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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 73 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 73
  2. Negative: 6 out of 73

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  1. Aug 13, 2010
    5
    Ironicly, this rip-off of Unreal Tournament uses the Unreal engine. However unlike Unreal Tournament, this game offers little in the way of entertainment. Easy and highly repetitive, the game never attracted me, and I must say that I didn't buy it, and the demo didn't last that long on my hard drive.
  2. Jan 29, 2011
    7
    Class-based frag-fest meets DotA-like lane-pushing and creep waves in a game unlike any other. Unlike lots of shooters, the obsessive fraggers won't dominate unless they learn to work as part of a team, and even the best strategies will fall short without some firepower to back them up. MNC is a surprisingly deep game with great polish and a quirky sense of humor.
  3. Aug 2, 2013
    6
    Monday Night Combat is split into two modes. The first of these modes, titled Blitz, will be instantly familiar to anyone that has ever played 'Horde' mode on any number of games released over the last five years. It tasks either a single player or team of up to four, either locally or over Xbox Live, with defending their 'moneyball' from waves of enemy robots. There is a decent selectionMonday Night Combat is split into two modes. The first of these modes, titled Blitz, will be instantly familiar to anyone that has ever played 'Horde' mode on any number of games released over the last five years. It tasks either a single player or team of up to four, either locally or over Xbox Live, with defending their 'moneyball' from waves of enemy robots. There is a decent selection of different enemy types but, as is always the case with this mode, it lacks any kind of depth and I soon found myself bored.

    The second mode, 'Crossfire', is certainly more interesting even if it does bare a more than slight resemblance to Valve's Team Fortress 2. From the outset a variety of different, and upgradable, classes are available in which to take into combat that pitches two teams of up to six players against each other. Rather than simply trying to score the most kills teams must again defend their moneyball whilst trying to attack their opponents. The action is fast paced and when played with a group of mates Monday Night Combat can be good fun.

    I'd imagine that Team Fortress 2 fans will be in their element here but, in large part due to the small selection of maps and game modes, I never felt compelled to come back for game after game in the way I did with say TimeSplitters 2 back in the PS2 days.

    For 800pts you could do a lot worse just don't expect to be playing Monday Night Combat for years to come.
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  4. Aug 12, 2013
    5
    has lots of cool ideas and concepts but fails to deliver, take game show like environments and challenges and mix it with team fortress 2 style combat, in the end it failures to deliver and feels like another underwhelming TF2 knockoff
  5. Oct 22, 2010
    10
    A fantastic addition to the class based third person shooter genre. Where as the COD games serve up the same recipe year on year with just reworked graphics and even more over the top Michael Bay inspired plots, MNC delivers more innovation than all of the Call of Duty games combined.

    It manages to introduce boss battles to online multiplayer with the clever addition of the Jackbot. A
    A fantastic addition to the class based third person shooter genre. Where as the COD games serve up the same recipe year on year with just reworked graphics and even more over the top Michael Bay inspired plots, MNC delivers more innovation than all of the Call of Duty games combined.

    It manages to introduce boss battles to online multiplayer with the clever addition of the Jackbot. A mechanic usually only found in single player games is seamlessly worked into this arena based shooter. It also fuses the Tower Defense genre into the game with and again this usually separate and distinct type of game works so well as the basis of Monday Night Combat' Crossfire mode. Where as most online shooters pit player against player, MDC changes the gameplay so the players (pros) must assist their teams of bots to infiltrate the other team's base and lower the shields of the opponent's money ball while building and upgrading towers to defend their own moneyballs.

    Another new gameplay mechanic not found anywhere else is the way weapon upgrades are managed. Each bot of pro kill wins cash. Cash can be spent upgrading weapons and equipments at any time during the game. Each new game resets each class's weapons so everyone starts on an equal fitting. Knowing what and when to upgrade brings the tactics usually found in RTS games into play and again, this has been seamlessly interwoven to the core shooter gameplay.

    Overall one of the top 3 games to be found on XBLA today. Ignore your Fifa and COD loving friends, Wake up sheeple, this is cutting edge video game design.
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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. Feb 21, 2011
    79
    There are few maps and modes but, after all, Monday Night Combat is surely a speedy, funny and adrenalinic multiplayer game.
  2. 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.
  3. With only two modes, MNC is light on options. However, what's there is entertaining, addictive, and provides replayability in the form of earning cash to purchase custom classes.