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  • Summary: Monday Night Combat is a class-based, third-person shooter and the most popular lethal sport of the future! It blends intense combat, finishing moves, and gameshow-like challenges and rewards to produce an action experience unlike any other. Why fight for honor or duty when you can fight for the real American dream: cash, fame and endorsements? Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Jan 27, 2011
    91
    Brilliant design; a reward-happy, lighthearted multiplayer fray. One of the finest $15 shooters ever made.
  2. Mar 31, 2011
    90
    Beautiful, bacon-fueled carnage. [Apr 2011, p.62]
  3. Mar 21, 2011
    85
    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]
  4. Jan 31, 2011
    80
    Clever combat mechanics and diverse soldier classes make this third-person shooter addictive and entertaining.
  5. Feb 22, 2011
    80
    A surprisingly competent indie game that can't quite fulfill its ambitions. Time and patches should be kind to it though. [Mar 2011, p.106]
  6. Feb 5, 2011
    80
    Even when we lost matches or got crappy kill/death ratios, we were still having fun, which can't be said for a lot of shooters out there. And for PC players, you may just have the best version of the game. If you're curious at all, don't pass it up.
  7. Feb 25, 2011
    64
    It's a pity that Monday Night Combat is not good enough to serve as an alternative to Team Fortress 2.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    10
    Monday Night Combat is a truly unique game. It is a third-person shooter game where players take on the role of a clone in the gladitorial sport of the future. The objective it to try to destroy the opposing teams "moneyball", which is a round ball full of money. The moneyball hovers in the middle of a teams base and is shielded. There are two teams, and hence two bases on the map, each base spawns bots. Only bots can take down the shield. So, the human players must assist their teams bots to the opposition's base where the bots can destroy the moneyballs shield. However, this is easier said than done, as the other team is also helping their bots toward your base, therefore, you have to use all of your chosen classes abilites to defeat your opponents and ultimately win the game & the fame! Overall this is an awesome addition to the action genre and a must have for everyone.
    Monday Night Combat has a few minor glitches that overall do not hinder gameplay. The reason a lot of people dislike the game is because it has a very steep learning curve and they do not take the time to learn and end up dying repeatedly because they charge the heavy class head on and wonder why they die. That said the classes are for the most part unbalanced but, like i said, if you take the time to learn them, then you can counter anyone playing any class. Hands down the best 3rd person multiplayer shooter available. For $10 its a steal!

    Jester's Rating: 10/10
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  2. Feb 9, 2011
    9
    Great game, would have been nicer if it was 10 buks, but no glitches, bugs or any outbalanced classes. Runs on most computers easily, so, no problem, best played when u have a team of your own, should give a ten, but if it was 10 buks, 10 stars ;P Expand
  3. Jan 27, 2011
    9
    You could not ask any more from a 3rd person DoTA style FPS running on the Unreal engine, it is fast, fun and furfilling when you get a great Grapple kill off on an enemy! The classes are fairly balanced. The maps are a almost replicas of each other with minor differences between each of them. On an upside I have noticed almost no bugs except a couple of Bots here and there catching on corners and impeading their slow progress across the map, but nothing to get worried about! Well worth the $15 Collapse
  4. Dec 26, 2011
    8
    Decent tower defence TPS, fun to play, there are few bugs, could do with more maps though. The commentary gets old fast aswell but still well worth the purchase especially if playing with friends Expand
  5. Apr 21, 2011
    7
    The bastard child of tower defence and Team Fortress 2, and in both regards it hit the mark quite well, decent graphics, good multiplayer modes sadly only lacking a large variety of maps, decent sense of humor though again it gets old quick, overall a decent budget shooter/tower defence hybrid. Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2011
    7
    Well designed and adequately polished to at least warrant it's price tag, but like so many games, full of a wretched, unfriendly, unhelpful and childish community screaming "umadbrah?!?!" Latency is good but guns seem to move pretty sloppily, even when fine tuned DPI-wise. Oh well, if you think TF2 moves too fast and lacks gravity, this is a much slower cousin, though I think we always hoped for something more in the middle. Cuz only 2 classes move quickly. And jump boosters last only a couple seconds so they aren't too useful. Co-op mode is pretty boring, if you can find an unstacked server (i've seen about 2 even matches in roughly 30) the vs mode can be pretty entertaining. Needs some balance patches to remove assassins instant kill button, but really, most games have some OP problems at release, time will tell if they show love for this game and improve it, or if they're done now that they've finally moved this 8 month old xbox game to PC port. Expand
  7. Urh
    May 24, 2011
    2
    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

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