Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Scarface: The World is Yours for the Wii probably won’t change the world, Other than using the Wii’s pointer to aim, it doesn’t do much that the Grand Theft Auto series hasn’t done in the past, but it does what it does extremely well.
  2. Drugs, blood, fast cars, exotic locales, swearing and Balls galore. We love it! [Sept 2007, p.83]
  3. 85
    It’s just as entertaining and immersive on Wii as ever before. IR control gives the game a more streamlined feel, and Wii owners that fit in the hardcore crowd will absolutely eat this one up, as it’s currently one of the deepest and most entertaining experiences on the system.
  4. It's certainly not the most subtle game in the world but if you're old enough to play it Scarface is a joy. It's a shame it looks like it was made five years ago, though. [Aug 2007, p.84]
  5. It’s funny what a good control scheme can do for a game and Scarface for the Wii definitely benefits from the Wii Remote and Nunchuk swinging action.
  6. Ultra-violent shooting, satisfying driving and a slightly strange business management sim, mixed with some admirably creative swearing. Not so clever but very big and enjoyable.
  7. Few titles nowadays grow in stature yet almost a year on from its original release, Scarface: The World is Yours remains as strong and potent an experience as you’ll find.
  8. If you are looking for a game with graphics to showcase your Wii then you'll be disappointed. However, if you're however prepared to look past the almost awful graphics then you'll find a real gem hidden underneath.
  9. Between the excellent new controls and the already superb gameplay under the hood, The World Is Yours is one of the best games on the Wii these days.
  10. An outstanding game for Xbox and PS2 last year, but the Wii version shines even brighter. The controls work great, with players able to shoot specific body parts or wave a chainsaw around by maneuvering the Wii remote.
  11. If you like Grand Theft Auto and can put up with a step backwards in graphics you’ll love Scarface. It might not bring much that is new to the table, but fans of the film will certainly love the idea of playing out the ‘what if’ scenario with one of the greatest films of the eighties.
  12. Go ahead and fill up Sierra Entertainment's balls meter--they've earned it. [Aug 2007, p.84]
  13. It seems churlish to completely dismiss Scarface's many amusements just because of control issues, especially as they can be accommodated with patience and practice. For the bulk of its playing time Scarface remains an indecently entertaining bad taste romp and, for those who don't have access to a PS2 or Xbox, it's still worth having.
  14. This is a flawed but decent conversion of an older title based on a flawed but decent movie. That level of consistency is pretty rare these days.
  15. Being able to apply a world that has already dug itself into the minds of many thousands of Al Pacino fans is something that shouldn't be passed up on, and then giving those extra little things to be that Tony Montana with thousands of wasteful dollars is a joy. It's a world that shouldn't be wasted.
  16. 65
    An enjoyable game. The Wii controls do bring the quality of the game down a little bit though.
  17. Ultimately though, the move to the Wii has done much more harm than the game could really take, with the control issues tearing what was a solid and enjoyable game apart mercilessly.
  18. 62
    Scarface is a great technical achievement on the Wii. It looks the part and provides all the required controls via the Wiimote and nunchuck. However, it doesn't seem able to do what all great games in this genre need to do, it never becomes more than the sum of its parts.
  19. It fails to match the sum of its parts. The drug dealing aspect is really the game's only defining feature, and with the rest of the game being merely competent in all areas, the Scarface licence is left to do all the hard work.
  20. There's nothing else quite like Scarface on the Wii yet, but the gamepad-to-Wii Remote transition has made this lackluster game play even worse.
  21. Unfortunately, the best aspects of Scarface are often overshadowed by the rest of the game, which can range from mundane to frustrating.
  22. 40
    It might be a worthwhile purchase to someone who needs an object lesson in how not to take advantage of the platform, but for anyone else this is just a more expensive version of a game that's been cluttering bargain bins for a while now.
  23. At its worst, Scarface is a clumsy, angst ridden and self indulgent idea with a game tacked on as an afterthought. At it’s best, it is tired, clichéd and derivative.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jan 7, 2014
    I have played this game on both wii and PlayStation 2. the game has easier game play. it is harder to turn the where you are facing to face the other direction using the wii remote. i think it would be better if the wii remote was easier to use. Full Review »