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 (3,207 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

Mac OS X
    • 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
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Gun Monkeys is a 2D platformer in which you play against an opponent in a 1v1 arena match featuring monkey characters. During the match you have to collect cubes and return them to your base in order to increase your points. You are also equipped with a gun that you can use to kill your opponent, decreasing their points. You start at 200 points that decrease naturally over time and the match stops when one of the players reaches 0 points. There are different power ups that you can use and you also have the ability to drop bombs that explode your opponent. The points that you gain after winning a match can be used out of combat to purchase extra perks (speed boosts, more jumps, higher jumps etc.)

One good thing about this game is that you have the option of playing local co-op matches; since the official servers are not populated at all (you can usually find maximum 10 people that you can invite to play with, and these spread over the 4 servers while trying to get some Playfire rewards). This is why it’s probably best aquired as a 2-pack, with the intention on playing it with a friend.

I also liked the idea of the Monkey Fever achievement – you get this achievement only by playing against someone that already has it.

One downside of this game is the controls: jumps that don’t react properly to the keyboard input, and sometimes wall climbing or wall gripping fails. Due to these issues, getting the Cheeky Monkey achievement (which requires you to make a perfectly timed and extremely tight jump) was really frustrating to me (it took me 40 mins – 1h of repetitive jumps to finally get it). The network synchronization is also lacking – sometimes you can see the opponent at low health when they are in fact at almost full health.

Gun Monkeys doesn’t offer much content or replay value. It might be fun for a few matches but not more; I would recommend getting it during a sale (if you don’t have it already – who doesn’t even? it’s been in tons of sales / bundles / free promotions).

If you have a friend willing to go afk during the matches, you can get 100% in around 4h. Otherwise, it will take a lot more time if you decide to play against other people since they won’t let you win that easily and a match might take quite long (more than 5 minutes).
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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
My Review :

Rate : 6/10

Gun Monkeys is a 2D 1v1 deathmatch game that no one plays anymore. It's not a bad game and has no bugs/glitches. All you have to do is survive till enemy runs out of points, collect blue cubes and return them to your base to gain points, shoot your enemy with guns and drop bombs/mines to decrease their points. Points can be used to upgrade your monkey. You can add people who play this game from "Looking for players" thread.

Pros :

● Multiplayer
● Double Pack
● Trading Cards
● Useful Tutorials
● Many Combat Arenas
● 8 Steam Achievements

Cons :

● Empty Servers
● No Offline Feature
● Not worth full or even sale price.

This isn't those multiplayer games you play for years to master it. Its a small indie game you play for a while just to get cards & achievements. This is a game you play with your friends/siblings when you are bored, don't buy it if you want to enjoy it on public servers. This game was given out for free many times, sometimes in cheap bundles and many keys were given out for free. I recommend trading it for some of your cards instead of buying it at full/sale price.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Once in October 2014 Gunmonkeys was for free. The servers were full of ppl and everone was rushing for the achievements. A half year later the situation is sad. Empty servers. Sometimes random joiners, but all in all very calm.
Gunmonkeys - what is it? It's a PvP platform shooter mostly sold as double package. You try to compete against max 4 other players in different enviroments. There are also tripmines and sawblades that harm you. The second aim is to collect blue powercubes and bring to your home base. In the end you will earn much money or loose money if you have lost.
The graphics are roguelike and very gloomy. There's also a bullettime function on big explosions. To win 100 games it takes some time.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Well, this game seems to be funny (while I played the tutorial and one lan game), but it's completely dead. It's definitely not worth the whole price. It's not even worth a penny anymore, since you have to stick to the multiplayer noone is playing anymore. No Botmatch, no singleplayer ... nothing.
It hurt's me to write a negative review about it, there is so much potential.

Résumé: If you're a real game collector, you might get it through a bundle once in a while, otherwise keep your hands away from this game.

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
My 0.2 hours of experience in this game have been quite interesting. A while ago, I bought a humble bundle (not for this game of course) and got a 2-pack for this game. Until today, May 14, 2015, my copy of "Gun Monkeys" has been sitting in my library along with games such as "Rocketbirds" and "Squishy the Suicidal Pig" gathering dust. Me and my pal Trevor decided to play it tonight and we were sorely mistaken.
First of all, the monkey's cry that screams at you immediately after launching game caused our ear-drums to bleed. If you have your volume on normal, you will experience the same pain as the sound is quite shocking. Next, we noticed that there was an over-abundance of underscores and decimal places. Quite unnecessary and annoying.
When trying to play the game, we also noticed that we were indeed the only two people in the entire world that were playing this game. The servers were empty and that is a good thing. This game is as bad as Terin Tharp's french horn solo to the tune of Indiana Jones. (THAT MEANS IT IS REALLY BAD.)
After actually starting the game, the first thing we made fun of is the blood. It is everywhere. It is as if we were ketchup packets. It was so bad that my game started lagging and it covered up the stupid cubes that we need to collect. The combat is awful and repetitive. The only thing that mixes it up is the powerups and most of them are laughable.
Lastly, the respawn time.... it takes about 10 seconds to respawn. Why. Me and Trevor are the only ones in the WORLD playing this game. Did I mention that they cut of your name to be 8 characters? "Dr. Robeatnik" turned into to "Dr. Robe." (I found this hilarious and the best part of the experience.)
To sum it all up, this game is boring and you can only laugh at it for about 15 minutes. But, it is as laughable as Donovan Hall trying to pole vault.
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