Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 9 out of 19
  1. I recommend this title for those seeking a good co-op title for the Wii that doesn’t involve two plumbers. If you're still not sure on whether or not to pick this title up, then I would hold off until it drops to the $20 dollar mark.
  2. So if you're looking for some bone-chilling survival horror that's a horse of a different color, tuition is only $29.99. [Apr 2008, p.63]
  3. 70
    A surprisingly good game for about thirty bucks. It's generally worth it for some fun co-op, great atmosphere and really beautiful music.
  4. So, sure, Obscure: The Aftermath doesn't exactly succeed as a horror game, but it is fun, with some good usage of the Wii remote. [Apr 2008, p.89]
  5. It's not perfect, but it does offer some solid entertainment value despite some flaws.
  6. It's utterly silly, cheesy as hell and only really worth getting for a bit of a laugh with your horror fan friends, yes, but even so it's still alright. [Dec 2008, p.97]
  7. The controls on Wii are forced and unnatural and hamper what is an otherwise solid game design.
  8. It's not embarrassing and even possesses some thrilling moments, but you'd have to ignore some quite serious flaws to fully enjoy it.
  9. All in all, Obscure: The Aftermath is a hodgepodge of poorly implemented design ideas and sub-par horror elements.
  10. Not without its moments, but it's needlessly confrontational without necessarily raising any hairs. [July 2008, p.60]
  11. A poorly-executed horror game with a lot of control and design issues. It’s a rather painful game to play, and fails to provide any real scares. We recommend playing Resident Evil 4 again before spending the time and money on this.
  12. This survival horror sequel is clumsy and frustrating and not suspenseful in the least.
  13. Obscure II was an acceptable game on the PlayStation 2, since it was made as a former generation consolegame. The graphics are average and have some clear mistakes. The controls feel illogical and make the Wii version of Obscure II the worst game of all its console releases.
  14. Littered with horrible dialogue, a cast that has no redeeming qualities, and gameplay that simply is not fun.
  15. 40
    At best, Obscure is worth a rental solely for co-op play with a friend. The voice acting, dialogue, and silly looking enemies are surely good for some laughs on a weekend when there's nothing better to do.
  16. Ugly, last-gen visuals further dampen the fear factor. Muddy textures and low poly counts cause scenery and monsters to blend together into a murky mess.
  17. Laughably bad dialogue combines with broken combat and tedious gameplay to create one of the worst games in years. Choose the Wii version, and you’re in for a special form of torture, as your camera wildly wheels about and an added layer of stupidity is included while aiming a weapon.
  18. The most frightening thing about this experience is how filled with hatred and rage I get when I find myself stuck in the environment or when the camera swings into "s*** view" for the billionth time. [Apr 2008, p.72]
  19. 30
    More tedious than scary and more frustrating than shocking.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Mar 14, 2012
    Best game series EVER. Instead of surviving the horrors of zombies and monsters as typical police or war veterans, you play as un experienced students who need to survive the horrors of Fallcreak. Great story, great graphics and great fun factor. Highly recommend it. Full Review »
  2. Aug 8, 2011
    This isn't a bad game by any stretch. Really as far as Wii games go it's kind of nice to see a more adult oriented game. The issues are that the cameras are kind of a pain in the ass to get aimed in the right directions and the save points get to be ridicules at times. Overall I have really enjoyed playing the game and would recommend it if you can pick it up for 20 bucks or less. Full Review »