Monster House GameCube

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
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  1. AceGamez
    70
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. The presentation isn't spectacular but is faithful to the movie, and the inclusion of the arcade-like Thou Art Dead is a nice touch.
  4. Unfortunately, the entire look of the game is marred by choppy graphics.
  5. One of the good things about the game is that it targets both boys and girls with its characters from the film -- and let's face it - you don't see too many fat kids getting leading roles in films animated or otherwise.
  6. 68
    It's nothing spectacular and it's not one of those things that will keep them busy for an extremely long period of time, but it's a fine game that happens to be a tie-in with a kid's movie.
  7. Nintendo Power
    65
    Though it's not quite "Resident Evil" for the E10+ set, THQ's movie-based Monster House does provide a few good scares in the man-eating manor of its title. [Sep 2006, p.85]
  8. 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.
  9. Good harmless fun, but there are more creative and better-value children's games available. Enter at your own risk.
  10. Monster House could just as easily have been called My First Resident Evil. While less violent and more family-friendly, many of the same aspects are there and will make Monster House feel strangely familiar, from battling monsters to solving illogical puzzles. Sadly, the low difficulty level and cartoony feel make this title a poor purchase for any but the youngest of fans.
  11. 50
    It's just one extended chair wrecking, box-shoving session. And that's a house of pain, to be sure.

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#31 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2006
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  1. Jul 25, 2016
    7
    Monster House is good but flawed cause it ripoffs other games and uses this in this game. Not to much to say cause I explained it all. So thisMonster House is good but flawed cause it ripoffs other games and uses this in this game. Not to much to say cause I explained it all. So this game is fine. Full Review »