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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.5
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (19 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Game Players (Nov, 1994)
One word of warning though: the Genesis version also preserves the same challenge as the SNES version, so don't think for one second you're just going to pick this up and beat it in a few days. This game is tough and takes no prisoners.
Mega Fun (Dec, 1994)
Wie schon die SNES-Version erweist sich auch das MD-Modul als ein nur wenig innovatives, jedoch technisch solides und zumindest für Genre-Fans interessantes Beat‘em Up.
Play Time (Dec, 1994)
Die technisch perfekte Aufmachung spricht zumindest die Marvel-Fans an.
70 (Jun 19, 2012)
Des graphismes pour le moins charmants, une ambiance nerveuse, une fluidité superbe ainsi que des combos ravageurs : voilà la recette de ce Maximum Carnage. Seul bémol, une prise en main assez compliquée, un scénario sans rebondissements ainsi qu'une bande-son assez légère. Au final, nous tenons un jeu d'action fort sympathique qui ne plaira sans doute qu'aux amateurs du genre et aux fans du Tisseur.
GamePro (US) (Dec, 1994)
Although it's not a bad game, Maximum Carnage just doesn't approach the expectations built up by the reputation of it's famous stars. Acclaim has produced some very entertaining Spider-Man titles in the past and it probably will again. But Maximum Carnage isn't maximum fun.
70 (Jan 11, 2007)
Overall, Maximum Carnage is a solid game that exhibits high production values but makes for a good to mediocre gaming experience. I would recommend playing it, but only buy it if you are a fan of the genre. Of course, for all you Spidey fanatics, this is a must-own title, at least for the story line and graphics.
Video Games (Dec, 1994)
Jetzt ist es bald empirisch nachgewiesen, daß Ihr von einem Marvel-Spiel keine Hochklassigkeit erwarten könnt Auch die Mega-Drive-Version von Maximum Carnage ‘glänzt‘ mit langweiligem und konfusem Leveldesign (einige der groß angekündigten 27 Level dauern nicht mal 30 Sekunden und dem Fortgang der Story ist nur schwer zu folgen). Langweiliger Sound und eine minimale Bandbreite von lustlos animierten Normalo-Gegnern tun Ihr übriges, um interessierte Spieler vom Marvel-Thema abzutörnen.
Es handelt sich um einen Streets of Rage-Verschnitt, der locker die wohl schlechteste Mega-Drive-Grafik des Jahres auf den Bildschirm bringt. Als kleine Auflockerung gibt‘s mal einen Rollentausch, mal eine Klettereinlage, aber auch die retten nicht viel.
I just have to wonder if there wasn't some kind of quality control. Did everybody just go to sleep on the job or something? Haven't they even checked out what a comic book looks like? Does anybody know what it sounds like when somebody gets hit? Whoever designed this atrocity should have gone to some kickboxing tournaments and visited the comic shop.
The Video Game Critic (Oct 27, 2007)
Maximum Carnage has a lot going for it, but extended play reveals a shoddy, poorly designed game. For one thing, the game is one-player only! That's an absolutely crime when you consider the game co-stars Spiderman and Venom! And while there are a nice variety of villains, you'll spend most of the time beating up the same three thugs over and over again - including babes who attack with their hair. Sorry Acclaim, but giving them different colored outfits isn't fooling anyone! This mindless slugfest wears thin in a hurry, especially when the game forces you to backtrack in certain areas! Some of the climbing sequences are totally idiotic, with flashing arrows indicating where incoming projectiles will strike. The game is long, but there is no password to save your progress - just a few continues. In closing, I'd like to thank my trusty Game Genie, without which this review would not have been possible.