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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Midway Arcade Origins pack gives modern gamers the opportunity to play through a fantastic collection of some of the best arcade titles, but for those who are used to playing these games from an arcade cabinet, the nostalgic feel may be dampened by awkward controls.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    You may think this is beginning to sound like a gimped versions of our beloved Trials, and you’d be right. Feeling flat and uninspired, it seems like the folks at Tate Interactive were simply trying to bring a whiff of the Trials gameplay to PlayStation owners. Sadly, what they received was a gutted version that lacks the fundamentals, and fails to add anything new. While it is playable and even enjoyable at times, you will still find yourself asking ‘Why am I not playing Trials?’ But if you don’t own an Xbox, sadly this may be your best bet.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The idea of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is great, the execution is poor and what could have been an excellent game now warrants just a single run-through on the single-player campaign before being sold over eBay. Whilst the actual sniping experience is very realistic and on a harder difficulty very immersive, it’s let down by poor visuals, a short campaign, a bare boned multiplayer and thick enemy AI.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    AITD is one of the more difficult games to review that I've looked at recently, because it does so much right, but then it also does so much wrong as well. It truly is a hit and miss affair.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    If the developers had given this game another six to eight months in development, the game could have been a solid shooter; unfortunately it ends up just being an average one.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    If you are looking for a quick fix of top down shooter shenanigans and you happen to be moderately blind or ignorant of the other titles on offer, Rocketmen: Axis of Evil may just be worth a look.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    For a hack and slash it is good, but for people wanting a good story and a reason to play, they should stay away at all costs.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    EA advertised the game as a balanced fighter using a ‘rock, paper, scissors’ format. Unfortunately the game isn’t balanced, it’s not much fun to play for anything more than a few minutes at a time, and the computer AI is evil.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    As a fan of fighting games in general, with fond memories of the Mortal Kombat series, I find it a shame that the new direction that the developers have taken one of the most renowned series in gaming as one of shallowness, filled with generic design flaws.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The issues are, to be perfectly fair, countless. One could nitpick problems forever and write a novel regarding them, but stepping into a game of this style you have to expect a little roughness – and unfortunately that is found in spades.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The presentation is great and if you just fancy a quick game of fun simple mindless NFL (and have some money to burn), then it's a good choice. Hardcore fans would be best to stay with Madden 10 though.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    The presentation is great and if you just fancy a quick game of fun simple mindless NFL (and have some money to burn), then it's a good choice. Hardcore fans would be best to stay with Madden 10 though.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Do you like football? Do you like quizzes? Do you have offline friends to play it with? If you answered yes to all of these questions then for 800MS Points, Football Genius: The Ultimate Quiz is definitely for you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Overall Proving Ground has enough content and challenges to keep any Tony Hawk enthusiast busy, with an impressive online mode, and plenty of ways to complete the game, but for others it may just come across as the same tired game in another guise.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    The story mode can easily be completed within 7 hours and you will also unlock you the majority of the achievements (with the rest coming from the multiplayer).
    • 69 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Wet
    If you need your fill of stupid action, definitely give this a rent. But savour those few moments of pure joy as they don't stick around for long.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Wet
    Despite looking how a B-movie should and acting like a ridiculous over the top action shooter should act, WET has absolutely nothing to make you stick around.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Overall I enjoyed NASCAR 09 for a fair few hours, but I got bored after around 6-8 hours of play.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    All in all I am really disappointed in Need for Speed Undercover. EA have focussed more on the cut-scenes and sound of the game and have forgotten about what actually made the Need for Speed series fun many years ago.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    It will take a very particular type of gamer to appreciate this game, as every aspect of the title is very mediocre and not very polished.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Prince Caspian isn't really bad, like many other movie tie-ins, but it does have some major flaws such as the camera and reptitiveness which really let it down.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Afro Samurai is a game that is a wonder to behold, but actually looks more fun than it is.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The games don’t provide enough entertainment and will bore many players after an hour or two due to the games being luck-based.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    For those about to rock, pick something else.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Terrifying nights aside, Saw II: Flesh & Blood is perfect for any Saw fan as a week's rental. While the game does challenge you, you'll be able to complete it within that time due to the lack of multiplayer both online and off. It is an improvement on last year's effort however; I just hope the games don't follow the never-ending movie route.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    For children, this is definitely a winner. For fans of casual, laid back gaming involving owls, again, I can recommend this. If you're expecting value for money, however, then you'd be far better off looking elsewhere. It's a fun thumb-twiddling experience but your feathers will be itching for something new before long.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Overall Turok is mediocre at best, offering a somewhat engaging experience with impressive sound, average visuals and some solid replayability if achievement hunting is your passion. The dinosaurs save Touchstones effort, from what would have been a very dull FPS without them. Dinosaurs are still cool.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    Feels slightly underwhelming overall. The graphics and sound are below par and the loading times poor. However, under the bonnet (or whatever you call it on a bike), SBK08 is a solid superbike simulation which hardcore fans will love.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 61 Critic Score
    In conclusion Blade Kitten is a mixed bag, providing some fluid platforming with mediocre combat. Whilst the game never really blows you away, it never stoops to being anywhere near terrible. It's certainly unfortunate that Kit's first outing is one that is very forgettable and brimming with repetition, as there is certainly potential here.