• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Oct 1, 2008
Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. Overall War World is a reasonably fun, good looking XBLA title. The biggest problem is mech balance, which hopefully can be fixed in a later patch.
  2. You’ll certainly enjoy the explosive chaos of these Unreal Tournament–style battles; but with only four game modes and limited match options, even blowing your opponents to smithereens can get boring.
  3. 55
    War World is a game that almost everyone should pass on. If you are a fan of mech games, options like MechAssault or Chromehounds are a smarter choice than War World.
  4. If you expect to open up your mech (or in this case, War World) to see this decked-out, snazzy, cool game, you are going to be extremely disappointed.
  5. 50
    War World has no personality, making it tough to get hooked on the average gameplay.
  6. There's very little overall polish to the title, and there's nothing particularly inspired or compelling about it, either.
  7. If you're a fan of online multiplayer slaughter, then it's a safe bet that you've already got plenty of games that do the same thing as War World, and do it a lot better.
  8. Sadly, War World holds your attention about as long as a paperclip and a Post-It note. [Issue#39]
  9. War World is an uninspired mech combat game that isn't worth your time.
  10. This is only the type of game worth playing if you have plenty of friends who also own it. For single player gamers it is a bust and for random pick up multiplayer matches they are not that well done. Pass on it.
  11. It felt incomplete—or, worse, insubstantial, like a test project not fully fleshed out into a compelling game.
  12. 33
    It still ends up as one of the prettier 3D offerings on Xbox Live Arcade, despite some framerate annoyances. It's too bad that everything else about the game -- from the mechs and environments to the play modes -- seems so generic and quickly cobbled together.
  13. Speedy shooter much in common with cack like "Outrigger." Get your mech fix elsewhere. [Christmas 2008, p.94]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. JoeJohnson
    Oct 11, 2008
    8
    Multiplayer is where War World shines. Its very fast and super fun battling your friends online. The graphics of War World are amazing, easily the best looking game on Xbox Live Arcade. It is totally worth the 800 points. I would recommend getting this title. But do not judge it on the demo. The demo is way to short to show off the quality of this game. Full Review »
  2. BenN.
    Oct 4, 2008
    4
    This games feels incomplete. Very little instruction (and the instructions - control based - that do exist are deeply misleading), gameplsy is flawed and shallow. It's a well presented game as the ingame graphics are fairly inpressive for xbla. Disapointing. Full Review »
  3. Kenny
    Oct 1, 2008
    8
    Better than some of the major games out there. Its fun and if you like blowing crap up its worth it. Great online ops to.