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  • Summary: Two powerful groups, the Alliance and the Vertex, are fighting for world dominance and victory hinges upon the "Raven" pilots. You are a Raven, an elite mech warrior who must choose sides between the fighting powers. Ravens face the ultimate decision in the fight for survival, either toTwo powerful groups, the Alliance and the Vertex, are fighting for world dominance and victory hinges upon the "Raven" pilots. You are a Raven, an elite mech warrior who must choose sides between the fighting powers. Ravens face the ultimate decision in the fight for survival, either to fiercely defend their chosen side or fight alone and face the wrath of all Ravens. [Agetec Inc.] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. 80
    Last Raven is the seventh and last Armmored Core title for the PS2, and it's definitely the best of the bunch. [July 2006, p.78]
  2. Really, this is just more of the same from Agetec – they found a formula that works and they stuck with it. It’s still fun, and there are a few minor improvements here and there, but it’s tough to shake a sense of having seen and done it all before.
  3. This is the Dynasty Warriors of mech games, and much like how that franchise is solidly enjoyable, so goes Armored Core.
  4. 64
    Fans will be happy to see some of the battle and garage tweaks that make positive changes in the gameplay, but the uninteresting missions will dampen any excitement. Sadly, those want to check this out for the first time are getting the tiny end of the stick. Too much time will be spent researching and banging your head against the wall with a ridiculous amount of trial and error for a treat that's not nearly worth the effort.
  5. If you've played the previous games in the series, you'll be right at home here, but you won't find much of anything new or different.
  6. Armored Core: Last Raven isn't a broken game, and it's actually one of the better titles in the series - it's just that this series has been tragically underwhelming for years now.
  7. 30
    When a game about giant robots flying, shooting, and fighting with each other makes it this hard and unpleasant to actually do any of those things, it's time for change.

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Score distribution:
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  1. DantesH.
    Jun 21, 2006
    10
    Friend of Josh gotta agree that the series can be unforgiving, but the fact is every game is going to have a flaw however, AC has has a very Friend of Josh gotta agree that the series can be unforgiving, but the fact is every game is going to have a flaw however, AC has has a very succesful running without american commercial broadcast these guy dont try very hard also, in the armored core series its the tenth 1: armored core -ps1 2: project phantasma - ps1 3: master of arena - psa 4: armored core 2 - ps2 5: another age - ps2 6: armored core 3 - ps2 7: silent line - ps2 8: armored core nexus - ps2 9: ninebreaker - ps2 10: last raven - ps2 11: armored core 4 - ??? still in japanese, not available to america yet Expand
  2. JoshuaB.
    Jun 21, 2006
    10
    Armored Core is an awesome game. Its not hard in any respect. The fact that it can be difficult to master for some people is that these may Armored Core is an awesome game. Its not hard in any respect. The fact that it can be difficult to master for some people is that these may be brand new players, not used to the complexity of the game. Agetec has been making armored core more realistic in every aspect, and they also make every follow-up harder than the last. So for those who have been playing for a while, this game is relatively easy to get used to. The fact that can be difficult is not something to complain about. Expand
  3. HarryC.
    Sep 12, 2006
    10
    Probably the best of the lot, Armored Core: Last Raven proves itself the ultimate mech game ever to hit the PS2.
  4. Vorak
    Oct 6, 2006
    10
    Bad ass game, bad ass series. Don't see how its too complicated even for a newbie because I just picked it up. Never played the earlier Bad ass game, bad ass series. Don't see how its too complicated even for a newbie because I just picked it up. Never played the earlier versions until I bought it. Now I own all of the PS2 versions! Its not the game or the series' fault if you're a sub-par gamer. Expand
  5. TreyW
    Nov 12, 2008
    10
    Superb title. If your a true AC fan than you will love this game. The controls actually take skill to use (imagine that) but once you get Superb title. If your a true AC fan than you will love this game. The controls actually take skill to use (imagine that) but once you get used to it, its one of the best games ever. Armored Core is hands down the best mech game out there. Ive been playing since Armored Core: Project Phantasm. If you want a good mech game than you have come to the right place. Awesome combat with alot of deep customization make this game worth the money. Buy it now! Expand
  6. BenH.
    Apr 6, 2007
    10
    Although it is a long and difficult game, there is a lot has to offer. The customization is very detailed making it possible to get exacty Although it is a long and difficult game, there is a lot has to offer. The customization is very detailed making it possible to get exacty what your looking for, for the task at hand.It might be hard to channel all the information into a fun game but once you get the hang of it, it'll be fun. Collapse
  7. JamesS
    Jan 6, 2010
    10
    How can people find this game so hard to play, that's just ridiculous. How can 1UP expect people to take their reviews seriously if they How can people find this game so hard to play, that's just ridiculous. How can 1UP expect people to take their reviews seriously if they can't grasp the bare basics of this great game? Expand