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  • Summary: Rampage: Total Destruction offers a fresh take on an arcade classic complete with everyone's favorite monsters: George, Lizzie, and Ralph, along with a variety of new monsters to collect and play. Virtually everything in the environment can be damaged, broken, and utterly destroyed with plenty of hilarious results. Aided by power-ups, the Rampage: Total Destruction monsters are capable of acquiring a number of upgrades throughout the course of a single campaign. Players can annihilate cities all over the world in either one or two player mode in this reinvention of the Midway classic. [Midway] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21
  1. The quarter crunching classic that has basically remained the same throughout the years finally changes just a Wii bit, but still not enough to draw in any new fans.
  2. There is still something incredibly satisfying about beating your buddy up until he shrinks down to a little naked person and then eating him for lunch.
  3. A sloppy, unimaginative title that on the Gamecube was barely passable and on a next generation console is just not acceptable!
  4. Shoehorning in the most basic of Wii motion-sensing controls isn't enough to make a clunky, repetitive game like Rampage fun--if anything, it just makes it more annoying.
  5. 45
    What's most disappointing, however, is how pitifully the game's "attitude" falls on its face. Every last unfunny quip issued by the traffic chopper, every painful Arnold Schwarzenegger impression, every ham-fisted racial stereotype is so poor that you can't help but wonder "what were they thinking?"
  6. 40
    The main game feels buggy and lacks that classic feel, and for an added $10 on top of the original $19.99 price tag there's no way to justify its Wii existence.
  7. 15
    Rampage: Total Destruction is broken and a perfect example of how not to port a game to the Wii. (And then charge extra for it.)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. [Anonymous]
    Feb 25, 2007
    Despite the critics, I think this game is fun. New punch/destruction moves the original didn't have that you really get into. In my opinion noting feels better than swooping up a cop car and throwing it at a building, and that's exactly what you do. Expand
  2. TedC.
    Apr 4, 2007
    In spite of the majority of the reviews, this is a fun game to play. The Wii version could have used a little more polish before it's release, but in my opinion, it fully captures the spirit of the old arcade classics. It's not for everyone, but if you need a quick dose of mindless destruction, this is your game. Expand
  3. ShawnP.
    Nov 8, 2007
    I thought Rampage was a blast to play multi-player. While it may not be a big improvement on previous versions, it made decent use of the Wii remote and is good considering its one of the earlier games to come out for Wii. Expand
  4. Nov 24, 2011
    Without question, Midway could have done better. Total Destruction follows the Rampage pattern, letting you take out your bad day aggressions on all manner of architecture. The new gameplay mode is visually arresting and very engaging, but suffers from serious gameplay issues. The control schema applied to Total Destruction is sorely lacking in user friendliness; many moves require obscure button combinations or other movements, and the ability to tell the game exactly what you want to do is, in many cases, absent. The most you can do is suggest. Perhaps the most serious fault, however, lies in the game's "3D" depth-based game maps. Where previous versions of Rampage had one row of buildings in greater or lesser width, Total Destruction creates a three-dimensional "block" of buildings, with more buildings to destroy behind those in front. The problem comes in when you try to selectively attack structures; most of the time, you will not start climbing or beating on the right building. Similarly, attempting to counterattack when under fire from the military is haphazard at best. Now, on the plus side, someone at Midway was bright enough to include the previous versions of Rampage on the disc, and even the classic arcade Rampage looks and plays great on the Wii, even in multiplayer. In short, buy the game for the legacy versions, and give Total Destruction a try...just expect it to be more work and less entertaining than the installments you love from years gone by. Expand
  5. Feb 9, 2014
    The game started out pretty fresh and fun, however it quickly turned into something rather boring. The game is repetitive at times and there is hardly any challenge at all. Nevertheless, while it lasts, the game is slightly enjoyable, just not anything you’d play for more than a couple of hours. Expand
  6. AnonymousMC
    Jun 9, 2007
    It's a decent game, but it tires quickly. After a while I just got bored of smashing buildings. I do like the new monsters and all the little "extras," but it would be more fun if there were specific powers for each monster. I do like being able to show my kids the original for kicks. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2011
    My god this game is boring. Words can not describe how utterly boring this boring game is. There is nothing I can say about this game other than boring. Or maybe ugly. Expand

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