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  • Summary: Oh no! Old man Nebbercracker's house is eating anything and anyone who gets near it, and Halloween is almost here! So grab your Water Blaster, gather up your courage, and get ready to explore the Monster House™ to find out its secrets.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. A must-play for anyone who loves the movie. The Resident Evil-style gameplay – where everything is slower and stiffer – is likely to feel weird and clunky at first. But give it time and you'll see that this control style only adds to what is already a creepy experience.
  2. Something of a rarity - a licensed game that's actually fun. It's no "Resident Evil" but it'll keep the young ones entertained for a while, even if it's a rather short while. [Oct 2006, p.92]
  3. Like many movie games, it lacks the shiny coat of polish that major game productions bring to the table, but for its intended audience, Monster House rises above much of its competition to deliver a fun game that is faithful in every way to its license.
  4. Monster House is a breezy summer title for the kids that will keep them busy for a while, but it doesn't take full advantage of its impressive source material and leaves its players wishing for better.
  5. 50
    Although it'll be over fairly quickly, there are a few bonus features and a 2D arcade game to play with, and it's sure to please a few kids as the summer holiday boredom starts to kick in.
  6. Good harmless fun, but there are more creative and better-value children's games available. Enter at your own risk.
  7. 40
    Knowing THQ could have done worse isn't a glowing compliment though, and at forty bucks and four hours, the little side-scrolling mini-game included (played by spending tokens you find in the main game) and lame unlockables add no real value.

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