• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 8, 2009
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
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  1. Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage manages to convince on the looks en variety part but seriously lacks on a distinctive gameplay-style. The controls in combination with the Wii Balance Board are a bit hard to master for those who are inexperienced boarders. Luckily the Wii-controller on it’s own works just fine, which is a big plus for anyone looking for a snowboard experience on the Wii.
  2. Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage is easy, lighthearted and quite funny to play, in single or in local co-op mode. A good chance to dust off your Balance Board.
  3. Nintendo Power
    70
    Snowboarding stood out on Wii by taking a different approach to style, content, and (obviously) controls compared to other platforms. Unfortunately, not much has changed in this iteration, despite Wii MotionPlus support and a career mode in which you slowly climb the ranks to become number one. [Holiday 2009, p.85]
  4. Enjoyed only with the Wii remote controller the experience falls short of establishing an innovation in the genre, but based on the use of the balance board in collaboration it can provide a nice innovation. It’s highly appealing and simple to implement.
  5. Like its predecessor, World Stage is one of the best multiplayer racers on Nintendo's family-friendly console. But you can't escape the feeling that it's a lazy effort.
  6. Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage for Wii is another quality boarding title. However, the few improvements don't add up to a lot more than what was available last year; this really isn't a very inspired sequel.
  7. 70
    Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage is a game that will take you through the cold winter days this year. Especially city's like London and New York will bring you an extra vibe. The biggest disappointment is the lack of an online multiplayer. Still the game itself is nice enough to play.
  8. Shaun White's ideas are starting to look a little thin on the ground. You'll still likely enjoy playing World Stage for the four or five hours it will take to see a fair amount of what's on offer, but when it's all over, it may be harder to argue that the game itself is particularly special.
  9. It's spot the difference time again, with another sequel that fails to offer any real improvements.
  10. Shaun White returns with a children's game that is more simple and short. Diversion and good use of the Wii Balance Board and WiiMotion Plus for all the family. It needs more levels and less movement. Graphics and sound are acceptable.
  11. Shaun may have walked away with the gold, but his games still can’t qualify.
  12. 58
    While I can appreciate the attraction Wii-owning Shaun White fans might feel when faced with the latest entrant in Ubisoft's burgeoning snowboarding franchise, there's simply not enough new and worthwhile content in World Stage to justify me doing anything but twisting consumer shoulders towards last year's offering instead.
  13. 50
    While not flawed, it's devoid of substance. For the rest of us, there are superior options -- from this generation as well as the last -- to indulge in armchair snowboarding thrills.

Awards & Rankings

71
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#21 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. May 26, 2019
    7
    It's definitely better than the other one. Other than that, there isn't really much to tell you, it's a snowboarding game where you do tricksIt's definitely better than the other one. Other than that, there isn't really much to tell you, it's a snowboarding game where you do tricks and race time. Still a pretty solid game though, would give it 4 sickles out of 5, but it's from 1-10 so bump it down to 7. Full Review »
  2. ShaneH
    Dec 30, 2009
    10
    World Stage is dope. I like it better than the last game, which I gave an 8 (I liked it a lot and am glad I played it, but this game is so World Stage is dope. I like it better than the last game, which I gave an 8 (I liked it a lot and am glad I played it, but this game is so much better). As a snowboarding game it Full Review »
  3. [anonymous]
    Dec 29, 2009
    9
    THis is a very enjoyable game. I was skeptical as a snowboarder but as "unrealistic" as the game is compared to how the slopes really go, THis is a very enjoyable game. I was skeptical as a snowboarder but as "unrealistic" as the game is compared to how the slopes really go, it's a hell of a lot of FUN. The soundtrack is sick too. Check it out for sure. Full Review »