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 Dark Souls
Lowest review score: 10 Crash Time 5 - Undercover
Score distribution:
921 game reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Rockstar have done a good job of porting the game from thePlayStation 2 to one of the most entertaining XBOX 360 titles available.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    If you liked the original, Speedball 2 will not fail to fulfil your expectations.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A breath of fresh air for Xbox LIVE Arcade providing a fun turn based strategy game well worth your 800 MS points.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The audio in UEFA Euro 2008 is also extremely great.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The whole experience was a bit of a back-and-forth of opinions, but only because Round 3 set such a precedent.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Perhaps not the groundbreaking world-beater a lot of us were expecting, Crysis 2 is nevertheless a worthwhile experience with enough collectibles, unlockables, multiplayer modes and gameplay paths to keep you entertained for a few weeks at least. If nothing else, you'd have to buy a PC and pick up the original to see another game as beautiful as this any time soon. Definitely recommended.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    This is definitely more of a refinement than a reinvention, but everything we loved about the original game is here in spades. If you're willing to look past its occasionally-repetitious gameplay and excessive hand-holding, you'll find de Blob 2 to be one of the wittiest, most intelligent and innovative platformers around. What's more, if you've yet to experience the joys of the timeless original, then you absolutely owe it to yourself to pick up de Blob 2. This comes highly recommended.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    While it would be easy to scoff at the game's repetitive level design, a refreshing combat system means that Infamous 2 is still great fun to play. The addition of user generated content doesn't excuse the game's shortcomings, such as poor characterization, a predictable story and repetitious level design, but it does go some way to prove that Infamous has a lot more to give. There's a fantastic game tucked away inside in Infamous 2. Unfortunately, it's up to you to build it...
    • 72 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Dark Sector is recommended to any gamer looking for a gruesome fix of body slicing action, and whilst the game is not near as bad as the media has perceived, it is undoubtedly going up against a strong line-up of first-person shooters currently on the Xbox 360.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Overall, anyone who enjoys turn-based strategy games should definitely give BoB a go, as for 800 MS points, you really get a lot of gameplay for your money.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    It's complicated enough playing on PC with so many menus to navigate and things to keep check on. However, Tropico 3 does a good job of having things accessible despite having a terrible tutorial.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space takes the right steps to improve upon the original, whilst still keeping everything that worked the first time around intact.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Divinity is a game that really gives back what you put in but if all you have is a few hours spare, it will slap you in the face and tell you to return to your hussy, Modern Warfare 2, before telling you it didn't know what it was doing with you anyway and that all its friends had been telling it you were no good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    There's very little else to say about Mega Man 10. If you played and loved 9 then I highly recommend you pick up 10. It's pretty much more of the retro Mega Man you loved.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The fantastic dialogue, beautiful setting and overall charm, whilst appealing, will struggle to remove attention from the gameplay that in most cases will be the difference between a love and hate relationship for most gamers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    The improvement, polish and few additions made make this a must for any Dead Rising fan. It's only 400 MS Points and it may seem like a glorified demo but there is more than enough content here that it could pass as a standalone game which, with its prologue like story and an entirely separate world, it might as well be.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    To summarise if you liked the first game then you'll love the second. Whilst the game is extremely short (having me finish it in a single sitting), quite repetitive in places and the mere eight challenges do little to add the much desired replay value, it's a blast whilst it lasts.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    To summarise if you liked the first game then you'll love the second. Whilst the game is extremely short (having me finish it in a single sitting), quite repetitive in places and the mere eight challenges do little to add the much desired replay value, it's a blast whilst it lasts.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    In short—this is the best hockey game yet by a long shot.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    What it lacks in features, it makes up for in gameplay and presentation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Everyday Shooter is a game that gets better the more you learn about how to play it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    PAIN does have significant replay value and is well worth the low price of $10 on the PSN.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A complete and detailed chess package.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Madden has gotten better, but it hasn’t progressed much in my view.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    One of my most-enjoyed titles of this year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Roogoo is an addictive puzzle game with very simple controls and enjoyable multiplayer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    It’s one of the greatest fighters to grace the digital screen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, if you are a fan of the series you will no doubt be impressed with Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty. And you absolutely know what to expect: gadgets and guns are this franchises staple. If you are new to the series this is not a hard game to pick up on.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Strong sound effects and some great background music make Castle Crashers a great game to turn up the speakers for, despite no audio within the story mode.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Whilst Skate 2 isn't polished to a gleaming shine, sporting issues with the environment, both getting stuck on it and manipulating items within it, it is an accomplished game.