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 (2,682 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

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:500Mhz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Minimum:
    • OS:OS X 10.6
    • Processor:500 Mhz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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56 of 80 people (70%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
KAMGUSTA's mini Review

Servers are dead. Run it just for cards. :-(

Score 2/10
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Gun Monkeys! The game everyone owns and nobody ever plays. Basically it works like going with a bunch of buddies to the lasergun or paintball arena. Except you stay at home - you are a monkey - you pick up blue things on the floor and attack the enemy spawn point and hope your team wins. But you will not find a team - or ennemies. And when / If you do you will quickly realize that a lot of other games involve team deathmatches and are much more entertaining. And you will then move on and completely forget about this game until someone tries to trade it to you in exchange for something expensive that you own.
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
One thing, don't give guns to monkeys.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
This is a real eye-opener game. Unique design concept deep heart and it made ​​a very good detail. Plot is entirely inferior to Hollywood blockbusters. Role model is very fine, making good interface. So what? You worth trying to play!
這遊戲畫面做的還行..遊戲性也還有的,,,但是.誰跟你聯機?你的左手和右手打?
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Overall the game is fun!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
I didn't know what to expect with this game, and at first I wasn't a big fan.

Then, maybe it was the few beers I had or the good company playing it with me, but Gun Monkeys grew on me.

It's a 1 on 1 battle arena game with floatly, platform elements and running and gunning. You can also lay extremely powerful mines down that do huge amounts of area of effect damage - extremely satisfying to get a kill with these.

Controller support is excellent as well.

I'd recommend this if you have a friend to play it with. I got enough enjoyment out of Gun Monkeys during the short time I played it for the price of admission. I wouldn't recommend playing alone however, so the fact it comes in a 2-pack is awesome.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
This is one of the games where you will need to get used to it before you actually say if you like it.

At first it was a weird thing that I totally didnt get. Controls felt weird etc.

But after about 1 hour of playing and customizing my controls I knew I have stumpled abon one of the best indie titles I have played in a while. Narration is original and funny. Music is nice. And there are quite a few map systems that are all unique. the game is really swingy which keeps you playing until your energy level hits 0. THe weapons are fun to use. Bombs add a layer of strategy to the game. In general it is a fun game that I recommend everyone to get and try for an hour at least. and then it will grow on them like it did to me.

on total this is a 7/10
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18 of 31 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
rubbish, servers terrible latency, sync is awful - not much to game anyway.

got it for free and I want a refund
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2014
Fun times with friends and since I got this for free it was worth the money :D
Nice looking cartoon-ish graphics and the consept is really cool for this price ofc.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Well it was free and that's what really matters!
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 9, 2014
i've played better flashgames on the internet.

there's not much to Gun Monkeys. You collect cubes for your power core while trying to kill the opponent.

that's it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 1, 2014
Unresponsive 2d mulitplayer game. I got this for free and even then I can't recommend it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Got this game for free. I can say it totally worth that money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2014
Take it for a 1$/€! If it costs more, it's just not worth it...
What is there is fun and entertaining, but still the game lack any type of campaign and the only true joy can be found in the multiplayer.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2014
Game is laggy and controls are just horrible. I don't recomment it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Despite the amount of negative reviews here, I don't think this game is THAT bad. It can actually be really fun, if you have someone to play with...but more on that later.

What is this game about?

Gun Monkeys is a little, fun 1-v-1 deathmatch platformer with proceduraly generated world. You're in control of a monkey with a gun (duh!). Every match starts with a 200 second countdown for both players. You can increase your time/energy by picking up the little blue power blocks and returning them to your spawn point. This also decreases the time/energy of your opponent. Player who runs out of time, loses.
When you're killed, you respawn after a few seconds, with your countdown still running. In the end, the "gun" part of this game is all about keeping your opponent from the power blocks, cutting his way back to spawn point, and generally creating a hold-up.
Occasionaly, the game drops a power-up crate, which grants you new ability or weapon for a limited time or with a limited ammo. Also, you can plant bombs with somewhat fast fuse, but you have to be careful when you do so, since they consume part of your energy/time.

The Good.
The game is really easy to jump into, since the core mechanincs are pretty simple (in a good way). For me, it feels rewarding and fun to play, but can also get a bit frustrating (when you're getting obliterated by your girlfriend for instance). Also, the visuals, soundtrack, and overall atmosphere is nice and suits the game wel.
What I really appreciate is the fact you get one more copy of the game as a gift, to give to your friend, so you have someone to play with right away. It has local multiplayer mode too, which is always a nice thing. There are trading cards and a couple of achievements too, so if you're that kind of a person...

The Bad and the Ugly.
The biggest problem of this game is, that the servers are (almost) dead, so that's pretty much the reason why they give you +1 copy. Even when you finally meet someone in the lobby, there's a big chance they will disconnect during the match (been there). Like I said, it's nice they've added local multiplayer too, but when there's no one around, you can't do anything. I think the game could be much more alive, if there was some kind of story mode, or at least enemy Ai. Instead, it's stuck in this infinite spiral of death and no one wants to buy it anymore.
The other thing what bugs me are collision models and the confusion they create sometimes. Collision models don't match sprites most of the time, so you'll see monkeys overlapping with walls and such. Because of that, the controls may not feel as responsive as they should.
The last thing, although it's not a major problem, is the default controls layout. Thankfully, you can easily rebind those. Also I think gamepad would be great for this game, but i have no way to try that.

Conclusion
Obviously, the game has some major problems, but it can be fun if you can accept it for what it is.
Should you buy it? To be brutally honest, I got it for free and I wouldn't pay 5 bucks for this, unless there were more people playing it or a single player mode. This game was on sales and giveaways more times I can count, so it would be foolish to pay a full price for it.
I recommend you to wait for giveaways or sales, and get it if you have anyone to play with, either online or offline. If you have a spare key, give it to a friend, like I did. You might end up having a blast.

If you don't have friends, don't bother.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
Boring gameplay, dead multiplayer
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
for kids ^_^
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Iwa-chan is not impressed with the way monkeys are treated in this game! Monkeys should be kept in cages and eaten alive during supper time!

The British guy scares me because I hate British accents and I can't understand what the hell he is trying to say and I know this is a run-on sentence but fk it, the British guy reminds me of that one guy in Starbucks who is always sitting alone at a table writing a novel on his laptop and reading it to himself.
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