Armored Core: Formula Front - Extreme Battle PSP

  • Publisher: Agetec
  • Release Date: Dec 15, 2005
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
Buy On
  1. I won’t lie and say there aren’t some playability and accessibility problems to be found here, however with everything this game does so remarkably right there’s no doubt in my mind that Armored Core: Formula Front Extreme Battle is one of the best reasons to own a PSP right now.
  2. The best thing to happen to the series in years. The AI programming system and shift to hands-off combat give Armored Core an incredible sense of freshness and renewed vigor.
  3. 80
    The level of depth and complexity in the gaming is substantial for a handheld title, and in some ways is a bit more forgiving than its console brethren, but casual gamers should be warned.
  4. Fans of mech titles, and specifically the building simulation aspect of mech titles, should rejoice, as this is an amazing and full-featured game.
  5. Simulation fans will enjoy Formula Front's extremely in-depth mech-customization system, but the steep learning curve and lack of any real action will probably turn off everyone else.
  6. If you love the series on the console then you will certainly want to check out Armored Core: Formula Front - Extreme Battle on the PSP. It sacrifices nothing and gives you all that great robot action in the palm of your hand.
  7. The weapons are crisp and the explosions are deep enough to rattle the little speakers - or your headbones if you're wearing headphones. The techno music is more fitting than the generic wrestling rock tunes of Mech Assault.

Awards & Rankings

#61 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Josh
    Apr 8, 2009
    8
    I think that this was a very good game, despite some issues that I had with it. Now, I am one of those guys that are addicted to these gamesI think that this was a very good game, despite some issues that I had with it. Now, I am one of those guys that are addicted to these games (I got hooked on AC3), and i can see what people mean when it has accessibility issues, but I started playing when I was 9-10, so if you keep at it, anyone can figure it out. Although, I do miss the missions. Full Review »
  2. SteveB.
    Dec 18, 2005
    7
    Impressive presentation and customisations but very thin gameplay. Everything feels sluggis and the control feels right a times and very poor Impressive presentation and customisations but very thin gameplay. Everything feels sluggis and the control feels right a times and very poor at others depending wich mech you are using and wich one you are fighting. The music often overlaps itself wich kinda sucks. I am amazed at how many titles could have been great but are just average or even bellow average because of some obviously fun gameplay elements that were underdeveloped. Rent first as this game is a bit weird. Its a cross between a simulator , a mech building kit and a 1 on 1 action shooter and not neccessarly the best representation of all those types of gameplay. Full Review »