Gun Monkeys

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Includes two copies of Gun Monkeys - Send the extra copy to a friend!

GUN MONKEYS is a Procedurally–Generated, Physics-based, Online Deathmatch platform game from multi award-winning indie dev Size Five Games.

In GUN MONKEYS, you'll take charge of a modern-day power company. In the distant future, a catastrophic experiment into Perpetual Energy obliterates all human life, leaving the world choc-full of free-for-the-taking energy, but unpleasantly lacking in people to take advantage of it. Your job as CEO is to send a legion of pleasingly-expendable monkeys forwards in time to collect Power Cubes and return them to present-day, all from the comfort of your PC.

Key Features:

  • Monkeys! In the future! Future Monkeys!

  • "Always Online" 1-on-1 Deathmatch action (offline local play mode also available)

  • Procedurally Generated levels means you'll never play the same map twice!

  • Tailor your squad to your unique playing style with a host of interesting and helpful Perks!

  • Short, sharp, hi-octane jabs of multiplayer fun!

  • Challenge your friends, or make new enemies!

  • Loads of Achievements and Trading Cards to collect!

Customer reviews


Strangely fun

midgetjacks | Sept. 28, 2014 | See all midgetjacks's reviews »

Okay, the name is silly, the controls are kinda mushy, and overall the game is just kinda bad. BUT! I keep coming back to it. Sure, it helps that I had a friend to play against online, but, hey, it comes with an extra key. Problem solved!

So maybe we should talk about what this game is all about. It's simple. You're a monkey with a gun. There is another monkey with a gun, probably evil, that you battle against while trying to collect little blue cubes and take them back to your tube base....thing. Sometimes power-ups will drop. Sometimes the procedurally generated level will try to kill you with traps, bombs, and explodey crates. But that's okay, because you'll respawn (with lost credits/points) and get to jump right back in the fray, or a giant saw blade.

If you win, you get credits in your bank, which you can use to buy global boosts, of which you can have four equipped at once. If you lose, well, you lose credits. So try not to do that.

So that's that. Gun Monkeys is simple, dumb, slightly frustrating, but strangely fun. Buy it, give it a try, drag a friend kicking and screaming along with, and have some fun blowing up an evil (probably) monkey. Unless you were the evil one all along.


Fun game

Suppression555 | Sept. 25, 2014 | See all Suppression555's reviews »

Gun Monkeys is a 2D deathmatch game, though a rather uniquely designed one. Rather than just killing eachother, it's a battle to drop your enemy's energy to 0 while keeping yours above that. In addition to combat, you can collect energy to deposit into your generator and collecting enough will drop your opponent's energy as well. All of this takes place in randomly generated levels which unfortunately aren't always balanced, often only spawning energy on one side of the map or placing one player's generator in a very difficult to use location.

Unfortunately the problems don't end there. For a multiplayer-only game the netcode is terrible with frequent hit detection problems, disappearing energy, and being hit by explosions by entering the area several seconds after it happened. The platforming is well designed, but is often clumsy in practice due to the random generation.

Despite these problems, the game is quite fun. It looks great, has great music, and plenty of player customization to work with. It unfortunately never took off and has very few active players but if you have some friends to play with, it's well worth your time.


Great filler game, with a few frustrations :|

samtahbou | Sept. 22, 2014 | See all samtahbou's reviews »

This game is pretty sweet, very simple, short matches, entertaining pvp. I played through it and got all the achievements which were easy enough, I don't know if people consider that a good or bad thing. I enjoyed it.

But it does have some massive downsides, the pvp system allows for leavers to ditch at any point, if you're winning and they rage quit you get no credit. <== this will happen a lot and it will irritate you to no end. Eventually you will only play against people you know so you avoid that, it's that prevalent.

And there aren't enough people playing the game, so getting matches can get difficult, in fact up until the game was given away free en-mass on a couple of occasions one of which was here on gmg, the game was pretty dead.

Game play 8/10 community 1/10 I'll give it a generous average of 5/10, I enjoyed the game itself, if the community issues can be fixed it's an easy 7.


go in with a friend

redhawk20854 | Sept. 22, 2014 | See all redhawk20854's reviews »

This can be a fun and addictive game IF you have a friend to play it with. It is entirely a multiplayer game, so the friend is pretty necessary unless you want to rely on finding someone else who doesn't have a friend out there through the game waiting to play with you.

Fortunately, when you buy the game, you get two copies so you can share with aforementioned friend and start playing right away. It is a quick game, so it doesn't require a big time commitment to play a single game, and because it is procedurally generated maps, there is some decent replayability.

So, start by getting a friend. Then get gun monkeys. Then play gun monkeys. This is pretty much the only order that makes sense with this game.


Good 1v1 action packed fun!

N2tZ | Aug. 26, 2014 | See all N2tZ's reviews »

I found the game to be very enjoyable, even though there aren't many players around to play with. Gun Monkeys might not be a game you can spend weeks on but it's good for an hour or two of fun every once in a while.

The game is pure, fast-based action which mostly relies heavily on skill. The goal of the game is basically to collect orbs while dealing with your opponent by killing them. Winning a match rewards you with money you can use on upgrades. You can have a limited amount of upgrades active at once, making each player different, rather than just more powerful.

The graphics are simple and colorful. They're stylish and go well with the rest of the game. Although sometimes the bloom and tons of action going on might make it a little hard to understand what's going on.

Overall, it's a fun game and has great potential. It just needs more players and maybe some minor tweaks.