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
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While no technical marvel or innovation has been accomplished here, I enjoyed my play through of Velvet Assassin. It’s not trying to be anything other than a stealth game and I found that charming with today’s titles attempting to do so much more than needed.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Way too short.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall Connect 4 for me isn’t worth the 800MS Points. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed playing it, but if it was priced at 400MS Points I would be telling you to go and rush to buy it, especially if you enjoy playing Connect 4 with the family, but at 800 I just can’t do that.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, Disney Pixar’s G-Force is one of the better movie-to-game titles available. The way in which it has been developed and the majority of the game’s many features, make the title stand out in such a crowded genre, despite its faults.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Gravity Crash stands fairly well on its own, however it was a wise move to have gotten off the blocks first before the more refined and far more enjoyable PixelJunk Shooter arrived.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A brilliantly-designed title that players can easily sit down and relax to. Whilst it lacks in terms of content, the title can be enjoyed in short bursts and the donation to charity makes the Xbox Live Arcade title a deserving purchase, especially at the 400 Microsoft Points price tag.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Overall, Dance Evolution is a great attempt at using the Kinect technology to create a rhythm-action game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Splatterhouse is a strange one because there will be times when you will be having a ball, ripping limbs from zombie clowns or shoving your hand down a gremlins throat, but at other times the frustration of dying on the side scrolling levels and having to wait ages for the game to load up again is beyond words.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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
    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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Epic Mickey 2: The Power of two is a real mixed bag. While some of the original's problems have been addressed many of the issues still remain making for a somewhat frustrating experience. The look and feel is back, as are the great characters and locations with some great new content thrown in. Unfortunately however for every step forward Epic Mickey 2 takes, it also takes a step back with issues both new and old. Add to this a flawed co-op AI system and you end up with a competent sequel if not a great one.
    • 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.