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
    • 54 Critic Score
    If you're seriously considering paying over £40 for a game that has barely changed since 2000 then you're probably better off putting that money towards a psych evaluation.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    Yar's Revenge is a bold, daring and ambitious reinvention of a classic franchise, but one that's ultimately difficult to recommend over the competition. It's a competent on-rails shooter - and a beautiful one at that. However, with shoddy controls, repetitive combat and no online multiplayer, Yar's Revenge isn't quite worthy of the game's 800-point asking price.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 53 Critic Score
    It's a shame as Angry Birds is a great game and in terms of high production quality and smoothness, this is possibly the definitive version. However, definitive or not, its certainly not enough of a tune up to warrant the difference in price.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    A pleasing journey through various sections and routes, but even the quirky unlockables and increased difficulty isn’t quite enough to make Ghost Squad as satisfying as it should be.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 52 Critic Score
    NFL Tour is a fun game that you will have fun playing, but after completing Tour Mode you are only left with two mini games and Xbox Live which isn't enough in my opinion to play the game at any great length.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 51 Critic Score
    Whilst there is a lot of room for improvement, a lot, there is enjoyment to be had especially for a younger gamer in short bursts.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    When it's working it’s brilliant fun, making you feel like a spy, the rest of the time is an exercise in either manic depression or frustration
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    There's no doubting that Sea Life Safari is a relaxing and calming experience, some may say mind numbing. It's difficult to see where the claimed “unlimited replayability” enters the picture.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The game just doesn't do anything for me and it's just a bit "meh!"
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Monsters vs. Aliens is your typical movie licensed title; it looks promising but repetitiveness, lack of replayability and poor development let it down.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you want to play Exit 2, play Exit. The experience is so much better and it will show that us gamers won't stand for them releasing the same game under a sort of different name.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Space Invaders Extreme took basic game play into an enjoyable online extravaganza; Arkanoid Live hasn’t really evolved Arkanoid at all. In fact, apart from the little polish on the menu and a multiplayer option, the game is pretty much the same as I played 15 years ago!
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    What makes a game great is the ability to deceive gamers in to believing in an alternate reality by creating immense visuals, believable sounds and a story that keeps you engrossed from start to finish, unfortunately Dynasty Warriors doesn’t do this.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The trouble is there’s simply not that much content here to justify it, and although there is a little room for replayability and high score chasing, the credits roll-up in under fifteen minutes playtime.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the movie, the game may potentially be worth a wait, but as with most movie game tie-ins, the game just isn’t up to scratch and will no doubt be found in the bargain-bin in a shop near you soon.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you enjoyed the movie, the game may potentially be worth a wait, but as with most movie game tie-ins, the game just isn’t up to scratch and will no doubt be found in the bargain-bin in a shop near you soon.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Voodoo Dice is relatively cheap weighing in at 800 MSPs, and there is enough here to keep you going for a couple of hours. The question really is, will you want to play it for that long? The answer is probably not.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Fight is a good attempt for a more serious motion controlled beat-em-up game, but it is not one I can see myself coming back to that often if at all.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Look out for this one in the bargain bins.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    This one feels like a middling experience, so think carefully before jumping in.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The Shoot doesn't make a convincing reason to purchase the Move controller, and if you're after a game in this genre it might be worth checking out Time Crisis Razing Storm first.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The War of The Worlds is a stylish looking and sounding game that tells a story any H.G. Wells fan would be satisfied with. Sadly, the game is brought down by poor controls and design choices, making it extremely difficult for the wrong reasons.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Sadly though, at the end of the day, you can't hide the fact that this game is nothing more than a downloadable content package that has been put on a disc and packed into a Xbox 360 case.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    With some changes to the gameplay such as restricting some access to early tower placements, an improved tutorial and less aggressive AI, Defenders of Ardania might have been a more enjoyable experience, but with a better selection of tower defences games available out there it might be worth spending your precious pennies elsewhere.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Perhaps Arc System Works need to take their time to rework the engine and bring the game into the new millennium rather than relying on nostalgia. I approach XBLA in hope to find retro classics or inspiring new ideas and while some may consider this a retro classic it just didn't offer me the fond memories I thought it would. Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus may be someone's guilty pleasure but unfortunately it isn't mine.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    In the end Special Forces: Team X presents us with a shallow multiplayer-only experience that falls short in areas that should be business as usual, and with all the other shooters available for consoles, it’s hard to recommend.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    Whereas the Flash series is known for its over the top gore and unbelievable injuries caused by and to the cutesy animals, False Alarm will be known for its poor controls and short length.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 49 Critic Score
    The framerate is so shockingly bad, it effects the entire enjoyment of the experience.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    Personally, I think Generic Japanese Role Playing Game # 23 would be more suitable for it. It's average at best and one that should be avoided. Let's hope some of the future Square Enix produced titles turn out much better.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    It is quite a poor game, mainly due to the longevity though being a budget title – I wasn’t expecting a masterpiece.