It can be too easy to write something off merely as a combination of popular ideas, but Monday Night Combat handily outstrips the sum of its parts, presenting a fresh, fun take on class-based shooters. There are so many variables -- twelve players, numerous bots, turrets, unique map features -- that it's hard to imagine a match playing out the same way twice.
Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 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 »