Monday Night Combat is a class-based, third-person shooter… and the most popular lethal sport of the future!
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Mostly Positive (734 reviews) - 79% of the 734 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.

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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540 of 616 people (88%) found this review helpful
109 people found this review funny
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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110 of 130 people (85%) 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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77 of 85 people (91%) 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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142 of 190 people (75%) 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:

And yeah, this game is a MOBA so most of the value lies within the multiplayer experience.
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69 of 82 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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89 of 120 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
Dead but it was awesome
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112 of 159 people (70%) found this review helpful
51 of 62 people (82%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 31, 2014
Was a fun game, but it's DEAD
It had fun gameplay,fun maps, but sadly no one plays this.
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76 of 105 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 22, 2011
this isn't really a game so much as a collection of ideas
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80 of 112 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
Game is 100% Dead dont buy it
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43.7 hrs
Posted: October 15
The game is dead and no longer supported by the developers, however it is a fun game overall and I absolutely loved playing it back when there were active players.

I wouldn't recommend buying unfortunately due to the lack of active players :(
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21.2 hrs
Posted: October 13
+ fun game to play with friends if you only have a short amount of time to play
+ fun announcer and bonuses

- expensive for what you get
- gets repetitive quickly
- the sequel was free and had way more content, this game was abandoned and not fully fleshed out

If you like basic, 3rd person shooter MOBAs, you will probably enjoy this--but it gets old fast; but good for brief matches.
It's a good game but it doesn't last.
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18.7 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 15
This was the good version of the piece of trash that is battleborn. Loved it but I guess the community is now non existant now so...
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0.9 hrs
Posted: September 6
If you like TF2, but want it to be more campy.
If you liked those old 70s staged wrestling stuff.
If you enjoyed the NES cage fight/gunfight games
Then this game is for you.

It's fun, but the buttons don't fit with the other games I plahy, so I'm slower at it.
It's cute, but I have other games for campy cuteness.

It's not a bad game. Just.. not stellar.
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1.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
Not good, gave me virus
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9.4 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 21
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199.9 hrs
Posted: August 18
Great game, would have been nicer if it was 10 buks, but no glitches, bugs or any outbalanced classes. Runs on most computers easily, so, no problem, best played when u have a team of your own, should give a ten, but if it was 10 buks, 10 stars ♥
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The Baddest Rat
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 14
I would recommend this game. However, the playerbase is dead and there has been a peak of <10 players at once in the past 30 days.

It's a fun game, but it is dead.
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1.1 hrs
Posted: August 9
No servers available to play on. Should have done my research before purchasing this game. Doesn't even have a local version to play with Bots. Total waste of money.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: August 5
well the game works great good gameplay graphic are nice.
but the game is just boring...really boring
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