MechAssault: Phantom War DS

Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
Buy On
  1. Apart from the lack of online play, MechAssault: Phantom War brings all of the mech combat action from the Xbox to the Nintendo DS without losing much in translation.
  2. 70
    Even if the game had a good development schedule, MechAssault does feel just a little rushed in places. But ultimately, the end product is a cool and kickass battle, both in single and multiplayer.
  3. Kudos to the developer for squeezing this much game into a DS cart.
  4. All in all, as a single-player experience, Phantom War is short, fairly sweet, and utterly unremarkable. The saving grace and the final nail in its coffin come from a single point: the multiplayer mode.
  5. Too short, but MechAssault Phantom War is an engaging robot combat game.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    65
    Learn to work with shonky controls and there's a decent game within this lumbering exterior. [Sept 2007, p.71]
  7. 60
    The graphics and multiplayer options should've been weighed out more, but are made up for with excellent gameplay and decent Wi-Fi against a friend. If robot bashing is beating heavily anywhere in your body, it's time to settle in with a few rounds of this game. You won't be sorry.
  8. A decent diversion for the casual fan, though hardcore players are likely to find it a bit on the short side.
  9. Though the campaign will pit you against clusters of foes at every turn, the games’ less than stellar combat mechanics will greatly dull the experience.
  10. 50
    I tried to find something to like, I really did, but at the end of the day I just plain didn't like it.

Awards & Rankings

#75 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 5, 2016
    5
    In many ways, this game reminds me of the bane of my gaming existence, Goldeneye: Rogue Agent for DS.

    It's: - Based off a popular shooter
    In many ways, this game reminds me of the bane of my gaming existence, Goldeneye: Rogue Agent for DS.

    It's:
    - Based off a popular shooter
    - Control is mainly stylus-based
    - A massive disappointment

    The DS stylus is a good piece of hardware. But it's not for action games like this.

    If you're looking for an awesome sequel to the MechAssault series, this isn't it.
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