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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 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] Collapse
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  1. A faithful conversion with a clever spin on game play on the Richest mode. It’s a real shame there is no online play.
  2. 70
    In the end, Monopoly's newest video game edition is a good, but not great, interpretation of the Parker Brothers classic.
  3. The only reason to buy a console monopoly game is having an online play, which this version lacks. The game itself is a solid monopoly when you are alone or you have lost your monopoly box.
  4. A decent port of the classic board game. [Mar 2009, p.93]
  5. When it all boils down to it, the lack of multiplayer for this game is a huge disappointment and will probably be the main reason the game is not embraced by most folks.
  6. With Monopoly for the Xbox 360 you're actually getting a really fun and well thought through experience worthy of the table top version. This very fact makes the absence of an online mode incomprehensible since this is an experience not meant to have by yourself. Because of this omission the table top version still rules supreme.
  7. What a colossal mistake! [Dec 2008, p.93]

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  1. Andyman
    Oct 22, 2008
    3
    Massive disappointment. I fail to see how the same developer as the fantastic Monopoly Party (PS2/Xbox/GC) - a game that has an incredibly smooth and easy interface - could then create a version on a more advanced console that is clunky, awkward, slow, and confusing to play... and with no control options to speak of, you're stuck with it. Well, actually, no I'm not... it went back to the store the day after I got it. Stick with the last-gen version, you'll be VERY glad you did. Expand
  2. BlueBox
    Nov 9, 2008
    1
    Somehow they didn't include online play. Xbox live is the main reason I wanted Monopoly in video game form at all. If this was an xbox live arcade game for 400pts / 5$, I'd still feel ripped off if they didn't include online play. But this game is a full fledged, expensive game. It's a major rip off. I gave it a 1 since some of the ideas in the game are okay (gameplay modes etc). But they didn't include enough to warrant the price. Expand
  3. DanW.
    Jul 10, 2008
    0
    Don't get me wrong- I'm a Monopoly nut. But sadly, this game isn't Monopoly. Last I checked, Monopoly allows up to 8 players. Last I checked, the version of Monopoly that they made for the SNES back in 199X allows up to 8 players. So I wonder, who was the moron who decided this version should only have up to 4? Even when playing against the AI? Monopoly fans will be sorely disappointed by this title. And to think it was popular enough to be ported to every platform in existence. Even on the freakin' PC it limits you to 4 players (how do we spot a crappy console port again?) Sorry, but the title lies. Despite the unique board, the monocle-clad protagonist, and the little metal dog, this game is not Monopoly. Monopoly has 8 players. Expand
  4. Apr 15, 2014
    0
    The monopoly board game is more fun than this video game. How do you screw up porting a fun board game to xbox? The action is slow and boring. The interface is not good. It's actually disorienting since the board is constantly spinning around -- hard to see where you are. The whole thing is lacking in every way. Expand