• Publisher: Atlus
  • Release Date: Jun 30, 2009
Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Steambot Chronicles is an extremely fun, non-traditional RPG, while Battle Tournament is a watered down mech fighter with repetitive and time-consuming missions thrown in between fights.
  2. All in all, Steambot Chronicles: Battle Tournament is a pretty bland and boring offering from Irem on the PSP, and it's the first big miss I've played from the company in quite a while. Even if you're a fan of the original PS2 title, you're not missing anything by skipping this one.
  3. Instead of the friendlier, less-confusing version of Armored Core this UMD could have been, it's a bitterly disappointing also-ran that's in severe need of a tune-up.
  4. A steaming pile of robot parts that seems to go out of its way to appear more repetitive than it is.
  5. 30
    The occasionally good graphics, and the promise of fighting with fifteen foot tall, steam powered bots will pull in a number of people. Just about every other element of the game, especially the mundane array of quests offered, just feels uninspired and frustrating.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JalexD
    Jul 3, 2009
    10
    As a fan of the highly underrated game that began this franchise, I have to say that this is perfect for portable gaming. It's certainly As a fan of the highly underrated game that began this franchise, I have to say that this is perfect for portable gaming. It's certainly lacking in features in comparison to it's home console big brother (which easily approaches, if not surpasses, the amount of content and freedom found in any Grand Theft Auto title), but as I've said, if you enjoyed the original, then this game will certainly keep you entertained for a good 10-15 hours. And it's worth playing more than once, even if the multiplayer isn't really anything to speak of. Basically, if you played and liked 'Steambot Chronicles' and have a PSP, you should get this right away. But if you've never played the aforementioned game and are unsure about this, go back to the beginning before deciding on this. Full Review »