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  • Summary: In the distant future, massive urban development and pollution have critically damaged the planet. There is widespread fear that the end of the world is approaching. The League corporations, a military superpower, control the planet's infrastructure and have forced most of the world's population to live in huge aerial communities, called Cradles, to avoid the contamination. The ORCA, a rebel resistance still residing on the surface of the polluted planet, have amassed a formidable arsenal and are mobilizing to attack The League's bases to put an end to their iron grip on the planet. As a mercenary armed with cutting-edge military robot technology, choose your side and defeat the other factions by harnessing the power of the deadliest and most gigantic weapons ever created by mankind. For the first time in the series, cut your way inside colossal mobile battle stations and destroy them from their very core. Identify and exploit the weaknesses of 10 uniquely designed GIANT mobile battle stations to defeat them. Cooperate online with a friend in more than 30 missions or face up to 7 other players online in more than 80 different battlefields. Find the right combination of weapons and armor that will help you take down colossal enemies. With more than 130 new parts and 400 parts total, enhance your mech to take on increasingly deadlier mobile battle stations. Create the perfect mech design to defeat a powerful enemy and share it with your friends online. [Ubisoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Not an unexpected sequel but still a very good game.
  2. Armored Core: For Answer has it hits and misses.
  3. The latest Armored Core makes up for the series' lack of progress by simply being fun to play.
  4. Basically, play it for the multiplayer, or don’t play it at all. [Dec 2008, p.110]
  5. Armored Core: For Answers isn’t able to persuade in any aspect. The story isn’t irrelevant and the missions are boring and too difficult to be fun. Graphics also suck.
  6. In summary, Armored Core: For Answer is a bland game that only exhibits brief periods of satisfaction, namely blowing things up, amidst its numerous flaws. For Answer has some particularly testy controls, poor mission structure, aggravating battles, and a complete lack of flair in its levels.

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  1. edwilson
    Sep 24, 2008
    this is the kind of game i've been waiting for. a classic,
    technically, and a modern masterpiece. the movie sequences have been created
    with what looks to me to be some of the most impressive graphics engine ever. the actions and the plot are two important things for me in several ways and this game nails both in extremely well done ways. i am more than content with this game. ...stoked! Expand
  2. HillaryStanton
    Sep 23, 2008
    Do not miss this game. Most especially if the Armored Core series is one in which you are familiar with. The best of the best, this game offers all the large battles, a great story, co-op mode, custom mech creation, fabulous online play, this one has it ALL. Though this series is fairly popular, it doesn Expand
  3. TedNeumann
    Sep 24, 2008
    This game has evolved intensely since the original PS1 days. Today the maps, graphics and physics engines, weaponry, story, voice acting, special commands (boosts in flying etc) and everything else are so far advanced in a one-of-a-kind sort of gameplay. It's unlike any other game on the market. As far as I know there are no competitors for the Armored Core series, and this latest addition to the series is really, really good. Expand
  4. Oct 5, 2010
    PS3 - If you like giant mech robots, flying all over the place while blowing things up, with over 40 different kinds of weapons, this is the game for you. Graphics are stunning, there are 42 missions and parts to unlock for doing hard missions + arena challenges, many different parts to build your mech, and a wide area to do combat in. I gave it a 9/10 because there weren't enough weapons + parts in my opinion, but that is the only reason. Expand
  5. Jun 15, 2013
    Worth playing. When you get used to the controls, you have one of the most chaotic games out there. Story was, for the most part, good. I did however have a lot of aggravating levels. The story, in my opinion, is not as good as silent line, my favorite game in the series. Other than that, this game is something everyone should at least rent Expand