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 0.5 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sound Shapes is a refreshing change of style and pace for the PSN. Although not perfect it does a lot of things that have not been seen (or heard) before and should be commended for doing so. Add to this a small price tag and cross-play features and you have a great package that no PS3 owner should ignore.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, for 400MS Points you can't go wrong. Nowadays developers can get a bit carried away with DLC pricing but RedLynx have remained sensible and for any fan of Trials, it's a complete no brainer.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    DLC nagging aside, Forza Horizon is a solid arcade racer, if not the hardcore open world sim some were hoping for. There are plenty of challenging and enjoyable game hours here to be had, not just across the single-player mode, but in terms of leaderboard chasing and online racing, so long as the lobbies remain populated. It is great fun exploring what Colorado has to offer and a worthy driving game to sport the Forza name.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Assassin's Creed III is an excellent addition to the series. While there a number of bugs and the protagonist isn't someone players will feel particularly attached to, the lengthy campaign, the range of objectives and the well thought out multiplayer ensure there is plenty of replayability to keep gamers occupied. This is a title that should be on every Christmas list.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a remarkable title that takes three types of racing genres and somehow successfully combines them in such a way that your heart will vigorously pound with excitement, while your adrenaline enriched soul will never tire of the lush environments and epic races.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    F1 Race Stars is a great little game, perfect for those F1 fans who don't want the seriousness of Codemasters Racing's top dog F1 2012.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All-in-all Crysis 3 is a great package, despite burning bright half as long. It may have not been exactly what all the fans wanted, but it does a great job of trying to appease as many as it can without sacrificing too much. Add to this a decent, if not groundbreaking multiplayer suite and you have a solid FPS that is more than worth a look.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you enjoy platformers, cats or fun and laughter, then pick up this game and you won’t regret it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It was sad to have such a shallow and uninspiring storyline to keep you going until the very end, but with the game’s stunning visuals and effects, arcade pick up and play gameplay, online multiplayer and co-op features there is plenty here to satisfy your appetite in being the next Maverick or Ice Man.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    In the audio department the sound effects and music are passable, but not really anything worth paying much attention to. They get the job done, but never really push the boundaries, with most of the sound effects feeling very generic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    It is remarkable how much hard work has been put into a game that will generally only appeal to fans of the original subject matter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you like beat 'em ups you can't go wrong with Soul Calibur IV.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Overall, NHL 09 is a worthy purchase for ice hockey fans and an improvement on previous NHL titles. Non-hockey fans may enjoy the game for a short period before switching back to familiar territory – possibly a rental for them.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A very enjoyable strategic shooter, with plenty of depth and some hugely enjoyable moments.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    In many ways, Majin and the Foresaken Kingdom feels very much like Enslaved to me. It's a fantastic, gorgeous game that is pretty flawed but is still a joy to play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Shadows of the Damned doesn't quite hit the heights of either Suda51 or Mikami's history, but as long as you're willing to accept the sometimes vulgar humour there's an experience well worth its weight, and comes to a clever climax finale around the 10-12hour mark that leaves me hoping there's enough demand to warrant a sequel.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Watching 16 quads fly jump over a massive ramp, with each driver using different tricks, is amazing to watch. It's just a shame that a lot of the online players seem to be a lot better than me. Better keep practicing I guess.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    What we have here is the definitive edition of Overlord. It is however, kind of annoying that it has been released at a full retail price, especially when you consider the time the game has been out on the 360 already.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Aces of the Galaxy is certainly not for everyone. Whilst the level of quality is clear and fun is certainly to be had, the game will scare off many with its fast and confusing style of gameplay.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Even with its simple cartoon Wii-esque visuals and simple child-like gameplay, Mini Ninjas still holds its own, no matter what age you may be.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Fans that loved the original and cherish the idea of being able to relive the experiences with more friends will find everything they could have hoped for, but for those excited for the next step in the series will find that Crackdown 2 hasn't moved very far at all.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Overall there are a lot of things to do in Tiger Woods 11 which is great.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game is a worthy addition to the franchise and perhaps one of the best movie video games you'll ever find, if you want to classify it as such. It's just a shame that it can be frustratingly difficult and it chose to put itself in a genre which is somewhat tired in this modern age.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All-in-all Double Fine's Costume Quest is rather straightforward on paper, but it's the excellence of the game's design that brings it to life and gives the world around you character.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    All-in-all Double Fine's Costume Quest is rather straightforward on paper, but it's the excellence of the game's design that brings it to life and gives the world around you character.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While Starhawk does have its faults (particularly in the single player campaign), the multiplayer is deep, fun, decisive, and completely innovative. I don't think I've had a much better multiplayer experience in a long time. Starhawk has redefined the third-person shooter genre with intelligent strategy. I credit it with nothing less than successfully shoving itself back into the world of multiplayer gaming. It is arguably the best multiplayer experience the PlayStation 3 has to offer so far in 2012.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Catan is a game that can appeal to almost every segment of the gaming market. If you’re young or old, fan of casual or hardcore games—it doesn’t matter.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The real joys are when you can explore together with seven other friends and share stories, show off stunts and attempt wacky challenges.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A very decent football simulation, mixing both stunning graphics with some well-thought gameplay.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you are tempted by the style of gameplay and fancy yourself as a perfectionist when it comes to avid competition, be sure to make the jump as Mirror’s Edge is one of the more promising titles this autumn.