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 Michael Phelps: Push the Limit
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 36 out of 593
593 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Gaijin Entertainment showed hou a very realistic game can be brought on console without the need of mapping the controls on a whole keyboard. The Sim mode is very challenging and entertaining, but the Arcade and Realistic modes allow everyone to enjoy the game without having to master all the aerodynamics laws. Our main complaint is about the missions variety, that start looking a little bit too repetitive at the middle of the game progression.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tropico 3 is a deep, complex and though game, packaged in a very good technical realization and catchy music. Missions are much varied and never boring, but they get sometimes ruined by the complex and unclear menus. If you like managerial games, this is surely a suggested game.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Risen manages to be, especially thanks to its gameplay and story, an involving and exciting RPG guaranteeing may hours of entertainment. Suggested to all the fans of classic RPGs, while all the others should prepare for some hours of difficulties and frustration before seeing it shine.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Immediate, entertaining and fulfilling even for the most exacting players, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is a very good alternative to Mario Kart on non-Nintendo consoles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is a good and entertaining Arcade game, especially if played in local co-op. Too bad the game doesn't support (yet, at least) online co-op too.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Uber Entertainment did a good job on creating Monday Night Combat, wisely mixing many of the best elements of online multiplayer shooters and adding a strong co-op component. It's an entertaining and energetic game, and it'll be able to conquer every shooter fan.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very satisfying gameplay ad an excellent technical realization make of Spider-Man: Dimensions the best Spidey game to date.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Comic Jumper is an excellent Live Arcade title, hard and with an high challenge level but very satisfying too.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    WWE Smackdown! vs RAW 2011 builds on the already solid series by adding many news features and extremely deepening the customization possibilities.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good party game, very funny to play with friends at home or over Xbox Live.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good console version of the famous EA game, with a satisfying control system and nice console exclusive additions.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great game for every Hokuto no Ken fan, mixing a classical beat'em'up gameplay to the typical Dynasty Warriors mechanics.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very distinct FPS, meant for living a realistic co-op war experience in open environments. It isn't perfect however, mainly in single player due to the lacking allied AI.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A game with a very strong personality and two great main characters, reminiscent of some Rodriguez movies. It sports a solid and varied gameplay, but it could have been much better if it was tweaked to deliver more tension and fear to the player; moreover, eight hours for a playthrough without any incentives to replayability aren't enough. Notwithstanding, it remains a very good game for action-horror lovers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dungeon Siege III revealed to be a good action-RPG with a satisfying combat system, an enjoyable co-op mode, good graphics and great sound. Too bad for the undelwhelming plot.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The shift mechanic proved to be unexpectedly good providing lots of destructive fun on the streets of San Francisco, even in the dedicated multiplayer modes. Too bad for a forgettable story: the very good CGI cut-scenes deserved a better canvas to be painted on. It's however a solid and entertaining game, a very good starting point for Ubisoft to build upon.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A very good and solid game, capable of perfectly blending its action and RPG souls and with good visuals and level design. Our major complaint is about it trying to get more of our money than other standard XBLA games, with an insidious pricing model and in-game currency packs: this could create some confusion in the players.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Gunstringer is a very enjoyable game, fresh and fulfilling in every aspect. Definitely one of the best non party/fitness/dance games for Kinect, with great motion recognition and a smart co-op mode. Too bad for its shortness, which detracts from the overall value of the game, but it's however a suggested buy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An entertaining game with a good gameplay balanced between shooter and hack'n'slash mechanics; it only lacks on the variety side, but it will undoubtedly please every Games Workshop fan.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A dream come true for the kids of the Ben 10 generation, which will be able to transform themselves into poweful super heroes. The game sports a good and satisfying control system and accurate Kinect recognition, but with a too short single player experience. Best if played with friends.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great toys idea and, quite surprisingly, a solid and entertaining game, with very nice characters and level design. A good gift for kids.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good Live Arcade game and an original take on the tower defense genre, with good variety and an entertaining gameplay, especially if played with friends.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good Sonic game, enteraining and fresh, with great 2D levels and a not so great 3D ones. Suggested to every fan of SEGA's hedgehog.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good remake, recommended to nostalgic players or the ones who could never play Rare's game, but we feel the price is a tad too high for a game of this kind.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A good game, but it feels like a step backwards from the first game in the series: it's lost some of the depth and innovation we were used to, delivering us a more classical and straightforward experience. It sports, however, a good story, even if quite short, and insipred visuals: it deservers to be played.