Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. The cover-feature provides a tactical touch to the shoot-outs. Thanks to many different locations and surprises, the variety is sufficient. Considering the fact that there are a lot of good shooters on the market, we long for a little more Bond-feeling.
  2. With Quantum of Solace, Beenox had the tough task of porting over one of the most technically demanding engines over to the less powerful Wii. The result is a game that shines at its core thanks to an impressive Bond feel but is held back by technical issues.
  3. A James Bond movie tie-in that unfortunately lacks any of the gadgets and fun aspects we expect from 007. Treyarch have created an enjoyable shooter that fails to live up to expectations, and is far too short to be considered anything special.
  4. Something like Metroid Prime 3 offers a better single-player experience (with far better visual appeal), and there are better online Wii games. Quantum of Solace is ultimately a passable shooter that, as a package, has been done better elsewhere.
  5. Quantum of Solace feels like a real missed opportunity. With a little more time and effort, the Call of Duty 4 engine could have been optimized for the system, eliminating much of the jaggedness and slowdown you’ll experience while playing the game.
  6. The most damning issue is over the game's presentation, which ranges from sloppy in some places to downright awful in others.
  7. Quantum of Solace contains a number of exciting moments straight from the new 007 film but on the Nintendo Wii the controls are just far too sluggish to make this a fun alternative version.
  8. This first-person shooter plays fine a lot of the time, but the frame rate can get extremely choppy and the graphics go from so-so to downright ugly. [Jan 2009, p.90]
  9. A linear snooze fest that suffers from overwhelming plainness. [Jan 2009, p.62]
  10. 45
    We've played and reviewed lots of "bad" games on Wii, but unlike those before it Quantum of Solace feels like a title that has a real soul to it, and somewhere in the mess of unprecedented frame issues, visual bugs, and sloppy port code is a game that really could have been a blast to play. Instead, it's one you want to avoid at all costs.
  11. As with most movie licence titles, QoS is an average experience, plagued by problems, that will undoubtedly sell well due to the advertising campaign and corresponding blockbuster.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 27, 2011
    It's not a bad game but it's not a good game. It is pretty poor to play pretty much any shooting game on the Wii and this one is no exception. It is hard to control your aim and once you get the hang of it, most of the rest of the campaign is nothing amazing. Most of the time it's shoot a bunch of people, sneak up on people, kill them and repeat. The story makes no sense, it's like being in casino royal and quantum of solace at the same time. It's not bad, but there is better. Full Review »
  2. GaryGeiger
    Mar 4, 2009
    this should be a 9 or 10 game and when i set my wii back to standard screen width and set the tv to standard screen mode this game is a 10. however somewhere in porting this game it lost both control and framerate when forced into widescreen. The problem the reveiwer had with the map and the odd aiming at edges od the screen is all in wide screen problems. run it or standard screen and if your tv supports it run it on 480p mode. the game is fast paced, very clean, and incredibly addictive. this is as close to goldeneye as I have seen. Full Review »
  3. Sterling
    Jan 2, 2009
    Quantum of Solace was one of the top things I wanted for Christmas. After 7 hours it was the worst thing I got. I had beaten it within 7 hours. On the intro there was one of the coolest car chases ever. I was looking so forward to playing that car chase only to find out that there wasn't any car chases or driving levels at all. I never understood the storyline at all. I was completely disapointed. This is what you get when you rush a game out to soon. Full Review »