GUN MONKEYS is a Procedurally–Generated, Physics-based, Online Deathmatch platform game from multi award-winning indie dev Size Five Games. In GUN MONKEYS, you'll take charge of a modern-day power company.
User reviews: Mixed (2,039 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 28, 2013
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GUN MONKEYS is a Procedurally–Generated, Physics-based, Online Deathmatch platform game from multi award-winning indie dev Size Five Games.

In GUN MONKEYS, you'll take charge of a modern-day power company. In the distant future, a catastrophic experiment into Perpetual Energy obliterates all human life, leaving the world choc-full of free-for-the-taking energy, but unpleasantly lacking in people to take advantage of it. Your job as CEO is to send a legion of pleasingly-expendable monkeys forwards in time to collect Power Cubes and return them to present-day, all from the comfort of your PC.

Key Features:

  • Monkeys! In the future! Future Monkeys!
  • "Always Online" 1-on-1 Deathmatch action (offline local play mode also available)
  • Procedurally Generated levels means you'll never play the same map twice!
  • Tailor your squad to your unique playing style with a host of interesting and helpful Perks!
  • Short, sharp, hi-octane jabs of multiplayer fun!
  • Challenge your friends, or make new enemies!
  • Loads of Achievements and Trading Cards to collect!

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:500Mhz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • OS:OS X 10.6
    • Processor:500 Mhz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
93 of 126 people (74%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Gun Monkeys is a 2D deathmatch game, though a rather uniquely designed one. Rather than just killing eachother, it's a battle to drop your enemy's energy to 0 while keeping yours above that. In addition to combat, you can collect energy to deposit into your generator and collecting enough will drop your opponent's energy as well. All of this takes place in randomly generated levels which unfortunately aren't always balanced, often only spawning energy on one side of the map or placing one player's generator in a very difficult to use location.

Unfortunately the problems don't end there. For a multiplayer-only game the netcode is terrible with frequent hit detection problems, disappearing energy, and being hit by explosions by entering the area several seconds after it happened. The platforming is well designed, but is often clumsy in practice due to the random generation.

Despite these problems, the game is quite fun. It looks great, has great music, and plenty of player customization to work with. It unfortunately never took off and has very few active players but if you have some friends to play with, it's well worth your time.
Posted: April 27
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70 of 102 people (69%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Multiplayer only versus game where th opponent can just leave the match with no penalities and you get nothing for having your time wasted like that.
Posted: July 17
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
I'm sad I have to write this, because I'm a big supporter of the creators of this game. Their humorous adventure games "Ben There, Dan That" and "Time Gentlemen Please" were absolutely fantastic. This however... is not.

I had high hopes for this game, I got to try it out early on thanks to the kindness of the developer sharing a key. It looked quite promising. While I'm not much into PvP games myself, it seemed quite enjoyable at least for a while although probably getting very repetitive after some time. But nice at least for a few games possibly with friends, blasting each other's monkey faces off. Pretty simple rules, collect and deposit energy cubes compting for them with the other monkey, shooting each other. Could work. And I thought it would be quite okay when I played the early version, but I expected it to be properly polished and debugged.

Bugs... The major problem of this game are bugs. Horrible horrible bugs. IT'S INFESTED WITH BUGS. I took several screenshots to document a few. Those things unfortunately haven't been fixed despite the long time that's passed since the releas. It feels like the whole network engine in this game is completely broken and randomly works or doesn't work, depending on the mood. Sometimes it will connect you with the other player, sometimes it will give you a ludicrous error message saying something went wrong BUT THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT. Sometimes it will just try to connect infinitely and never succeed, sometimes during the attempts to connect the menus will disappear. Sometimes you see nobody in a lobby full of players. Lots and lots of issues too numerous to list merely with the network engine. The game requires to be quit with Alt-F4 at times when it gets stuck trying to establish a connection, expect to restart it a lot.

These issues take away all enjoyment of the game and make it frustrating. Don't buy this, don't play this, this is crap.
Posted: July 24
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68 of 106 people (64%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
It could be nice arcade/platformer with cool design, instead it's a boring duelling game with so-so controls. You cannot excuse shallow gameplay to game without single.
Posted: July 16
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
If you can find a steady stream of people to play against, you'll discover Gun Monkeys to be tremendous, if rather basic, fun.
Posted: July 17
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58 of 69 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
This game could be fun, the monkeys, their guns are fun, and I neon graphics look great, but....this game is practically dead, only 8 achievements, no game variations, no new things, no single player ( not counting tutorial) all time is the same you have to catch as much as possible capsules and take them to your base, the player who takes more wins, also this matches are just 1 vs 1, and needing just 2 people to play a multiplayer match this game has a lack of players, you can hardly ever find at least one person playing it on the internet, Steam Enhancement Addon just sees 3 players per day for example.

So after playing it just some matches while this game was on Free Weekend ( because only at this time I could find players...) this game just bored me after some matches, also some of the matches just bug so you have to restart your game. I think this game won't have a lot of players more than first days even if it becomes free to play. Developers need to add a more things to this game...
Posted: December 29, 2013
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