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
    • 67 Metascore
    • 48 Critic Score
    With Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 just released, there are much better investment opportunities in the world of the FPS for your disposable income, making this re-release Doomed to the bargain bin.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    This tedious control system just turns the main focus of the game, the battles, into a task rather than an enjoyment. Not only does the SIXAXIS control scheme not feel comfortable or natural, it just doesn’t work. And the fact that you can’t even turn it off makes it even more of a burden.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    Too basic in gameplay, and sluggish in execution.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    It's clear that Harmony of Despair tries to be something different but it's almost impossible to do when the contents of the game are recycled. It's like a horrible person trying to turn over a new leaf...by being a horrible person.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 46 Critic Score
    The Jak and Daxter Trilogy doesn't hold up very well as a remastered version of the original games.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    As nice as Monster Madness looks, it cannot make up for the lack of fun on offer, 90% of which is mashing the X button.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Whilst WALL-E might be the most adorable robot you’ll ever see, the game certainly isn’t. The game feels rushed and is a very poor use of the license.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Blue Omega Entertainment set out with a clear goal, to change the First Person Genre with a mix of FPS and Acrobatics; unfortunately Damnation falls short on both counts and leaves gamers wanting their money back.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Overall the game is bland. As bland as the colour of the snow. As shallow as a frozen puddle. As frustrating as Shaun White himself. Ubisoft tried to take the crown from the likes of Amped and SSX but tripped on the carpet leading to the crown and spiked themselves on the Royal sceptre nearby.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In short, don't buy this game. The fact that it only has about an hours worth of gameplay for 800 MS Points is enough to make this a stupid purchase. If you have fond childhood memories of Turtles in Time, keep them by not playing this game. it will only ruin those memories.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Normally, you would expect a happy ever after though, unfortunately, Fairytale Fights has no fairytale ending. Whilst it is a unique title with some strong ideas amid a distinctive style, the lack of a true storyline, the clumsy combat and repetitiveness of the title fail to make Fairytale Fights a must-buy purchase.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    With most of the tracks, events and overall gameplay remaining similar over all areas of the game it certainly wouldn’t have taken a lot of time to develop.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Top Gun isn't the worst flight combat game out there, but there are also far better ones. It's sad that such a great film franchise has been giving so little respect, as Top Gun the film has all the ingredients for making a fabulous game.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Dragon Age and Oblivion both do the same thing much better, with the latter being about four years old now. Two Worlds II just doesn't feel new or original in anyway.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    This is a title to rent rather than purchase because of its short term lifespan.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Ultimately, despite the flair and lushness of the presentation, the game is pretty monotonous, with the same hack and slash, or in some cases run-and-gun gameplay over and over again.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    It can be exciting in bursts, but when you look back at it, Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters is barely fit to be sold in any retailers bargain bin.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    In closing, this game wasn't really my bag. The story was poorly executed from the cutscenes to the plot and the controls threw me off a little. The game has a steep learning curve and no real incentive for you to continue playing. The game is open ended so you could continue your adventures but I had my fill of the game a long time ago. I am sure fans of the series will love the new instalment, but with so many other titles being released each week now as we build up for Christmas, I expect this to get little attention and would be hard pressed to recommend otherwise.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    When it is working, Steel Battalion Heavy Armor is an exciting, engaging and immersive game – but to get to the end of the campaign you're going to need to love mechs and Kinect. A lot. The problem is the Kinect experience is a significant detractor to the point of annoyance. If you could just use the control pad it would have been a far better game, even more so if an adapter could have been provided to use the impressive controller from the first game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    LittleBigPlanet Karting is the epitome of a missed opportunity. All the right ingredients (LBP's grounding in customization, United Front's history with making good kart racers) were right but have all come together to make a wrong. Whether you are a fan of the franchise or not I would stay away from LittleBigPlanet Karting and gravitate more towards the plethora of better options out there (Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed, Mario Kart etc.). This poor use of a good license is unfortunately destined to finish in last place.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Overall it seems for everything good WRC 3 has, there are three or four bad things. It's not the easiest game to pick up and play and it certainly isn't that fun. Serious fans of rally sport will probably enjoy this game, purely because of their love for the sport. As for the rest of us, there's plenty other games around which your time would be better spent playing.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    Disappointingly then, the original game created in the '80s on inferior and far less powerful hardware trumps the remake, which should be a little embarrassing for a game developed this late in to the console lifecycles.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 45 Critic Score
    For fans of the series, I am sure this will be an enjoyable romp, going back to the universe and reliving some great memories of the past, but for new players I would recommend looking at one of the more modern masterpieces than picking this up.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    Overall this game will provide a repetitive and dull experience for the majority of players but like always fans of the genre will still find much enjoyment beyond the glaring flaws.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 44 Critic Score
    In closing it is hard to recommend Naughty Bear, as it's a missed opportunity spoiled by repetitive gameplay and rough controls, forgetting the painstaking bugs and the narrator that will make you want to mute the television permanently.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    Poor graphics, poor gameplay, poor everything.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    In the end, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City disappoints across the boards. Dropping the ball in every aspect, the game turns the tense and extremely atmospheric Raccoon City into a dull and boring experience that feels more like a chore than a journey, only made tolerable by the 4-player co-op mode, ensuring that you don't have to suffer alone.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 43 Critic Score
    The Harry Potter series has had its fair share of the spot light with the films and the books but for the games then that is something else. If you want to get this game in the shops then it would be best to wait for it to go on sale in the bargain bin. Once at the end of this game, you feel like a muggle more than a wizard and going to Hogwarts was a waste of time.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 42 Critic Score
    However I had also expected an entertaining collection of varied mini-games that might appeal to a younger audience and unfortunately sitting alongside more complete and engaging packages such as Disneyland Adventures and Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster it falls short, barely scraping together enough value and entertainment for an XBLA release let alone a full retail title.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 41 Critic Score
    The overall feel of the gameplay is average, bordering on bad.