Monumental is a puzzle-exploration game set on an alien world. You are tasked with discovering the whereabouts of a group of lost researchers who were studying an ancient alien temple. In the process, you will solve the mysteries of the great Monument, and uncover the astonishing final secret of a long-dead alien race.
User reviews:
Overall:
Mixed (11 reviews) - 54% of the 11 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 22, 2016

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About This Game

It's been months since we've heard back.
Their research was supposed open a new page in human understanding.
Where did they go? What happened to them?

Monumental is a narrative driven, puzzle based adventure game. Set on an alien planet, the player is given the goal of tracking down a research team on the brink of a great discovery. During this search the player encounters The Monument, a remnant of a highly advanced but long dead alien race and the key to uncovering the planet's dark secret.

Key Features
  • Utilize a variety of simple tools such as a camera, microphone, and flashlight in creative ways to overcome the challenges ahead
  • Immerse yourself in the logs left behind by the research team, relive their discoveries and trials
  • Learn the secret of The Monument that has been kept hidden for thousands of years
  • Solve a challenging selection of brainteasers and riddles in the name of science

Will you be able to find the truth long forgotten?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 Compatible (shader model 2.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX11 Compatible
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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Overall:
Mixed (11 reviews)
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Saint Aaron
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 9
Product received for free
While the story behind the Mandrake Facility staff’s disappearance is engaging enough, the slow pace and technical issues make it a disjointed one to follow.

Pros
Interesting story told through data logs.
Difficult, rewarding puzzles to solve.

Cons
achievements bugged. Only unlock once you have quit the game
Very long, slow load times.
Various underlying technical issues.
Slow pace broken up by lots of backtracking.
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jackd23
7.4 hrs
Posted: May 19
The game's not the best looking, and it's horrendously slow at loading savegames, so that it often seems crashed but isn't. Video capture software that hooks into the fullscreen have crashed the game for me too, but screen capture still works. Walking around feels a bit jittery at first, but that feeling faded away from me as I kept playing. The UI, although a really neat design idea, is sometimes tedious to use.

That said, it offers a large variety of puzzle concepts, some of which I've never seen before. My absolute favourite is probably the Pneumonics door lock you encounter early in the game (most likely because I love puns/word play). A few puzzles could be more obvious though, like the voice activated door that I found no hint for being that.

Despite its shortcomings, I think that this is a fantastic game, with some puzzles being harder or easier for you than for other people, but certainly not impossible in conjuction with the built-in hints system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSlXcBSylaM&index=18&list=PL3gilQXLG8aDbeSGGUENLz-knPJWUAbGE
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rjkman
16.1 hrs
Posted: April 21
This is the worst game I have ever played. I think the developer tried, and succeeded, in making it so frustrating it is not fun to play. I got hooked on puzzle games with the Myst series and loved them all. Then puzzle games seemed to disappear from the stores. I was so excited when I found out steam had some of these, I tried Talos and it was OK but nothing compared to Myst. Then I bought Monumental and was totally disappointed. For example the hints are not helpful, there are hardly any clues to solve the puzzles, the game is jerky and slow, on the disco puzzel a slight mis-step and the wrong tile activates so you have to start over. I have given up on it. To frustrating. I have given up on steam also if they don't check out these games before selling them.
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Haruko
2.8 hrs
Posted: March 24
I was hoping for more puzzles, longer game play and better graphics when I bought this game. Not a complete waste but still left me disappointed.
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Desolater IV
4.0 hrs
Posted: March 16
A Puzzle-Exploration Adventure Game
https://youtu.be/MkA0aVevWUU
+ An interesting setting, you start in some sort of space station on an alien planet
+ Visually the game looks pretty good

- The puzzles can be extremely challenging and very difficult to progress anywhere....
For example near the beginning the FIRST puzzle / door you are supposed to unlock goes something like this:
#Discussions_QuoteBlock_Author
There are 5 digits in this code
- The first button is twice that of the third button
- The fourth button is one third the value of the last button
- They all add up to 42
^ Try to solve this, if you find this fun than you may enjoy this game

- While doing the second puzzle, I was awfully confused because code shows purple whenever it was actually just blue. I don't believe I'm color blind, so I did not understand what was up with that.

Overall, it's an interesting game but the puzzles are far too complex and tedious to solve, I would only recommend this to the most hardcore of puzzle-solvers.
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~Senpaige~ Daddyhughes111
3.3 hrs
Posted: January 27
https://youtu.be/oZ0KUUH3yRo

I have not played a lot of this game yet but it is fun from what i have played so far. Controls are a little iffy and there seems to be some input lag problems but the story seems decent and the puzzles are pretty good. Graphics are also not too bad most of the time but there are some parts that look horrible but hey they are usually in places where you are not usually looking to be fair. If you want to see more i would appreciate if you watched my video on it :)
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OmegaRainbow
0.2 hrs
Posted: January 23
After reading the first review I was curious to see if the resolution problems would be an issue for me too... and they weren't. I haven't played much yet but I fiddled with the options menu and tried a bunch of different resolutions, and the game didn't crash once. My pc runs with an AMD Radeon HD 6800 graphics card, in case that's useful info.

I'm too early in the gameplay to comment on the actual game, but for now it looks good and it seems to be working just fine, so if you like this kind of first person exploration/puzzle game, give it a try - in my experience the game did not crash.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Product received for free
While the story behind the Mandrake Facility staff’s disappearance is engaging enough, the slow pace and technical issues make it a disjointed one to follow.

Pros
Interesting story told through data logs.
Difficult, rewarding puzzles to solve.

Cons
achievements bugged. Only unlock once you have quit the game
Very long, slow load times.
Various underlying technical issues.
Slow pace broken up by lots of backtracking.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
A Puzzle-Exploration Adventure Game
https://youtu.be/MkA0aVevWUU
+ An interesting setting, you start in some sort of space station on an alien planet
+ Visually the game looks pretty good

- The puzzles can be extremely challenging and very difficult to progress anywhere....
For example near the beginning the FIRST puzzle / door you are supposed to unlock goes something like this:
#Discussions_QuoteBlock_Author
There are 5 digits in this code
- The first button is twice that of the third button
- The fourth button is one third the value of the last button
- They all add up to 42
^ Try to solve this, if you find this fun than you may enjoy this game

- While doing the second puzzle, I was awfully confused because code shows purple whenever it was actually just blue. I don't believe I'm color blind, so I did not understand what was up with that.

Overall, it's an interesting game but the puzzles are far too complex and tedious to solve, I would only recommend this to the most hardcore of puzzle-solvers.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
I was hoping for more puzzles, longer game play and better graphics when I bought this game. Not a complete waste but still left me disappointed.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
The game's not the best looking, and it's horrendously slow at loading savegames, so that it often seems crashed but isn't. Video capture software that hooks into the fullscreen have crashed the game for me too, but screen capture still works. Walking around feels a bit jittery at first, but that feeling faded away from me as I kept playing. The UI, although a really neat design idea, is sometimes tedious to use.

That said, it offers a large variety of puzzle concepts, some of which I've never seen before. My absolute favourite is probably the Pneumonics door lock you encounter early in the game (most likely because I love puns/word play). A few puzzles could be more obvious though, like the voice activated door that I found no hint for being that.

Despite its shortcomings, I think that this is a fantastic game, with some puzzles being harder or easier for you than for other people, but certainly not impossible in conjuction with the built-in hints system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSlXcBSylaM&index=18&list=PL3gilQXLG8aDbeSGGUENLz-knPJWUAbGE
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8 of 21 people (38%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
After reading the first review I was curious to see if the resolution problems would be an issue for me too... and they weren't. I haven't played much yet but I fiddled with the options menu and tried a bunch of different resolutions, and the game didn't crash once. My pc runs with an AMD Radeon HD 6800 graphics card, in case that's useful info.

I'm too early in the gameplay to comment on the actual game, but for now it looks good and it seems to be working just fine, so if you like this kind of first person exploration/puzzle game, give it a try - in my experience the game did not crash.

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4 of 13 people (31%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
This is the worst game I have ever played. I think the developer tried, and succeeded, in making it so frustrating it is not fun to play. I got hooked on puzzle games with the Myst series and loved them all. Then puzzle games seemed to disappear from the stores. I was so excited when I found out steam had some of these, I tried Talos and it was OK but nothing compared to Myst. Then I bought Monumental and was totally disappointed. For example the hints are not helpful, there are hardly any clues to solve the puzzles, the game is jerky and slow, on the disco puzzel a slight mis-step and the wrong tile activates so you have to start over. I have given up on it. To frustrating. I have given up on steam also if they don't check out these games before selling them.
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4 of 16 people (25%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
https://youtu.be/oZ0KUUH3yRo

I have not played a lot of this game yet but it is fun from what i have played so far. Controls are a little iffy and there seems to be some input lag problems but the story seems decent and the puzzles are pretty good. Graphics are also not too bad most of the time but there are some parts that look horrible but hey they are usually in places where you are not usually looking to be fair. If you want to see more i would appreciate if you watched my video on it :)
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