
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  1. Apr 27, 2012
    10
    And Ps3 and 360 fanboys say "the Wii has no violent games." This game right here DESTORYS all arguments out of the water.
  2. MattP.
    Mar 25, 2009
    10
    This game is amazing. I would go so far as to say it is the best game on the Wii, though I haven't played many. The game is only five hours long, but replay value is infinite, especially if you happen to be bored with nothing else to do. The story is confusing, and starts off bad, but it slowly starts to make sense. The ending is pretty good, though it doesn't answer every This game is amazing. I would go so far as to say it is the best game on the Wii, though I haven't played many. The game is only five hours long, but replay value is infinite, especially if you happen to be bored with nothing else to do. The story is confusing, and starts off bad, but it slowly starts to make sense. The ending is pretty good, though it doesn't answer every question, and raises at least one new question. Some people may not like the black-and-white, but it works fine and the graphics as a whole are amazing for a Wii title. Expand
  3. joh
    Mar 22, 2009
    10
    My hope is that some nintendo developer will read this and somehow communicate to whoever is the@#$%$#@ who keeps pumping out cheap, crappy wii games that it would make all gamers happy if nintendo would stop releasing titles with horrific N64 graphics, games suitable for ages 3 and below, and for the love of god stop making games based off of disney and pixar movies!!! Anyway, This game My hope is that some nintendo developer will read this and somehow communicate to whoever is the@#$%$#@ who keeps pumping out cheap, crappy wii games that it would make all gamers happy if nintendo would stop releasing titles with horrific N64 graphics, games suitable for ages 3 and below, and for the love of god stop making games based off of disney and pixar movies!!! Anyway, This game liberated me from the rest of the wii games. It had plenty of action, graphics, and gore, which usually isn't something a game really needs, but after trying 50 consecutive games which attracted a younger crowd than rugrats, I felt very refreshed. I had hours of fun. The game will remain on my shelf along with some of the good games like No more heroes, Twighlight princess, Metroid corruption, resident evil,Etc. So please, Whoever is making nintendos games, please, take my advice. Dont hire narcaleptic retards to design your games, and DO NOT make games based on Disney movies. (I would mention something about the Bratz game or the mily cirus singalong game, but im afraid i might smash my laptop out of rage). Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2010
    8
    MadWorld is a fun game that brings a level of uniqueness to a Wii system that is littered with "kiddy" games. The gameplay is your typical brawler game, but offers up some unique and cinematic sequences that involve the Wii's motion controls to mix things up. The music is great and goes well with the theme. The game can get repetitious a little after playing it for a while, but it is stillMadWorld is a fun game that brings a level of uniqueness to a Wii system that is littered with "kiddy" games. The gameplay is your typical brawler game, but offers up some unique and cinematic sequences that involve the Wii's motion controls to mix things up. The music is great and goes well with the theme. The game can get repetitious a little after playing it for a while, but it is still fun. The graphics are perfect compromise for the Wii with its hardware limitations. It has a stylized "Sin City" look that is totally original. The camera can be a pain sometimes, but you get used to it and isn't too big of a deal. Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2012
    8
    MadWorld is exactly as advertised. It's mindless, gory, stylish, and most importantly, it's fun. MadWorld is not a perfect game, and it won't fill the desire for deeper gaming experiences on the Wii, but it does accomplish two key things - 1) It's reminiscent of the mature-cuz-we-can SEGA games of Genesis past, and 2) It offers unique and well-implemented motion controls. Too bad itMadWorld is exactly as advertised. It's mindless, gory, stylish, and most importantly, it's fun. MadWorld is not a perfect game, and it won't fill the desire for deeper gaming experiences on the Wii, but it does accomplish two key things - 1) It's reminiscent of the mature-cuz-we-can SEGA games of Genesis past, and 2) It offers unique and well-implemented motion controls. Too bad it also caters to an audience that isn't really interested in owning a Wii, meaning hardcore and mature gamers that mostly populate the true next-gen consoles PS3 and XBox360. Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2011
    10
    one of the greatest video games ever made. Fantastic plot, fantastic amount of violence and gore, fantastic comedy and graphics, and some of the greatest gameplay and weapons in one game and one of Sega's greatest games
  7. Colin
    Jan 29, 2010
    6
    Moments of brilliance are let down byt the overall package. In particular the cut scenes are just bad, with lots of static frames and voice overs. This would not be acceptable on 360/PS3 and I don't see why it should be on Wii. One other major problem that I have is that the story revovles around the mystery of who Jack is and why he is fighting in Death Watch. Which means that for Moments of brilliance are let down byt the overall package. In particular the cut scenes are just bad, with lots of static frames and voice overs. This would not be acceptable on 360/PS3 and I don't see why it should be on Wii. One other major problem that I have is that the story revovles around the mystery of who Jack is and why he is fighting in Death Watch. Which means that for most of the game you're not sure why the charater you're playing is doing what he's doing. Which is stupid. Still, it can be really fun at times. Expand
  8. tb
    Apr 3, 2009
    5
    The first hour of this game pretty much blew my mind. the action is awesome and the sheer amount of ways to kill is amazing. but the horrendous controls, mostly the camera but also and the delay of the chainsaw ruined it. other annoyances also hurt. the music is annoying, the horror levels sucked, I couldn't figure out how to beat the witch, and in the middle of the action it often cuts away
  9. Jun 30, 2015
    0
    Overhyped extremely boring game. The black and white (and red) style is terrible and it was very hard to tell what was going on at times due to poor contrast. The violence/gore is there, but not nearly as exciting as many fans claim. I found myself just going through the killing motions after a while just to get enough points to progress to the next area. Too much grinding. And if youOverhyped extremely boring game. The black and white (and red) style is terrible and it was very hard to tell what was going on at times due to poor contrast. The violence/gore is there, but not nearly as exciting as many fans claim. I found myself just going through the killing motions after a while just to get enough points to progress to the next area. Too much grinding. And if you take away the grinding, there isnt much left to play. Expand
  10. BarneeB
    Apr 7, 2009
    9
    It has it's flaws, but overally it's a very unique game, with a great story, funny characters, good graphics and music, and the action is also flatout awesome. Of course if you hate violence and faul language, this is not your game. The game doesnt take itsefl too serously, so you should not either. It's bit short, but at least it's not too repetitive and it doesnt get It has it's flaws, but overally it's a very unique game, with a great story, funny characters, good graphics and music, and the action is also flatout awesome. Of course if you hate violence and faul language, this is not your game. The game doesnt take itsefl too serously, so you should not either. It's bit short, but at least it's not too repetitive and it doesnt get old during the 6 hours it takes to beat the game. Expand
  11. CristianaY
    Jun 8, 2009
    7
    This game could have been a perfect beat-em-up game, it has gratuitous violence, great style, and great audio. However what kills this game is the inherent 'wii-ness' of the title. The camera sucks, and since you can't control it directly you end up struggling to get it to point where you want it. Then the motion controls, they really don't add much to the game, but, I This game could have been a perfect beat-em-up game, it has gratuitous violence, great style, and great audio. However what kills this game is the inherent 'wii-ness' of the title. The camera sucks, and since you can't control it directly you end up struggling to get it to point where you want it. Then the motion controls, they really don't add much to the game, but, I generally hate motion controls because they never just feel right, and just make it more annoying to play the game. If somehow they decided to release a patch so you can play the entire game with the classic controller, with standard controls, this game would easily be a ten. Expand
  12. JosephS
    Oct 22, 2009
    6
    Fun fighting game. Gets a little repetitive later on. Absolutely hate the dumbass commentators, and they repeat themselves a lot. Other than that, pretty fun to just pick up and play every so often.
  13. DejuanB.
    Mar 15, 2009
    10
    The gore is simply a sight to behold. The most violently amusing game I have very played, and its on the Wii! A must buy for those who have a Wii and complain that its not a system for the hardcore population. This game proves you wrong.
  14. FozzyU
    Apr 7, 2009
    10
    Simply put, this game will sell more Wii's. It's given me a reason to play my Wii again. It's Wii's answer to God of War (but more stylized and a more techno-punk theme than ancient greek). The attitude for this game is all there.
  15. Mr.Nintendo
    Jul 25, 2009
    7
    It has a unique art style and a lot of creativity (when it comes to ways to kill people) but when I got to around the 4th region on the map it just started to get boring and really repetitive. I enjoyed it at the beginning and thought that it was a really awesome game, but at its core MadWorld really is just a basic and linear beat em up that has no real depth whatsoever. Behind all the It has a unique art style and a lot of creativity (when it comes to ways to kill people) but when I got to around the 4th region on the map it just started to get boring and really repetitive. I enjoyed it at the beginning and thought that it was a really awesome game, but at its core MadWorld really is just a basic and linear beat em up that has no real depth whatsoever. Behind all the style that MadWorld has is a game that isn't that special at all. You will end up doing the same thing over and over again. To be honest I wasn't that interested when i first saw the trailers for this game but thought I'd try it out anyway. The music however is outstanding. Whether you like the type of music really is up to you but it definitely fits into the mood of the game. If you're looking for mindless fun that will entertain you and your friends for a while, rent this game as you will get tired of it after a while. If you're looking for an in depth game then look elsewhere because MadWorld isn't it. Overall I'd give it a 6.8/10. Expand
  16. nickb
    Aug 1, 2009
    9
    Great graphics, great gameplay, good story and it will last you a fair while. One of the best looking and most imaginative games on the wii. The multiplayer feels a bit tagged on, if that was good it would have been 10. Here's hoping for a Madworld 2
  17. PeterC
    Oct 4, 2009
    6
    Art Style is fabulous, and sound is pretty good. I was shocked, however, at the thin-ness of the gameplay. As others have said it gets really boring REALLY fast. There's a few giggles to be had at the violence and swearing, but the game itself is just tedious to play.
  18. ClayA
    Mar 15, 2009
    9
    MadWorld is quite a game. Publisher SEGA and developer Platinum have really put together an interesting beat 'em up that captures an arcade feel. With point based kills, extra lives, and rather linear gameplay, it feels very coin-op. The black and white art style makes it feel like a graphic novel, and the action is great. The Wii controls are used well and in moderation, much like MadWorld is quite a game. Publisher SEGA and developer Platinum have really put together an interesting beat 'em up that captures an arcade feel. With point based kills, extra lives, and rather linear gameplay, it feels very coin-op. The black and white art style makes it feel like a graphic novel, and the action is great. The Wii controls are used well and in moderation, much like most good Wii games. If you are interested in a blood soaked beat 'em up with insane combos and fun bosses, look no further than MadWorld. Expand
  19. PrestonD
    Mar 15, 2009
    10
    To put it simply, Madworld is the first Triple A title for the Wii this year, and a must have to anyone who owns the console. Sure the game is short, but with an amazingly well crafted storyline, drop dead gorgeous visuals, and addictive over the top gameplay, this game is sure to be on my Game of the Year list. Oh, and go buy this game, because we need more like this!!!
  20. adamd.
    Mar 20, 2009
    9
    great game, a little short, but no matter, it's a blast from start to finish and the writing is suprisingly good for the type of game it's in. the controls are comfortable and responsive and the gameplay is smooth. the art style is superb and suprisingly easy on the eyes. definitely worth at least a rental.
  21. TimSomething.
    Apr 28, 2009
    10
    Do you want brutal yet hilariously over-the-top violence? Check. Do you want the best voice-over-commentary ever? Check. Do You want to laugh whilst blowing apart thugs in a creative and overall hilarious fashion? Check. MadWorld is a styalized, hilariously violent Beat-em-up with its own sadistic style of humor...So what are you waiting for? Buy it already!
  22. KylerN
    Dec 5, 2009
    9
    Oh bloody violence with a nice black and white style. The colors make it hard to find things sometimes. The camera is terrible trying to lock on to enemies and do what you want. The controls smooth after awhile of playing. The minimap is kind of small and it can be ahrd to find objectives, although you could careless when you kill guys. Later levels the enemies get harder and it becomes Oh bloody violence with a nice black and white style. The colors make it hard to find things sometimes. The camera is terrible trying to lock on to enemies and do what you want. The controls smooth after awhile of playing. The minimap is kind of small and it can be ahrd to find objectives, although you could careless when you kill guys. Later levels the enemies get harder and it becomes less button mashing. finishing attacks for everything are awesome, the bike parts are dull but its satisfying if 5 bikes explode at once and the game lags ^^ Expand
  23. nates
    Mar 11, 2009
    10
    This is by far one of the most unique and creative games to hit the war. The game has a fresh and distinct look to it and very addictive gameplay. The camera lacks a bit and the campaign runs short but there is a lot of replayability. If we want hardcore games to continue like this to come out for the wii then go buy it now!!!!!
  24. RonW
    Mar 12, 2009
    9
    Madworld is one of the most stylistic games on the Wii. The controls really work well for the game and I think it is more fun on the Wii than it would be with a standard controller. The dialogue is over the top, and the music is great. If you want more games to come out like this then support Platinum Games an buy it!!!
  25. StevenB
    Mar 12, 2009
    9
    This game was a lot of fun. The story was a little short (took me and a friend 7 hours to beat it - including dying), but we both loved every minute of it. The actual story is pretty deep for a game like this, and the best parts of the game include the dialogue, funny kills, and the commentary!! This game is a must buy (or at least rent) ... it is easily on my top 5 games on the Wii list.
  26. EliasD
    Mar 15, 2009
    10
    One of the best Wii games to date and an amazing old-school beat 'em up reminiscent of Streets of Rage but with an incredible amount of style and violence so over-the-top that its laugh-out-loud hysterical.
  27. AnonymousMC
    Mar 19, 2009
    10
    Absolutely amazing. If you have the stomach for crude humor, swearing, philosophy, screaming, buckets of blood, and the most foul, brutal, cruel violence ever to grace the video game screen, you must play this game. It may have only lasted six hours, but it was well worth the $50. Quite possibly, no, probably the best game in its genre
  28. willw
    Apr 13, 2009
    10
    The best excuse for a Wii since Twilight Princess, this game is 6 hours of pure, ultra violent bliss. Lock up your children and don't talk to senators, because this game is definitely not for kids. I mean, it's a violent game show with hilarious and profane commentary by 2 well known comedians. Yeah, the Wii is now a truly family-friendly system because of this game, because now The best excuse for a Wii since Twilight Princess, this game is 6 hours of pure, ultra violent bliss. Lock up your children and don't talk to senators, because this game is definitely not for kids. I mean, it's a violent game show with hilarious and profane commentary by 2 well known comedians. Yeah, the Wii is now a truly family-friendly system because of this game, because now the hardcore gamer in the family won't have to incessantly play Brawl or Mario Galaxy, or another great, but squeaky clean, game. In my opinion, MadWorld is definitely the Wii's best game, not just of 2009, but ever. The only flaws are a mildly annoying camera and some repetitive but funny banter by the commentators. But those are only minor flaws in this great game. I swear, this is like Monty Python's classic skit Sam Peckinpah's Salad Days meets Sin City meets a Jhonen Vasquez comic, with some Pulp Fiction thrown in for good measure. On acid. That alone is enough reason to play this excellent, excellent game. Expand
  29. Aug 23, 2010
    8
    Very easy to love, though while technically flawed it features some astonishing and unique visuals. It's not as fluid and perfect as its grpahics, but that wuld make one of the best games of all time. Madworld isn't one of the best agme ever though, but is a very good Wii game, and anyone finding a need for brutal violence hould buy this, it's a funny, fun and ultra gory piece of flawed genius.
  30. Oct 21, 2010
    7
    fun to kill people for a while then it gets repetitive very fast, the commentating is the same every level.. it goes like this, he talks like a dumba rse then he gets thrown to death by this chick

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#10 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 74 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 74
  2. Negative: 1 out of 74
  1. 90
    I realize that not everybody will find MadWorld's unique visual and aural presentation appealing, but to me, the game is an instant collector's item and a Wii showpiece, not just for its amazing style, but for its label-busting content.
  2. Nintendo Power
    90
    Although the game is unquestionably brutal, the violence is so over-the-top that it's more humorous than gruesome...For any hardcore gamer, this one is not to be missed. [Apr 2009, p.82]
  3. Brutality, tons of blood and the most violent show ever seen to come exclusively to Wii. Former Clover members prove their talent with this beat'em up portrayed with this comic-book look drawn with black, white and red colors. Modern art with a great sense of humor mixed with a macabre tone, MadWorld can only be blamed for its 6 hours campaign and the little depth it offers as a brawler, compared to the biggest games in the genre.