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. It might be a jack of all trades and master of none, but that’s better than sucking.
  2. Monster Lab is a surprisingly deep game in regards to the creation aspects and battling system.
  3. Because there are not so many new RPGs for the Wii, some of the genre-fans will be fond of Monster Lab! The combination of mini games, combats and the creating of monster-parts are able to fascinate gamers!
  4. Monster Lab has a ton of monster-making potential, but poor controls ruin this experiment.
  5. Though an amicable attempt, Monster Lab is plagued by a number of issues. Monster creation falls flat, not feeling truly creative or interesting. Mini-games are excessive and as one would expect, entirely Wii Remote feature-based. Battling is unfulfilling as well because getting into a fight does nothing but net creation parts that are neither unique nor hard to come by.
  6. Nintendo Power
    65
    Maybe a must-own for Tim Burton fans, but definitely a rental for everyone else. [Holiday 2008, p.88]

Awards & Rankings

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#45 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 »