Slay the evil that has decimated your universe!
User reviews:
Overall:
Mostly Negative (27 reviews) - 22% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 15, 2014

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Monster Challenge Circus

WEEK LONG DEAL! Offer ends August 1

-80%
$4.99
$0.99
 

About This Game

You are Dehon, the Great Disciple of the Caste of the 40 000 Moons. You have slain and devoured your brothers because they lacked courage in the face of the mysterious Evil that decimated your universe. Bravely fighting him in your fortress temple, you gradually lost your mind, and in a moment of lucidity you took your own life.
Your body and soul drifted through the spirals of time, going back to the origin of everything. When you woke up in the temple of Evil, you felt your hate towards this Evil hadn’t faded. You will have to follow an initiatory course that will lead you to confront this Evil, guided by your father and mentor Gommend. Will you really keep the promise you made to yourself?

Features:

- An anguishing atmosphere for a real gaming experience.
- Game-play: access to powers never seen before
- Full-3D universe with dynamic cameras
- Two game modes: Arena where you fight incessant waves of monsters or Adventure where you evolve in a storyline mixing action and adventure.
- Duration goes from 3 to 4 hours

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, Vista
    • Processor: 2 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9c Compatible video card w/128mb vram
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
Customer reviews
Customer Review system updated! Learn more
Overall:
Mostly Negative (27 reviews)
Recently Posted
Faezx
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
What I did wrong to deserve this as a gift I'll never know.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
master of fate
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
ayyy lmao
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Fried Feathers
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 21
This is the worst game on steam
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Monsieur-Owly
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: September 12, 2015
To make it simple, Monster Challenge Circus is probably the game that depicts hell in the most convincing way :

-clunky camera control
-confusing spell selection
-unintuitive mission objectives
-oversimplistic combat system
-glitchy gameplay/cutscene transitions
-horrible use of film grain, if not the worst in video game history

As a demon that lust for revenge you must make your way through 4 levels that will take less than 1 hour to complete, even with trial and error.

To make things even worse, the story revolves around a father-son relationship that is strangely reminiscent of Freud's oedipus complex. How awkward could it get?

To be honest, it is quite disappointing that Monster Challenge Circus turned out as an unfinished product since it had some potential. Imagine a game like Sanity : Aiken's Artefact but with a Thrill Kill/Silent Hill twist. This is what the game could have been.

Here is the full playthrough :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPZ7_dQnDY4

Rating :
1.0
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Oxenfree
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 2, 2015
oh dear god
Helpful? Yes No Funny
papa smurf
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 6, 2015
what the ♥♥♥♥
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Idhetmj
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18, 2015
Meh
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Syntax Error
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15, 2015
A blurry unplayable mess. Poor controls, sluggish responses, poor player direction, looks as though it was developed by someone with severe cataracts, bad sound direction and an incomprehensible story. It's just a sloppy waste of time from top to bottom. You may think "Well, maybe it's so bad it's good" but it's not -- it's just bad. Not ironically bad, not funny bad, just "wow, this was a waste of my time and money bad".
Helpful? Yes No Funny
|Orange Lantern|Larfleeze
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 10, 2015
play it...once.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Pointless Entertainment LLC
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7, 2015
It can be confusing...figure out the controls and your good. Sequel to Vigil?
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
140 of 159 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2014
REVIEW (UPDATED)(another update: see bottom for ultimate reason why you should not get this game)

This game is the afterbirth of all the games available on Steam. It is terrible on every single level. Bugs, glitches, goblin darts, they're all there.

Music is awful.
Voice acting is that of a Simlish Rammstein song.
Gameplay is poop.
Whoever thought the idea of adding a grain filter so deep you could cut through it was a terrible idea.
Game crashes galore.
DO NOT BUY

FURTHER ANALYSIS:
This game is STILL on Steam Greenlight since January 2014, waiting to be greenlit. However it has now been published by Strategy First, who have released about a hundred OLD games on Steam within the past couple of months. No early access, no greenlighting procedure, etc. I then took a look at the Strategy First website, and there is absolutely no mention of DEHON Monster(s) Challenge Circus.

This is not an old game. This was started in 2010, and was just released yesterday (16/05/2014). Who the hell greenlit this? Who sat at a desk with three hundred other games and said "YEAH THIS IS OK TO RELEASE. GREENLIGHT IT"

I'm honestly not sure what FreeGamer's goal here is with this..... thing too. They certainly aren't a professional studio, that's for sure, with one post refering to their logo which is a crudely drawn GOAT, and connects this with the line of games they are associated with. WHO CARES! What matters is the GAMEPLAY!

In my initial review I forgot to mention that the game crashes every single time after dying, and choosing a game mode.
I also forgot to initially mention how ridiculously short this is, with four RIDICULOUSLY SHORT STORY MISSIONS and then 4 survival arenas. FreeGamer promised 3 to 4 hours of gameplay. That is crap.

UPDATE #2: I just downloaded the demo of this game that was made available on Gamershell. Already I could see that the file sizes were similar. However...aside from only two levels only being available for each game mode, and less than 1MB difference, the file contents of each of the versions IS THE SAME.
How the hell did you think you could get away with this?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq1hoZaFNck
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
109 of 150 people (73%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2014
What the ♥♥♥♥ even game is this? God of ♥♥♥♥ing lunartrek.

It is bad and you will obtain a bad feel from having experience playing the duration of its action.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
This is truly one of the weirdest thing on steam, don't expect anything remotely playable, even turning the camera is completely insane.

The base idea isn't even bad, it has a weird atmosphere and doesn't look too bad, but it's a real mess gameplay wise. Not even good for the lulz :(
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 15, 2015
A blurry unplayable mess. Poor controls, sluggish responses, poor player direction, looks as though it was developed by someone with severe cataracts, bad sound direction and an incomprehensible story. It's just a sloppy waste of time from top to bottom. You may think "Well, maybe it's so bad it's good" but it's not -- it's just bad. Not ironically bad, not funny bad, just "wow, this was a waste of my time and money bad".
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
44 of 68 people (65%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2014
This game made me cry.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
I usually don't review games because there are usually other people to do it, however in this case the game is still pretty unknown for the most part and the reviews I feel don't do enough justice to this game.

To start off, I'm sure you can already tell this game is bad. But no, you won't know until you've played it. The UI is awful, ugly, clunky; pretty much every negative word you can think of. And that almost sums up every single other aspect of the game. The graphics would have been acceptable for an indie game, but the creator felt slapping a grainy filter on it would give it a more distinct look. It does have one though, it distinctly looks like ♥♥♥♥. The voice acting is cheesy, in a foreign/made up language, and it's obvious the developer was trying to create a sense of role-playing as the main character Dehon and to reinforce the fact that he's a... Great Disciple of the Caste of the 40,000 Moons? Story, there is no ♥♥♥♥ing story. It's copy-pasted "defeat the evil; save the world" ♥♥♥♥. The gameplay, this is easily the worst part of the game, yes even worse than the name "Monster Challenge Circus". There's so many pointless skills and features, and pairing that with the stiff point and click controls and terrible level design makes a minute in this game feel like five. Combat and movement is so slow, and there's no reward for killing an enemy. No expirience, no money, no notes, no anything. It's just ♥♥♥♥ing awful and tedious. You will hate the combat after your first encounter with an enemy, I am dead serious.

Finally, I feel the need to bring up I've played other despised indie games before like The Letter and Bad Rats. This game somehow beats them in being even worse. The Letter was awful but kept you hanging around until the end just to see how bad it could get, Bad Rats has a unique charm that although very ♥♥♥♥♥♥ makes it enjoyable for an hour or two before you get bored. But this game has no charm, no interesting story to keep your interested, not even memorable bad things. It's just very forgettable. Don't buy it as a joke, don't buy it to gift to your friend, don't buy it to play it just to see how bad it is. You will gain more spending the 50 cents on a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ toy from a gas station. It has more excitement and enjoyment than this excuse for a game, and how it got through Greenlight I will honestly never know.

Pros:
-You'll play it for 5 minutes and forget it the next week.

Cons:
-The single worst game you will ever play.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
To make it simple, Monster Challenge Circus is probably the game that depicts hell in the most convincing way :

-clunky camera control
-confusing spell selection
-unintuitive mission objectives
-oversimplistic combat system
-glitchy gameplay/cutscene transitions
-horrible use of film grain, if not the worst in video game history

As a demon that lust for revenge you must make your way through 4 levels that will take less than 1 hour to complete, even with trial and error.

To make things even worse, the story revolves around a father-son relationship that is strangely reminiscent of Freud's oedipus complex. How awkward could it get?

To be honest, it is quite disappointing that Monster Challenge Circus turned out as an unfinished product since it had some potential. Imagine a game like Sanity : Aiken's Artefact but with a Thrill Kill/Silent Hill twist. This is what the game could have been.

Here is the full playthrough :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPZ7_dQnDY4

Rating :
1.0
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
This is, by far, the worst game I have ever played in my life. Absolutely nothing works or makes sense in this game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2015
what the ♥♥♥♥
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny