MondoXbox's Scores

  • Games
For 701 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 75% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 21% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.9 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: 38 out of 701
701 game reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Dead Rising 2: Case Zero offers us a great taste of what we'll find in Dead Rising 2, even if it ends up being too short.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 72 Critic Score
    An entertaining and well-thought-out game, adding interesting new elements to the famous Angry Birds formula.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you never played MvC 3 and love fighting games, this is a recommended buy with a larger roster and more balanced gameplay. But if you already own the previous game, the added content isn't enough to justify the expense. The added fighters aren't charismatic enough and the new Galactus mode just feels like a gimmick. Nothing that couldn't be made with a simple DLC.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    NFS Rivals presents some good ideas, with a good enemy AI and bright visuals, but it gets partially ruined by an unstable frame rate and a general sense of repetitiveness in the game structure.
    • 75 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
    • 68 Critic Score
    Except for the new intro anime sequence, there's nothing particularly interesting in ZoE HD Collection if you already played the games on PS2. If you never played them instead, it's surely a solid game with good controls and a nice anime feeling, but it didn't age quite well.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A pleasant game, reminding us of glories of the past but with evident technical limits.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A very singular game, coupling a good multiplayer with a forgettable and short single player campaign and, especially, a disappointing technical production if compared to Platinum Games standards. Thanks to its budget price and uniqueness could however be worth a buy if you’re looking for a different and furious brawler to pass some time with.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A surprisingly well done and fun game, which would have better benefited from a full story mode and online play.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A game with too many flaws and few qualities. We liked the new split-screen career co-op, but shoddy graphics, bad crashes management and poor enemy AI keep it from being a real alternative for bike racing enthusiasts.
    • 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
    • 68 Critic Score
    Ascaron aimed more at the game vastness rather than its quality, and who's expecting a good successor to the first Sacred will be disappointed. The scale and variety of the explorable locations will keep you busy for many hours, but the mediocre graphics quality, many bugs and overall unpolished nature nullify the developers efforts. But if you're looking for some co-op fantasy action with a friend at home, you could give this game a chance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Shank is too short and easy for a 1200 points Arcade. It sports very nice graphics and an immediate gameplay, but after a couple of levels it rapidly wears out becoming quite boring even with its offline co-op.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The game is visually nice like all the previous LEGO titles, but we didn't like the removal of some important scenes in Indiana Jones saga and the by now stale gameplay.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Even if maintaining many of World Tour features, thus being surely an entertaining title per se, Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits seems a game we could do without, especially given the very short time - a month - from the GH: Metallica release. For the people who already owns GH: World Tour, it would have been surely better to get these songs as DLCs rather than paying 59 Euros for a compilation that will hardly 100% satisfy anyone; if you're instead approaching the series for the first time, we suggest to buy Guitar Hero: World Tour so that you'll be able to enjoy the vast downloadable songs library too.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A good compromise between modern survival-horror trends and the genre's classical elements, with consequent pros and cons. We mainly recommend it to Silent Hill fans, but it's also enjoyable as a stand-alone good psycho-thriller story, granted that you are willing to close an eye on the visual aspect and the tricky shooting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Virtua Tennis 4 fails to give enough reasons to keep playing it for a long time, due to its unrewarding and quite dull gameplay, including the not very successful Kinect integration.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    An insane and wildly entertaining game, something untouched by the alleged japanese developers creative crisis; too bad its short longevity and low challenge level concur to drag the overall rating down, but it deserves to be tried.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game full of interesting ideas, but blandly developed. Its only strengths lie in the brilliant environments and good enemy/boss design, but all of this gets obscured by a tedious combat system and climbing sections, while the Memory Remix and Remembrane parts ended up being overly scripted and not really satisfying. Shortness is also a problem.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Magna Carta II revealed to be a good J-RPG, especially thanks to the excellent combat system: pleasant, deep and never frustrating. Unfortunately a mediocre overall realization and quite boring dialogues pulled down our evaluation of the game. If you're used of this kind of games, you could be surprised by it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Penalized by a too arcadey approach, a non-existent physics simulation and other flaws, this game looks like a flop for Capcom, unable to revive the MotoGP franchise.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    This last re-edition of the game adds too few changes to be considered by who already owned the Ultimate edition on Xbox 360. If you never played it, you'll get a very enjoyable fighter but with a bit too many online problems.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A direct and technically good HD remaster of the 2003 game, from which it inherits the great sense of humour and longevity, but also flaws like the troublesome camera and controls, together with low quality sound. If you discovered Rayman only with the Origins game and want more of it, it's a suggested buy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The new title from TT Games lacks some of the magic of previous LEGO Games, with the movie’s charisma getting somewhat diluted in the video game translation. We also didn’t like the game lacking any voices localization to Italian, while other European languages like french, German and spanish are fully represented: this makes it much less accessible to young players.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An entertaining game thanks to a solid combat system and good co-op support: but if you're looking for good graphics and an interesting story, don't look this way.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Brink is a shooter suited exclusively for lovers of team-based online play; it's got a solid gameplay and good class differentiation, but it lacks a proper involving single player campaign, reduced to a mere sequence of botfights in the same few multiplayer arenas.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Not a game for everyone, which bets all in pure destructive action and online co-op, sacrificing graphics and story.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    Need for Speed: The Run fails where it was supposed to be stronger: its story mode is embarrassingly short, with gameplay problems like the automatic resets each time you even slightly go off-course, and with a dull and badly developed plot. What's left is a frantic and spectacular arcade racer with a solid online multiplayer, but lacking enough variety and content.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A nice game, for a very young public but that sometimes will even please the nostalics of old 2D platform games. Surely suitable for kids and families willing to relive the movie adventures with Sid and friends.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A fair co-op shooter, full of funny moments but not standing out in any particular area. Only for side scrolling shooters uber-aficionados.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Doom 3 still manages to give us some great emotions, but it didn't age too well and the always present flashlight just worsens the general feeling.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    It's got the great Tony Hawk's classic gameplay and good online support, but with too little in the way of content and no local multiplayer it's a half-successful revival.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    An average title suited only to hardcore TBEP fans, lacking enough variety and features to please the broader dancing games lovers crowd too.
    • 65 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
    Afro Samurai shines on one side for its great artistic value, with some of the best cel-shaded graphics seen to date and great music and dubbing, but on the other side we find very boring gameplay, unable to provide us a good challenge level. The game will be mainly appreciated by the fans of the original manga/anime, while all the others will also have problems to follow the story, due to an inconsistent storytelling.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Gat out of Hell lack the deep humor that characterized Saints Row IV, and its almost non-existent story make it more a collection of random missions than a proper story epilogue. It's still enjoyable thanks to the new powers and a solid gameplay, but it remains far from the original game's quality.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good tie-in for Disney-Pixar's flic, entertaining and well-balanced for kids.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    A pleasant and relaxing adventure, capable of combining different genres like rythm and platform games. If it wasn't for the repetitiveness of settings and situations, it could have achieved a higher score.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    An overly simplified game, suited for children and casual gamers looking for a few hours of diversion between Hogwarts walls. The lackluster storytelling makes it more suitable for people already knowing the complete story, and it misses on giving the player any kind of challenge: it's basically comprised of the same three mini-games repeated over and over through the five hours needed to complete it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    An underwhelming RPG with a shoddy story and poor techincal side. There's much better around.
    • 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.
    • 64 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
    • 55 Critic Score
    Slightly better than its quadriennial predecessors, London 2012 suffers from an highly unbalanced difficulty, short longevity and the absence of real-world athletes. Mostly enjoyable in multiplayer.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Magic 2015: Duels of the Planeswalkers finally adds a deck editor, but cuts away many previous game modes resulting in a quite poor offering compared with the older games in the series. We didn't like the too-invasive microtransactions model, too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A nice take on the usual RPG formula, with a great story and good graphics even if the the gameplay and combat system fail to fully persuade.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Alpha Protocol is the best example as many good ideas can't save a game with a mediocre gameplay and technical side. Obsidian made some good things with the dialogue system, but the shabby visuals, a bad aiming system and a ridiculous AI can let down even the more passionate spy stories and RPGs fan.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    DarkStar One fails in every aspect, even if we have to acknowledge it the merit of having introduced some potentially interesting mechanics.
    • 63 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.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    A peculiar and highly niche experience, which explores a new way of storytelling in video games at the expense of a more "playful" interaction. More novel than game, its story can be really touching but an almost irritating exploration slowness and several technical problems keep it from reaching its full potential.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    This game offers nothing new, but it succeeds in blending together different genders, offering a pleasant package for younger players, whom will find it very easy to learn. It's isn't clearly aimed to the hardcore gamer who won't find anything particularly interesting in it.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    MX vs ATV: Alive fails in bringing on the series solid legacy, mainly due to some technical problems and its contents scarcity. Even for a budget priced game, it contains too few tracks forcing the player to repeating always the same ones or buying others via DLCs. Other games like Nail'd, Pure or the previous title in the series, MX vs ATV Reflex, offer a more entertaining and comprehensive package.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    Angry Birds Trilogy keeps intact all the original games' qualities, but it belongs to in pockets much more than your living room. And the price feels too high, especially when all three games are available elsewhere for free or at much lower prices.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    Shiftlings sports some nice puzzle mechanics, but it gets old very quickly resulting in the reiterated proposition of the same kinds of puzzles arranged in different and uninspired levels. It gets better, however, when played in co-op with a friend.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Wanted: Weapons of Fate combines interesting gameplay ideas with an highly cinematic style, creating an enjoyable experience even if a little repetitive. Unfortunately, its merits get overshadowed by its four hours longevity, more adequate to a Live Arcade game than to a full price retail game.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Despite the evident technical limits, this was an entertaining game with an interesting mix of first person view and point-and-click gameplay. If you're missing the old graphical adventures you could evaluate buying it, maybe at budget price.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Divinity II: Ego Draconis left us with a bitter taste: while being a quite good PC game, the console porting leaves much to desire. The charm of being able to transform into a dragon and the nice plot aren't enough to save the game, undermined by a shoddy technical side and a frustrating gameplay.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Heroes Over Europe is playable without ever becoming too boring or repetitive, but some defects undermine its gameplay and the challenge level that people desires from this kind of games. If you aren't looking for an overly simulative experience, you could consider at least renting it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A good action game with a straight and easy gameplay, suitable for the whole family.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A decent transition game for Bandai Namco's series, with a great character roster and interesting original scenes made by Studio Pierrot. But it still feels like a more of the same, lacking a real Revolution.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A good fan service title, with several improvements over the previous game in terms of gameplay variety.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 57 Critic Score
    A mixed bag, with some unforgettable classics but many uninteresting or badly aged ones too, and without any extras to make the package more interesting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A plain porting from PC which doesn't contain enough substance to justify the admission ticket, quickly ending up on the boring side of the spectrum.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Hunted: The Demon's Forge doesn't excel in anything in particular and is hindered by noticeabel graphical and AI problems, but it manages to offer a fair amount of fun if played in co-op. We expected much more, but if you like fantasy games you could be willing to give it a chance.