A fun mix of Team Fortress 2 and Defense of the Ancients. The seemingly odd mix works well, and along with the low price and the ease of accessibility, Monday Night Combat is a unique offering on Xbox Live Arcade: a shooter that doesn't loudly claim to be the new challenger to Modern Warfare 2's throne, bur rather is content with being its own thing. If Uber Entertainment keeps on adding content and fine tuning the balancing, this should keep fans of team based shooters happy for a long while.
Official Xbox Magazine UKBurns bright, but won't last long. [Oct 2010, p.110]
X-ONE Magazine UKDon't expect the same longevity from Monday Night Combat as you would a game in a similar vein from Valve or Epic. [Issue#63, p.103]
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings
Aug 11, 2010Despite some issues regarding a somewhat unstable framerate, Monday Night Combat provides you with an endlessly entertaining class-basedDespite some issues regarding a somewhat unstable framerate, Monday Night Combat provides you with an endlessly entertaining class-based shooter/ tower defense game.… Full Review »
Aug 13, 2010This is a very enjoyable and welcome addition to the second "Summer of Arcade". But as with most XBLA games, it has its drawbacks.
Pros:This is a very enjoyable and welcome addition to the second "Summer of Arcade". But as with most XBLA games, it has its drawbacks.
-Blitz mode is a blast to play with friends.
-The different classes are each very fun to play.
-Crossfire mode is unique and an incredibly fun game mode to play.
-Customizable classes add even more depth to the game.
-There is a great emphasis on strategy.
-The controls are excellent.
-Shooting "Bullseye, the Monday Night Combat Mascot" never gets old.
-With only one map and settings that aren't customizable, Blitz can become stale.
-Framerate often drops.
-The games humour sort of falls flat.
-The only things to unlock as you obtain money are Custom Classes and Titles.
-Only a few maps in Crossfire mode.
-Really only two game modes.
In the end, is it worth a purchase? Personally, I say yes. It has its faults, but it is undeniably fun, and even more-so when played with friends. The best advice I can give is to play the 30 minute timed demo, and try to play both Blitz and Crossfire once, and as many classes as possible, and that should be enough to decide if this is for you.… Full Review »
Aug 11, 2010Fun starts in the Crossfire mode with 6 vs 6! Though I did notice some drop in framerates, it was just on occasions when there were loads ofFun starts in the Crossfire mode with 6 vs 6! Though I did notice some drop in framerates, it was just on occasions when there were loads of things happening on the screen.
Online play is smooth and quick.… Full Review »