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 Dark Souls
Lowest review score: 10 Crash Time 5 - Undercover
Score distribution:
921 game reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    As a game for older pre-teens, Ratchet & Clank succeeds by its vibrant artwork, humorous cutscenes and painless gameplay – for anyone needing a decent challenge or engaging co-op, however, it's all been done better elsewhere.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Overall Konami have upped their game in terms of bringing back the good old days of Pro Evolution Soccer. However with EA's FIFA series has been growing leaps and bounds each year, I'm not too sure if it's too late for Konami to gain the fans interest back.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    H.A.W.X. has a lot of potential, and some nice ideas. Unfortunately it falls short off the mark in a few areas, which is a real shame.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of wrestling, you'll doubtless enjoy the game on a further level, but if not, it still makes a fun distraction from the class-a titles. It is an acquired taste though, so if you're not sure, this is definitely one to rent first.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Overall Konami have upped their game in terms of bringing back the good old days of Pro Evolution Soccer. However with EA's FIFA series has been growing leaps and bounds each year, I'm not too sure if it's too late for Konami to gain the fans interest back.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    On the face of it, The End Is Nigh is just a brawler, and it pulls it off pretty well, but for the recently increased Watchmen fanbase, it will offer further content and backstory in which to indulge themselves and further understand the mystery, the magic and the murder that is Watchmen.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Conan is fun to play and it’s gory, but to be honest it‘s not worth its £40 RRP, maybe £25. I was expecting Conan to be poor, but it was nice to get a shock of playing a good title.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Any wrestling fan would love to play SvR 09 though, just don't expect anything too exciting in the single player aspects of the game. Worth a rent, or a cheap purchase.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    All things considered and all the highs and lows of the Sega Mega Drive experience, Ultimate Collection is a good buy for any gamer old or new.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you're considering making an investment in a massive time sink of a game, then Blood Bowl could be your answer. It is definitely a game for the reserved thinking man - there is no way it can be beaten with simple button-mashing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you are a SEGA nut like me, you will adore many aspects found in SEGA Superstars Tennis. You will also leave the experience however wanting more in both single player and online.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    More of a stocking filler than an under the tree type of purchase.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    But is it justifiable now to release a yearly installment or would they be better off releasing premium updates to current versions of the game? Only EA can answer that question, but they better start thinking fast because the series could become a little stale too soon.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    If you are prone to having many house parties and find moments in which you would desperately want to embarrass yourself, or those around you, Lips could be just the game to spice the mood up a little. On the other hand if you consider yourself a ‘hardcore’ gamer or expect to enjoy Lips solo, you may be better off giving your lips a reset and wait for a successor on the 360.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It's the equivalent of getting a donkey, strapping a jetpack to it but only filling the tank halfway. It takes something old that's been way overused, attaches something new to it to add more fun, but then takes away this fun and orginality by being too short. OK, that was a terrible analogy, but you get the picture.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The multiplayer is probably the best part of this game. It combines simple fun and “pick-up-and-playability” very well.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    In short, Under Siege is a fast-paced, good-looking, accessible RTS that falls down only due to its sudden difficulty spikes and unremarkable story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Medal of Honor Heroes 2 is far from perfection and is riddled with inadequacies mainly due in part to the drab environments, but as far as first person shooters go, this is actually an eye opening experience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Unfortunately it falls short on map variety, and graphical polish, which is what is stopping me from really recommending this game.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The Club is a bold attempt at trying something new in the next gen arena while prodding and poking us older gamers with joys of an almost forgotten age, however whether this title actually works is far more dependent on your perceptions of enjoyment.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    EA Sports have achieved moderate success with their first step into the MMA space providing a game that plays well and contains some promising features that give incentive to dedicated play, however it unfortunately falls short by failing to introduce the player to the game's complexities and missing core issues such as player disconnects cutting stat tracking short.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    EA Sports have achieved moderate success with their first step into the MMA space providing a game that plays well and contains some promising features that give incentive to dedicated play, however it unfortunately falls short by failing to introduce the player to the game's complexities and missing core issues such as player disconnects cutting stat tracking short.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Despite having some great gameplay, SR: TVG is ultimately let down by its serious lack of depth.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    I cannot give the game the ultimate praise it deserves. It isn’t perfect (and with its satirical humour, it knows that!), and it certainly isn’t Shadow Complex, but what it is, is a nostalgic piss-take of the things we used to love.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Overall this is a great little package, even though it is one that feels like it won't be truly perfected until next year.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    The Adventures of Tintin is very much a product created to sell more units and promote the film but its co-op side manages to shine. If you can forget about the poor vehicle sections or you just want a fun co-op experience with your kid, you could fare a lot worse than Tintin.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    However if you want to go solo into a new gaming experience, this is no Army of One.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    By all accounts, the game itself is fantastic and much deserved of the score we gave MvC3 but there just isn't enough in UMvC3 to really set it apart as a title in its own right.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Whilst there doesn't appear to be much to Galaga Legions on the surface, there is a level of tactical skill in placing craft in the right place at the right time, as well as a memory game for the swarm patterns. As a twitch shooter, there's a definite addictive quality that is perfect for the arcade high-score chase.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Aside from these nit-picks, Hybrid is a brilliant game and deserves its place in the Summer of Arcade. While there are better squad-based games available out there, Hybrid offers a very different style of gameplay and has a decent levelling system that will have you fighting for your side for quite some time. If you have the spare MSP it might be worth giving this one a go.