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. A great game that you can’t go wrong with. But unless you’re prepared to play the multi-player modes for months on end with your buddies, (remember there is no online play), then you’d be advised to rent this.
  2. Nintendo Power
    80
    Nonetheless, the action is well-balanced and production values(especially an unprecedented amount of voiceover)are top-notch. [Nov. 2006, p.85]
  3. It's not without a few problems here and there, but if you liked the console MechAssault games, or are just looking for a solid mech action title on the DS, MechAssault: Phantom War won't disappoint you.
  4. Game Informer
    78
    While technical limitations hold the game back from greatness, when you look past the downgraded visuals there's a lot to like. [Oct. 2006, p.114]

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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