Chromehounds Xbox 360

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  • Summary: This squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. Chromehounds offers an intense, photorealistic look at war from the cockpits of colossal metal vehicles. These heavily-armed weapons of war, called HOUNDSs, dominate ground battles duringThis squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. Chromehounds offers an intense, photorealistic look at war from the cockpits of colossal metal vehicles. These heavily-armed weapons of war, called HOUNDSs, dominate ground battles during warfare in the near-future. Squads of HOUNDs take to the field in international factions, cooperating with and complementing each other in terms of firepower, range of movement, and abilities. Domination of the world is the prize for the mightiest army on the field. Strategic planning, snap reflexes and communication are key to winning the day in this battle-hardened action title. Players take the role of either a Squad Member or a Tactics Commander, who is responsible for strategically guiding the team to victory with verbal commands on Xbox Live. In addition to supporting both cooperative and competitive online modes, the game offers thousands of upgrade options, which effect both the look and performance of player mechs. Strategic gameplay puts the player in the role of 'tactics commander'; manage your squad while testing your reflexes on the battlefield. Xbox LIVE support offers cooperative and competitive campaigns for up to 12 players at once. [Sega] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 60
  2. Negative: 2 out of 60
  1. Computer Games Magazine
    100
    Chromehounds isn't just the most exciting giant robot game since MechWarrior 2 opened with that famous Digital Domain cutscene; it's absolutely a reason to buy a 360 and a Live subscription. [Oct. 2006, p.81]
  2. Operating the hounds is a breeze. They are even easier to operate than the mechs in Mech Assault, although they don't move as quick. Speed is sacrificed for ease of control.
  3. I'm actually having more fun online with this game than "GRAW" thanks to the even greater emphasis on team play, role types and big robot things exploding.
  4. Chromehounds is an excellent online game, but the single-player suffers because of it, making it no use for anyone without a Gold Live account.
  5. This game is predominantly about next generation tank combat, which may strike some people as terribly boring, but for those just itching to join the new era of steel-clad, explosive-hurling champions, Chromehounds delivers the most satisfyingly complete experience available to date.
  6. 62
    Chromehounds offers nothing especially 'next-gen' to the mech genre and, apart from its in-depth customisation and online squad aspect, it really emerges as a distinct disappointment.
  7. The potential behind the game is unmatched, but an extremely poor online interface coupled with lackluster servers and a relatively boring single player experience makes Chromehounds a chrome donkey.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 47
  2. Negative: 8 out of 47
  1. JohnM.
    Jul 10, 2006
    10
    Crazy customization and excellent graphics make the game.
  2. AdamB.
    Jul 22, 2006
    10
    An extremely fun and addictive game. Unlike many games, there is always a feeling of accomplishment after winning, and always a feeling of An extremely fun and addictive game. Unlike many games, there is always a feeling of accomplishment after winning, and always a feeling of loss after losing; the stakes are always fairly high. Single player mode is a great way to build up your rank and earn parts, but online mode is where Chromehounds shines. Being part of a squad and a specific force in the virtual war gives the game a much more personal feel, and keeps people from getting lost in the sea of the thousands of other players. The music, sound effects, graphics, and gameplay are top-notch, and although it doesn't scream next-gen, Chromehounds stands out as one of the first 360 games to feel like a complete, original, and polished experience. The game is not for everyone, though, as it moves at a slow pace, has a relatively steep learning curve, and focuses heavily on strategy as opposed to more arcade-style games. The servers are also quite glitchy but hopfully Sega can iron their bugs out before too long. Expand
  3. Jan 2, 2014
    10
    Hands-down the greatest mech game ever published. COuld the overheating system have been better? Of course! But, that's why the community gotHands-down the greatest mech game ever published. COuld the overheating system have been better? Of course! But, that's why the community got so psyched for a second game, only to be let down. (Please that second game) Expand
  4. J.David
    Jul 17, 2006
    9
    excellent game. the lighting effects are gorgeous! the game play is addictive and ultimately satsifying. earning your uprgrades for a fully excellent game. the lighting effects are gorgeous! the game play is addictive and ultimately satsifying. earning your uprgrades for a fully customized mech is akin to crack or nicotine. this game is everything that the mechassault games for the original xbox should have been. dig the physics on this bad-boy. xbox live is fun again! Expand
  5. MikeK.
    Sep 1, 2006
    8
    Fairly good game if you like tactical gameplay and complete customization (as in no 2 mechs are exactly alike). Decent graphics, although not Fairly good game if you like tactical gameplay and complete customization (as in no 2 mechs are exactly alike). Decent graphics, although not quite up to the standard of games like Elder Scrolls 4 and the like. Main complaint is the slow-paced nature, but that tends to come with the territory on a tactical shooter. Absolutely *do not buy* if you do not have Xbox Live as the offline campaign is a glorified tutorial, short and extremely boring. Expand
  6. May 27, 2014
    7
    Would give an 8 or so for the Multi. 7 or maybe 6 for Single/Campaign. However, with the servers now being down (I miss you, Chromehounds)Would give an 8 or so for the Multi. 7 or maybe 6 for Single/Campaign. However, with the servers now being down (I miss you, Chromehounds) my favorite builds are unplayable (due to some parts being from the 'online' portion) in Campaign. Oh well, still one of my fav mech games, so many hours in the garage! Expand
  7. BrettS.
    Jul 20, 2006
    0
    This game was horriable, slow moving mechs to action, can't tell friendlies for baddies, and a slow rate of fire, not one mech had a This game was horriable, slow moving mechs to action, can't tell friendlies for baddies, and a slow rate of fire, not one mech had a fast firing gun. Not even worth renting. Online was okay, but plagued with the same slow moving action. Expand

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