Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. It's just great fun. [Christmas 2008, p.101]
  2. 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. It’s always refreshing to be able to play it with impartial AI, and the AI difficulty settings are well judged, but unless you’re a total addict, chances are this is one for the game shelf, only to be dusted off on the odd occasion.
  5. 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.
  6. Monopoly is a strong representation of the classic table game on a gaming console. Classic gameplay with new variations and minigames deliver a pleasing game experience to play against friends and/or family.
  7. 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.
  8. As far as console versions of Monopoly goes this is one of the better ones.
  9. 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.
  10. It all just seems a bit unnecessary. [Jan 2009, p.71]
  11. 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.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 17, 2014
    Monopoly 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. Full Review »
  2. Jul 23, 2013
    "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. Full Review »
  3. DanP
    May 3, 2009
    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. Full Review »