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
    • 69 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams is by no means a total loss and deserves a flutter, just don’t get too carried away especially if you want a nostalgia trip.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Fun to pick up and play Easy to learn.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The game doesn’t feel like it was made for the Nintendo Wii as at no point in the game do players require to point the Wii Remote towards the sensor bar.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A half-decent title.Midway have brought in a few interesting ideas to spice up street basketballand whilst a few of the ideas work, a lot of them let the game down.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is the best I’ve seen in an XBOX Live Arcade title.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Overall, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 shoots but misses the target. The ideas are there but Konami haven’t executed them as well as they could have done.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Aliens vs Predator is a very mixed bag. Whilst the single player is fun and a surprising change to what we'd expect, it just seems a bit lazy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Supreme Commander 2 is like the simple younger brother of Supreme Commander. It's more accessible to people but, as such, misses out a number of vital points that it's Oxford graduating older brother holds so high.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    For 1200 MS Points, the asking price seems too high for what it is. It's definitely more of an intriguing look rather than an instant classic.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Too Human feels unfinished and broken. After 10 years in development, you'd think that maybe it would have a lot less bugs and problems that it actually does. Unfortunately that's not true.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Only a few games have managed to make a console RTS work. EndWar is not one to add to this pile. It is fun in places and the voice command is a nice addition, but in it's current state it just doesn't seem all that enjoyable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Overall this a game that somehow manages to avoid the usual join-the-dots approach of other film franchises. Although it never quite lifts itself above a pretty average game, at least it proves along the way that it knew what it was and was happy to laugh both at itself as well as the games industry at large.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Star Wars: Battlefront stood ahead in a long list of rubbish Star Wars licenses games, and it seems that this time around Pandemic have fallen on the wrong side of the fence, sitting amongst many poor Lord of the Rings licensed games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The single player experience is most definitely a positive one and while the multiplayer is best avoided, the unit as a whole gives little reason for it not to be played.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    I really would like to recommend Section 8. It has some pretty neat features which make it stand out from Halo, especially if you are tired of it, but the fact it is mainly an online game with not enough people playing it renders it obsolete.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A great attempt at enhancing the movie experience through the medium of video games. Whilst the game’s story mode is fairly short-lived and the lack of additional gameplay is a key factor in the game’s downfall, it is definitely a title that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    If you've never played a Superbike game before, Generations isn't a bad place to start. Just don't expect to get sucked into the game as it lacks some oomph and pizazz.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Unfortunately Capcom have once again spent too much time fixing what didn't need to be fixed and not enough time addressing the real issues of this series. The game is long because it's drawn out or challenging because of a flawed control system rather than displaying these positive attributes through balanced game design. Resident Evil 6 is not a bad game, but it's not a great game either and this is a real shame. Despite this however, it still has many amazing elements that should not be overlooked and at its core is a decent horror experience.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Ratchet and Clank Q Force is not a bad game, but it’s not a great one either. If you are a fan of the franchise there is definitely something here for you however you may be under whelmed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s a shame that LucasArts and developers Day 1 Studios did not nail the blend of terrain deforming and first-person combat. The moments out of combat when the terrain is used for puzzles works fantastic and the developers certainly deserve a pat on the back for developing such a complex game mechanic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The loading times are pathetic, and that in itself is a massive deterrent.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It is by no means perfect but it is a polished title with no major bugs or glitches and with its budget price tag it’s worth getting, particularly if you fancy some mini-game fun for a change.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    NHL 2K8 is a very entertaining game, but the control system is a shambles.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It’s fair to say that the game is a solid game of basketball that I’d recommend to basketball fans and those who are interested in getting into the game—so long as your expectations are a bit tempered.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall F.E.A.R Files will likely appeal to fans of the original, which will see the clear degrade in quality from the original. Anyone who has yet to experience the original should certainly start there, as they will be confused as to what is going on otherwise.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Fun while it lasts, quirky and true to the Shrek films.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Enjoyable if short lived.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a racing title on the Arcade, Gripshift does a passable job doing it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The games difficulty curve is fair and while moves are easy to perform it can take a few attempts to win the first match.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    My expectations and hopes weren't dashed. I instead got a sort of fun action game that has some cool missions but some terrible flaws and an awful story.