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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 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
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  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. There's not a lot of depth to it, and there are certainly better ways to get a fix for your giant robot jones, but Encounters in Space still stands as one of the more accessible Gundam games to be released.
  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:
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 31, 2004
    No comments but this game rocks!!!!!!!!!
  2. AlexK.
    Dec 22, 2003
    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. JimmyL.
    Nov 27, 2003
    The best damn gundam game ever! Large variety of gundams for all gundam fans, huge gameplay enhancement, and many more! Totally worth it!!
  4. ChrisG.
    Dec 23, 2003
    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. ZeroM.
    Dec 22, 2003
    Controls are easy to get a hold of and the battle system is bang on, the only problem i have with this game is the rating system is really inconsistent. You get an S for just beating one level, but a D on another even though you beat it in 20 seconds with all your health. otherwise the best gundam game yet. Expand
  6. JakeM.
    Jun 12, 2007
    This is a beastly game. Never before have i played that good of a game. Gundam wing was the bomb. Every other series was awesome. I wish that bandai could make more to wing ,but sometimes wishes can't come true. But believe. Expand
  7. JohnJay
    Dec 26, 2003
    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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