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Monday Night Combat

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Strategic shooter is set in a fight-to-the-death game show.

Game Xbox 360 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

ok for everyone

it is a game i think kids should play and is not bad at all

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (6 ):

It’s a bizarre blend, but Monday Night Combat is undeniably fun. The turret defense strategy is filled with subtleties and takes time to master, and the class-based combat, which forces players to learn new abilities for each soldier (like the assassin’s cloaking power or the sniper’s trap-laying skill), is solid. With just a couple of different game modes you may think the action would become tedious, but arenas are loaded with unique features that players can spend money to activate, such as jump pads, making the tactics required between matches sufficiently different.

But it’s not perfect. If you play alone, it can be difficult to balance time fighting and managing turrets. Plus, a couple of the character classes are a bit wonky (the massive tank, who hobbles around in a giant shell of armor and can take loads of punishment, doesn’t seem to hit as hard as he should given his name and the enormous weapon he carries). But it’s fun. And completely different. Definitely worth a try for fans of action or strategy looking for a fresh twist on their favorite game types.

Online interaction: This game supports online competitive and cooperative play with open voice chat. This leaves the door open for players to share personal information and younger gamers to be exposed to inappropriate language from other players.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Release date: August 11, 2010
  • Genre: Third-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: T for Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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