MondoXbox's Scores

  • Games
For 1,089 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 74% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 76
Highest review score: 100 Halo 4
Lowest review score: 20 Michael Phelps: Push the Limit
Score distribution:
1089 game reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A nice Zelda-like game, with an enjoyable art stile and brilliant music, but lacking in variety and depth.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A funny adventure and pinball mix, with a captivating main character and lots of challenges. It lacks on content though, but its price is low enough to recommend it to the more curious gamers.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A not too inspired Hotline Miami stealt-based clone, but this doesn't keep it from being entertaining both alone and with a friend.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A simple, immediate and gory twin-stick shooter, with lots of content but a bit too repetitive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A nice retro-flavoured platform game, with a challenging campaign and an infinite arcade mode. Too bad for its serious repetitiveness and lack of more varied environments.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Rise & Shine offers a great visual look with lots of cameos and references to the video gaming world, all coupled with a good and challenging action-platform gameplay. The good action phases get hampered by more repetitive and long puzzle moments or by some frustrating trial and error sequences, though. But when it manages to really shine, it can be a great action game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A definitely unusual game for Xbox One: an old-school first person dungeon crawling JRPG, with a dozens hour story and an highly charming art style. It could have done without some questionable design choices like its unstable difficulty and way too long walls of text but everyone looking for a good JRPG on Xbox One won't be disappointed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An interesting porting of pen-and-paper tactical-RPGs to the video game medium, The Living Dungeon offers a long but not too interesting story, while its gameplay can result in some too frustrating moments also due to lack of proper instructions. Its local multiplayer, though, can result in an entertaining experience mainly for lovers of old school p'n'p RPGs.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An original collectathon platformer, with a lunatic premise and fun gameplay, but with a little bit too many rough edges.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    An incremental sequel over the first game, OlliOlli 2: XL Edition doesn't take too many risks reusing the same old formula but with lots of new contents and a new local-only multiplayer mode. If you liked the first game, this won't disappoint.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A frantic and fun top-down arcade racer, with lots of modes and great visuals but with an uninspired art design.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A nice mix of racing and platform gaming with hints of TrackMania and Trials, Jet Car Stunts manages to entertain despite its very simple presentation. At its low price it's definitely worth a try.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A successful mix of Zelda-like and roguelike genres, with lots of surprises to discover and an inspired artistic look.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite some camera and AI problems, Pure Chess can satisfy both experts and chess newbies thanks to a deep tutorial, great graphics and an async online multiplayer mode.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    2Dark is a two-sided experience. On one side we get a thrilling atmosphere and a satisfying and compelling stealth-oriented gameplay, while on the other side we get frustrating kid babysitting missions where anything can go wrong. All in all, however, it's an experience every horror stealth games lover should give a chance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The game fails to marvel the player due to the absence of boss battles, exploration and QTEs, becoming a rather repetitive beat'em'up. Fans will however be pleased in finding inside both the anime series, with exclusive content from Studio Pierrot and a lot of characters to fight with.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Even if not revolutionary or innovative, Toy Soldiers: War Chest represents a decent - but technically disappointing - new chapter for Ubisoft's action/tower defense hybrid.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    A good and valid workout program, suited for some serious home fitness. Don't expect to be trained in MMAs tough, because except for some boxing excercises, you won't find much.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Headlander features some very inventive mechanics, with a satisfying metroidvania structure and a funny story; its fights aren't something to write home about though, and some puzzles are quite inscrutable resulting in a "click anywhere until you find something" routine.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A nice and inventive rhythm/platform game, even if a tad repetitive.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A solid arcade karting game, with an original and catchy point of view on the Formula One circus. Both kids and grown-up F1 fans will find it entertaining and funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 looks like a soulless game: it's an ok flight combat sim, but it lacks a compelling story and missions.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Bedlam manages to revisit with lots of irony some of the most popular games of the past, but it's ridden by technical problems and a little bit too repetitive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A real blast from a past, but it still manages to satisfy even today thanks to an entertaining gameplay and an high modes variety. Too bad for the complete lack of online multiplayer: it would have been a perfect fit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A highly deep, varied and compelling survival game, but after two years in Game Preview this final version still feels like an early access game, with several technical problems and requesting gamers to pay for DLC even if it's now more than three times original price.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Good Portal-like puzzles and a nice sci-fi story make it an entertaining game for lovers of the genre. Too bad it's just single player, as its split screen visual would have been perfect for some local co-op puzzle solving action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A nice "word building" Limbo-like platform game, with great art style and intriguing puzzles, but with imprecise and frustrating platform controls.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An arena shooter heavily influenced by 8 and 16-bit era games like Super Mario Bros., Smash Bros. and Street Fighter. Frenzied and funny, it shines in local multiplayer while the single player campaign proved to be overly short.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine has been a real surprise: its high levels of violence, enjoyable gameplay and good longevity make it overcome the average movie tie-ins crowd. Too bad its buggy and unpolished graphics keep it from reaching a better score.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A good action metroidvania and roguelike mix, with some interesting elements but spoiled by some technical problems and poor design decisions.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A nice Zelda-like, recalling elements of A Link Between Worlds in a colorful adventure. Its weaknesses reside in the excessive backtracking and too repetitive and unimaginative puzzles, but it's still a good buy for lovers of the genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A quite unique puzzle game with entertaining mechanics even if sometimes frustrating. Too bad for the generic and uninspired design.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A nice puzzle game with intriguing color-based mechanics for lovers of Portal-like titles. It would have benefited from more variety and a more original story/environment, but it will surely satisfy the lovers of this genre.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    An entertaining casual word game, with a nice action twist and lots of content.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    Characterized by an 80's look, Hyperdrive Massacre is a hectic and bizarre space car battle party game; with friends - and multiple controllers - at home it becomes very absorbing and thrilling, but otherwise it won't have much use due to lack of online multiplayer support.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A very good action game, with a great combat system an a brilliant set of characters. Unluckily this remaster edition doesn't add enough content to be really compelling to the ones who already played it in the past, so it's mainly recommended to those who skipped it originally.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 73 Critic Score
    A colorful and varied 2D platform game, with Pang-like combat mechanics but a little bit short on longevity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An entertaining and well-thought-out game, adding interesting new elements to the famous Angry Birds formula.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A captivating, yet not much original, twin stick shooter capable of delivering a good experience to lovers of the genre, but its lack of real innovations and variety ends up making it quickly repetitive.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A nice mash-up between Trials and Blood Dragon's 80s parody, but it feels a bit short in content for the price it's sold at.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    LEGO Rock Band made some steps to make music games more accessible to families and children, but it gets lost in the songs list, too small and poor of real pop hits, at least for us Europeans. It's a nice gift for a kid (you'll have to separately buy the instruments, too), but not very interesting for music games hardcore fans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    The Sexy Brutale introduces a very interesting and original concept having us re-live over and over the same day like in a video gaming version of Groundhog Day. The gameplay, though, isn't deep enough and doesn't offer any replay value even if still worthy of being played.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A respectable action game, that manages to entertain from start to finish also thanks to a nice story with a touch of black humour.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Even if Marvel super heroes are very popular, this game revealed to be a very niche one, mainly due to the inexplicable lack of any Italian translation even in the game menus, making it unapproachable by people without a good English understanding.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Zombie Army Trilogy offers us a solid and entertaining gameplay, better suited for co-op play. Too bad for its lack of variety and repetition: it risks boring you pretty quickly after the very first missions.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    LEGO Marvel's Avengers keeps all the aspects of the last titles in the franchise, for better or worse; parents and kids will love playing it together, but a renewal of the series is now long overdue. Especially when titles like LEGO City Undercover and LEGO Dimensions showed us TT Games is capable of doing much more.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    It wasn't easy to stay true to the legacy of an IP like Wolfenstein, but Raven Software managed to do an appreciable work despite some setbacks, like in the case of the lackluster online multiplayer, that concur to lower our final vote. If you're looking for an alternative FPS with a solid plot, some original gameplay mechanics and great atmosphere, this will be a good buy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A fun and engaging game troubled by a lacking technical production, even if Rebellion made a good job trying to overcome it with a great environments design. And in view of its more tactical and stealth approach, we would have liked a less linear and driven levels structure too.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Homefront didn't manage to deliver on its high potential: for a very good plot and solid gameplay, we find an excessive shortness in the single player experience, a lacking multiplayer and an unpolished techical side.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An incredibly frantic roguelike action game, with pleasing graphics and a good humor. Its main downside is a too repetitive combat system, where you'll end up using the same 2-3 combos again and again and again.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    Red Faction Armageddon delivers the usual - and even enhanced - amount of spectacular destruction and physics play, but we found the experience to be more limited than the previous game due to the linear gameplay and the removal of the great competitive multiplayer Guerrilla had. If you're a fan of the previous game, Armageddon will probably disappoint you; otherwise it's a solid third person shooter with a very satisfying destructive soul.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    A mixed bag, with immediate and easy to learn controls but lacking depth and challenge. Even the depiction of great historic players succeeds only in part, with each player behaving too similarly to the others. A good starting game for begninners, but not enough for hardcore fans.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    McDROID mixes tower defense, managerial and third person action elements resulting in an original and game but some design flaws and too many bugs keep it from properly shining.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 71 Critic Score
    Very variegated tracks, many play modes and a good selection of boats make Hydro Thunder a good game, thanks to the online multiplayer too.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A visually compelling game, Pneuma: Breath of Life offers very original puzzles mechanics and an interesting background story, but lacks in length resulting in 2-3 total hours of play.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A completely different game from anything else available on Xbox One, suitable both to managerial game lovers and families with children, thanks to the many play modes available. If you're a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed even if the difficulty is a little bit tuned on the low side.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good "ballistic destruction" game, with functional and well-thought motion controls and overally satisfying gameplay. With better artistic and level/puzzles design could have been a real must-have.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Escapists: The Walking Dead adds some interesting mechanics to the base title, but as a TWD game it's a bit of a letdown due to a very weak storytelling and repetitive gameplay.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Graced by stunning and truly next-genish graphics, Ryse: Son of Rome unluckily stumbles on too-repetitive fights: the combat system itself proved do be quite solid but it lacks variety in enemy types and weapons used. Upon this we find an overly short story balanced by a valid co-op experience. It's undoubtedly a game to try for every Xbox One owner, but one that you could be willing to wait to find at a more appropriate price.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    An immediate and easy pirate themed rogue-lite game, with a nice design but hindered by an excessive repetitiveness.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Fenix Furia is a precise and polished - even if a bit uninspired in design - platform game that will put your skills to the test.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nowhere Studios' game has got as many qualities as defects: the brilliant artistic design and the good environmental puzzles get counter-balanced by lots of bugs and imprecise controls. All in all, it's definitely a game worth trying for Limbo-like games lovers.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A great reinvention of the classic adventure franchise with vivid visuals, a fresh gameplay and brilliant storytelling. Our unique issue was with the complete lack of localization, which makes it more difficult to recommend in our country: that's totally unexpected from a publisher like Activision/Sierra.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good evolution in Cyanide's cycling simulator, with a great team management side but still unsatisfying on the technical level.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Metro 2033 looks like a missed chance: it had all the premises to be a great game, but several flaws heavily undermine it, making it a sometimes frustrating experience.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice game for puzzle-platform games lovers, with a nice time rewind mechanic but a barebones gameplay.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice arcade game with some original gameplay elements, capable of offering a good challenge level but with a quite low longevity due to the not many contents.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A hilarious physics-based game, hindered by some troublesome controls but with some very funny side modes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The Assembly delivers an atmospheric and intriguing first person adventure, but with too many pop-in and texture loading problems and a quite uninspired and inconclusive story.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gunscape sports a good editor to create and share any level we want, but it's held back by a too few available shapes and restrictive rules set. If you've got a creative mind and love classical FPS games, though, this could guarantee hours upon hours of enjoyment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good arcade rally game, but not too different from the previous episode, with too little content and forgettable audio.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Nostalgia is strong in this collection, and some of the games like DuckTales and Darkwing Duck aged pretty well resulting in an entertaining experience yet today. But others aren't as well, and why not putting in the remastered edition for DuckTales?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NBA Live still has a long way to go to gain back all the basket lovers attention, but this surely is a good step in the right direction. Its main strengths are simplicity and ease of use, resulting in a good arcade game for people not wanting an overly complex gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even if still fun when managing mountains of zombies with crazy weapons of all kinds, Dead Rising 4 fails to diversify enough of its gameplay from the previous game, making even a backward step in the variety, graphics and overall charisma departments.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    With several very good arcade games, Capcom Digital Collection is a valid choice for everyone who still haven't bought them via Xbox Live.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good action game with a straight and easy gameplay, suitable for the whole family.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A compelling, complex and well designed puzzle game, but it stumbles in its controls: zooming in and out and panning between different flocks is rather uncomfortable on console controls and will demand some patience from the player.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    ReCore is a two-sided game: the first half shows a very promising game, with great combat and platforming coupled with an inspired design, but all of these efforts get crushed once you reach the latter levels, demanding long and boring grinding and object collection sessions. Had the developers stopped before these sections, it would have been a great game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good party game, mainly thanks to the nice visual stile and the great variety of games: the lack of a true party mode for involving more than two players is disappointing, though.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    One of the weirdest and deranged games seen on Xbox to date; it manages to deliver lots of surprises to the ones willing to explore its crazy, glitchy world.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A frantic but too short and not so original platformer. You could enjoy playing it in co-op with a friend at home, though.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good evolution in the series, managing to pull it out from the stall of the last years also thanks to the new fishing rod controller. We'd have liked an overall more simulative gameplay, where the right choice amongst the many baits and accessories available would have really made the difference in the outcome of a fishing session.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 looks too similar to the first game in the series, except for small improvements in graphics and story structure. If you already played the first Raging Blast, this will look like more of the same, control problems included. But if you're a Dragon Ball fan and never played it in the past, you could easily enjoy it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A controversial title, not fully doing justice to the excellent work MercurySteam put in the first game. It sports a very good combat system but stumbles on boring stealth and platforming sessions, with too many cutscene interruptions. However fans of the series will love playing as Dracula and going deeper in the Belmont family story.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A decent flight combat game, especially if played in sim mode. Unfortunately the very poor graphics manage to hinder what's been achieved with a good story and overall feeling.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    James Bond 007: Blood Stone sports a good gameplay both in the action and racing sections, but its short duration and the unsatisfying story keep it from being a true must have for every Bond fan.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Bloodforge isn't a game for anyone, starting from its gory, desaturated visuals to its highly difficult gameplay. Too bad that some flaws, like a bad saves management and imprecise controls, help to steer it more towards a frustrating experience rather than a challenging and rewarding one.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A visually awesome experience with fascinating landscapes and great animations, but a little bit on the boring side gameplay-wise. More variety in the combat mechanics and some more care on camera and map design would have greatly benefited the game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pleasant game, reminding us of glories of the past but with evident technical limits.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good tie-in for Disney-Pixar's flic, entertaining and well-balanced for kids.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Ubisoft's spin-off trilogy ends with a controversial episode. It keeps the great art style and many of the mechanics from the previous games, but its second half is filled with overly difficult, punishing and frustrating sections, something not every player will have the patience to endure. Its many contents and references to Assassin's Creed lore, however, make it a good buy for fans of the series.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The new Star Wars games shines for its awesome graphics and refined controls, but it's not enough to overcome a boring and short story and very repetitive gameplay.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A Zuma-like tile-matching video game, with an effective gameplay also due to a couple of new ideas. It could have been greatly benefited by a more inspired artistic design.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Despite its good gameplay and the charming art style, Battleborn fails in giving players enough motivation to stay in its arenas once every hero and level has been tried.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Razor’s Edge manages to fix many of NG3's flaws, except the bad plot. Still not amongst the best action games of the last years and absolutely not up to par with the first two games in the series, it's however a pleasant experience for Ryu Hayabusa's fans.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice kart game for kids, with a lot of contents and solid gameplay. A good choice for every Ben 10 fan.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a game to expressly play with your online friends, Evolve will please you with an innovative multiplayer experience. But its pretty generic and forgettable maps and overall lack of edge could tire you and your friends pretty quickly.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Cloudberry Kingdom offers lots of content and some interesting ideas with a potentially infinite longevity, but you should consider it only if you aren't afraid of an overly difficult and punishing game.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Visually and artistically, The Flame in the Flood is one of the most fascinating experiences in recent months, but it sports a rather predictable and unoriginal gameplay. It's basically a classical survival game with crafting and resource management, but everything turns out to be quite boring on the long term, due to an excessive grinding too. Absolutely not a bad game and survival games lovers could appreciate it, but gameplay-wise it could have been more refined.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Many new features, a great longevity and a vast and varied characters roster makes this the best game yet in the Dynasty Warriors franchise.

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