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Red Steel (Wii)

Red Steel (Wii)
alaScore 89

319 reviews

Aug, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews of Red Steel (Wii). The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. Reviewers really like the gameplay. The design is also mentioned favorably.

design, gameplay

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Red Steel (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Red Steel (Wii) from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games on

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Ken "ZeroTolerance" McKown (

Red Steel 2


More of a reboot than a sequel. It's not often that a game that receives such criticism and disappointment gets a second chance. When Ubisoft released Red Steel at the...

Great visual style ; Solid control scheme ; Finishing moves ; Lengthy campaign

Drags later in the story ; Multi-player would have been awesome

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Simon Jones (

Red Steel 2


When I played Red Steel 2 at iDEF last year, I wasn't exactly filled with a sense of longing for it to be released. Sure, The 10-minute playthrough appealed to my love of all things over-the-top, and I must say that I was quietly surprised at how well...

Every game has its flaws, and Red Steel 2 is no exception. But what it lacks in heart, it more than makes up for in cajones.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Bart Robson (

Red Steel - Wii review at Thunderbolt Games


The Nintendo Wii is perfect for first-person shooters. As soon as it was unveiled, fans were drooling over the possibilities entailed by the innovative controller. However, most successful shooters are intended for more mature audiences- not something...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Sean Colleli (

Red Steel


The months leading up to a console launch are a fascinating time. Hopes are built and dashed, promises made and broken, and expectations run unrealistically high. The anticipation for Nintendo's Wii, originally harbored only by the Nintendo faithful,...

Red Steel is the first FPS for the Wii, and so it suffers from the indecision and experimentation that comes from being the first. It blazes a lot of new trails but doesn’t make much headway, and the traditional shooter elements aren’t done very well....

Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Chris Laramie (

Red Steel


Why is the only blood in the game on the cover?

Multiplayer in Red Steel is extremely fun with up to 4 players being able to choose from a variety of character models and play via split screen. All of the guns are also available, as are grenades. Grenades are the most fun in multiplayer, as when you...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Russ_Fischer (

Red Steel review for the WII


A Swordsman Wii Ain't

Some memorable visual design; Motion controls work relatively well

But are only the gateway to boredom; Blurry, indecipherable textures; Painfully constrained swordplay…; ...that barely breaks up tedious railed levels; Bargain basement writing and voice acting

The visual design isn't going to inspire budding production designers to slyly include homages in their work, but unlike the ungainly remainder of the game, the graphics at least feature a sense of style. It's easy to see what UbiSoft was trying to do,...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Brian Arnold (

Red Steel


If there's one third party game that got seriously hyped for the release of the Wii, it would be Red Steel. There was more marketing and hype surrounding this game than any of the other launch titles. It's unfortunate that it's really just a mediocre...

Great graphics, music, and sound effects ; The mix of swords and guns is entertaining for awhile ; Controls are decently intuitive for the most part

Horribly slow and unresponsive controls ; No replay value ; Too toned down to keep the Teen rating

It's a decent FPS, with great (for the system) graphics and audio, and makes for a decently enjoyable run, although it's only worth making the run once. Rent it first.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Morakoth Tang (

Red Steel (Wii) Review


Do you have what it takes to take on the Yakuza?

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Jeff Buckland (

Red Steel Review


Red Steel was the first game to be revealed for the then just-announced Nintendo Wii. Ubisoft pimped it as a Japanese gangster-style first person shooter where you get to shoot your enemies with pinpoint accuracy then close in for the kill with a sword...

Red Steel is more like a concept game than, well, a game. It shows how first person shooters will likely work on the Wii, and while they tried to infuse a lot of style in, the guys at Ubisoft just haven't really delivered that. I think it's an overall...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (

Red Steel


Back in May of 2006, my hands-on experience with Red Steel at E3 left me unimpressed, mostly due to a wonky control system. Fast forward to the Wii launch and my willingness to give Red Steel another shot overcame me. While it's still carries many of...

Overall:When using the manual aiming system in handling the controls, the Red Steel can be very entertaining and quite fun to play. Once the single player chapters are complete, multiplayer can add a bit of replay life assuming your real life friends...

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications


ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:16+
PEGI Rating Exception:Finland 15+
USK Rating:Keine Jugendfreigabe gem


Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Ubisoft Entertainment
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Red Steel


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo Wii
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action