Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal

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Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal
Monster4x4.png
PS2 cover art
Developer(s) Ubisoft Barcelona, Inland Productions
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • NA November 25, 2003
GameCube
  • NA December 10, 2003
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal is a racing video game released in 2003 by Ubisoft. It is licensed by and loosely based on the USHRA Monster Jam series and features many real-life monster trucks, including Grave Digger and Maximum Destruction. Although it is an unofficial sequel to Monster Jam: Maximum Destruction, it forgoes the vehicular combat of the predecessor to focus on arcade-style racing and exaggerated freestyle.

Trucks[edit]

Goal[edit]

The player's goal is to win as many races in stadiums and off-roads as possible. The player can race in New York, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Kansas, South California, North California, Nevada, and Las Vegas. As long as the player has the most points in the end of the season, the player is the Monster Jam World Finals Racing Champion.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS2) 48.71%[1]
(GC) 46.15%[2]
Metacritic (GC) 49/100[3]
(PS2) 48/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
Electronic Gaming Monthly 5/10[5]
Game Informer 6.5/10[6][7]
GameSpot 5/10[8][9]
GameZone (PS2) 6.5/10[10]
(GC) 6/10[11]
IGN 3.8/10[12][13]
Nintendo Power 3.1/5[14]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2.5/5 stars[15]
X-Play 2/5 stars[16]

The game was met with very mixed to negative reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 48.71% and 48 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version,[1][4] and 46.15% and 49 out of 100 for the GameCube version.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ EGM staff (February 2004). "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal". Electronic Gaming Monthly (176): 110. Archived from the original on May 31, 2004. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ Helgeson, Matt (February 2004). "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal (PS2)". Game Informer (130): 103. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ Juba, Joe (February 2004). "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal (GC)". Game Informer (130): 105. Archived from the original on May 28, 2007. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (December 19, 2003). "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (December 19, 2003). "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  10. ^ Lafferty, Michael (December 17, 2003). "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on May 5, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ Tha Wiz (December 26, 2003). "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ Lewis, Ed (November 24, 2003). "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ Lewis, Ed (December 15, 2003). "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved November 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal". Nintendo Power 177: 150. February 2004. 
  15. ^ "Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 104. February 2004. 
  16. ^ D'Aprile, Jason (January 14, 2004). "'Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal' (PS2) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on February 20, 2004. Retrieved November 23, 2014. 

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