Conclusion: Overall Monster Madness is a solid entry into a genre that has so far not seen a lot of life on Xbox 360. It's the type of game that is fun in bursts if you’re playing by your self, but is really designed to be played with friends. If you are looking for a good co-op game to play with friends then it's definitely worth checking out. If your one of those people looking for the next action title to hold you over to Halo 3 comes out then you should probably skip this one.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Monster Madness should be a great fun game, if a little simplistic. Sadly, SouthPeak have scored a few own goals with difficulty, power-ups and a lack of online co-op. Monster Madness is more parts frustration than fun, but worth a shot if you have a group of friends who really can't get enough Zombie mashing action.
Summary: Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia really wishes it was born in the '80s. It's got its heart in the right place, aiming to capture the kitschy vibe of such zombie-murdering classics as Zombies Ate My Neighbors and creating a gameplay design that feels like a 3D mash-up of Gauntlet or Ikari Warriors.
Pros: A lengthy campaign with four-player cooperative play, lots of weapon and vehicle variety, online multiplayer has its moments
Cons: Combat controls are sluggish and imprecise, clumsy jumping and dodging mechanics, campaign can't be played in co-op online, graphics and audio are unremarkable, camera nearly wrecks cooperative play
Conclusion: While it was never going to be a contender for Game of the Year, Monster Madness has failed to deliver in nearly every sense. It could have been worse, but by the same token it could have been a whole lot better.
Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia Xbox 360 Review
23 July 2007
Excerpt: After a quick search around the other corners of the Internet it is clear to see that Monster Madness is not being too kindly received. Personally, I don’t feel it is that bad of a game as it is, at times, fun to play – which is a trait all game strive to have. Unfortunately, the game’s biggest problems is that it is being sold at an RRP of £39.99, and that price in no way matches up to the amount of fun you can have with the game, even if you get a full set of four...
Conclusion: I really like Monster Madness . With that out in the open you can either bear with me or turn tail because there are a lot of people who don't. In fact, if you go by the review average, most people absolutely hate it. Make no mistake, the game is flawed and there are some glaring issues but, in the end, personality and charm is a winning formula.
Excerpt: Idéen bag Monster Madness lyder umiddelbart meget interessant: fire spillere, der hver styrer en teenager, skal arbejde sammen om at slippe levende ud af en zombie-inficeret by og hvis alt går vel redde verden fra en grum og led B-films-skæbne. Desværre viser det sig, at der var langt fra idé til handling med Monster Madness.