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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] As the only surviving members of an elite Special Forces unit, it is up to you to find the secret underground lab. Go the mission alone or fight side-by-side with a friend in the two-player cooperative mode. Navigate your heavily armed 4x4, speed boat or travel on foot and blast your way through enemy-infested territory. Prepare to be assaulted by waves of formidable enemies with unrelenting attacks. Play online or offline two-player (same screen) cooperative mode with enhanced weapons to encourage teamwork. Operate an armed 4x4, speed boat or simply fight on foot to for a quick change of pace. Equip yourself with damaging Mini-Guns, Flak Cannons, Flamethrower, Grenades and Nukes to destroy everything in your path. Activate cooperative attacks with increased firepower and range (specific to co-op) to add new dimension to weapon capabilities. Features destructible terrain and advanced physics engine for the most engaging arcade experience. Most Intense Arcade Experience - Challenging and graphically compelling levels and bonus sublevels for fast-paced, and addictive play. [Sierra Online] Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Assault Heroes will leave you giddy with its freewheeling, high-score chasing bliss. [Issue # 16, p.114]
  2. Just as solid as the gameplay in Assault Heroes is the way in which it looks. This is what an arcade-style shooter on a next-gen platform should look like.
  3. Assault Heroes is easily one of the best original Xbox Live Arcade titles to date; the graphics are awesome, the action is intense and the gameplay is tough but enjoyable.
  4. Assault Heroes takes several cues from the great arcade shooters of the '80s and '90s but manages to spin all of these influences into a unique-feeling product.
  5. The game actually plays like many top-down shooters of yesteryear, but it also includes some fun online co-op and surprisingly good visuals to make the package worth a download.
  6. A solid shooter, and comes complete with three different difficulty levels and both single-system and online co-op play. It's definitely worth the $10 price of admission.
  7. 60
    If you already have Smash TV (which is basically the same but 400 Points cheaper), then I cannot stress enough that you do not need this game. If you don’t have Smash TV, then Assault Heroes would be better option, but even then, you will tire of it quickly.

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  1. Aug 23, 2013
    Assault Heroes is a X-Box 360 Arcade Title which drops you (And a buddy if you have one available next to you or online) literally out of a ship into a warzone. You drive a 4 wheeled assault vehicle, and with several weapons and powerups at your disposal, set out to save the world, or something. Everything you encounter is out to get you, and if your vehicle takes enough damage you will be temporarily forced on foot where you are extremely vulnerable. These times of foot training will come in handy when you head into underground bunkers for powerups, and these are actually some of the more challenging parts of the games.

    Assault Heroes is vehicle based twin stick shooter, and after you fight through the hordes of soldiers, vehicles, and bunkers you’ll encounter boss fights. These fights are fairly interesting, which each encounter having a gimmick of some sort you need to figure out.

    Presentation wise, the game is pleasing both with sound and video, though unremarkable. One of my minor complaints involves environment destruction For some reason you are able to blow up and burn down trees with impunity, but buildings seem immune to your heavy artillery. I notice these sorts of things. I also wonder if the enemy is frustrated that two Jeeps can bring down their entire fortress. But I digress... My other major complaint involves some imbalance, in that if you are playing Co-Op you have access to Co-Op attacks, which are special powerups. One of these in particular (The Machine gun Co-Op power) is extremely overpowered and makes using the other weapons or NOT being in Co-Op mode undesirable. This makes the game even more repetitious than it already is.

    Playing through Assault Heroes will take 2-3 hours. There are multiple difficulty levels and achievements if you’re looking for replayability.

    All in all though, this is an average, but competent title. It will entertain you but not excite you.

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