Monsters vs Aliens review

  • Surprisingly not awful
  • Variety of character abilities
  • Decent God of War copying
  • Won't win prizes for originality
  • Many of the levels are a bit samey
  • Doesn't look spectacular

Another summer, another animated movie, another game tie-in. There’s nothing surprising about Monsters vs Aliens apart from the fact that it’s not completely awful. The gameplay is divided between three monsters, each with their own distinctive abilities and levels. For instance, Ginormica, the giant woman voiced by Reese Witherspoon in the movie, skates along highways using cars as roller skates, while blue blob B.O.B. solves puzzles by swallowing guards and crates.

Best of all is the Missing Link, whose later stages borrow from God of War, combining platforming, combat and enjoyable quick-time events. It won’t win prizes for originality and many of the levels are a bit samey but as tie-ins go, this is far from monstrous.

Apr 27, 2009

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Release date: Mar 24 2009 - PC, PS2, Wii, DS, Xbox 360, PS3 (US)
Mar 27 2009 - PC, PS2, Wii, DS, Xbox 360, PS3 (UK)
Available Platforms: PC, PS2, Wii, DS, Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: Action
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Amaze Entertainment, Beenox
ESRB Rating:
Everyone 10+: Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief
PEGI Rating:

1 comment

  • Backfire001 - April 29, 2009 2:46 a.m.

    How is it every game has god of war copying? "Hello Kitty:DAH GAME Review-Seems like a god of war clone...." Is that whats going to happen?

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