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 BioShock Infinite
Lowest review score: 10 Crash Time 5 - Undercover
Score distribution:
921 game reviews
    • 59 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s not a bad game by any means—it just needs some more imagination to keep things fresh for the folks out there that don’t count them among the NASCAR faithful.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It doesn’t have a multiplayer mode and the audio is only average, but Viking: Battle for Asgard executes what it set out to achieve - fun and addictive gameplay, even if short-lived.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Think of it as an appetiser before the main course - Ikaruga, which as soon as it's released Triggerhearts will not have a look in!
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ayumi's is a dumbed down airhead heroine, in a title that's simple and easy to play; it's hack-and-slash all the way. From that view point, X-Blades wholly fulfils its raison d'etre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ferrari Challenge is not a great game, nor is it very good, it’s more of your average racer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Aside from the fact that Gel has a dead online community there really isn’t anything spectacular going for the arcade game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sherlock Holmes vs. The Jack Ripper is an enjoyable title that is let down by basic flaws such as the controls and unnecessary objectives in the story mode.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A surprise hit. Whilst there are better titles of a similar nature available on the Xbox Live Arcade, the game provides great enjoyment amongst a vast amount of frustration, mostly caused by the high difficulty setting. If you enjoy the trial, Death by Cube is a worthy purchase, even at 800 Microsoft Points.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    HAWX 2 is a nearly game. It does provide a wealth of different aircraft and mission types, co-op and single player and adversarial multiplayer across Xbox Live, but what the game offers in variety, it lacks in overall polish. No discernable differences in aircraft, mission difficulty spikes and control issues deliver plenty of frustration.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Front Mission manages to step just above the average mark and if you like tinkering with your Mech designs and load-outs, even if they don't have a massive impact on play, there's a fair chance you'll enjoy the experience. If Wanzers don't appeal to you, then you might want to get your third person shooter fix elsewhere.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, WRC: FIA World Rally Championship is a mediocre racing title. There's nothing in the game that hasn't been seen or done before within the genre, this is offset by the handling and official WRC support, making this more of a must purchase for the fully committed car rally fan.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    To conclude, Sonic: Free Riders makes a good launch title for Kinect, utilizing it well, though you can't help but feel more could have been done with the technology. Whilst it initially lacks in content, this is a game for those casual racing fans that aren't looking for anything overly intense.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Arcania turns out to be a passable RPG, it has pleasant enough locations and plenty of quests to get stuck into, even if they do feel a bit similar to each other. The timing of such a generic release couldn't have come at a worse time however, and with Fable III and Fallout New Vegas also vying for attention, Arcania is a pretty hard sell.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Ultimately Crash Time 4 becomes samey and repetitive, and you soon become bored driving around trying to find those spots to place the CCTV cameras in – adrenaline filled chases aside.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Nail'd is a good title, let down by some poor development choices. The stunts aren't as spectacular as players would have hoped and the lack of variation in the race types means the title can get quite repetitive quickly. This is one title worthy trying before buying as it doesn't quite hit the nail on the head.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is a fun little game that does resemble any of the LEGO games that you may have played but it doesn't quite have the same charm and leaves you wanting more with a short story mode and only local co-op. Unless you are a mad Marvel fan or you are buying it for the kids then I would say give this a miss or wait until it comes down in price.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is a fun little game that does resemble any of the LEGO games that you may have played but it doesn't quite have the same charm and leaves you wanting more with a short story mode and only local co-op. Unless you are a mad Marvel fan or you are buying it for the kids then I would say give this a miss or wait until it comes down in price.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you have cash burning in your pocket and you have to pick a sports title to go with your shiny Kinect, your options are pretty limited. If you want a charming sports title, with replayability, humour by the bucket-load and a great use of motion controls, MotionSports is not that title.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yu-Gi-Oh fans will enjoy the game and those with knowledge of the rules will have an easy ride at the beginning, but as far as trying out a Yu-Gi-Oh game for the first time I wouldn't recommend spending your hard earned cash here. The blurry cards, repetitive music and steep learning curve won't make for an enjoyable experience and the lack of players online means the game will be very short lived unless you enjoy repeating the same style tournaments against AI characters over and over.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Fighters Uncaged is a nice addition to the Kinect library but ultimately is lacks substance, which prevents it from ever becoming a 'Must Have' game. An interesting diversion but once the game has brutally punched your face off, you will be unlikely to return for a second round.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Just Dance 3 is a great title, though there is certainly room for improvement. The track list is one of the best seen on any dancing game to date and the 'Just Create' game mode has been well incorporated and works like a charm. However, simple factors such as the poor menu navigation and difficulties with multiplayer are problematic, which could have been resolved with better implementations.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Mercury Hg is a nice little game that is easy to play but hard to master for some of the later levels. Although it has some frame rate issues, for 400 Microsoft Points you will happily find yourself with enough play time to justify your purchase and some easy achievements if that's what you are going for.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Armored Core V has all the ingredients to be a truly awesome mech title, sadly From Software has cracked the eggs too early and cooked them at a high heat, and the result is merely an average game that will barely keep you occupied for an hour or two.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Overall, Fable Heroes is a mediocre title that is lacking in depth. While the game is fairly enjoyable, it's certainly short-lived and, at 800 Microsoft Points, there's not a lot on offer. Needless to say, this will definitely whet Fable players' appetites until Fable: The Journey's release in September.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    There are elements of the game that are both enjoyable and disappointing and for me I would recommend saving your money until this Summer Arcade title gets put on sale and just enjoy the summer.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It is a shame as the game has potential that wasn't really delivered upon.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    As long as you don't enter into the story looking for a masterpiece, you should enjoy it.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 59 Critic Score
    Whilst the game has some nice features in it, the overall gameplay is far too repetitive and boring.
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    • 59 Critic Score
    I wish I could justify the purchase with this content, as I love Saint's Row and I enjoyed the three missions on offer, but I've spent more time playing with a McDonald's Happy Meal toy than I have finishing Corporate Warfare.