• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jul 18, 2006
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  • Summary: Do you have what it takes to save the neighborhood? The Monster House allows players to experience key moments of the movie as they uncover the mysteries of the house in order to save their neighborhood. Players also take on unique adventures that were inspired by the film. With threeDo you have what it takes to save the neighborhood? The Monster House allows players to experience key moments of the movie as they uncover the mysteries of the house in order to save their neighborhood. Players also take on unique adventures that were inspired by the film. With three playable characters, fans of the film enjoy seeing the movie come to life in their living rooms. Explore a living, breathing house full of traps and mystery. Use water blasters to battle creatures created from a combination of different household objects. Spooky surprises and unexpected random events keep players constantly on their guard. Play "Thou art dead", the 2D arcade game that appears in the movie. [THQ] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 5 out of 27
  1. Again, like 'Resident Evil', 'Monster House' is not all about eviscerating hair-raising beasties. There are puzzles throughout the levels too but most are of the find-and-place-an-object-here or push-this-crate-there variety.
  2. There's room for improvement — it would have been cool to give players the option of playing as all three kids at the same time — but Monster House is a pretty solid effort that even packs in a playable version of the satirically-primitive "Thou Art Dead Dead" arcade game that appears in the movie. Now that's what we call a full house.
  3. AceGamez
    70
    Like many movie games, it lacks the shiny coat of polish that major game productions bring to the table, but for its intended audience, Monster House rises above much of its competition to deliver a fun game that is faithful in every way to its license.
  4. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    An upbeat adventure that, while simple, throws up enough laughs and chlid-friendly horror thrills to entertain its inteded early teens audience. [Oct 2006, p.105]
  5. PSM3 Magazine UK
    52
    Initially it's OK, but as the variety of ghouls dries up and the camera becomes more of an issue Monster House slides into the type of mediocrity that games publishers believe that young kids deserve. [Oct 2006, p.87]
  6. One of the good things about the game is that it targets both boys and girls with its characters from the film -- and let's face it - you don't see too many fat kids getting leading roles in films animated or otherwise.
  7. I could mention other issues; like the fact that the whole game barely takes 3 hours to complete, the inclusion of a lame 2-D bonus game, or the lack of any sort of multiplayer features; but to complain any further would just be beating a very dead horse.

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  1. Jun 8, 2013
    0
    Boring and not funny nor entertaining, it is just a big waste of time with boring game play and mediocre visuals that won't interest you at all!