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  • Summary: Pilot the most powerful weapon of the 31st century--a 40-foot tall walking tank called a BattleMech. MechAssault is a third-person action shooter that features fully destructible environments, a powerful array of upgradeable BattleMechs, and dynamic mission-based gameplay. MechAssault alsoPilot the most powerful weapon of the 31st century--a 40-foot tall walking tank called a BattleMech. MechAssault is a third-person action shooter that features fully destructible environments, a powerful array of upgradeable BattleMechs, and dynamic mission-based gameplay. MechAssault also includes complete Xbox online and split-screen multiplay capabilities, so you can taunt the competition or strategize with a teammate with full voice communication support. Prepare yourself for some devastating, metal-crunching warfare. Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. After playing this game you’ll understand exactly why, short of a crate of opium-laced Snickers bars, nothing is more satisfying than leveling city blocks by the dozen with a 50-ton robot.
  2. A work of art that surpasses any mech game that I've ever played despite the lack of customization options.
  3. Just pick up a copy of MechAssault, along with an Xbox Live starter kit, and the wonders of online gaming on the powerful Xbox await you.
  4. MechAssault delivers and looks absolutely brilliant doing it. [Dec 2002, p.75]
  5. It's graphically superior, and you'll feel like you've lost a few pounds after some of the more rigorous battles.
  6. The control and missions revolve around simply blowing things up, but after the novelty of reducing everything to a cinder fades, what players are left with is an average shooter.
  7. And the compelling nature of the online game is thanks to the same simplicity that makes the single-player game utterly forgettable. Simple to pick up and understand, the game mechanics allow the player to concentrate on the strategies of the various online games and immerse themselves in an action-based flow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. LizardKing
    Dec 13, 2002
    10
    Awesome!!!!!
  2. Brian
    Dec 11, 2002
    10
    Awesome game, even better online, but good offline as well.
  3. JacobK.
    Jun 8, 2004
    10
    I like the name, it compares perfectly to the game, its a cool name, cool game. Its says "Assault", it has a lot of assault in it. It says I like the name, it compares perfectly to the game, its a cool name, cool game. Its says "Assault", it has a lot of assault in it. It says "Mech", The wholegame is about mechs! Expand
  4. JohnL.
    Nov 16, 2002
    9
    Very Very Addicting! Must Have XBOX LIVE! Really nice game. Best game for LIVE right now.
  5. EricS.
    Jul 6, 2003
    9
    The graphics, weapons, etc. are great. But the campaign could have been better.
  6. EvanS.
    Feb 26, 2003
    8
    Good game. Remindes me fondly of my days playing mechwarrior 2. I was somewhat disappointed that it was more of a FPS than previous Good game. Remindes me fondly of my days playing mechwarrior 2. I was somewhat disappointed that it was more of a FPS than previous mechwarrior games. All in all GOOD GAME. Expand
  7. Dan
    Nov 20, 2002
    2
    Ugh. In order to play this game you must have broadband. What kind of crud is that?

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