MadWorld: Murder Melody

Our Wii’s just hit puberty! House of the Dead: Overkill splatters onto screens this week, and later next month Sega’s following that up with a brass-knuckled punch from the post-apocalyptic bloodbath, MadWorld. We got to play through the first three levels of our most anticipated Wii game of 2009 and we just had to show you the outright nastiness that’s in store. However, one thing we won’t be spoiling is the game’s audio. Play our custom video below to see what we’re talking about!

No offense to Greg Proops’s and Marcus Fenix’s swear-laden commentary, but there’s a certain mortal sonata we’ve never been able shake since MadWorld was announced. Surely we’re not alone in thinking the title alone conjures images of Donnie Darko and Gears of War’s marketing campaign? Either way, GamesRadar has done the unthinkable and synced MadWorld’s carnage to the first song that comes to most people’s mind. You’re welcome!

FYI: The songs featured in the video are by Gary Jules and Evergreen Terrace.

Feb 19, 2009


  • TIEREN - March 2, 2009 4:32 a.m.

    the BEST act game for wii.
  • charley235 - February 23, 2009 9:37 p.m.

    ok the game has potential, but we often predict badly. i have nothing to say about this game until its actually played, and that song is also sung by tears for fears, called madworld
  • DawgsFan117 - February 23, 2009 12:44 p.m.

    Oh wait awsome GORE!!!. Wait a second I hate the wii. LOL screw this im gonna go play Gears 2.
  • MilitaryRaiden - February 22, 2009 12:53 p.m.

    Actually many game developers are coming around to the idea that Wii and DS can no longer be ignored - their sales have been amazing thus far and the market for them is obscenely huge. Even Rockstar announced that it will definitely be producing work (like GTA Chinatown Wars) on Nintendo consoles from now on. Based on that I really believe that the Wii in particular will move on past the ShovelWare and get great exclusives in the near future. And it's so cheap!!! You can buy one even in order to play just 5 or six games and not consider it a waste of money and space. And it's got full backwards compatibility so that you can sell your Gamecube and enjoy all the GC titles on a (slightly)higher resolution.
  • ELpork - February 20, 2009 9:36 p.m.

    DO WANT!!!
  • CH3BURASHKA - February 20, 2009 8:40 p.m.

    No More Heroes 2 is gonna kick ass.
  • Z-man427 - February 20, 2009 8:26 p.m.

    it looks great, but i really couldn't justify buying a Wii for one game. maybe i'll rent it when my cousin comes for a visit next month and we'll see. it does look really fun though
  • Ravenbom - February 20, 2009 4:54 p.m.

    @GR'sEric I'm worried the novelty might wear off too. But how is the combat? Challenging? Rewarding? No More Heroes' novelty would have worn off if the game weren't so short, and if it didn't have some of the best boss fights (uniqueness and challenge) and rewarding combat. PS - make a guest appearance on TalkRadar, even if you don't stay for the whole show.
  • Mo_Buttons - February 20, 2009 4:33 p.m.

    GOTY 2009.
  • C-C-C-C-ComboCro - February 20, 2009 4:33 a.m.

    With No more Heroes, Okami, Zelda, and now Mad World, i am now slowly wanting to buy a Wii. I really wish Nintendo would make some sort of Wii2 with better graphics and motion plus already built into the controllers. then i would definitely buy a Wii.
  • somthing42 - February 20, 2009 2:13 a.m.

  • SkinnyJr - February 20, 2009 12:08 a.m.

    Thank you
  • Oxfordcomma4 - February 19, 2009 11:17 p.m.

    MUST GET GAME... Finaly! Unresteained Wii gore!! YAY!!
  • X3ni92 - February 19, 2009 10:21 p.m.

    I can't wait any longe D:
  • sixboxes - February 21, 2009 8:25 p.m.

    All through the second half of the vid I was dying to know who was doing the "other" cover version of Mad World. Thanks for not leaving me in the dark, GR! It's definitely time to make friends with a Wii owner.
  • fergfighter - February 21, 2009 6:06 p.m.

    this game always reminds me of that song, i might get a wii for: this, okami, zelda and NMH
  • dude1759 - February 21, 2009 2:50 p.m.

    the wii is no longer a joke
  • Unoriginal - February 20, 2009 4:04 p.m.

    I wasn't to hyped for this game becouse I thought it was only being highlighted becouse it was a WII GAmE WIT BLOOOds!!!!!!1!1!1 I stand corrected, this looks awesome.
  • MilitaryRaiden - February 20, 2009 11:30 a.m.

    The novelty will last long enough if the characters and the bosses keep coming fresh - and from the videos scattered all over the place this seems very likely. It's a great idea to move away from ultra-"realistic" graphics for a new take on videogames - even if it's for a little while. We'll just have to wait and see till late March.
  • NelosAngelos - February 19, 2009 11:28 p.m.

    Bout time the Wii gets a slap in the face and told to act more it's age. And I completely agree, Mad World does pop into my mind whenever I see the title for this game.

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