At first glance, Monday Night Combat has the makings of a forgettable game. The braying announcer welcomes you to a simplistic session of shooting mindless robots in a bland neon arena. The tutorial familiarizes you with the basic actions that your assault class soldier can perform but makes little mention of the five other playable classes. You’d be forgiven for thinking developer Uber Entertainment is trying to hide something or, at the very least, for wondering, “Is this it?” But if you push beyond the lackluster first impression, you’ll find that those mindless robots are put to very good use in this surprisingly entertaining shooter. Monday Night Combat cleverly infuses the familiar dynamic of objective-based competitive play with tower defense mechanics to create a novel combat experience.