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
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    It combines the cuteness of Peanuts with the brilliance of Crimson Skies and creates one of the most surprising packages of 2010 and probably one of the best online experiences of this year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    In closing, Halo Reach is a must have title for any fan of the series (which by now, you should know if you are or not) and even if you aren't a fan of the previous titles you may find that the lengths Bungie have gone to refine their formula will now win you over.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Ultimately, Outland harks back to a time before celebrity voice-overs and glossy cutscenes, before the industry exploded into the multi-billion-dollar behemoth it is nowadays. It's straight-forward but intelligent, occasionally bastard-hard but never impossible, repetitive but never tedious and, though Outland might not make much sense story-wise, it more than delivers in every other department.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Going back to the opening question and whether there is anything bad about Sleeping Dogs, there are a few rough edges here and there but absolutely nothing to write home about. The overall experience from start to finish is brilliant and the only disappointment is the wait you'll have until some DLC hopefully comes out. Even if you're currently playing something right now I urge you to stop and go buy this right now!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    Regardless of if you are looking for something to pass the time, something portable or something more hardcore, Guacamelee delivers on all these fronts and more. It's fun, challenging and above all else a joy to play.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Fans of the original will be pleased to know that no radical changes have taken place with the engine.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Looks great, Plays great, Music sounds great.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Despite it's flaws, Alan Wake is not a game you can miss out on.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The most important aspect to fans of the series is obliviously going to be how the game performs in multiplayer, which rest assured is fantastic.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The sheer attention to detail that has gone in the game, both in plot, visuals and audio makes your experience in the game a memorable one. The combat system, though tricky at first, eventually becomes intuitive.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It is great to see the franchise is back on form once again.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Conviction is one of the most polished experiences available this year, and certainly one everyone should see through to the end.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The inclusion of online features add even more longevity to the game.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    GRID is ultimately the fun and enjoyable racing game that many people have been waiting for. With beautiful graphics and an amazing flashback feature, who wouldn't buy this game? With so many different game types, GRID really does cater all thrills that drivers seek.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Gears of War 2 might not include the epic changes we were all waiting for, like 4 player co-op and a larger storyline, it certainly provides us with a fun and enjoyable experience that we will all remember. Wasting hours on Horde is amazing and with the new additions to the game, new and old fans will be chuffed.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    EA have this year won the Superbowl this year by providing the best NFL experience to date.