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  • Summary: Based on Universal Pictures' action-thriller Wanted, this game promises to deliver the same fantastic visual style, in-your-face attitude and edge-of-your-seat action as the blockbuster motion picture. The game continues the story of hero Wesley Gibson, picking up the action where the filmBased on Universal Pictures' action-thriller Wanted, this game promises to deliver the same fantastic visual style, in-your-face attitude and edge-of-your-seat action as the blockbuster motion picture. The game continues the story of hero Wesley Gibson, picking up the action where the film leaves off and creating an entirely new chapter exploring both Wesley's journey to becoming an unmatched überassassin and the epic fiction of "The Fraternity." Featuring intense third-person action, the Wanted video game will take combat to the next level with iconic moves -- such as "Curving Bullets" and "Assassin Time" -- drawn directly from the film, as well as an innovative, multi-layered cover mechanic. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 61
  2. Negative: 5 out of 61
  1. Some complaints would be the length (mainly because we had such a good time we wanted more), lack of features/replayability, and we would have loved a larger arsenal of weapons/locations. All in all Wanted: Weapons of Fate will do exactly what it is meant to do for adult gamers who pick it up in stores this week, provide a over-the-too fun experience with many ties (both gameplay and story-wise) to the Wanted universe.
  2. It's not long enough to own at full price, but Wanted introduces enough new gameplay elements, like curved bullets and rounded cover, to make it worth checking out, even if it’s only nine levels.
  3. While not a horrible game by any means; Wanted: Weapons of Fate has its share of fun action-packed moments that runs out of steam way too quickly. With linear levels and poor enemy AI, it’s hard to enjoy the game’s awesome gunplay. This one is worth the look if you liked the movie and the graphic novel.
  4. The short length of Wanted: Weapons of Fate is actually its rescue. If the game would have been any longer it would have gotten boring. For that reason Wanted is only recommendable for the most fanatic Wanted fans. Everyone else might give this average shooter a chance when it’s in the discount bin.
  5. It's a short game, but if it were longer, the excitement of bullet curving would probably wear off. That said, it's got some cool concepts and it compliments the film fairly well. If you can find it for less-than-full price, it's worth checking out.
  6. The ideas Grin has introduced work well within the plot put forward by the comic books, it's just a shame they don't hold up over an extended period. [May 2009, p.110]
  7. Wanted’s repetitive gameplay, awful dialogue, and plain-jane graphics provide an underwhelming experience that doesn’t make a case for being wanted by anyone.

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  1. RowanF
    Mar 24, 2009
    7
    This game is hard to judge - It's a competent 3rd person shooter with game mechanics which differ from the bog standard shoot 'em This game is hard to judge - It's a competent 3rd person shooter with game mechanics which differ from the bog standard shoot 'em up, therefore there isnt anything inherently wrong with it, however i cant escape the feeling that its all been done before. I'll put that into simpler terms: Am I the only one who thinks that this is Max Payne under a different heading? It's got bullet time, the same style of graphics, the same weapons, the same style of environments, the same bullet-sponge enemies, the same gloomy monologues. It just feels, in absolutely every single way, as if your playing max Payne on a 360. The only original part of this game is the ability to 'curve' bullets, which isn't exactly amazing. My only other beef wih it is that it's short and there's no multiplayer. To be honest, if you buy this then you'll be getting a fairly good game - just one that's been done before. To the letter. Expand
  2. OliverH
    Sep 12, 2009
    7
    I have just recently purchased this game and would like to say if you can pick it up cheap buy it and you wont be disapointed. It has itsI have just recently purchased this game and would like to say if you can pick it up cheap buy it and you wont be disapointed. It has its flaws (cover system shamelessly stolen from GoW) but it also has its good points (bullet curving) all in all its a fun game but it is way too short :( Expand