MondoXbox's Scores

  • Games
For 571 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Fast & Furious: Showdown
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 35 out of 571
571 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A good arcade fighter, with great graphics and simple but enjoyable controls: recommended to every Naruto fan.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Borderlands is a successful experiment, managing to introduce some fresh elements in the quite static FPS landscape. The gameplay mechanics and its original graphics make it fresh and entertaining, suitable both for FPS fans and the people who loves Diablo-style RPGs. If you're willing to play it cooperatively with (up to four) your friends, Borderlands will shine in its best shape.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball: Raging Blast manages to recreate with great fidelity Dragon Ball's anime series. The great richness of characters, modes and other contents makes it the best game in the series, absolutely suggested to all Toriyama fans, but not only: it's a good fighting game suited also for every lover of this genre.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A very good golf simulator, with a high variety of gameplay, even if somewhat complex for newbies. We would have liked a better graphics, not in par with the nice environments offered by other games.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock confirms all its precursor qualities and features, introducing a very enjoyable story mode and offering a great tracklist.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A good mix of simulation and arcade gameplay with a great graphical fidelity, EA Sports MMA manages to reproduce all the fetures of mixed martial arts without scaring away the player wit too complex combos or controls.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters stays on the usual high quality standards the series got us used to, with some very welcome new entries like the caddie and the Augusta Masters. We're just disappointed by a complete lack of support to Kinect the absence of any kind of italian localization.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A very good children's game, thanks to the level of immersion with the stories and interaction with the characters it can provide. If you're looking for a non-violent, involving and even with some educative aspects game for your kids, this might be one of your best bets.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Warriors Orochi 3 is a true monument to Omega Force's games style. Crammed full of contents and with a very good character advancement system, this is the game to own if you're into the "Warriors" type of games.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A very interesting novelty in the music games genre, very involving for guitar/bass newcomers even if quite challenging. The on-screen notes indicators are sometimes confusing and it could benefit from a more distinctive presentation, but if you always wanted to start playing guitar this is a very good tool for becoming acquainted with the instrument.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    With WRC 3 Milestone managed to improve its series with a satisfying driving model and a lot of contents for rally fans; it still needs some work in the graphics department, but this third episode marks a good step forward in the right direction. Highly recommended to racing and rally lovers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Skylanders Giants builds on the already good first game adding more polish and a better difficulty balance. It doesn't change the game structure much and gameplay mechanics, but the young gamers won't complain about it. Undoubtedly one of the best games of the season to play with your children.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    If you're used to the classic NfS style with its extreme customization and its barebones arcade style, Criterion's game could reveal itself as an unwelcome change; however, despite some not very good gameplay choices it's a very entertaining and engaging racing game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    A good game both for Naruto fans and those who are new to Kishimoto and Studio Pierrot saga, capable of delivering many spectacular moments mainly thanks to the superb cel-shading graphic engine and well thought-out boss battles. However some flaws like lackluster exploration phases, missing playable characters and too many idle times during dialogue keep it from being the great Naruto game we'd wanted it to be.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Red Faction: Guerrilla revealed to be a pleasant surprise: a very good game capable of dragging and enjoying the player, mainly but not only thanks to the exceptional dynamic destruction tech, and for the adrenalinic multiplayer. Too bad that a forgettable plot and a low longevity kill its aspirations: surely a good game, but could have been much more.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    HAWX has been a real surprise: it manages to differ from the usual dogfighting games thanks to some original ideas, adding variety to a long-time stale genre. Flight-sim purists could dislike it, but if you'll approach it without prejudices it'll be able to entertain you during all of its 20 missions, playable alone or in co-op, or allowing you to fight intense and lag-free 4 vs 4 online dogfights.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Resonance of Fate's strength resides in its deep and satisfying combat system. Notwithstanding, this isn't a game for everyone and is very different from other jrpgs on the market. Get it only if you aren't afraid of a particularly high complexity and you aren't specifically looking for a visually spectacular game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Singularity is revealed to be a very involving game, with some interesting ideas and capable of smoothly bringing us all the way to the end without ever being boring. The only letdown is its bare online multiplayer: we'd have preferred for Raven to focus on extending the single player experience, rather than delivering a too basic multiplayer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A great starting point for the episodic series, with an involving story and deep characters: it will surely please every lover of story-focused games. Our main complaint is about the complete lack of italian localization, expecially seen the game's deep focus on storytelling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    A pleasant surprise, with a very good and varied gameplay and very good graphics. One of the most entertaining games of these last months.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Dead or Alive 5 stays true to its origins, with its signature combat system satisfying both for casual and hardcore gamers. A good fighter, even if it could have dared a little bit more on the improvements side.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Crysis 3 feels like a missed opportunity: it's got awesome visuals and it's great fun to play, but a bad enemy AI, short campaign and a low challenge level keep it from really shining.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Infinity Ward goofs up on the campaign with a dull story and a totally forgettable villain, but they recover on the multiplayer side with some very nice maps, great bots AI, the usual frenzied gameplay and the highly addicting Extinction mode. Overall, though, CoD Ghosts lacks the magnificence and innovation we would have expected from IW's new work after the Modern Warfare trilogy.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 81 Critic Score
    Ken's Rage 2 doesn't diverge from the first game's structure, enriching it with many more playable characters and the new Legend story mode. If you are Hokuto No Ken fans and appreciated the first game, you will love Koei Tecmo's new title.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game manages to maintain all the charm and ironic atmosphere of the original movies, delivering us a very enjoyable game that even who never saw the movies could appreciate. If you're long time fans of the Ghostbusters, you won't be disappointed.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Thanks to the excellent visuals, brilliant characters and a compelling plot, Tales of Vesperia is a sure bet for all Japanese RPG and fantasy anime lovers: the very good combat system will ensure you to never get bored during the about 40 hours needed to end the main story, without counting in the many side-quests. Too bad, for us italian users, that the game wasn't localized at all: a very important blank, seen the great amount of dialogues involved.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Without introducing particularly innovative elements, Swordfish Studios managed to ably mix and leverage already successful and well-known gameplay elements, delivering us a very entertaining dense hip hop style. Suggested to every lover of third person shooters, but mainly to Rap fans, that will find in this game all the traits of the gangsta lifestyle.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Due to some very drastic design choices, Lost Planet 2 is a very peculiar game: Capcom sacrificed a strong story and main character in favour of a more co-op oriented gameplay. If you're the kind of gamer who loved Left 4 Dead, you'll probably love this too: otherwise, if you're looking for a more story-focused action game it'll be a bit of a letdown.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Who played the first game will find in Overlord II the same irreverent and ironic spirit, coupled with greatly improved visuals capable of showing us beautiful, lush and evocative sceneries. On the other hand, we find a not so varied gameplay, in the long run repetitive. The new elements are interesting, but they aren't enough to suggest it to anyone: due to its atypical structure, we suggest to try it before opting to buy.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    DJ Hero revealed to be very entertaining even for people usually not into the DJ and hip-hop scene: we've got a long tracklist full of little gems, with a well projected and solid controller. The downsides are the too few playing modes and some weird freezes when in the songs selection menus. However it's a good start, upon which the developers will be able to build a successful franchise: if you're tired of your plastic guitars and batteries, this will give you a breath of fresh air.