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 0.8 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
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Death Tank is one of my favourite retro game remakes in quite some time and you would do well to pick it up. The price is slightly steep considering the lack of single player content, but you do get a polished and incredibly fun multiplayer experience which deserves to be played.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For the price and the large array of classic titles featured, you would be hard pushed to really find excuses for missing such a superb release.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    This year has been a grand one for DLC, a trend which I feel will only continue to grow thanks in part to Fallout 3. A definite purchase for fans of the original game and the previous content packs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    A considerable step up for the series and results in a game that should suit every gamers tastes.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Putting the game’s flaws behind, Dead Space 3 is still a fantastic game, the gore and additional cooperative missions house some intriguing effects, and the tension of hallways filled with enemies never fail to keep you coming back for more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    With a new storyline and Connor’s new ability, this DLC still feels like the main game in its sense but with a few tweaks here and there.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you are after just the single player experience then you could easily complete this game in a matter of hours; but those hours are thoroughly enjoyable ones.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Overall, Burnout Paradise is smashing title (sorry, again). With a lengthy game life and its near on perfect gameplay, it will take you days or even weeks to find all of the hidden routes, billboards and fences located around the city, as well as building up your licence, collecting cars and winning all the events.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Civilization Revolution is how all console strategy titles should be. Fun, easy to pick up with a good degree of difficulty.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Excellent graphics and great game play are the perfect mix to make this game great fun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    ModNation Racers is a well-crafted racer that is certainly worth taking out for a spin.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Devil May Cry still has its flaws and are readily visible in the game; the camera angles can be frustrating at times, for instance when Dante jumps off a wall in mid-air he will miss the platform that he was meant to land on and fall down. If you over jump a platform you will just fall off and lose a small portion of your health. The soundtrack is really upbeat throughout the game with hard rock but can soon get rather annoying.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If this style of genre is to your tastes, or even if you just like a bit of a challenge, Trials HD is sure to please.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    For those looking for something to tide them over until Diablo III finally comes out, Torchlight should be your first port of call. However, if you already played the PC version, there is little here to make you buy it again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    Mega Man 9 was probably created for retro-freaks like me, however any gamer who loves a challenge will feel right at home with Mega Man 9.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Whether you are working on a Yoga pose, stretching your thighs, or going for that perfect down hill run, there is a quality and a depth to each of the activities. This speaks volumes about the investment (and commitment) Nintendo has to their causal gaming approach.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With a great set of mixes, a better line-up of artists and DJs, and with its progressive Empire career mode, there is enough here to keep your body swaying and your toes tapping. If you already have a set of decks from the first game and you are wondering if it is worth picking this title up, then I would certainly recommend it if you enjoyed the previous title - you will definitely enjoy this second outing a lot more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Basically if you have missed the wastelands, Broken Steel gives you more than enough reasons to return. Keeping with the high quality set by the original, Broken Steel gives you more engrossing content for up to five hours of gameplay, whilst increasing the story behind the game whilst removing the full stop.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise is – quite embarrassingly – one of the best titles I have played this year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you are coming from the original title, there is enough depth here to warrant a purchase, just don’t expect a revolutionary successor to the first game, but more of an evolution to the franchise.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Despite a poor multiplayer, Doom II really is a great game and if you have never played a Doom title before I urge you to try it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    The barebones have always worked and EA has gone by the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" idea and kept most of it the same. Instead, EA have thrown in a bunch of interesting extras that make a purchase worthwhile.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Whilst the game does have a few minor flaws, none of these take away from the overall experience which can easily keep you entertained for countless hours.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Everything about Sonic Generations oozes excellence and while some of the traditional annoyances remain, it is hard to deny the crazy speeds and pure enjoyment Sonic's latest adventures reveal.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    With its stunning visuals, enormous substance and strong online community, it’s a fighter that comes easily recommended. You see, good things really do come to those who wait.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Dead Island may lack that top level of polish, and even have its own awkward moments, but it's a game worth playing, and easily worth your money. The gameplay is deep, the visuals can be breathtaking (at times), and every bit of it is fun. This game earns itself a spot in the ranks of the best zombie games and RPGs around. There's still plenty of fun to be had with zombie games.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    New challenges keep you coming back for more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    So in a nutshell, a rather large one, that is Far Cry 2; a bustling and beautiful paradise which is held back by small conflicts of repetition and control.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    WWE 13 might not have any real competition when it comes to wrestling video games, but nevertheless it’s a great wrestling game and any fan should have this in their collection. The Attitude Era game mode was so nostalgic I smile thinking about it. Reliving those moments is worth it alone.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    In the end, Resident Evil 4 HD brings back one of the greatest games of the last generation and brings it back with style. While the graphical improvements could have been better, the game itself still plays and looks better than ever. And even with a slightly high £15.99/$19.99 price tag, it's a game that previous fans will be happy to re-visit and new players will be happy to experience.