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Monster Train Review

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Posted: 8 weeks ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: Ben Kendall and @GeekDadGamer.


Monster Train is a turn-based fighting game played on a train to hell. Through a series of rounds, you collect cards which summon monsters or special moves to stop enemy armies from getting to and destroying your pyre. Because the pyre is at the top of the train, and you can only place your defences on the levels below, it offers an unusual combination of card selection and geographical strategy.

You collect cards (which require energy to use) as you play, helping you progress through the ever-harder levels. There are five different decks to collect, of which you use two per fight. Each deck has unique strengths and abilities which can help you in different scenarios.

You choose the route of the train which determines which levels you play. Each level offers a different challenge and a variety of cards to collect. These not only grant you new monsters but unique upgrades to your team.

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Release Date: 21/05/2020, updated in 2020

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Genres: Fighting, Puzzle, Strategy and Turn-Based

Developer: @ShinyShoeGames


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Duration: It takes between 2 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. Each level is relatively short, most being over in a few turns. This means you can complete plenty in a single play session, and because of the many levels on offer, you can spend over an hour playing.
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 8 players online. You can also play online in all against all fights against 7 other players, where knowledge of, and adaptability to, all different play styles and decks will help you emerge victorious.


Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Fantasy violence.

Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.

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