Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 29
  2. Negative: 7 out of 29
  1. 48
    The ideas behind the game are solid, but the poor implementation too often leads to tedium or frustration.
  2. 45
    With three friends on a couch with you, this is a solid 7. Considering that friends and a couch don't come in the box, it's more of a 3. I'm going to compromise and call it a 4.5.
  3. Monster Madness is a train wreck if you happen to be an only child or lack nearby friends. [June 2007, p.89]
  4. Sub-standard stuff - its only redeeming feature is the very unlikely prospect of online fun. A bargain bin title.
  5. The addition of online co-op and Deathmatch modes maybe elevates Monster Madness above the bottom tier of Live Arcade titles, but at full price there will probably be so few people playing that it's unlikely to be a vibrant online community.
  6. The frantic overhead ghoul-slaying of "Gauntlet" worked thanks to simple controls and cunning level design. Monster Madness fumbles the first part of that formula by saddling you with a control scheme that's counterintuitive and overcomplicated. [June 2007, p.74]
  7. 35
    Monster Madness will make you tear your hair out in frustration before it bores you to death.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Nov 16, 2012
    8
    Definitely a different type of fun action game with dozens of intelligently designed monsters, zombies, creatures and some interesting weapons and good venues :) Full Review »
  2. StanStill
    Feb 26, 2009
    2
    This game was horrible.

    No thought was given to the first 15 minute game experience. Camera and level design is a great example of
    anti-vision for a 3rd person game. HUD elements are completely confusing. Combat is seemingly random and unsatisfying.

    And finally, dreadful, generic character design. This game was made by a team for themselves with no thought of the end player.
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  3. Zanto
    Sep 25, 2007
    9
    1: E. A., stfu. You should not be allowed to reproduce or breath. We hope your thumbs get cut off, your penis shrunken even smaller than it is, and your 360 get Red ring of death. Thank you.

    2: This game is a must for all owners of a 360 who enjoy some good old fashioned top down arcade zombie killin'. The controls are good, the presentation is just awesome, and the overall game is just pure fun, whether it be single player or multi. It's hard as fuck, and lack of checkpoints at crucial moments are bothersome, but it's still a great game.
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