Monster Jam isn't a preserve that monsters enjoy or a group of monsters that play heavy metal. No, this game is about Monster Truck Racing. This is the first game in a while where I'm encouraged to drive through objects, run over cars and destroy small structures. At first, it was fun to see things get demolished and the increase in boost helps. The controls are okay (remember, Monster Trucks aren't supposed to turn on a dime.) It wasn't long before I got used to making turns in these trucks. But the graphics and presentation are this game's biggest falters. The scroll down menus are lacking pizazz, as well as the end game place listing. After a few races, smashing things got dull because there were a small number of objects to destroy, they look only okay, and they all fell apart the same way. To make matters worse, the game hits me with many, many loading screens despite said mediocre graphics. The game has some stadium events, but I didn't like any of those. Freestyle was a miss because the average graphics. The other events were too short for me to really enjoy. Monster Jam is an average racer.
The game is just painful to play. I had such high hopes, was let down. I played this game for about 25 minutes and that was 24 minutes to much. The graphics are just ok, the game play is rediculous, controls are cheesy, pressing the 2 button for gas and the 1 button for brakes and reverse should have used twisting for throttle and reverse. buttons are way too sensitive all or nothing mentality. Dont waste your time on this one.