Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 47 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. And that's what Monday Night Combat is -- an enjoyable team based shooter, and for 1200 points ($15) it's hard to ask for much more than that.
  2. This is a game designer's game, one that cherry-picks ideas from gaming's contemporary landscape and melds them together into something at once fresh and familiar.
  3. But even with the lack of variety, Monday Night Combat's two modes pack enough juice to make it our new favorite sport.
  4. When it comes to gameplay, Monday Night Combat is pretty much perfect.
  5. 90
    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.
  6. Feb 3, 2011
    88
    Monday Night Combat is a title to have if you love FPS in third person dedicated to multiplayer. There are some defects, such as the paucity of maps, but this is a game that knows how to enjoy immensely.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 71 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Aug 11, 2010
    9
    Despite 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 »
  2. Aug 13, 2010
    8
    This 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.

    Pros:

    -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.

    Cons:
    -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.
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  3. Aug 11, 2010
    8
    Fun 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.
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