• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jul 11, 2006

Mixed or average reviews - based on 60 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 60
  2. Negative: 2 out of 60
  1. 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. Chromehounds delivers on almost every level and is one of the better titles to have been released on the Xbox 360 this year.
  3. For those of you looking for a giant robot game that's distinct, exciting, deep, and eminently customizable, as long as you're willing to play with others, Chromehounds is what you've been waiting for.
  4. HOUND building is borderline therapeutic. Slow in areas, but never for trivial reasons.
  5. The fact that up to 20 players can compete against each other at one time with no lag is impressive.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 43
  2. Negative: 6 out of 43
  1. AnthonyW.
    Aug 14, 2006
    I am a sucker for mech games; however there are other things to consider. Obviously there are a few flaws to look at. First off the non-Live game play (training mode) is both frustrating and boring. The story can be easily passed by with out a look back. Some of the missions would make you believe that your mech has some sort of speed associated with it when it comes to having you move to different places on the map. There where several missions that would advise you to move to a location to defend it or for the best firing positions but by the time you made it to the location you fail the mission. I understand this is Mech chess and not Armored Core reaction based Gundam Wing fighting, so I don Full Review »
  2. Andyman
    Jul 21, 2006
    I will be a happy man the day From Software starts making their mech games as fun to play as they are to look at. Where is the head's-up target acquisition system? Where are the elaborate next-gen explosions? Where is the intuitive mech design and customization interface? Simply put, WHERE IS THE FUN? You'd think that From Software would have this genre completely mastered by now. After all, they've been making mech games for over a decade now. Chromehounds is a heavy-mech-sized disappointment. Full Review »
  3. Jan 2, 2014
    Hands-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) Full Review »