Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. This 3D, electronic version, despite all the new updates including animation, sound, various themes and options, it can't but help to turn into a "bored" game.
  2. On the one hand, aside from the camera issue, it’s a solid adaptation of the board game with a unique twist. On the other hand, I still prefer to play the actual board game, and the lack of online support makes this an exclusive party.
  3. 45
    Pressing X to roll some dice isn't nearly as enjoyable as rolling them yourself.
  4. Even though I'd rather play the actual board game, I can't deny the advantages of a videogame version. [Feb 2003, p.108]
  5. Delivers a zero-frills interpretation of a board game that is best enjoyed with friends gathered around a table, NOT a TV set hooked up to a PS2.
  6. We now take a break from our busy schedule to hitch a ride on the Reading Railroad. Let me introduce you to Monopoly Party!
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Andyman
    Feb 10, 2007
    Each and every one of these supposedly professional reviewers needs a swift kick in the head. What did they think Monopoly Party was? Mr. Monopoly driving around in the racecar flinging irons at little dogs? It's the best video game version of the classic board game. And NO, it's not boring, since it saves you the drudgery of having to play banker, or calculate interest, or get frustrated trying to keep your loser sibling from cheating. If you love Monopoly the board game, you will love Monopoly Party at least twice as much (only in Classic mode though, its Party mode is just stupid). Heck, even friends of mine who hate video games love this one. Just like its name suggests, this is one phenomenal party game! (Here's a tip: the Xbox and GC versions are identical to the PS2, and their 4 controller ports save you from having to buy a Multitap.) Full Review »
  2. AndrewN.
    Jul 11, 2003
    I agree with Uncle V. When I have friends over, we usually play video games or board games. Now if we're all playing Madden and decide that we want to play Monopoly we can just stick in the game and play... no set-up, no counting money, no waisting time. Don't get me wrong, I still like the board game version, but I also like the fact that we all can play a full game of Monopoly in half the time. "Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!" Full Review »
  3. UncleV.
    Jan 13, 2003
    Yeah alright, this game is no GTA: Vice City... but what do you expect. It is based around the classic board game, with a few new features. Take it for what it is, MONOPOLY and taking that into consideration it is one hell of a GOOD party game. Full Review »