• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2009
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  • Summary: The Conduit is a first-person action shooter that promises to provide some of the best visuals seen to date on Nintendo's Wii gaming console. Using their proprietary Quantum 3 Game Engine technology, the team at High Voltage Software fuses fast and fluid gameplay with an advanced set ofThe Conduit is a first-person action shooter that promises to provide some of the best visuals seen to date on Nintendo's Wii gaming console. Using their proprietary Quantum 3 Game Engine technology, the team at High Voltage Software fuses fast and fluid gameplay with an advanced set of visuals intended to squarely establish the Wii as a true next-generation gaming platform. The first-person shooter boasts a competitive online multiplayer component and a thrilling single-player campaign. Advanced graphical features include dynamic environment mapping, interactive water with real-time reflection, and four-stage texture composition including gloss, diffuse, and bump mapping. Featuring terrifying alien creatures, an advanced Artificial Intelligence System, and a rich, conspiracy-laden story, The Conduit has more than a pretty face. The Conduit's control scheme was carefully designed from the ground up with the Wii in mind, as were each of the weapons in the extensive armory, providing gameplay not possible on other platforms. As Secret Service Agent Ford, you must learn to master each of these weapons as well as the special "All Seeing Eye" device to defeat enemies, solve puzzles, and unravel the game's mysteries. [High Voltage Software] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 79
  2. Negative: 4 out of 79
  1. The Conduit is a flawed masterpiece: it doesn’t quite live up to the nigh-unreachable hype built up around it, but by breaking so much ground on the Wii it does something more important than meet the hype.
  2. 85
    The Conduit is finally a high-end shooter for the Wii. High Voltage Software has really tried to get the maximum out of the console while still offering a wonderful game. Hopefully, more developers will follow this example and we can get more new franchises that achieve a certain level. The Conduit has several things going for it to be called a classic, but it still lacks several things left and right to belong to that category.
  3. A great first-person shooter on the Wii.
  4. If you've only got a Wii, the game's worth a purchase, but if you're a multi-platform owner you can definitely do better in terms of FPS games.
  5. 70
    To be blunt, The Conduit is a by the numbers shooter that offers a couple of thrills but ultimately doesn't make much of an impact.
  6. 65
    Although it sets a new standard by giving players the ability to change Wii remote sensitivity and button mapping, at the end of the day The Conduit is an average run and gun shooter.
  7. It seems set with doing the bare minimum (a lot of the time, not even that) and expects it to be acceptable just because it’s splashing around in a small pond starved of enough shooters to hold the flag without it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 69 out of 95
  2. Negative: 10 out of 95
  1. May 2, 2020
    10
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  2. John
    Jun 25, 2009
    10
    Ignore the reviews, they're all flawed (except IGNs) All of them ignore some part of the Conduit's amazingness. A few of them Ignore the reviews, they're all flawed (except IGNs) All of them ignore some part of the Conduit's amazingness. A few of them didn't even realize about the Games customizable controls. Contrary to reviews, the single player isn't that short, because its damn hard. The AI is amazing, ambushing me, flanking me, and dodging. The NP reviewer played it on easy difficulty, no wonder he thought it was crap. Multiplayer, this game shines, with so many options. This game, is truly a wii gem, and one which every self-respecting wii gamer should have. Expand
  3. AlexanderP.
    Aug 13, 2009
    9
    I have played through the game already. I thought The Conduit was a well-done game to be honest with you. So Gamespot, Eurogamer, and 1UP.com I have played through the game already. I thought The Conduit was a well-done game to be honest with you. So Gamespot, Eurogamer, and 1UP.com all said the game was generic, and multiplayer was unoriginal, but none could deny the success of the graphics and controls. With all due honesty, High Voltage Software has been putting more and more successful games and has been improving with each game that comes out. To be honest, the graphics are second to Galaxy, maybe Brawl. The difficulty of the game to me started off harder than most Wii games I've played, but once I got used to getting swamped by Drudges and other soldiers, I got through the game pretty quickly. Was it original like Gamespot said? I can't disagree with them, but can't the same thing be said with a lot of other shooter games on the market right now? The only thing I thought about when I played through the single player was how short the game was, I thought it could've been better with more missions and other whatnot. "Multiplayer" was fun, but the only thing they offered in their multiplayer mode was the online play. I can tell you right now, I am not very good at online multiplayer. Nonetheless, the connection was always very good every time I have played and it was always fun to play. I honestly thought there would have been an offline multiplayer mode, but I guess you can't put everything on a Wii (unless it's a double layer game). Bottomline, it's still a good game to have. With the very slow sales going on, don't be surprised if the price of the game goes down very quickly, that's gonna be a great time to pick up a copy of this game. Expand
  4. JoH
    Jul 17, 2009
    8
    While i am very happy that nintendo is making titles that take more than a week to design and attract an audience over the age of 7, i was While i am very happy that nintendo is making titles that take more than a week to design and attract an audience over the age of 7, i was still a little dissapointed. The game had like 12 kinds of enemies and about 10 weapons to use. There were only ten levels and the movement was so fast and hard to use i had a headache after5 minutes of playing. On top of that, the plot was so generic it was like the game designers used the story line of the imaginary adventures their kids had while plaing in the back yard. I give the game an 8 but only because it gives hope that nintendo will makd more titles with decent graphics and maybe even M ratings as opposed to dishing out simulation crap games like candy mints. Seriously. The biggest nintendo game thats out now is go play lumberjacks? How sad is that. Expand
  5. Dec 6, 2011
    8
    This game is terrific.For some reason i liked it more than 2 (which i'm currently playing).I didn't pay much attention to the story but i hadThis game is terrific.For some reason i liked it more than 2 (which i'm currently playing).I didn't pay much attention to the story but i had fun with the game play and with the toughness of the game.Dont understand the hate of other reviewers but i dont care.A must for wii owners. Expand
  6. Jan 17, 2011
    7
    I bought this game for £13.50 which is a good price for what i got. The pros are it has good graphics, fast paced gameplay, niceI bought this game for £13.50 which is a good price for what i got. The pros are it has good graphics, fast paced gameplay, nice selection of weapons. There are some serious difficulty spikes in the game though, so be warned one section in particular had me losing lives endlessly even on normal difficulty. I dont mind a challenge but this was ridiculous. this aside a good game that was very entertaining and worth the asking price. Overall a 7. Expand
  7. PotaterManPazza
    Jul 2, 2009
    0
    Generic characters and graphics, bad sound, bad MP, bad story, mediocre controls. It's one of those games that people say is "good for Generic characters and graphics, bad sound, bad MP, bad story, mediocre controls. It's one of those games that people say is "good for the wii", because if it were on any other console it would belong in the bargain bin, as it would be smashed by any mildly good FPS. Expand

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#2 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
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#41 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009