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 0.8 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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Awesome soundtrack will see your foot tapping throughout the game.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Splosion Man maybe my sleeper hit of the year on XBLA. It just popped up on my radar upon release and I've pretty much fallen for it since I started playing it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Scaling buildings and objects just works perfectly, you rarely miss a jump or ledge, and this helps enhance the gameplay further, letting you concentrate on navigating or shooting your foes. Some gamers may cry out for a multiplayer mode, but a game of this type just doesn’t need it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Despite the small selection of courses, and minor gripes with dialogue, the game really is addictive, both off and online.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    The replayability aspect is heightened due to the opportunity to embark upon a mindless destruction rampage, which, ignoring the story, could keep you entertained for a good while.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Feels like Geometry Wars but with more great game modes, multiplayer and improved visuals.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Put bluntly, Dead Space is a brilliant addition to the survival horror genre. As the famous saying goes, "In space no one can hear you scream". In Dead Space, your room-mate will.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    There’s just something about this title that makes me want to go and play it again and again. Maybe it’s the superb weapon selection, the humorous story and characters, or the intuitive game play elements; I can’t quite put my finger on it. Whatever it is, Ratchet & Clank is a great 3D platform title, with plenty to do for all ages.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    A serious contender for the best golf game of all-time and rightly so.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fans of the series, adventure games or comedies will likely feel right at home with Monkey Island 2 SE. Even if it's not your typical taste, if you were ever curious about this style of game, it would certainly be a great place to start.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Despite all its crazy new features, what you know and love about the NBA2K series is all here and it plays better than ever. If you are a veteran fan, an NBA lover or just want a great sports game experience to play with friends or alone, look no further than 2K13. Sure the menus aren't great and there could be a more competent tutorial, but these are very minor points in other wise amazing experience. Make no mistake 2K are still very much king of the court.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fallout New Vegas is a fantastic game that in its vast, interesting, flavour-filled world has something for everyone.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fallout New Vegas is a fantastic game that in its vast, interesting, flavour-filled world has something for everyone.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Looks great, Plays great, Music sounds great.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Gears of War 3 is undoubtedly the ultimate in the series, made especially for the fans with the formula, story and characters they've become to love grown and polished to brilliance. When it seems like all other trilogy series are reinventing themselves, Gears of War 3 stays true to its roots and has, as promised, just become bigger, better and more badass.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Playstation All Stars Battle Royal is an amazing fighting game wrapped in an idea we have seen before. When it comes down to it, what makes a great game in any genre is balance and All Stars has it in droves. Although some will never see its brilliance, I would maintain that once played it could change the mind of many a sceptic. Add to this a return for some of Playstation's well missed characters and awesome value for money in Cross Buy and you have one of the most refreshing fighting games in years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fans of the original will be pleased to know that no radical changes have taken place with the engine.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is as an exhilarating experience as its sibling, and provides enough differences from the previous game to make the aggressively priced 800 MSP title a worthy addition to your XBLA collection - a single go will have you gagging for more.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Vanquish easily takes place as one of my top games of 2010 but then I do love my shooters. For anyone who enjoys running around carefree and blowing robots to bits, this is the perfect game for you and if not then surely you want to slide on your arse all day, right?
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Not only are the environments detailed and fitting the style of gameplay, but the character models are superb and show a great range of emotion, especially during the many cutscenes placed throughout each level.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    If you have played the previous games Mass Effect 3 is a must have title, and even if you haven't it's still worth checking out, even if it's just for the multiplayer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even if you have no interest in the UFC, you should really check this game out, because it is just amazing. Congratulations Yukes, knockout in the very first round.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    All-in-all the game is good but it could have been better.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, Dust is a great game that should not be overlooked. This year's 'Summer of Arcade' has been a bit disappointing, and out of all the games released Dust:An Elsyian Tail has got to be the ruling champion. There are some big budget boxed games coming out towards the end of August, but they should not eclipse this great game that should be on everyone's 'to buy' list.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    My main issue with the game is that while the element of ‘fun’ makes the game quirky and amusing to play, underneath I can’t find the defining factor as to why I don’t enjoy it as much. Whether it is because a certain unnamed open-world action title has already been released this year and showed us what the potential of the console can do; then perhaps that is why.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Bloodier, muddier and cleverer than Origins, this is a story as much about Kirkwall as about Hawke, a stepping stone setting up what I can only imagine will be one hell of a conflict in the threequel. Perhaps above all, though, it's still the most fun you can have with dragons without being eaten alive.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It truly is a unique game because it’s simple, and yet the concept will last you not only for hours or days, but weeks and months. If you can’t enjoy this game, stop playing video games.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    God of War III is an epic game and a splendid conclusion to the series; its battles are fun, its bosses are huge and the task is entertaining. It is a title that all PlayStation 3 owners should own and is one of a number of impressive games recently released on the system.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's a shame that this may slip past the gaze of many for it truly is one of the best games that has been released this year. If you want your faith restored in the Driver franchise, then go out and buy Driver: San Francisco.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Left 4 Dead is a fantastic game. Not exactly flawless, but tremendous fun. And by tremendous fun, I mean the equivalent of riding the best roller-coaster in the world, whilst eating the best piece of cake in the world, whilst the most beautiful woman in the world does unspeakable things to you.