Blood Wake Xbox


Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. George Clooney would crap A Perfect Storm if he had to endure the watery challenges in this stomach-churning thrill ride.
  2. With an amazingly good-looking package and an incredibly fun game in both the single and multiplayer modes, Blood Wake is a truly excellent Xbox game.
  3. Saying that Blood Wake is fun to play would be a huge understatement.
  4. A game whose flaws are more obvious than its strong points but still manages to be exceptionally entertaining.
  5. 84
    It might be a bit simplistic and a bit short-lived, but Blood Wake features some great shooting action and solid multiplayer features.
  6. I enjoyed this title immensely...Easy to pick up, but hard to beat.
  7. 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.
  8. In the end, the game felt forced like a classic episode of "Nightboat."
  9. Quite impressive in the visuals department. Backgrounds, boats, weapons, explosions and characters are all quite detailed, and the little things like Kai turning to look back when you go in reverse are really neat.
  10. The more I played the more addicted I became to the gameplay. This game really feels like you are on a boat and I was amazed at the physics that the developers were able to pull off.
  11. It's fast pace and good graphics are impressive, but the game doesn't have the staying power to make it a classic.
  12. 80
    Even in split screen with 4 players, the graphics and frame-rate are top notch and don’t seem to suffer with all the added chaos.
  13. A very playable vehicular combat game, and its water gimmick, along with several other elements, works to differentiate it somewhat from the rest.
  14. I have to mention and give two thumbs up to the excellent manual for this game.
  15. There are plenty of missions to go through (and they can get VERY difficult, even on the lowest difficulty), there's tons of things to unlock, and a very nice multi-player mode to keep you playing.
  16. 75
    Like an interesting tech demo with a sometimes tedious and frustrating game built around it.
  17. Without a doubt, the best part of Blood Wake is its graphics. From coastal towns to the many scattered islands, there's always something well-rendered to look at.

Awards & Rankings

#12 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. ArmandilloD.
    Sep 7, 2005
    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.
  2. BobM.
    Feb 1, 2005
    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 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. Full Review »
  3. BlueFalcon
    Nov 10, 2004
    I liked this game more than I thought I would. It plays like twisted metal black, but being on water makes it feel unique.