Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Whilst not a technical marvel with amazing physics and jaw dropping visuals Monster Jam completes the goal that all games should aspire to complete, it’s fun.
  2. Upon first sight, and play, this game can be judged quite easily as a bog standard, mediocre, racing frenzy game, any excuse for a bit of chaos.
  3. A frivolous racer with a hefty price tag but brief brainless appeal. [Aug 2008, p.83]
  4. Monster Jam is a simplistic arcade racing game that is below average in all areas.
  5. Monster Jam is a terrible racing game, and a laughable attempt at recreating the hefty impact of monster trucks to boot. With zero challenge and aggravating control, I don't think "MotorStorm 2" has much to worry about.
  6. Really, the biggest problem with Monster Jam is its price--for $20, we'd be all over it, but $50? Get over your bad self. [Mar 2008, p.92]
  7. A game without a reason to live, consigned to the scrapheap by the 360's real racers. [July 2008, p.83]
  8. Overall, Monster Jam brings nothing new to the genre. It feels like a direct port of the PlayStation 2 version with added achievements, and with the release of Race Driver: GRID at the same time, Monster Jam will never really get off the starting line.
  9. Neither monstrous nor jammy, just tedious. [July 2008, p.84]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. May 17, 2012
    Again? Monster JAM is a big competence, great, funny and savage, but the games are a big disaster, and this new version of Monster JAM is not the exception. The gameplay is awful, the graphics are horrible, the monster cars look awful. Terrible game. Full Review »