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

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
    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 »