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  • Summary: Based on the DreamWorks 3D feature film, Monsters vs. Aliens puts the fate of the planet in players' hands, to save the world as only a monster can. Bash, skate, and ooze as the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link, the 49’11" tall woman, Ginormica, and the gelatinous, indestructible,Based on the DreamWorks 3D feature film, Monsters vs. Aliens puts the fate of the planet in players' hands, to save the world as only a monster can. Bash, skate, and ooze as the macho half-ape, half-fish The Missing Link, the 49’11" tall woman, Ginormica, and the gelatinous, indestructible, and brainless B.O.B, with the help of the monstrous 350’ tall grub Insectosaurus. Plus, team up with the brilliant but insect-headed Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. in co-op mode, to save the earth from the megalomaniacal alien Gallaxhar. Unleash unique powers as all your favorite monsters from the film - The Missing Link: Bash, bounce, swing, tail whip, and climb as this prehistoric brawler! B.O.B: Ooze through cracks, stick to ceilings, and absorb and spit out enemies as this gooey blob! Ginormica: Tower over the landscape, test your strength, and use cars as roller-skates as this battling behemoth. Battle through locations from the movie and beyond - Adventure across 20 distinct levels set in locations from the film and beyond, including the streets of San Francisco, Gallaxhar’s gargantuan spaceship, and the government’s super-secret monster containment facility. Play as a team in co-op mode - A second player can pick up a controller and drop in at anytime as Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. As the most brilliant scientist in the world, players can blast apart robots, toss away enemies, plus grab hard-to-reach upgrades and other rewards. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
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  1. Overall, Monsters vs. Aliens is a solid videogame adaptation from the movie. The combination of standard action-platforming, more traditional puzzle-based platforming and on-rails races that you’ll experience with the different characters provides just enough variety and challenge for the game’s target market. If your child is a fan of the movie, you’ll want to pick up the game.
  2. It’s simple, but nonetheless a motivating game with lots of mini challenges and variety. It’s probably more suited for younger fans of the movie.
  3. Despite it simplicity it's a well made action game that provides lots of fun not just for kids and not just thanks to the movie characters. The two player mode is also a definite plus. [May 2009]
  4. If you take a closer look, this title is an accumulation of mini games. If you haven´t enjoyed or seen the film, this game won’t offer much fun.
  5. A couple of fresh ideas and living environments makes this matter slightly above average. Do not expect a long lasting experience, just short term fun. [Apr 2009]
  6. No matter how much you loved the movie, think twice before picking up the game. Monsters vs. Aliens gets dull very quickly, and it won’t last you more than a few hours.
  7. 50
    Monsters vs. Aliens' biggest issue is just that it's so damned repetitive. What could have been entertaining in smaller doses instead drags on far too long, is recycled into tedium and ends up relegating the experience to the same bargain bin as just about every other licensed game.

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  1. alisonf
    Dec 25, 2009
    8
    i love the movie it was so awesome!!! its so funny!! but its more of a kids movie, i watched it with my dad and my little sister. my dad fell i love the movie it was so awesome!!! its so funny!! but its more of a kids movie, i watched it with my dad and my little sister. my dad fell asleep and but my sister really loved it... Expand
  2. BeatrizP
    Sep 19, 2009
    4
    I found the very flat movie, the end was great of waiting. It had great part that might be made graceful, and it was not. It was lacking I found the very flat movie, the end was great of waiting. It had great part that might be made graceful, and it was not. It was lacking characters, who might have appeared. very flat. Expand