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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] War World is a fast-paced third-person shooter that combines a unique blend of heart-pumping action and tactical gameplay, introducing an entirely new genre to XLA. War World throws players directly into combat on the battlefield of a war-torn planet. Control one of 10 different Mechanoids, each with special abilities, and wreak havoc throughout the 100-level single-player campaign. Imagine a planet dedicated just to the art of war. This third-person shooter combines both single-player and multiplayer into one action-packed downloadable game. The game features four multiplayer game modes for up to eight players (Capture the Flag, Bomb Assault, Death Match, and Team Death Match) and a huge single-player campaign War World. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. Overall War World is a reasonably fun, good looking XBLA title. The biggest problem is mech balance, which hopefully can be fixed in a later patch.
  2. You’ll certainly enjoy the explosive chaos of these Unreal Tournament–style battles; but with only four game modes and limited match options, even blowing your opponents to smithereens can get boring.
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    War World is a game that almost everyone should pass on. If you are a fan of mech games, options like MechAssault or Chromehounds are a smarter choice than War World.
  4. War World is an uninspired mech combat game that isn't worth your time.
  5. If you're a fan of online multiplayer slaughter, then it's a safe bet that you've already got plenty of games that do the same thing as War World, and do it a lot better.
  6. Sadly, War World holds your attention about as long as a paperclip and a Post-It note. [Issue#39]
  7. Speedy shooter much in common with cack like "Outrigger." Get your mech fix elsewhere. [Christmas 2008, p.94]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. KhristianR.
    Oct 1, 2008
    I first saw this on the New arrivals and thought, whats this. The minute I put it on, I was impressed. The detail easily rivals some of the Xbox 360 main standard games set, even surpasses some of them in certain areas. Basically you choose a robot and go to fight. There's a choice of 10, whether you opt for speed, weaponry, armour or a huge but slow robot depends on your likes. The single player campaign has 100 missions. a hell of a lot, it feels like an old arcade game where you had waves of enemies, only for the breaks between missions. Each robot has different weapons so its up to you to choose. Also are the multiplayer modes, they really are very very good. An 8 player online match really adds to the fun. It feels in certain areas an update of Armored Core and Future Cop LAPD for the next generation and thats a good thing. It could have benefited with a split screen option, maybe they'll put this as an update. For £6.80 its a bargain and I hope Third Wave Games get a lot of recognition and make more games of this quality. Download it you won't be disapointed. Expand
  2. Kenny
    Oct 1, 2008
    Better than some of the major games out there. Its fun and if you like blowing crap up its worth it. Great online ops to.
  3. JoeJohnson
    Oct 11, 2008
    Multiplayer is where War World shines. Its very fast and super fun battling your friends online. The graphics of War World are amazing, easily the best looking game on Xbox Live Arcade. It is totally worth the 800 points. I would recommend getting this title. But do not judge it on the demo. The demo is way to short to show off the quality of this game. Expand
  4. BenN.
    Oct 4, 2008
    This games feels incomplete. Very little instruction (and the instructions - control based - that do exist are deeply misleading), gameplsy is flawed and shallow. It's a well presented game as the ingame graphics are fairly inpressive for xbla. Disapointing. Expand