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Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 46 out of 61
  2. Negative: 8 out of 61

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  1. Urh
    May 24, 2011
    I'm starting to wonder if the game I'm playing, titled "Monday Night Combat" is the same one that other reviewers are playing. The only thing remotely positive I can say about this game is that it tried to be original by including a DoTA-style feature of incorporating wave after wave of utterly useless AI units (with the occasional mega unit thrown in to spice things up a bit). Unfortunately, this feature adds next to nothing to gameplay to a game which is otherwise utterly devoid of originality, balance, variety, humour, depth, or complexity (the last two should come as no surprise for something which is a port of an XBLA game, though). I openly scoff at those who dare put this game in the same league as Team Fortress 2. Expand
  2. Feb 3, 2011
    First impression was that this game was pretty fun. A few hours of play revealed heavy imbalances in the gameplay, and several game breaking glitches. One in particular keeps reoccuring: if you push just the right combination of buttons at just the right time, you cannot spawn until you leave the server. The announcer's attitude is quirky and fun at first, but that gets old incredibly fast. I do not need to be told to upgrade my skills once a minute, especially when I'm saving money for turrets, etc. You cannot disable the announcer, so the only option is to mute all voices, which takes a lot away from what little the game has to offer. This game fills a unique niche, being a of combination of TF2 and DOTA. It feels like it really could have been good, but between the balance issues, glitches, and overly obnoxious announcer, this just isn't worth the price of admission, or the infuration that goes with it. All of these issues can be fixed with patches, and maybe they will be. Until then, I will not be playing any more. If given a choice, go with TF2 (i.e. The Orange Box) instead. More content, fantastic balance and 3.25 years worth of support. I hope that someday I'll be saying the same about MNC as I am about TF2, and it is possible with some (relatively) minor game changes. I really want to enjoy this game, but just can't as it is. Expand

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 80
    Excellent, lightweight and easily accessible action entertainment combines the best of Tower Defense and Team Fortress. Modes and maps are scarce, but you should not miss it. [Mar 2011]
  2. Mar 31, 2011
    Beautiful, bacon-fueled carnage. [Apr 2011, p.62]
  3. Mar 21, 2011
    If you've ever dreamed of experiencing Team Fortress 2, DoTA and Left 4 Dead in one game, here's your best chance. [Mar 2011, p.104]