Critic & User Reviews
Finally a real good game for kids on the 360.
posted by JoeVegas (LAS VEGAS, NV) Apr 27, 2009
Member since Nov 2007
6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
My kid is 4 and he plays my 360, but all he knows how to do is pull the trigger, so the controls are to complex for him but if he was a few years older it would be great for him, it's a clean game with a good story (so far), great graphics which make it look like you're watched the animated movie, and the controls are great.
I would give it a 10 if I had played more that 40 minutes and I might just do that once I finish the game.
All for the Kids
posted by TellNoL437 (ORLANDO, FL) Apr 26, 2009
Member since Apr 2009
2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I give it a 8 out of 10 for it is great for the kids. 2 out of 10 for adults.
Decent romp through movie themed settings
posted by IIDecayII (CEDAR PARK, TX) Apr 8, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
1 out of 5 gamers (20%) found this review helpful
Very Entertaining but repetitive
posted by dfloss721 (GRAYSLAKE, IL) May 10, 2010
Member since Jun 2007
You play through 4 chapters, each chapter having maybe 8-10 missions. Some will take only a few minutes to beat, others are longer and will take maybe 20mins to beat. There are little collectibles along the way, coins, power-ups, but not much else and no upgrading moves or weapons.
It's very easy as well, almost any kid should be able to beat this game in under 15 hours. It took me only 6 hours, and it was easy to unlock almost 1000G in a single play through the campaign.
This is a great rent, since you can also play co-op offline, with a buddy. So if you want a break from your kid and his annoying friend at your house, put them in this game and they'll be glued to the tv for hours.
The only bad thing (in my opinion) was the cut scenes every few minutes I thought. Some of which had 3 in a row that you had to load. You can skip them all, which I would highly recommend, but the loading time was annoying. Other than that this game is pretty solid and was fun.
The Movie was Better
posted by kjoyner420 (WINDSOR, PA) Dec 21, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
and the Co-op was pitiful. You play Dr. Cockroach, which is in fact a small little triangle shaped cursor that confuses the other player more than help..and in all actuality you don't even really need a second player to play through the game!
Honestly folks, choose another game if your kids (or yourself) really liked the movie, because the game just ruins it.
Good Kid's Game, Not For Adults.
posted by Skittlz (PASCO, WA) Sep 23, 2009
Member since Nov 2006
posted by sandra2466 (MANGUM, OK) Sep 23, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
monsters vs aliens for the xbox 360
posted by juggynaut (LOWELL, MA) Sep 22, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
Cute game, poor menu system
posted by Bilestoad (HUMBLE, TX) Sep 13, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
What made me lower the score was that the main menu's behavior is simply inexcusable in a modern title. Regardless if you've started up a game or not, the game defaults to "New Game". If you happen to click on new game, it is VERY easy to accident overwrite an existing saved game. I was about 80% through the game and this happened to me. There was no "Are you sure you want to save over this slot" type message. So with one bad selection, I wiped out my saved state and was stuck starting over from the beginning. Or, in my case, just returning the game and not finishing it.
Especially when the game is marketed towards a younger audience, that sort of shoddy menu system is mind boggling.
My recommendation would be to make sure you save your primary game in a lower slot, so you don't accidently overwrite it.
Very poor design in this day and age.
If the menu system was better designed, the actual game was cute and fun. My 6 month of daughter enjoyed watching me play it too.
posted by EmbryonicG (BRONX, NY) Aug 25, 2009
Member since Oct 2007
posted by Cuddles (HAMLIN, NY) Aug 20, 2009
Member since Jan 2008
It does have some flaws and some of the monster missions seem a bit unbalanced ( some very easy and others quite annoying). But all in all- it is a fun game. The graphics are very well done. The monsters are full of humor and "character."
The game has a pretty decent storyline- based on a movie after all.
The game is pretty short, it took me about 9 hours or so to complete everything. But it was fun.
For those who love achievements- most are pretty easy to get just during the normal gameplay.
In my opinion- The game is definitely worth a rental.
posted by Xakxiii (LEESBURG, VA) Jul 13, 2009
Member since May 2007
Great kids (7 - 11 yrs.) game
posted by Rollick27 (GARDNER, KS) Jun 23, 2009
Member since Jun 2009
My Kids Love it
posted by RedgeHammr (PENSACOLA, FL) Jun 9, 2009
Member since Feb 2008
Great game for kids
posted by kidstrider (HARVARD, IL) Apr 30, 2009
Member since Aug 2008
So if you looking for something for the little one to play that doesn't poor the older ones this is a great one.