Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. 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.
  2. A frivolous racer with a hefty price tag but brief brainless appeal. [Aug 2008, p.83]
  3. 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]
  4. Neither monstrous nor jammy, just tedious. [July 2008, p.84]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. A game without a reason to live, consigned to the scrapheap by the 360's real racers. [July 2008, p.83]
  8. Monster Jam is a simplistic arcade racing game that is below average in all areas.
  9. 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.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 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
    2
    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 »