Whacked! Xbox

Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
Buy On
  1. By far the wildest and craziest party game to hit a console system and is a must have replacement title for players who like "Crash Bandicoot," "Super Smash Brothers" or "Fuzion Frenzy" style games.
  2. netjak
    85
    I have played this game online for months on end and it's probably the best $20 that I have spent on a Live title.
  3. With good graphics, varied level designs, uniquely bizarre characters, different modes, a lot of pain-inflicting weapons, and decent control to go along with a lag-free and player-taunting laced rock-and-rollicking online play, this game has everything necessary to be a worthy addition to the party videogame scene.
  4. Truly shines in the multiplayer modes. Bleeped out swear words and barely covered naughty bits definitely put this in the "not for kids" category.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine
    73
    Forget "Fuzion Frenzy," this is the better Xbox game to break out during a party. [Jan 2003, p.90]
  6. 68
    Provides some great online action but lacks in the longevity department.
  7. A viciously twisted game that isn’t afraid to get its hands dirty but it falls short when it comes to the challenges.
  8. 66
    More than anything, Whacked! should have made itself more like a game show.
  9. With human opponents the games seemed much more lively and unpredictable, and of course, human opponents are more fun to beat on.
  10. Hooking the headset communicator up and jumping into a game without any problems to irritate as many people as possible has proved to be more alluring then I first thought.
  11. 60
    Not a particularly stellar experience.
  12. The entire Gameshow mode can be completed within a few hours, and much of it feels monotonous since players are forced to do the same things over and over again. Unfortunately, that same criticism can be levied against the multiplayer game as well.
  13. The single-player mode is plain and simple, and the multiplayer mode, once you get over the novelty of shooting people over the Internet, really lacks depth.
  14. The game suffers from what appears to be a contradiction of gameplay elements. The overall theme is geared toward a more mature audience, but the gameplay is something that would appeal more to a younger crowd.
  15. It's good, uncomplicated fun, but you won't ever want more than the demo version supplied with the Xbox Live Starter Kit. As a £40 purchase, Whacked! can get F---ed!
  16. Xbox Nation Magazine
    40
    Take it please, and understand there are absolutely, positively, no returns. [Winter 2002, p.109]
  17. Maybe like American Football and Baseball, Whacked is simply going to become another title that many English gamers will simply not get. I know this one didn’t.
  18. 40
    It's a good premise but the game proves to be boring over the long haul... it's just too simplistic and easy to hold your attention for more than a couple days.
  19. A big yawnfest... None of these events offer anything that remotely resembles fun which ideally is exactly the experience you'd expect from a party-style game like this.
  20. Game Informer
    20
    The fun of these party games wears thin rather quickly. [Dec 2002, p.144]

Awards & Rankings

#73 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
#18 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Rem
    Jul 11, 2013
    5
    Whacked is one of the most decidedly creepy games I've played in a while, and not because it's scary. The 7+ characters are interesting toWhacked is one of the most decidedly creepy games I've played in a while, and not because it's scary. The 7+ characters are interesting to play as though the function the same, but are so disturbing, it's kind of fun. The most disappointing part of the package though has to be the gameplay. It can be inconsistent when jumping as you would always overjump, and it is too easy. What's more insulting is the lack of content. Sure there are 7 different campaigns to play through, but they are all the same matches you play just with different cutscenes at the end of each section, which may be the only driving force to keep playing the game. It can also be messy at times when you play, as I often got annoyed by effects that popped onscreen whenever I got hit, and I wouldn't be able to recover easily. It's fun sure, but not among the best party games out there, and there are plenty. Full Review »
  2. JustinZ.
    Nov 7, 2005
    10
    Whacked! is The best xbox game I've played. The characters are cool. The levels are good, too. My favorite character is Otto. I used to Whacked! is The best xbox game I've played. The characters are cool. The levels are good, too. My favorite character is Otto. I used to like Kung Fu Chaos but Whacked is better. Full Review »
  3. Andyman
    Sep 9, 2004
    10
    Whacked! is probably the most underrated XBox game out. I can think of a grand total of 2 party games EVER that are better: Super Bomberman Whacked! is probably the most underrated XBox game out. I can think of a grand total of 2 party games EVER that are better: Super Bomberman on the SNES and Twisted on the 3DO. Few games possess this much fun and originality... a ridiculously addictive romp from start to finish. The low scores baffle me... I can only guess that the magazine reviewers lack the hand/eye coordination needed to excel at it. Their loss! Full Review »