Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. 70
    Not quite the best licensed game, but still above and beyond most of the drivel currently out there.
  2. 70
    It seems like keeping it simple worked out for Monsters vs. Aliens.
  3. While not a deep or especially polished adventure, it'll keep you entertained for a weekend.
  4. But Monsters vs. Aliens does fulfill its modest promise: provide enjoyable entertainment that's suitable for children and best played with friends or family.
  5. Basically Monsters vs. Aliens is a pleasant surprise only marred by the excessive repetitive campaign. Nevertheless, a considerable number of characters can be controlled, giving some variety to the game. If you liked the movie Monsters vs Aliens can easily be a nice experience.
  6. While it certainly isn’t the most polished product, Monsters vs. Aliens offers a colorful and vibrant palette. A few too many erratic cuts interrupt the flow of action, and the low polygon count looks are of Wii quality, but there’s not enough to truly call foul over.
  7. Games Master UK
    Not dreadful. [June 2009, p.80]
  8. Monsters vs. Aliens starts out very strong, but quickly falters due the constant repetition in the gameplay. Fans of the movie might enjoy this one for the first few hours, but those who stick with it longer than that will be eager to see the credits roll.
  9. Monsters vs Aliens turned out to be a decent movie game. As always with movie games the looks are more than fine, but the game lacks challenge and often repeats itself. The nicely formed locations are a lust for the eye and you will probably have a laugh while watching the movie scenes. Too bad that the co-op mode is a total miss.
  10. 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.
  11. A monotonous platforming game full of vivid and epileptic colors. "Keeping it simple" was probably the developers motto and the only thing that has any type of emotional similarity to the movie itself is the title. Keep away from adults.
  12. If drinking out of a giant-size Taco Bell cup that displays The Missing Link and his big sweet smile doesn’t sound like a completely humiliating experience to you, then MvA might make a decent addition to your game collection. But for the hardcore gamer - pass.

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