Console Monster's Scores

  • Games
For 921 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 72
Highest review score: 100 Dragon's Dogma
Lowest review score: 10 Crash Time 5 - Undercover
Score distribution:
921 game reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Those yet to play Portal, this is the perfect opportunity to play possibly one of the sweetest games ever.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    You can easily put over 20 hours into Assassin’s Creed 2, the story is intriguing and starting to evolve and gameplay feels solid.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer attention to detail that has gone in the game, both in plot, visuals and audio makes your experience in the game a memorable one. The combat system, though tricky at first, eventually becomes intuitive.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The appeal doesn't come in the form of the game's sheer accessibility or variety, as attractive as they are, but instead the breadth of content available. Media Molecule saw fit to carry over the vast majority of user generated content from the first Little Big Planet, a decision that extends Little Big Planet 2's replayability beyond that of any other title from day one. With so much bang for your buck, why wait?
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall F1 2012 is a great step forward for the F1 series. It's extremely fun and highly addictive and with the amount of game modes available, it even caters for the recreational gamer. Although the AI could do with some beefing up, this is a racing game that should definitely be on your 'to get list'. I'm off to set some lap records in Monte Carlo.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One of the finest details in the game is its graphics and the use of sound in the game.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Forza 3 is a game that caters for the novice and hardcore players with equal aplomb, providing those with less skill an enjoyable Sunday drive whilst pushing the gear-heads to try even harder.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone looking for a fun, arcade alternative to Madden should look no further, this is it. The gameplay is innovative and fun, the graphics are good for the most part, and the audio is brilliant. Now if you will excuse me, I'm off to break more bones.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Unfinished Swan is best seen as an interactive bedtime story. There are no enemies to kill, the threats to Monroe's safety are few and far between and there's nothing too taxing to figure out, but that's not what this title is all about. If you sometimes tire of the triple A titles and enjoy seeing what else the medium of games can offer, or you have enjoyed creations like Journey over the past few years, then Unfinished Swan should be on your list of games to purchase.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It certainly is one of the best action titles to release for a long time.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA have this year won the Superbowl this year by providing the best NFL experience to date.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Kinect compatibility is a neat twist, alas I think EA will improve on this in future instalments, for now though it seems a little gimmicky. There are a few issues, most notably with the Defensive mechanics within the game and a few drunken animations. Despite this, for NFL fans there can only be one game that you just have to buy this year, that is of course Madden '13.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, FIFA 13 is EA's best football title to date. While there are a number of bugs that still need to be ironed out, there's enough content and improvements to the gameplay to justify a purchase. EA Sports have created a title that football fans will be playing up until the next season.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bionic Commando is not as amazing as the recently released Braid, but it is up there as one of the best Xbox LIVE Arcade titles available.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Limbo is in no way a confusing or colourless waste of time. It's an exciting, part infuriatingly fun, part mind-blowing 2-D puzzle experience, leaving the player to discover everything alone
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    One word can sum up Flower, and that would be tranquil. The classical interactive score is soothing, and the graphical opulence is breathtaking – there are moments of shear beauty in the striking sunsets.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    RAGE has certainly delivered as a step forward in first person shooters and is a refreshing change from the same old games that are released year-in year-out
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Tomb Raider series has been largely stuck in the same design and play style since the first game was released on the PlayStation One way back in 1996. It was therefore a very brave move to change the appearance to this degree and it's succeeded remarkably well.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Sniper Challenge isn't part of Hitman: Absolution so it's definitely worth pre-ordering if you're a fan of the series. Asides from the fact there's only one level, the game is fun and addictive and it's not a bad incentive to pre-order Hitman: Absolution. Better than some extra guns anyway, that's for sure.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Aside from those small niggles, Batman Arkham Asylum is not only a stellar example of how superhero games can work but also with narrative as a whole.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing may not be perfect, however it shines in all the right places offering hours of endless next generation entertainment and adrenaline pumping racing that even the mighty Mario Kart would be envious of.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Enslaved feels very much like the odyssey it professes in its subtitle. The ten hour epic takes you through some wonderful landscapes as well as the emotional journey of the characters, pushed forwards by a terrific script and great voice acting. It is most definitely flawed but it's not a game you're going to forget easily.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A stunning visual and audio representation that offers a unique style of gameplay.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you are a fan of the original (and who’s not?) then you will find much enjoyment in the sequel, and whilst many of the game's previous concerns still haven’t been squashed you can only hope that Valve fixes and adds to the game over the coming month... and hope not to see that announcement for Left 4 Dead 3 in November 2010.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Yet another stellar title for the team. They have taken what is a classic concept and gone against the grain to produce something clean and fresh for us gamers to enjoy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    or those who may have skipped a few years (in my case, about 10) then it is well worth picking up, especially for those who are new to the series as it is so easily to get back into the swing of things thanks to the nifty tutorial.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    An action packed blockbuster featuring some of the best elements to be seen on a console, conveniently masking the flaws.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This approach to skating is a real breath of fresh air, when compared to the over-iterated world of the Tony Hawk franchise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Super fast, Still beautiful.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    One of the best puzzle games available on the market I've experienced.