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. 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.
  3. 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]
  4. 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]

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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