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 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 Crash Time 5 - Undercover
Score distribution:
921 game reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Overall Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a sequel worthy of taking your attention away from other shooter out there.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Sure there are a couple Star Wars rip offs such as the beam sword and some of your enemies looking like they wear storm trooper helmets, but all-in-all this is a unique game, with just the right amount of motion controls that gives enough in cast, speech, game-play, and story to keep you wanting more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Whilst Boom Blox may look childish, it will appeal to audiences of all ages.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Knowing that NHL 2K wouldn't be released this year, you'd think EA Canada would take a back seat knowing full well that they will win the title of best hockey game this year, mainly because there are no others. Luckily for us, they realised that would be a stupid idea and went all-out in delivering a fantastic physics engine that really adds to the game.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Unreal Tournament 3 is all about the action. It isn't deep, but it is immensely fun.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Something I was very pleased to note was the vast improvement in graphics and animation over previous Guitar Hero iterations.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    A great game where many hours can easily pass by without you noticing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Rainbow Six Vegas 2 is an exciting, challenging, single player and multi-player experience which will keep you on the edge of your seats.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The improved gameplay adds realism but doesn’t take away the user-friendly experience is a definite asset, especially to a beginner. Most Madden games don’t add much to the game to warrant a purchase every single year, but the amount of tweaks in Madden 10 is definitely worth a look at the very least. It’s safe to say Madden 10 is the best Madden yet!
    • 77 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    To sum up A World of Keflings is a step up in class from A Kingdom for Keflings.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Comic Jumper is probably the most unoriginal of Twisted Pixel's titles, with it sticking firmly to its inspirations. But it's not like that's a bad thing. It's still miles ahead of a lot of the XBLA titles being released at the moment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Overall Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is a sequel worthy of taking your attention away from other shooter out there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    XCOM is something we don't get too often nowadays; a challenging, different, bold game that is not afraid to try new things and also a successful reboot. Yes it has some issues but not nearly any bad enough to stop you playing. And yes, it is hard but that should be commended. No one said saving the world would be easy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    Whether combat is fast and gruesomely beautiful or at a halt leaving nothing but the scenery to admire, Ninja Gaiden II is presented beautifully.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    For those that are willing to give it a shot, The Undergarden is just a joy to be in. It's so peaceful and wonderful that everything else doesn't seem to matter. It doesn't rush you and it's not too challenging and is perfect for a little break from the hectic real life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 87 Critic Score
    The environments themselves seem to be their own joke and each have their own additional personality, which really makes them fun to explore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Even if you rush through the main storyline there is still a ton of Nazi clearing to do, as well as additional perks, achievement and trophies to unlock.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    To fans of the series, particularly those that haven't played the PSP games before, there's really no reason not to pick up this well packaged collection. Chains of Olympus provides an engaging story for its six hours, whilst Ghost of Sparta has some spectacular set pieces over its lengthier ten hours, with both having the solid combat and strong item utility that has made God of War so popular.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With all the single-player blockbuster first person shooters on the market and even more to come, if you are looking to break away from all the loneliness and socialise with a friend or few in vast desert landscapes, Borderlands could be just for you.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Whilst some aspects are sorely missed, such as tag team battles, larger stages and no ability to fight the commentator (one more “ring out” and I snap the disk!); other aspects take the game to the next level with beautiful graphics, a deep and intelligent character creation and fantastic gameplay all around.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    There is nothing quite like Tales of Vesperia on the Xbox 360, and if you like JRPG's you really owe it to yourself to check it out, and if you are new to the genre then this is a really good starting point.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    In closing go and pick this game up. With the flood of FPS's we have seen and the huge amount of titles launched before Christmas, Agent 47's return should not be overlooked. There are two games I would recommend this year and Hitman: Absolution is one of them. A really enjoyable game that offers hours and hours of replayability whether through leaderboards and challenges in the campaign, or through the very awesome and cleverly conceived Contracts mode.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    As a sequel, it can never be counted as being as innovative as the original, but Skate 2 has taken the very best offered in Skate and ironed out most of the creases.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    With great graphics this fun and addictive game will provide hours of gameplay for any pinball fan and is definitely worth a purchase.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Carcassonne for the Xbox LIVE Arcade is a great conversion of the original board game, but certain aspects of the game are lacking.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Being an “achievement addict” when I first got my hands on the list, I was more-or-less drooling... OK, that was a slight over-exaggeration but they are one of the best achievement lists I have seen.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Whilst the game is not revolutionary in storyline progression and the issues with online play leave more to be desired, the game does provide a fantastic single console experience that is long lasting, unique and most importantly a thrill to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    So if you own a Kinect, and you aren't playing Zumba seven days a week, The Gunstringer is a game you shouldn't pass up. With its lowered retail price and accurate controls, the game delivers on the Kinect's promise of an innovative and fun game experience. With the only flaws being the length and 'sitting' mode, The Gunstringer is a game all Kinect owners should try.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Of course Perfect Dark is going to feel outdated, it's 10 years old! But what we have here is one of the best remakes in a long long time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    It's everything I expected from a sequel to Butcher Bay and more. It's just that Butcher Bay just had that little something to make it an fantastic game. Luckily, it's included with Dark Athena.