MondoXbox's Scores

  • Games
For 781 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 Grand Theft Auto V
Lowest review score: 20 Michael Phelps: Push the Limit
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 40 out of 781
781 game reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    A very ambitious space simulator, with lots of contents to discover and unlock. Too bad for its messy menus and poor design choices, hurting its managerial aspects and leaving the very straightforward combat sections as the best part of the game.
    • 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.