Jack DeVries of IGN writes:
"Elements of Destruction is a concept that opens itself up for a lot of fun possibilities. The developers implemented a lot of them, but made the game linear and somewhat limited. The story mode offers up a lot of strategy that can get really challenging, and is pretty fun, but we really just wish we could pull back and mindlessly destroy the crap out of everything without worrying about Government interference or time limits. But hey, it's rare that players get the chance to remorselessly slaughter millions of lives and not have parents freak out about it, so that's pretty awesome."