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  • Summary: The year is 2171 A.D. Humanity has reached for the stars once more. Keen to seize a controlling stake in this as yet unconquered region, the global superpowers have raced to build orbital elevators, swiftly turning the emptiness of space into a tangle of surveillance satellite networks and military way stations. Back on the surface, while nations no longer engage in all-out war, border skirmishes have become the more frequent. On these ever-shifting front lines, armored humanoid battle vehicles - code named "wanzers" (from "wanderpanzer") - have proven to ber the unrivaled kings. History has taught us that wherever humanity goes, war is sure to follow...and in this technological age, there is nowhere man cannot go. From the creative minds of Square Enix and Double Helix Games, FRONT MISSION EVOLVED brings the classic FRONT MISSION franchise into an action-packed third-person shooter that gives players full control of a massive humanoid war machine-the wanzer. Players battle through intense combat situations as they explore an immersive world in both the single player campaign and online multiplayer. [Square Enix] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 52
  2. Negative: 9 out of 52
  1. Oct 20, 2010
    78
    Front Mission Evolved ditches the previous entries' turn-based tactical gameplay in favor of third-person action. While a few signature series staples remain, such as a convoluted political storyline and tons of customization options, the fast-paced mech combat makes blowing the crap out of stuff far more accessible and fun.
  2. Oct 21, 2010
    70
    If you're a fan of mech combat, and customization, Front Mission Evolved is definitely one you should look into.
  3. Oct 20, 2010
    67
    Front Mission: Evolved uses the undeniable charm of giant robots, and offers an interesting action experience. But as an action title fails in some important aspects, and its multiplayer doesn't have enough modes.
  4. Oct 20, 2010
    60
    There are emblems to collect in the story and ranks to crawl through in multiplayer, but Front Mission Evolved just feels like a flat experience.
  5. Jan 13, 2011
    53
    Sadly, Square isn't going to gain any new fans or followers of the series with this iteration of a very mediocre third person shooter which is sad as I'm sure good intentions were behind making Evolved.
  6. Oct 25, 2010
    50
    With sluggish controls and tedious gameplay it's hard to recommend Front Mission Evolved to anyone.
  7. Jan 5, 2011
    30
    Front Mission Evolved is anything but an evolution. There is no room for tactics in this sleep inducing and frustrating third person shooter. The end bosses are a pain in the ass, customizing your robot useless and the campaign is way too easy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Oct 1, 2010
    9
    If you rate this game just based on fun and gameplay then it's a 9. Not perfect, but pretty dang fantastic and extremely satisfying. If you include the story in the rating, then it becomes a 7.5. Front Mission Evolved does a fantastic job of bringing the core of the Front Mission series into a fast paced "arcadey" action game. The controls are tight and responsive and the weapons hit with the impact and power you would expect from a 30 ft tall Wanzer (aka, mech). The game stays very true to it's roots with it's Wanzer customization and Skills systems. There's a lot of depth there for the player who wants to try out different combinations of weapons, parts, and skills. And if you just want to jump in and start blowing stuff up then there are plenty of prebuilt Wanzers that are plenty effective. The best part about the online play is that all of the different weapon types are balanced well against each other. This means that each match is filled with players using a variety of different weapons instead of everyone using the same loadout, which keeps the game feeling fresh. The worst part is that higher level players have access to gear that is just plain better, which can mean that sometimes you can lose a match due to the enemy having better gear instead of being out skilled. As for the story, I won't say much. It's bad. Painfully bad. Bottom line, the game is great fun. But know what you're getting into. Expand
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    9
    Even if I'm a fan of the classics FM (turn based) I'm gonna giving this game a 9/10 'cuz it's fun and enough well made. Graphics are good, sound is not bad, controls are smooth and gameplay is fun, the story and characters are not the best out there, at least not fun and charmful as in FM3 but neither too bad. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2010
    7
    I enjoyed this game, i didn't expect much and was suprised at how good the voice acting and character animation was (considering i thought it'd be poop). Mechs are a bit samey and boring, but a fun and pretty challenging game. Worthy of a rental, Online is dead already. 7 Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2010
    6
    I am a huge fan of the giant robot genre and get excited whenever a new game is released that let's me indulge in my fetish, but Front Mission Evolved is another one of those games that doesn't do much to help the genre gain any ground with fans. The story and characters are your typical archetypes riped straight out of any anime and the dialog is so terrible and fake that I believe my 11 year old cousin could write more realistic and meaningful lines. I actually started to skip the cuts scenes due to how painful there were to watch. On the bright side, Front Mission Evolved actually delivers in the gameplay department. The controls felt quick and responsive and I actually felt like I was piloting a giant robot. Combat is fast and rewarding with big explosions and a sense of accomplishment when you take out 4-5 wanzers on your own. Enemy AI is decent, doing a good job of bombarding you with an endless stream of missiles and charging in for a quick melee strike when you leave them an opening. Overall I did enjoy the game, especially multiplayer. Mech customization is a blast and always a big selling point for the genre. I just wish multiplayer was more robust and would take a note from Call of Duty and give the player a sense of progression and reward them. There has been a major hole where Chrome Hounds once was for multiplayer mech action and the first game to fill it properly will be sitting pretty with the fans.

    To sum up, forgetful story, terrible characters, and painful dialog only hinders what is actually a pretty fun game. If you like giant robots blowing each other up and want to burn a weekend into some fun multiplayer go rent it or grab it used.
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  5. Oct 27, 2010
    4
    I don't understand the mixed or positive reviews on this particular game. This review will undoubtedly end up in the Negative portion. I felt insulted while playing Front Mission Evolved. The multiplayer was uninspiring and bland, while the environments appeared to have been transplanted from some unnamed SNES game. Maybe somewhere deep inside this horrible atrocity there's a point I'm missing, but there's no way i'd risk looking for it. I feel much safer returning it to the store for half of what I paid. Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2012
    3
    Cool I get to customize my own Wanzer!? Well, sort of. The thing is that you can customize to some extent but each level has a mandatory customization. The stickers for the Wanzer seemed like a really cool collectable, but it turns out they are so far and few between that getting them is trivial at best. The whole plot of the game was so LAME!!! **Spoiler alert*** There is this supposedly ultra-powerful system that causes one of the main characters to have deep seeded regrets about using it and killing a bunch of people, and you get to use it to. Thing is- it has no apparent advantage. Its not powerful at all! Its the crappiest ultimate weapon you could possibly conceive of. The game is ridiculously repetitive. Its the same thing over and over again. There is no learning curve in the game. It is all basically the same level except for the very last boss which is so ridiculously hard. This is not a game I would recommend. Expand
  7. Dec 25, 2012
    1
    The worst game I got for my Xbox 360, they ruined everything and turned it into a shooter game, it is far from being as good as Front Mission 3, its is far from being a good game anyway. Expand