Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 61 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 61
  2. Negative: 5 out of 61
Buy On
  1. 80
    We think Wanted will divide the public, with probably more detractors than praisers. Genre fans, used to mediocre games without souls, should overlook Wanted's flaws and see the braveness and effort in this not so ostentatious production.
  2. Like the movie, Wanted: Weapons of Fate is more style than substance. The game is at its best when Wesley is quick chaining cover with his ability to slow down time and curve bullets in the midst of overwhelming odds.
  3. And to top it off, it’s almost shockingly short: for a full-priced game, we expected more than four hours of gameplay with no multiplayer in sight. If it cost $40 or less, we’d be singing a different tune…
  4. For fans of the film, the game is the perfect match. Folks that like action-shooters may be disappointed, because Wanted: Weapon of Fate is too linear and offers too little alternation.
  5. In conclusion, Wanted: Weapons of Fate seems a tad contrived and forced and although the combat and gameplay is rather strong, the title does become repetitive midpoint. It's still fun to play but don't expect this to be the killer title of the year.
  6. Wanted: Weapons of Fate, surprisingly, is not only better than a typical movie-licensed game, it’s better than a typical action game.
  7. Wanted: Weapons of Fate is a relatively well compiled shooter, but misses out on top marks by simply being too short.
  8. 75
    Attention Universal: This game demands a sequel! Not only does Wanted offer a stylishly sordid universe begging to be explored, all of the core gameplay mechanics have first-class potential and deserve to be pushed harder.
  9. 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.
  10. Grim, nonsensical, and yet oddly satisfying. If you’re in the mood for a short, sweet, guilty pleasure, Wanted: Weapons Of Fate has what you need.
  11. 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.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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 :( Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »