Monopoly Wii

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Metascore
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  • Summary: The Monopoly video games promise a fresh take on the timeless classic with accessible gameplay for players of all ages and skill levels. The all-new digital gaming edition brings a party twist and features 4-player simultaneous play, ensuring that everyone is engaged and allowing the wholeThe Monopoly video games promise a fresh take on the timeless classic with accessible gameplay for players of all ages and skill levels. The all-new digital gaming edition brings a party twist and features 4-player simultaneous play, ensuring that everyone is engaged and allowing the whole family to get involved in the fun and play together. Faster gameplay eliminates downtime freeing up players to wheel and deal their way through some of the most recognizable cities and landmarks from around the world. Families can fill up their passports as they try to unlock new and never-before-seen game boards or challenge each other to fun interactive mini-games like breaking out of the jail cell and running away with all the loot. Play in offline single or multi-player mode and compete to own it all and win! [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    91
    It's just great fun. [Christmas 2008, p.101]
  2. AceGamez
    80
    It's by no means a killer application but Monopoly is a faithful reproduction of a timeless classic.
  3. It’s a calculated, strategic exercise that requires ample time and patience. The Wii version gracefully combines the classic gameplay with new variations in a format that’s visually pleasing, entertaining to play, and a very strong representation of the Monopoly experience on a gaming console.
  4. 70
    Monopoly on the Wii is a good, but not great, interpretation of the Parker Brothers classic. Pick it up and give it a spin if you've got a set of friends who normally enjoy coming together around other multiplayer standards like Mario Party -- but if you don't enjoy those games, or the traditional board game version of Monopoly, or if you just don't have any friends to play with, send the potential of this game being added to your library directly to jail.
  5. In my humble opinion the developers could have made more out of this game. With the quite annoying control and the ever and ever same audio commentaries one asks himself why it wouldn't be better to get the old board game out of the cupboard.
  6. EA has managed to produce a competent virtual version of the classic board game, but we still can't recommend it over buying the real thing. You get numerous boards and the questionable Get Rich Quick mode, but you lose so much by not being able to play the way you want.
  7. For the price of Monopoly for Wii (RRP GBP 29.99), you could buy real Monopoly. Twice. Or you could just buy no Monopoly at all and spend the money on something more likely to inspire amity and harmony, like a book by Hitler.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 17, 2014
    8
    Monopoly is made quicker by all the calculations being done automatically. Each game is usually about an hour. You can change the rules andMonopoly is made quicker by all the calculations being done automatically. Each game is usually about an hour. You can change the rules and board to make things varied. The music is good enough to not get tired of which is important in games that can last an hour. The Monopoly Man can be pretty funny sometimes. I feel that the computer does unfairly gives people breaks which can prolong the game. Also, the computer is idiotic when it comes to trading. I dislike the automatic rent when you land on property. Overall, a fun Monopoly game that is relatively quick compared to the board game. Expand
  2. DanP
    May 3, 2009
    8
    It solidly presents the game in all it's classic play and the richest edition with the minigames adds a cute touch and a interesting way It solidly presents the game in all it's classic play and the richest edition with the minigames adds a cute touch and a interesting way to play the game when you don't feel like playing an infinite game. The lack of online multiplayer and the voice over that gets old quick set this game back, but it was nice to see different board themes and tokens. I recommend it. Expand
  3. Jul 23, 2013
    7
    "Monopoly" is definitely for the lazy side of people, as it uses the game to calculate everything for you, but despite this, its able to be"Monopoly" is definitely for the lazy side of people, as it uses the game to calculate everything for you, but despite this, its able to be easily likable as well. Although it diminishes the fun that board games like the Monopoly board game brings, its an easier and lazier way to play, and at this stage in age, how bad can that be. Expand
  4. DAGR?1
    Nov 12, 2008
    4
    The game is horrible, the old NES version is better...The AI is the worst i have ever seen. IE It seems as if when you increase the The game is horrible, the old NES version is better...The AI is the worst i have ever seen. IE It seems as if when you increase the difficulty instead of them playing smarter they gang up on you (trading property that a real person would not let go to allow a monopoly). I play to win (who doesn't) but out of 3 other computer players it doesn't matter the AI still wins. When rolling the dice you always land on their property on end up on chance/comm chest, barely getting your own property. On a better note the boards are interesting, and it might just be I have to play with other humans, but until then I guess I will have to select 2 players (me and myself) and 2 AI and I might be able to win at least 1 game! Expand

Awards & Rankings

#76 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#16 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008