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Monsters vs. Aliens

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Monsters vs. Aliens is based on the animated movie of the same name. During the course of the game the player takes control over three characters from the movie which all feature different gameplay elements. Missing Link, a mix between fish and human, has to survive levels which are similar to most licensed games from animated movies: a 3rd person platformer.

The sections with B.o.B., a slime monster, are more puzzle oriented. He can swallow enemies or items and use them to spit on other enemies. These are also used to press switches and as safety procedure when crossing bars - if B.o.B. had nothing solid in him he would just slip through them. With B.o.B. the player also has to solve mazes and shooting sequences. The last character is Gigantika, a 15 meters high woman. She uses trucks as inline skates and has to avoid obstacles by jumping or mastering quick time events (pressing a displayed button in a limited time).

In co-op mode the second player takes the role of a Dr. Cockroach and supports the main player with appropriate actions, e.g. shooting. The player can unlock a lot of bonus material, e.g. concept art, deleted scenes (in this case: levels) or audio commentaries.


Monsters vs. Aliens PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Monsters vs. Aliens PlayStation 2 Menu screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Монстры против пришельцев" -- Russian spelling
  • "Monstres contre Aliens" -- French title

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Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2009 4 out of 5 80
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 2009 4 out of 5 80
GameFocus Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2009 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Apr 16, 2009 71 out of 100 71
Wonderwallweb.com Xbox 360 Apr 12, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Jeux Vidéo Network Xbox 360 May 17, 2009 14 out of 20 70
Kombo.com PlayStation 3 Apr 06, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GamingTrend Wii 2009 69 out of 100 69
spieletipps Windows Mar 31, 2009 68 out of 100 68
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Apr 14, 2009 65 out of 100 65


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