Parents' Guide to


By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Ultra-violent fighting game rewards grisly killing.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
MadWorld Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 2+

Good for kids

Good for kids

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 18+


wey to violent. to much swearing and crude content

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (16 ):

Rendered in stark black and white (except the gushing red blood), the graphic style evokes comic books and graphic novels; speech bubbles pop from characters, the screen breaks into multiple panels, and every aspect of the environment and action is over-the-top. There's no denying MadWorld's impressive visual style, but the gameplay is mediocre.

It's intuitive that the Wii nunchuck and remote serve as your weapons for slashing, punching, flinging, and executing brutal combo attacks and finishing moves. However, some difficult camera angles and imprecise controls weaken the experience. MadWorld may appeal to comic book connoisseurs, but fans of fighting games won't find much sophistication in the gameplay.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sega of America
  • Release date: March 10, 2009
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Sexual Themes, Strong Language
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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