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Red Steel

Released on 08 December 2006

Rating: 16+ (PEGI)

3.0 out of 5 (96 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Red Steel is an exclusive Wii launch title that takes full advantage of the console's innovative controller and puts players directly into the action-packed first-person experience with the weapon in their hand - literally.

An engaging storyline unfolds as you learn that your fiancée has been kidnapped and her father - a Japanese mafia kingpin - murdered by a rival gang. The only way to save your loved one and defend your honor is to journey from Los Angeles to Japan and confront the Tokyo underworld. By learning the ancient art of Japanese fighting with your katana and the focused precision of modern firearms, you will progress and adapt yourself to this foreign environment, where skills alone may not guarantee you victory.

Exclusively for the Wii: Red Steel is the only original first-person action game built from the ground up for the Wii.

Player Takes Complete Control: Take full advantage of the Wii controller, and control the action like never before. You'll replicate sword-fighting movements and eliminate enemies quickly by directly targeting and shooting them.

    Master the Deadly Steel: Execute deadly combo moves using multiple swords or choose from a variety of firearms for longer-range attacks.

      Focus Is Key: Learn to harness your mental power to unleash powerful attacks in dire situations, and use the "focus system" to freeze time and effectively target several enemies at once.

        Become a Modern Samurai: Learn the art of Japanese fighting, and then use these skills to take out your enemies or gain their respect and loyalty by sparing them.

          Multiplayer Modes: Challenge friends with various split-screen multiplayer modes to see who the real master is.

          customer Reviews

           Average rating (96 reviews)

           Excellent 1st person shooter can't wait for Red Steel 2!

          | | See all dragonlord's reviews (442)

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          Red Steel has a great violent story where you and your fiancee are mixed up in a yakuza gang war. You get to use two swords in sword fights and you move the Wii controls in the direction that you want to strike your swords. Most of the time this works very well but sometimes it does'nt seem to do what you want it to do. The controls mainly don't work so good if you try to move to fast or aren't precise enough with your movements. There are a good selection of guns which are a real joy to use with the excellent Wii controls and like other 1st person shooters on the Wii the controls make the game feel more real. One of the things that I thought was really cool with Red Steel is the way the game characters call out your name which is pretty clever stuff. This is the first game I have come across which does this as normally you would have your name in just the type, but to have it in the speech of the different charcters really impressed me. The four player mode is brilliant it's just a shame you can't go online like you can with Quantum Of Solace. I expect when Red Steel 2 comes out this year it will be online and they are meant to be improving the controls for the sword fighting battles.

           Red Steel Bad? No way

          | | See all Daviduk2000's reviews (40)

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          i got this game on launch and well heres a few things i heard since,

          Bad graphics
          terrible controls
          ridiculous story.
          crap swordplay.

          But infact i find all but one of these things to be incorrect

          Firstly Graphics are not something to admire but they are not bad and certainly not N64 style.

          second controls may take a while to pick up but they work great,

          Third Story. Your a guy trying to save his fiance from the yakuza (mob like gang). pretty good to me.

          But fourth the sword play well it is pretty dissapointing, with a limtation of moves and it does not copy your exact moves. so its well dissapointing.

          so 4/5 in total as its not 100% impressive but its a great game which if you out a litttle effort into you get a lot of fun out.

           Better Without the Steel.

          | | See all artkevinc's reviews (2)

          At first glance of the game, the visuals did seem to be quite impressive and nice to look at. Comparing to some other previous FPS, in some cases this was definetly a step up from the previous consoles. Almost everything in the environment was destructible at a gun shot and this was very precise. The action sequences can be quite impressive(especially through high explosions that is extremely impressive through sound and sight) as you shoot your way all over the place, not only will you take down your enemies but also destroy anything the bullet passes. The FP gun had a very glossy effect and incredible animation through its gun shots and reloads. Although aside from atmospheric and impressive environment, in other cases after a while you will notice that Red Steel also reveals some dull scenery that was a little disappointing. Yet the most impressive scenes are without a doubt the explosions that can have all your enemies fly through the air that is pretty laughable and very enjoyable just to look at that makes up for some dull scenery.

          The controls do take a bit of getting used to, even more than Call of Duty 3 as Red Steel is a Wii exclusive with some new control ideas. But when its done the aiming system can come to be extremely accurate. I never saw myself take down so many head shots so quickly. The aiming again like Call of Duty is basically the same yet much more precise. The gun and hand is fully 3D as turning left and right, your hand gun will be in different views. Also by simply rotating the wiimote left or right, causes your character to rotate his gun in that position. Unlike Call of Duty, changing weapons is done by pressingy the D-Pad. The Nunchuck is used for opening doors and reloading, both, by flicking forward. Yet when you arm yourself with a grenade, flicking the nunchuck forward causes him to throw at a distance while flick from down to frwd causes him to roll the grenade across the ground. When it comes to a FPS control system for Wii, this was a dam fine job yet unfortunetly, here comes the sword fighting.

          At first I was looking forward to this attempt as I was expecting so much more. At first glance it didnt seem all that bad. When you enter a sword battle, you arm yourself automatically with a sword. You face your enemy in a sword fight face to face. The first few fights was easy as you simply swing the wiimote for to slash him apart but eventually when your enemies get harder you will begin to realise that the sword battles arent as free fighting as you think. Once you defeat him you can either let him go(swing the nunchuck) or kill him(swing the wiimote). Letting them go will gain you extra points. When in battle you dont have control to walk freely as this is done automatically while face to face. While against harder enemies the battles are less sword slashes yet it seems very turned based as you have to wait for him to attack to take advantage. The sword slashes are done simply by swinging the wiimote left, right, up, down or any diagonal direction. No forward slashes or stabs. Block by swinging the nunchuck just as he attacks or dodge using the analogue. There are also combo attacks that uses both wiimote and nunchuck yet doesnt seem to be attacking with a sword but just pointless motion movements. In some cases, this sword fighting can be extremely frustrating.

          When it comes to just FPS, this is a great attempt with some new unique controls, great ideas and decent visuals with a tough yet standard difficulty rating. Unfortunately, with these silly and annoying sword battles Ubisoft are adding a more frustrating and irritating gameplay within the sword battles that we would all be better off without.

           The Wii Can Only Grow On This

          | | See all GeordieKenna's reviews (1)

          Besides Wii Sports this was one of the first games I remember seeing advertised for the Wii. And it made me want to buy one!

          So when I eventually got my hands on a Wii the first game i picked was this, and, to be honest, I'm very pleased I did so. This game helps you get used to the basic motions of the Wiimote and the Nunchuck and makes you feel like you actually have a sword or a gun in your hand. The gun play is definately better than the sword play though.

          The storyline, unfortunately, is a bit thin which means at some points you are just going through the motions in order to finish the game.

          There also wasn't as much interaction in the game as I'd hoped for but overall Red Steel is a game that is well worth owning for your Wii and should be part of your collection!

           WORTH THE PRICE

          | | See all 14Jimbo's reviews (185)

          This game is amazing, graphics, characters, everything really. Great game for people who love action, shooting and sword fighting. The only reason it's a 16+ is because it's got swearing in it.

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          Rating16+ (PEGI)