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  • Summary: For the first time ever, dive into the combat as your favorite 0083 character in this action-loaded space shooter. Fight your way through space, destroying enemy battleships and mobile suits, to defeat the evil dictators of the Principality of Zeon and end the One Year War. The fate of theFor the first time ever, dive into the combat as your favorite 0083 character in this action-loaded space shooter. Fight your way through space, destroying enemy battleships and mobile suits, to defeat the evil dictators of the Principality of Zeon and end the One Year War. The fate of the Universal Century is in your hands - can you handle it? 70+ mobile suits and armors from 0079, 0083, Gundam Wing, G Gundam and Gundam Seed. Plus original mobile suits created especially for the game! 5 playable modes. Experience legendary Gundam battles or execute your own incredible missions. Choose from 10 of the best Ace Pilots or train and develop your own. Build your own team of mobile suits in the versus mode and battle it out with your friends - who will achieve domination over the Universal Century? [Bandai] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Everything looks and sounds just as good as the animated series that it's based on.
  2. 79
    Best Mobile Suit title on the PS2 so far.
  3. 75
    Perhaps the biggest draw for Gundam fans is the mode in which you create your own pilot and build up his or her stats in one-player missions, then fight other Gundam geeks in the two-player mode.
  4. Encounters in Space makes up for its inevitably repetitive lock/dodge/shoot action with tons of replay value.
  5. As intriguing as this setup may be, it comes up short on the gameplay end. The controls are unconventional and your general movement is implemented poorly. [Nov 2003, p.153]
  6. Like Gundam? Game = Good. Don't Know Gundam? Game = OK. Don't Like Gundam? Game = Makes You Sad.
  7. Surely, I thought, the challenge level has a setting other than "stupid easy" or "mind-bogglingly confusing because the mutant aiming system bites." I thought wrong. Encounters in Space is just that bad. [Dec 2003, p.164]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 31, 2004
    10
    No comments but this game rocks!!!!!!!!!
  2. AlexK.
    Dec 22, 2003
    10
    I bought the game the moment i saw it on screen. Even though most Gundam titles are a bit mediocre this one is in a class of itself.Though I bought the game the moment i saw it on screen. Even though most Gundam titles are a bit mediocre this one is in a class of itself.Though not as thrilling as ZOE 2,this title is a must for all mechamaniacs. Absolutely great! Expand
  3. BobbyL.
    Nov 24, 2003
    10
    I have been wating for a long time for a game with GP-01 fullburnean in it.
  4. ChrisG.
    Dec 23, 2003
    10
    This game was awsome i think it was better than the other although Federation Vs. Zeon was cool too, and too all those critticts, fuck you,This game was awsome i think it was better than the other although Federation Vs. Zeon was cool too, and too all those critticts, fuck you, you are just old people who wouldent know a good game if it hit you in the face and to Phoenix H. fuck you too, you need to get a clue or start hanging out with the critticts or something, and i am a gundam fan and of the gundam games so fuck you. Expand
  5. SOCL
    Dec 8, 2003
    9
    Fueled by my love of Federation vs. Zeon and besides my dread that it would be another less-than-user-friendly Journey to Jaburo, I bought Fueled by my love of Federation vs. Zeon and besides my dread that it would be another less-than-user-friendly Journey to Jaburo, I bought Encounters In Space the day after its release. Well, I was pleased to find that it lived up to the Gundam name, blowing me away with great (and easy) gameplay and controls (it even includes three tutuorials to let you get a hang of the controls). It follows the original series' plot excellently, too, along with bringing to life many sub-stories! I wouldn't say the graphics are as great as its predecessors (it's a tad blocky), but it's still quite impressive (the redone animation is quite good, just like J to J). Also, I was displeased with how easy the White Base and Thoroughbred storylines...I beat the White Base plot the same day I bought it, then beat Thoroughbred the next day. Even so, it still has great gameplay, stays to the Gundam ideals, is quite exciting, user-friendly, and though it's no Federation vs. Zeon, it's still an AWESOME game! Expand
  6. MikeP.
    Jan 3, 2004
    9
    This is a pretty good game. I like the mobile suits, the modes of play are good, and the anime sequences are cool too. But I have a few This is a pretty good game. I like the mobile suits, the modes of play are good, and the anime sequences are cool too. But I have a few problems. The first one is the gameplay. The lock on system wasn't all I had hoped for, and it was hard to use. The main problem with it was that the main targhets were hard to lock on to, especially targets that you needed to kill quickly (Anavel Gato ace pilot mode >:{) I often found myself killed by mobile suits that I didn't knew were there. But maybe that was a little bit of incompetence n my skills too. Also, some levels are just too hard, especially, when you need to get an A or S rank to get mobile suits. Also the rating system is really weird. I get an S when I get hit 10 times a minute, but a D when i leave battle unscathed. I don't get it. Lastly, I request more Zeta, Char's Coutnerattack, Wing, Seed, and G gundam suits. I was disappionted when I figured out there are only 6 alternate universe suits, and only 1 0080 gundam (NT1). However, I liked this game a lot. But, I can see how you have to have a knowledge and moderate fondness for Gundam to truly enjoy Gundam Encounters in space (Official U.S. Playstation Magazine >:o ). Expand
  7. JohnJay
    Dec 26, 2003
    1
    I didn't like this game because it was to this game because it was to hard and i needed to buy myself a code breaker. This is the worst I didn't like this game because it was to this game because it was to hard and i needed to buy myself a code breaker. This is the worst game ever. People! If you have a code breaker, you should probably buy it. If you don't, dont waste your time on finding this item. I like gundam, but I didnt like this game. I think that Federation Vs. Zeon was better. Get that game if you dont have it instead of this. Expand

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