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 (2,268 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
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
KAMGUSTA's mini Review

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

Score 2/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
If you are looking for a fun and light game to kill time, this is the game for you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Well it was free and that's what really matters!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
good for hot seat multiplayer, one keyboard, two players
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
simple but funny
good for frienly fire =)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
i dont know why this game was created. i dont like it. as personal.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I have to say, I really enjoyed this game, the graphics are funny and its a intresting twist to a game that I would play. I highly reccomend it!! Only negative is that not many people play it :(
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
2D Sidescrolling Call of Duty, with monkeys and power cores. Not pleased.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Gun Monkeys are actually monkeys with guns that shoot each other in a 2d platformer. A narrator who has a really derpy voice sounds so serious when hes trying to express himself that I quit this game in the first 9 minutes.
Sorry. ;(
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
kinda sucks
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
gg
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
What TO DO In This Game??
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
awesome, stiil waitint to play mp
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
I spent like an hour trying to get on the server, but the tutorial was fun at least...
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Bad, don't like it
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
good
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
the lava dribbles from the cieling like a downsyndrome child. you can here your openent masturbating in his cage. you are ready.
you can play as one charecter
- monkey
your objective is simple, pick up as many white boxes as possible and run away from your openent who happens to have a minigun.
its like opening a bag of salt and vinegar lays and realising you only wrote lays to apeal to your audience when in fact the only person who liked your review lives in greece.
tidy game like.
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
qwe
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