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  • Summary: (Also known as "Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight") Featuring a variety of Mobile Suits from the Gundam franchise, Mobile Suit Gundam sets players in the latter stages of The One Year War. Players will have the opportunity to be a commander of their own Mobile Suit battalion for either the Federation or Zeon Mobile Suit Assault Force. As players move through the ranks, they will be able to gain access to new Mobile Suits and engage in battles with more capable pilots at their command. With a battalion at their disposal, players face a number of strategic options to choose from. In order to succeed, it will be vital for players to know about specific destructible parts on Mobile Suits, vulnerable enemy facilities and whether or not to engage enemies with either short or long range combat. Teamwork is also be a key component to the survival of every mission. If players are successful, their chosen allegiance could be the turning point for the war in Mobile Suit Gundam. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 31
  2. Negative: 25 out of 31
  1. Objectively this is a game that basically sucks. It's technically limited, characterised by treacle-slow, far-from-original gameplay that's beset by niggles, and sorely unadorned by fancy cut-scenes or easy-to-navigate menus. But subjectively, in spite of all of its flaws, what emerges is something that has the potential to be hypnotically absorbing and, yes, even fun. [JPN Import]
  2. Essentially a niche game, and for the huge army of mech fans, with a little persistence and a great deal of patience there is a playable game here. Better avoided if you are not a die-hard fan.
  3. No tutorial, no use of the sixaxis, wingmen that would just as soon walk into a wall as fight, things are looking pretty bleak. Melee combat with weapons is impossible to work.
  4. 32
    Crossfire simply fails to do the one thing it has to do, and that's to entertain. It takes archaic forms of gameplay and tries to update them for the next-generation but fails in almost every respect.
  5. Let's hope that Namco Bandai issues an "oops" and ships the real game soon. [Jan. 2007, p.72]
  6. Avoid this title like a 12th century leper. It’s easily the worst game of the launch, the worst giant robot game ever, and front runner for worst anime-inspired game in history.
  7. With flaw after flaw, not only is Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire the worst game on the PlayStation 3 and the worst launch title in recent memory, it's a prime candidate for worst game of the year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 10 out of 20
  1. Spikerzero
    Feb 26, 2009
    I loved this game it was made to be realistic so they made the machines slower. I mean alot of people complained that gundams were to nimble and athletic for gaint robots then said the games were crap. so now that they made them less nimble everybody calls it worste than crap. make up your minds... also the story takes place in the one year war while your a soldier in the military, its not supose to be this gaint plot where you becaome the greatest hero of the war, the graphics are great in my opion so stop insulting them, its a great game and im tired of people saying its crap just because they dont know the controls or the robot moves to slow, its a game for the fans of the series not a new random person who never played a mobile suit game before. Expand
  2. FriggenHugeOrc
    Feb 11, 2007
    For the Die hard gundam fans....its a must have!
  3. HiroM.
    Nov 21, 2006
    Sure this game is slow, and rough around the edges, but if your a gundam fan, you should love the new aspects incorporated and support bandai in their forming of another new, better than this one game. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2010
    a pretty poor excuse for a gundam game . graphics look like it should be on the PS2 . not a big gundam selection . very short can beat it in less then 5 hours. missions arnt very intresting . story is dull . i was really hoping for some thing like gundam side story 0079 like on the dreamcast but bigger and better . even though i only paid $15 for this game 3 years ago still wasnt worth it the cash . hopefully we get a better gundam game for the US soon. Expand
  5. Oct 20, 2014
    Now when a game is adapted for a large amount of source material, like the Gundam franchise, you expect the game to utilizes much of said source material as possible. This allows for a great story for newcomers to the source material or nostalgia for those who have already seen it. Gundam: Crossfire on the other hand does none of that and tosses you into a story you know almost nothing about with the weakest mobile suits of the bunch. Let's see where this catastrophe went wrong.

    The story of Gundam Crossfire is supposed to take place in the first series, Mobile Suit Gundam. Now instead of getting you into the great parts like the Battle of A Boa Qu or Odessa, it sets you up in battles that well didn't have much significance to the overall plot. You destroy a Zakutank here and there, but the main story is out there with the actual Gundam! You play as a soldier who is fighting up to the Battle of Odessa operation in hopes of changing the course of the war. I would care more...if you actually gave us characters to understand! This game is more or less sending you out as an unnamed soldier with no relationships. It's more like a demo for a game rather than an actual game itself.

    Now don't get me started on the gameplay, this game passes off as a Gundam game purely from being in the universe. It should be called "Mobile Suit Battle Simulator" since the only Gundam you see will be further down the line. The damage aspect of the game is actually well thought out and actually pays homage to the source material. Your radar diminishes the more your head is damaged, if your arms get damaged your weapons start going, walking speed goes with the legs and the Mobile Suit gets destroyed once the torso gets too much damage. I love this part and would like to see it imputed in other Gundam games. The problem with this one is the combat, the mobility is off at times and the aiming itself can be a little too precise. The AIs literally sit there and take punishment. There is more damage done to at higher difficulties but the problem is that the AI doesn't get smarter. I don't want the game to take forever and the AI to just not care. You are allowed to recruit people, and sometimes even some from the actual story. Sadly this customization aspect was not given too much thought like most of the game and takes a backseat for most of the time. I'm done ranting about everything wrong with the gameplay.

    The sound is almost non-apparent and the graphics are actually the only thing I love about this game. It looks damn good, the Mobile Suits look good while moving and shooting. Other than that the terrain is nothing special and only some Mobile Suits have more detail put in. All in all the asthetics of the game are really the only thing to truly look at.

    When you look at the Mobile Suit GUNDAM universe, you don't look at a GM and say "I want to pilot that one!". You look at the GUNDAM and say "Dear god let me pilot that!". I'm disappointed that this was a launch title for the PS3. I guess it would make sense if they rushed it all to fit it in since you can actually see ideas forming here and there. It's just not enough to make a decent game. Would I replay this game? I'm just holding onto it until I have children then tell them never to play games like this pile of crap. It'll show them standards for gaming and for that I applaud Namco Bandai.

    Story: 1
    Gameplay: 1.1
    Sound: 1
    Graphics: 3.1
    Overall: 1.5
  6. Matt
    Nov 18, 2006
    Games like this seem to be everywere on Sonys so called next-gen system and thats nothing new. Thats the way it is with all these crap ass japanes systemes. I hope more are made kill sony go XBOX 360! Halo and Gears of War will rule the world! Expand
  7. AdrianTolan
    Jul 27, 2008
    This game get's a big fat zero because it has no value.Once you complete it (If you can without feeling angry about you're purchase) don't trade it in, if you are a good human being you owe it to the world to snap the disc the set it on fire. Expand

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