Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
Buy On
  1. 79
    It's got a few problems in the area of unnecessary repetition, some flow-breaking load screens, some pointless mini-games and some over-baked dialog, but overall the presentation is a cut above most Wii games, the monster-building mechanic incredibly deep and the turn-based battle system enjoyable.
  2. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    79
    A great turn-based game for younger players who may get confused and bogged down with more serious RPGs. [Jan 2009, p.100]
  3. It has a linear story, turn-based fights, collecting and creating, and heaps of mini-games that will challenge and amuse. It's not perfect, though. For me, some of the fights were completely static and unbalanced, as I found what I considered to be a perfect collection of monster parts that would end most fights in two hits.
  4. Monster Lab is a good game that will stay in your Nintendo Wii for a long time. Hopefully Eidos Interactive will create a sequel to this game that fixes its shortcomings as they have a potential blockbuster in their hands.
  5. Collecting and combining ingredients to make better monster parts is not only essential to progression, it is also fun and incredibly addictive.

Awards & Rankings

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#47 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Feb 20, 2016
    10
    Oh my Jesus this game is HUGELY underrated. A great game with a fantastic character freedom element and great humor. This game should beOh my Jesus this game is HUGELY underrated. A great game with a fantastic character freedom element and great humor. This game should be played much more Full Review »