Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Hudson have pulled it off again and created yet another quality FPS which was developed in Japan! If you played Onslaught and sorely missed more online multiplayer modes, then this should be an instant download.
  2. With its focus on the multiplayer mode, unfortunately, the game has a lack of options, as local matches for four players and two or more player support on the Wi-Fi Connection. It may sound childish, but, for only 800 Nintendo Points, it offers an entertainment for big FPS fans guys.
  3. Water Warfare is, in most respects, FPS 101. That said, it’s a great way to satisfy young Wii gamers looking for a decent online shooter, and at 800 Wii Points, it’s a pretty fat package.
  4. This game is a solid experience, especially for younger players who can’t play the more gory, blood fests found today.
  5. Multiplayer is where it's at. [Sept 2009, p.95]
  6. 69
    This is a full-featured first-person shooter that is fun as both a single- and multiplayer game. It doesn't do anything new in terms of gameplay, but its kid-friendly premise makes it unique. Water Warfare is recommended for kids and families that game together.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. ChrisBanks
    Oct 19, 2009
    4
    This game is poo! Not only is the one player short and repetative but i can never find anyone online to play with. The screen is almostThis game is poo! Not only is the one player short and repetative but i can never find anyone online to play with. The screen is almost covered with radar and weapon icons so don't even bother with the split-screen multi-player. I was generous with a 4 becasu it is a decent fps for the youngsters, no violence. Full Review »
  2. David
    Jul 8, 2009
    8
    The game is a good online FPS, it's not without flaws (invulnerability items have too much of an impact on Battle Royal and break The game is a good online FPS, it's not without flaws (invulnerability items have too much of an impact on Battle Royal and break Assault) but they only matter in a few game modes which can be avoided. Damage is fairly low so fights tend to last fairly long, I'm not sure if that's to make it newbie friendly, to make up for the slightly slow turning (takes about a second to turn around, it's not as fast as KB&M but works fine) or just because of some Japanese design mentality. The feeling ends up pretty different from most FPSes since there are no instakills or headshots. Since the game only uses 4 buttons and one is fairly useless it can be played with the Zapper or another gun shell. There's also local multiplayer (unfortunately limited to 2 players, 2 bots and small maps) which even The Conduit does not offer, if you often have a friend over and want to play an FPS with him Water Warfare may be worth a look for that alone. Please disregard the GamePro review, the review text appears to be a rewrite of the IGN review (there are a few errors in IGN's review which are copied in GamePro's and even commented on in a way that makes it clear the GP reviewer has NOT experienced them first hand!) and I doubt the GamePro reviewer even played the game. He makes claims about the game being a case of "what not to do in an FPS" but never elaborates, maiking me wonder if he even knows more details himself. Oh and Cheat Code Central apparently didn't notice that the view speed option does change the bounding box (faster speed = smaller box). Full Review »
  3. RichardH.
    Jun 30, 2009
    9
    If you wanted a FPS from WiiWare with offline multiplayer, then Water Warfare is for you. Whilst Onslaught certainly had its pros, one major If you wanted a FPS from WiiWare with offline multiplayer, then Water Warfare is for you. Whilst Onslaught certainly had its pros, one major con was no offline multiplayer. If the kiddy graphics don't throw you off, then Water Warfare appears to have all that Onslaught had with several extra modes, both single and multiplayer. One complaint may be of a lack of stages, as there are only 4, or 8, if you count the fact that there are two sizes, but since the map changes everytime you play, this might make up for it. Online works well, however, as of now, it is hard to find players online, which I hope will soon change. This game is a blast to play with friends, and is suitable for families who may shy away from other shooting games, due to the guns being water pistols, instead of real guns - this game appeals to the entire family. This game is good, and I can't point out any major flaws except for the want of more stages. Otherwise, this game is rather engaging. Full Review »