Monsters vs. Aliens Xbox 360

User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
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  1. FredB
    Mar 30, 2009
    6
    Saw the movie and then bought the game on the same day... Seems the game is only loosely based on the movie. It is as if they stereotyped the characters from the movie- For example- The giant girl character who had one scene where she strapped cars on her feet to roller skate- in the game she always has roller car skates for all her levels. For a CGI movie game, it just doesn't look Saw the movie and then bought the game on the same day... Seems the game is only loosely based on the movie. It is as if they stereotyped the characters from the movie- For example- The giant girl character who had one scene where she strapped cars on her feet to roller skate- in the game she always has roller car skates for all her levels. For a CGI movie game, it just doesn't look as good as it should, (Madagascar 2 looks 100 x's better) and the gameplay feels like a repetetive mini game collection. It doesn't feel like you are actually covering any new ground or exploring new places in the game, just three or four basic location types, including side scrolling puzzle missions, on rails skating missions, or walking on the outside of a robot that you must dissable by unscrewing bolts and dissabling circuits ad nauseum. An epic scene in the film set at the golden gate bridge that could have been awesome was a let down- in the movie there were hundreds of cars in danger of sliding off the bridge, but in the game the bridge is completely barren of any cars, and that is pretty much how the game is treated throughout. But the game is still fun so you might want to consider a rental if you have kids who liked the movie. I liked the puzzles with Bob- a gelatin blob character who can stick to the ceiling, or swallow enemies and use them as keys to open otherwise locked gates. I also enjoyed the simplicity of the game, something kids should be able to enjoy. Collapse
  2. May 21, 2013
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Monsters vs. Aliens' biggest issue is just that it's so damned repetitive. What could have been entertaining in smaller doses instead drags on far too long, is recycled into tedium and ends up relegating the experience to the same bargain bin as just about every other licensed game. Expand
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Monsters vs. Aliens turns out to be a game worthy of any child’s time. While it may not be a title that appeals to all ages, it is great title to pick up if you are parent searching for a game to occupy your child’s attention.
  2. Overall, Monsters vs. Aliens is a solid videogame adaptation from the movie. The combination of standard action-platforming, more traditional puzzle-based platforming and on-rails races that you’ll experience with the different characters provides just enough variety and challenge for the game’s target market. If your child is a fan of the movie, you’ll want to pick up the game.
  3. Activision and DreamWorks have another solid movie-licensed game ready for fans of the upcoming film.