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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Onslaught is a FPS that puts you in the middle of a futuristic war between humans and insectoid aliens. You become part of the Elite Interstellar Strike Force, fighting against an overwhelming onslaught of alien lifeforms. Enjoy the rush of mowing down wave after wave of aliens with machine guns, grenades, and more. Feel your heart pound as you battle gigantic boss aliens. Besides the normal game, Onslaught includes modes that let you play with rivals from around the world using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Team up with up to 3 other people in Free Battle Mode. Or compete on special maps to see who can get the most points by killing enemies before time runs out in Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Ranking Battle Mode. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Hudson has achieved the unthinkable and created an original and entertaining Japanese developed FPS which comes as a great surprise. This is a must-download for fans of the FPS genre.
  2. It proves that it's possible to make a decent FPS title at an affordable price with limited space resources. Sure, first-person shooters have been done before on the Wii and done better, but for $10 Onslaught is hard to resist.
  3. Onslaught is a real deal, particularly if you are looking for the Online component. It's fun, it's complete, and even if it could be something more, I this is a game capable of filling the measures. Ended the search for those seeking a good FPS.
  4. 60
    Onslaught may be one of the toughest games I’ve ever reviewed for IGN. Here you’ve got a $10 WiiWare game that pushes the download service to its limits, but is a huge mess of different quality standards.
  5. As long as you're not expecting thrills or surprises, Onslaught's by-the-numbers bug blasting serves as a fair placeholder until something bigger and better (The Conduit, perhaps?) comes along. That's not exactly a ringing endorsement, but for shooter-starved WiiWare fans in this case, something may be better than nothing.
  6. Further proof of the Wii's gift for first person shooters, if only a more experienced developer would try.
  7. It's good value if you just want to spend the afternoon mindlessly shooting cannon fodder. Don't expect anything different, though. [May 2009, p.77]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. MrNintendo
    Feb 24, 2009
    I'm giving this game a 9/10 as a rating amongst wiiware games.

    This game is amazing value for only 1000 wii points. Something like
    this would usually go for 1500 wii points. At first I wasn't sure if I had made the right purchase but after giving it an hour I was hooked. The gameplay is pretty linear compared with most fps but it has an arcade like doom/quake style to it. Critical hits and racking up points makes it addictive. Online is heaps fun too! Co-op works very well. There is no deathmatch between players but based on the nature of this game I can Expand
  2. captainff
    Feb 20, 2009
    As the first FPS to arrive on Wiiware this has set the bar very high for any future offerings. It may not have the visual polish of a retail release on other systems but then it only costs 1000 Wii Points (£7). I'm not a FPS fan but this game has really grabbed my attention if only for the Starship Troopers aspect of the gameplay (If it had had Denise Richards it would have scored a perfect 10!!). The online competitive co-op with friends allows the inexperienced gamer to join in while letting their more competent friends compete for the highest score. Good fun all round. I'm surprised at the apathetic response from the online communities to this little gem of a game. Expand
  3. ElisabethMacGown
    Feb 26, 2009
    It's a good game but there is still room for improvements. The graphics are pretty good for a wiiware game. The controls are good and they work well. Not much variety with the levels and enemies. There are only four types of bugs and a few bosses. The bosses are cool. The levels are either a desert setting or a cave setting. Online is pretty fun. Overall, it's a decent game and it's worth 1000 points. This game has filled the FPS void until the Conduit comes out in June. Expand
  4. JohannesS.
    Feb 16, 2009
    With the price of only 10 bucks you get plenty of value for your money. The single player camapign is pretty long, about 6-10 hours and its fun just running around killing different types of bugs. Not much variety, but still fun. Multiplayer is pretty good too. There are two modes: Free Battle and Ranking Battle. Fere Battle is basically just online co-op with friends or random people. Too bad that there isn't any kind of communication option, which is a disappointment because the WiiSpeak acessory has been out there quite a while already. Ranking battle is more unique. There you have to kill as many as possible with up to four other people in a closed area until the time runs out. Whoever gets the hihest amount of points, wins. It's fun and there's no lag at all. Joining into a game is simple and quick. There are online leaderboards too. All in all, Onslaught is a fun shooter and a must buy for Wii for everyone who owns a Wii and likes killing tons of bugs. Expand
  5. BerendJan
    Feb 27, 2009
    It's a great little shooter, basically it's an 2d shooter in an 3d environment. It's all arcade no stealth, i realy like it and played it for 10 hours over the last weeks. That's much fun for an 1000 points game. For my 2 cents.

    Oh and it's a though game also on hard it is really hard.
  6. DME
    Sep 24, 2010
    Onslaught is actually a pretty good game for it's price. Pros include the variety of guns, the ability to throw grenades, ability to get in vehicles, online rankings, decent graphics, good soundtrack, and great controls. Cons include short single player mode (about 6 hours), and the fact that it doesn't live up to games like Metroid or Red Steel 2. If you don't want to spend $50 on an amazing FPS, then why not spend $10 on a great one? Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2011
    A terrible first person shooter with no redeeming value for wii about massacring giant mutant bugs on an alien planet... ya that pretty much sums it up. Expand

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