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
    • 54 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Rise of the Argonauts rises to the challenge but comes crashing down. It feels like a cut-down RPG, despite the rather broad dialogue options.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For all of its problems, TDU2 is still a fun game to play and it's very easy to lose an hour or more simply driving around the roads and taking in the views.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Way too short.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, London 2012 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games is the best attempt at an Olympics video game to date. There's a great range of mini-games and the title has been brilliantly developed, though is let down by general repetitiveness and the lifespan of the game isn't ideal. If you like the look of it, this is definitely worth at least a rental.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    NHL 2K8 is a very entertaining game, but the control system is a shambles.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There are better TD games on XBLA (think Defense Grid), but for those people that get on with the non-PC nature of the show, and who have a fondness for tower defense games, there’s plenty of enjoyment to be garnered from South Park Let’s Go Player Tower Defense. I’m super serial.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    For fans of the DeathSpank games, The Baconing will be 1200 Microsoft points well spent and continues on exactly where the second game left off but this doesn't mean new players will have to play the previous games to understand what's going on. If you like your bacon and thongs sprinkled with some fantastic humour, then look no further than The Baconing!
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, if Certain Affinity had pushed their ideas further, Crimson Alliance could have been a truly fantastic title. Nevertheless, despite its repetitiveness and generic story, the game is great fun, especially in multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    NBA Live 09 is probably everything you’d expect from EA and the Live series, but it fails to live up to the enormous hype it can generate from year to year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Army of Two: The 40th Day is a significant improvement on the first title, developing some of the original’s best techniques and features further. Unfortunately, the lack of anything particularly unique within the gameplay is disappointing, and isn’t helped by the poor EA servers – a crucial factor for a co-operative title.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    There's fun to be had in the update, and if nothing else, you'll be whistling that tune for a couple of weeks.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, Rabbids: Alive & Kicking is a good compilation of mini-games, though it's hard to recommend a purchase, especially at full price. The title could have done with more single player based content; however, it's a great game for a family who are looking for some light-hearted entertainment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Whilst Puzzlegeddon is one of the better attempts at redefining the puzzle genre due to the unique approaches and styles evident, the title’s lack of a campaign and the poor amount of game modes on offer ensures its replayability isn’t to a high standard, deeming the 800 Microsoft Point price tag a little on the expensive side.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of this type of game, there's definitely plenty here to keep you satisfied for quite a while.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
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    The combination of enjoyable gameplay and audio overcomes the short, problematic story mode, though isn’t enough to secure the interest of the more mature gamer.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you are good at fighting games then NeoGeo Battle Coliseum is right up your street at a reasonable price of 800 Microsoft Points, but for the beginner I wouldn't advise picking this one up unless you are prepared for the steep learning curve.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If you’re looking for a racing title on the Arcade, Gripshift does a passable job doing it.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If Sports Champions 2 contained all the previous game’s sports and added a bunch of new ones, it would have resulted in a much more complete title than the current offering we have here. So unless you crave endless character customisation with a few regular sports (that have been done better in other games) thrown in, then you are better off picking up the original title over this sequel, as it will be much cheaper and far more enjoyable.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    In closing, The Testament of Sherlock Homes is a solid adventure game. The puzzles can be extremely complicated and at points infuriating, but what comes with this is a great sense of achievement that I haven't experienced from playing a game in a long time. While it didn't look as pretty as I had hoped and the puzzles became tedious and unnecessary at points, this was a good attempt at a Sherlock Holmes game and has raised my interests in playing another title if we were to see one released.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Fun while it lasts, quirky and true to the Shrek films.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Level 5 have once again created a vast and competent RPG, but it has failed to reach the upper echelons the best in the genre achieve, being more slow-and-steady rather than thrill-a-minute. JRPGs have fallen out of favour recently, so buyers need be aware that this is very much JRPG-centric. There's plenty of content to keep fans of this type of RPG happy, but it certainly won't appeal to everyone.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    With a little extra love in the practice mode, some online love and character development, KoFXII could have been a charming fighter for old and new fans alike.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The combat and weapons are fun and the levelling systems keep things interesting and give an air of replayability to the title if your Xbox is starting to get a little dusty. If we see a third instalment though, the game needs to step up a little to keep up with the competition.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The loading times are pathetic, and that in itself is a massive deterrent.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, Aqua has a solid single player campaign which will last a couple of hours with great visual and audio, but unfortunately, the lack of online multiplayer and very few modes for local games means that you might not be too tempted to play the game again after finishing the campaign.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Spiderman: Web of Shadows is quite simply the best Spiderman title to date – but that’s not saying much after the dismal efforts on the game’s previous outings.