Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine is a single player or co-op heist game. Assemble a crack team of thieves, case the joint, and pull off the perfect heist.
- The Locksmith: Blue-collar infiltration expert
- The Lookout: She can see and hear everything... a natural leader
- The Pickpocket: A hobo with a monkey and a penchant for crime
- The Cleaner: A silent psychopath... Jack The Ripper in pink
- The Mole: Big and dumb... likes to tunnel
- The Gentleman: He doesn't always wear a disguise, but when he does, he looks fantastic
- The Hacker: Armies of viruses shut down security... a modern day warlock
- The Redhead: Manipulative and murderous... a lady always gets what she wants
Play with up to four people online or on the same screen. Compete with others via daily leaderboards. Find out why it won the 2010 IGF and has been described by PCGamer as "one of the best co-op games of all time."
Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine is an award-winning, single-player or co-op 2D indie stealth action heist game that was released in early to mid-2013 for the PC, Mac, XBox and Linux platforms. With the Architect’s Patch that was released in December 2013 and the Final Campaign update that was released in April 2014 (both as free updates by the way), Monaco is now fully complete with a total of four campaigns in three different game modes.
In the game, players can choose to be one of the 8 characters available to them (four of which are playable from the start and four others being unlockable as the story progresses) with each character having a special skill set. Throughout the campaigns, the thieves are tasked to sneak past guards, security systems and civilians in order to fulfil the objective of the game: to collect all required items and make a getaway. Something which is more easily said than done once players realize the sheer complexity of the gameplay despite what seems to be a simple game with simple controls. The maps can be like mazes sometimes, guards can be unrelenting, and civilians can easily trigger an alarm. All these elements push players to observe and think carefully before making their next move. And if something does go wrong, players need to quickly think of an escape route on the fly, making for some really exhilarating moments in the game.
However difficult it may sound though, Monaco is a game that provides a fun challenge. More often than not, it ends up in a hilarious kind of chaos when playing with a group of friends (either locally or online through Steam). Watch the panic and the screaming ensue as someone attracts the wrong kind of attention and puts all party members in jeopardy, causing everyone to run for their lives all at the same time! Although advertised as a “single-player or co-op” game, Monaco is simply a lot more fun when you’re playing with others and honestly can become difficult to progress through without at least one other partner-in-crime to help create distractions – evident in the fact that the leaderboards for the game’s campaign missions are almost completely monopolized by multiplayer parties. This is, of course, a downfall for those who are looking for or are in need of a pure single-player experience that doesn’t require a lot of effort.
In terms of replayability, the game has a lot of that to offer. Every time a map is reloaded the positioning of sockets for the tools or obstacles can change and the patrolling patterns of the guards can start off differently. The campaign maps themselves have multiple pathways to reaching locations as well. Additionally, if you’ve played through all the missions in first campaign, the game offers three other campaigns and some PvP maps for players to go through. If that isn’t enough, the updates have added two extra modes, Zombie and Enhanced, to give players another reason to go through all the campaigns again. And if that leaves you still wanting more, community maps are also available through the Steam workshop and Steam achievements challenge players to go through levels again.The game is spiced up with the dynamic and lively music composed by none other than Austin Wintory, who is widely acclaimed for his works in flOw and Journey. In addition to that, there are little bits of humor scattered about in the game’s story and as Easter eggs within the levels.
All in all, Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine is a very solid and entertaining game that you can easily pick up and play with a group of friends. With the seemingly endless amount of variety and fun offered, players are guaranteed to keep coming back for more. It is a shame, however, that it may not appeal to the more casual single-player crowd.