MondoXbox's Scores

  • Games
For 593 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 22% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Fast & Furious: Showdown
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 593
593 game reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Inversion feels like a missed chance: Saber nailed the gameplay basics following Gears of War's footsteps, but the gravity-based mechanics needed a more creative and emergent approach. An interesting plot would have helped too.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    We appreciate Square's willingness to keep the original spirit of the games unchanged, but they should have done more to make the last-gen games more pleasant to see on modern consoles. The result is too rough and probably advisable only to the stealth genre's super-fans.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A classical beat-em up to enjoy some time alone or with friends. Too bad for the weak and inadequately developed story, something that could have been the true value of the game.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Despite the new enemies and other additions, Dead Island: Riptide feels too much like more of the same. Techland had the opportunity to fix many of the flaws of the first game - bad story, technical glitches, repetitiveness - but they did almost nothing about it.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Narco Terror manages to bring us back to the Rambo arcade game with a good longevity and technical production, but its repetitive nature and the shoddy story and main character keep it from really shining.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Spark Unlimited did well with the game's script and the stunning landscapes, but all this gets hindered by a too-repetitive gameplay and an overly slow pace, worsened by the too many and frequent load screens.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    PayDay 2 sports an interesting concept but it isn't flawless: bad graphics and a very inappropriate AI keep it from showing its true potential. You should consider it only if you've got three friends to play with.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    AC Liberation HD lacks the production values the series used us to, and even if it's a Live Arcade release it results in a weak experience, with a badly narrated story and the complete omission of the multiplayer component, present in the original version. Ubisoft did a good HD porting job, but it's hardly an unmissable game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A very good story and great music are the main upsides in an otherwise weak game both from the technical and gameplay standpoints. If you're great fantasy stories lovers, you could be willing to give it a shot: for every one else there are better games out there.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A classic that only old school game lovers will fully appreciate. Its slow and repetitive gameplay and high - almost frustrating - difficulty levels could put off many gamers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Golf Club brings to the table some interesting features, like social interaction and the advanced course editor. Unluckily it fails in providing a good shot planning and swing mechanics, coupled with unpolished visuals and the lack of a more thought-out game structure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 64 Critic Score
    Sniper Elite III sports very hard, tactical missions with a good and varied level design, but it disappoints in the graphics and enemy AI departments as well.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Quite a disappointment for nostalgic gamers who recalled the great 90's PC game. Even the most rabid AvP fans will find it hard to accept the game's many flaws and brief longevity except for the quite entertaining online multiplayer.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Create can involve the phisics puzzles lovers with a very nice gameplay, but fails in its main feature, the user content creation. A missed chance for EA.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Defiance shows sparks of great potential, which stays mainly untapped due to an overall lack of mission variety and a bad allied and enemy AI. Its bright spot resides in the good co-op experience, so you could consider buying it if you're planning to play with friends.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    Wet
    Some interesting ideas, the grotesque violence and tarantinian movie atmosphere aren't enough to raise Wet over the average action games. The game is penalized from a mediocre technical production, awkward gameplay choices and a short longevity, making it suitable only for those of you fascinated by the nice main character and a lot of gratuitous violence.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    StokEd tastes of missed chance. Even if being sometimes entertaining, the game lacks in too many aspects. If you’re desperately looking for a new skateboarding sim, we suggest to pick it up when you’ll able to find it at a cheaper price.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 62 Critic Score
    The game tries to broaden the series focus to the classic FPS lovers thanks to a more tight and interesting plot, while trying to please the causal public thanks to the new controller gun and a less simulative gameplay. A controversial title, that even if not excelling in any particular area, could be quite interesting for some gamers.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The Godfather II represents for many aspects a missed chance, especially regarding the new management part, too superficial and unsatisfying. The technical aspects perfectly line up with the overall mediocrity of this new EA Games production, but the action part revealed to be quite fun, especially the executions, even if it gets quickly old due to its repetitiveness. The game doesn't live up to the higher standards of some of the latest EA Games productions, and for a brand like this it's a real pity.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen revealed to be as the average low-budget movie tie-in. Hardcore gamers will hardly find a reason to buy it, so it's a viable buy only for Transformers' uber-fans, thanks to the many unlockable extras too.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The only reason to buy this game could be to play it with friends, especially if they're casuals, seen the very immediate gameplay and simple controls. But due to a disappointing AI, a mediocre technical production and the lack of depth in the gameplay simulation, Virtua Tennis 2009 isn't recommended to hardcore virtual tennis players.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Up
    An honest tie-in, with nice gameplay and enjoyable both by children and parents. Buy suggested especially if you're looking for a game to play together with your kids.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even if being the best episode of the Empires series as of today, the game offers repetitive and in the long run boring gameplay. And the graphical defects, with an annoying pop-in/pop-out effect on environment objects, don't help.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Saw
    Saw presents an interesting plot and an unexpected and shocking ending, being able to frighten and cause anguish in the player. Too bad all this is partly ruined by a very bad combat system, too few available weapons and flat enemies.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A crude, violent and enjoyable game, even if somewhat monotonous in its many firefights. Too bad for its really too short duration: you'll end up shelving it after few hours of play.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An artistically nice action-platformer with a boring and repetitive gameplay.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Hydrophobia could have been much better if it only included horror elements and a more involving story. What we've got instead is an uninspired game, even uncapable of making us feel what its title suggests: the main character's fear of water.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Kinect Joy Ride can be entertaining for short play sessions with our friends, but ends up tiring the players very quickly, failing to offer enough variety and sense of challenge.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Shaun White Skateboarding bets on easy controls and some interesting and original stylistic choices, but it isn't a perfect title due to macroscopic gameplay and technical defects. Suggested only to people interested in a skateboarding game that aren't willing to deal with the more complex controls of other titles on the market.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Yoostar 2 could have been very entertaining if it wasn't for some defects like the awkward player positioning in front of the camera and some user interface problems. Moreover, Arcade console owners without an Hard Drive won't be able to fully use the game: an information that should have been evident on the game's cover, rather than being hidden in tiny print on the back.