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  • Summary: In Whacked! you are one of seven demented contestants competing on a dangerous game show. Pitted against each other in free-for-all combat, contestants must use power-ups and weapons, such as giant staplers and rubber ducky grenades, to flatten their opponents. The game's various modes have you fighting to collect resources, fending off a horde of man-eating chickens, or exchanging blows in fierce deathmatches. There are more than a dozen levels--including an arctic pipeline, a Christmas tree, and a kitchen sink--for you to conquer. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  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. 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.
  3. Forget "Fuzion Frenzy," this is the better Xbox game to break out during a party. [Jan 2003, p.90]
  4. Not a particularly stellar experience.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. The fun of these party games wears thin rather quickly. [Dec 2002, p.144]

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. JasonK.
    Nov 5, 2002
    This game really surprised me. I wasn't even going to bother looking at it but it came with the Live beta kit. Once you play it on Live you will care less about Unreal Championship, Socom, Ghost Recon etc. The game is whacky, fast, and completely unpredictable. What other game can have the person that is winning suddenly drop straight to last place and the last place person come in first? None, zero, nada. Don't let the simple gameplay, and cartoonish characters fool you. This game is as hardcore as they get. Single player isn't so bad either if you do not have Live. Plenty of weapons, game modes, powerups, maps and characters to keep you playing this for quite awhile. Expand
  2. Andyman
    Sep 9, 2004
    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! Expand
  3. JustinZ.
    Nov 7, 2005
    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. Expand
  4. Rem
    Jul 11, 2013
    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 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. Expand

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