• Publisher: Tecmo
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2006
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Avoid this game like the plague. There's just no reason to even get into the changes that were made because they all deteriorate into needless tedium. Go buy a copy of "MR4" instead; it's infinitely more fun.
  2. Even training monsters has become a total chore; you have to set each task manually, instead of being able to set long-term training schedules. This is a de-evolution at best.
  3. This is supposed to be the evolution of the "Monster Rancher" franchise? The latest game in this series feels like a regression.
  4. The critical requirements of a Monster Rancher title, that monster-raising be streamlined and rewarding, and the RPG sections be challenging and playable, are miserably out of reach for Monster Rancher EVO, with almost every part of the title a confusing, tedious mess that should make the average player ill with boredom.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. Wheelchair
    Apr 8, 2008
    4
    As a die-hard fan of the Monster Rancher series, I practically cried after I actually got to playing this. The first few hours were fun, but that's only because I spent them resurrecting monsters from discs, and even that is lacking due to the pitiful number of monsters in this game. The characters were practically made of paper, and the villians scream "Team Rocket". The entire story of the game seemed thrown together at the last minute, and they completely dissected the concepts of training, raising, and battling monsters. Why would Tecmo do this? Now none of the good, new MR games(MRDS and MRO) will make it here. Full Review »
  2. JerimiahW.
    Oct 3, 2006
    3
    I completly agree with KoriDragonic, and I'm very disapointed; this is for everyone, I have been a Monster Rancher fan from the begining, and this game at best! deserves to be titled "MR kids edition". Please do not do this again Tecmo; knowing what I know now, I wouldnt want this game if it was givin to me. Full Review »
  3. [Anonymous]
    Jun 12, 2006
    7
    Don't get this game if you can't handle RPGs. Just one thing to say...this game is a total change from the other monster ranchers but I think it is for the better. Full Review »