Monday Night Combat is a class-based, third-person shooter… and the most popular lethal sport of the future!
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Very Positive (717 reviews) - 80% of the 717 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 24, 2011

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Monday Night Combat is a class-based, third-person shooter… and the most popular lethal sport of the future! It blends intense combat, finishing moves, and gameshow-like challenges and rewards to produce an action experience unlike any other. Why fight for “honor” or “duty” when you can fight for the real American dream: cash, fame and endorsements?

Key Features:

It’s the Throwback Throwdown in Monday Night Combat! Uncle Tully’s Funland is now available in Crossfire with new game play features! First up we have Chickey Cantor. He will now spawn in Uncle Tully’s Funland. Make Chickey fly away by shooting him and earn a big single-life buff for your entire team! Wait for Chickey to slam the ground and then you can grapple him. Ride him for eight seconds and earn big money! Just be careful, riders tend to be easy targets for enemy Pros. Secondly we’re introducing new bot spawners. These spawners have buttons for specifically spawning Jackbots, Black Jacks, Slims, Scramblers, Gremlins, Gapshots and Bouncers.

Co-op
Blitz mode allow players to defend their Money Ball against armies of robots by themselves or four player co-op over Steam. During various Blitz challenges, players can spend money earned by destroying bots to build defensive turrets around the Moneyball, upgrade one of six unique character classes, or set off robot crushing environment hazards. The Challenges vary from a ten round Exhibition Blitz to endless robot waves of ever increasing difficulty in Super Sudden Death Blitz. Money earned from each Challenge goes into a persistent Lifetime Earnings that allows players to unlock over 370 ProTags, create custom classes, and get ranked on Leaderboards.

Competitive Multiplayer
Crossfire mode pits teams of players against each other over Steam. Each team is supported by an endless stream of robots fighting on their behalf; overwhelming your opponent’s stream, upgrading your Pros, and base defenses will be the key to your success!

Customizable Characters
Each Pro caters to their unique style of play and comes with their own set of upgradeable skills. Customize those skills and abilities even further with a variety of unlockable products in the Custom Class feature.

Persistent Stats
Every game of Monday Night Combat earns the player money that goes towards their Lifetime Earnings. Lifetime Earnings can be spent on unlocking custom classes and buying earned ProTags. How much Lifetime Earnings you have also determines what level you are. Monday Night Combat keeps a large set of persistent statistics for all aspects of gameplay. MNC features over 370 ‘ProTags’ which are customizable tags you can show off to other players and friends.

Dedicated Servers
Host multiple instances of MNC dedicated servers with full stand alone client.

System Requirements

    • OS: XP(SP3)/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c/Shader3.0 compatible, VRAM 512 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 7800 series or ATI Radeon X1900)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB of free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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Very Positive (717 reviews)
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[C&R] Sh4d0w [NL] 🏃
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Love this game so much..
sad its death :(

Lets play?
Inv me if u want to :)
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j0ny_brav0
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 16
A Good Game.
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ratso
( 27.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
I am now going to rate a game poorly simply based on it's current player base.
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The Crazy Little Sister
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
if you ever gonna buy this game just get it on xbox 360 there its still alive beacuse there the devs left that verison before they over patched the game like on the pc version would i rec this game yes but only on the xbox version.

in short ths its by far the funnesy game i ever play its one of those game you dont really get tired of i spend over 4000 hours on the xbox ver. this game its the only reason i have my old xbox 360. as for smnc sure its fun but dosent get close to how much fun this one was
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Wedge
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 1
I can’t afford Team Fortress 2 so I got this.
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muppo99
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
Really, Really good game with decent content. The only problem is that there is too few of players to be a fun multiplayer experience half of the time
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Logicbomb
( 34.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 24
Back at release I really enjoyed this game and it offered a lot of run ways to play with different classes that felt balanced. I am not sure how the community is now but it could be fun for a low cost of admission.
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Dethstarr
( 17.5 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 23
Interesting but obvious meant for console and not PC.
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Greek Wasabi
( 42.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
Rest in peace MNC one of my favorite games of all time :'(
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Yazzy
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 18
better than the sequel and a TOP TIER moba!
more people need to play this classic!
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Bad at videogames
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 17
Really fun game, but completely deserted. Can't find a game in Australia.
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BH_m0nkeyno0b
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
Monday Night Anger: Suicide More Edition
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Da[T]SoNnn
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
like
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Nipplestroke
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
WHERE IS EVERYONE?!!!!!!
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Good day gentlemen
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 7
was good 4 years ago, now its just dead dont buy it unless you wanna wait 4 days for a refund.
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Aquinas
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 6
3/10
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MercenaryX305X
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 20
This game is so much fun. Back when it was released on Xbox 360 Arcade, so many people jumped into this game and it was a HUGE success. Sadly, Uber Ent went and forgot about the Xbox 360 community and gave more attention to the PC version. They gave us only the Spunky Cola special DLC but never gave us the Uncle Tully's map and other DLCs they said we'd get. Eventually, they abandoned MNC on both sides, PC and Xbox and decided to make Super MNC. Community responded by not supporting Super MNC like they were hoping us to. Instead we enjoyed MNC for a much as would could until it slowly withered away.

Currently, this game is dead. The game itself is fun if people decide to jump in again and play. If Uber Ent would just drop the price of $5 and make it Free to play and just add some skins to customize your appearance WHICH DOES NOT ADD ANY STATS BOOSTS AND IS SOLELY FOR COSMETIC PURPOSES! Then they can get some money and MAYBE the community will slowly begin to revive itself. If you and some friends would like to play this game together and against each other for fun and laughs, go for it. They do have a co-op mode called Blitz. Blitz is pretty much a survival mode where you survive wave after wave of bots and you need to protect the Money Ball from getting destroyed. Blitz can be played offline. Crossfire is the multiplayer mode, it can be played offline but splitscreen, no AIs are allowed in this game for either game mode.

Hope this information helps anyone decide whether they want to spend money and try the game with friends, or wait until if it ever goes Free to Play.

PS: I barely have hours on here because I mainly played back on Xbox 360 back in it's glory days.
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Atlas
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18
baron multiplayer, just get rocket league all ready
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Danster68
( 30.9 hrs on record )
Posted: January 18
Great game. Comical fun.
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Neo™
( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 14
Good game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Rest in peace MNC one of my favorite games of all time :'(
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 17
Really fun game, but completely deserted. Can't find a game in Australia.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Really, Really good game with decent content. The only problem is that there is too few of players to be a fun multiplayer experience half of the time
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: March 24
Back at release I really enjoyed this game and it offered a lot of run ways to play with different classes that felt balanced. I am not sure how the community is now but it could be fun for a low cost of admission.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
better than the sequel and a TOP TIER moba!
more people need to play this classic!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
87 of 104 people (84%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
53.2 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 27, 2015
Dead by now, but It was incredible when it was released. One of the most fun online games of that year.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,000.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
A simple fast paced team based shooter with moba like elements, pick from one of 6 classes each with their own unique skills and abillities. All classes have their strengths and weaknesses each with their own personality. Monday Night Combat is my favourite game on steam and always will be! Unfortunately the games playerbase is very limited, but with the help of the MNC community games are organised regularly. So don't threat too much about never being able to play. The commentator of the game spews out hilarious dialogue about your situation and the teams performance, the game even has a mascot that appears on the field that you can shoot for money and prizes!

Join the "hotshotsforever" group on steam to inform you of organised events.

Did I mention MNC is the most lethal sport of the future? ;)

Hiyo! 10/10!
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
why doenst MNC just go free to play, theres noone on anymore and i bet if it were f2p it would get atleast a decent ammount of players
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
73.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
Rest in peace to a good concept that is only now starting to gain traction.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
absolutely loved this game. most fun i had online in a long time. and never really had as much fun ever since. countless hours logged into it on xbox 360 (+ 39h on steam before it died). we need to revive this gem OR sign a damn petition to uber to get a proper sequel to it. smnc didn't even compare.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
WHERE IS EVERYONE?!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
This game is so much fun. Back when it was released on Xbox 360 Arcade, so many people jumped into this game and it was a HUGE success. Sadly, Uber Ent went and forgot about the Xbox 360 community and gave more attention to the PC version. They gave us only the Spunky Cola special DLC but never gave us the Uncle Tully's map and other DLCs they said we'd get. Eventually, they abandoned MNC on both sides, PC and Xbox and decided to make Super MNC. Community responded by not supporting Super MNC like they were hoping us to. Instead we enjoyed MNC for a much as would could until it slowly withered away.

Currently, this game is dead. The game itself is fun if people decide to jump in again and play. If Uber Ent would just drop the price of $5 and make it Free to play and just add some skins to customize your appearance WHICH DOES NOT ADD ANY STATS BOOSTS AND IS SOLELY FOR COSMETIC PURPOSES! Then they can get some money and MAYBE the community will slowly begin to revive itself. If you and some friends would like to play this game together and against each other for fun and laughs, go for it. They do have a co-op mode called Blitz. Blitz is pretty much a survival mode where you survive wave after wave of bots and you need to protect the Money Ball from getting destroyed. Blitz can be played offline. Crossfire is the multiplayer mode, it can be played offline but splitscreen, no AIs are allowed in this game for either game mode.

Hope this information helps anyone decide whether they want to spend money and try the game with friends, or wait until if it ever goes Free to Play.

PS: I barely have hours on here because I mainly played back on Xbox 360 back in it's glory days.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
This game is dead, Don't waste your money on it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
The Game stopped developing out sadly, somewhere in my heart it felt empty somewhere in the game at some point.
If it has a rework and introduction 2016 it would be one of the Greater first person shooting MOBA styled games!
but sadly as it is now, it's not that great comparing to other games and there is a free version availible now.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
was good 4 years ago, now its just dead dont buy it unless you wanna wait 4 days for a refund.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
539 of 607 people (89%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: January 8, 2014
don't tell anyone but sometimes i play this on tuesdays.
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61 of 68 people (90%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2015
Monday Night Combat had a nice aesthetic that captured the feel of a sports show, with an intriguingly unnerving game world, and interesting if somewhat flawed gameplay that was at least worth a look.

Too bad there is exactly one (1) dedicated server still running.


This game was basically a third-person shooter/MOBA hybrid with tower defense elements. (The free-to-play, pay-to-win sequel Super Monday Night Combat - which is currently only slightly less abandoned and which suffered from technical issues - was even more MOBA-like.)

Players chose from one of six classes that each played different roles, and money collected on the battlefield or earned from kills could be used to build turrets and upgrade player abilities. The range of mechanics available to the player was a bit confusing for newcomers even if less complex than any actual MOBA, especially when veteran TPS/MOBA players found the game more intuitive.

The two main modes were Blitz, which saw you and your team defending your Moneyball against hordes of robots, and Crossfire, which pitted your team against another team in a 6v6 game to destroy the other team's Moneyball with the help of allied robots; more or less DotA as a shooter.

The tutorial was basic: it only taught the basics of gameplay and how to play one class. Players had to consult more in-depth guides in order to effectively learn about the game.


MNC's world was briefly glimpsed yet revealing: it painted a picture of a totalitarian, consumerist society akin to the Roman Empire that hinted at darker aspects of our own world, where the downtrodden lower classes watched Monday Night Combat for cheap thrills.

The game's cartoony graphics weren't so stellar even when maxed out, but they served their purpose, and you wouldn't really have played this for the graphics anyway. Player customization was pretty good though, letting players choose outfits for the classes and pick a title to display gained from completing in-game achievements, such as killing a certain number of enemies. And the characters - the Pros - had some nice diversity going on: a Hawaiian, an African-American, and a woman comprised three of the six characters.

Overall, despite some flaws, the game was fun enough to earn a decently sized playerbase back in the day.


Okay, you're probably curious about my use of past tense, not to mention my implication that the game is dead. Well...

Official servers were shut down in 2012. The playerbase relies on two Steam groups to gather players for matches either on the lone public server or temporary private ones, and you can bet that most of their small number are skilled enough to utterly stomp newer players.

There's single-player Blitz available, but there is no single-player Crossfire with AI players, which means that the Crossfire-related achievements are pretty much extremely difficult to get - and are practically no longer attainable without farming. And that's terrible.


So what happened to Monday Night Combat?

Lack of support is the most obvious problem. Microsoft wouldn't let developers Uber Entertainment update the 360 version, and they ran out of money to keep updating the PC version. The small team of devs had to jump through a lot of hoops just to get the game released. This led to disengagement from the community and an inability to address their concerns.

Polygon ran an article that illustrated these problems; it's worth reading if you're curious.

Tying into the inability to be engaged with and work on the game, MNC's balance wasn't all that good either from what I can tell. Skilled Snipers and Assaults were difficult to counter. Cheesy tactics abounded, such as excessive use of ricocheting weapons and sniping turrets from outside their range rendering them somewhat ineffective for point defense.

The ability for players to supercharge, and the use of what was basically a doomsday weapon located in the center of every arena, meant a losing team could effectively blunt the winning team's progress if they gained the upper hand. Hackers were a problem, the lack of community development tools/an SDK was a different problem; Tanks, Gunners and grapples were borderline overpowered off the bat, while the Assassin was apparently underpowered.


The only way you can really play this game now is to gather a group of friends and host your own server. I suppose that since this game originally came out in 2010, it could only have lasted for so long. It's a shame the devs didn't include player AI for Crossfire mode - even with its flaws, that's the one thing that would have ultimately saved this game from its ignoble death.

At least Uber Entertainment survived, and would go on to create large-scale RTS Planetary Annihilation - another flawed yet interesting game.

The little time I spent with Monday Night Combat was pretty fun, and it certainly had potential. The main menu song was pretty good, at any rate. But I really cannot recommend it.

Oh, well. The TF2 promo items were nice.
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132 of 180 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 19, 2014
No one plays this game anymore. Don't waste your money.

If you don't believe me, just see for yourself: http://steamcharts.com/app/63200


And yeah, this game is a MOBA so most of the value lies within the multiplayer experience.
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63 of 75 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2014
Do NOT buy this game nor its free pay-to-play counterpart, Super Monday Night Combat.

The developer, Uber Entertainment, has abandoned support for this game for more than a year; not officially, mind you, but dead silence on anything from the company on the MNC/SMNC front as they are concentrating support on another game of theirs.

While this is a fun, balanced 3rd person MOBA, mixing Team Fortress 2 and DOTA, as well as being one of the few games that is not only ACTUALLY hilarious, unlike other games where the jokes are funny once and never again, this has such an extensive library of well-written lines, it is sad that the developer decided to sabotage the game for a quick buck via the F2P & in-game store model.

Save your money.
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86 of 114 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Dead but it was awesome
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