Deadly Creatures Reviews (Wii)

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Great Platformer, Original, Clever Idea, But The Ending.... Guy Chapman (2001) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Great idea, superb atmosphere, but flaws take a bite out of the fun. FireHorsePrime (23) 2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars2.29 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.4
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Game Chronicles (Feb 17, 2009)
If you’ve been hanging onto your Wii in hopes that a decent game might show up some day then your wait is over. Anyone who wants to experience a visually disturbing and totally original action, exploration, fighting game should immediately head to your nearest store and invest in Deadly Creatures. This is a title Wii owners deserve and every other game studio should aspire to match.
UOL Jogos (Feb 18, 2009)
"Deadly Creatures" é uma grata surpresa para os donos do Wii, colocando-os no comando de duas criaturas letais e repugnantes - uma aranha e um escorpião - que testemunham uma violenta caçada ao tesouro pelos desertos dos EUA. Com controles eficientes, uma produção de primeira e um clima perturbador, este é um jogo que veio para agitar um pouco o cansado acervo do videogame, que ultimamente só vem recebendo títulos casuais ou adaptações preguiçosas de outros consoles.
GameSpy (Feb 12, 2009)
While the overall gameplay of Deadly Creatures seems ostensibly average, the mechanics broaden as you progress through the game. Ultimately, the clever level design and variety of traversal techniques (burrowing, web-grappling and wall-crawling) present both a great challenge and a nice diversity in activities that held my interest and kept me playing much longer than I probably expected to. Despite its frightening, creepy-crawly protagonists, I found Deadly Creatures to be both charming and endearing. It summons a latent predatory instinct that had me yelling things like, "Take that Black Widow!" and "Suck it down Gila Monster!" and reveling in pinning my foes to floor as I sank my arachnid's fangs into my prey. A childish reaction, sure, but definitely very fun as well.
80 (Feb 24, 2009)
It is easy to write off the Wii as a non-hardcore system, that is until a game like Deadly Creatures shows up and brakes the cycle of ported PS2 games and mini-game compilations. While all the attention is on the PS3 and 360 for serious games for serious gamers, Deadly Creatures shows that the Wii still has plenty of venom left. The level of suspense and fear that builds is very real and comes across crystal clear. If you are a Wii gamer, don't miss Deadly Creatures.
IGN (Feb 06, 2009)
I pray that Wii owners take notice of Deadly Creatures so that this ambitious new property from Rainbow Studios may blossom into a lucrative franchise. If definitely deserves the attention. This is a game for Wii owners who want something refreshingly different. It's powered by a dark, intelligent storyline, boasts great production values through and through, and features smart, fun controls (that use the Wii remote well), not to mention some unexpectedly engrossing exploration elements. The game's got a few polish issues -- camera and framerate hiccups and some frustrating bugs of the technical nature -- but it's still engrossing from beginning to end. THQ's creepy Wii exclusive action-adventure is not just a console showpiece, overflowing with cutting-edge graphic design and ultra-ambient audio, but one of the few titles for the system available whose main characters will give you goose bumps, let alone the supporting cast.
80 (Feb 20, 2009)
Deadly Creatures ist ein finsteres Gruselkabinett - ein einzigartiger Abstieg in die morbide Dunkelkammer des Erdbodens. Der nüchterne Blick in das Tierreich vermittelt die alltägliche Gewalt der Natur mit einer verblüffenden Selbstverständlichkeit. So sehr die Kamera dieses Geschehen aus der Nähe zeigt, so wenig mischt sie sich in die Vorgänge ein oder verklärt sie: Die Tiere sprechen nicht und die Action ist unbarmherzig, aber nie überzogen. Doch mit der Kamera, die gelegentlich unwillkommene Pirouetten vollführt, beginnen auch die Probleme. So kommt das Spiel nie dort an, wo es hinkommen müsste - bei abwechslungsreichen Kämpfen sowie großen Spielwiesen, in denen es viel zu entdecken gibt. Als geradliniges Action-Adventure tut Deadly Creatues leider nur das Nötigste. Sein bedrohlicher Mikrokosmos ist dafür umso faszinierender!
79 (Mar 27, 2009)
Deadly Creatures is a simple adventure that very well plays its limited strengths. Playing with a spider and scorpion feels very fresh and the creep-factor gives something extra to the gameplay that for the rest is little innovating. The original situations and settings are good and interwoven here and there with the storyline that gets unraveled around you while getting an interesting twist at the end. A lightly digestible game so to speak and a small suggestion for those that are looking for something different. Or those that just want to bother their mother with large spiders on TV!
Er is niets vergelijkbaars met Deadly Creatures. De sterren van dit spel zijn venijnig en er is niets gedaan om ze aandoenlijker te maken. Ondanks het feit dat je met een onplezierige wereld te maken krijgt, is dit een goed gemaakt spel vol angstaanjagende momenten en memorabele duels. Met wat meer baasgevechten en een betere nadruk op het ongebruikelijke verhaal zou dit iets heel bijzonders kunnen worden. Ondanks de abruptheid van dit avontuur, is de originaliteit van deze reis het ondernemen waard.
78 (Apr 02, 2009)
Deadly Creatures is a pretty fun little game that offers two ways to play. Both ways are fairly fun and which one you prefer will ultimately come down to whether you enjoy fighting or platforming more. The glaring issue with this title is game length. Even if you go out of your way to collect everything, the game can be beat in less than 10 hours which is just not good. If you just play it normally, it will take you probably four hours.
Purojuegos (2009)
El titulo nos introduce en el mundo de los insectos más mortíferos del planeta y, sobre todo, nos hace sentir como la ley de la selva se aplica de manera implacable en este mundo en miniatura. Se nos presenta a dos insectos a través de los cuales jugaremos la aventura alternando de personaje en cada capitulo, los bichos elegidos para esta labor son la Tarántula y el Escorpión.
GameSpot (Feb 10, 2009)
There is nothing like Deadly Creatures. The stars of this game are completely vile, and there is nothing done to make them the slightest bit endearing. However, despite presenting an unsettling world, this well-made game provides plenty of hair-raising moments and memorable duels. If there were a few more boss battles and more emphasis placed on the outlandish story, this could have been something truly special. Even though the adventure is a little abrupt, the originality of this journey makes it worth experiencing.
gameZine (UK) (Mar 16, 2009)
Apparently a playable rattlesnake was left on the cutting-room floor, so fingers crossed that it's included in the much deserved sequel and with added multiplayer. What this boils down to is that Deadly Creatures is a brilliant effort from Rainbow Studios. It has the beauty, the brains and the brawn to be a really brilliant game. And although it has some negatives, it's relatively easy to over-look these for a game that tries something completely new.
75 (Feb 13, 2009)
Rarement un simple jeu vidéo nous aura autant donné la chair de poule que Deadly Creatures. Avec son bestiaire absolument immonde, son système de combat développé et ses niveaux en 3D bien pensés, ce titre novateur mérite clairement le coup d'oeil sur Wii.
Thunderbolt Games (Mar 14, 2009)
Deadly Creatures has a lot going for it. Originality and creativity, primarily. There hasn’t been a game since Mister Mosquito that has played with the idea of an insect-sized protagonist and pulled it off so well. Even if it boasts some Hollywood A-List voice acting, it’s not about the humans at all. It’s about a couple of tough little beasts trying to survive another day. Each of the creatures comes with several moves and abilities, allowing for some variation in gameplay and combat mechanics. While there is some exploration to be had, it feels limited. There are a handful of graphical and control issues, but nothing that’ll ruin your experience. Besides, the incredibly designed and detailed levels will keep your eyes glued to the screen. And above all else, Deadly Creatures teaches an age-old, but valuable lesson: Mother Nature can be a *****. Don’t mess with her.
Nintendo Life (Jul 07, 2009)
Deadly Creatures isn't for everyone, and that doesn't just mean arachnophobes. It's a different style of gameplay with very different protagonists and antagonists than gamers are used to. This is really what we need to see more of on the Wii though, and despite the flaws it's definitely worth checking out if you want to try something new.
70 (Mar 10, 2009)
Deadly Creatures is an interesting concept that is commendable from a technical point of view, and is only let down by a few niggles. The ten levels of the game are not overly long, so you’ll have it done in less than ten hours unless you decide to explore everywhere and find all of the 450 grubs. If you’re prepared to put up with the few problems mentioned above, you’ll find an entertaining game that offers a new twist on a stalwart genre.
Retroage (Feb 02, 2013)
Gra dość krótka. Została wzbogacona o zbieranie zielonych pasikoników przedłużających życie i 450 robali odblokowujących galerie, i to całkiem ładnie wykonaną moim skromnym zdaniem. Chyba po przejściu, nie ma specjalnie do czego wracać, o ile nie jest się pasjonatem. Warto jednak rozważyć zakup gry. Cena nie jest wygórowana, a produkt jest jednym z najbardziej specyficznych gier na Wii i pewnie nie tylko. Polecam każdemu posiadaczowi Wii, a odradzam arachnofobom. Gra nie została wydana w wersji japońskiej.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 14, 2010)
Deadly Creatures is an admirable attempt at originality, but there's only so much you can do with the subject matter, and the game struggled to hold my attention.
40 (UK) (Feb 18, 2009)
Deadly Creatures has an intriguing premise, and makes a strong first impression with its shudder-inducing animation and cute environmental details. That may be enough to curry favour with Wii owners starved of action games, but over the long haul the scariest thing about these critters is how shoddily constructed they are.