• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Apr 22, 2008

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 17 out of 19
  1. Target: Terror is an awful game, a title reminiscent of the old-school "shoot-at-bad-actor" gun games.
  2. Aside from the iffy framerate issues and the super bad video that would feel right at home in the 1990s, Target: Terror is one of those quirky novelties that are somehow way too much fun to pass up.
  3. With only ten levels and no multiple pathways, the game is fairly short on content. You will most likely only play this game for three to five hours, making the forty-dollar price tag seem way too steep to consider it for a purchase. Still, the game can be a lot of fun.
  4. Much like an American Ninja or Iron Eagle movie, if you see Target: Terror in the bargain bin, pick it up for a laugh. For the full price, however, get your shooting fix elsewhere.
  5. And while the FMV movies are definitely worth checking out – if only to laugh at their ridiculousness – it is not worth plunking down $40 for.
  6. This fun mockery of a bygone age becomes nothing but a regrettably cumbersome slog. [July 2008, p.120]
  7. 40
    Target: Terror is one of those games that's so bad, it's almost...almost better than bad. If you're willing to surrender to the surreal goofiness of it all, it's good for a few laughs. Just toss your values out the window and gear your mind down into shooter mode.
  8. As with any game of this strife, the two-player mode elevates the experience. Arguing over who should get the machine gun, flame thrower, freeze gun, or extra health makes Target: Terror feel okay -- not mind-blowing, merely tolerable.
  9. Here in our dimension, though, Target: Terror came out to today’s arcades: empty, lifeless places full of the damned and people who just don’t know any better.
  10. 35
    Yes it’s one of the worst games on Wii as far as tech goes, and yeah, there are countless other light gun experiences out there that’ll destroy this one in terms of pure gameplay, but damn if this isn’t fun in its own, seriously crippled way.
  11. Nevertheless, Target Terror is here and if you buy it, the Terrorist have already won.
  12. You'll have more fun laughing at this light-gun shooter than playing it.
  13. Any player who acquires this game should seek psychological help, as the title has managed to avoid having any redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  14. 20
    Only pick this up if you're the sort of person who buys supermarket own-brand bog roll and enjoys the rough sawdust texture.
  15. Target: Terror could be in the running for most pathetic game of the year and I think thats what the developers were shooting for.
  16. Every other rail shooter that’s been released for the Wii is better than this one. Target: Terror is unnecessarily difficult and every bit as hollow as it is ugly.
  17. 16
    The best buying advice I could offer is to pick the game up from the bargain bin in a few months, along with copious amounts of liquor (if you're of age), and throw a Target: Terror party.
  18. An utterly terrible shooter which will, if nothing else, satisfy your recommended daily allowance of mirth...and pvc hotpants. [July 2008, p.68]
  19. But with boring gameplay and dated graphics, nothing's worth fighting for in this budget-like game at a non-budget $40 price. It’s not even worth the quarter it costs in arcades.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. TobyOrnotoby
    May 1, 2008
    A bad game, no doubt about it. However, if you know that going in and have a buddy equally as clued-in, you'll laugh at the crappy graphics, repetitive enemies, lame power-ups (I got "The Shocker!"), etc. -- to the point where you actually have a fun little time. Not quite awesomely bad, but worth a rental to scoff at. Amazing that this supposedly hit arcades in 2004; it looks almost 10 years older than that. Full Review »
  2. Aug 27, 2013
    C'mmon guys this game is awsome, look at the graphics, hear the reallistic sound effects and most of all the gameplay is innovative, more than games like Call of Duty or Battle**** Field or Super Mario Strikers, and i'ts pretty difficult not for of the new generation of gamers. This piece of art is a tribute for all that arcade games of our childhood. 33?, really? Maybe i'ts not commercial but is devoloped by KONAMI the dick of the videogames industry. Full Review »