Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia

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Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia
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Developer(s)Artificial Studios
Immersion Games
Publisher(s)SouthPeak Games
EngineUnreal Engine 3
Platform(s)Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Release
  • NA: June 12, 2007
  • EU: June 22, 2007
  • AU: June 28, 2007
Genre(s)Shoot 'em up
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia is a video game for the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows, developed by Artificial Studios and Immersion Games. Players are able to combine objects found around the town to create bigger and better weapons with which to destroy the monster menace. The game includes five environments and hundreds of enemies. Four-player cooperative play is available as well.

Gameplay[edit]

Players control one of four playable characters and attempt to escape the monster-infested locale, defeating various forms of zombies and other monsters and boss creatures in order to progress through the game. There are five chapters in Monster Madness: Suburban Nightmare, Shopping Maul, High School Hell, Cemetery Scary, and Evil Castle. Each chapter contains 3 to 5 stages.

Each character is armed with unique weapons and special moves. Each stage contains one secret character-specific melee weapon for all four characters.

While there are a large number of melee weapons in the world, the main focus will be on the character's signature melee weapon and the various constructible and upgradable guns. Each character has a class of melee weapons that they feel most comfortable with. By using their favored weapon, they gain access to a powerful special attack once their power bar is charged to the max by killing enemies. In addition to the melee weapons, there are also 15 different guns that will be built using 25 different types of weapon parts scattered and hidden in each level. Each gun also has 3 different levels of upgrades which not only makes the gun more powerful, but can change the way it operates as well. For example, nailgun level 1 has players wielding two semi-automatic nailguns, while nailgun 3 has an extended clip and is fully automatic.

There are also features such as online play with up to 16 players on Xbox Live, and costumes for all players that can be unlocked during or after the game is complete.

Another iteration of this game entitled Monster Madness: Grave Danger for the PlayStation 3 includes major improvements on the game such as reworked cameras, a new tight control scheme, and full online Co-op accessibility for the Adventure mode, as well as 25 all-new Challenge modes.[1]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCXbox 360
Edge5/10[2]5/10[2]
EGMN/A4.17/10[3]
EurogamerN/A5/10[4]
Game InformerN/A7.5/10[5]
GameSpot5.1/10[6]5/10[7]
GameZone5/10[8]5/10[9]
IGNN/A4.8/10[10]
OXM (US)N/A4/10[11]
PC Gamer (US)42%[12]N/A
X-PlayN/A3/5 stars[13]
Aggregate score
Metacritic59/100[14]55/100[15]

The game received "mixed" reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[14][15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Callaham, John (February 5, 2008). "Monster Madness Ex Now Called Monster Madness: Grave Danger". Firing Squad. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Edge staff (September 2007). "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia". Edge. No. 179. p. 93.
  3. ^ EGM staff (June 2007). "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia (X360)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 216. p. 89.
  4. ^ Parkin, Simon (June 25, 2007). "Monster Madness [Battle for Suburbia] (Xbox 360)". Eurogamer. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Reiner, Andrew (June 2007). "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia (X360)". Game Informer. No. 170. p. 114. Archived from the original on June 16, 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  6. ^ Navarro, Alex (June 13, 2007). "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  7. ^ Navarro, Alex (June 13, 2007). "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia Review (X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  8. ^ Code Cowboy (August 12, 2007). "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 3, 2008. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  9. ^ Sandoval, Angelina (July 8, 2007). "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on June 19, 2008. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  10. ^ Clayman, David (June 19, 2007). "Monster Madness [Battle for Suburbia] Review (X360)". IGN. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  11. ^ "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia". Official Xbox Magazine. June 2007. p. 74.
  12. ^ "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia". PC Gamer. October 2007. p. 57.
  13. ^ D'Aprile, Jason (May 20, 2007). "Monster Madness [Battle for Suburbia] (X360)". X-Play. Archived from the original on November 22, 2008. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  15. ^ a b "Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 25, 2017.

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