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 Dragon's Dogma
Lowest review score: 10 Crash Time 5 - Undercover
Score distribution:
921 game reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Despite its fairly short length, it’s a significant improvement upon Fright of the Bumblebees, mostly because of its more believable storyline and, once again, the typical Wallace and Gromit humour displayed throughout.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Solder-X 2: Final Prototype is a very novice friendly entry into the shooter genre, yet at the same time it is able to cater to the veterans of this type of game.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're a diehard Potter fan then I don't thinking you will need any persuading to buy this title but for those of you who dislike the boy wizard I hope you will give this one a chance as Traveller's Tales really have conjured up something quite magical.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Split/Second: Velocity is a fantastic arcade racing title.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, Monday Night Combat is yet another gem to arise from the Summer of Arcade promotion. The brilliant development of the game and the unique concept sets the bar for future Xbox Live Arcade titles. Even at 1200 Microsoft Points, this is a must purchase.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although Sports Champions houses only a handful of events, with the type of events on offer, teamed with the number of modes and challenges easily makes this game a wholeheartedly recommended instant purchase along with your Move Motion controller.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Those wanting more from Ezio, and to revel in the period set in Assassins Creed II for a little longer, will find fond memories in Assassins Creed Brotherhood; however I couldn't shake the feeling that I'd seen it all before and was being dragged along for the same old ride.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Those wanting more from Ezio, and to revel in the period set in Assassins Creed II for a little longer, will find fond memories in Assassins Creed Brotherhood; however I couldn't shake the feeling that I'd seen it all before and was being dragged along for the same old ride.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The Sly Trilogy marks developer Sucker Punch at its hilarious best, and even if you've only a modicum of interest in platforming games, there's no getting around the fact that this is a must-buy.
    • 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
    Whilst there may not be a huge amount of content available in MvC3, it doesn't seem to suffer too badly for it. There's still a lot to the game, such as learning to play each and every character to perfection, or if that's not you thing, then sticking the game on very easy along with the simple control system and just enjoying the amazing and impressive animation and artwork on offer.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Overall, 2K has addressed most of the issues gamers had with the previous game and produced a quality game for both casual and hardcore gamers. If you are looking for a tennis game that delivers a unique control system, coupled with an interesting levelling based system for your created player, and have enough replay value for your cash, then its match point to Top Spin 4.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With a gripping solo campaign, its depth of online modes and its passionate following of online players, SOCOM 4 has enough ingredients within its makeup to keep its disc firmly locked inside your PS3 console. Even if you are not a fan of the online element I recommend that you still check out its solo campaign. You might even be surprised that after you have beaten the single-player mode you might transfer over to its online side. At least that is what its developers hope you will do.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although you might not get much else out of the game once it has been completed, the journey there is fun and at times a challenging one.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster is a fantastic game for kids and is still mildly entertaining for adults at the same time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    With the lack of the customisation and overall support of the PC version, veterans may find the game a tad gimped, at least for the time being. But for newcomers, or strictly console gamers, The Xbox 360 version is the perfect time to jump in.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is another great addition to the LEGO game franchise and a real progression from first LEGO Batman.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Although some of you may not want to spend you're hard earned cash on a game that may only last twenty to thirty hours, I'd urge you to give Lollipop Chainsaw a chance. With so many sequels coming out these days it's fantastic to see a refreshing and unique game hit the shelves and let's be honest, how can anyone reject a game that is filled with lollipops, chainsaws and short skirts?
    • 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.