Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. Basically, the game is quite funny, but the idea on its own doesn’t make a game to a great one. Too many negative points like the controls and the fact that the character isn’t saying anything make this game to an average one.
  2. A technically decent WiiWare game, but it's nothing remarkable. Not essential. [Mar 2010, p.94]
  3. Stop Stress feeds the player's innate desire to smash things by using motion controls to do the smashing, though everything isn't as much fun to smash as it could have been.
  4. Memorable, though perhaps not essential, playing. [Mar 2010, p.75]
  5. 60
    I think I know which game created those mad Raving Rabbids. Those poor creatures must have played Stop Stress: A Day of Fury and gone bonkers. Seeing how the gameplay creates chaos and frustration, playing this game doesn’t only increase your stress, but it gives you a sore shoulder to boot. Concept-wise, it was fine, but the execution is very disappointing.
  6. You don't really get to know if Stop Stress wants to liberate you from stress or generate it.
  7. 40
    More likely to induce than reduce frustration.
  8. Eight dollars seems too high, especially since the experience is pretty short, and while smashing things has some entertainment value, the overall feeling coming out is “that was really annoying.”
  9. A better name for Stop Stress would have been Start Stress. The game tries to frustrate you as much as possible. That’s admirable in some ways, but in the end it’s a waste of your money.
  10. There is little reason to recommend Stop Stress: A Day of Fury, especially given its higher price-point. While the developer no doubt had the best intentions for a creative title that would allow gamers to let loose all their stress from the day, the game only seems to generate more, resulting in little more than an ironic title.
  11. This inept WiiWare download won't relieve you of any stress, just £5.60 and the will to live.
  12. I can’t say anything “nice” about this game. So do yourself a favor, save your money and go buy a good game, like Little King’s Story.
User Score
3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. ErnieB.
    Jan 29, 2010
    1
    Cute cutscenes, but the game doesnt help cure stress at all! everything sounds the same when you hit it, the objectives suck, and the enemiesCute cutscenes, but the game doesnt help cure stress at all! everything sounds the same when you hit it, the objectives suck, and the enemies are impossible to hit Full Review »