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  • Summary: Ambushed and left for dead by your evil brother, your consuming passion is revenge. Commanding a series of increasingly lethal gunboats, you'll go ship-to-ship in high-speed, high-stakes combat in a desperate big to preserve freedom on the Dragon Seas.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. George Clooney would crap A Perfect Storm if he had to endure the watery challenges in this stomach-churning thrill ride.
  2. A game whose flaws are more obvious than its strong points but still manages to be exceptionally entertaining.
  3. A fun and enjoyable game that is immediately accessible. Those who like vehicle combat games will love Blood Wake, it’s everything you’d want. However the game is quite short.
  4. 75
    Like an interesting tech demo with a sometimes tedious and frustrating game built around it.
  5. People with ADD will drop out first, followed by those looking for instant graphic gratification, then the casual gamers, and lastly the diehards.
  6. The single-player mode will probably bore most people with its repetitiveness and tough gameplay. Multiplayer is excellent.
  7. A majority of time is spent going slowly to eliminate the threats before they close in on you. Spread this out over a few hours and your fingers won’t be the only things numb from the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. AdamN.
    Jun 25, 2002
    10
    A Twisted Metal on water and in boats.
  2. XHead
    Jul 19, 2004
    9
    There is just something about this game that brings back memories of when the XBOX first came out and all the games had great graphics, not just a simple lackluster Playstation 2 port with last generation graphics that seems to be the norm now. I still play this game to this date, feeling like it is still brand new. The graphics killed every other game at the launch,even most out recently, yes including Halo, which I'm tired of hearing it still has the best graphics on the Box. No other game that I've played on the Box says XBOX like this one, at least to me. There has been only one other game like this before, being Cobra Triagle on the NES. There probably won't be another like it because of bad reviews when everyone was so caught up in Halo that everything else was overlooked or frowned upon. Also this game has millions of polygons running at 30 frames per second during the entire game which makes it difficult for a developer to make again since the first one was so overlooked and they won't spend all that time making another one(shame on you XBOX audience). I was hoping for a sequel but the so called professional reviewers screwed that up for everybody. I will only buy or play Xbox exclusives from now on because every time one of us buys a game that is also on the Playstation 2, we are not only having to settle for barely upgraded PS1 graphics, we are telling developers we will settle for barely passable games. Maybe I have forgotten what gaming is all about, but I haven't forgotten why I bought an XBOX in the first place. The most powerful hardware in a console bar-none, capable of blowing Gamecube and Gaystation 2 away. What every happened to the whole reason the XBOX was made for anyway? The graphics engine in the Box has been overlooked for far too long. It is time to awaken the monster and "freakin' use" the damn hardware. I might as well start backing Sony and flushing my money down the toilet if my XBOX games aren't going to look any better than Sony's garbage! Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jan 15, 2002
    8
    Pro's: A lot of fun to play, great graphics, Great Multiplayer. Cons: Slightly lacking in depth, control could have been better Result- Rent first, but you'll probably end up buying it anyway. Expand
  4. BlueFalcon
    Nov 10, 2004
    8
    I liked this game more than I thought I would. It plays like twisted metal black, but being on water makes it feel unique.
  5. BobM.
    Feb 1, 2005
    6
    Graphics are a bit better than ps2 capabilities but i dont like the story if you can even call it a story. The gameplay is good but you can only use turbo and your guns. Replay value is very low. Rent this game first. Expand
  6. ArmandilloD.
    Sep 7, 2005
    2
    S.U.C.K.S I cannot understand how this sucky game has got so high score?? This game dont have anything good in it.