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 0.9 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
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is another great addition to the LEGO game franchise and a real progression from first LEGO Batman.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Valkyria Chronicles is a wonderfully presented game which is easily accessible to all. It's not without its quirks, but these can be overlooked simply because the game is so enjoyable to play and watch.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you enjoy platformers, cats or fun and laughter, then pick up this game and you won’t regret it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What is on offer is probably a series high and it begs the question as with many of EA’s titles right now, what can be done next?
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Split/Second: Velocity is a fantastic arcade racing title.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Fable III, as with the games before it, reaches for the stars with its ambitions, and for the most part manages to achieve them, even though the finale is somewhat weak.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall the Sugar, Spice and Not So Nice DLC does exactly what it was supposed to do; provide new life into an excellent arcade game. Even if it is a little short, at only 320MS Points it is considered a bargain in this day and age. If you enjoyed playing A World of Keflings, you really should pick up the content now.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Through the evolution of the series, Nippon Ichi have refined the TRPG mechanics to the levels of Royal Brackla Single Malt Whiskey. Disgaea 3 is a game to be savoured one tantalising taste at a time.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While it's fair to say that Mortal Kombat is flawed, it's also fair to say that we all expected it to be – and because of that it's actually far better than we could have imagined. It isn't particularly clever or sophisticated, but it's slick, sick and gruesomely entertaining. Complaining that Mortal Kombat is all style over substance is like complaining that Michael Bay's films have a lot of explosions in them – if it's not your cup of tea, go drink somewhere else. But if you want your action loud, colourful, exciting and unpredictable, you know exactly where to kome (last one, I promise).
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It may not be winning any awards, that's not to say that this is one of the most captivating shooters currently available to Xbox 360 users. The morality of your choices has never been so well presented as they are in Spec Ops: The Line and for that reason alone it's a game that everyone should experience, if only for a few short hours.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    F1 Race Stars is a great little game, perfect for those F1 fans who don't want the seriousness of Codemasters Racing's top dog F1 2012.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    For the princely sum of £4, Flight Control HD is a title you can pick up on a whim, it's worth taking the risk that you might not like it at that price, but I guarantee the chances are you'll have a fun time on the cheap. If you have a Move controller it's an essential purchase – the game comes highly recommended.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you are a hockey fan then you need this game. It’s as simple as that.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Dead Space 2 is a title that insists you to turn off the lights, whack up the sound and grab your comfort blanket as you walk the creepy infested corridors with gore at every turn. Don't feel diminished in any way though if you resort to a little illumination to calm the nerves as Dead Space 2 will shock you, stab you and slaughter you at every turn.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Madden 2012 is a considerable upgrade to Madden 2011 but there are still areas that EA need to improve in the next installment. Both online and offline the game has enough to keep American Football fans occupied for another year and with a new stat system in Superstar mode you will find yourself immersed as an RB, QB or whatever position takes your fancy. The commentary is without a doubt the game's biggest flaw, but when you get past that you will realise that Madden 12 will simply eat up the hours until EA announces Madden 13.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    What is on offer is probably a series high and it begs the question as with many of EA’s titles right now, what can be done next?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The control system is what stood out to me the most on PES2008 Wii. At first, it can be confusing, as players are pointing the Wii-mote and shaking the nunchuk all over the place but the superbly created in-game tutorials are there to help you understand.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you love playing team-based shooters with strong team elements and multiple objectives, plus you have the patience to work through some clunky game choices and technical issues, Save Brink. If you're the exact opposite from above, Escape while you still can.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    That said, MotoGP 09/10 is a solid game, it plays well, it looks good and has everything contained in the one package that any fans of motorcycle racing will enjoy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While there were a few graphical issues within the game, World War 2 has never been told with such passion and quality.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Brutal Legend lives up to the hype. The combination of a humorous action-adventure story with music and gameplay to match, makes the game one of the most unique titles on the market at the moment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Of course, if you are interested in poker this game will certainly interest you, but for those of you like myself who have hardly played poker and don't understand the rules, I can assure you this is a whole lot of fun!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It's amazing to look at, the music and rhythm of the game is second-to-none and the game's compatibility with Microsoft's latest peripheral makes for one of the better Kinect titles.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It may be only a slight improvement over FIFA 10, however it is hard to ignore the magic that an event like the World Cup can bring to the title.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Faithful port from the original arcade version that will have you in stitches while competing against your on or offline buddies.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All-in-all Crysis 3 is a great package, despite burning bright half as long. It may have not been exactly what all the fans wanted, but it does a great job of trying to appease as many as it can without sacrificing too much. Add to this a decent, if not groundbreaking multiplayer suite and you have a solid FPS that is more than worth a look.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Assassin's Creed III is an excellent addition to the series. While there a number of bugs and the protagonist isn't someone players will feel particularly attached to, the lengthy campaign, the range of objectives and the well thought out multiplayer ensure there is plenty of replayability to keep gamers occupied. This is a title that should be on every Christmas list.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall Shift 2 is an excellent racing game that really tries to throw you behind the wheel of a professional driver. With great graphics minus a few debris issues and impressive car mechanics, Shift 2 will challenge the best of drivers during the single player campaign and online. Fans of Forza Motorsport 2 and Gran Turismo 5, or just racing games in general, should definitely think about getting Shift 2 to keep you busy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Greatest of all, this is a game that's easy to relax with, as a wind-down to the more usual murder-death-kill of many modern games. Bejewelled 2 really is a gem of casual gaming.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    DLC nagging aside, Forza Horizon is a solid arcade racer, if not the hardcore open world sim some were hoping for. There are plenty of challenging and enjoyable game hours here to be had, not just across the single-player mode, but in terms of leaderboard chasing and online racing, so long as the lobbies remain populated. It is great fun exploring what Colorado has to offer and a worthy driving game to sport the Forza name.