Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. But rough edges aside, Artificial has buttoned up the game as well as can be expected given the amount of interactive objects they've peppered throughout the game. [May 2007, p.58]
  2. While it may be all kinds of multiplayer fun, either in deathmatch or co-op, it does get pretty old pretty quickly. [Aug 2007, p.62]
  3. It shines a little better when using the multiplayer, but even then the shine is dull and lackluster. With revamped controls, multiplayer, and a better weapon system, this game would have been much better.
  4. It has a delightful old school feel about it that is reminiscent of The Chaos Engine or the aforementioned LucasArts gem, Zombies Ate My Neighbours, but if you're interested in gameplay over middling next-gen visuals, you'd be better off browsing eBay than dipping your toe in the very American world of Monster Madness.
  5. It's sad that there are no great Gauntlet-style hack-and-slash multiplayer games anymore. Despite its flaws, this is the best that an old workhorse of a genre has to offer so, if you must play it, play it with friends. Don't expect too much though.
  6. Awkward gameplay makes the repetitive nature of the game even more annoying. I mean, I'm all for killing the legions of the undead, but at least you could change it up a little.
  7. A counterintuitive control scheme, oddly balanced difficulty, obnoxiously repetitive combat, and a nearly useless camera in co-op mode. Eventually such problems become too numerous and too annoying to tolerate, turning what could have been a simple monster-killing romp into a scattered, clumsy mess.
  8. This is nineties videogame cliché; an unrelenting gangbang of tired mechanics presented in mostly derivative clothing. The script, dialogue and voice acting grasp for irony but only manage weak cliché.
  9. While Monster Madness does much to scratch the co-op itch, and offers some titillating online modes, it sullies it with patchy execution and a series of poor design choices. [Sept 2007, p.93]
  10. The game is a nightmare to learn.
  11. Night of the living dud. [July 2007, p.86]
  12. This is one monster mash that leaves me mortified. [Oct 2007, p.57]
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  1. gamemaster06
    Oct 14, 2007
    This is the most awsome multiplayer game ever! this game is so damn cool! get it! it rocks!!!!