BADGP Reviews: Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine


Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (Majesco, Pocketwatch Games) 

Released: May 10, 2013

July 18, 2013

Alex Linna

Review: A Heist Game for Four

The first half of 2013 was largely devoid of original and innovative experiences likely due to the impending new console launches.  Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine is one of the few unique experiences 2013 has to offer so far.  A 2D four-player cooperative stealth game that urges collecting and efficiency, Monaco combines its distinctive art style with its unique gameplay for a heist game one will not soon forget

What Monaco Does Right:

Use of MusicMonaco’s piano swells when detected and is muted and tense when stealthfully sneaking around.  Its use of music is excellent and greatly enhances the experience.


Unique Look and AestheticMonaco has a really distinct look.  Kind of like blueprint, kind of like a psychedelic fever dream, Monaco can certainly be disorienting at first, but its this unique look is unlike anything else.

FUN – Playing with four-players requires an immense amount of cooperation, but it is incredibly satisfying when a group make a big score either by wasting all the guards or successfully evading them for an entire mission.

BeefyMonaco proved to be a much longer experience than I expected.  There are campaigns for each character.  There are many levels each one more complex than the previous one.


What Monaco Does Wrong:

MusicMonaco’s music is really repetitive and not diverse at all.

The Look – As previously mentioned, Monaco’s art direction can be confusing.



Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine is a game that truly needs to be experienced with others to be appreciated. As a solo experience, Monaco is much more difficult and tense, but I found it less engaging than when I was sharing the game with others.  It’s a game that would strongly recommend due to its unique gameplay, strong focus on cooperation, and stylish look and sound.

8.7 out of 10

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