Rampage: Total Destruction Wii

Metascore
46

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21
Buy On
  1. 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.)
  2. Midway tries to resurrect their fun Rampage franchise on the Wii and fails miserably. Get ready for some simplistic controls and extremely dated visuals.
  3. The bottom line is that the core gameplay is tedious beyond belief - so much so that I doubt you'd even get value from renting it.
  4. 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?"
  5. So while this could be construed as the first Wii budget release, to date it’s certainly the worst release for the system.
  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. netjak
    26
    Trying to adapt the controls from earlier incarnations of the game for the remote left a nigh-unplayable mess filled with crude sounds and very little to endear it even to fans of the series. If you really want to get your fix of playing as a giant monster demolishing buildings, play the cheaper and better incarnations of the game for previous-generation consoles or wait for the older games which are bonus features in this title to show up on the Virtual Console.
  8. Repetitive button mashing in a mechanical 20-year-old game that's completely lacking innovation. Will the army ever nail these outdated and dull monsters? [January 2007, p.44]
  9. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    20
    There's always one dreadful launch game (remember the GameCube's "Universal Tour"?) and Rampage: World Destruction is the Wii's. Even if you once enjoyed "Rampage" you won't like this. [Jan 2007, p.82]

Awards & Rankings

26
12
#12 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2006
25
#25 Most Shared Wii Game of 2006
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Sep 10, 2011
    4
    You know it is pretty bad when a game has nothing to offer at all crappy gameplay, except for the arcade game which is better than the actualYou know it is pretty bad when a game has nothing to offer at all crappy gameplay, except for the arcade game which is better than the actual game, thats pretty bad Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2016
    6
    I actually kind of like this game. It's not perfect by any stretch. It's repetitive and limited but I still kind of like it. It isn't greatI actually kind of like this game. It's not perfect by any stretch. It's repetitive and limited but I still kind of like it. It isn't great but it isn't terrible either. Do not buy this game just because of this review. There are many people who dislike this game. You might be one of them so make sure you figure it out before purchasing. Full Review »
  3. Feb 9, 2014
    5
    The game started out pretty fresh and fun, however it quickly turned into something rather boring. The game is repetitive at times and thereThe 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. Full Review »