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 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Lowest review score: 10 Crash Time 5 - Undercover
Score distribution:
921 game reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Whereas the other versions of this game offered much improved graphics over last year’s game, the Wii doesn’t really bring very much to the table.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    If you have a few spare and want a nice mix between strategy and card games, then go ahead, but Lost Cities will not be for everyone.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 58 Critic Score
    Transition between puzzle and rhythm is bad, can get pretty tedious after a while.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    Dark Void is a pile of disappointment.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    But it lacks depth and creativity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 56 Critic Score
    In short, the game presents a slice of quick-action pie to pass the time but won't keep you anchored for any impressive stretches of time. At the hefty ol' price of 1200MSP, I can't recommend a purchase, 800 would have been far more reasonable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It’s quite an enjoyable career for The Kid, but once that’s done, that’s practically the end of the game. Sure, you have the Exhibition mode, Training and Online, but there’s nothing more to it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Overall, while KOEI have brought some new features to the game and have upgraded the graphics, Dynasty Warriors 6 still feels as old and repetitive as the previous five reincarnations.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    It doesn’t have the lifespan of other XBOX Live Arcade titles and your 800 Microsoft Points could be spent on a better title.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Overall, NASCAR 09 is not for the casual racing fan and will only be enjoyed by NASCAR enthusiasts.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Not much replayability.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    In short, while Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 is a further refinement of a game format that has been in and out of consoles since the nineties, it bears no amazing, revolutionary features to validate a purchase.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Vigilante 8 may have been good for its time, but sadly not for 2008. There are much better racing games available on the Xbox LIVE Arcade though if you liked the original or enjoyed the trial, it may be worth the 800 Microsoft Points price tag.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Don't go expecting there to be a whole catalogue of things to do though, as the inventory of items added to the itinerary would barely fill an A5 flyer.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Saw
    Sadly just like the franchise it is based on, it is stagnant and dull.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Sonic & Knuckles is one of those titles that players will complete and never come back to.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The Encleverment Experiment is an interesting and well-presented brain teasing game, but its limited scope for single player means it’s not a long term endeavor.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Overall, The Biggest Loser: The Ultimate Workout is a great tool to help gamers lose weight. Whereas it doesn't work as a video game, mainly due to the lack of enjoyment, if you're looking to lose a few pounds without leaving your house, this is a great way of doing so.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Sadly, for non-wrestling fans this game will be very short lived, but I'm sure dedicated fans will find hours of enjoyment if they can look past the horrific loading times. The arcade feel is a nice change from the usual simulation and aside from playing online, which suffers from some lag, local multiplayer would provide the most fun from this over the top edition to the world of wrestling games.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    On the whole, Call of Juarez: The Cartel had the potential to be a fantastic game. The plot's many twists and turns would have been superb if it wasn't for the game's poor execution and the multiplayer could do with improving. Nevertheless, it's still a solid game. If you're looking for something to fill the time during the summer drought, this is the title for you.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Wrecked: Revenge Revisited has the potential to be a fantastic spiritual successor to Mashed, but it fails to get off the starting line. While the game strives in multiplayer, it's difficult to recommend a title that has poor single player content, a weak camera and unimpressive audio.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    I'll give credit to Gelid Games for their first attempt, but I feel with the experience they claim to have under their belt they may have played it too safe. A game of this type needs a dash of originality, a dollop of risk and plenty of online players in its servers. For someone fresh out of the gates I can see getting player numbers up will prove to be very tough for the developer. Releasing after the marketed juggernaut Twisted Metal and a few other online vehicular titles on PSN hasn't helped this game's progress either.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    With its slick Adidas branded and presentation, a pumping soundtrack and real-life sport stars, there is a coating of gloss that covers what is quite a frustrating and technically flawed game.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Overall I think there are far too many issues with this game to advise you to go out and purchase it. It is good fun in dribs and drabs so if you had a friend to play it with a rental will probably do you, but the severe lack of inspiration from the developers is evident throughout. It just feels like such a lazy game and it’s clear that EA wanted to capitalise on the fans of Army of Two. Sadly.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The controls are a brilliant crossover from the PC version, but there are too many issues that make this game verging on the unplayable.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The Street series should just be burning in a great hole right now, in a firework display of broken promises.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    The Street series should just be burning in a great hole right now, in a firework display of broken promises.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Full of charm and delightful presentation, Ninja Reflex falls depressingly short by skimping out on more multiplayer options and even the single player leaves you feeling short changed especially when it hovers around the £25 mark.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    With a frustrating serve and volley AI and a sluggish player reaction/ movement system I wouldn't be surprised if SCT3 doesn't make its way to your gaming collection.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 54 Critic Score
    Ultimately the game dies due to the problems with the multiplayer, and so here lies the paradox: it would be great to see more people playing this online, but online is so crippled it doesn't make buying it worth while. Go figure.