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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.

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Monsters vs. Aliens Screenshot
Monsters vs. Aliens Screenshot
Monsters vs. Aliens Screenshot
Monsters vs. Aliens Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Gaming Age Xbox 360 Apr 07, 2009 B+ 83
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 2009 4 out of 5 80
Impulse Gamer Xbox 360 Apr, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Chronicles Wii Apr 25, 2009 7.2 out of 10 72 Wii Apr 16, 2009 71 out of 100 71 PlayStation 3 Apr 06, 2009 7 out of 10 70
GamingXP Windows May 04, 2009 65 out of 100 65
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 3 Apr 08, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Vortex Wii 2009 55 out of 100 55
GameZone Windows Apr 09, 2009 5.3 out of 10 53


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